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The Secret Lives of Vampires

Post  Aslinn Dhan on September 5th 2011, 6:22 pm

Here are the secret communiques between Eric and Bill within the Sookie Books...They come from the Sookie Companion and I am including them here for your perusal....

Dead Until Dark

To: Eric Northman,
Sheriff of Area Five, LA
Dear Eric,
With the permission of Sophie-Anne Leclerq, Queen of Louisiana, I will be returning to
claim my ancestral home in Bon Temps.
Sincerely,
William Compton
~~~
TO: WILLIAM COMPTON
DEAR BILL,
LONG TIME NO SEE. AS YOU KNOW, THE VAMPIRES IN MY AREA PAY
THEIR FEALTY BY WORKING AT FANGTASIA. PLEASE CONTACT PAM TO
SET UP YOUR SCHEDULE.
ERIC NORTHMAN
~~~
To: Eric Northman,
Sheriff of Area Five, LA
Dear Eric,
I understand that your vampires may offer a tithe as an alternative to working at
Fangtasia. I have other obligations and fear I will not have the time to dedicate to your club.
Sincerely,
William Compton
~~~
TO: WILLIAM COMPTON
DEAR BILL,
A TITHE IS ACCEPTABLE, BUT I WOULD MUCH PREFER YOUR TIME AT
FANGTASIA. AS A FORMER CONFEDERATE SOLDIER YOU WOULD BE
QUITE A DRAW. I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE WORK TO DO FOR THE
QUEEN, BUT SURELY YOU CAN SPARE ME, YOUR SHERIFF, SOME OF YOUR
VALUABLE TIME AS WELL.
ERIC NORTHMAN
~~~
To: Eric Northman,
Sheriff of Area Five, LA
Dear Eric,
Please find enclosed my certified check for six months’ tithe.
Sincerely,
William Compton
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill.”
BILL: “Eric.”
ERIC: “I need you to bring your human to Fangtasia tomorrow night.”
BILL: “Why?”
ERIC: “I need her services.”
BILL: “Eric, you know she is mine.”
ERIC: “Of course, Bill. There will be none of that.”
BILL: “Then why?”
ERIC: “It is enough that I am sheriff and I order you to bring her.”
BILL: “Eric . . .”
ERIC: “Bill, you know it will be much better if you bring her willingly. You
wouldn’t want me to have to send someone to get her, would you?” (Silence.)
BILL: “We will be there.”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric.
BILL: “Eric.”
ERIC: “Bill.”
BILL: “I received your gift.”
ERIC: “And you’re calling to thank me. It was my pleasure, Bill.”
BILL: “I’ve sent her back unopened.”
ERIC: “You didn’t like her?”
BILL: “I have no need for her.”
ERIC: “I see. I’ll have to find some other way to show my appreciation to you
and your human.”
BILL: “That’s not necessary. I’ll consider your absence in our lives reward
enough.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Congratulations on your new position as Area Five Investigator, Bill. I
had not realized you had such aspirations.”
BILL: “I thought it wise to secure a position.”
ERIC: “Technically, you now work for me.”
BILL: “Technically, I work for Sophie-Anne, as do you.”
ERIC: “Yes, I suppose you are right.” Pause. “I understand your human has
captured a killer. She’s quite resilient.”
BILL: “Indeed she is. Don’t float around her windows anymore, Eric. It makes
her uncomfortable.”

