A Little Bit Broken…

Summary: AU, Caroline and Klaus loved one another, travelling the world for 6 months before Mikael came and ruined the happiness they were experiencing, Klaus fled compelling Caroline to forget him in the hopes of protecting her, not realising that not only was she hiding a secret that protected her from compulsion but also that he had given her something that she could never forget…

Disclaimer: I own nothing except the storyline…

Chapter 1 Bed Time Stories

Caroline lay in bed staring down at her six year old daughter in her arms; Becky had a temperature and was shivering. It was definitely not the first time her daughter had fallen ill but Caroline always reacted the same way; letting her daughter sleep in her bed and telling her stories until she passed out.

"Momma…" she heard Becky say with a quiet and coarse voice,

"Yes baby?" she whispered back, trying not to disturb her roommate who was fast asleep in the next room,

"Momma, tell me the story of the wolf and the witch…" Becky whispered coughing after finishing her sentence. It was always the same thing when Becky was sad or ill, she always wanted to hear the same story, never getting bored of it even though she knew it off by heart…

"Okay honey but after that you need to try and sleep okay?" Caroline replied, worrying more as her daughter seemed to be getting colder

"Yes Momma," Becky conceded, trying to hide the grin spreading across her face as her mother began her favourite story…

"Okay, Once Upon a time there was a witch named Carolina and the one thing she loved more than anything was travelling to different lands and learning about places she'd never been. One day she came to a town she had never been to before, she walked around for a while, learning about the town until she came to a castle…" she smiled down at her daughter who was mouthing the words to the story along with her, when she first told her daughter the story she had made slight alterations to make it more child friendly, changing the Mikaelson Mansion to a castle, removing the more sordid details of the relationship, changing the characters a little to make the story more magical, now the version her daughter knew seemed more familiar to her than what really happened, "… She stood outside the castle for quite some time, when it started pouring down with rain, it was rather late at night and she had lost track of the time and herself, she had no idea where she was or how to get back to the main part of town and didn't want to have to carry her heavy rucksack all the long way back, so instead she ran towards a wooded area that surrounded the house and took shelter underneath the branches of trees as she ran through the woods trying to find a place to shelter her for the night. She soon came across a rather large cave in some rocks and crawled into the cave, the opening to it was very small but once inside she could see that the cave was in fact quite large, so she went in a little further until she was far enough in that she could no longer feel the cold wind chilling her to the bone. She had slept in far worse places whilst travelling. Taking her rucksack off of her back she reached into it and pulled out a rather large sleeping bag which she rolled out and went to sleep in for the night. She awoke to a low growling sound coming from the entrance to the cave, she crawled out of her sleeping bag and walked towards the entrance where she found a rather large, injured wolf trying to get into the cave for shelter but clearly too exhausted to make it any further, she took pity on the poor animal, as a witch she felt compelled to help all creatures of the earth if she could and so she knelt down over the poor wolf who was near to passing out and examined his wounds. There was a large cut across his chest and one down his side too. She went back further into the cave to retrieve her rucksack which held many items that she could use to help the injured wolf. It took a while but soon she had cleaned its' wounds, bandage the one on his chest up and performed a spell to take away some of his pain. The whimpering had subsided but she stayed by the wolf who was too exhausted to move. Eventually the witch fell asleep by the wolf's side. The next morning she awoke, stretching out her achy muscles after sleeping on the rock floor of the cave, she turned to see the wolf and in his place was a handsome prince, he was the most beautiful man she had ever seen and she was terribly confused until she noticed the bandage across his chest, she soon realised that the man must have been the wolf, she had heard of men that could change into wolves but had never seen one in person, she leant over to check the wound on his side reaching out to touch it before a hand reached up and grabbed her wrist, stopping her movements. She looked back to the man's face where two big blue eyes were staring up at her, "Thank you" the mysterious man said smiling at her, "For what you did last night, you helped me a lot, I know this must seem strange to you but thank you…" she smiled down at the beautiful man lying next to her,

"It's no problem," she replied "I had heard a lot about your kind it was incredible to meet you and I'm glad I helped," she smiled down at him."

