So this is it, the epilogue of the story. I hope you're gonna like it. I should warn you, it's kind of cheesy!
Please read the author note at the end. Thank you so much for the support.
500 years later.
Caroline woke up from the nap she was taking. She stretched lazily and rolled on her stomach, automatically looking for Klaus. He was sitting a few inches from her, his sketchpad on his hands. Caroline smiled.
"I can't believe that after 500 years together you still want to draw me."
"Well, even after 500 years together, you are more beautiful than ever and I'm still hopelessly in love with you, so I can't help it" replied Klaus.
Caroline smiled again. "Come here and kiss me" she demanded.
It was Klaus' turn to smile. Putting his sketchpad next to him, he laid down next to Caroline and pulled her into his arms. Caroline nestled against him and lifted her face toward him, waiting for the kiss she had asked for. Klaus gladly obliged and kissed her lovingly. Caroline sighed happily and pressed her head into his chest, admiring once more the beauty of the surroundings. They were on one of the most beautiful beach of the Caribbean, and she couldn't get enough of the turquoise sea and the white sand. The warm sun on her golden skin was not bad either, she thought.
"I love it here" sighed Caroline.
"I know, sweetheart, that's why we are here" answered Klaus. He gently tucked a strand of her hair behind her ear. "I always told you that we'll go wherever you want to, it's not going to change now."
Caroline smiled softly. "I love you, do you know that?"
"Even if I wonder every day why is that, yes I know" Klaus whispered.
Caroline nuzzled once more against him and let her thoughts wandered. The last 500 years had passed in a blur. Klaus had kept his promise to take her everywhere. They had traveled all around the world, exploring the least town they would find on their way. Caroline wanted to see everything. She couldn't get enough of new landscapes, new people, new food or new languages. Klaus had already been almost everywhere, but he had quickly discovered that traveling alone or with the woman you love are two different things. Everything was better with Caroline. The landscapes were more beautiful, the views more stunning, the sun warmer and even the sky was bluer.
Klaus had never seen such a beautiful thing than the smile of Caroline in front of a new discovery. He had never heard such a beautiful sound than her laugh in front of a beautiful view. During the past few centuries, Caroline had became his world, his everything. Her smile, her voice, her body were the only thing that really matters to him. His need for her was still exactly the same after all those years. His possessiveness had never ebbed away, and he still wanted to tear apart any man who would look at his Caroline. He had never looked at or desired any other woman in 500 years. It was pointless anyway. He knew perfectly that Caroline was the only woman who can bring him that much pleasure. After all those years, her body was still the source of the most amazing pleasure he had ever known. His desire, his want for her had never decreased. Actually, it was rather the contrary. The more he was making love with her, the more he wanted her. The only moments Klaus felt truly happy and whole were when she was in his arms, her warm body tightly pressed against his.
He was madly in love with her, and his one and only aspiration was to make her happy.
Indeed, Caroline was happy. Of course, the last 500 years had not been all easy. She would never forget the day she had learnt her mum died. Klaus and she were in Mexico, and they had taken the first plane to come back for the funeral. Caroline had been inconsolable for months. Only the support and the love of Klaus had been able to make her hold it together. The same scheme had sadly happened over the years. Caroline had lost Matt, Tyler, then Bonnie and finally Jeremy. Every time, Klaus had been her rock and her anchor. She knew that without him, she couldn't have gone through the pain of losing everyone she loved while she was immortal.
The only recollection of her past in Mystic Falls was now Damon, Stefan….and Elena. After cutting the Salvatore brothers from her life for almost one year, Elena had finally realized that she couldn't live without Damon. After six years of passion and happiness, she had asked Damon to turn her. Stefan had fled far away from them during almost 20 years, before coming back with Rebekah on his arm. They had bumped into each other in Brazil, and had decided to give another shot to their story. The three couples managed to spend some time together at least once a year, and Caroline was happy to still have Elena in her life.
"Have you heard from Rebekah lately? she asked. "Do you know where are we going to make our annual gathering?"
"I've talked to her a week ago" answered Klaus. "She was suggesting Cyprus".