Living Dead in Dallas

TO: WILLIAM COMPTON,
AREA FIVE INVESTIGATOR
INVESTIGATOR COMPTON,
YOU ARE SUMMONED TO A MEETING WITH ME AT FANGTASIA
TOMORROW NIGHT.
ERIC NORTHMAN

~~~
In person at the meeting:
BILL: “Why am I here, Eric?”
ERIC: “Area Six in Texas has need of your services.”
BILL: “For what purpose?”
ERIC: “A vampire is missing, a nest mate of the Area Six sheriff. You and
Sookie will help locate him.”
BILL: “Sookie?”
ERIC: “Yes, per our agreement, Sookie will assist us.”
BILL: “I believe her agreement was that she would assist you.”
ERIC: “And so she shall. It will be of assistance to me to have the sheriff of
Area Six in my debt. You will bring Sookie here tomorrow night, and I will inform
her of the assignment.”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric after Sookie’s escape from the Fellowship of the Sun.
BILL: “Eric, we have raided the Fellowship. Sookie has gone but there is a dead
man with her scent. I believe she had help escaping. We came upon a car accident.
Sookie and a shifter were in the car and they were taken to the hospital, but
Sookie’s name disappeared from their computers even as I asked about her.”
ERIC: “I’ll go outside and check for her. Perhaps she is unwilling to enter by
herself.”
BILL: “Or unable.”
ERIC: “She is strong, Bill. She will be found.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill later that same evening.
ERIC: “Bill, she is here. Some shapeshifters brought her in.”
BILL: “How is she? Is she badly injured?”
ERIC: “Battered but walking.”
BILL: “Can she get into our room? I will be right there.”
ERIC: “Bill, I’ll take her up and start doctoring.”
BILL: “Don’t try anything, Eric. She is mine.”
ERIC: “Bill.”
BILL: “I mean it, Eric. This is not the time for your games. I will be there
shortly.”
ERIC: “All right then. Good-bye.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, the shifters in Dallas have contacted Stan about compensation for
their aid. He feels their demands are too much, and I agree. I need you to go back to
Dallas and parley with them.”
BILL: “You made the original deal with them, Eric. Surely this is your
responsibility.”
ERIC: “I have another, more important matter to attend to.”
BILL: “And that would be?”
ERIC: “The maenad was not satisfied with our tribute. While you are in Dallas
negotiating with the shifters, I will be in the woods of Bon Temps negotiating with
her.”
BILL: “Your tribute was substandard?”
ERIC: “Our tribute was a perfectly acceptable bull, a magnificent specimen, and
I didn’t hear you making any better suggestions. She is just being difficult, as usual.
I can only be grateful that she has remained in Bon Temps for whatever reason.
There’s been no sign of her in Shreveport, and I’d like to keep it that way.”
BILL: “I’ll fly to Dallas this evening.”
ERIC: “I may ask Sookie to join me as a sign of good faith that I understood the
importance of Callisto’s message to me.”
BILL: “I would prefer you didn’t.”
ERIC: “Ah, but nonetheless, I still may.”
BILL: “Eric, once again, I remind you that she is mine.”
ERIC: “For now.”
BILL: “And you will do nothing to change that.”
ERIC: “For now.”
BILL: “Eric, even you cannot so flout the rules.”
ERIC: “Of course not, Bill. I accept that Sookie is yours, by her own choice. But
should she ever indicate that she is no longer interested in that status...”
BILL: “That won’t happen.”
ERIC: “But if it should?”
BILL: “Then you would be within the rules to pursue her yourself.”
ERIC: “Exactly.”
BILL: “But you agree that you will not make overtures?”
ERIC: “I agree.”

Club Dead

Phone: Bill calling Eric.
BILL: “Eric.”
ERIC: “Bill.”
BILL: “Lorena has summoned me. I will be leaving the area for a short time to
see what she wants.”
ERIC: “It’s been quite some time since you’ve seen her, hasn’t it?”
BILL: “Yes.”
ERIC: “Hmmm. Have you told Sookie?”
BILL: “I have told her that I am leaving on business.”
ERIC: “Tsk, tsk. Lying to her already?”
BILL: “What I tell Sookie is none of your concern, Eric. I am merely informing
you that I am leaving your area. You would have known about Lorena soon
enough.”
ERIC: “What of your work for Sophie-Anne?”
BILL: “I’ll take care of it.”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Fangtasia.
PAM: “Fangtasia.”
BILL: “Pam, it’s Bill.”
PAM: “Hi, Bill. Do you want to speak to Eric? He’s in his office.”
BILL: “No. I don’t need to speak to Eric. Pam, I am in Mississippi. Lorena has
called me, and I . . . I am with her again. I need to make arrangements for Sookie.”
PAM: “Arrangements?”
BILL: “For her future.”
PAM: “One that does not include you?”
BILL: “Yes. I will be returning to set things up for her. It will have to be a short
trip. I don’t want Lorena to know about Sookie. She’s not... She wouldn’t approve.”
PAM: “I see. Well, I don’t approve of this, Bill. I don’t usually care about
keeping secrets from humans, but Sookie is valuable and keeping things from her
will discourage her from working for us in the future. It would be much better to
keep her cooperation.”
BILL: “This is how it must be, Pam. Please let Eric know that I will be staying
with Lorena and that I will contact Sophie-Anne myself. I’ll speak to you again
when I get back.”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric after their return to Louisiana.
BILL: “Eric, I’ve spoken with Sophie-Anne. You have nothing to worry about.”
ERIC: “Good. I believe I’ll visit Sookie this evening, see how she is.”
BILL: “I’ll probably see you at her house, then.”

Dead to the World

TO: WILLIAM COMPTON,
AREA FIVE INVESTIGATOR
BILL,
PER SOPHIE-ANNE’S ORDERS I HAVE CONTACTED SEVERAL VAMPIRES
I KNOW IN PERU AND ARRANGED YOUR SAFE PASSAGE. YOU WILL BE
MET AT THE AIRPORT IN LIMA. AFTER THAT, I BELIEVE YOU HAVE MADE
YOUR OWN ARRANGEMENTS. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW
YEAR. I MUST SAY THAT I AM SURPRISED THAT YOU ARE NOT SPENDING
THE HOLIDAYS WITH SOOKIE. HUMANS HOLD THIS TIME IN SUCH
REGARD.
ERIC NORTHMAN,
SHERIFF OF AREA FIVE
~~~
To: Eric Northman,
Sheriff of Area Five
Thank you for your prompt attention. I’m certain our queen appreciates it. You’ve
often said you enjoy having people in your debt, so perhaps you can use this to your
advantage. Since I imagine you’ve never celebrated Christian holidays, I’m surprised by
your well wishes.
William Compton
~~~
TO: WILLIAM COMPTON
ONLY A FOOL WOULD USE AN ASSIGNMENT FROM THE QUEEN AS
LEVERAGE, AND AS YOU KNOW, I AM NO FOOL. SHE SEEMS CONVINCED
THAT YOUR DATABASE WILL BE NOT ONLY A VALUABLE TOOL IN HER
BUSINESS DEALINGS BUT ALSO A PROFITABLE ENTERPRISE IN GENERAL.
CONGRATULATIONS, BILL, YOU’RE NOW A BONA FIDE COMPUTER
WHATEVER-YOU-ARE. GOOD TO SEE THOSE NIGHT CLASSES PAID OFF. AS
FOR MY HOLIDAY WISHES, NEVER LET IT BE SAID THAT I CANNOT ADAPT
TO MY ENVIRONMENT. CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS ARE IMPORTANT TO
HUMANS—SUCH AS SOOKIE. I WONDER HOW SHE’LL BE CELEBRATING?
RUMOR HAS IT YOU TWO ARE NO LONGER INVOLVED, SO PERHAPS I’LL
DROP BY TO MAKE CERTAIN SHE’S NOT ALONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
ALL MY BEST,
ERIC
~~~
To: Eric Northman,
Sheriff of Area Five
Dear Eric,
Fuck off.
Bill

