*Winner of ELEVEN awards from the Fangreader Community*
Thanks to everyone for their continued support and encouragement!
I think it’s safe to say this Alternate Universe has taken on a life of it’s own.
For anyone who’s discovered it later, Bored To Death is the original story in this collection of realities. It was the first one written and is the basis for the MultiVerse.
One commonly asked question is regarding what order to read the stories in…
Long story short, read Bored To Death (BTD) first, and just be sure to read In The Dark (ITD) before trying to tackle Nuclear Winter (NW). There isn’t a particular reason to worry about being ‘out of order’.
*Not all of the stories are romantic and happy.
**Not all of the stories have a true birthstone. Who says they picked gemstones to keep track of things? 😉
**IN PROGRESS** What would have happened if Adele Stackhouse went out on a limb and applied for a position as Erik and Liz’s Personal Assistant (Day-Guy) back when she was first beginning to struggle financially? Who knows who could have happened if the Stackhouse hadn’t been struggling since Adele took her grandchildren in.
**IN PROGRESS** This story begins in late June just after Sookie Stackouse graduates from high school. The Eric and Sookie from Bored To Death were lucky enough to avoid a lot of grief… but what would have happened if Eric and Sookie met when she was just 18? This skip is mentioned in the last chapter of Death’s Door and as of March, is the earliest known coupling of Eric and Sookie in the MultiVerse.
**IN PROGRESS** This story takes place back in the summer of 1999, like Alpha. After a few months of being spoiled by the mysteriously sweet blood of his bar back, Eric is greedy for more and explores her family tree, calling her cousin… of course he finds more than he bargains for. Doesn’t he always?
**IN PROGRESS** As treatment after treatment fail to give Linda the remission the family had been praying for, Jackson Herveaux makes a desperate (drunken) plea in the hopes that someone will spare Linda from losing her battle against cancer. Erik finds more than he bargained for when he visited Bon Temps on a whim.
**IN PROGRESS** This story takes place in the fall of 2001, while Vampires are still planning the Great Revelation… After discovering the Julie was carrying Brandon, Corbett says goodbye to his hostile wife and starts over. But… What happened to Sookie while she was being raised in Monroe with the mother who, as standard, resented Sookie and her gift?
**IN PROGRESS** This story begins in January of 2002, just a few short months before The Great Revelation. How could things have gone if Eric retired and went to Europe without Pam, but was still on good terms with her? How could Sookie’s childhood have been if she’d been raised with a different family dynamic? Elements from Euro Pass, In The Dark, and Alpha combine to make a very unique Verse.
**IN PROGRESS** As mentioned in In The Dark and Couldn’t Get Away, there was a Sookie who discovered a way to ‘medicate’ her telepathy. She manages to settle down with a Human… but after he dies, she’s left to raise their son alone. Sookie finds her niche as a Sales Associate at the Chevrolet dealership and meets a certain sexy blond Vampire while he’s shopping for his new Corvette.
**IN PROGRESS** You met Big Apple and Shy in Intrepid (chapter 27)… Life for this Sookie has pretty much been the same as for several others (the humble life in Bon Temps, waiting tables at Merlotte’s), with one difference… The Stackhouses know where Hadley ended up. Eric, on the other hand, has carved out an unfamiliar niche for himself… He isn’t a shark swimming in the fishbowl of Shreveport, he’s swimming with the other sharks in New York City.
BORED TO DEATH
**COMPLETE** Takes place in late August through the beginning of September. It diverges from Dead Until Dark just before Sookie and Bill arrive at Fangtasia to look into the deaths of Maudette and Dawn. What if… Sookie’s first visit to Fangtasia had gone differently? Without Bill’s influence, Sookie would’ve met Eric with the same curiosity and excitement as she did Bill. If Bill didn’t have the chance to terrify Sookie and jade her against most Vampires, things could’ve gone much differently…
**COMPLETE** Starts as a skip in BTD (chapters 35- 37) at the very beginning of September… This story takes place as though the events of Dead Until Dark happened… Eric rises one night without Sookie, or any trace of the family he’s grown quite fond of. In his search for Sookie he finds Sookie, but not the Sookie he was looking for. This Sookie was recently brutalized by Rene Lanier and belongs to Creepy Compton… but she soon learns a few things that help her make some changes in her life.
IN THE DARK
**IN PROGRESS** A Shortie that takes place in October… The seasonal flood that caused the loss of Sookie and Jason’s parents killed someone else instead and things went much differently for Sookie. Once everyone settles down from the shock of their encounter, it’s time for questions to be answered and lies to be revealed… And a pretty big mess will need to be cleaned up.
COULDN’T GET AWAY
**COMPLETE**Another Multi-Verse Shortie… Here we are, in December… Post Club Dead, after Sookie uninvites Eric and Bill she has some time to think. Unfortunately, how she plans to straighten out her life doesn’t make anyone happy. This isn’t the same version mentioned/met in Shitheel.
**IN PROGRESS** Takes place in January… What if Eric served out his contract as Sheriff of Area 5 and moved on instead of renewing… He enjoys a simpler life abroad without the trappings of political fuckery. Two Eric’s coming to grips with the Sookie’s that have been dropped into their lives. This story will be a multi chapter story, but still, a short one.
**IN PROGRESS** We’ve only heard of a Verse without Pam… but what would Eric be like if he lost her without having Sookie to help him cope? Being betrayed by his own Maker, left to rule a Kingdom he has no interest in, and the miserable reality of not having Pam by his side makes for a miserable Eric. This is the continuation of the skip from In The Dark (Chapters 19 & 20)… A little Euro Pass mixed with a heap of In The Dark.
**COMPLETE** Begins as an Outtake after BTD. This story picks up at the end of March… Without Hadley’s whining about homesickness, Bon Temps is left untouched by Vampires until a sexy blond pisses off the wrong Witch. Eric seeks shelter and finds the perfect companion until she dies unexpectedly.
**IN PROGRESS** We all know how much of a douche bag Bill can be… We all know how he covets and stalks Sookie… What happens when his jealousy gets the ‘best’ of him…
Just how far would Bill be willing to go to prove to Eric that Sookie is ‘His’?