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Epilogue

This Could Be Paradise

My feet scrape the sand.

I'm in heaven.

Of that I'm sure.

His arms wrap around me and a smile instantly curls on my lips.

"Liking the view, sweetheart?" He whispered in my ear. Shivers ran down my spine and I chuckled.

"Isn't it amazing? I actually ended up liking Australia..." I said, shaking my head in disbelief.

Sure, it was hot.

Boiling, in fact.

But my god, it was beautiful.

He was right, of course. The beaches were amazing.

"You know, I still can't believe your mother agreed to letting you come here with me." Klaus said, chuckling. I shrugged.

"She trusts you. Especially since you saved my life...countless times...from Stefan." I said, sighing. He sighed with me.

"Don't go putting a damper on the mood, Caroline."

Stefan was gone. From Mystic Falls. From Damon. From me. From Elena.

From everyone.

It was something that always brought tears to my eyes.

"He left because of me." I whispered. Klaus growled.

"No. He left because he's a fool who can't accept the fact that I've changed. I know what I did was inexcusable, but Elena was willing to take him back. To forgive him for everything he did!"

"But he never forgave himself." I whispered, turning to face him. Klaus sighed.

"It's hard to." He whispered, tears in his eyes. I kissed him softly.

"Like you said...you've changed. Maybe...one day...Stefan will come around."

"Mmm...I hope it's soon. I can't stand you feeling guilty. It breaks my heart." He said, pouting. I chuckled.

"I'm fine. It's Elena I'm worried about."

"She's tough. Besides, she has another brother to pine over..."

"Klaus!" I squealed, hitting him. He laughed.

"I was kidding! Although, you have to admit, there is definitely something going on between those two..." He said, his eyes narrowed. I sighed.

"Elena doesn't know what she wants." I said, shrugging. He chuckled.

"Why are we talking about Elena? This is our trip to Australia, not hers. Instead of dwelling in the past, how about we make a future?" He said, grinning widely. I kissed him passionately, then nodded, smiling.

"I couldn't agree more."

He picked me up in his arms and ran me into the water, his laugh booming and echoing in the sky.

I had found the beauty of the world that Klaus always talked about.

Only, I had the luxury of enjoying it with the source of everything beautiful by my side.

There was only one word to describe by love for Klaus. One word to describe everything we represented...

Paradise.