|Torn Between Right and Wrong
Author: Erin Salvatore PM
AU. Caroline is engaged to Klaus, and Damon is engaged to Elena. On the night of Caroline's rehearsal dinner, she challenges Damon to prove he still cares for her by having a one night stand. DE/DC/KCRated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Caroline F. & Damon S. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,902 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 05-07-12 - Published: 04-08-12 - id: 8005446
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Torn Between Right and Wrong
by Erin Salvatore
Disclaimer: I don't own the Vampire Diaries. I'm just borrowing. Only the story belongs to me.
Note: Okay, I'm seriously going to fire my muse at some point, because my ideas are getting WAY too shocking! This story is AU, and it blends both Klaroline and Daroline (I still secretly ship them, I'll admit), and the plot is this: Caroline is getting married to Klaus, and Damon is getting married to Elena. On the night of Caroline and Klaus' rehearsal dinner, Caroline sees Damon in a different light and challenges him to prove that deep down, he still cares and they have a steamy night in Damon's bed. Thing is, is it just a one-night stand, or something much deeper? No spoilers, you'll just have to follow along.
Damon held Elena's hand as they walked into Klaus' mansion. Tonight was Klaus and Caroline's rehearsal dinner and since she was Caroline's maid of honor, Elena was obligated to attend. She was beyond excited, as Damon could tell from the energy he was sensing off of his future wife. He had wanted to avoid coming here, but he knew that was important to Elena, not to mention Caroline, so he reluctantly agreed to come to the dinner.
No sooner did they enter the mansion than they were greeted by Caroline herself. When Damon saw her, he tried not to notice just how breathtakingly beautiful she looked in the royal blue sleeveless cocktail dress she was wearing, which was no doubt given to her by Klaus, who liked to shower his bride-to-be with expensive gifts.
"Hey, guys," she said. "Glad you could make it."
Elena smiled at her friend. "Well, of course we made it, Caroline. I mean, I am your maid of honor, after all." She took the blonde vampire's hands in hers. "Are you excited about your big day tomorrow?"
"Oh, as ready as I'll ever be," said Caroline. "I still can't believe that by this time tomorrow night, I'll be Mrs. Niklaus Mikaelson." She sighed. "But, I can't help but feel a bit nervous, you know? I mean, I want everything to be perfect."
"You have nothing to be nervous about," said Elena. "You're going to be the most beautiful bride in Mystic Falls." She looked at Damon. "Right, Damon?"
Damon nodded. "Yeah, most definitely."
Caroline smiled at the blue-eyed Salvatore brother. "It's always a pleasure to see you again, Damon. I know that things haven't exactly been great between you and Klaus, and..."
Damon rolled his eyes. "Whatever, Blondie, I just want to get this over with. Elena wanted me to come here because it was important to her, seeing as how she's your maid of honor and everything, but nothing has changed between me and Klaus. I still hate the bastard's guts."
Elena gave her fiance a stern look, but said nothing. She knew better than to argue with Damon when it was obvious that this was one argument she wasn't going to win anyway. She took off her coat and gave it to one of the servants, who immediately took it from her. Elena then took Damon's arm and they walked into the dining room, followed by Caroline.
Klaus, who was standing by the fire place and drinking some champagne he had poured earlier, smiled as he saw Damon and Elena walking in.
"Damon, Elena, so good of you to come. Caroline and I are honored to have you here on this, the eve of our rehearsal dinner, and we are also honored to have you be part of our wedding tomorrow."
Elena nodded. "Well, we know how important it is to Caroline, so we didn't want to disappoint her."
"Indeed." Klaus then motioned for everyone to take their seats. "Come, sit, relax, and share some delicious food and drink with us."
Damon took his seat next to Elena at the table and looked up from his plate every minute or two to see Caroline. Of course, she was too busy being all lovey dovey with Klaus to notice him, but he he couldn't help but notice her. Was it his imagination or did she get more beautiful since their brief time together when she was human? He wanted to say that it had to do with her becoming a vampire, but he knew it couldn't have been that. No, there was something about her that was throwing him off.
