|The Klaroline Diaries: I Need You To Save Me
Author: Crazychicke PM
PART 2. Sequel to 'Diamonds'. Caroline is falling for Klaus, but her friends believe he is a bad choice. When Ripper!Stefan threatens to hurt everything she's built, she partners with an old friend to save him from himself. Little do they know, the real threat is someone they thought they could trust. Various friendships/Couples. Klaroline, Delena, Beremy, Mabekah, Kennett.Rated: Fiction M - English - Drama/Romance - Klaus & Caroline F. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 45,849 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 01-28-13 - Published: 02-25-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7872471
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Disclaimer: I do not own TVD. This is written for the amusement of myself and my fans.
A/N: Finally came up with a title after listening to McFly's 'Nowhere Left To Run'. Please R&R.
Will keep to five chapters same as Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend. Thanks for all your support, means a lot to read your reviews and to have such a wonderful fan base. xx
I Need You To Save Me
Caroline was left battling her heart palpitations after Klaus strutted away (smirking because the kiss had proven he had an effect on her, and because he had a first date to get ready for). She was crazy, she'd just let Klaus kiss her! She wasn't thinking straight. She was vulnerable. Her father had just died. It wasn't fair that Klaus had this affect on her! What was she thinking? She wasn't thinking. Caroline brought the framed photo of her father to her attention, giving her a reason to stop catching herself admiring Klaus' broad shoulders and toned backside. "I don't know what to do Dad. You taught me to take risks, but Klaus? Seriously? How did this happen?" Caroline didn't expect an answer from a 2D piece of paper, but she stood staring at it anyway and she could hear her father's answer - he would have wanted her to be happy.
Caroline arrived home breathless and nervous. Klaus was picking her up at eight for a date. She had a date with Klaus! She would just have to turn him down. She and Klaus were an absurd idea. Besides she couldn't go on a date with him, she didn't have anything to wear. Caroline was left to stare at the bracelet he had given her after she'd accidently lost the first. He cared for her. Klaus cared for her! She felt a sense of delight realising that Klaus of all Originals had a crush on her. "I mean, why wouldn't he? I'm amazing." Caroline smiled to herself then sighed as she realised she was shaking, not in fear but in excitement. Maybe she would just go to amuse him. She could handle it. Whatever Klaus threw at her: romantic dinners; candlelight; carriages: she wouldn't fall for him. She wasn't going to be seduced by a killer.
Katherine looked into the exasperated eyes of Elijah Mikaelson with defiance as he twisted Stefan's daylight ring between his thumb and index finger as though admiring it. "What have you done Katerina?" He murmured as if he hadn't guessed already. Katherine didn't have time to explain, especially to Elijah. Trying to avoid him and his questions, Katherine gave him a sharp look and pushed past him. Elijah caught her by the elbow and brought her back to face him; no longer the gentlemen he'd been in the past. "Stefan Salvatore cannot die." Elijah said fiercely. His fingers were digging into her skin; shaking herself free was not an option. Seducing him on the other hand...
"I didn't know you cared for Stefan, Elijah? It's nice to see you're as passionate as ever." Katherine traced her free hand over his shirt collar seductively. He never could resist her flirtations, that was why it was so easy to manipulate him.
"Katerina." Elijah murmured bringing his face closer to hers and falling into her trap.
"Yes?" Katherine asked, running her free hand down his chest, knowing she would have her way.
"Please desist before you embarrass yourself." He hadn't released her. "Shutting Stefan away will not help him become the person he was, if that was your intention."
"Let go of me." Katherine demanded. Elijah ignored her. "My intention was to teach him a lesson." Katherine smirked to herself.
"It will teach him nothing." Elijah merely stated and he dragged Katherine back inside the Salvatore home, down the stairwell and into the cellars where he could hear Stefan protesting amid groans.
"Don't you dare release him!" Katherine demanded furiously. Elijah broke the lock with one tug and the wooden door swung open. Stefan wasn't badly hurt. "You're wasting your time." Katherine huffed, folding her arms as Elijah threw the ring onto the dirt floor at Stefan's feet. Stefan put it on quickly and stared at the intruders with disgust. "What do you want?"
What Elijah wanted was peace. His family was brought together finally and Esther wanted to stay in Mystic Falls. Elijah had liked Mystic Falls; one hundred years ago and now. His relationship with its inhabitants made it easier to remember who he used to be. Mystic Falls would be their home.
