As soon as I was "free" of Klaus's compulsion, I ran as fast as I could to the boarding house. I know everyone expected me to just run off, but I owed Damon. When I got to the boarding house, I immediately ran upstairs to his room. I saw Elena kiss Damon and my undead heart clenched.
"Thank you." Damon whispered. He looked close to actual death.
"You're welcome." Elena replied. I knew that was my cue. i walked towards the doorway.
"Well, it's me you should be thanking. I mean, I'm the one who brought the cure." I said nonchalantly. I wouldn't let them see me feel, not Damon anyway.
"I thought you were dead." Elena said.
"I was." I said walking towards Damon.
"You got free." Damon said.
"Yep. Finally." I poured Klaus's blood in mouth.
"And you still came here."
"I owed you one." I said before turning to Elena.
"Where's Stefan?" she asked.
"Are you sure you care?"
"Where is he?" she insisted.
"He's out paying for this." I said motioning to the bottle of Klaus's blood. "He gave himself over to Klaus. I wouldn't expect him anytime soon."
"What do you mean "he gave himself over"?
"He just…sacrificed everything to save his brother. Including you. It's a good you have Damon to keep you company. Goodbye Elena." I said before walking towards the door. Then I said something that tore my heart out, but they would never know it. "Oh it's ok to love them both. I did." I tossed Elena the bottle of blood and walked away.
When Katherine walked away, I felt my heart sink. I know I had feelings for Damon that I kept buried because of Stefan and tonight's events clearly showed that in a way, but I wasn't ready to discuss it with Damon. Without a word to Damon, I ran after Katherine hoping she wasn't already gone. I found her just before she got to the door.
"Katherine!" I yelled from behind her. She turned around.
"I just wanted to say thank you for saving Damon."
"Like I said Elena, I owed him one." She said before she sped in front of me. "But there is one thing you don't know."
"And what's that?" I whispered. Being this close to Katherine made me nervous to no end. I looked in her eyes, shocked when I saw tears welling up.
She surprised me by kissing me softly. The kiss ended before I could even react, my eyes still closed. "I really did it for you. I know that you love them both and after what I've done to you, I don't have a chance but I need you to know. I love you."
When I opened my eyes again, she was gone. To say I was stunned was an understatement. Not only did Katherine actually feel, but she loved me. I walked back up to Damon's room, confused and wondering when and more importantly if I would ever see Katherine again.
Not the happiest ending I know, but that's how it played out. Let me know what you think.