Every Time the Phone Rings

Summary

“Help someone when they’re in trouble, and they’ll remember you when they’re in trouble again” I always wondered how Sam managed to keep his bar afloat since he always let his employees take time of

Genre:
Humor
Author:
Robin McAllister
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Chapter 1

A/N: This is week 50 of the Weekly One Shot Challenge from the Sookieverse over on http://www.fanfiction.net. “Help someone when they’re in trouble, and they’ll remember you when they’re in trouble again”

The phone rings, he picks it up on the second ring, “Merlotte’s, Sam speaking.”

“Sam, it’s Arlene. Can we use the bar for a Stag and Doe next week?”

“Arlene!”

“Please Sam?”

“Arlene, you can’t keep doin’ this. I’m loosin’ money every time you go through with this!”

“But this time it’s for real Sam, pleeeeeeeeeasssssssssse.”

He sighs in exasperation, “Fine but it’s a cash bar and it’s after the bar closes on Sunday night and you supply the food!”

“Great! Thanks Sam!”

Five minutes later, “Merlotte’s, Sam speaking.”

“Sam, it’s Sookie.”

“Hey cher, what’s up?”

“Sam, I need a few days off.”

He sighs, “When?”

“Sunday through Thursday next week.”

“Sookie, you do realize you have spent more time off with those damn vamps in the last three months than you have actually spent working for me, right?”

“Has it really been that much?”

“It has. Why do you even keep this job if you’re spending so much time working for them?”

“To keep my independence Sam. I’m not a kept woman!”

He sighs, “Alright Sook, you’re off the schedule until Friday day shift.”

“Great! Thanks Sam!”

Five minutes later the phone rings again, “Merlotte’s, Sam speaking.”

“Sam, it’s Tara.”

“Oh, hey Tara.”

“Sam, I hate askin’ but my Mom needs and exorcism and apparently they don’t come cheap…”

He cuts her off, “fine Tara, come by in an hour and I’ll have the money for you.”

“Great! Thanks Sam!”

Five minutes later, “Merlotte’s, Sam speaking.”

“Sam, it’s Lafayette.”

“Hey Laf, what can I do for you?”

“I need a week off.”

He sighs, “Fine, when to when?”

“Now to same time next week.”

“Fine. See you next week.”

“Thanks Sam!”

Five minutes later, “Merlotte’s, Sam speaking.”

“Sam, it’s Terry.”

“When do you need off and for how long?”

“Just today Sam. How did you know?”

“It’s just been one of those days Terry. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

“Thanks Sam!”

An hour later, “Merlotte’s, Sam speaking.”

“Sam, it’s Tommy.”

He sighs, “When do you need off Tommy?”

“I don’t Sam but I do need a place to crash for a few nights. Dad’s fallen off the wagon again and Mom ain’t much better.”

“Fine, you can crash at the trailer with me. See you soon.”

“Thanks, Sam.”

A week later, “Merlotte’s, Sam speaking.”

“Shifter, it is I.”

He growls, “What Eric, why does she need time off now? She’s supposed to be at work at 10:00 am!”

“I am aware. Unfortunately she needs more time than anticipated. One of my waitresses will be there so you aren’t out a waitress and I will pay her wages myself.”

He sighs, “Fine, how long this time?”

“Four to six weeks is what the doctor is saying.”

“Doctor?!”

“Yes, things did not go as anticipated on this last assignment.”

“Fine. Send me contact details so I can visit her in the hospital.”

“She’s in Sweden.”

“Fine, so I can send flowers then.”

“Very well.”

Six weeks later, “Merlotte’s, Sam speaking.”

“Sam, it’s Sookie.”

“Cher! How are you feeling? What happened?”

“I’m fine Sam but I’m not ready to talk about it yet. I am cleared to come back to work next week though if you still have room for me.”

“You’ve always got a job here Sook. I’ll let you know when to be here when I make the schedule up.”

“Great! Thanks Sam. Talk to you later.”

Nine months later, “Sam, can we use the bar for a Stag and Doe next week?”

He looks in the mirror over the bar and says to his reflection, as he bangs his head off the bar, “Help someone when they’re in trouble, and they’ll remember you when they’re in trouble again, and again, and again, and again…”

Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

BGD: This story was amazing. I love the diction, the character development is amazing. I love the tone, the humor and the jokes.

EmilyBallard14: i was crying during this book and i am obsessed with it u should make a sequel

Aprem Rodrigues: I specially like how it has a dark side and it gives a new perspective of the classic story. It is will written and keeps me interested with the twists

Himanshi Khatumra: I love the book because of the their friendship which was great. And their funny jokes. Their life after marriage. And especially the time when Kenna was always with Aiden when he was in coma. Great!

Ellie Payne: I dislike because I want to finish the story but I like the story plot. I gave all 5 stars because I enjoy reading the story. I will recommend this story to those who like to read a steamy novel.

Dayha Ervin: This book is great.

ritujpant: The story is interesting , although cliche the humorous way it is written with the perfect mix of sarcasm and fun-it makes a great read. Enjoyed every bit of it. I loved how the author was true to its character, their personality traits did not flicker with situations. Thanks for the beautiful st...

Melody Flynn: I think this great. I enjoy reading and would recommend this to all my friends had they all had their own phones. The plot is great, I love listening to Ace's internal thoughts and seeing how all the characters interact. All immensely funny and right down my alley. Honestly, I like talking about ...

Rose_With_Thorns: I like this book because it reminds me a lot of Fred and George from Harry Potter. Two, I love how she could make it so interesting, like how do you get these ideas! It's pure hilarious and the fact that this is probably how I think sometimes it just makes it better. Keep up the work!

More Recommendations

Zena Plesores: I hope you get pregnant with a baby

binkybinkbm: The story is interesting and quite original also it's entertaining BUT it needs some serious editing plus less use of foul language. You the author have great potential as a writer, develop it and nurture it so that you grow. Before posting you should go over it as you've got lots of misused and ...

BelleMontana: The roller coaster of emotions that the writer so expertly expressed was a blessing. The plot was so very well planned and the plot twists were unbelievable. The writer expressed the protagonist's emotions In very well put words. Though the end was unexpected and earth shattering,it was also enli...

LiLianna Clarke: Amazing!! Simply amazing!

Gacha Roblox: I really liked especially when the got married :)

ashie2615: Great story! 💕Go Team Angela!!!

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.