"I want to remind you that as much as you thought you were doing the right thing, killing Klaus is not the answer. My brother has moved on from his Hybrid obsession, you must move on from yours. I came to let you know that we are settling in Mystic Falls, that Damon has arranged our stay and that you will not intervene or you will be forced to leave Mystic Falls."
Stefan glared at him, "You can't force me to leave, Elijah."
Elijah ran his palm through his newly short hair, "Katerina was kind enough to detox you, I will not be as kind. You will not intervene Stefan, or I will make you leave."
"Is that a threat?" Stefan demanded while Katherine smirked, impressed by Elijah just a little.
"You're free to leave Stefan. Don't give me any reason to extract you. We can all live here peacefully." Stefan nodded slowly, then gave Katherine one snide look, which she returned and swept out of the room as fast as he could. "Katerina," Elijah said turning back to witness her expression. "I have business to attend to." Katherine stared at him in disbelief and he left her contemplating whether or not she had taken him for granted.
Elena was standing on Caroline's doorstep with a box of blueberry muffins in her hands and her hair falling out of her pony-tail. Her choice to sleep with Damon had been persuaded by what had happened to Caroline. Damon loved her, he'd said so, before and after they'd had sex. He'd proven it to her on the number of occasions he'd saved her life in the past, and she'd denied her feelings until they hit her in the face. She didn't know what she'd do if she lost Damon. He had become a close friend. As for Stefan, he'd hurt her on so many occasions - even if it was only to keep her safe. Pretending not to love her in order to keep her safe, but his actions were wild and unpredictable and what he'd made Bonnie do and what he was willing to do to Abby was out of the question. Stefan had changed. He'd changed because he was obsessed with killing Klaus. Klaus. She no longer felt a shiver ruffle her skin as she said his name. Klaus was no longer the threat. She'd seen first-hand who was terrorising Mystic Falls and it was Stefan.
Elena wanted to see if Caroline had recovered from what Bonnie and Stefan had done to her, and to what Tyler had done to her father. It seemed like forever since she'd checked in with Caroline. She could hear footsteps on the other side of the door. Elena curled the strand of hair which Damon had attacked on her way out of her house that morning; she'd just managed to prise herself away from his incredible hold before anything too serious happened again. Alaric had gone to sleep late, and Elena didn't want to wake him - somehow Damon's touch could produce more from her than just screams. Damon had caught her by the waist, flipped her against his groin and kissed her furiously. It took great restraint to say no, but he understood with a grin. Her life had certainly changed. Her feelings were so intense with Damon that her head hadn't really caught up with her emotions. She wanted to be there for Caroline but she also desperately needed to tell Caroline what had happened.
"Elena?" Caroline was standing in her nightie with an puzzled expression. Elena shoved the muffins up her nose with a nervous grin, hoping Caroline couldn't tell she'd had sex with Damon three times that morning. "What are you doing here? Are you alright?" Caroline took the box of muffins and let her friend inside. Elena explained why she had come and Caroline hugged her tightly, sniffing back tears as her thoughts fixated on her father never coming home. She wiped her eyes on the back of her hand and smiled. "Thank you. Come in, I was just making some coffee. How have you been?" Caroline said, bringing the muffins into the kitchen and Elena followed sensing something was different but not knowing what.
Caroline sat down at the table, taking a muffin and sipping her coffee, as she heard what Elena had chosen to tell her. She told Caroline about Alaric's research, her worries for Jeremy who had left home, how Bonnie had texted her to say they were safe but not sure when they'd be back. How she hadn't and didn't want to hear from Stefan, and how Damon had organised for the Mikelson's to stay in Mystic Falls. Caroline was barely listening, she was too preoccupied with the idea of Klaus coming to pick her up for a date that afternoon. She only snapped out of her daydream, remembering the way he'd asked her to dance back at the ball and how she felt at the time when Elena knocked over her coffee reaching for a muffin. She apologised profusely and Caroline ran to get some napkins, cleaning the mess quickly.
"You seem elsewhere, what's on your mind?" Elena asked, "Do you feel funny since you were compelled?" Elena asked softly. Caroline stared at her as though she hadn't heard right.
"When was I compelled?" Caroline demanded. Elena looked taken aback.
"Stefan took Klaus' compulsion away. That night." Elena explained confused.
