Chapter Sixteen

One Year Later

Tyler Lockwood snapped the case shut, stuffing it into the inside pocket of his suit as he heard footsteps climbing up the stairs.

"Tyler?" A soft voice whispered. He cleared his throat and turned.

"In here, Care." He said. She knocked on the door and entered, a smile slowly appearing on her face as she saw him standing there in a suit, his hair combed back.

" went all out." She said, chuckling. She entered the room entirely now, Tyler's eyes glued to her tight fitting blue dress, cutting off mid thigh.

"Well, I just want this night to be perfect. We've been going out for exactly two years now." Tyler said, walking up to her. She wrapped her arms around his neck.

"Hmmm...two years of fake pregnancies, evil vampires with evil plans...deaths..." Caroline said, sighing. Tyler wrapped his arms around her waist.

"Despite all that...we've stuck together. We still love each other and...I mean, that means something, right?" Caroline nodded, smiling.

"Right." He kissed her softly, savoring the feel of her lips against his. She sighed against his lips and he pulled away from her.

"You okay?" He asked her gently.

"I just...everything that's's been a year but we're not any closer to getting over it." She said, pressing her forehead against his.

"We lost's something we're never going to get over, Care." He whispered. She sniffled, a tear escaping the corner of her eye.

"I know." She said. Tyler kissed the corner of her eye where the tear escaped.

"I promise...I am not going to let anything happen to you ever again. I...I can't lose you. I love you, so much Caroline." He said. He wrapped his fingers in hers and walked out of the door, leading her to the balcony. Candles were set up all over the place, a table in the middle with dinner set on top of it. Caroline sat down, giggling as Tyler gently shoved her chair underneath her and kissed her neck. He sat opposite her.

"This looks good."

"I cooked it." Tyler said, winking. Caroline rolled her eyes.


"I did!" He exclaimed, laughing as he tasted it. Caroline tasted it and moaned with pleasure.

"Oh my god! This is amazing!"

"Yeah I definitely made it now." Tyler said, grinning. She laughed, winking at him. She uncorked the champagne bottle and poured herself a glass, exclaiming in surprise when she saw it was tinted red.


"Blood flavored champagne for my favorite blood drinking girl." Tyler said innocently. She giggled.

"Thank you." She said, sipping it.

"Ah." She smacked her lips together, giggling. They finished their dinner slowly, too busy talking about everything that came to their minds. As the candles slowly began to wan, Caroline sighed and leaned back in her chair, rubbing her tummy.

"I feel pregnant again." She moaned. Tyler laughed. He got up and held his hand out to Caroline.

"Come with me?" He asked her. She raised her eyebrows, but smiled and took his head, getting up. He lead her to the railing of the balcony. They could see the city lights ahead.

"Beautiful." She whispered.

"Just like you." Tyler said. Caroline laughed.

"You are so corny." She said. He playfully shoved her, then sighed and looked into her eyes.

"Caroline...the last two years with you have been...amazing. I feel like...I've come alive, ever since I first kissed you. I never, in my life, would've thought I'd fall in love with Caroline Forbes but...I have. And I do. I love you. I can't...imagine my life without you. You're my everything. And I feel like...we're meant to be together. And I'm not saying that because we're both not human, but because...because every time I'm with you, I FEEL human. It's like you tame the werewolf inside of me. You're my kryptonite. And...well..."

He bent down on one knee, reaching into his jacket and pulling out a box. Caroline gasped in shock.

"Will you marry me, Caroline Forbes?" He asked softly. She stared at him for the longest second of his life, not speaking. Just staring.

Then she bent down in front of him, placing her hands on either side of his face.

"Yes, I will marry you, Tyler Lockwood. Of course I will." She whispered. He grinned and pulled the ring out of the box, placing it on her left finger. She laughed with euphoria, tears falling down her eyes. He kissed her, both of them getting up as they kissed. Tyler led her back to his bedroom, laying down on the bed. She lay down next to him, and he wrapped his arms around her. She looked up at him, and kissed him.

"Here's to a lifetime together." She whispered. He kissed her again, grinning widely.

"I'm looking forward to it."


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