Dark Prince

Disclaimer: All characters belong to L.J. Smith. I do not own them.

Author's Note: This is the final part of Dark Princess. I don't think it's as good as Dark Princess or Dark Knight. I normally don't write about Stefan.

Time: The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls

Genre: Drama, Romance, and Angst

Rating: PG

Date Finished: September 2, 2010

Stefan gazed out of his prison cell. It was so dark and so cold. Even with his vampire vision, he couldn't see his own hand in front of his face. It reminded him of the dungeons in Italy.

He leaned against the back wall. It was so quite, so dark. He couldn't hear the outside world. He was in his own little world, his own dimension.

His Dark Princess wasn't here. His Dark Knight was insane. He guessed, and maybe hoped, that they were together. Unlike any good fairytale, the Dark Prince was missing. Instead of saving the princess, the princess was saving the prince. He wouldn't come riding to save her from the knight. The princess and the knight would come riding to save him.

He was playing a game. It was a game of time. It was a game of chance. He was taking a chance of the Dark Princess and the Dark Knight. There was a chance that they wouldn't reach him in time.

He sort of hoped that they wouldn't reach him. He was being noble. His life wasn't worth it. He live wasn't worth theirs.

Well, on second thought, the Dark Prince's life would be better without the Dark Knight.

The light was bright. It was the light at the end of the tunnel. It was the light to heaven.

This was the end. He was going to die. His time of Earth was going to end.

It was coming closer.

It was over.

She was an angel. So pale and innocent. She leaned down to him and gently kissed him.

"Stefan," she whispered in her angelic voice.

His Dark Princess had arrived.

This trilogy was inspired by the song "Circle." It was written and performed by Flyleaf. It is from their second album, Memento Mori.