"I wasn't compelled. Stefan was lying." Caroline explained, taking a bite from her muffin. She took another bite while Elena goggled at her.
"You mean Klaus didn't compel you to dance with him? You decided to dance with him after everything he did to me, to Tyler even?" Elena asked shocked. Caroline could hear Elena's disgust in her voice and it made her angry. What did she know about Klaus? Klaus wasn't who he used to be, "He's changed." She explained.
"Klaus is a psychopath. He's probably using you, have you considered that?" Elena said angrily.
"You mean like Stefan who threatened to drive off Wickery Bridge with you in the car? Klaus isn't who he used to be. He's charming and brave and he cares for me."
"Are you hearing yourself right now? Caroline, he turned Tyler into a hybrid, he killed me, he almost killed Bonnie!"
Caroline felt her cheeks flush angrily, "I know what he's done, I've done some terrible things too. But Klaus has been a different person lately. He saved my life Elena."
"That doesn't mean you owe him anything." Elena retorted loudly.
"Why are you being such a bitch?" Caroline responded. "Are you just mad because he stopped showing interest in you?" Elena's face grew red and she stopped restraining herself. They were both yelling now. If Bonnie had been there, she might have been able to get them to calm down, but since she wasn't, all hell had broken loose. Caroline's voice was hoarse from screaming at Elena for being so selfish and not understanding and Elena's voice was breaking up as she tried to get her point across: Klaus was not to be trusted. It ended a few minutes later with Elena slamming the door shut after Caroline suggested she mind her own business. "I don't even know why we're friends!" Elena said before she left. "WE'RE NOT!" Caroline screamed, throwing the dishcloth after her with anger. Caroline was left to stare at her kitchen and the box of muffins which had all huddled to the opposite side of the box as if in fright. Caroline wiped her tears from her face and sipped her coffee, so angry at what Elena had said, and confused with everything that had happened with Klaus.
After several cups of coffee and some lunch, Caroline had decided she would go on this so-called date with Klaus. She didn't care if Elena was jealous - Klaus had saved her life - twice now - and Caroline wanted to thank him. If going out with Klaus would thank him, then she'd do it; so long as nothing too serious became of it. Caroline's love life was still too complex: her boyfriend had bitten and almost killed Stefan; he'd broken his sire and killed her Father; then left. Tyler wasn't her boyfriend anymore but it didn't stop her from loving him. Klaus on the other hand cared for her, and she still wasn't sure of her feelings for him - she was grateful to him, but she didn't love him.
That afternoon Caroline raided her wardrobe for an outfit: one that would make her look spectacular but also please Klaus. She was flustered and anxious by the fourth outfit and hadn't realised that it was almost eight. Caroline was in her panties and bra when she heard the doorbell rang. She swore, she wasn't ready! He'd just have to wait. She rummaged through the mountain of clothes on her floor, hovering on the blue dress Klaus had told her they were "borrowing" from the Fell's but even that wasn't suitable: it was too formal for a first date. Caroline's head was almost touching the pile of shirts when she heard a chuckle behind her and looked up to see Klaus standing against her door frame, looking as though he'd opened his birthday presents a day early.
"What the HELL are you doing in here?" Caroline asked red with embarrassment as Klaus' eyes slowly assessed her. His head tilted with a smirk - he was enjoying this.
"I told you I'd pick you up at eight." She was impressed slightly by the effort to which he'd put into dressing himself. He was wearing a blue shirt and pants, with a suit jacket over the top. She needed him to stop staring at her, she was already feeling uncomfortable - somehow one gaze from him captured everything he was feeling: lust, admiration, love even. Caroline shouted at him to turn around and grabbed the nearest piece of clothing long enough to cover her bare body. He chuckled again, "I wouldn't mind if you wore that." He smirked. "Even you and that bracelet would be enough to please me." Klaus murmured, making Caroline turn crimson.
"Yes you and the rest of the boys in Mystic Falls." Caroline muttered, frustrated. Klaus didn't turn around. Instead he took the garment Caroline was so foolishly trying to hide her beautiful body beneath and smirked as she stood there frozen. He brushed his hands down her bare arms and cupped her chin, "You do realise you make me weak." Klaus whispered as Caroline gasped at his very touch, "I must be the luckiest man on earth." Klaus murmured bringing her lips to meet his. Her eyelids fluttered as he kissed her and she stepped back quickly with her hand to her mouth.
