A/N: Hi guys, remember this one? I know, I know, this has been a looong time coming, but I apologise because I just can’t force myself to write something that doesn’t seem to want to be written. It comes when it comes, but I am sorry for the wait, because as a reader myself there is literally nothing worse than when a writer flip-flops and pisses off on a story half written! So, if you’re still here, I thank you a thousand times, and I’d love it if you’d let me know how you like it or don’t like it! *Kisses*
When we last left TDWD –
I unzipped the bag to find an envelope taped onto the hanger, with my name on it.
I opened it to find a cheque also with my name on it, and twenty-five grand addressed to me.
Both girls’ eyes went wide, and I didn’t have time to think, I just handed Holly the bag and sprinted down the hallway, ignoring the elevator in favour of the stairs. Her car was still parked out front when I got there. I wasted no time, and jumped in.
“Eric? What the hell!” she said, startled.
“I…um…”I tried to catch my breath, “I thought we talked about this. I don’t want the money. I never really did this for the money, Sookie.”
She just rolled her eyes and uncrossed her legs, “I know, but a deal is a deal, Eric. I want you to take it. Just, take it.”
“No. I told you –”
“Dude, seriously, stop. I need you to just agree with me on this and get out of the car so I can go!”
“No, not until you take it back.”
We both sat looking at each other, well, glaring would be a better word really.
“Neither of us are gonna give in, are we?” she asked and I nodded ‘no’. She sighed looking out her window, and then looking back at me.
“You’ve got to make things difficult for me, huh?”
“They wouldn’t be if you’d just look at this as a friend doing you a favour and leave it at that.”
“But there was a contract!”
“Fuck the contract,” I said and she looked at me, unable to contain her smirk.
“Can’t do that, imagine the paper cuts…” I just smiled, enjoying the fact that I could smell her perfume from where I sat. I never know what it was, but I always knew I loved it.
“You should come inside, meet my friends, give Em’ the dress yourself. You worked really hard on it and I know she’d love to see you?”
Ok so she was asleep, but hey, if it got her inside…
“I shouldn’t I mean I’d be just dropping in like that, It would be rude.”
“I’m inviting you, I mean technically I didn’t invite anyone upstairs tonight, they all kinda just showed up to help and now won’t leave.”
“I don’t really know, Eric, it’ll be awkward.”
I just furrowed my brows at her, “I remember you walking into parties at fashion week and ruling the room, this is just a fraction of that.”
“Yeah but I was in work mode, work me is a bitch in case you failed to notice. Bitches get stuff done.”
“Okay, so, take Tina Fey’s advice again and maybe get stuff done, but be less bitchy about it. Amelia is dying to hang out with ‘the’ Sookie Stackhouse, and Sam’s girl is really sweet, they won’t bite if you don’t, I promise.”
“Oh she’s Sam’s girlfriend? Oh… I thought…” she shook her head, “never mind…”
She looked thoughtful about what I asked and a little embarrassed by what I assumed she was assuming about who Holly was, but in the end I could see she decided against it. She wasn’t ready.
“Maybe another time?” She suggested gently.
“If you insist, I’m pretty sure Terry is two more beers away from breaking into song, it’s always a hilarious treat. You’re missing out.”
“Definitely another time, then?”
“Sure. In fact, I’m taking Em’ trick or treating tomorrow night at six after her little school party, you should come.”
“Oh… um… really?”
“Yeah, I mean there’s free candy, what else do you need?”
She smiled big and real, I loved that smile.
“Do I get to dress up?”
“Well, it’s kind of a requirement for this sort of thing.”
“Really, so… what do you dress up as?”
“You’ll just have to show up, and find out for yourself won’t you?”
She pursed her lips holding back a smirk, “are you flirting with me?”
“I don’t know is it working?”
She just rolled her eyes, “I’ll see you at six, Eric.”
I guess it did.
“Good, cool, see you at six…” I said before I made my way out of the car.
Well this Halloween was certainly shaping up to be a whole lot less scary than last year, that’s for sure. I watched her car pull out of its parking spot and drive away, and it wasn’t until I got into the elevator that I realized I had one hell of a grin on my face. Not only had I my brand new room, with my brand new giant bed to look forward too, I had Sookie – in a costume to look forward to, too. So far, already the best Halloween ever!