129 days or so to go until the Season 4 premiere of True Blood and I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m going crazy! I need a little Viking fix and I need it bad. So in an effort to placate myself I’m reading Book 4, Dead to the World, for the millionth time. If all goes well, my prayers (and sacrificial offerings) will be answered and Season 4 of TB will follow Book 4. Those of you who know me are aware that I freakin WORSHIP Book 4 Eric or as he’s commonly referred to as… amnesiac Eric or as I’m going to refer to him from now on… the REAL Eric!
Bead was nice enough (or crazy enough) to let me blog on her site so I wanted to share my favorite Eric and Sookie moments from Book 4. No I’m not JUST going to write about pages 120 to 126 or about the shower scene to put ALL shower scenes to shame. I warn you that I have crazy random thoughts and I am without a doubt biased towards the Viking God that is Eric Northman. So here are my fave Eric/Sookie moments from DTTW in no particular order! WARNING to those who haven’t read the books, there are spoilers ahead! My apologies to Charlaine Harris if I butcher any of these quotes!
#1 I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been driving home from work only to run across a half-naked Viking vampire with amnesia running down the street. Try never!!! I’m not as lucky as Sookie Stackhouse. “A running man at three in the morning on January first, he was running down the parish road, apparently running for his life…the man was tall, blond, and clad only in blue jeans…But in that moment I realized who he was. I leaped out of the car and took off after him… Eric! I yelled. It’s me!” And so it begins, Sookie gets the best house guest ever!
#2 Going to bed holding hands with Eric! Ah damn you Sookie! I love, love, love this scene cause it shows how much Eric and Sookie trust one another. Eric is under a witches spell, terrified and with no memory of who he is and yet he feels safe with Sookie. Sookie trusts Eric enough to let him sleep in her bed. Sookie may not get to experience the gracious plenty yet, but this is just a freakin adorable moment.
“As I climbed up into the high old bed, the large fly in my personal ointment did the same. Had I actually told him he could get in bed with me? Well, I decided, as I wriggled down under the soft old sheets and the blanket and the comforter, if Eric had designs on me, I was just too tired to care.
“What’s your name?”
“Sookie. Sookie Stackhouse.”
“Thank you, Sookie.”
“Because he sounded so lost-the Eric I knew had never been one to do anything other than assume others should serve him-I patted around under the covers for his hand. When I found it, I slid my own over it. His palm was turned up to meet my palm, and his fingers clasped mine. And though I would not have thought it possible to go to sleep holding hands with a vampire, that’s exactly what I did.”
#3 Eric Northman tells me, I mean Sookie, that she’s beautiful.
“I’m used to people thinking I’m crazy, or at least off mentally. I’m not trying to sound like I think I’m Poor Pitiful Pearl, but I don’t have a lot of fans, and I’m used to that.”
“That confirms my bad opinion of humans in general,” Eric said. He pulled my coat off my shoulders, looked at it with distaste, hung it on the back of one of the chairs pushed in under the kitchen table. “You are beautiful.”
No one had ever looked me in the eyes and said that. I found I had to lower my head. “You are smart, and you are loyal,” he said relentlessly, though I waved a hand to ask him to quit. “You have a sense of fun and adventure.”“Cut it out,” I said.“Make me,” he said. “You have the most beautiful breasts I’ve ever seen. You’re brave.” I put my fingers across his mouth, and his tongue darted out to give them a quick lick. I relaxed against him, feeling the tingle down to my toes. “You’re responsible and hardworking,” he continued. Before he could tell me that I was good about replacing the garbage can liner when I took the garbage out, I replaced my fingers with my lips. “There,” he said softly, after a long moment. “You’re creative too.”For the next hour, he showed me that he, too, was creative.
#4 Eric and Sookie kick some Debbie Pelt arse! Love this part! Psycho Debbie Pelt shows up at Sookie’s house, Eric takes a bullet for Sookie, Sookie kills Debbie and Eric gets rid of the body. Now that’s teamwork!
When I turned on the light, Debbie Pelt was smiling at me.
She had been sitting in the dark at my kitchen table, and she had a gun in her hand.
Without saying a word, she fired at me.
But she’d reckoned without Eric, who was fast, faster than any human. He took the bullet meant for me, and he took it right in the chest. He went down right in front of me…. and I shot Debbie Pelt while she was still staring, shocked, at Eric, who was on his knees and coughing up blood.
#5 Eric and Sookie and “The Shower Scene.” Okay, how many times has everyone read pages 120-126? Memorized the pages? Grabbed the nearest Viking and acted it out? Do I really need to quote a passage here cause there are so many parts I love. It’s the pages that introduced us to phrases such as “a gracious plenty” and “Yikes. Yahoo. Yum.” It’s the pages where we learned that “if there was an international butt competition, Eric would win, hands down-or cheeks up. He would get a large, large trophy.” I just love it when Eric says lover and so does Sookie! The way he said “lover” was like a caress, like he was calling me by a name no other man had ever used before or ever would after. After the events of Club Dead doesn’t Sookie just deserve some fun time with Eric? “…it was beautiful Eric, who desired me, who was hungry for me, in a world that often let me know it could do very well without me.” Yes , “The Shower Scene” is incredible, but it’s actually not my favorite Eric and Sookie moment.
So my FAVORITE moment is towards the end of the book and yes it gives me chills and gets me all teary-eyed. Yah I know I’m a dork! Eric and Sookie are on there way to take down Hallow and her coven and just when I thought I couldn’t adore Eric Northman anymore he utters “We could go back,” he said. In the dome light of the car, his face looked hard as stone. “We could go back to your house. I can stay with you always. We can know each other’s bodies in every way, night after night. I could love you.” His nostrils flared, and he looked suddenly proud. “I could work. You would not be poor. I would help you.”
“Sounds like a marriage,” I said, trying to lighten the atmosphere. But my voice was too shaky.
“Yes,” he said.”
Wow, Sookie has some serious self-control cause I would have grabbed the Viking and headed home so damn fast. I mean seriously Sookie, screw the witches, let them take over BonTemps, did you hear what Eric just said???
So there you have it, my favorite Eric/Sookie moments from DTTW! Keeping my fingers crossed that we see these scenes in Season 4! Agree with me? What was your favorite moment from Dead to the World?