The Demon Is In The Details *One Shot*

*SPOILERS* For those not familiar with the books at this point Sookie has used her Cluviel Dor to save Sam’s life, leaving Eric with no other option but to marry Freyda.  They have a knock down drag out conversation at the hospital where Eric is forced to reveal that he had blackmailed Sam to stay away from her and that he had secretly been planning to turn her into a vampire thereby breaking his promise to her that he would never turn her against her will.

Bill shows up to be the true friend that he has proven himself to be over and over (yes, that was sarcasm) by pointing out that she must love Sam because why else would she have chosen him over Eric.  She also finds out that Eric added another hundred years to his marriage for the promise that Freyda and Felipe will leave her to live out her mortal life in peace.  She is remarkably unmoved at his sacrifice.

Freyda and Felipe agree with the stipulation that the human Sookie Stackhouse is barred from ever setting foot in Oklahoma, on pain of death, and that she will no longer visit Fangtasia again.  Eric sends his child Karin to watch over Sookie for the first year of his time in Oklahoma as his last order before he leaves, because he has also been barred from speaking with his children while he is serving as the Queen’s consort.

I really, really fucking hated all of that.  I like this better….

 

The Demon Is In The Details

After the latest knockdown drag out with Eric I did what any good redneck woman would do.  I went home and got dog drunk.  In vino veritas, or so they say and I looked hard for it, all the way to bottom of my glass, and then to bottom of the gin bottle.  Between the glass and the bottle I caught veritas in glimpses.

I bled with you, not only from the pain but because of the love I have for you…

But you left me…

You are the wife of my heart…

But you left me….

You are my bonded, of course you are mine…

But you left me…

Everyone left me.  They always left me.  I could run the long list but would it matter? The man who was supposed to live forever, who had promised to be mine for the rest of my mortal life had left me.  The rest seemed small in comparison.

Don’t say that, we are not married…

I pushed you away…

You are mine…

I pushed you away…

You don’t own me and what I do is none of your concern…

I pushed you away…

Whatever happens in public it does not change the way I feel for you in my heart.

I pushed you away…before you could leave me because I thought it would hurt less if I was the one who let the hammer down.  I believed that you would go and so I pushed you away…and you went.  I was wrong, it didn’t hurt less.  Nothing had ever hurt me more and I seen some shit go down!

I pushed you away and you left me.

I passed out crying over my stupidity and his last words to me, spinning them around and around with the actions he had taken to secure my future and they did not fit.  Nothing fit here.  Nothing would ever fit here again, because I pushed you away.

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The next day when I awoke with the worst hangover of my life I struggled into the first thing I could find and went on a quest for aspirin.  I couldn’t go to Wal-Mart, too many people, so I went to the small mom and pop on Main that had somehow managed to hang on despite the super store doing it’s very best to run them out of business.  My shields were decimated from the hangover so as soon as I saw my first person I was attacked by their thoughts.

Her grandmother would be rolling over in her grave if she could see her now!

Fucking slut, she likes to fuck them deaders.  She’s afraid of what a real live man can do.

Fucking slut, she looks like she was rode hard and put up wet. 

I ran into the store and moved to the pain meds as fast as possible.  I thought once I got inside it would be better.  I was wrong.

Tsk, Tsk, another wild night out with them bloodsuckers.  She looks like hell.  Bet she is here for iron pills so they can suck on her some more! Fucking leeches!

Trash!

Slut!

Whore!

Finally, turning to Mrs. Jenison behind the counter who was sixty-five if she was a day, I stared her down and reached for my aspirin.  When I approached the counter she looked at me with contempt, searching my neck with her cloudy cataract eyes knowingly, though there was not a bite to be seen.

He must be biting her where it doesn’t show.  Whore!

I managed to not say anything, I just paid for my aspirin and left only to be hit with more of the same outside.  By the time I got back to my house I was shaking.  My mind was racing.  How many times had I declared myself human as though it was something to be proud of?  The universe was punishing me now for my decisions.

The universe had always been punishing me, and when it let up I was right there to fuck myself up in its place.

NO MORE! I thought slamming my hands down on the steering wheel.  “Just no fucking more,” I whispered to myself.  “I can’t do this anymore.”

I had acceptance once and I had pushed it away with both hands and then stood by while it was taken from me.  I had done a great disservice to someone who had cared for me as best he could, who put me first and who stood there patiently as I beat him about the head and face waiting for me to see him.

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Desmond came the day after I called him.  I cut right to the chase.  “I am more than human.  I have the spark.  I want you to help me activate it and then teach me how to wield or put me in touch with those who can.”  He looked at me, and then he argued. I waited until he was done.

“If you refuse me I will go to the crossroads and summon a devil.  This is Plan A, but I will take Plan B if you don’t give me what I want.”

“Why would you sell your soul, child?”

“Because it is all I have left to bargain with if you can’t get this spark thing going.”

