Chapter 16

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Note: Well, everyone, here it is, the last chapter of "Cat and Mouse." Hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it. Thank you so much for all your reviews. You've been great! No spoilers, just follow along.


Damon & Elena's House – 2 Months Later...

Elena sighed as she pulled into the driveway and stopped the car. She had just come home from the doctor, having not been feeling well for the past two months. She was also tired and eating differently and she wanted to see what it was. On top of all that, she was two months late for her period, which was unusual, since she normally got it at the same time every month. As she stepped out of the car, Elena couldn't help but smile at the house. With Elisabetta's help, she and Damon were able to move out of her apartment and into a cozy house in the suburbs. It was a nice little place, just right for a couple that was just starting out.

Of course, Elena wondered what she found out today would change all that. Still, Damon had to know. Taking a deep breath, Elena entered the house and closed the door behind her, placing the keys on the table by the door.

"Damon? Are you here?"

"I'm upstairs, love."

Smiling at her husband's reply, Elena went upstairs to find him sitting on the floor in the master bedroom, where he was playing with Phantom, the black kitten that they had rescued after he had been abandoned by his mother. Elena smiled again as she saw them and was glad that the kitten wasn't as shy as he was when they found him.

"I see he's finally come around."

"Yeah, and I'm definitely grateful for that," said Damon. "I was afraid the little guy wasn't going to trust us." He smiled at his wife. "So, how did it go at the doctor's? Did you find out why you haven't been feeling too good?"

Elena nodded and sat down on the floor by her husband and Phantom, who went over to her and purred as she pet him. "I did."


"Do you remember what happened between us our first night here?"

Damon smiled as he thought back to that night. Everything about it was simply amazing. The candles, the flowers, and the passion between him and Elena as they made love in their bed. In fact, he was getting hard just thinking about it.

"Of course," he said. "I would never forget something like that." He looked at her curiously. "Why? What does that have to do with the doctor?"

Elena cleared her throat. "I'm pregnant, Damon."

Damon blinked and at first, he didn't say anything and then, he smiled again as he said, "Honey, that's wonderful." He kissed her. "Imagine that, after all this time, my life is finally turning itself around and it's all because of you."

Elena smiled and returned his kiss. "Well, I don't want to take all the credit. You turned my life around as well. Sure, I'm still a cop, but you made my life a little more exciting." She heard Phantom's little mews and looked down at him. "And so did this little one."

Damon chuckled and gently stroked the kitten's fur, hearing him purr. "You hear that, Phantom? There's going to be a new Salvatore joining us. Don't worry, you won't be replaced, because we'll still love you."

Elena laughed slightly and kissed her husband again, letting the love she had for envelope them.

That Same Moment...

From her seat at a computer within a white van parked outside, a woman watched the scene that was unfolding, her blood boiling with jealousy. She wished that it was her that Damon was kissing instead of Elena. She also that she was the one carrying his baby.

"You've been watching that screen for the past hour, Rebekah. Can't you just let them be?"

The woman, named Rebekah, replied, "I can't 'let them be.' Kol, do you realize that this is the chance that I've been waiting for since I learned of Nik's death? Not only can we get our revenge, but I can also try and convince Damon that he made a mistake by turning me down. I loved him, Kol, and I still do. That little slut took him from me and she has to pay."

The man, named Kol, shook his head. "And I thought I was the one who obsessed about things." He smiled. "However, if revenge against the slut that stole Damon from you is what you want, then by all means, sister, have at it." He got an idea. "Maybe I can help you."

Rebekah sighed. "How can you possibly help, Kol?"

"Well, I do happen to know people, and I can tell them about your situation," said Kol. "They can bring Damon to you and deal with his little wifey."

Rebekah was about to tell him no, but then, a wicked smile appeared on her face. "You know, that just might be crazy enough to work. Get in touch with your 'people,' Kol, and inform them that I'm going to need all the help I can get with this little revenge scheme." She then quickly added, "Or should I say, we need all the help we can get?"

Kol returned his sister's smile. "That's the spirit. And, if all goes well, Damon Salvatore will be yours."


Note: Thus ends "Cat and Mouse." Be sure to check out "Freedom isn't Free," the sequel that I already started.