~This is my seventh story on this site, but one out of five of my current stories.
~I had an idea for this story for a couple of months and just decided to type it up. I have long term plans for this story, because there is a secret in this story that a character has to find out before I even consider ending the story.
~I hope you enjoy the first chapter of Deep Within!


Jessica's POV

"Mom? Dad?" I yelled. I've been walking around the woods for five minutes trying to find them. You'd think being a vampire and all that I'd be able to find them. I decided instead of walking around trying to find them, that I'd try to hear for them. I stopped walking, took a deep breath, closed my eyes and focused. I could hear a squirrel running with its little feet, an owl flapping its wings in the air, and faint heart beats 'Why would they be faint?' I asked myself. I took a deep breath and focused on the heart beats. They were faint but beating fast. There was a faint smell of blood that started wafting in the air as one of the heat beats suddenly stopped. I opened my eyes and instantly sped into the direction that the heart beats and the scent of blood was coming from.

I stopped, staring in shock. There was a dead man lying lifelessly on the ground. There were two holes in his neck with blood around them. I felt the need for some blood, but I held myself back. The shape of the person recognized me of someone; I just hope I'm wrong.

I turned to the other man, who was standing, drinking from a woman. From what I could see, the woman looked similar to my mom. I sure hoped I was wrong. The man stopped feeding from the woman and let the body fall to the ground. My eyes went wide and my mouth dropped when I saw the face of the woman that he was feeding on. It was my mother. Tears started to gather in my eyes as I looked up at the man who was feeding on her.

"Why?" I asked as the tears started falling from my eyes.
"Because human life is worthless." He said, staring straight at me.
"It's not worthless if it's someone you care about." He took a step closer to me. I took a deep breath.
"Caring for humans is a waste of time when you live forever." I swallowed a gulp of air down my throat. He stepped closer to me and I started taking deeper breaths to calm myself. For some reason I was afraid of him and I didn't know why.
"My name is Klaus. Remember that." He said before speeding away leaving me alone with my parent's dead bodies. 'Why would he want me to know his name?' I thought to myself before I looked at my parent's bodies.

I rushed to them and knelled next to their bodies. My tears flowing freely out my eyes and down my face. I moved their bodies so that they were facing the sky. I just looked at their faces. Pain was spread over their faces from when Klaus fed on them. Their eyes were open, just staring blankly to the sky. I started sobbing as I gave my mom a hug, even though she couldn't feel it.
"Mom." I cried as I hugged her lifeless body that lay on the ground. I got up from her and stared at her. She looked terrified and she was frozen that way. I raised my head in the direction that Klaus had ran away in and took a deep breath.
"I'm going to get you." I said to the emptiness of the woods. I looked at my mom's dead body. "I'm going to go after him mom. He won't get away with killing you."


~1 year later~


General POV

Jessica opened her eyes and stared at the ceiling. She has been chasing Klaus for a year since he killed her parents. She didn't know why he did it, but she was going to kill him for killing her parents. Jessica took a breath and turned her head to the other side of the bed. There was a man lying next to her, dead. Two holes were in his neck with dried blood around them. She had drunk from him the night before. Jessica turned her head back to the ceiling and took a deep breath. She forced herself to get out of the bed and take a shower.

She felt the water flow down her body as she stood there washing the lilac conditioner out of her jet black hair. She made sure that there was no blood left on her, anywhere on her body. Jessica stood for a moment and let the water run over her before she got out of the shower. She stood in front of the bathroom mirror of the hotel, and looked at her reflection. Jessica looked at her reflection and thought while she brushed her hair. 'I'm close' She thought to herself 'She said that he was going to be in Mystic Falls. She said that the one that he is after would look exactly like her. Both of us want the same thing. Klaus dead.'


Jessica walked out of the bathroom with a towel wrapped around her body. She went towards the suitcase that she had packed last night and picked out some clothes. There was a red tank top on top of some demin shorts that she grabbed out of the suitcase. After she got the clothes on she looked through a separate pocket in the suitcase for some jewelry. She just took a ring that looked like a peace sign. That and her daylight necklace was the only jewelry that she was wearing. After she had everything on or in her suitcase, she went down to the lobby with her suitcase in hand.

In the lobby there were at least twenty different humans. There was one that was an older man, in is late thirty's early forties that had a shiny bald head and a beer gut. There was another person that Jessica saw, a person that she was looking for. She casually walked towards the person, like she would if she were a human.

"Excuse me." She said to the young man that was in front of her in a bellhop uniform. He turned around to face her.
"May I help you?" He asked Jessica.
"There was a problem with my room." She said to him with some sadness in her voice. Jessica looked straight into his eyes. "Would you mind cleaning it up for me?" He nodded his head when Jessica handed him the room key. "You won't tell anyone what you cleaned in the room. Just that it was messy." She let a human look appear over her face. "Thank you." She said with light happiness on her face. Jessica walked out of the front of the hotel with no suspicion of doing anything.


Jessica tossed her suitcase in the back of her car before she went to sit in the front seat. She didn't pack much because she had to almost always move on a lead or so Klaus wouldn't find her. He probably wasn't going after her, but she moved often to be on the safe side. Jessica slid her sunglasses over her eyes, put keys in the ignition, and drove off towards Mystic Falls.


