The Moon, Ch. 29

**A/N: It has been so long since I either read the books or watched TB for anything other than a bit-scene refresher that I don’t know if the berserkr gift/power concept came from CH, TB, or one of our splendid fanfic writers. I could well have read it in one of their stories back in the day when the Earth was still green. If it did come from a fellow fic-writer, please let me know who it was in the comments so I can give proper attribution to the first fic writer who invented it (that kind of thing is important to me). Now, onward! Allons-y! Other words meaning “Go! Read now”!!**

~~ UPDATE:  It has been suggested by several kind and fantastic readers that the concept of Eric/berserkr could have come from either another fanfic writer OR from TB itself.  (It makes sense for it to have come from both because, honestly, things usually have to be repeated for me to remember them…)  If it did come from “The Norseman’s Women” by valyria (and it is entirely and happily possible, and this kind of situation is one reason I rarely read TB/SVM fics now that I’m in a writing phase) then I’ll gladly send a huge acknowledgment and a dozen virtual roses to valyria.  If it did come from TB, I’ll (still) send them a snarl and a flying middle finger.  To end, I’m making a big deal of this ‘here’ because, to me, attribution of plot points, ideas, and all that kind of thing IS important to me. ~~

A painfully nagging sense of fear and worry drew Sookie out of her nice, cozy nap. Just one more hour screamed her tired body but…Eric?

But he’s…

With a monumental effort she turned her ungainly body over and verified with her eyes what the empty space at her back had already told her – Eric wasn’t there. Earlier when she’d drifted off to sleep she’d been safe and sound in his arms, and while all hadn’t yet been right in the world, things had definitely been better than before.

Now, however, something was decidedly wrong. The chaotic emotions she was receiving from him via their recently somewhat-reestablished bond told her he was frustrated, angry, and worried to the point of being anxious.

Eric was never anxious.

With another heave she finished turning over then quickly thrust her heel out and stretched her calf muscle as hard as she could to belay a sudden but potentially horrendous lower-leg cramp…then cursed when she remembered that she still had up to another four months of that bloated, cramp-prone bullshit.

Eventually the cramp-threat passed and as she breathed a sigh of relief she tried to send Eric what concern and comfort she could. She was worried about him and more than a little curious as to what was going on but didn’t want to divert his attention if he was in the middle of something important.

Then she felt it – another vampire’s void, only it was very, very close. She suppressed a gasp and prepared herself to see who it was because it certainly wasn’t Eric’s void she was sensing.

Sure enough, a quick glance around the softly lit room revealed a strange female vampire standing just inside the doorway staring at her. The expression on the woman’s face was the perfect vampire facade of irritated boredom.

The all-too-familiar urge to pee chose that moment to strike almost as quickly as the near-cramp had, but unfortunately that was the main part of her normal wake-up routine and had nothing to do with the unsmiling presence still watching her.

Common sense told Sookie that if the woman had meant to kill her or harm her in some way, she’d have done so already since vampires with a fang down for murder were not known for simply standing around and staring at their prey while they slept.

With a grunt she hefted herself up on an elbow and held her hand out to the short woman with the dark curly hair. Her void felt old, really old. It reminded her somewhat of Godric, and the memory made her sad.

The woman tilted her head sideways in confusion but remained silent.

Sookie sighed. “Here, help me up. We have to go to the bathroom,” she explained as she patted her stomach. She barely refrained from laughing at the sudden profusion of expressions skating across the confounded vampire’s face.

“Well, come on, pregnant woman here, help me up,” she added with a tinge of impatience. She knew that at any other time she would have found the situation ludicrous but worry about Eric kept her humor at bay.

Obviously baffled, the petite vampire slowly walked forward as though assuring Sookie that she wouldn’t harm her… or wary that the blonde might do something strange herself. Sookie couldn’t tell which.

After gingerly assisting her from the bed, the vampire glanced toward the lit bathroom’s open door – the source of the soft light in the bedroom – in consternation.

At this Sookie had to laugh, albeit shortly.

“Thank you, but I’m fine now. I can handle the rest.” As she turned around, she glanced at the vampire’s face and saw that the woman was clearly relieved.

Sookie closed the door, and as she took care of her needs she probed the bond as best she could in an attempt to figure out what was going on with Eric. Something important had to be happening because she knew he wouldn’t have left her for anything less, especially after what they’d found out earlier that evening.