Stop it, Damon, his thoughts scolded him. You're with Elena now, and Caroline was in the past. She's marrying Klaus, and you shouldn't be dwelling on something that happened in the past. She was a human then, and you were in a pretty dark place when you used her for blood and sex. Whatever you're feeling now, it's all trivial compared to what you feel for Elena.
Throughout the dinner, Elena looked at Damon and noticed that he was quiet. "Damon, are you okay? You barely spoke to me all evening."
"I'm fine, love," said Damon. "I'm just deep in thought, that's all."
"Apparently," said Elena. "Care to tell me what you're thinking about?"
Damon hesitated. Did he dare tell her that his thoughts were directed toward Caroline? No, she'd hate him for sure if he said anything. Instead, he cleared his throat and said, "It's nothing, Elena. I just...don't want to be here, that's all." He stood up and, nodding politely, walked out of the dining room.
Caroline looked up to see Damon leaving. What was with that man tonight? She never saw him act quite like this before, and she had known him since before she was turned. Was it the wine? She had definitely had quite a few of them tonight, but this was definitely not like him at all. She faintly remembered him looking at her during the course of the evening, but dismissed it as nothing.
She then said to Klaus, "I'm going to head home a little early tonight, sweetie. You know, don't want to stay up too late because of our big day tomorrow and all."
"Good idea, darling," he replied. "You need to look your best when you walk down that aisle." He kissed her softly. "Good night, Caroline. I'll see you tomorrow."
Caroline smiled and returned his kiss, after which she got her coat back from one of the servants, heading out of the mansion. Elena, still puzzled about Damon's behavior, took this as her cue to leave as well. Of course, now she had two people to worry about, Damon and Caroline. Not that Caroline never acted weird in her life, both human and vampire, but this was unusual, even for her.
Something strange is going on here, she thought. And I have a feeling that I'm not going to like the answers.
Mystic Grill – Later...
Damon sat at his usual place at the bar, ordering his usual bourbon, when Caroline arrived at the Grill shortly after leaving Klaus' mansion. Although she felt a bit guilty about the lie she told before she left, even if there was a hint of truth behind it, she still wanted to maybe find out what was going on.
She carefully approached the bar and took a seat next to Damon, also ordering some bourbon, earning her a quizzical look.
"Are you sure you're supposed to be here? I thought you were going home because you didn't want to 'stay up too late'?"
Caroline ignored the bitterness in his tone. "I was concerned about you, Damon, shocking as it is. You barely said three words to me all night, and then, you walk out on me the night before I'm supposed to take the biggest step of my life, even bigger than when I became a vampire."
Damon scoffed as he took another sip of his drink. "Bullshit. You never worried about me. The only thing you're worried about is making sure everything goes smoothly at your wedding. Hell, you're so busy being all lovey dovey with Klaus, I'm not even an inkling in your pretty little head."
"And here I thought being engaged to Elena would cure you of being an ass."
"Only slightly, Blondie," said Damon. "I still let it slip from time to time."
Caroline grabbed the glass of bourbon that was placed in front of her. "Oh, come on, Damon, admit it, you can't stand the fact that I'm marrying Klaus, and it's more than just because you think he's the scum of the earth. You can't stand it because deep down, you care about me."
Damon raised an eyebrow. "What?"
"Yeah, that's it exactly," said Caroline. "Even though you treated me like second rate shit because you were using me for your own personal gain, you cared about me. That's why it kills you knowing that I'm marrying Klaus." She smirked. "In fact, I want you to prove it."
"That you still care about me," said Caroline. "I saw the way you were looking at me tonight, undressing me with your eyes and imagining I was kissing you instead of Klaus. You like challenges, don't you? Well, I challenge you to prove to me that you care about me."
