|Once upon a december
Author: where-the-wind-blows-me PM
She doesn't know who she is or where to go. He is the man who can show her the right path... basically Anastasia BUT the klaroline version.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Caroline F. & Klaus - Chapters: 11 - Words: 21,098 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 03-03-13 - Published: 09-10-12 - id: 8515990
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So let me tell you a story... once upon a time I went to a christian school who decided to block from me cause of m rated fics... stupid College. so sorry for the over a week wait but chapter 5 is almost done so hopefully you will get another update this weekend but I don' know. ok rant over enjoy the story!
I own nothing- if I did I'd be partying it up in Atlanta
Chapter 4- New Lessons
As Finn waited and watched Mikael drain a few more victims he couldn't help but remember how he had gotten into this mess in the first place that night of Caroline's disappearance. The last time he had been with his love, Sage.
The night of the ball a few hours previous
"Come on Finn! We're going to be late and I'm not missing an opportunity to see your brothers in uniforms" Sage exclaimed excitedly.
"Fine darling just promise you won't try and rile up Kol or Klaus, Esther nearly had you banished last time" at this his lover rolled her eyes "only because Klaus complained, you'd think he was actually her son... not her enemy"
Though Sage was right Finn would not tolerate her saying such things about his brother, they knew better than most how much Klaus did not want to be royalty.
"Sage, you and I both know how much he loves the Romanoff family and he would never do anything to hurt anyone of them" The older vampire scolded.
"Alright, alright let's just go... you never said anything about pissing off Elijah" she smiled and sped away to begin a game of chase. Finn laughed and shook his head, tonight would be the night he would ask her to marry him, he could not wait until she was his wife. So he went after her going down an alley less than a mile from the palace.
"Sage" he sung turning another corner then all of a sudden his vampire hearing picked up the sound of a sob and he heard his dear Sage whisper his name. She sounded desperate, afraid. Sage was never the one to be afraid and now he knew something was wrong, terribly wrong. He could feel it.
"Behind you my son"
As Finn turned around he saw his father standing behind the love of his life, and Sage wasn't moving as if even a twitch would end her life… and it would.
"Father what are you doing?" Finn asked hesitantly.
"Well I need your help and I knew taking your lovely red-head would do the trick." Mikael smiled as if killing people was the most naturalist thing in the world.
"Anything Father! Please just don't kill her" Finn wanted to cry but he knew he could not show any signs of weakness. The tears sprung to Sage's terrified eyes, oh how much he wanted to take that away.
"The party in the palace is over, The czar and his wife are dead and Caroline is missing" he squeezed Sage's heart as if to show seriousness "Now Niklaus and your other brothers are after me, they will desiccate me and I need your promise that you will revive me when or if the little girl ever shows up again"
"How do you know I will wake you up?" he asked arrogantly.
"Mindy! Come here" Mikael called.
Just then a dark-skinned woman showed up right in front of Finn, smiled then turned around grabbing Sage and disappeared.
"NO!" Finn shouted furiously.
"You will get her back the moment I know that the last of the Romanoff family is dead"
Just then a gust of wind blew past Finn and he saw Elijah and Kol holding Mikael as Klaus put his hand near his father's heart. A witch began to chant and soon Mikael was grey and dead...ish.
"What did he want Finn?"
"He has Sage, Nik. I have to find her" He felt utterly broken and hopeless at this point.
"What did he want Finn?" Frustration lacing his voice.
How could he not care? Finn felt all the emotion simply go from him, he would get Sage back whether Niklaus liked it or not. "He asked me to wake him when the time comes and brother I will do just that, make no mistake." and he walked away.
"Well I suppose you have good reason for not waking me sooner?" Mikael growled pulling Finn from his thoughts.
"Father, be grateful that you have a child who is still faithful towards you!" Finn replied.
"At least I can finally get rid of the last shred of Romanoff and our family can regain the throne," Mikael said with a wicked smile playing upon his face.
"By that you mean Niklaus." his son said bitterly.
Mikael sped over to Finn and pinned him to the ground with one hand around his neck. "You know the tradition of this family son, only the hybrid child will rule." He threatened.
