Clouds covered the sky, hiding the moon from sight and casting the world in darkness. Sookie held a flashlight in one hand while her other was wrapped around the handle of her shotgun. She'd made this walk a million times, but this one felt...different. This was the first time she was visiting the Cemetery after her Gran's funeral. She'd meant to come earlier, during daylight, but she'd gotten caught up at work covering someone else's shift. Her tennis shoes crunched on the gravel as she left her property and cut through the woods, taking the shortcut to the Cemetery. Her hair was still pulled back into a bouncy ponytail but she had changed out of her work uniform into a pair of far more comfortable jeans and a t-shirt.
Bill was out of town on business, though he'd been reluctant to leave Sookie again after what had happened but she'd reassured him she'd be alright. The killer of Bon Temps was dead, there shouldn't be any more bad guys in their tiny little backwoods town for her to worry about. Normally she would have brought flowers but she'd hadn't had time to pick any up so she had brought a brush so she could clean up the grave sites a bit. Her first stop was her parents, kneeling down in the grass so she could brush the dirt and fallen leaves from their markers. "Hey Momma, hey Daddy. I know it's been awhile." She started, telling her parents all about Adele's death and Sookie's involvement in stopping Gran's killer. Talking to her parents had always made her feel better, of course she had no idea that her father had once tried to kill her but that really didn't matter in the long run right now.
Once she was done speaking with her parents, she moved over to the fresh grave of her grandmother, right next to the empty grave of her grandfather. "Hey Gran." She started, but the air caught in her throat as she threatened to cry and she had to stop. Reaching down, she pressed a hand to her Gran's marker, silent tears rolling down her cheeks to fall upon the stone that bore her grandmother's name. There were fresh flowers in a little stand beside the marker and Sookie knew Jason had been there. "I miss you so much." She breathed, wishing she could feel her Gran hug her one more time, that she could apologize for getting her Gran killed.
A noise in the Cemetery caught her attention and Sookie wiped the tears from her face as she stood up, a death grip on her shotgun. "Hello?!" She called into the darkness, perhaps not the smartest move on the planet considering her luck of late. "I got a gun and I ain't afraid to use it!" She added.