*Flashback*


Jessica's POV

I was still kneeling next to my parent's bodies. I was still distraught over their deaths. 'Why didn't he come after me?' I thought before hearing some footsteps behind me. The footsteps stopped and I quickly got up and turned around. There as a girl about my age with chocolate brown hair and eyes to match. She was carrying a small purse that was dropped over her shoulder a necklace with a blue stone in it.
"Who are you?" I asked, before my eyes went to her necklace. The stone seemed familiar to me a little, but I really couldn't tell why at the moment.
"Did you kill them?" She asked me. 'Must be referring to my parents' I thought.
"No." I said, with the tears slowly starting to slow down. "They were my parent's. I just couldn't stop it." She looked at me with a sympathetic look, but I didn't know if she was faking or not. I'm not even sure if she knew that I was a vampire. She looked at me for a moment, as if she were debating something. Before I knew it veins appeared around her eyes and she showed her fangs. 'Oh, shit. She's a vampire.' I thought before she rushed at me. I sped off to the side so she couldn't get me.
"You're a vampire too?" She asked when she noticed that she had missed.
"Obviously." I turned to see her looking at my parent's bodies.
"It's obvious that a vampire killed them."
"I saw it happen." I stepped closer to her. "I'm going to kill Klaus for killing them." The girl turned her head to me and I turned mine towards her.
"Klaus killed them?"
"Yeah, you know him?"
"I've only been running away from him for 500 years."
"Do you know how to kill him?" I had to ask.
"If I did, I wouldn't be running, now would I?"
"Guess not." She looked at me for a moment.
"Why don't we team up?" A questioned look appeared on my face. "With the knowledge of Klaus that I have and your need for vengeance, we could find out how to kill him." I had to think about that for a moment. 'Do I want to team up with a 500 year old vampire that's been running away
from him?'
"Okay." I said out loud to her. "I'm Jessica" I told her. 'It would be better to know each other's names if we are going to team up' I thought.
"Katherine."


*End of Flashback*


I was made my way into Mystic Falls. I knew this because there was a "Welcome to Mystic Falls" sign not far behind me. I was finally here, after all the planning. I'm actually one step closer to kill him for what he did to my parents.


General POV

Jessica pulled up to the Mystic Grill to get a bite to eat. She didn't have any actual human food since the night before, and she didn't want to go on a rampage so she thought it was safer to get something to eat.

Jessica walked right into the grill and went straight to the bar. She sat down on a stool next to a guy in a leather jacket.
"A shot of tequila" She said to the bartender who poured her a shot. The man next to her turned his head to her, looking at her face.
"Haven't seen you here before." He said to her.
"I just got in town." He gave her a look like he would give other people like her. After Jessica drank her shot, she got up and walked to a table, so she could have some actual food.


She was almost finished with her food when she spied an eye back over to the bar. The man that she talked to earlier was still sitting there. A girl, about her age started to walk close to him. Jessica got a glimpse of the girl 'She looks just like Katherine' she thought as she looked at the girl. 'She must be Elena'. Jessica casually went back to her food, covering up the curiosity that she felt when she saw Elena walk up to him. She focused her hearing on them, while eating the rest of her food.

"Elena." He said as she came up to him.
"You're not going to stay all day at the bar all day again, are you?" Elena asked him.
"I have nothing else to do." He said with a hint of boredom in his voice.
"You know that's not true Damon." Elena told him. 'That must be Damon' Jessica thought. 'If that's Damon, then the Stefan that Katherine was talking about shouldn't be too far away.' "Stefan wanted to know how long you were planning on drinking. You know we have to figure out something to do about Klaus." 'They are planning to kill Klaus. I knew Kat wasn't lying to me.' Jessica thought as she finished her food. She took out some money and put it on the table to pay the bill. She wasn't going to use compulsion with another vampire in hearing distance. After she put the money on the table, she walked out.

Jessica was sitting in the park, waiting for Damon to come out. Her plan was simple. It was to follow him home and get his help to kill Klaus. 'Katherine told me that he would want to kill Klaus.' Jessica thought as she still waited for Damon to walk out of the grill. 'They would be able to lure Klaus to Mystic Falls, according to what she told me.' Jessica was brought out of her thoughts when she saw Damon and Elena walk out of the grill. She got up without raising suspicion and walked to her car, which she had parked by the grill.


Jessica drove up to a big mansion looking house and parked her car. She took the keys out and slipped them into her pocket as she got out of her car. There was nothing suspicious about how she was walking up to the door, though people would wonder why a new person in town was walking up to this particular house. She rang the doorbell and took a deep breath to calm herself as she waited for someone to answer the door.


Her eyes stayed looking forward as she heard footsteps getting louder towards her. The door opened revealing Damon inside the house.
"Who are you and what are you doing here?" Damon asked Jessica with annoyance in his voice.
"I'm Jessica," She told him. ", and you're Damon Salvatore."
"How do you know my name?"
"That doesn't matter. What matters is I'm here to help you kill Klaus."


~There is some things in this chapter that might leave questions, but I might answer them if I know what they are. Which means please leave them in the reviews along with what you think of the first chapter.
~I want to have something important or at least semi-important happen in each chapter, without it going to fast to soon. I sort of have a plan for the next chapter but I don't want that one idea that I have to take up the whole chapter because then it will be a boring like chapter.
~If you want to know when the next chapter is coming, it says on my page on here. Along with the dates for new chapters of my other stories.

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