Sookie's trip to the land of the faeries is a short one though when she returns to Bon Temps, she learns that she has been missing for nearly 13 months. She hasn't brought herself to forgive Bill as yet and Eric is still quite interested in her. She also learns that in her absence, Jason has sold her house. Sam Merlotte has found new shape-shifter friends. Jessica and Hoyt are learning to live together and to get along, particularly when it comes to matters in the kitchen. Arlene is worried that her new baby is evil though Terry Bellefleur doesn't seem to get it. Tara has moved away and found a new friend as well as a way to release her inner frustrations. Lafayette is introduced to a group of witches.