|All That You Are
Author: LittleMissMariss PM
-Takes place after 3x20- Klaus and Caroline encounter each other after the dance, but things don't go their way. Caroline has a run in with the Original Witch who has plans for her. Klaus knows Caroline is in danger, and he follows his heart to find a way to save her. However, Esther still has more plans for him and they are much more devastating than anyone expected. KLAROLINERated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Romance - Klaus & Caroline F. - Chapters: 22 - Words: 42,660 - Reviews: 174 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 07-17-12 - Published: 06-11-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8208714
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Jar of Hearts
Note: Thank you for all the positive reviews, I'm glad you like it :)
Esther looked over her shoulder when she heard little Caroline roll over and moan. Caroline put her hands to her head and started to open her eyes. Her eyes were blurred, but when they finally cleared up she instantly sat up straight. She looked to the left and noticed she was in a cave and looked to her right to see Esther standing there. Doing so gave her head a dizzy rush, so Caroline put one hand behind her for support and the other to rub her forehead. "Good, you're awake." Esther said with her back turned towards Caroline. She was standing over a rock shaped like a pedestal, and there was smoke coming from it.
"Where am I?" Caroline asked, in a weak voice. She felt sick to her stomach and the started to ache all over her body. She wanted to get up and run, but she felt that if she stood up she'd just fall back down. Caroline knew there was something wrong with her; she would have healed from an aneurism by now. Her eyes widened and locked to the back of Esther's head, "What did you do to me?"
"I put a spell on you that makes it feel like you have vervain running through your system." She paused and continued to fiddle making some sort of potion. Caroline tried to look over to see what she was making, but Esther stood at the perfect angle to make sure Caroline couldn't see. "Don't worry, you'll be fine…" Esther smirked to herself and held up the completed potion, "…for now."
Esther put the potion on the pedestal and walked over to Caroline. Caroline scurried back against the wall and pulled her knees up to her chest. Caroline managed to say in a shaky, but stern voice; "Why am I here?" Caroline managed to use the wall to help her stand, but she could feel the vervain throughout her body. (Even though Caroline had been taking vervain, she knew that this was enchanted.) Caroline stared at Esther, but was struggling to keep herself up.
"Well I hear that my son fancies you. After all he invited you to the ball and only went to this dance that my daughter coordinated because of you."
"So?" Caroline coughed up some blood and almost fell, but she managed to continue standing. "That doesn't mean that I 'fancy' him."
"I've been watching my son from the other side for over a thousand years, and I've never seen him genuinely care for another person." Esther moved Caroline's hair out of her face and smirked. "I'm going to use you as my leverage and then kill you. You are an abomination, just like the rest of my children." Caroline was startled by this statement and conjured enough strength to run for the exit. As soon as she thought she was about to get out, she was bounced back at the front. Caroline fell back to the floor, hands first and then her legs on the side. She lowered her arms to her elbows and her head was down. "Please Caroline, I am the Original Witch, you should have known that you couldn't escape." Esther walked back to the stone and looked at the potion.
Caroline looked up, her hair was all messed up, and now she didn't have enough strength to stand back up. Caroline noticed Esther walking around the potion, "What is that?"
"Its for you dear." Esther picked up a stake she had put aside and then picked up the potion. She poured the potion onto the stand and put the stake in it to. She started chanting something in Latin and then held the stake up in front of her. "Now all we need is Niklaus."
Caroline managed to crawl to the wall. She rested her back and head against it, and clutched her knees. The pain was burning from the inside out, and she was terrified of what Esther was going to do. Esther started to walk towards her and started chanting again. Caroline could feel her breathing return to normal and the pain started to fade away. She stood up and kept her back against the wall. Caroline looked around for an exit, but there was no other than the one blocked off.
Meanwhile Klaus was still searching for Caroline. He searched everywhere, but what he didn't know was that at the time his mother put a tracking-block on them, so they couldn't be found. Klaus was getting more and more angry, he should have been able to find her scent by now or hear them talking.
Klaus let out a scream, of anger and pain. Caroline could hear it, but so could Esther. "Well its about time, tonight's going to be magical." She raised her brows and then chanted something.
Klaus took and deep breathe and tried to listen for the slightest sound. He didn't hear anything again, and that made him punch a nearby tree. When he retracted his arm he smelt a whiff through the air. He turned his head slowly and concentrated to locate the scent. He opened his eyes wide and dashed through the woods, when he realized it was hers.
"My son shall be here any second." Esther said, while grabbing Caroline's arm. She tried to resist, but could feel her body go weak just by the touch. Esther dragged Caroline to the middle of the room. She straightened Caroline and then walked near the entrance. Caroline tried to move, but she was frozen in place. She started panting heavily, she tried to move her legs by tugging them with her arms, but they wouldn't budge. This witchy magic was getting on her last nerve. She then watched as Esther used magic to draw a line in the dirt from wall to wall. Esther crossed over to the side Caroline was standing on and then turned around and looked at the entrance. "Well good evening Niklaus." Caroline looked up to see Klaus walking into the cave. He had a really angry look on his face when looking at his mother, but when he looked at Caroline it was more like fear.
"Klaus you need to leave." Caroline said in a low voice, she averted eyes with Esther and looked Klaus straight on. He titled his head and gave Caroline a stern 'no' look, and then continued to stare at Esther. Caroline wanted him to leave, she knew if he was killed then she would die along with her friends.
"Niklaus, I was wondering why you went to that dance, you said yourself, she means nothing to you." Esther was curious about her son's intention, but more curious about his reaction. Klaus didn't respond, but just held his angry stare. Caroline felt kind of hurt by that comment, but she knew he did care since they shared that moment on the dance floor.
"She doesn't." Klaus said sternly. He watched as his mother walked around to Caroline's other side and watched as she lifted up her arm. Caroline looked over, but had no control over her own body. Esther's touch was enchanted and Caroline was powerless. Esther used the steak to slowly vertically cut through Caroline's arm. Caroline used her other arm to grab hers, she felt her knees go weak, but she still couldn't move. Klaus's eyes widened and he went to knock the stake out of Esther's hand, but when he reached his arm out he couldn't get reach it. He kept his arm out trying to pass through the barrier spell. "Stop it!" He yelled, and his mother pulled the stake up and let Caroline's blood drip off of it.
Esther walked around behind Caroline, "I've been able to watch you torture and kill innocent people for over a thousand years." She paused and watched as Klaus's breathing got heavier. "Now its time for you to understand what it feels like to lose someone dear."
Note: Sorry for poor grammar, still need to review for corrections :P
And who do you think you are?
Runnin' 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are?
-Jar of Hearts ~ Christina Perri-