All he wanted to do was heal her for her birthday...even he wasn't shallow enough to let someone die on their special day. But what he didn't realise was how much she would change him. Now he can't stop himself...he has to be around her...he has to know her. But what he doesn't realise is in doing so, he's endangering her life.

Caroline/Klaus/with a little bit of Tyler. Don't own Vampire Diaries! ENJOY! P.S IT will all be in Caroline's POV. Maybe every once in a while in Klaus's POV. Read/Review!


Chapter One

Paradise

Light filtered through the blinds, hitting me in the eyes and I groaned, sitting upright and stretching. My bones cracked in protest and my hand instinctively went down to my neck.

Gone. No mark of what Tyler had done to me.

I sighed and shook my head. I still couldn't believe he had bitten me. My own boyfriend. Attempting to kill me.

No, Caroline. He did it because of Klaus. You know this. I thought.

But if Klaus wanted me dead, why the hell did he come over last night and heal me? I was so confused. I looked to my bedside table to check the time-

and found a box with a ribbon and a card on it. I reached over and picked it up, flipping the card over.

From Klaus

This couldn't be good.

I hesitated opening it.

For all I know, it could've been a vervain bomb.

Or something worse.

But again...why would he try and kill me after he saved my life yesterday?

Don't be such a chicken. I thought. I sighed and pulled the ribbon, and gently opened the box.

A diamond bracelet lay inside.

And not just fake diamonte type of diamonds.

Real diamonds.

I gasped, shocked.

What the hell was Klaus doing, giving me a gift like this?

"Okay, that's it. Where is this sleazeball?" I murmured. I hopped out of bed and tugged jeans and a T-shirt on.

Usually I would take more time in my appearance, but over the past few weeks, I'd been too occupied to care.

People were probably wondering what the hell happened to my fashion sense.

I clambered down the stairs and heard the sound of a coffee pot slamming onto a bench in the kitchen. I walked into the kitchen and found my mom sitting on the table, reading the newspaper and eating eggs. She looked up at the sound of my entrance and gasped.

"Oh my god, Caroline! I was gonna check up on you! How are you feeling, honey?" She got up from the table and hugged me tightly. I chuckled. I wasn't used to this closeness with my mom. A year ago, me and her hardly had a relationship.

"I'm okay, mom. Klaus's blood did the trick." I said, smiling. Her own smile faltered and she sighed.

"That's good, honey. There's some eggs in the pan by the way, if you want. " She said, sitting back down on the table. I poured a cup of coffee for myself and sat down next to her.

"Honey, maybe you should drink some blood, to keep your energy levels up." She said, looking down at my cup of coffee. I laughed.

"You're asking me to drink blood? How weird." I said. She smiled sadly.

"I'm just worried about you."

"I know, mom. But really, i'm fine. Just...confused." I said, sighing.

"Wanna talk about it?" She asked. I looked at her.

"It's Klaus...I know for a fact that Tyler biting me had something to do with him."

"I think so, too. Isn't Tyler sired to him?" She asked. I grit my teeth and nodded.

"Unfortunately, yes." I said angrily.

"So doesn't that mean he has to follow everything Klaus tells him to do?" She asked.

"Pretty much." I said, sighing as I trailed my finger along the cup's rim.

"So...he must've told Tyler to bite you and Tyler must've gone ahead with it."

"That's the thing though. If Tyler really was going to just bite me, he wouldn't of bothered telling me he loves me and all that before. And he was really freaked out and scared and...upset at what he did. I don't think he meant to do it."

"So maybe because he's sired to Klaus, he did it unconsciously." My mom said, nodding. I nodded too.

"Maybe..." We both stayed silent and I grabbed some eggs from the pan and dug in. I stayed silent for awhile, eating my eggs before finally deciding to just tell her.

"I just don't understand something."

"Mmm?" My mom said, sipping her cup of coffee and not removing her eyes from her newspaper.

"If Klaus told Tyler to bite me...he must've wanted me dead-oh well technically I am dead-but I mean, dead, dead, right?" I asked, looking at her. She winced, but looked at me.

"Yes. Probably." She whispered.

"Well then why did he come here and heal me? Why didn't he just let me die from the bite?" I said, sitting down again. My mom sighed.

"I don't know, Caroline. But Klaus...if he wants you dead, dead..." She breathed, a little confused. "I want you to stay away from him." She said, tears in her eyes.