"Ye- yes father" Finn stuttered whilst struggling in his father's iron grip.
"Now," the older hybrid then released Finn from his fingertips and proceeded to stand again.
"Where are my hybrids?" Mikael questioned as he dusted off his shoulders.
"Klaus had them desiccated, Father." Finn answered.
"Be useful. Wake them and tell them to follow Klaus and this Romanoff girl, when they find the perfect opportunity… kill them.''
Train to Paris
Damon, Stefan, Klaus and Caroline began to get seated for the long ride ahead of them. Stefan and Caroline sat across from each other and Damon sat next to Stefan leaving only one seat for his friend. Seeing this state of position, Klaus grumbled at a smug Damon, who sat next to a slouching Caroline. He noticed how she would often place her hand onto the delicate necklace encasing her neckline. It looked really expensive, but she dressed poor so it couldn't have been real unless it was stolen.
"Amelia, would you sit up?" Klaus began "Royalty does not slouch!"
"And how would you know?" She replied, wrapping the tatty scarf around her neck.
"I make it my business to know," He stated.
"Klaus do you really think I'm royalty?" Caroline asked innocently ignoring Klaus' question.
"Without a doubt, Caroline." He replied with confidence.
"Then it is my royal command that you stop talking!" She insisted, smiling.
Klaus rolled his eyes back at the girl and then turned to look out the window. Damon and Stefan couldn't help but laugh at the way Caroline was teasing Klaus. Klaus was never one to be teased, let alone made to look stupid. They were both beginning to get more accustomed to her witty remarks.
"So Stefan, Damon... will you miss Russia? Leaving home and all?" Caroline asked changing the subject.
"No," Damon continued "We grew up in Italy; Russia is really just another city for us, for me."
"Hmmm," the young blonde nodded in thought, "And Klaus what about you?"
"Never!" He quickly replied, remembering his failure to protect the little princess he was tricking her into believing she was. "I will never miss Russia and I would appreciate it if your royal highness would quit trying to pry into my life!"
Though he didn't mean to be quite so loud, he couldn't help it the more time Klaus spent around her the more he thought about Caroline. Caroline was hurt by his anger, but she masked it quickly.
"Whatever, I was just trying to be nice." With that she got up and stormed out of the tiny cabin to move to another car on the train. She needed to get away from Klaus, quickly.
"Well that was rude." Damon pointed out.
"She started it!" Klaus argued.
"That's a mature way to handle things; Klaus you are close to 400 years old and you can't act like the bigger man?" Stefan said angrily. He didn't appreciate the awful treatment they were giving Caroline. She was his best friend.
''Look mate, she's your girlfriend and not mine. I don't need to worry about her feelings," He retorted.
Was that … jealousy Damon detected? He couldn't tell Stefan was laughing too loudly for his brother to focus on their friend.
"Sorry what?" Stefan asked still trying to settle his laughter
"You and Amelia aren't together?"
"Are you and Damon?" both Klaus and Damon looked at Stefan like that was the most ridiculous thing he could have ever said.
"That's what I am trying to say, Amelia and I are just friends, nothing more." Stefan then had a thought and a mischievous smile appeared on his face, "if you want I'm sure you could go after her."
Klaus glared at him but did not refute his attraction to her at first "I would never! She argues too much, and has no manners! Speaking of which we need to find her I'll be back."
"That's right go kiss and makeup!" Damon joked
"Shut it Damon!" Klaus yelled as he left the cabin
As Klaus was walking through another train car looking for Caroline, how far could this little human go? He was suddenly grabbed by a strong arm that held him still while he spoke.
"Well, well, well look at what I have found!"
"Yes Kol it seems as though you have found our brother who left rather suddenly from our home, now why on Earth would he do that?" Elijah asked.
"What can I say? I needed a vacation..."
"You haven't left the palace since Will and Liz's death, why leave now?" Elijah pointed out.
"With a blonde if my information is correct," Kol interjected.
