Hi! Thank you so much! You are very kind. :)
That is a very good question! I haven’t even noticed the sheets! But you know, I like this theory a lot! I’d like to think that Eric would do anything to protect Sookie — and indeed he has — and once he learns about Warlow, he’d try to block it with everything he’s got. I don’t know if the sheets are any indication, but I do really like that idea. :)
Anyone else has thoughts on this subject?
Yes,the sheets are the same as when Eric shared her bed after his nightmare. I love your take on the possible significance of this. Somuch so that I refuse to check any further to see if these are just her one and only sheets. I want to see Eric’s loving presence around her as she sleeps.:)
I keep hearing this one passage (spoken by Claudio) from Much Ado About Nothing in my mind when I think of Sookie and her house:
O, my lord,
When you went onward on this ended action,
I look’d upon her with a soldier’s eye,
That liked, but had a rougher task in hand
Than to drive liking to the name of love:
But now I am return’d and that war-thoughts
Have left their places vacant, in their rooms
Come thronging soft and delicate desires,
All prompting me how fair young Hero is,
Saying, I liked her ere I went to wars.
I think Eric is all over her house, and now that he’s done the right thing and returned it to her without any expectation of reward or quid pro quo, she’ll just be able to look around and feel how much he loved her in the way he restored it for her. She’ll remember him in every room, and he still has a place of his own in her basement… and he still has the keys.
(Any good Jungian will tell you that, in dreams, where the house is a symbol of the mind, the basement is the sub-conscious. Eric is in her mind, and love is going to do it’s work in her heart — just like it has in his.)
I do think that Sookie sleeping in the sheets she was sleeping in the night she first opened her heart to Eric’s grief about Godric is intentional, and meant to remind us. She won’t be able to forget his tenderness, or the fact that he has cared for her in a way that no one else has. Seen her in a way that no one else has.
There’s always been a rough task at hand for them, always another battle to fight. We already know what kind of soft and delicate desires are thronging in Eric’s heart, but now Sookie is alone in those rooms. Now that he’s left her alone, though, I can’t imagine that she won’t remember exactly who he was to her, and still is.