“But surely-“

“I am not fucking around here, Desmond.  You started this, you and Fintan and Adele.  I am asking you to help me finish it, and if you can’t or you won’t then leave now and I will move onto Plan B.”  He stared at me a long moment, no doubt reading my mind to see if I was serious.  He must had realized I was because he nodded and then slipped forward in this chair to take my hand.

“You will need to drink my blood.”  I rose immediately and he stood, a confused look on his face.  “Sookie that is the only way.”

“Sit down,” I tossed over my shoulder and kept moving.  “I’m just getting the knife.”

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The tiniest drop mixed in wine had wrapped itself around my DNA and POOF! I was a telepath.  I drank half a cup full of Desmond’s impure demon blood and the world opened itself to me like a lover calling me home.  I slipped inside her and let the transformation begin.

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When I rose a week later Desmond was sitting beside my bed.  I saw him with new eyes and went in to his mind like a hot knife into butter.

She is more demon now than I am, he thought looking at me in wonder.

“Let’s go see,” I said rising quickly and moving outside in a blur of speed that no human eye could follow.  By the time Desmond joined me I was hurling fireballs into the night sky laughing with glee.  At demon speed I moved around the yard, attacking a tree outback and making it explode into flames.   Desmond doused the fire with his magic before it could spread and I looked inside me to see what other handy little things I had picked up.

Turning toward him I tackled him to the ground and held him there as he struggled.  It wasn’t easy but it wasn’t hard either.  As he struggled something primal came forth in me and I rolled off him as I felt my teeth grow sharp and my body convulsed sending out a beam of pure white light into the night sky.

Fae light, I heard him think as he sat up beside.  She has the power of the Fae and the Demon active inside her now.  I stood and tried again to channel this light, attacking the same charred tree I had before, this time it exploded into a million pieces, like lightening had it hit it dead center.

I turned to face him, my sharp smile on display.  He was on his knees in front of me, his face a mixture of terror and awe.  It would have bothered me a week ago.  Now I just accepted it and moved past him back into the house.

There were a few things I would need, but not many.  The rest were memories I no longer wanted from a life where I had pretended to be something less than I was.  I left that night.  I didn’t look back.

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I drove to the Oklahoma border and got a room at some dive motel to rest and change.  I didn’t sleep though, I was so alive it felt like I might never sleep again.  I sat on the bed, and waited.  Tonight I would enter the palace of the queen and offer Eric a choice that he didn’t have before.  If he still wanted me I would kill Freyda where she stood and then if Felipe gave me any problems I would burn his Vegas nest to the ground.

If he wanted me.

I pushed that thought away and focused on the importance of the offer.  He had been trapped and all his choices taken away.  He risked his very life to make sure that had never happened to me. I could do no less for him. Even if he no longer wanted me, I could do no less for Eric Northman.

I smiled as I thought of how I would make my entrance, apparently having picked up a thing or two about dramatics from my vampire over the years.  He may not love anymore but I was sure I would get smile out of him when I blew in and looked at them all introducing myself before I let the fire and magic rain down on anyone who got in my way.

“Howdy, ya’ll, I’m Sookie Stackhouse.  I’m what goes bump in the night.”

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And so we come to the end of the one shots for SVM.  Thank you all for reading and for your wonderful comments and support.  In case you wonder what happens with them here after I can tell you that they do wind up together, eventually, but there is some stuff that happens in between, because if you thought she was a lot to handle before, well, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.  🙂

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31 thoughts on “The Demon Is In The Details *One Shot*

  1. VictoryInTrouble says:

    oh wow! I’ve never read anything about her drinking demon blood but why not? It makes perfect sense! Great job! I have loved all these one-shots. They’ve all been wonderful and so satisfying!

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    • idream3223 says:

      Well, technically, she never did. The demon in her came from what her grandmother did with Fintan and Cataliades. But he told her in the books that she had the spark and that those with the spark were destined for great things. So I figured if a little was good more was better. It was an angle that got dropped in the books, but seemed like something she might do to save someone she cared about, if she reached the tipping point that sent her to wanting something other than a mortal life. Thank you reading. I am glad you liked it 🙂

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  2. Absolutely fabulous! Does that parting AN mean you plan to continue this one??? Are you planning to continue any of the others? I have to say that I will be sad that there will be no more of these wonderful stories waiting to be read, I have enjoyed each and every one of them. Thanks for doing such a great job and righting the wrongs between our favourite couple!

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    • redjane12 says:

      What SHE said and I also interpreted that A/N to infer a continuation of the story with this demon Sookie which frankly is so badass it’s scary… scarily good of course!
      Brilliant one shots rescuing SVM moments of #fail….

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    • switbo says:

      Ditto! Please, please continue this one! I really want to see Freyda get her butt kicked.