His worry deescalated to what she could only call “grudging relief”, but the anger and frustration were still as strong as ever. Eventually realizing that she’d find no answers sitting on the toilet, she quickly finished her business.

When she opened the door, she found the vampire standing in front of it, only a couple of feet away. The bafflement and consternation were gone replaced by the traditional if slightly irritated vampire facade once again firmly in place.

Taking the bull by the relieved horns, she nodded.

“Hi, I’m Sookie.”

With a slight nod, the woman replied, “Thalia.”

A small smile brightened the pregnant hybrid’s face. “Thalia. Eric’s mentioned you before. He spoke highly of you but he didn’t say much; you know how he is. I’m glad to meet you.”

Thalia gave Sookie a piercing look as though to judge the veracity of her statement, then nodded again.

Sensing that the woman wasn’t a chatterbox, she bluntly asked, “Ok, no offense, but why are you here? Where’s Eric? What’s going on?”

Thalia, standing stiffly a bit away from the deliciously-scented fairy-hybrid, replied, “Eric called me to guard you, so I am guarding you. That is all I know.”

Sookie snorted. At Thalia’s instantly irritated glare, she snorted again. “I’m translating that to mean you don’t feel at liberty to reveal all you know.”

For a split second Thalia appeared surprised but just as quickly smoothed her expression.

“It’s ok,” Sookie continued as she waddled toward the door. “I get it because I know how vampire politics can be. I’m just worried about Eric. I can feel him through our bond,” she added just in case the elder vampire had been on the wrong side of the .000001 percent chance of missing his scent in her blood, “and he’s frustrated and angry. Something bad had to have happened because he wouldn’t have left me otherwise.”

Thalia blurred to stand between Sookie and the door, then inclined her head in a way the blonde understood to mean that yes, something had happened. The vampire then indicated the door. “Where do you go?”

“Food and information,” she quipped. “I’m going in search of food, and information.”

Sookie caught what could only be a flash of consternation in Thalia’s dark eyes, and reconsidered her plans. Vampires as old as this Thalia were masters at preventing their thoughts and feelings from showing on their faces. She figured that the only reason she’d seen what she had so far was because her actions wouldn’t be considered normal given the situation – the element of surprise had broken through that usual mask vampires preferred.

Just because the woman hadn’t thrown down a clue didn’t mean Sookie couldn’t pick up a hint. Something bad had obviously happened, bad enough that Eric wanted her guarded even in this secret room.   Information could wait if it had to but her baby’s safety couldn’t.

“But if something weird or bad is going on out there, bad enough for Eric to think I needed to be guarded, then ‘out there’ might not be the best place for the three of us, would it? I need something to eat and drink, though, and I’m really dying to find out what’s going on. Well, perhaps “dying” isn’t the best choice of words all things considered…”

The relief Thalia felt was immense and she would have been angry if she’d known how easily it showed on her face. She had heard more than she’d ever wanted to from other vampires’ gossip about this Sookie. Her heritage, her gift, and her bravery and helpfulness to other species were legendary, but so were her childish stupidity and foolish obstinacy.

That Eric had specifically asked it of her was the only reason she had agreed to watch over the hybrid.

Luckily it now seemed that the hybrid had either wised up or grown up, possibly both but Thalia wouldn’t bet on it.

According to the rumors and Eric’s own words and tone a short time ago, he was unnecessarily fond of the obviously breeding female, and had she been dead set against using her common sense the options for detaining her would have been insulting at the very least.

From what Thalia had overheard, ‘out there’ as the breeder called it was categorically off limits until an all-clear was given.

“I will call the manager who will relay your order to the…kitchen,” she replied, not noticeably tripping over the seldom-used word. She prided herself for keeping the relief from her voice.

As Thalia withdrew her phone, Sookie gave a thoughtful hum then held her hand out to stop her.

“The manager here would have to know everything that goes on in this place, right?”

Thalia nodded then waited to see where this was going. She could call that particular somewhat less annoying server in the bar, of course, but had thought going through a superior would better suit the status of Eric’s woman.

“Let’s just call it a hunch but maybe it would be better to not involve her or him. Is there someone else you can call?”

Without bothering to reply, Thalia dialed her phone. When the young vampire answered, she sternly commanded the server to “take her order”, then passed the phone to Sookie.

Instead of attending to the ensuing conversation regarding foods she neither recognized nor cared to, she instead listened to the couple softly chatting in the office above the room.

