First of all, I want to apologize if there are any mistakes in this chapter. I sort of rushed through it because I wanted to update this, but I was also too lazy to go over it. I'm pretty sure there are a few, so if you notice them, either let me know or just ignore them. Haha.

FYI: There's smut in this.
FYI AGAIN: This update includes 4 of my favorite Original ships: Klaroline, Stebekah, Kalijah, and Kennett.


Rule No. 5

Don't cling to them at parties. Dance with friends and spend time
with acquaintances, but wink at each other across the room.

"I can't believe your brother and Katherine are finally engaged! I mean it took them long enough, right?" The blonde held onto her boyfriend's hand as they walked towards Elijah and Katherine's townhouse. In her free hand, she held a bottle of wine, which she was sure, was one of their favorites. Once they reached the front door, Caroline dropped Klaus' hand and rang the doorbell.

As they waited, he turned to press a light kiss to the top of her head. "My brother is one happy man. As am I."

Caroline looked up to gaze at Klaus for only a short moment since the front door finally swung open, revealing the newly engaged couple.

"Welcome to my engagement party!"

Elijah coughed. "Sweetheart…"

Katherine pressed her lips into a thin line before leaning into Elijah's side. "Sorry, babe." She leaned forward and pressed her lips against his cheek before turning to face Klaus and Caroline once again. "Welcome to our engagement party. Damn, I really need to work on that, don't I?"

The blonde laughed and nodded her head as she took a step forward to wrap her arms around the stunning brunette who rocked her five-inch Louboutin's. "Don't worry, Kat. You'll get used to it." The two pulled back, their lips curling upward into smirks. "At least, I hope you will."

"Oh, I will try." Katherine replied as she released her hold on Caroline.

"Congratulations, Elijah. I'm very, very happy for you both." She said as she wrapped her arms around the elder Mikaelson before handing him the bottle of wine.

"Thank you, Caroline. Katerina and I are very happy you and my brother decided to join us."

Klaus had just finished hugging Katherine before extending his hand out towards his brother. "We wouldn't miss it for the world, brother."

Once the two couples were inside the townhouse, Caroline and Klaus decided to part ways. The blonde made her way towards Rebekah and Bonnie with a huge smile on her face while Klaus immediately went to get a drink with Stefan and Kol.

"Caroline, well don't you look lovely," said Rebekah as she kissed the opposing blonde on both cheeks. Bonnie grinned and threw her arms around her best friend for a quick hug before pulling back. "You look beautiful, Care."

"Thanks, but shush, don't let Katherine hear you. We don't want Miss. Pierce to think I'm stealing her thunder on her big night." Caroline said as she looked over her shoulder to see the brunette and her fiancé greeting more guests by the door. The three all laughed as Caroline stopped a waiter for a flute of champagne. "And besides, you two look even more amazing. Rebekah, that dress is to die for, and Bonnie, you could have just work a pair of jeans and you still would have looked wonderful."

The three girls clinked their glasses and took a sip, then turned to watch the newly engaged couple bicker about a mysterious scuff on Katherine's left shoe, leaving them completely amused.

They were so madly in love.

"Well I want to dance," said Bonnie as she finished the last of her champagne.

The two blondes watched their friend walk across the room to where her boyfriend, Kol, stood amongst Rebekah's fiancé, Stefan, and Caroline's lovely boyfriend, Klaus. As she approached the group of guys, they all turned their attention onto her and then looked over her shoulder to where Rebekah and Caroline stood. They smiled and waved their hands and then the two couples all eyed Bonnie and Kol as they made their way into the middle of the room, where the others guests were, and started dancing along to the music.

Klaus gazed back across the room until he caught Caroline's attention, his lips curling upward into a smirk as he took a sip from his glass.

"So when will you and Klaus get engaged?" Rebekah asked out of the blue.

"Hmm?" Caroline narrowed her eyes at Klaus before turning her attention back to her beautiful blonde friend. As she took another small sip of her champagne, Rebekah had repeated her question and Caroline couldn't help but shrug her shoulders. "When we're ready, Rebekah. No need to rush us. I want you and Stefan and Katherine and Elijah to get married first, so that you girls could tell me how the marriage life is." The blonde winked.

Rebekah chucked softly. "Oh, God, I do hope Katherine and Elijah get married before Stefan and I…"


Rebekah canted her head. "You know how Katherine is."