"Mom...I want nothing more than to get away from all this and live a normal life. But Elena...she's my best friend. And I know that Klaus wants her blood to keep making hybrids which means she's in danger. And now that Stefan's stolen Klaus's family, she's in even more danger. I can't just leave, knowing she's in trouble. I have to help her."

"But...if you get hurt..." She choked out.

"I'll be fine." I said, resting my hand on top of hers. She smiled sadly.

"Not my little girl anymore, huh?" I laughed and hugged her, then got up and kissed her head.

"I'll always be your little girl! But right now, I have to go get me a blood bag and find Elena...or Bonnie. I have about 50 missed calls from one of them."

"Call them both."

"I would! If I could find my phone." I said, sighing. It was probably somewhere in my room, in the covers that I had thrashed around in hallucinations that were caused by the bite. My mom raised her eyebrow.

"Then how do you know you have 50 missed calls from one of them?"

"I can hear my phone vibrating upstairs." I said, rolling my eyes. She looked at me in surprise and chuckled.

"I can't get over that." She said, getting up and walking into the living room. I grinned and ran upstairs, turning my covers over until finally, my phone rolled out. I picked it up, looked at the caller ID and answered it.

"Hey, Elena."

"I've been calling you non-stop! Me and Bonnie are about ready to go to your house with stakes in our hands. What happened last night?"

"I'll tell you later. Right now...I have a meeting with someone." I said, sighing.


I pulled up to the Mystic Grill and got out. If Alaric was here, that meant that Damon was here. And if Damon was here, then I was sure Klaus would be here, too, doing his usual, "get your brother to give me my family back" speech. I walked across the road and hit into Matt. Who hugged me tightly.

"Thank god you're okay."

I sighed, but smiled. Mine and Matt's relationship was a roller coaster...or more so the roller coaster from Final Destination 3. You know, the one that crashed and burned and hurt a lot of people. Yeah...that definitely described our relationship.

And although I was pretty certain my feelings for Matt no longer existed beyond friendship, I still held a special place in my heart for him.

And the fact that he carried me all the way from the woods to my house when I was sick last night just made him that much more special.

But I was scared about confronting him today. I heard him telling my mom that I had been hallucinating and I had. I didn't want to know what he had heard me say.

I pulled away from the hug and looked at him. He seemed genuinely relieved that I was okay. No hint of anger, sadness, sympathy or anything. I smiled.

"Yeah, I'm okay. I'm just looking for Damon." Matt's smile faded.

"He's in there, with Alaric...and Klaus." Matt said through gritted teeth. I nodded.

"Okay." I went to walk in, but Matt grabbed my arm.

"Caroline, Klaus is in there."

"Matt, he saved my life last night. I'm pretty sure he's not gonna try and kill me." I said, sighing. Matt sighed, but let me go.

"Just...please be careful." Seeing the look in his eyes...how scared he was. It broke my heart. He was my only human friend left. And I could tell, he cared about all of us...no matter what we were.

"I will." I whispered. I leant up and kissed his cheek, then walked in, my eyes zooming in on the bar straight away.

Where Alaric was sitting with Damon and Klaus, who was talking to Damon with a smile on his face.

My heart fluttered and I looked down at my chest, confused.

"What are you doing?" I asked it. Hearts only flutter when you see someone you like.

And I definitely did not like Klaus.I grabbed the box with the bracelet from my bag and walked up to Damon.

"Damon...Alaric." I said, smiling and ignoring Klaus.

"Barbie! How's it going? Heard you ran into some trouble yesterday..." Damon said, his eyes going wide as he drank his scotch and looked at Klaus. I ignored his comment and looked at Klaus.

"I think you left this at my house by accident." I said, handing it to him. He laughed.

"Well, darling. When someone leaves a box with a ribbon and a card on it, that isn't by accident." He said softly, his british accent sending shivers down my spine.

"Yeah well...I may not be sired to you, but that doesn't mean you can win me over with gifts." I said, flipping my hair behind my back. Damon was looking between the both of us, confused. Alaric was pretending not to listen to the conversation, but I saw his eyes flitting toward me every so often.

"I wasn't trying to win you over, Caroline. It was your birthday. And unless customs have changed...gifts are given on birthdays." He said, chuckling slightly. I sighed, trying not to smile as well, but he saw it.