Dead as a Doornail

Phone: Bill calling Eric.
BILL: “Eric, I understand one of your vampires is staying at Sookie’s house.”
ERIC: “I loaned my new bartender to Sam Merlotte. So he’s staying at Sookie’s?
Good. I want him to keep an eye on her.”
BILL: “Why?”
ERIC: “I have my reasons.”
BILL: “Well, he has not done a good job ‘keeping an eye on her.’ Her house was
set on fire last night.”
ERIC: “Did she get out?”
BILL: “Yes. But she was not rescued by your ‘Charles.’ She was rescued by a
fairy. She was able to wake Sookie and get her out of the house.”
ERIC : “She?” Pause. “A female fairy. Sookie certainly has interesting friends.”
BILL: “Charles did manage to kill the culprit. He was carrying a Fellowship
membership card.”
ERIC: “I see. I’ll need to have a talk with Charles.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, I understand that Sookie is no longer staying at your house.”
BILL : “True. We had a little . . . misunderstanding.”
ERIC: “So you brought a date into Merlotte’s.”
BILL: “I am free to see whomever I please.”
ERIC: “And who is it you are pleasing, Bill? She was attractive in her own
way.”
BILL: “No one you know.”
ERIC: “It’s no matter. She was not my type. Where is Sookie staying?”
BILL : “Her brother’s.”
ERIC: “I doubt that will last very long. Please keep me informed as to where
she winds up while her house is being repaired. Charles remains at your house?”
BILL: “Yes. I have a place for him to sleep.”
ERIC: “Good. Have you seen Mickey?”
BILL: “I’ve heard he’s in town.”
ERIC: “He’s involved with Sookie’s friend Tara.”
BILL: “That won’t end well.”
ERIC: “No, I’m quite certain it won’t.”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric.
BILL: “Eric, Sookie has been shot.”
ERIC: “Is she all right?”
BILL: “She will recover. I spent the night with her in the hospital.”
ERIC: “Just to keep her safe, I suppose.”
BILL: “Sookie is staying at one of Sam Merlotte’s rental houses. I believe that a
fairy picked her up from the hospital.”
ERIC: “The same fairy who rescued her from the fire?”
BILL: “I don’t believe so. From all reports, this one was very much a male.”
ERIC : “Very much a male?”
BILL: “Apparently a quite attractive male.”
ERIC: “So yet another fairy. Interesting.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, I’m at Merlotte’s rental with Sookie. Mickey broke in. He was
angry because I called Salome.”
BILL: “Is Sookie all right?”
ERIC: “We ask each other that a lot, don’t we? Yes, Sookie is fine. She had to
invite him in because he had her friend, but once they were both inside she
rescinded his invitation. I’ve already let Salome know that he is on the run.”
BILL: “She’ll have him soon.”
ERIC: “Undoubtedly. Right now, we need supplies to repair the window for
the night.”
BILL: “I’ll be there shortly.”
~~~

Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, have you heard anything about Sookie in an alley with a naked
man?”
BILL: “Yes.”
ERIC: “And?”
BILL: “And what? Sookie was in an alley with a naked man. And the woman
who was shooting the shifters. I assume the naked man was a shifter as well. There
was also a dog, so Sam was there, too.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, are you in Bon Temps?”
BILL: “No, I’m with Selah in Clarice.”
ERIC: “I need information from your database.”
BILL: “I have my laptop. Give me a few minutes.”
ERIC: “Look up Charles Twining.”
BILL: “Charles? Didn’t you . . . ?”
ERIC: “Now, Bill.”
BILL: “Charles Twining. His sire was . . . Eric, his sire is dead, but he is pledged
to Hot Rain.”
ERIC: “Goddammit!”
BILL: “How could you have sent him to Sookie without checking him out?”
ERIC: “I did. I called Russell. He thought Charles had been at his home.
Fucking idiot!”
BILL: “You or Russell?”
ERIC: “I’m sending Bubba to Merlotte’s to warn Sookie.”
BILL: “I’ll return to Merlotte’s immediately.”
ERIC: “No. She just needs to stay clear of Charles until I deal with Hot Rain.
Killing Charles after Long Shadow’s death would not go well for either of us. I’m
calling his ruler now to advise them that he has gone against the ruling and sought
revenge.”

One Word Answer

Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, Bubba has told me that Sophie-Anne was at Sookie’s house, and
the two of you killed a wrinkled, red-eyed vampire. What the hell is he talking
about?”
BILL: “Sophie-Anne was at Sookie’s house, and Bubba and I killed a wrinkled,
red-eyed vampire.”
ERIC: “Bill…”
BILL: “Cataliades arrived to inform Sookie of her cousin Hadley’s death.”
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ERIC: “The queen’s favorite was Sookie’s cousin?”
BILL: “Yes.”
ERIC: “Why wasn’t this information in your vaunted database?”
BILL: “Including information about the queen’s favorite didn’t seem like a
good idea, Eric.”
ERIC: “I see your point. A red-eyed, wrinkly... Wait, you and Bubba killed
Waldo?”
BILL: “Yes.”
ERIC: “May I ask why?”
BILL: “He killed Hadley. The queen brought him here so that Sookie could
exact vengeance.”
ERIC: “But you did it instead.”
BILL: “Sookie could not bring herself to do it and was sending him back to the
queen. He attacked her, and I took care of it for her.”
ERIC: “I thought Sophie-Anne was there.”
BILL: “She was. She remained in the car until after we staked Waldo.”
ERIC: “Interesting.”
BILL: “Indeed. Sookie knew she was in the car. I cannot help but feel that
Sookie was actually in control of the situation more than we realized at the time.”
ERIC: “It wouldn’t surprise me. She has unexpected depths.”
BILL: “Indeed.”

Definitely Dead

Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, is Sookie going to New Orleans to see about her cousin’s estate?”