Eric’s newest progeny was safe, and on his behalf she was glad. Somehow and against her own wishes the youngling might have grown on her the tiniest bit, but she would never tell.

•~•0•~•

Eric immediately blurred to Pamela’s cell.

The first thing he noticed en route was the slightly sweet familiar scent of her blood mixing with the acrid stench of spilled Dae acid.

It nearly hid the harsh, burning odor of silver.

The instincts of the Maker – Pamela’s Maker – that still resided in the magic of his being resurfaced without his bidding, and to his astonishment their former bond exploded in full force.

She was proud, victoriously, magnificently proud, and she felt strangely honored, as well. She apparently sensed his coming, and her weakening presence bolstered fatally.

Her life was ending, finally ending.

In that instant and heedless of the gathering crowd, he blurred into her open cell. Spatters of Dae blood painted most surfaces in the small room and a confusing number of body parts were scattered about like so many pieces of confetti.

His former…his Child lay in the middle of the cell bleeding from too many wounds and too much silver poisoning to heal.

She raised contrite yet proud eyes to meet his as he knelt by her side.

“The bastards tried to take me out,” she whispered hoarsely yet somehow managing to sound insulted, “but I won.”  She paused a moment to gather her strength before continuing.

“For your honor, and to atone for my sins, I won.” Her pride and her relief were clear to the one who Turned her.

A tear formed in Eric’s eye as he beheld his first progeny and felt the gut-wrenching honesty in her statements.

She truly had fought in his honor. She truly had spent her eternity in atoning for her failings.

He swallowed back the largest lump he’d ever had, and took what was left of her bleeding hand in his as he leaned over her prone body to look into her fading eyes.

“You fought well, my Child. You have done me proud.”  With a soft touch and trembling fingers, he brushed the bloody hair from her cheek and forehead.

A beatific glow suffused her face as she heard and felt the emotions behind his words.

“Master, I…I have berserkr…,” she whispered as though she didn’t believe it herself.  “I was…able to…call it, and…and it came over me.”

Eric gasped, then as the hot pride in his progeny welled up he sent it to her in screaming bursts.  He had not thought to live to see the day…

Pamela moved her lips but voiced no sound, so he leaned closer to lessen her struggle.

“Watch…video,” she finally mumbled between lips now barely moving. “Information. Tell Sookie…sorry. Sorry.”

Her wan grip on his hand tightened very slightly.

“Sorry, Eric.”

Her grasp then loosened.

As the tear fell from his eye, another followed, then another.  He took a deep breath, and prepared himself.

“In the name of my Maker, I forgive you. I am glad I Turned you, that I gave you my Blood, and that You Are My Child. As your Maker, I bid you Peace.”

As Eric spoke his final goodbye to his child dying before him, he sent her the strongest, warmest waves of love, pride, and peace possible.

She had fought and fought well in his name, for his honor, and she had even recognized her failings and used her life to right those wrongs as best she could. For those things she deserved to go to her Ending with nothing but love, pride, and peace in her fierce warrior’s heart.

Pamela breathed a last sigh of relief as she basked in the blissful comfort of her Maker’s pure love, and slipped away.

Eric felt the instant he no longer had this child, and the furiously grieving Maker in his soul howled in loss and rage.

That she in her misguided arrogance had deceived him, that she had betrayed Sookie, that she had betrayed him, no longer mattered.

All he felt was the Maker’s searing loss of a long-held child, and it scalded.

When Sookie appeared in a golden flash of light before him and knelt to take him in her arms, he questioned nothing, didn’t even see the look of utter shock on his beloved’s face, but held onto her rounded form for dear life, and grieved.

**A/N: ………………..sorry? A while back Pamela and I had a talk, and she convinced me that not only did she want to go out in a blaze of berserkr glory like Eric would, but that she wanted to redeem herself in her beloved Maker’s eyes as she did so. What do you think?**

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63 thoughts on “The Moon, Ch. 29

  1. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW and yeah awww wow….I love that Pam redeemed herself in the end and as sad as it was I loved that Eric shared his love with her that one last time (ignoring popping sookie fyi) loved that she even tried to help Sookie to even after everything. And Tahlia loved that she came in biased but was willing to be open that maybe Sookie wasn’t the same and wow did I mention wow?