"You can't do that." She whispered, shaken. She'd felt the spark they shared before, and it scared her. How could she like Klaus? Klaus smirked and replaced the garment she had with the red off the shoulder top he had seen her in the tight she had gone to meet Tyler at the Fell's. "This will do for now, and these jeans." He let her be, moving to her dressing table and admiring the photos that stood there, including the photo of her father which he had given her.
"How is Bonnie?" Klaus asked conversationally. "She used a lot of her energy that night."
Caroline managed to find her voice as she got dressed in the clothes he'd picked out for her, because she was so hopeless at choosing her own clothes. "Jeremy convinced her to leave Mystic Falls, at least until she felt strong enough to come back. I think she needed some time away from all of this." Caroline explained honestly, cursing herself for not pushing Klaus away any earlier.
"Do you miss her?" Klaus murmured, running his fingers over the edges of her jewellery box.
"Yes." Caroline stated, "You can turn around now." Caroline watched his face change into what she thought was the first honest smile she had ever seen him wear. He extended his hand for her to grasp. "It's 2012 Klaus, I know the way to my front door." She quipped.
"Caroline," Klaus said warningly. Her heart almost exploded when he squeezed her fingertips, catching her reaction with a smirk. Caroline tried to keep her nerves bundled together but instead they danced around her stomach. "Don't be nervous love. I've booked us a table at The Grill." Klaus murmured, proudly. Caroline was interrupted momentarily by the brand new and sleek looking blue car in front of the curb. It looked similar to Damon's car which she explained shrewdly, leaving her to wonder if Klaus had stolen it, just to impress her however Klaus smirked, "It's mine. It's a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS. Same model as Damon's but better." He opened the door for her and she settled herself in its leather seats, thinking how strange it was to be going on a date with Klaus of all vampires. Klaus started the engine, giving her a grin as though extremely happy with himself. He drove them to The Grill, asking just enough questions to keep their conversation less awkward. There was something very different about present day Klaus- it was like he was letting her in - letting her see who he used to be and she liked that.
They arrived at The Grill not long after and Klaus pushed through the crowd with amazing talent, catching her round the waist (she held her breath!) and pulling her close, as if a warning to the other men that she was his. Caroline took in the usual crowd at the Grill, the smell of fish and chips, and burgers and sweat. The noise level was loud with the jukebox on some song she didn't know the lyrics to, and a band setting their instruments up for an 8.30am start. Luckily Klaus had picked the right night - Caroline couldn't recognise anyone she knew. Still everyone knew her: she was the Sherriff's daughter.
"Everyone's staring at me, maybe this was a bad idea." Caroline hissed, aware of his hand resting in the middle of her back and trying not to think too much about it.
"They are staring at me, love." Klaus murmured in her ear, making her faint. "Because you are incredibly stunning, and they are jealous." Klaus stated kindly. Caroline murmured his name embarrassed, and he continued: "Our table's reserved near the band." Caroline took Klaus hand embarrassed as he helped her into her seat. He was slowly impressing her and he knew it.
They talked about music and art and which countries they'd like to visit as the waiter poured them glasses of champagne. Caroline was surprised by how different Klaus was when he was around her. He seemed less sure of himself. When the waiter had asked for their order, they took in their surroundings and continued their small talk between sips of champagne before Klaus chuckled to himself.
"What?" Caroline asked, as his chuckle brought a smile to her lips.
"Nothing, I just can't believe I managed to convince you to come for a drink. I didn't think you would." He added, taking a gulp of champagne. Caroline curled a strand of hair behind her ear.
"I didn't either." She admitted.
"What made you agree?" Klaus asked. "It can't just be my good looks and charming persona, can it?" He grinned, letting his dimples appear. Caroline blushed stupidly.
"It was neither, more the willingness to accept so you would stop bugging me." Caroline lied. He merely smirked, "It's not like you really gave me a choice to say no." She added as an afterthought.
"Ah, so you would have said no?" Klaus said enjoying how her face betrayed her each time. "Tell me more about yourself Caroline - your wishes, aspirations, secrets?" He whispered the last word. Caroline felt her heart jolt at the very thought of admitting her secrets. She decided to keep her answer brief and to the point, she didn't want Klaus knowing too much about her. She told him she had wanted to become a media reporter before she had become a vampire and her mother had disagreed with disbelief. She spoke about her spectacular organisation skills, particularly with planning Mystic Falls' events and her ability to compete in Miss Mystic Falls each year, having won not that long ago. She spoke about her relationship with her mother and her father, and when the pain of mentioning the things he loved and how much she missed him became too much, Klaus changed the subject and she wiped her tears on her napkin, annoyed that showed her vulnerable side to Klaus again.