"Keep the bracelet." He said, smiling at me. I pretended to be speechless, for Damon's sake, and scoffed to add to my fake disbelief. Klaus started to walk away, but stopped right next to me.

"By the way...I'm glad to see you're okay." He said gently. I wanted to say thanks, but instead, this came out.

"I don't trust you."

He laughed, but nodded.

"Fair enough. That's fine with me, darling." He looked at Damon and Alaric.

"You two fellas have a nice day. And remember, Damon. If you hear from Stefan, you tell him I want my family back, or alot of people are going to die."

Any nice feelings I had toward him faded the minute he said that. I sighed as he left and looked at Damon.

"Who's he plotting to kill now?"

"What happened last night?" Damon asked suspiciously.

"I...I-answer my question first!" I said.

"Everyone in Mystic Falls, the usual. Now you answer mine." I sighed, but nodded.

"Tyler bit me last night and Klaus came to my house to heal me. I woke up this morning and found this on my bedside table." I said, holding up the box. Damon reached out for it, but Alaric shouted out.

"Your biter is here." I turned around and saw Tyler entering the Grill.

"No way." I left the room before Damon could call me back, sprinting into the girls bathroom. I peeked and saw Tyler starting to leave the entrance. I looked down and saw the bracelet he had given me for my birthday still wrapped around my wrist. I took it off and dropped it to the floor in anger, then ran out of the Grill before he could see me.

"CAROLINE!"

"Damn him and his hybrid eyes!" I growled. I felt a hand grab mine and turned to see Tyler looking at me.

"Thank god you're okay!" Tyler said, smiling at me. I simply glared. He sighed and held up the bracelet I had just dropped on the floor.

"I can tell you're mad at me." He said, sighing.

"You bit me! I almost died last night!"

"I know, and Caroline I'm so sorry!"

"No, you're not!" I turned to leave, but he stepped in front of me.

"Caroline, Klaus made me do it. I told him to leave you out of it, but...I don't know I just couldn't stop myself. When he gives an order...it's like my brain demands me to follow through with it. I don't have a choice!"

I still glared at him, too angry to even breathe properly.

"When you're stupid, idiotic brain finds a way to be unsired to Klaus, give me a call. Otherwise you can just stay the hell away from me, before I kick your ass." I began walking away, but again he stepped in front of me.

"I was hoping you would forgive me." Tyler said, sighing. I looked at him in shock.

"You bit me. I almost died. What part of that don't you get?"

"But I didn't mean it! Klaus made me-"

I slapped him across the face. He looked at me in shock.

"KLAUS DIDN'T BITE ME! YOU DID!" I shouted. He looked at me, dumbfounded.

"Do you know how heartbreaking it was for me? Hearing you tell me you love me, then biting me and leaving me for dead?" I shouted, tears springing to my eyes. Damn emotions. This was not going well, and I could tell I was on the verge of a mental breakdown. I started walking away and Tyler called out to me.

"Care, please-" He reached for my hand and I twisted his arm and pushed him away.

"NO!" He fell to the floor and looked up at me sadly. I didn't back down.

"Go to hell, Tyler." I growled through gritted teeth. I ran before he could say anything.


Running home and finding my moms car was not in the driveway was the best feeling. Because the minute I got through the front door, I ran to the corner of the living room and I started crying.

Everything that had happened to me over the past few months was just beginning to overwhelm me out of nowhere.

Getting into that car accident and coming an inch away from death.

Damon healing me with his blood, then Katherine killing me.

Waking up in the hospital, drinking that blood bag.

Realising I could no longer go into the sunlight, having a thirst for blood.

Realising I was a vampire.

Killing Carter, the poor innocent guy from the carnival.

My mom hating me for what I was, then erasing her memories.

Katherine blackmailing me to do her bidding.

Tyler killing Sara by accident after she tried to kill him.

Helping Tyler with his first full moon and almost getting bitten by him.

Matt and Tyler both fighting over me.

Brady, that dick of a werewolf...kidnapping me and torturing me.

Tyler, refusing to help me.

Tyler leaving town.

Mine and Matt's relationship ruined after he found out what I was.

Tyler coming back, only to be kidnapped along with me for Klaus's evil sacrifice plan.

Damon saving us and getting bitten by Tyler.