Caroline looked down at Becky, knowing that this part and the next part of the story were not entirely true, she would tell her daughter that they fell instantly in love and began travelling together…

In reality the process was no way near as romantic and had taken much longer and much more effort but she could hardly tell her daughter the true story. The story of how it had taken months for them to start talking after he yelled at her for helping him, claiming he didn't need help, him meeting her at a bar and the stupid decisions that were made after a lot of Scotch… That it took even longer for their relationship to become more than just sex and to become something that neither expected…

"… The Wolf took her to his home which happened to be the castle she had passed earlier and introduced her to his many brothers and his beautiful sister, they all loved Carolina and lived happily together until one day Carolina told the prince that she missed travelling and although she loved him she loved travelling too; so he promised to take her to every and any place she desired, that they would travel together…" Caroline smiled to herself remembering his exact words… I'll take you wherever you want, Rome, Paris, Tokyo?

"So the two travelled for a while together, they were so very happy until one day everything changed, an evil King named Mikael found the two of them and hated how happy they were, promising to ruin their happiness. They ran from him and managed to escape him and continued travelling for a few years. Every now and then the evil King would nearly catch them but they always managed to escape in the end. Until one day when the princess was out alone and the evil King caught her and took her away with him, once the prince found out he tracked them down and rescued the witch but he hated that she had been hurt by the King. That was when he did the bravest thing he could do, he had special powers and using them wiped the witch's memories so that she would not remember him, he told her to go far away and hide, change her name and forget him and one day he would come for her but she could not remember him until she saw him again. He then ran, leaving a trail for the evil King to follow so that he would leave Carolina alone and she could live her life safely and away from him and the evil King. However the witch had kept secrets of her own… She possessed a power which protected her from his powers; they also allowed her to be very fast, very strong and live to be very old without looking a day older… But she made the prince believe that he had succeeded in wiping her memories, knowing that he would be safer if he thought she didn't know what had happened between them. She ran far away and changed her name like he told her; she started a new life for herself only to discover that she was going to have a baby, she wanted to tell the prince somehow but knew that if the evil king found out he might hurt her child so she kept the child a secret and waited for the day when her prince would return to her and their beautiful daughter." Caroline smiled sadly as she finished the story,

"Momma do you think the Prince ever found the Witch again?" Becky asked looking up hopefully,

"I hope one day he does kiddo…" she smiled down at her daughter, "Now try get some sleep. I'm going to go get some water okay? I'll be right back." She smiled at Becky yawned and rolled over to the other side of the bed, knowing when she returned Becky would be fast asleep. As she walked into the kitchen she was greeted by a voice coming from the woman sat at the kitchen table,

"That's not exactly the story I remember…" The brunette smirked, "In fact I remember the prince being a total ass hole…" Katherine stated before walking over to where Caroline was pulling a blood bag out of the locked draw in the fridge "Also, I seem to remember the witch also being a vampire but I guess that got cut out of the story along with the dirty details…" she said another smirk gracing her face. "Do you think the Prince will ever find the witch?" she said in a childish voice. A sigh escaped Caroline's lips as she put the blood bag in the microwave to heat a little,

"I sure hope so Kat…" she replied looking sadly up into Katherine's big brown eyes "… I hope so…", Katherine rolled her eyes and put her arms around the blonde who was clearly welling up…

"Hey! No we don't cry! Mikaelsons are not worth it!" she said as Caroline held onto Kat's arms wrapped around her,

"Coming from you? What is it 150 years since you and Elijah broke up? You're still torn up about it… I've only had 6 years to grieve…"

"Okay then in 144 years I'll ask if you're okay and then you damn well better say yes! Coz I am NOT still torn up about it he lost out on something great so he could stay with his brother, he should be the one still torn up!" Kat stated removing her arms from Caroline so she could drink the now warm blood bag…

"I just hope it doesn't take 144 more years… I'm not getting any younger you know!" she said laughing,

"Yeah miss-I'm-turning-700-next-week… Ow!" she whined when Caroline hit her arm…

"Kat weren't you ever taught to respect your elders?"

"What do you think?" Kat replied looking smug as ever…

Authors Note:

Hey guys this is my first TVD/TO story and I'm posting it under a new account because my old one is reserved for to post fanfics related to another TV show and I also tend to use it to favourite and follow stories. This new one is going to be purely for posting TVD or TO fanfics… I had this idea for a while but wasn't sure about it, please let me know what you think I promise it will get better. Feel free to message me with any questions on here or on my tumblr which is lucielu55. Anyways hope you enjoyed please feel free to review or message me.

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