"Don't tempt me, little girl," said Damon. "You know I don't do well with temptation."
"This isn't temptation, Damon," said Caroline. "I'm serious."
Damon said nothing as he ran a finger down her arm. He couldn't believe what he was about to do. Still, this was only a friendly challenge from an ex-girlfriend, wasn't it? After tomorrow, she'd be married to Klaus and he'd still be engaged to Elena.
"All right, I accept your challenge, but under one condition."
Caroline nodded. "And that is?"
"We don't tell Klaus or Elena about this," said Damon. "Under no circumstances are we to tell them. If they ask, we'll simply say we met for drinks as old friends and hopefully, that will work."
"Okay, I can deal with that," said Caroline. "Now, let's say we get this over and done with?"
Damon's Room, Salvatore Boarding House – Later...
Damon attacked Caroline's lips savagely as they closed the door behind them for privacy, pushing her against the wall, running his hands up and down her body. Caroline returned kiss and ripped his shirt open, running her hands across his perfect chest, earning her a groan from him. Damon then felt himself getting hard to the point of pain as he felt what she was doing to him. Eager for more, he carried her to the bed, reaching behind her to undo the zipper of her dress, letting it fall to the ground at her feet and undoing the clasps of her bra, releasing her breasts, caressing and kissing them.
Caroline let out a scream of pleasure as she felt his hot breath on her skin, her fangs extending. She then hesitated. Did she dare bite him? She knew it would heal, but did she take the chance of leaving her mark on his neck?
"You want to bite me, don't you, Caroline?" said Damon. "Go ahead, do it. No one has to know."
"I can't," said Caroline. "I don't..."
"This was your idea, wasn't it?" said Damon. "Now, go on, bite me."
Caroline wanted to protest further, but it would only fall on deaf ears anyway, so she dug her fangs right into Damon's neck, his blood colliding with her tongue, driving her insane. She had never bitten Damon before, since she was a human when she was with him previously. The only guys she remembered biting were Matt, and more recently, Klaus when they were intimate. Upon impact, Damon hissed in pleasure, pushed her down onto the bed, and practically ripped off his pants and boxers, as well as her stockings and panties, driving his hard erection into her core, groaning at how hot and tight she was, thrusting hard and fast against her.
Caroline pulled out of his neck and licked up the excess blood with her tongue, gyrating her hips against him, keeping in sync with his movements. She then rolled over so that she was on top, riding him just as hard and fast. Damon pulled her down for a scorching kiss, the heat between them rising with every thrust. He felt his fangs growing and wanted so badly to bite her, but something told him not to. As much as he enjoyed her biting him, he didn't want add more conflict, since he was pretty sure his scent was getting on her. If he bit her, it would only make things worse, so he retracted his fangs.
Caroline, although she was disappointed that he didn't bite her back, had a feeling that he did it because he didn't want Klaus to find out, and in a way, she was kind of grateful.
2 Hours Later...
Damon exhaled and sweat cascaded down his face as he held Caroline close under the sheets of his bed. They had spent the last two hours having perhaps the best sex imaginable, and it turned out to be two hours well spent.
"Wow," he said. "That was amazing."
"Yeah, it was," said Caroline. "It was also kind of fun."
Damon raised an eyebrow. "You pretended I was Klaus, didn't you? To take the guilt away?"
"Okay, maybe I did," said Caroline. "Why? You pretended I was Elena, right? So, we both don't have anything to feel guilty about."
As she spoke, Caroline hoped that she was right. She loved Klaus deeply and what happened here tonight was just a one night thing, no strings attached. Damon was just a friend, and he was engaged to Elena, who was practically her sister due to their closeness.
Note: Yeah, don't ask how I thought this up, but this is an experiment, since I ship Klaroline, Daroline, and Delena. My mind is evil, I know, but that's how I roll.
Enjoy and let me know what you think!