Caroline pressed her lips together before letting out a soft chuckle. "I see. Yes, very good move."

The party was becoming livelier with every passing minute. More guests were entering the townhouse, which meant the catering staff had to work a little quicker, and plus the music playing over the room had changed from piano-dinner-party to upbeat-dance-party, which was still Katherine's scene.

After spending a good hour talking to Rebekah, Caroline decided to make her way and mingle with some of Elijah and Katherine's friends, those who she wasn't familiar with. She had introduced herself to some of Elijah's co-workers, and then there were some of Katherine's favorite employees from her salon. The blonde enjoyed getting to know those who had such an impact of their lives. She hadn't realized how incredibly well known they both were.

"Hi there. Mind pouring me a drink?"

Once she spent another hour or so speaking with Elijah and Katherine's friends, she finally made her way to Klaus, who was still speaking with Stefan, Kol, and his other dear friend, Marcel.

Klaus wrapped his arm around Caroline and pulled her close as he leaned down to press a kiss to the top of her head. "Hello there, love. Are you enjoying yourself?"

She nodded as she reached for the small glass from Stefan, thanking him before she took a small sip. "I am. I just had a lovely talk with Katherine's boss and I also spoke with one of Elijah's friends he went to university with. They all had wonderful things to say about them both."

"Yes, well you know them. Katherine's very outspoken and full of spunk, whereas Elijah usually keeps to himself, but he's such a gentleman…" Rebekah started as she clung to Stefan's side.

"And you put them together and you get a beautiful couple that was destined to be together," finished Kol.

"Cheers to them!" Caroline exclaimed, raising her glass in the air while everyone did the same.

Before everyone else joined in with the exclamation of 'Cheers", Caroline and Klaus felt hands touch their shoulders, causing them to turn and grin at the sight of both Elijah and Katherine.

"And what are we toasting?" The brunette asked as she raised her glass in the air.

"You, of course, Queen Katerina. Oh, and Elijah as well." Kol replied with a smirk.

"No need to say more; I will most definitely clink to that."

The group all clinked their glasses together and took long sips, relishing in the party environment that was taking place around them. The newly engaged couple took a few photos with the other engaged couple: Stefan and Rebekah, while Kol and Bonnie made their way back into the middle of the room, leaving Caroline leaning into Klaus's side.

"I'm really happy for them. I know Katherine's been through a lot, especially since she lost the baby, but look at them… they're so happy and so in love."

Klaus took another sip and gave Caroline's arm a light squeeze. "Elijah was very nervous about proposing to Katerina. He called me at 2 in the morning just to go over his plan."

The blonde looked up at her boyfriend and chuckled. "Well, I'm glad you didn't screen his call, Klaus. He probably really needed your advice."

He leaned down and hovered his lips above hers. "Family is everything, is it not?"

"Oh, it most certainly is." She replied with a smile before closing the space between them.

"Excuse me," they heard a voice say behind them causing the pair to pull away. The blonde happily spun around to see Elijah standing there with his hand extended out towards her, a smug smile gracing his lips as he glanced over at his brother. "May I have this dance, Miss Forbes?"

Caroline chuckled softly before handing her drink over to Klaus. "I would be honored, Mr. Mikaelson." Taking the elder Mikaelson's hand, she followed him into the middle of the room, her head turning to look over her shoulder at her boyfriend who only shook his head as he watched his brother take his girlfriend onto the dance floor. Giving him one final smirk, Caroline turned to face Elijah and placed her hand over his shoulder while her other was held gracefully in his own hand.

"How is Niklaus doing? Has he been able to finish that piece?" Elijah asked as he carefully swung the blonde around.

She smiled when she was pulled back in. "He managed to finish it last night. He was stressing it about it for the past few weeks, but I told him all he needed was alone time and a bottle of Tequila."

Elijah cracked a smile and then chuckled softly. "Well I'm glad to hear he completed it."

"Hey, babe!" Katherine called out as she walked towards the pair. Caroline and Elijah continued to sway slowly in the room, but turned to watch the brunette drag along Klaus to where they stood amongst the other guests. The blonde grinned and narrowed her eyes towards Klaus who looked less than interested in dancing with his soon-to-be sister-in-law.

His smile remained on his face as he watched his fiancée wrap her arms around his younger brother. "Darling, I hope you didn't have to force him against his will."

"Oh no, Elijah. It's okay if she did." Caroline said as she gently patted Elijah's lapel.