BILL: “Why don’t you ask her yourself ?”
ERIC: “Since you are such a good neighbor and keep such a close eye on her, I
thought you might know.”
BILL: “I don’t.”

~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “I thought you’d want to know that Sookie finally arrived back at
Hadley’s apartment safely.”
BILL: “I am aware, although safely is a relative term. Why have you done this,
Eric?”
ERIC: “She deserved to know.”
BILL: “So you told her the moment you found out. If you wanted to destroy
whatever chance I had with Sookie, couldn’t you have at least waited until she was
not bleeding in a hospital?”
ERIC: “I did not do it to—”
BILL: “Bullshit. You did it to make her hate me so that you could proceed with
her without my interference. Unfortunately for you, there is already another man
interested in Sookie, one who is not constrained by vampire politics as I am.”
ERIC: “Quinn.”
BILL: “Yes, Quinn. He should give you a run for your money, and at this
moment, I can only wish him well.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, you may be interested in knowing that an ectoplasmic
reconstruction was performed at Hadley’s apartment last night to try to discover
who turned the Were, Jake Purifoy.”
BILL: “I know.”
ERIC: “You seem to know a lot, Bill.”
BILL: “Does that bother you, Eric?”
ERIC: “It bothers me that you entered my territory on an assignment from the
queen that I was not made aware of.”
BILL: “You’ll have to take that up with Sophie-Anne.”

All Together Dead

TO: WILLIAM COMPTON
BY THE ORDER OF OUR QUEEN, YOU ARE SUMMONED TO A MEETING
WITH ANDRE PAUL TOMORROW NIGHT AT FANGTASIA.
ERIC NORTHMAN,
SHERIFF OF AREA FIVE
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill.”
BILL: “Eric.”
ERIC: “Quinn is in town.”
BILL: “Yes.”
ERIC: “Is he with Sookie?”
BILL: “Is that any of your business, Eric?”
ERIC: “I like to know who my employees are associating with.”
BILL: “Your employee? I believe that Sookie is in the employ of the queen, not
you. If Sophie-Anne calls to ask me who Sookie is spending time with, then I’ll see
what I can find out. Not until then.”
ERIC: “As if you don’t already know.” (Silence.) “Need I remind you that you
are still a resident in my territory?”
BILL: “I remember that quite well, Eric. I am also in the employment of the
queen and am too busy performing my duties in preparation for the summit to spy
for you. And as you well know, Sophie-Anne trumps you every time.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, did you go upstairs? What has happened?”
BILL: “There has been trouble on Jennifer Cater’s floor. I believe the Arkansas
vampires are all dead, except perhaps one.”
ERIC: “Well. That’s certainly convenient.”
BILL : “My thoughts exactly.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “The trial is going forward. Meet us in the exhibit room where the
wedding was held.”
BILL: “Has Sookie been contacted?”
ERIC: “Yes, Andre sent her a message. He’ll wait for her and escort her in. We
will kneel before our queen to show our support.”
~~~
In person:
ERIC: “Please get a picture of Kyle Perkins to Sookie. Tomorrow she will be
looking for the place where Kyle learned to throw the arrows with such accuracy.”
BILL: “I’ll provide the locations of the local archery ranges as well.”
ERIC: “Good thinking. You can leave them for her at the front desk.”
~~~
In person:
ERIC: “Sookie and Barry found the archery range, but the employees have been
killed and the security tapes destroyed.”
BILL: “Who else knew you were sending Sookie out to look?”
ERIC: “That’s the question, isn’t it?”
BILL: “I’m a judge for the first judicial sessions, so I must go. Think this over
carefully, Eric: Who is the enemy here?”

From Dead to Worse

Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, did you see a strange vampire at the Bellefleur wedding?”
BILL: “I saw several who were not familiar to me. They were mainly business
associates of Portia’s groom. Is there one in particular you are asking about?”
ERIC: “Sookie has told me of an Asian vampire called Jonathan who claimed
he had heard a lot about her and is staying in the area. He told her that he had
checked in with me, but he has not. I’m concerned that he would bother to lie.”
BILL: “I’ll see what I can find in the database, but Asian and the first name
Jonathan are not much to go on. If that even really is his name.”
ERIC: “I’m seeing Sookie tomorrow night. I’ll see if she can remember anything
more about him.”
BILL: “You’re seeing Sookie? I thought she was still with Quinn.”
ERIC: “She hasn’t heard from him since Rhodes, but this is not that kind of
seeing. I’m introducing her to someone who wishes to meet her.”
BILL: “Someone who wants to meet her? Is this someone you trust?”
ERIC: “Yes.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, have you discovered anything?
BILL: “I’m still working on it. I’ve eliminated several possibilities and am
pursuing several others.”
ERIC: “Something is definitely going on.”
BILL: “Did something else happen?”
ERIC: “Yes. We were attacked on the way home.”
BILL: “Vampire?”
ERIC: “Were.”
BILL: “But you still think there is some connection?”
ERIC: “I don’t know.”
BILL: “Was the assailant after you or Sookie?”
ERIC: “I took the bullet, but I believe he was after Sookie.”
BILL: “Do you still trust this person you took her to meet?”
ERIC: “Yes. He would do nothing to harm her.”
BILL: “I’ll continue my research and call you as soon as I find anything
definite.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, the Shreveport pack is divided and going to war. I believe the