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  3. Love it! I’m so happy Pammy was able to arrive back at a place of love and respect with Eric before she left. She went out with a blaze, the same way she “lived”. I’m so happy Sookie is there for Eric, especially now while he grieves.

    On another note, Thalia is bound to be one pissed off Vampire. Her ward poofed out, probably without notice. Maybe Thalia will calm down by the time Sookie delivers?

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  4. I am glad that Pam could see the error of their ways. I am glad that Eric could say goodbye to a child to be proud of as a maker. Thalia will have to keep his anger and reprimands for herself. Sookie can not do anything else except go next to Eric, feeling what he feels.

    I think the story you are looking for is ‘The Norseman women’, but right now I do not remember the author.

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  5. I think the story you are thinking of is “The Norseman’s Women” by valyria. There may be others, but that one definitely has the berserker element in it. As well as some kickass Sookie, Pam, and Tara.
    I am glad you wrote Pam redeeming herself at the end. It is bittersweet for Eric to lose his child, but then he had already considered her lost because of her actions toward Sookie. Now, at least she atones for what she did and is restored to her maker’s love before she meets her end.

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  6. beautiful ! But Way To Short An Update For How Long I Had To Wait For It.. It Feels A Little Like You Have Lost Interest , I Hope That Is Not The Case …. Thank You For The Update Though , As Always A Good One

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  7. Yes, I had to wipe tears out of my eyes at the end end. Pam truly redeemed herself. You gave her a fitting and perfect end. Poor Thalia won’t know what to think with Sookie popping away to Eric like that. Excellent.

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  9. Excellent chapter, Meridian! You’ve outdone yourself! Yes, even wayward vampire Ingrates are redeemable, and how brave that Pam went out defending those she loved! Very moving chapter; Eric’s grief was palpable (an entire tissue) and his forgiveness will help him get through it along with the support of His fairy. WOW! Thalia is always awesome!
    To my recollection, “berserkr” was used on TB by Eric, however, I can’t point to a specific episode or season. I recall seeing it used in too many to mention fan fiction stories thereafter. Just don’t ask me where I put my purse yesterday!
    (Maybe locking or two of my Ingrates in a cell might work? Nah, they’d whine & want fed. Not worth it.)
    Another stunner, my dear! I don’t know how you do it, but keep it up! (Here’s some virtual Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for you! Cheers!) 🙂

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  10. Oh my WOW! So did not see that coming … Just wow! Pam redeemed herself and then some. Well done
    On a side note – Thalia will be going bonkers that Sookie popped away!

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  11. Holy Shit Woman!!!! I know I said Pam needed to die several chapters back, but you weren’t supposed to make me like & THEN kill her!!! sheesh! And yes there may have been some watering of the eyes, maybe a sniff or two, but it was all for Eric and the pain he was feeling. And look at Sookie learning to pop when it was needed the most! I’m sure Thalia will have some words for her about that. Thanks for the update!

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  12. A twist I didn’t expect! Glad that there is forgiveness and reconciliation at the end between Pam and Eric –she acted more like SVM Pam at that time and threw off the shrew personna at that moment. Glad they were able to do that and that Sookie is there for Eric as he grieves….
    Kudos!
    Pat

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  13. nicely played out, a much better ending for Pam, she needed to atone and i wonder what he will see on the video. as for Sookie, love how her and Thalia came to agreement and no blood was shed. as for Berserk r, many have used it in their stories and i am unsure whom used it first, but it is nice to acknowledge who it could possibly be. KY

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  14. I always like a little redemption . I’m glad Pam and Eric had a goodbye in peace. What a chapter , very exciting . Sookie’s party trick at the end was very cool. I like how she went to Eric in his time of need.

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  15. OMG, how sad! I’m glad she finally redeemed herself and earned Eric’s forgiveness before she died, though.

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  16. O you are a twisty little thing ( love it ) Moon Pam and her selfish ways doing a one eighty , don’t know if I should wait for the video, just to make sure and believe this Pam truly did do the right thing and wasn’t just defending herself but I want to believe. I always prefer good snarky Pam and she did say to watch the video meaning there must be something relevant on there ( better be and no tricky twistiness lol ) Defo throwing some coffee your way . Thanks for the update .

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  17. Happy that Pam has redeemed herself at the end. Looking forward to seeing that video. If you’re like me, when you started loving the Viking, you started looking up Viking info on the web. No, I wasn’t obsessed, just interested(ahem). Berserker is there besides being in various fics.

