A big thank you to my beta, Ashensunset. I’m going to be honest with you; the next few chapters broke my heart when I was writing them. The things Sookie has been through are just heartbreaking. Originally this chapter and the next was just one chapter, but it went over 15,000 words, so I thought it’d be best to split it up.
I haven’t mentioned it before, but the title of the story comes from a Def Leppard song of the same night. If you google the lyrics, you’ll probably realize why I chose it.