attack on the way home the other night was part of that, an attempt to kill a friend
of the pack, because Sookie is Alcide’s friend, not Furnan’s, although I’m not
certain she considers Alcide a friend.”
BILL: “That makes sense, but it doesn’t explain the vampire Jonathan at the
wedding. Is Sookie being attacked on two fronts? The last time she was stalked by a
vampire, it was because of the death of Long Shadow. Has your disagreement with
Hot Rain been resolved? Or is he even more determined now that his child and his
acquired child have met their final death?”
ERIC: “The judgment was upheld, and I have heard nothing more from Hot
Rain since Twining’s death. After losing two I don’t think he will send any more
after us.”
BILL: “Then who?”
ERIC: “That’s what we need to find out.”
BILL: “What of the pack war?”
ERIC: “Despite the bullet I took, it is none of our affair. We will intercede only
for vampire interests or to protect Sookie.”
BILL: “Understood.”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric.
BILL: “Eric, the Were situation has been resolved. Alcide Herveaux is now
packmaster of the Shreveport pack.”
ERIC: “I assume Sookie is fine.”
BILL: “Yes. Merlotte was there to protect her, and I understand Claudine
stepped in as well.”
ERIC: “Claudine. Of course she would.”
BILL: “I’m told the vampire Jonathan has been seen in other places.”
ERIC: “He has. He had even come to Fangtasia, coincidentally enough on a rare
night I was not there. I’m very suspicious. We are not in a strong position with
Sophie-Anne disabled and Andre dead.”
BILL: “You are the strongest sheriff of the four of you.”
ERIC: “Yes.”
BILL: “Yet you do not wish to lead.”
ERIC: “No.”
BILL: “Then we can only do what we can with what we have.”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric.
ERIC’S VOICE MAIL: “It is Eric. Leave a message.”
BILL: “Eric, Pam was unable to contact Cleo. She has gone to Fangtasia. Call us
as soon as you get this message.”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric.
ERIC’S VOICE MAIL: “It is Eric. Leave a message.”
BILL: “Eric, the Las Vegas vamps are attempting a takeover. They have already
attacked some of the other sheriffs and are surrounding Fangtasia as we speak. I’m
here at Sookie’s. Call me!”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric.
BILL: “Do you have time to speak with me, Eric?”
ERIC: “You phrased that so well, Bill. Yes, I am alone. In my car, in fact.
Hosting Felipe and his entourage has been rather stressful, so I decided to take a
drive.”
BILL: “Who was Sookie trying to call?”
ERIC: “When?”
BILL: “Don’t be evasive, Eric. When you knocked her phone from her hand.”
ERIC: “Ah, well, perhaps it’s better that you know. You are closest to her if she
needs help. She was calling her great-grandfather.”
BILL: “Sookie has no living great-grandparents.”
ERIC: “Actually, she does. His name is Niall Brigant.”
BILL: “Niall Brigant, as in Prince of the Fairies?”
ERIC: “I didn’t know you knew him.”
BILL: “I don’t, but I’ve heard of him. Well, that explains some things, doesn’t
it?”
ERIC: “Yes. So now there is yet another player in the game.”
BILL: “Yes, but is he friend or foe?”
ERIC: “I get the distinct impression that he will be friend to Sookie’s friends
and enemy to her enemies. But I could not involve him in our battle. That would
have been the end for too many of us. On both sides.”
BILL: “I agree.”
ERIC: “While I have you, I did want to give you a heads-up that Felipe wants
to meet with you to discuss your database business.”
BILL: “When?”
ERIC: “Within the next week. I’d advise you to drive a hard bargain. He is
enterprising, and I’m certain he will want you to branch out into other computer
endeavors. And for the time being, at least, I believe he is willing to be more
generous than Sophie-Anne to keep you content.”
BILL: “I’ll await his call. Thank you.”
ERIC: “You’re welcome.”

Dead and Gone

To: WCompton@vmail.com
From: Eric@Fangtasia.com 02:15 am
Bill,
I’ve gotten word that the shifters will reveal live on TV in three nights while
local shifters simultaneously change at several public venues. I will be sending as
many vampires as I can to keep an eye on the situation and lend aid if needed. I
will personally watch as Alcide Herveaux shifts at the Shamrock Casino. I’ll send
Clancy to you to watch over Merlotte’s as Sam and Tray Dawson shift.
Eric
~~~
To: Eric@Fangtasia.com
From: WCompton@vmail.com 02:35 am
Eric,
So we are going with the “enemy of my enemy is my friend” philosophy? Allying
ourselves not so much as with the shifters as possibly against the humans? I do see the
reasoning behind it, and I’ll be at Merlotte’s with Clancy watching the reveal. BTW, glad to
see you’ve finally moved communication into the twenty-first century.
Bill
~~~
To: WCompton@vmail.com
From: Eric@Fangtasia.com 02:40 am
Pam insisted I start using e-mail. What the hell is BTW?
~~~
To: Eric@Fangtasia.com
From: WCompton@vmail.com 02:42 am
By The Way.
~~~
To: WCompton@vmail.com
From: Eric@Fangtasia.com 02:44 am
So why don’t you just type “by the way”?
~~~
To: Eric@Fangtasia.com
From: WCompton@vmail.com 02:47 am
It’s faster to abbreviate.
~~~
To: WCompton@vmail.com
From: Eric@Fangtasia.com 02:48 am
Obviously not, if one has to ask what the meanings are.
~~~
To: Eric@Fangtasia.com
From: WCompton@vmail.com 02:50 am
Get a list of them from Pam.
~~~
To: WCompton@vmail.com
From: Eric@Fangtasia.com 02:51 am
I hate computers.
~~~
To: WCompton@vmail.com
From: Eric@Fangtasia.com 06:01 pm
Bill,
I assume by now you’ve heard that Merlotte’s mother was injured by her
husband when she revealed her second self. He has gone to her, leaving Sookie to
