Chapter 1

Her eyes flew open and darted around the dark room. She was overcome by an instant feeling of fear and panic. Why does this keep happening to me? she thought.

She was almost afraid to move. She was not sure what she would encounter if she did. She sat up on the bed and looked around. Not a sliver of light penetrated the darkness. The room was pitch black. But she wasn't alone and she knew it. A light flipped on in the corner of the room and he sat in a high back tufted chair. The green fabric made his eyes that much more green. His fingers nimbly moved and passed a small golden piece of jewelry through them. Then she realized that it was her ring. The ring Bonnie had made for her so she could walk in the sunlight. So she could try to have a normal life. But nothing has been normal since she was changed into a vampire.

"Hello again Caroline." he said smoothly looking from the ring back to her on the bed.

"Klaus. What am I doing here? What do you want from me?"

What did he want from her? Ever since he had first seen her, first kidnapped her for the ritual he had been consumed by her. Sweet Caroline. Beautiful golden haired Caroline. Everything about her enticed him, intrigued him and aroused him.

The fear in her eyes had vanished and now turned to disgust towards him. He felt the daggers coming from her eyes and it hurt him.

"Answer me Klaus. What am I doing here?"

He stood up and walked towards her. He sat next to her on the bed. He reached up and pushed her hair out of her face. Caroline cowered from him, afraid of what he would do. She had seen him in action. The terror was back in her eyes.

"Caroline. You look at me like you hate me. Don't you know how much that hurts?"

"I don't care if it hurts your feelings Klaus." she said defiantly sticking her chin out.

"You are so cute when you are trying to be tough." he said and smiled at her.

"You have tortured and killed some of my friends Klaus. Of course I hate you."

His face hardened and he snorted hard out of his nose. He stood up and walked towards the door.

"Wait." she said and stood up. "You're not leaving me here are you?"

He turned and smirked at her. He walked back to her and pulled her close by her arm. He looked into her eyes.

"You will not leave this room until I say so. Do you understand?"

"Yes." she said. Staring back at him.

"Good girl." he said and touch her lips with his index finger. Caroline pulled away from him quickly. Klaus turned and walked towards the door again. He walked out leaving the door open.

Caroline moved quickly towards the door and out but she was stopped by the invisible shield of his compulsion.

"KLAUS." she screamed. "KLAUS."