When it was Klaus' turn to tell her about himself he murmured: "There's not much to tell, you already know my history." He topped up her champagne, and the jukebox song ended with an announcement made from the band.
"What hobbies do you have?" Caroline asked suddenly, intrigued. Klaus smiled slowly, things were going just the way he wanted them to go. Klaus told her about his love for adventure; for his art and music. He particularly loved Monet and Picasso, and even Lichtenstein. Unlike Finn he disliked Wagner but enjoyed Bach, some of Beethoven and sometimes when he felt like it the Beatles.
Caroline giggled at this (before she could stop herself) and he grinned again, almost embarrassed with himself. "I haven't even told my brothers and sisters about them, so don't tell on me. That's my secret." He murmured. Their waiter brought them their chosen meals.
Caroline admired Klaus' rump steak and chips instead of her lasagne which looked so tempting on the menu but now turned her off. Her nerves were interfering with her stomach. She had never experienced not being able to eat on a date before. She picked at her lasagne with her fork as Klaus sawed through his steak. Caroline kept the conversation going, "What else do you like doing? Apart from playing games of course." Caroline stated shrewdly.
"You were never a game to me." Klaus murmured, taking a swig of champagne and making her slightly uncomfortable. Was he aware of the effect he had on her?
"Fine. But this - you can't be serious - we just won't work." Caroline said honestly. Klaus grinned as she curled a piece of hair behind her ear again. He could tell she was nervous. She hadn't even touched her dinner. Klaus excused himself from the table with an idea. He indicated for the lead singer of the band to listen to him and they stopped playing whilst everyone in The Grill turned to see what was happening. "What is he...? He isn't? No!" Caroline breathed in disbelief.
The lead singer of the band called out to her and Klaus chuckled to himself. Caroline heard wolf-whistles from strangers and enthusiastic applause which made her feel like Klaus had compelled the crowd. She walked passed him, refusing to take his helpful hand and instead took the microphone that was awaiting her. Well if they insisted. She had already sung on stage when she had confessed her love for Matt which seemed like years ago. "I dedicate this song to Klaus, who until now was my date. So if anyone else is available feel free to come and save me." Klaus grinned broadly as the crowd reacted and the band exchanged confused looks, playing the intro to Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway, which Caroline soon began singing, a smile slowly forming on her perfect lips, and her confidence shining through.
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly, I do what it takes til I touch the sky.
Make a wish, take a chance, make a change and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun, but I won't forget all the ones that I love.
Take a risk, take a chance, make a change and break away.
Klaus knew her well enough that making her sing would bring her confidence. He watched her on stage as she blew not only himself but also the crowd off their feet. If she wanted to he could take her anywhere she wanted. She could sing anywhere she wanted. Her voice was as stunning as her personality and her beauty. Klaus smiled when she'd finished and offered her his hand, she took it this time, obviously pleased with herself and with the new attention he'd arranged for her. He wasn't the only one waiting for her. Several single men of all ages grouped around them hoping to take her up on her offer. "She was joking." Klaus said to them all as he escorted her back to their table.
Caroline contradicted him, to which he responded by allowing one old man with yellow teeth and an awful odour of beer and dung linger by her while he pinched her bottom. He smirked, as her hand clutched his - giving him her answer. He compelled the man to leave, "She's not changing her mind boys. Let us alone now." Caroline rounded on him and he admitted to why he had done it. "You were too nervous to eat, love. I knew that if you sang in front of everyone you were most likely to forget your nerves. You enjoy being the centre of attention. Are you still nervous, love?" Klaus had stopped in the middle of the crowd, his hands clutching her hips and she knew she'd be lying if she said 'no'. Caroline considered touching her lips to his just to make sure there was nothing between them. Klaus was looking at her so intensely that she almost couldn't breathe.
A/N: Well, did you enjoy the first chapter? Who do you like more? Klaroline, Delena or Kalijah? What did you think of Elena and Caroline's fight? I've cut the chapter down, smut ensues next chapter.. can you guess by who? How many of you follow me on tumblr? [CrAZychicke] Please R&R and make my day. Ta lovelies. xx