Jeremy dying from the gunshot wound my mother had given him.

Finally realising I was in love with Tyler, only to have his mom vervain me.

My own father coming to town and kidnapping me, torturing me...trying to make me less of a vampire, more of a human.

Klaus killing Tyler and using Elena's blood to turn him into a hybrid...

Watching the man I loved changing right before my eyes, following the orders our enemy gave him...

My non existant 18th birthday party/funeral.

And now...Tyler biting me...Klaus healing me...

How the hell did I survive all of this in a matter of months? If you would've told me a couple of months ago, "Hey, Caroline. You're gonna be a vampire, and you're gonna be put through hell and back for the rest of your life!" I would've laughed at you and told you to leave me the hell alone.

I heard the front door creak as someone pushed it open, and I realised I had never shut it properly. Footsteps turned into the living room and I knew who it was before he came into the room.

"Go away." I cried, curling myself closer to the corner. I looked up and there he stood.

Klaus.

He was looking at me sadly, but he nodded and went toward the hallway, about to leave.

I couldn't stop myself.

"Did you mean it?" I asked him. He looked at me curiously.

"When you said...when you said I could see music...and beauty and art for eternity?" I asked, hiccoughing. He walked toward me and sat down next to me silently. He sat for awhile, not saying anything...

And it was then that I noticed he was crying.

"I have spent...my entire life with no one by my side. Alone...bitter and angry at everyone and everything. I have never loved anyone, and no one has ever loved me. I was a waste of space...never appreciated. And all I've ever wanted...was to feel love. That inexplicable need and desire for human touch...to have your mind and soul change and answer to the heartbeat of someone else...I want to FEEL, Caroline. Really FEEL..."

I watched him talk...watched the way tears rolled down his cheeks...saw the sadness in his eyes. I couldn't begin to fathom the pain he had been in...an eternity alone? With no love, no compassion...it was the only thing that fueled me everyday. Knowing that my mom loved me. That I had friends who cared for me. Without that, I was nothing...

"I understand..." I said roughly, clearing my throat. "It's just...you've been going about it the wrong way..."

He surprised me by laughing, but it wasn't a warm laugh. It was cold, calculated. He looked at me.

"Caroline, my love...my father hated me. My mother couldn't bear to look at me. My brother and sister were the only loved ones I had...Elijah turned on me and Rebekah turned her love and compassion to someone else...everyone I had was gone. I was alone...I AM alone. You hate me, Elena hates me...Damon, Stefan...the whole lot of you. You can't imagine what that feels like...to have an entire world against you. And when you have the world against you...your views aren't exactly going to be the same now, are they?" He said, chuckling slightly, but this time with a bit of warmth.

"But you hurt people..." I whispered. "To get what you want." He looked at me and smiled, but it was a sad smile.

"It's all I know..." He whispered softly. We sat there for awhile before I realised something.

"But...you didn't answer my question. Did you mean it before? When you said I could have a thousand more years...and that they'd all be filled with beauty?" I asked quietly. He smiled at me, a brilliant dazzling smile that warmed my heart and made me want to smile. He nodded slowly.

"It depends on what you find beautiful, but yes...if you are given a thousand years to search endlessly for what makes you happy...you will eventually find it." He said, wiping the tears from his cheeks.

"And then?" I asked breathlessly. He looked at me and smiled again.

"And then...Paradise." He whispered.

"So that's it?" I whispered. "You haven't found your beauty yet? You haven't found your paradise?"

He looked at me for a long time, his deep blue eyes piercing into mine. I felt like he was looking into my soul.

Slowly, he reached up and brushed my cheek with his thumb, removing the tears that clung to my skin.

"I think I might've just found it." He whispered. My heart stopped and I leaned forward, not thinking...

We both heard it at the same time.

A car pulling into the driveway.

He was gone in a flash, the only indication that he was right here beside me a second ago was his cologne, which clung to the air around me.

I couldn't believe what I had just witnessed.

Klaus...showing a side of him I have never seen before.

I couldn't quite wrap my mind around it but I knew one thing for certain.

There was more to Klaus than killing and getting what he wanted.

There was a side that was a human.

A side that loved...and lost.

A side that was pure, and innocent.

I couldn't believe it, but it was true.

Our enemy was not the sarcastic, evil person we had made him out to be.

He was just another victim.