Chapter 06: Music

EPOV

Life went on as usual. We moved and then we moved again. When we reached Florida I knew that this would be the last move for me. We weren’t getting any younger and I could feel it in my bones that this was the last stop. I don’t know why I had the feeling but words that my mom had said to me years before had come flooding back to me in a mere thought.

“You will know it when it is time to settle down and plant roots; everything that you have ever wanted will be there for the taking. It will be a time where you know everything is right and the one that you love will be there for you to grow old with. Be patient my son, all good things come to those who wait.”

So naturally I waited.

When we found the house in Apalachicola, I knew I found my forever house. It was big enough to have a family in but it was also big enough for the three of us with our significant others if we found one. It was the one stipulation I had when we were looking and if I wanted to buy it I could so I made sure we found a house to rent with an option to buy. After the first month there I knew I found the home that would be with me till the end so I contacted our landlord and used the option to buy before even our second month was coming due.

After that I started to renovate the interior and exterior. It was a bit tough some days since we worked at night and rested during the day. The workers that came by the house thought we were vampires because of our hours but they arranged it so the mornings were quieter so we could get some sleep and they did the heavy (noisy) contraction in the afternoon and on the weekends. It worked out and I had paid extra to Edgington just for that.

The house looked great as I expedited it to, it was beyond any of my expectations and it was all done within a month.

Formal Living room and dining room

Formal Living room and dining room

Kitchen, but only one side of it the other side is open to the eat in bar, pictured below.

Kitchen, but only one side of it the other side is open to the eat in bar, pictured below.

Florida room/play room, plus the eat in bar is connected to the kitchen

Florida room/play room, plus the eat in bar is connected to the kitchen

outside shot: longboat Jacuzzi

outside shot: longboat Jacuzzi

outside shot: pool area

outside shot: pool area

 

It was during this long month that Alcide and Pam started the ‘Name that Tune” game at work. I thought for sure it would be nonsense, but it wasn’t because they had a formidable opponent who answered them correctly every night. She was a sweet timid little thing to listen to. I thought her drawl was adorable and I would get lost in her words like I use to do with Sookie and then it dawn on me one night that it sounded just like her.

But then I thought how could that be, why would she be in Florida. Then again my mother’s words hit me like a freight train, maybe she was here and that is why I was drawn to this house and this town.

I could wait it out… I had to… There was no way for me to find out who SB was without asking her outright and I never talked to the callers since I didn’t want to be drawn in again like before. I couldn’t stand the hurt the first time around and I did not want to go through it again.

So when Pam and Alcide were stumped on how to proceed next with the game, I gave them my idea of changing it up a bit, making it trickier. Well needless to say it did not work. She passed it with flying colors so to speak, it was when she called in after we tried to stump her that she told she was not a DJ. So we were stumped.

However on the fifth night is when she pulled a move on us, by calling in herself and asking the question(s) that she did.

I got them both correct but when I answered her back with the phrase from the Creed song that she had already quoted from, that is when I knew for sure it was Sookie. It had to be her, I heard her call me Eric in a whisper but I told Alcide I didn’t.

I hated lying to him but I didn’t want to push her. If she wanted to take it slow I would let her. She was the one in control and I didn’t want to lose her again.

So we continued the game as normal and it was during this time that she changed it up on us. She would call in and ask us questions every other night.

It was fun and I think this is what Victor had wanted us to do and it manifested by itself without having to ask her.

But the other thing she started doing was dedications to us every night at 11pm, which meant she had to call in early to set it up with Jake the nighttime DJ who was on before us. Pam tried to catch the caller but she would change up the time she called in each night. After the second one I knew it was her when she gave the initials SS, I knew her maiden name was Stackhouse and everything fit in to place. Plus she picked perfect songs for Pam. I chuckled when I heard them because the words fit our Mistress of Darkness well.

But the icing on the cake was the songs she has dedicated to Alcide. I knew without a doubt it was her. Plus when Alcide asked her what she did for a living it was made perfectly clear to me it was definitely her.

I knew she was a music teacher in Louisiana, so everything made perfect sense. Alcide and Pam never said anything to me but when she finally dedicated songs to me I was over the moon. So the only thing I knew that I could do was answer her back with a song letting her know I figured her out.

So I did a dedication too: To Sookie, you are the one that got away, Daughtry’s, ‘Crashed’ from Eric.

But I don’t know if I pushed her too hard she never called in Wednesday night and I was scared she ran away from me, AGAIN.

But come Thursday I decided I was going to make amends with another song but she beat me to the punch. I was floored by what was waiting for me.

When I arrived Jake handed me a single Red Rose with a CD attached to it with a note from Sookie.

In it read.

You have my heart, you always did and this is a song that I listen to all the time that speaks to me about us. I hope you feel the same way. Here is a little bit but listen to the CD please.

Time, is going by, so much faster than I,
And I’m starting to regret not spending all of it with you.
Now I’m, wondering why, I’ve kept this bottled inside,
So I’m starting to regret not telling all of this to you.
So if I haven’t yet, I’ve gotta let you know…”

 

I didn’t have to listen to the song I already knew it by heart I felt the same way, the song was Nickelback’s ‘Never Gonna be Alone’. So I did the only thing I could do since I couldn’t send her a card or a flower, I answered her in kind, with another Nickelback song- ‘I’d Come for You’.

I hope she understood.

“Sookie this song is dedicated to you. I Love You and I always have. Always Eric”

Just One more moment, that’s all that’s needed.
Like wounded soldiers in need of healing.
Time to be honest, this time I’m pleading
Please don’t dwell on it, cause I didn’t mean it.

I cant believe I said I’d lay our love on the ground
But it doesn’t matter cause I’ve made it up forgive me now
Everyday I spend away my soul’s inside out
Gotta be someway that I can make it up to you now, somehow.

By now you’d know that I’d come for you
No one but you, yes I’d come for you
But only if you told me to
And I’d fight for you
I’d lie, it’s true
Give my life for you
You know I’d always come for you.

I was blindfolded, but now I’m seeing
My mind was closing, now I’m believing
I finally know just what it means to let someone in
To see the side of me that no one does or ever will
So if you’re ever lost and find yourself all alone
I’d search forever just to bring you home,
Here and now this I vow.

By now you’d know that I’d come for you
No one but you, yes I’d come for you
But only if you told me to
And I’d fight for you
I’d lie, it’s true
Give my life for you
You know I’d always come for you
You know I’d always come for you.

No matter what gets in my way
As long as there’s still life in me
No matter what, remember you know I’ll always come for you.

Yes I’d come for you, no one but you,
Yes I’d come for you
But only if you told me to.

And I’d fight for you
I’d lie, it’s true
Give my life for you
You know I’d always come for you.

No matter what gets in my way
As long as there’s still life in me
No matter what, remember you know I’ll always come for you
I’d crawl across this world for you
Do anything you want me to

Now all I would have to do is wait to see how she answered back. Whether it is through words or music I knew we would get together somehow, I would just have to be patient, time was on my side.

It felt right and it was best.

Now it was just a waiting game, but the music played on.

 

Nickelback’s “Never Gonna Be Alone”

Nickelback’s “I’d Come for You”

 

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10 thoughts on “Chapter 06: Music

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    • thanks, yes they had more feelings for one another than they wanted to give into, then but it was another life for them and too many variables, but they will be working their way towards one another soon. KY

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  3. Oh great now Eric and Sookie only have to see each other! I hope Sookie will the brave one and show up at the radio station! Alcide’s pam’s and Eric’s house is FANTASTIC! I want to live there too! Would they mind another roommate!

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