Klaus looked away angrily. He couldn't believe he was so sloppy in his haste to get Amelia to Paris. Then Elijah moved to head back towards the cabin where Stefan and Damon were, as soon as all five men were in the cabin the doors were closed and the eldest spoke again.
"We have a problem," he began, "because if Kol and I can find out where you are then no doubt Finn knows, and if Finn knows then he has probably awoken Mikael," Elijah sighed.
"Shit!" Klaus sat down and started thinking, "we need to find Amelia. Is there is a chance he already has hybrids on the way?"
"Five on the train." Kol said
"Ok we will go to the luggage car since it's the last one, Klaus can get Amelia, and we will jump."
Klaus headed out first to find Caroline, with a little more urgency this time as the rest of the group went to the back of the train trying not to cause alarm. This was in vain because the hybrids were already on the top of the train carrying out their plan to kill the young woman in question.
"Klaus quit shoving me!"
"Oh sorry for the lifesaving technique darling," Klaus growled pushing Caroline into the back of the train.
"Well aren't you a pretty little thing?" Kol said walking towards her, "what is your name beautiful?"
Caroline giggled, she didn't know who this was but he sure was attractive, "Amelia."
"Well Amelia, I'm Kol it is lovely to meet you. Tell me something," Kol began before walking right in front of her, "Do you find me attractive?" he compelled.
SMACK! Caroline slapped him across the face.
"Did you really think I would be around vampires without a little vervain? And seriously? Klaus says we are in danger and all you want to know is if I think you're good-looking?"
Kol became angry all of a sudden and grabbed her by the neck, "I'd be careful of what I say if I were you."
Then Klaus tackled Kol, "Do that again and I'll tear out your liver!" he warned.
Kol just pushed him off, and walked towards Elijah as if that would protect him.
"Well Amelia I am sorry for how our younger brother acted, I'm Elijah and it is wonderful to meet you."
"You too." Caroline said as Stefan helped her by lifting her into a stand.
All of a sudden there was a jolt on the car as if speed had changed, getting quicker. Kol and Damon then walked to both ends of the side of the car to check and make sure everything was safe.
"Umm guys I think we have another problem." Damon yelled as the wind was making it hard for Caroline to hear the vampires on the train, "we've been detached from the rest of the train!"
"Make that two problems!" Kol yelled.
Just then the window nearest to Caroline broke and a hybrid reached for her and grabbed her sleeve. Stefan ran to her and pulled her out of reach of the creature as Damon stepped in to fight him off. Then the other four hybrids crawled in to try and kill her. While Kol, Stefan, Damon and Elijah were fighting off the hybrids Klaus tried to find a way to slow down the accelerating train and climbed just outside the car and under it and yelled.
"Someone hand me that chain!"
Caroline looked around and found the chain then pulled it to where Klaus was.
"Well the others are kind of busy!"
Klaus growled and took the chain securing it to an axle next to the wheel and throwing the other end with his strength to a tree, Caroline held her hand out to help him up as he grabbed it the both fell onto the train with Klaus landing on top of her.
"Thank you." he whispered
"No problem." She replied.
Another jolt was felt as they both sat up and felt the train stop as they stood up and Klaus turned to help his comrades fight off the fighting hybrids. Then Caroline let out an ear piercing scream as she watched Elijah rip out the hearts of the last two hybrids. She fell onto her knees sobbing uncontrollably and yelling.
"WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?"
"THEY DIDN'T DESERVE THIS!"
Her speech became unrecognizable as Klaus walked over to her and pulled her to him trying to console her.
"Sh, love. It's okay." he whispered, fondling her wild curls.
As the others quietly watched Caroline and Klaus she began to calm down and regain her composure.
"I'm sorry," she whispered realizing it was Klaus holding her "I don't know why I acted like that."
"It's fine Amelia," he helped her stand on the still train "let's just get off this train we have a long walk ahead of us."
As they started walking the atmosphere began to change from Caroline's breakdown when Kol and Damon decide to lighten the mood with teasing and stories. Soon almost everyone was laughing, trying to forget the incident except for Klaus. He couldn't figure out why but he knew he had heard that scream before.
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