Story set exactly after “Dead Reckoning“: Sookie’s way has never worked. Her relationship with Eric is suffering. To save it she’s willing to try it Eric’s way. “The worst is just around the bend.” Sookie uses the cluviel dor with amazing results. Her life changes forever.
The title is from the song “Across the Universe,” written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. I’d never heard the song until Fiona Apple sang it. She also sang “Sally’s Song,” from the movie “A Nightmare Before Christmas,” and the line “the worst is just around the bend” is from that song. I actually like Amy Lee’s version of “Sally’s Song” a little better. The chapter names will follow the lyrics… in case anybody is curious.
After about eight chapters dedicated to “Sally’s Song,” my muse decided to change direction and dedicate some chapters to the song “Give Me a Sign” by Breaking Benjamin. Breaking Benjamin songs had a lot of influence while I was writing The World is a Vampire. Like I told my brother (who is a musician), I don’t like it so much for the music, but for the lyrics.
And then… I decided to move on to pay homage to the song Half-Truism by The Offspring. It seemed appropriate. But then… Ha! I got inspired by Within Temptation’s Jillian (I’d Give My Heart). I really love my music.
Please note that all characters belong to Charlaine Harris. I own nothing. I’m poor, so don’t sue. This fanfic is rated M from the beginning for language and adult themes.