mind the bar, and now her brother’s wife, Christy, has been found nailed to a cross
in the parking lot. I don’t know what to make of all this, but, needless to say, keep
your eyes and ears open.
Eric
~~~
To: Eric@Fangtasia.com
From: WCompton@vmail.com 06:13 pm
Her name was Crystal. I will keep watch over Sookie.
Bill
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, get to Sookie’s immediately. Quinn has entered the area without
permission, and you are to make certain he does not harass Sookie in any way.
Keep him from her if you can.”
BILL: “I’m on my way to her house.”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric.
BILL: “Eric, Sookie has been taken by fairies. I believe it was the ones called
Lochlan and Neave. You must contact Niall, tell him to come to her house so we
can track her. Now, Eric, NOW.”
ERIC: “I’ll call him and then come find you.”

Dead in the Family

Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, how are you feeling?”
BILL: “Not well.”
ERIC: “Victor is expecting a sales report for the database.”
BILL: “There are orders. They need to be packaged.”
ERIC: “Do you need help?”
BILL: “Yes.”
ERIC: “I’ll send Felicia over to your house several times a week to assist you.
She can also give you blood while she is there. Perhaps that will help you heal.”
BILL: “Thank you.”
ERIC: “Bill?”
BILL: “What?”
ERIC: “If Sookie had died, I would let you suffer.”
BILL: “If Sookie had died, I would already be dead.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, I need your help dealing with Victor. Come to my house Thursday
night.”
BILL: “You need my help?”
ERIC: “I need your knowledge of computers. Bobby and Pam have been
backing up all of Area Five’s financial records on the computer. I want several
copies and I want them to be safe. And I want to be able to tell if anyone tries to
access them. Can you do that?”
BILL: “Bobby can’t?”
ERIC: “I would like you to do this.”
BILL: “Of course. I’ll be there after Fangtasia closes.”
ERIC: “Should I send Pam to get you?”
BILL: “Pam? Not Felicia?”
ERIC: “Not Felicia, not for this.”
BILL: “I see.” Pause. “No. I can drive.”
ERIC: “It might be a good idea for you to drive around a bit, make certain
you’re not followed.”
BILL: “Do you believe we are all being watched?”
ERIC: “I’m certain Victor knows you’ve been . . . ill and staying close to home.
If you suddenly drive to Shreveport, he may hear of it. I don’t feel like coming up
with an explanation.”
BILL: “You really are concerned, aren’t you?”
ERIC: “Yes. For us all. Victor has already sent Sandy back to Vegas and is
running the entire state himself from New Orleans. I would not be surprised if he
has bigger plans. Area Five’s dealings must be aboveboard and strictly accounted.
There can be no reason for Felipe to doubt us, no way for Victor to cast aspersions
upon us.”
BILL: “I’ll take steps to ensure I am not followed.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Bill, have you seen either Bruno or Corinna lately?”
BILL: “No. Why?”
ERIC: “I’ve heard rumors that they are missing from New Orleans.”
BILL: “And . . . ?”
ERIC: “And I was wondering if by chance you’d seen them, if they’d stopped
by.”
BILL: “No, they did not. Have you seen them?”
ERIC: “No, I can honestly say that I have not.”
BILL: “I see.”
ERIC: “In fact, I cannot imagine why Victor’s second would be in my area
without my knowledge.”
BILL: “Of course not. It would be a violation of protocol.”
ERIC: “Indeed it would. And any of my people would be well within their
rights to defend themselves if they were accosted by Victor’s second.”
BILL: “Absolutely.”
ERIC: “Yes, so it’s a good thing that no one has seen them in the area.
However, it’s probably best that you don’t speak of this to anyone.”
BILL: “Speak of what?”
ERIC: “Exactly.”
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric.
BILL: “I’m calling to inform you that I have a visitor. She arrived Saturday
night and will be staying with me for a week or so.”
ERIC: “She?”
BILL: “Yes. Judith Vardamon, my . . . Lorena’s other child.”
ERIC: “Well. This is a good thing for you, is it not? You already sound
stronger.”
BILL: “Yes. I’m feeling much better. Please thank Felicia for me. She was here
just before Judith arrived and has been a great help, but I will no longer need her.”
ERIC: “I’ll let her know.”
BILL: “Forgive me, Eric, but you don’t sound yourself. I know I have been out
of sorts these past weeks, but is there something I should know? Have there been
more problems with Victor?”
ERIC: “I only wish it were Victor. You are not the only one with family visitors,
Bill. My maker has arrived with his child. Things are not going well.”
BILL: “I see.”
ERIC: “He is my maker. It is not for me to advise him; he must reach his own
conclusions. He’s trying, but the child is . . . I see this ending badly. But he’s . . .
He’s my maker.”
BILL: “I remember the feeling all too well, Eric.”
ERIC: “I imagine you do. She would have been of help to you now, though.”
BILL: “I would rather die than have asked her. If Sookie had not contacted
Judith, I would never have bothered her after what Lorena did to her, did to us
both.”
ERIC: “Sookie contacted her?”
BILL: “Yes. She got Judith’s e-mail from my database and told her I was ill and
needed her. She and Judith then spoke when Judith arrived. Judith was much
relieved to know that Lorena had met her final death, and surprised it was at
Sookie’s hands. She was most impressed.”
ERIC: “Sookie is most impressive. Bobby has just arrived with some paperwork
for me. Felicia is with him, so I will pass along your thanks. Good night, Bill.”
BILL: “Good night, Eric.”
~~~

