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…

Quick Authors Note: Once again I just wanted to clarify that any text in bold italics is a flashback…

Chapter 6: Reunited

Caroline just wouldn't sit still, all the way through Beauty and The Beast, Frozen and Tarzan she was fidgeting or pacing or biting her nails… After Kat and Becky got her home they had all sat down to watch some films and eat take-out but Caroline was clearly somewhere else, even Becky could tell something was wrong… When the Chinese food had arrived Caroline barely ate a bite of food and starred way too long at the delivery man until Katherine slammed the door shut at the sight of Caroline's pupils darkening… Katherine had only seen Caroline like this once before and it had been at the very end of her pregnancy with Becky when she was so worried something would go wrong during the birth because they couldn't go to a hospital not knowing how a magical birth such as this would go….

Eventually Caroline's pacing and fidgeting became too much for Katherine,

"Becky go to your room and turn on the TV really loud baby…" Katherine spoke softly but Becky knowing exactly what it meant… It meant a fight or it meant yelling or it meant something was REALLY wrong…

"Yes Auntie Kat," Becky said, leaving the room and going straight to her bedroom…

"Caroline…" Katherine said softly, walking over to where the blonde was pacing anxiously, standing in front of her Katherine pulled her into a gently hug,

"I'm angry Kat…" Caroline whispered into Katherine's ear as she hugged her back… It was definitely not what Katherine expected Caroline to say, she expected fear, doubt, sadness, not anger…

"What?" Katherine asked, leaning back to look directly at Caroline, only now she could see the way Caroline gritted her teeth and knitted her brow together, the way her fists were clenched and her posture was ramrod straight…

"He's going to storm in here angry at me or upset with me and he's gonna do all the talking and I'm just gonna stand here because I love him but I'm angry…. So angry I want to rip out his throat with my teeth and drown him in vervain repeatedly… He left me… He tried to make me forget and then just left?! WHO DOES THAT?! He made the choice to leave me, what if the compulsion had worked? And then Mikael had shown up? I wouldn't have known he was dangerous? I could have been killed or worse he could have hurt Becky! I'm so fucking angry and I won't get to be angry because as soon as I see him I'll give in, I'll let him feel what he wants but I won't get to…" Caroline finished not realising that during her rant her fangs had dropped and her eyes had darkened…

"Caroline," Katherine spoke softly, "You say you won't get to be angry, who says? You can be as angry as you want to be, you can lose it, you can rip out his throat with your teeth because you are Caroline-Freaking-Forbes and NOT his little Carolina-Mikaelson anymore… You are strong, brave and that is why even I am a little scared of you…" Katherine finished looking at Caroline and smiling, "So, you are gonna sit down, watch the rest of this God awful Disney film and when he shows up and Becky and I go and hide in her room you are gonna be the badass 699 nearly 700 year old vampire that you are… Okay?"

"Okay." Caroline smiled, feeling more confident… "Let's watch the rest of Tarzan…" Caroline smiled…

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After Tarzan finished the three girls watched 101 Dalmatians and then they watched Tangled… Both Katherine and Caroline started to worry… It had been a few hours since Elijah must have told Nik… Why wasn't he there…?

"Katherine why isn't he here..?" Caroline asked after putting Becky to bed…

"-I don't kn…" Katherine was interrupted by a frantic banging on the door of their hotel suite… "Do you want me to sta-"

"No go sit with Becky…" Caroline answered before Katherine could even finish her sentence, Katherine nodded and left the room as Caroline went to open the door but instead of seeing who she expected in front of her stood a rather panicked looking Rebekah, Kol and Bonnie… "What…?" Caroline could barely get a word out before the three barged into her room in a panic…

"I'm sorry I know you told me to call before I came over when you gave me your address the other night," Bekah spat out "But…"

"Elijah told Nik about you knowing everything…" Kol spat out clearly annoyed,

"And about Becky!" Rebekah added, also clearly unhappy with their older brother,

"And now Nik is scouring this town looking for you …" Bonnie finished more out of breath than the two vampires she had come with….

"Yeah I guessed as much, how close is he?" Caroline asked calmly,

"Very, I'd say he'll get here in the next 10 mins, I slowed him down saying I thought you were staying out of town near the Bayou…. He's gonna be so mad at me…" Rebekah muttered, clearly not too concerned about herself if the way she smirked was any indication…

"Guys thank you but honestly I'm waiting for him… I knew Elijah would tell him and granted it's not how I wanted him to find out but once again a decision has been taken away from me… At least this time I know about it…" Caroline responded as calmly as she could, "Now as much as I really love your company you might not want to be here when Nik arrives… I get the feeling he won't be happy that he was the last one to know…"

"No." all three said at once,

"I'm staying, I'm just as mad at him as you are for what he did to you," Bonnie said,

"Me too, he took you away from us and I'm not gonna let him walk in here and get angry and not let you say your piece" Kol added

"And I'm not going anywhere, you're our family just as much as he is," Bekah added with a smile,

Seeing the three people in front of her stand up for her as if no time had passed since they called each other family gave her more confidence than she'd had to start with…

