Last chapter guys, hope you've enjoyed the story :)
Jenna, Caroline and Adrian walked through the door of Jenna's home, unaware that Elena, Damon and Stefan were all stuck outside the door.
"Ah, hello? We're kinda stuck..." Damon said, sighing.
"Oh, right. Damon, Elena, Stefan, come on in." Jenna said, smiling. They walked inside, Elena's eyes swimming with tears as memories of her times in this house flooded her mind.
"I remember when Jeremy spilled ice cream on the floor while he was running up the stairs...mom and dad were so angry with him. He wasn't allowed to have dessert for a whole week." Elena said, laughing as tears fell down her cheeks. Stefan kissed her forehead, hugging her.
"He was a great father." Jenna said, smiling as tears glistened in her eyes as well. Elena smiled at her. Caroline looked over at Adrian and sighed.
"So, Adrian...do you think you're gonna be okay? Here by yourself, without me?" She asked, her forehead creasing with worry. He laughed.
"I'll be fine. I have Jenna with me, and I have the old Lockwood cellar. I can chain myself up there, and through the transformations. I mean, it sucks that I have to go through them every month, but there's not much I can do..." He said, biting his lip. Caroline sighed, then hugged him.
"Well, I'm gonna come and see you every single month at the full moon. I can't leave you to go through the transformation by yourself. I owe it to Tyler." Her voice caught slightly as she said his name. Adrian sighed.
"Gee, thanks, mom." He said, laughing. Caroline chuckled, then pulled away from him, running a hand through his hair.
"You're hair...so much like Tyler's...everything about you is Tyler...except your eyes." She said, her eyes narrowing as she looked at him and smiled. Adrian laughed.
"I've been told that my whole life...but it never really meant much until you just said it. It means a lot more, coming from someone who spent their entire life loving him." Adrian said, looking down at the ring on Caroline's left finger. She smiled, looking down at it as well.
"I'll never stop loving him. Even though he's gone...ever. And I will always be here for you, Adrian. Even if i'm on the other side of the world, I will come back if you need me. I'm only a phone call away." Caroline said. He nodded.
"I know. So I guess this is goodbye, huh?"
"Yeah. I guess it is." She said sadly. She hugged him tightly once more.
"See you in four weeks?" Adrian said. Caroline smiled, a tear escaping her eye.
"See you in four weeks." She said. He pulled away from her and smiled. She turned to Jenna, smiling widely, and hugged her.
"Look after Adrian for me, will you?" She whispered.
"You betcha." Jenna said, rubbing her back consolingly. Caroline let her go as Elena said her goodbyes. Caroline walked outside, her eyes still on Adrian, who was shaking hands with Damon, smiling in thanks. The four vampires left the house, waving goodbye one last time before entering the car and driving away. Caroline sighed and tapped Stefan's shoulder.
"Stefan, can we make a stop at the graveyard. I...I need to say goodbye." She said hollowly. Stefan nodded silently, and drove toward the cemetery. Caroline stepped out, thankful toward the others for staying in the car. She found Tyler's grave easily, sighing as she stood in front of it.
"I found Adrian, Tyler. And I'm so sorry...the curse, it's been triggered. But he's okay, he's fine. He's got this girl who's going to be with him during his transformations. And I'm definitely going to be with him during his transformations. I'm not gonna let him do this alone, Tyler. Just like I never let you go through it alone." She stayed silent for awhile, memories flooding through her mind.
"God, I miss you. I miss the sound of your voice...the sound of your breathing. The feel of your touch...just everything. I'm so sorry I left you Tyler. But I wanted you to have a happy and normal life...but I guess in the end, we both ended up hurt for 65 years, huh?" She said, chuckling slightly, but her heart breaking it seemed to dawn on her even more that Tyler was gone forever.
"Tyler, I will never stop loving you. For as long as I live. I will never love anyone, as much as I love you. And I will always be there for Adrian. Because I owe that much. I wasn't there for you. And I just...I need to be there for Adrian, because I need to make it up to never being there for you..." She began crying, unsure of what she was even saying. She sighed, taking in huge gulps of air before finally, she controlled herself. She smiled, then bent down and pressed her lips against the gravestone.
"I love you, Tyler Lockwood." She whispered. She got up and began walking away, her heart breaking. It was like she was walking away from him all over again. She entered the car, trying to control her tears as Stefan began driving away slowly. She felt a cold hand grasp hers and saw Damon smiling lightly at her.
"Thank you." She whispered.
"Don't mention it." He whispered back. It was silent for awhile before Damon turned to Stefan in the front.
"So, where to now?" Damon asked. Stefan looked in the mirror at Caroline, who smiled and laid back against the seat.
"Let's just...go home." She said, sighing.
"We are home." Elena said gently, smiling at her from the backseat. She smiled back, looking outside the window.
"We really are, aren't we?" She said, smiling as they passed a sign that said: Welcome To Mystic Falls.