Phone: Bill calling Eric.
BILL: “Eric, we’ve just arrived home. What happened at Sookie’s tonight? All
was quiet when we went out, but now there are strange scents through the woods.”
ERIC: “My maker has met his final death, Bill. His child as well.”
BILL: “This is not what you wanted?”
ERIC: “I don’t know. I feel strangely free.” Pause. “What is it like to live
without your maker, Bill? How did you feel when Lorena died?”
BILL: “She had been torturing me, Eric. When she died, I felt relief. Afterward,
I felt somewhat adrift. I imagine it is much like any child when a parent dies, even
if the parent was a poor one.”
ERIC: “I cannot remember a time when I did not feel Ocella’s presence, but I
did not hate him.”
BILL: “I believe I hated Lorena, as much as a vampire can hate their maker.
Twice she took me from a woman I loved.” (Silence.)
BILL: “I take it Sookie is all right?”
ERIC: “Yes. I left her with her fairy cousin and uncle.”
BILL: “Her uncle? I thought he was dangerous.”
ERIC: “He was bespelled, and he was freed tonight as well. He killed a fairy
who meant Sookie harm, a fairy who killed Ocella instead.” Pause. “Bobby and
Felicia are also dead. Bobby died trying to protect me.”
BILL: “I’m sorry, Eric.”
ERIC: “So am I. Pam was injured but is recovering.”
BILL: “Eric, is there anything I can do?”
ERIC: “Perhaps you could look through Bobby’s computer, help Pam with
what needs to be taken care of until I find another daytime employee.”
BILL: “Of course. Shall we come to Fangtasia tonight?”
ERIC: “Please. I need to rely on you and Pam while I am attending to Ocella’s
final arrangements, Bill. I cannot afford to let anything slide. We cannot afford it.
Victor remains a threat to us all.”
BILL: “I’ll see you tonight.”

