|My Love is Vengeance
Author: ALostHeart PM
Caroline leaves Mystic Falls after the council realizes what she really is. She's trying to mend her broken heart over Tyler's death when Klaus unexpectedly shows up to sweep her off her feet. Caroline refuses to believe that his intentions are innocent, but, very much to her dismay, she realizes that the Original Hybrid had gotten under her skin. Placed after 3X22.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Caroline F. & Klaus - Chapters: 32 - Words: 129,982 - Reviews: 584 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 257 - Updated: 12-31-12 - Published: 06-22-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8243834
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Hello folks! Another chapter :D Now this is kinda short, and for that I'm sorry, but I had to split it and the next one because otherwise it would be too long, so...
4: Failed Attempt
Like ordered, Caroline was sitting in an airplane within fourteen hours from her encounter with Klaus. She packed what little she had with her and hopped on a plane heading to London. Surprisingly, she found herself excited for this trip. London may be too rainy for Caroline's taste, but change might do her good. Besides, if she acted a bit out of character, Klaus may have trouble finding her. If Katherine could stay out of his reach for God-Knows-how-long, then so could she. At least, that's what she hoped.
Fidgeting in her seat -conveniently placed beside the window- she stared at her watch. They were five minutes late for their take off and she just had to roll her eyes at late passengers. One of them might be her travelling partner, she thought glancing at the empty seat beside her.
'Right this way, sir' She heard the flight attendant say.
Not the least bit interested in socializing with whoever it was to sit next to her, she rested her head on the chair and waited for the take-off. If only she could sleep, so little was her sleep the night before. She had spent the night turning and tossing in her bed, unable to contain the anxiety that seemed to take residence in her mind suddenly. The dream still conquered her thoughts. The more she thought about it, the more distant The Voice seemed to be, and the more frightening it grew.
She felt the seat next to her being occupied 'Thank you very much'
Caroline froze in her place like a marble statue. Too shocked to move she heard no one other than Klaus sweetly chatting with the flight attendant. There was a hint of smile in his voice as he repeatedly thanked her. So very politely that it was terrifying how he could be so sweet to lure in his victims. Caroline clenched her jaw when he finally addressed her
'And how have you been, Miss Forbes?' He grinned.
'Seriously?' she glared at him
'I can't help it if I'm a lucky man, Sweet Caroline' He spoke gently, his smile reaching his eyes.
'Yes, of course, you are.' She rolled her eyes 'You are one lucky Original Hybrid' She added mumbling, beyond irritated.
He chuckled in response.
She clasped her lips tight, fighting the urge to punch him in the face. Maybe a broken nose would break his arrogance. If only he wouldn't heal immediately, she thought, frustrated.
'You know you're really adorable when you are angry, love?' He smirked, gazing at her angry expression.
'Again with the pet names' she said through gritted teeth.
'What pet names, love?' he teased. And this time she had to fold her arms across her chest to be able to keep them for herself. She found herself wishing that the plane had three chairs is the row instead of only two. Of course it is somewhat tiresome, but anything could be more comfortable than spending a ten hours flight with Klaus, without a third party that may alleviate the damage.
Dammit she should have been friends with Katherine; perhaps she would have learned something about fleeing Klaus.
'How the hell did you find me?' she huffed
'Well, sweetheart, you don't exactly make it difficult for anyone to find you.' He shrugged 'Anyone who's like me, that is' Klaus smirked at her.
'What the hell does that supposed to mean?' she asked raising an eyebrow at him
'I knew after our last spat you wouldn't stay in LA. It was the obvious thing to do. All I had to do was track down your movements and compel my way to your flight.' He gave her an innocent smile
'Oh God' she sighed thinking how creepy it was to be stalked by Klaus 'and the seat next to me just happened to be unoccupied?'
'Of course not, love! I compelled a nice young girl to cancel the reservation and have me instead. See how keen I am on spending time with you, Sweet Caroline?' he winked
'Of course you are' she scoffed 'You know, you probably cost that girl her job' she scolded
'And you have no one other than yourself to blame for that, Sweet Caroline'
She wished he would stop calling her that, already!
'How's that?' Caroline frowned
'Well, if you had just stayed with me in LA for a while then I would have taken you wherever you wanted' Klaus said frankly 'And I would have certainly gotten seats in a better class, Sweet Caroline' he added with a smile
Caroline balled her fists. This had to stop, she thought. She didn't know why it bothered her so much, but it was too intimate to be called that by Klaus, especially since she liked the sound of it. What? No!
'Just tell me what you want from me' Caroline said quietly holding his gaze
He sighed looking away. He seemed deep in thoughts for a second as he stared at his hands where they lay on his lap.
'You're not going to believe me if I say I'm just looking out for you, are you?' he finally asked quietly with a hint of sadness in his voice, still not looking at her
She swallowed. That was not what she expected. She expected something witty and flirtatious, instead that was cute, sweet even.
Focus Caroline! This is Klaus we are talking about!
'Of course not' she snapped.
She even less expected the look on his face when his eyes returned to hers. It was a mixture of sadness and bitterness which he quickly concealed with his usual devilish smirk 'Then I will settle for whatever you think I want from you'
Back to his real self. That I can deal with she thought, relieved.
They were silent as the plane took off, and despite the unnerving feeling Klaus's presence gave Caroline; her tired body finally got the best of her.
Caroline slowly drifted to sleep with Klaus's voice ringing in her ears, softly whispering soothingly 'Sweet dreams, Sweet Caroline'
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