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  3. Go Sookie! Thank you so much for writing and sharing these one shots. I can’t wait for any future offerings you may so graciously share. Thank you.

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  4. duckbutt60 says:

    I often wondered what the reason for her being a fairy princess was if not to have some advantage with it. She was royalty in her own right; not a queen like Fredya who probably got the crown through an overthrow and killing of the old monarch. So….why wouldn’t she rant higher than Freyda if she was royalty ” in her bones”??? Another ball dropped by CH –a big-ass one….

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  5. td4bz2 says:

    I know this is a one shot but per your closing it sounds like you will be continuing in some capacity?

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  6. theonemama says:

    Oh my gosh don’t stop there. Loved it, but then I’ve adored each of the one shots you have written lately. Every one of them I have wish for more. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. I hope you take a few of the one shots and decide to continue them.

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  7. gyllene says:

    Great job! Does the end mean you’ll be writing more of this? I’m going to miss your one-shots to fix the SVM universe.

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  8. saldred75 says:

    so they tie together? I’m interested to see how this ties into velvet divorce? love all these one shots and cannot wait for more!!!

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  9. valady1 says:

    Thank you for fixing the mess left in that book. Dare one hope you will continue this one? Would love to see Sookie’s entrance into Freyda’s domain and how she saves Eric from his forced slavery. And Felipe needs to take that copycat Dracula cape and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine. This one shot does seem to be a perfect launching point to carry their story forward. You would be going beyond canon and the only limit your imagination.
    I enjoyed her finally realizing she had a good thing and threw it away. Instead of sinking into a pity party (well, one good drunk, but that’s okay) she put on her big girl panties and took action. Very well done as always.

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  10. mom2goalies says:

    That was crazy good!!! Always wondered why the clause of ‘human’ Sookie not being allowed into OK was never explored but we all know CH dropped the ball on a number of plot points.
    Can’t wait to see what you and your muse share next!

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  11. ericluver says:

    Will miss your wonderful one-shots so much. You’ve done a great job in improving and surpassing anything in the books. Will you be making us a PDF “A Collection of One-Shots by Idream3223”? I plan to re-read them all and it would be super handy to have them all together in chronological order (for my Kindle).
    I know it’s been asked…but I’ll ask again…does the A/N at the end mean we’ll get a continuation of this? I always wondered about that “human Sookie” stipulation in the contract as well. Why specify human?
    Anywho, anything you offer will be gratefully accepted 😄

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  12. gwynwyvar says:

    Absolutely freaking brilliant!
    Love that Mr C was scared of her 🙂

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  13. I’m so sad these are over. They were so good. I enjoyed everyone of them. So many of them could continue. I like how Sookie realized what she lost and chose to fight for it.

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  14. I have to say how much I’ve been loving reading these little fics. This is a Sookie I can get behind. I’m glad she finally opened her eyes and saw everything clearly.

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  15. I’m really going to miss these one-shots! Every time one came up in my inbox I was so excited. As others have said, I hope your A/N meant what we think it does…. I’ve never read a fic that went the demon route for Sookie.

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  16. suzyq591suzy says:

    I agree with the Queen above about your strong rational bad-ass sexy Sookie She would know because her Sookies are strong and sexy and bad-ass just like the Sookies you are writing in these one shots. Maybe when CH wrote her Sookie and used her own personality traits for the character(IMHO) would like to read more on this story 🙂

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  17. estrella75 says:

    Oh. My. God. There has to be more of this one!!

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  18. Awesome…so sad this is going to be the last one!
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful one shots with us—
    Jackie69

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  19. Natsgirl says:

    By haven’t we all had a moment we wished we could do that!! Direct. Strong. Go Sookie Go! Thanks. Great pick me up

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  20. sluggysmom says:

    Oh PLEASE tell me that’s not the end!!

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  21. ashmo2000 says:

    Late is better than never. At least Sookie figured it now rather than hearing she could have done something about when she is 87.

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  22. suzymeinen says:

    Badass!
    I am going to really miss these one shots. I can say that all of them have been some of the best fixes I’ve read. But this Sookie, wow! I love that she is so powerful. I never understood how if she is a princess, has the spark and demon blood that she couldn’t do more. She was told that she would do great things, but I don’t consider marrying Sam great things. I guess CH did. I have my great husband and kids and feel blessed that this is my calling but I don’t think that matches up with Sookie. I thought more of it like she was settling.
    Anyway, awesome work as usual!
    (Btw, you Seriously can not leave an AN like that and not carry on😉)

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  23. kinnik7104 says:

    That’s not it, is it? I want to see Demon Sookie kick ass and take names! LOL Great story!! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Great story. I would love to see Freyda get her butt kicked. Are you planning on continuing this one?

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  26. ncmiss12 says:

    Awesome oneshot! But why did you end it there! I wanted to read about Sookie taking out Fredya and Felipe and saving Eric! One more chappy for this please!

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