"Carolina…" Caroline turned around at the voice she hadn't heard in 6 years seeing the only man she truly loved stood in her doorway looking exhausted, broken and hurt…

"Nik…" Caroline whispered all anger she had been building up seemed to disappear and all she could see was the hurt and broken expression on his face. He was wearing his usual Henley and jeans but both looked creased and dishevelled, his hair an unruly mess… He walked across the room looking straight at her and ignoring the other three people who were all showing varying degrees of fear… He kept walking until he was right in front of her, staring into her eyes… She looked up at him, tears once again threatening to spill forward and without saying a word he pulled her close to him and kissed her, it wasn't deep or ferocious like she had expected, it was gentle, emotional and full of meaning, after a few seconds of his lips gently pressed to hers he pulled back looked once again into her eyes and whispered the two words he never said… "I'm sorry…" and then pulled her into a tight embrace…

The other three people in the room all looked as shocked as Caroline felt, she'd prepared for a fight or argument but instead she was met with a broken man wanting forgiveness…

"Nik…"

"Don't just… Please… I'm sorry…. I'm sorry I left you… I'm sorry I tried to compel you, I know how much you hate it… I'm sorry you had to be on your own… I'm sorry you lost your family… I'm sorry I didn't know we had a daughter… I'm sorry I haven't seen your face in 6 years… I'm sorry…"

"Nik, just kiss me again…" Caroline whispered, Klaus stared down at her in shock and what she recognised in his eyes as love… He leant down again and kissed her once more, just as gently as before but this time cradling her face in his hands…

"I think we were worried about nothing…" Kol whispered to the two women stood next to him…

"Thanks guys but I think you should leave," Caroline said to the three people in the room, who without a word walked out the front door and shut it behind them, all unsure of what was going to happen but even with the front door shut they still heard the noise from within the room…

*SLAP* "If you ever try anything like that again I will kill you… I will find a way to burn your sorry ass and make it as painful as I can you selfish ass hole…" Caroline spoke through gritted teeth seething with anger,

"Caroli-"

"Don't. You should be sorry. I love you so much it hurts but right now I don't give a shit about that…"

"Carolina…"

"And Carolina isn't my name anymore. It's Caroline… And I… I can't believe you…"

"Caroline? It suits you…"

"Don't. Just don't. I need to ask you some questions… And I need you to be honest with me…"

"Okay" Klaus said plainly as he sat on the nearest sofa and waited for her to speak…

"How… How could you do that to me after everything that happened when I was human…?" Caroline asked, trying and failing to keep her voice steady,

"Caroline you have to understand it was the safest way to keep you hidden from Mikael…"

"No. The safest way and the safest place was with you… What if your compulsion had worked? I'd have been lost alone in the city that Mikael was coming to? How is that safe?!" Caroline yelled, surprising herself with how loud her voice was…

"Davina was going to come and find you… She was going to take you somewhere safe and keep you there until I could come back…" Nik pleaded, he could clearly see that she hated that plan but it was the best he could come up with in such a rush…

"Is Mikael dead…?"

"Yes."

"Good."

"Also yes." Nik responded with his signature smirk, even though the fear and pain were evident still in his eyes,

"Did you try find me…?" Caroline whispered, her voice cracking,

"Yes…" he whispered back,

"Do you still love me…?"

"Yes" he responded immediately without any hesitation… "Can I ask just 2 questions…? Then you can go back to yelling at me…" he asked looking at her for confirmation, she gently nodded,

"Is it true we have a daughter…?" He asked, Caroline nodded gently in response, "Do you want to come home…?" Caroline hesitated, looking to the bedroom where the two girls who had been her life for the last few years were both hidden,

"On three conditions…" Caroline said, keeping a stern face, "Firstly, Katerina Petrova is here, she has taken care of me since… Well anyway, she comes with me, you don't lay a finger on her and forgive her for whatever happened between you and Elijah… Secondly, promise never to pull crap like that again, I may be coming home but I have NOT forgiven you and quite honestly it'll be a while and we have a daughter now, you can't do stuff like this… And thirdly… if you ever leave again you give me the right to rip your throat out with my teeth and stuff you with vervain…" she muttered the last condition childishly and gave Nik the tiniest of smiles,

"Yes," Nik said a small smile also gracing his lips… "Just come home, all of you… I need you, I can't wait to meet our daughter and… Katerina I could certainly live without but if it means I can have you this once I'll make an exception…" Klaus' smile grew slightly "I love you," he said gently,

"I love you too…" she responded, "But you're still a massive ass," she said as she turned to head to Becky's bedroom…

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Author's Note:

Hi again guys,

So yeah I reeeaaaally hope this lived up to expectations… I kinda like how this turned out but just a little warning Caroline has not forgiven him, she just wants to go home… So thank you for the amount of reviews I've had in literally the hours since I posted the previous chapter… I did say reviews increase writing speed so I wrote uber fast! So please more reviews they make me so very happy…

Love you loads

Lulu ;)

P.S

Thought I would start responding to your reviews in chapter because messaging you all was getting a bit messy and I kept missing people and feeling bad so here we go… These are only for the reviews done on Chapter 5….

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