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  18. Well done… really really well done…
    I would have probably not believed a million ‘sorry’ from this Pam but with her ultimate sacrifice she has earned her Maker’s forgiveness, and I guess ours… Well done Pam, gone in beserkrer mode like a champion! The Dae are going to be kicked up their asses big time…

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  19. Eventful and sad update. I’m glad Pam had the opportunity to redeem herself with Eric, even though it meant she met her “final death”. Now, what’s on that video? Also, Sookie can teleport now?

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  20. charity6201: Awww, thank you!!! Pam had that talk with me and let me know that while she still doesn’t (and will never) LIKE Sookie, she adores Eric and couldn’t stand for things to remain the way they were. I let her know that I didn’t like the idea of leaving her incarcerated for eternity, either – she agreed with me… In the end she had the opportunity to do the right thing, so since I never saw her as a THOROUGHLY evil character, she went for redemption, and I think she found it. Very glad you liked it! And you’re right – Thalia did come in with her bias firmly in place, but since Sookie was all laid-back with her, she had that chance to at least start revising her opinion. 😀

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  21. E. B. Rhome: Thank you!! Pam had a chance at redemption, and she took it with both hands! It was a hard scene to write, but it was definitely satisfying to give “Pam and Eric” back that love and respect they’re just plain SUPPOSED to have between them. And heh, Thalia…yeah, she MIGHT be one pissed off vamp…but once she hears the story, she’ll understand. Maybe. Eventually. Hopefully… Glad you liked the chapter!

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  22. cari1973: They both needed that closure, that ability to come back together, before the end. Now that she “went out in a blaze of glory” in his honor, she’s redeemed herself in such a way that he can now be proud of her, and can forgive her for her past transgressions knowing that in the end she set things right as best she could. Thalia…she’ll have to get over any anger she might feel because there was nothing else Sookie COULD do but be with Eric (more about that in the next chapter or so).

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  23. valady1: Exactly. He’s still lost her, but now he can look back on their relationship with fondness and pride. There wasn’t much Pam could do there at the end, but she did make sure that as much information as she could get out of the Dae made it onto the video…and then she kicked ass! 😀

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  24. Natsgirl: Lol, Pam and I had a talk, see, and she decided that she cared more about Eric than she disliked (putting it mildly) Sookie…and wanted a chance to redeem herself. I think she succeeded… 😀 And Thalia…she’s a blast. She came into this story with a certain bias firmly in place against Sookie, and from her POV at least you couldn’t blame her, but she’s seeing other sides to her now. I can’t say she’ll play a huge part, but her presence (glowering as it often is…) will be felt.

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  25. ericluver: It was sad (my eyes may have leaked while writing the chapter), but now he can look back on his association with Pam with fondness and pride.

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  26. murgatroid98: Thank you!! Someone was cutting onions right under my nose while I was writing it… (This) Pam was a lot of less than savory things, but through it all her love and respect (however skewed her showing of it might have been) for Eric were never in doubt, and I wanted her to go out “in a blaze of glory” showing that love and respect for him. Heh, I have this image in my mind of Thalia’s expression…hilarious! (Don’t tell her, though…I like living!)

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  27. msbuffy: Thank you!! It was hard to write (someone kept cutting dang onions…), but I wanted Pam to go out in that blaze of glory and earn the redemption that she needed to receive and that Eric needed to give. Now he can look back on Pam with a feeling of pride and fondness rather than bitter recriminations. He needed that, and she did, too. She loved and respected him…she just had an awful way of showing it sometimes. Very glad you liked it! (*gladly accepts coffee – yum!)

    And I agree with you – I have a vague recollection of Eric using the word in TB but dang if I could remember the when-and-where. It’s still all “too fresh” for me to rewatch en masse yet other than for a certain specific KNOWN scene here or there just to clarify a point that I know where to find, so watching potentially ALL the eps was out of the question. Thanks!