Klaus shot his girlfriend a look before spinning Katherine on the floor. His lips slowly pulled into a smirk as he pulled her back in, his hand comfortably resting on the small of her back. "Now I was just going to ask if you wanted a dance, love."

"Well I don't want to dance with you." The blonde replied with a smirk.

The two couples continued to dance to the music, their feet moving around, the girls' dresses swaying about. Minutes later, Kol and Bonnie and Stefan and Rebekah joined them with drinks in their hands and huge smiles on their faces. It was nice that most of them ended up on the dance floor. Once the catering staff ended their appetizer rounds, most of the other party guests joined everyone else in the room.

It wasn't until Kol decided to dim the lights in the room and change the music from regular upbeat, dance music to club music, causing the guests to stop and look over at the youngest of the Mikaelson men. All they needed was a black light, or perhaps some strobe lighting and the setting would have been golden.


Rebekah curled her hand over her mouth so that her voice could be heard over the loud music. "What is this? A high school dance?"

Kol shook his head. "Oh, come on. It'll be fun."

He continued playing the music and watched as everyone reacted positively, his eyes scanning the room and seeing Katherine pull away from Klaus to wrap her arms around Elijah's neck, Stefan and Rebekah raising their hands in the air, and Klaus pressing his body against Caroline's back.

"Oh," the blonde said as she felt her boyfriend's arm wrap around her front side.

She tilted her head back until she hit his shoulder, her lips curling into a smile as she felt his chin graze her temple. With his arms wrapped around her body, he pulled her close and continued to sway to the music. The blonde, who had enjoyed her college years and ended up going to every party she was invited to, never forget her moves. With Klaus behind her, she carefully grinded her bottom against his lower region and bit down on her lip.

"Not now, Caroline," he whispered into her ear.

She quickly spun around in his arms and locked eyes with him. "What? I'm just dancing."

Klaus eyed her intently as he pressed his forehead against hers. "What if I told you I wanted you? Now?"

The music was just loud enough for their little conversation to go unheard while the guests danced to the music, their bodies moving up and down with their hands thrown in the air, all of them acting as if they were actually in a club. Kol, who continued to play DJ, left the music station momentarily to share a dance with his lovely Bonnie while Elijah had his arm wrapped tightly around his Katerina's waist, very much like Klaus and Caroline. Every pair seemed to be in their own little bubble, admiring the person they were dancing with, taking advantage of the moment, the setting, the environment. They might as well been partying in a real club.

Well done, Kol.

Caroline chewed on her bottom lip before looking at the people around them. "Here? In their townhouse?"

"You know they've given us our own little room if we were to ever stay the night."

Klaus took a step closer to the blonde until their fronts pressed against each other. Caroline took in a sharp breath as she felt his hardened length graze her thigh, her eyes widening. "Klaus!" She hissed as she threw her arms around his neck and kissed him hard on the lips.

The next thing she knew the back of her legs were hitting the edge of the bed while Klaus' hands ran up the sides of her legs, lifting the hem of her dress higher and higher until it bunched up around her lower abdomen. After their lips touched in the middle of the dance floor, they knew they needed to have each other… in that moment… it felt right. So he grabbed her hand and pulled her into one of the rooms that was reserved as theirs if they were to ever spend a night or two in Elijah and Katherine's townhouse. It was nicely furnished, dimly lit, and perfect for Klaus to ravish his beloved in.

Caroline felt her eyes roll back in ecstasy while Klaus attacked the side of her neck, her arms still hung around his shoulders, pulling him in. Her lips parted slightly and forcefully shoved his jacket off, tossing it off to the side.

"This feels like college." She said breathlessly against his ear while her fingers threaded through his hair slowly. "Thank God Kol is playing music this loud." She sighed as she felt her boyfriend's hand cup her in her most sensitive spot. "Oh, God," the blonde moaned the moment she felt his middle finger run along her the thin material.

"Oh, how I miss those crazy college nights," Klaus murmured against her skin, his teeth nipping at her collarbone as he descended down the columns of her neck. Once his fingers pressed against her through her panties, he felt the moist patch and groaned as he used his hand to separate her legs further before pushing the material to the side. Pulling away from Caroline's neck, he smirked devilishly as he slid his index and middle finger into her heat emitting a lustful moan from the blonde.