Dead Reckoning

To: Eric@Fangtasia.com
From: WCompton@vmail.com 05:33 am
This is to inform you that Judith Vardamon is no longer staying in Area Five.
William Compton
~~~
To: WCompton@vmail.com
From: Eric@Fangtasia.com 05:46 am
Lost another one, Bill?
Eric
~~~
To: Eric@Fangtasia.com
From: WCompton@vmail.com 05:52 am
GFY. Let me know if you need help with that abbreviation, Sheriff.
Bill
~~~
Phone: Bill calling Eric.
BILL: “I had an interesting discussion with Sookie after you left.”
ERIC: “She talks to you too much.”
BILL: “Perhaps you talk to her too little. I assume you’re trying to get out of the
contract.”
ERIC: “Of course I am.”
BILL: “Be sure to let me know how that goes. Have a good sleep, Eric.”
~~~
Phone: Eric calling Bill.
ERIC: “Did my wife get safely home?”
BILL: “Of course. But from what I understand, she may not be your wife for
much longer, Consort.”
ERIC: “Watch yourself, Bill.”
BILL: “A queen. Bad enough any marriage, but I doubt a queen will release
you, Eric. I understand that Pam had to push you into telling her.” (Silence.)
BILL: “Just as you pushed me. As my human neighbors say, ‘What goes
around comes around.’ Now you know how it feels to be forced by a queen to
betray Sookie.”
ERIC: “I did not betray Sookie. This was Ocella’s doing, not mine.”
BILL: “I actually do understand your loyalty to your maker, Eric. I even respect
that you still wish to honor his word. Nonetheless, Sookie will see it as a betrayal.
And your treatment of her tonight didn’t help.”
ERIC: “Don’t think this means you will get her back, Bill.”
BILL: “Perhaps not. But I do take pleasure in the possibility that you won’t
keep her, either.”







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Post  Aolani on September 5th 2011, 6:32 pm

Wonderful addition Aslinn! Thanks! Now if only those email addresses were real, LOL! Shrug

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Post  Violet on September 5th 2011, 7:54 pm

Thanks for posting this!

I like that Eric learned how to use email and didn't know what BTW was. There was an abbreviation I didn't get, though. I'm tempted to email Bill's address and ask him, what is GFY?

I think I read this too fast but it didn't sound like Bill and Eric. Or maybe I'm not used to them talking to each other so much. From all of this it does seem like they need/care for each other (though they would never admit it). Very interesting.
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Post  Aolani on September 5th 2011, 7:59 pm

ROFL! Um, GYF is short for Go F*ck Yourself Rofl

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Post  Violet on September 5th 2011, 8:03 pm

Awesome Bill!
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