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  28. shoegirl01: Thank you – glad you liked it! (This) Pam was good at heart for the most part – especially to Eric and in her own way, just not so much to Sookie… And I can totally imagine the expression on Thalia’s face… *snicker*

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  29. missingjasamalways: *evil grin* But that’s part of the fun! (Be careful what you wish for??) Pam needed redemption – she truly HAD been awful to Eric (and especially Sookie) in more ways than one, but I could see where locking her away for the rest of potential eternity would damage Eric’s heart in a way even if she did deserve it. Plus no matter how screwy her way of showing it was, she really did treasure Eric, and while she’d never, ever develop an appreciation for Sookie, I could see her logically (if finally…..) realizing how strong her place in Eric’s life would be. Now when he remembers Pam, it will be with fondness and pride and warmth rather than bitterness and coldness. And Sookie…heh, Thalia’s cussin’! I can so imagine the look on her face! More about that will come up in the next-ish chapter/s. Glad you liked it!! 😀

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  30. duckbutt60: Thank you! I adore SVMPam and substitute her for TBPam whenever I can. This Pam, well…it was time for her to grow up and expand her emotional horizons. I liked giving Eric a chance to be able to look back on his time with her with fondness and pride rather than having his last memories of her being filled with her betrayals. Plus, he needed to be able to feel a Maker’s pride in his progeny, and she was able to give him that. It was sad – may have “leaked” a bit as I wrote it – but now Eric can have a good closure on that part of his life. Eric will need his Sookie even more now because there’ll be that Pam-sized void, but he’ll be fine. Very glad you liked it – thanks again! 😀

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  31. kleannhouse: Thank you! Letting Pam basically rot away for a potential eternity in the silver mines would have eaten at Eric’s heart after a while, and I just can’t see him ending her himself or approving of someone else doing that, either, so… Thalia…she’s a complicated person, but simple, too, in her own way. She came into the picture having an already biased view of Sookie, but she’s seeing that things might be different, but then…bam – Disappearing Sookie… *evil grin that Thalia can’t see because I value my life*

    Acknowledgment is important. I don’t read much at all while I’m in a writing phase partly for fear of subconsciously copying someone else’s work, but that doesn’t negate the possibility of something creeping in from one of the vast number of fics I’d read way-back-when. So…if I do use something that could have come from another fic, I’d definitely attribute it to that writer if I know who they are. In this case I couldn’t remember if this came from the show (was pretty sure it did but couldn’t remember which season, much less which ep, to review and be sure) or from other writers (sure of that, but again, couldn’t remember who/which story), so I tossed out the acknowledgment. Fandoms thrive on respect and “good neighborly-ness”. 😀

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  32. nicolle1977: Awww, thank you!! It was hard to write since I hate seeing Eric suffer, but Pam really did redeem herself. The video should be informative… Glad you liked it!!

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  33. mindyb781: A little redemption is great with coffee in the mornings, lol. I don’t personally like when Eric and Pam are on the outs – they’re supposed to be buddies, and Pam needed to make things right. Plus, going out in a blaze of glory is just sooo much her style. There’ll be more about Sookie’s popping in the next-ish chapter/s. And Thalia’s reaction to it, lol. Glad you liked it!

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  34. lostinspace33: Pam was relieved to earn Eric’s forgiveness and his prid, and Eric? Eric was thrilled that he could give them. I imagine the discord between them feeling like a terrible void to both of them. Writing this story simply reaffirms my belief that Pam and Eric are supposed to be buddies, dammit! 😀

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  35. askarsgirl: It was a relief to write it, even if it was hard. Pam and Eric aren’t supposed to be at odds! They can spit, spat, and squabble all they want, but in the end they’re just SUPPOSED to have a solid relationship.

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  36. Jackie69: At least Eric can look back on Pam with warm, tender feelings and a lot of pride, so that’s a good thing, and she did get to feel the full power of her Maker’s love, pride, and approval at the end. (Still sad, though) And hopefully the video will provide some good information (and some awesome Pammy roundhouse kicks!)

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  37. gaijinvamp: Now that is entirely possible too. I’ve always been a history/archaeology buff (strangely more so since Eric came along…odd, that), so, really, it’s entirely likely. I’m pretty certain Eric mentioned something about it in TB, too, but damn if I can remember which season, much less which ep, and I’m not emotionally fortified enough to rewatch all of TB yet.

    Pam and Eric…in my head they’re just not supposed to be at odds – they’re SUPPOSED to be buddies, and she deserved her chance at redemption and he deserved the chance to give it to her.

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  38. redjane12: Thank you so much!! I know what you mean – a Pam who was “suddenly CONTRITE!” couldn’t be believed, not really. But by going out in a blaze of glory in Eric’s honor, and even offering her apology to Sookie, there was no doubting her sincerity (especially since Eric could feel it, too). I’d almost feel sorry for the Dae but… *pfft* hell no. They’ve earned the ass-kicking to come! Glad you liked it!