He pumped his fingers inside her at a vigorous pace, his eyes watching Caroline intently as she was building up her first release. Her hands ran down the sides of his arms, gripping them tightly with her head tilted back and her eyes shut.

"Klaus…" she moaned as she felt her body tremble in his hold. She was close, so damn close, and she only encouraged him to go faster. Klaus began to breath heavily as he felt her inner walls clamp around his two fingers, thus resulting in her first release. He leaned forward and removed his fingers before bringing them up to cup her face.

"Let's get on with it then."

His growl caused the blonde to smirk even when she felt him rip her panties off her lower half, watching as he tossed it to the ground without a care. Gripping his biceps, she spun them the two of them around so that his back was against the bed. Caroline pushed him back carefully and motioned him to crawl backwards to the mountain of pillows. The blonde positioned herself in between his legs and slowly ran her hands up and down his thighs, inching higher and higher to his restrained erection that was ready to be let out.

Her hands reached for the front of his pants and swiftly undid both the zipper and button before freeing his hardened length. Caroline took in a breath as she leaned forward, capturing his lips with her own in a passionate kiss. She worked her hand up and down his shaft, her other hand soon joining in to give the bottom half attention. His lips parted and he groaned into her mouth, but Caroline only smirked.

She decided since he had ripped off her panties, she would wait a little while before lowering herself onto him. Her thumb brushed against the tip of his length, which caused the man to growl against her lips. Like he had pumped his fingers inside her, she pumped her hand around his erection until he felt it throb in her hold. A moan escaped her mouth before she pulled away and threw her head back.

"Bloody fucking hell, Caroline," he groaned.

The two had forgotten there was a party happening right outside the door.

Without another word, Caroline raised herself up on her knees and positioned her entrance just above Klaus' length, her hand helping guide it in before she finally lowered herself on him. The two let out breathy moans as she gripped his shoulders, her hips rocking back and forth. It felt incredible to finally have this moment. Klaus had been wanting to take her the moment he saw her put on the dress back at their own apartment and Caroline wanted him to ravish her the second he slipped into those dress pants of his. Now, as the two rocked their bodies together, they pressed their foreheads together and gazed into each other's eyes.

She felt his hands cup her bottom as he lifted her up and down rapidly before turning them over so that he was now hovering over her body, his length still pumping vigorously in and out of her. Caroline raised her arms over her head until she grasped the headboard, their bodies colliding so strongly it only pushed her up higher on the bed.

Klaus nuzzled his face into the crook of her neck as he thrust harder into Caroline, their breathing becoming incredibly sporadic even before the big finish.

Once again, he felt her walls encircle his length as he came inside of her whereas Caroline shouted out his name while she rode out her orgasm. The two remained still for a few seconds before he pulled out, pressing a kiss to her neck and then her lips.

"I love you," she panted.

Klaus cupped the side of her face. "Marry me."

Caroline stared up at him for a moment before laughing. "No. You are not proposing to me after sex. No. Klaus, you know me."

He leaned into her neck and chuckled against her skin. He did know her too well, and a proposal after a good fuck wasn't exactly Caroline's dream, especially when he knew she was going to be telling the story of their proposal in front of everyone anywhere.

"I know, love. I was only joking." He got up and pulled his pants back up while Caroline shimmied her dress back down until he hung just above her knees. Turning to face Klaus, she pouted. "I cannot believe you ripped my panties."

"They were in the way, sweetheart," he grinned as he helped the blonde off the bed. Reaching for the material, he tucked it into his pocket before giving his girlfriend a tender kiss. "I will buy you new ones."

Caroline smiled and readjusted her dress a second time, making sure she was completely covered and her dress was smoothed out from top to bottom. She grabbed his hand and laced their fingers together, her lips pulling into a smirk as she thought about their rough quickie.

"What are you thinking about?" She heard him ask.

Pulling the door open, she walked back into the hallway, surprised to see the party just as lively and just as loud like they had left it with everyone still showing off their moves in the middle of the room, almost as if time hadn't passed. There was Elijah dancing closely with his bride-to-be, Stefan and Rebekah throwing their arms in the air, and Bonnie and Kol swaying across the room with smiles on their faces.

Caroline tugged on Klaus' hand and led him back into the scene.

"Come on, we've got a party to get back to."

If you caught mistakes, oh well. I'm only human. A human who is so incredibly lazy to read through it. Also, I hope I stayed true to the quote.

Let me know what you guys think.