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18 August 2009 @ 09:24 pm
We Touched the Sun (One-shot)  
Title: We Touched the Sun
Rating: K
Fandom: True Blood
Characters/Pairing: Eric/Sookie
Spoilers: 2x09 I Will Rise Up
Summary: "You'll take care of him? Eric?"
Disclaimer: They're not my toys.
Author's note: Good? Bad? Indifferent? I've no idea.

 

“You’ll care for him? Eric?”

Oh, how that question haunted her. Sookie rolled over on her side. Again. She’d done little else in the hours since she’d witnessed Godric’s last moments on Earth. Sleep, despite the fact that she was exhausted, refused to come. At least not in any great quantity. She’d doze off and see Godric going up in flames. Bill, of course, had no such trouble. His corpse-like body lay still and peaceful beside her. Frustrated, Sookie climbed out of the bed and headed for the couch, quietly turning on the television in hopes of distracting herself. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she had no idea what she was watching. Angrily she turned off the offending tv.

 “You’ll care for him? Eric?”

How could Godric ask that of her? Didn’t he know all the terrible things Eric had done to her and those she loved? Didn’t he care? But Sookie realized that Godric did care – about Eric. They had been together for centuries. Godric made Eric. Their bond went beyond mere parent and child. A thousand years was a long time, longer than Sookie could wrap her brain around. They’d shared everything together. And yet, despite Godric’s own ennui and desperation, he was determined that Eric would not share in his fate. Godric knew that Eric didn’t understand why he’d decided to end his existence; he knew that Eric would grieve. So Godric asked the little human girl who’d showed him kindness to extend that kindness to his grief stricken child. How could she refuse him? It was the last wish of a dying man.

Sookie glanced at the clock. Nearly six o’clock. It would be dark soon and they’d finally be headed back to Bon Temps. This trip to Dallas had changed and challenged her in ways she still didn’t understand. A big reason for that lay in the room across the hall. She thought again of the events on the roof. If she hadn’t witnessed Eric’s devastation she wouldn’t have believed it. Her heart broke for him. She knew then that despite her words to Godric she would care for Eric, insomuch as to give him what little comfort she could as he dealt with Godric’s death. Her friends had been a rock for her when Gran passed. She couldn’t let Eric face this chasm alone.

Filled with a renewed sense of purpose, Sookie quietly headed for the bathroom to shower and get dressed. Twenty minutes later, she was across the hall knocking on Eric’s door. There was no answer. She knocked again, louder this time. Still no answer. Sookie glanced at her watch. It was past sunset. On a hunch, Sookie headed for the roof. As she got to the top of the stairs, she saw the tall form of Eric silhouetted against the vestiges of the setting sun. It was a breathtaking sight. Slowly and carefully, Sookie walked over to him. He didn’t knowledge her presence.

“Eric?” she asked quietly.

Silence. She stepped in front of him. There was no trace of anger or sadness in his face, merely resignation. “Eric?”

“You shouldn’t have come.” His eyes remained fixed toward the east. Seeing, she realized with a start, the last thing Godric saw.

Sookie turned and followed his gaze. In her mind’s eye she saw the blue flames. “He was very brave.”

She felt, rather than saw, Eric moved closer to her. He placed a large hand on her shoulder, squeezing gently. “Thank you for staying with him.”

Sookie placed her hand over his. “You’re welcome.”

They stood together in silence watching the sky grow progressively darker. At length, Sookie asked, “Ready to go home?”

“Yes.”

As they descended the stairs, both wondered if life would ever be the same.


 
 
Current Location: Hotel Carmilla
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: You Like Me Too Much - The Beatles
 
 
 
The Sarcastic Kitty: Luciusoresteia on August 19th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
that was bittersweet and will totally be re-read by me again in the near future *hugs fic* *runs off*
michellemtsu: Eric/Sookie - Smilemichellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Good enough to be re-read? Thanks! :)
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michellemtsu: Eric/Sookie - Smilemichellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
*hands over a tissue*

Thanks! :)
kari: alexhopeless_childe on August 19th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
oh Eric.... *snuggle*
michellemtsu: Alexander Skarsgardmichellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
He is in desperate need of a hug. *hugs Eric*
littlespike87 on August 19th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
Oh that was perfect and beautiful
michellemtsu: Eric/ Sookie - I'll Be Finemichellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it!
(no subject) - littlespike87 on August 19th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
Nikki: true blood: eric/sook whenever you're arnikkiwawa79 on August 19th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
Hey :)

This was really beautiful. I think you've captured the emotions so perfectly. Very bittersweet ♥
michellemtsu: Eric/Sookie - Smilemichellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Hi! *waves*

Thanks. I wasn't too sure about this one. I'm glad you liked it!
Della: Eric & Sookie Hand Holdingdracodew17 on August 19th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
This was a nice, quiet piece of reflection and it was very well done. Excellent job! :)
michellemtsu: Eric/Sookie - Smilemichellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
c.: doctor who | david tennantthosehipbones on August 19th, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
“You shouldn’t have come.” His eyes remained fixed toward the east. Seeing, she realized with a start, the last thing Godric saw.

So good! I love how true to the characters this story was. (Especially the blue flames bit haha.)

I have to admit, I feel totally left out when it comes to everyone's Eric/Sookie icons. :(
squidpipe: BAMF Eric+Pamsquidpipe on August 19th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC)
Don't feel left out! You're still awesome 'cause you have a David Tennant icon <3

And to the poster: Lovely fic, very realistic and sad and sweet. Poor Eric. :(
(no subject) - michellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 11:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - michellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
Dawndela the Truebiedawndela on August 19th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
Aw, wow. I really like this. Very sweet, and made me cry a little.
michellemtsu: Eric/Sookie - Comfortmichellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! :)
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Ericsabaceanbabe on August 19th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Quiet and reflective and very well done. Thank you for sharing it.
michellemtsu: Eric - Strangely Intensemichellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! Thanks for reading! :)
DarkBeauty73: Eric black and whitedarkbeauty73 on August 19th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Awesome it bought a tear to my eye, thanks for sharing.
michellemtsu: Eric/Sookie - Comfortmichellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I didn't mean to make anyone cry!
(no subject) - darkbeauty73 on August 22nd, 2009 02:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
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michellemtsu: Eric/Sookie - Smilemichellemtsu on August 19th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Glad you liked it!
Tara: True B Sookie/Bill/Ericcraving_vintage on August 19th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
I like it! :) Very sweet. Thanks for sharing.
michellemtsu: Eric/Sookiemichellemtsu on August 20th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Welcome! Thanks for reading!
sanisanaazzy on September 9th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
That was super brilliant, thank you for sharing!
michellemtsu: Eric - Badassmichellemtsu on September 9th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Welcome! :)
ericlovessookieericlovessookie on December 30th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed this. You did a fantastic job with this!
michellemtsu: Eric/Sookie - Kissmichellemtsu on December 30th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!