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  39. lzdiva4: It was sad to write but it’s such a Pammy-thing…I could really see her doing that if given that set of circumstances. The video should be informative and the Sookie thing? That’ll be covered in the next-ish chapter/s… 😀

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  40. I’m happy that Pam could redeem herself. Now I want to know what’s on that video and did Sookie teleport to Eric? TAs always that was a great chapter. 🙂

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  41. You’re welcome! I can’t see this Eric wanting to be bitter. He already tried that with Sookie and look where it got him… He’s just not a bitter man, even when he tries. He seems the type that might feel more overwhelmed by guilt when looking back, yes, what you chose to write worked much better!
    I’m planning on a TB marathon sometime this month since all my favorite TV shows are on hiatus for a few weeks (all 3 of them) & TB will only be HBO’s ONDemand until early January. I know it’s a scene from one of the earlier seasons, so you don’t have to suffer through the later seasons, I’d even bet on Season 4. I’ll let you know when I find it!
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! 🙂

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  42. gyllene: Thank you! 😀 Pam pulled me aside a while back and informed me – nicely for her – that she would prefer to go out in a blaze of glory redeeming herself rather than spending an eternity in a (she shivered here) silver mine… In honor of how much I liked BookPam, she did. And yes – there was a teleportation involved… *sly grin* Glad you liked it!!

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  43. msbuffy: Oh hey, thanks – that’s a great idea!! You’re emotionally braver than I am as I can’t grasp the concept of watching TB again yet. There will come a day, though, when I’ll want to surf the seasons in a couple of long stretches, lol, but “now” is not yet that time… *tearful grimace*

    As to the berserkr concept, there’s always the scenario that another reviewer pointed out – as an archeology/history buff, it’s so highly likely as to be considered “definite” that I’d have come across the concept at some point in my research and general readings anyway, so in that respect the point is actually kind of moot and I’m just being overly nice. The fact that other fic writers have used the concept in a fanfic before me, though, warranted at least acknowledgment if not attribution (both of which are needed in any fanfic-fandom) unless/until definitive proof can be found either on the show or in the books (since I routinely AU the crap out of both of them in a single story). Thanks again, and I do hope you find it! 😀

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  44. This is one great well written story, I read straight through the 29 chapters, I can’t wait for more . Poor Pam and Poor Eric at least she went out a “hero” did Sookie pop to the cell? Love your work. can’t wait for the video tape. lol

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  45. Deborah Rose: Hey thanks! Pam for all her faults did deserve an honorable send-off in this story. Her logic and actions were highly questionable, but her loyalty to Eric (no matter how skewed it might have been), was never in question. And yup…that she did! 😀

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  46. Well, I’m late to the party, but stayed up way late lat night to get here. What a chapter. So happy you redeemed Pam. I am feeling sad as I progress through these chapters, as I don’t want it to end. You are such a wonderful writer.

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  47. valleystitcher: Awww, thank you – I really appreciate that! ❤ Pam…bless her but she needed to be redeemed. She was SEVERELY misguided but in the end loyal to her core. Eric can be proud of her, and he needed that. Don't be sad! Check out the rest of the site…I've been pretty wordy, lol.

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  48. Noooo – not Pam! You can’t kill her, not even in a blaze of glory! Oh wait, you did already…. Hmph. Ok you can end her then…. Doesn’t mean I have to like it…. I do like the fact she died for her maker – that at least she had some redemption in the end.

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  49. ladytarara: Sorry, Charlie… You can easily take solace in knowing that she not only went out in that blaze of glory but that she did so not just to avenge her Maker’s honor but in response to what the assholes were going to do to Sookie, too. She didn’t like Sookie, not at all, but in the end wanted to gather as much information as she could so that Eric would be better able to protect his Sook. Pam did good, bless her heart.

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  50. *sniffles into lacy pink handkercheif, wearing pink Chanel suit in Pam’s honour at her funeral* It’s what Pam would have wanted – to go out in a blaze of glory… Not sure how she feels about having Bon Jovi play at her wake though.

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  51. ladytarara: Whoever planned the event, and of course it’s an event, shouldn’t be surprised if they feel their ear being painfully flicked during every song of questionable quality.

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