"Good choice" approved Caroline. "I'm sure Elena will be ok too."
Caroline had always had a soft spot for country with sea and sun. Klaus had taken her to Alaska and Island. She was totally okay to tell it was beautiful, but there was no way she could live in there! Klaus used to tell her that she probably had been a lizard in another life. Caroline smiled at the thought. She couldn't believe that after all those years, she was still madly in love with him like a teenager. Her passion had never faded away and had even increased if it was possible. Her jealousy was still the same than back in their first days in Mystic Falls. After 500 years together, she was still growling at any woman who was too close of Klaus for her taste.
Numerous men who didn't know Klaus had tried to woo her in the past. She didn't even see them. Klaus was her world, her everything, her sanity. She could bear anything in her life, except losing him. Caroline knew that nobody else could ever make her happy like he did. She had never wanted any other man than him. She was still craving him and his body like at the very beginning. Every time they were making love was even better than the time before. She was amazed that her passion had never faded away, and that the more she was making love with Klaus, the more she wanted him.
Klaus kissed her temple, pulling her out of her thoughts.
"I need to do something, sweetheart, can you stay here for about an hour? I'll pick you up."
"Why do want me to stay alone here?" she asked suspiciously.
Klaus chuckled at her frowning.
"I can't tell, love, it's a surprise" he said, smiling. "Please just give me an hour, ok?"
Caroline grumbled. "I don't like when you are not with me" she pouted.
Klaus cupped her face in his hands and kissed her lovingly.
"I don't like it either" he admitted "but I really want to surprise you, so please, give me an hour".
Caroline grumbled again but nodded. "Ok, I'll wait here."
Klaus smiled. "I love you" he whispered, and then after a last kiss, he disappeared.
Caroline laid down again on her towel. She was genuinely puzzled. She couldn't remember Klaus asking her to stay away from him, even only for one hour. Actually, he was the first one to pout when she was asking for a few hours alone, in order to shop with Elena. Caroline spent the entire hour trying to guess what he was up to, but failing pitifully. Klaus was back exactly 60 minutes later, knowing that she would worry if he was late.
Caroline sat on her towel.
"So, what is the surprise?" she asked.
"Come with me, love, I'll show you".
Taking her hand in his, he made her walk for about 15 minutes then stopped. "Close your eyes now sweetheart, I'll carry you."
Caroline frowned but she did what he asked for. He took her bridal style, and kept walking for a few minutes. Klaus then put her on the ground, and wrapped his arms around her hips.
"You can open your eyes now" he whispered in her ear.
Caroline gasped when she did what he had asked for. They were on a very little secluded creek in the middle of nowhere. The view was absolutely breathtaking. The sea had that wonderful peppermint color that Caroline loved, the creek was surrounded by high cliffs which seemed pink in the sunset. But it was not the most beautiful part. The most beautiful part was the hundred of candles lightened all over a white plaid on the sand. The plaid was cover in flowers and Caroline could see a bottle of champagne a few inches away.
"Oh my god, it's beautiful" she exclaimed, mesmerized.
She threw her arms around Klaus' neck and kissed him passionately.
"I love the surprise" she whispered. "Thank you for being so sweet with me."
"Actually, this is not the only part of the surprise" Klaus answered. He led Caroline to the plaid and made her sit. Sitting in front of her, he took her hands in his. He seemed nervous and Caroline frowned. Klaus didn't do nervous.
"You're are freaking me out a little" she said nervously. "Is everything ok?"
Klaus took a deep breath and decided to just dive in.
"Caroline, I love you. I love you more than anything or anyone else in the world. I've never been so happy in my entire life that since I'm with you. Actually, my life only started that day you came to the mansion to tell me that you were falling for me. Since then, my life had been nothing but joy and happiness. The only thing that matters to me is your happiness. I want to be with you forever Caroline. I want you to be mine forever. I want to be yours forever. And I want it to be official. We have spent 500 years together and we are still not official. I can't stand it anymore. I want you to be my wife. I want you to be Caroline Mikaelson."
Klaus paused for a second. Then, squeezing her hands in his, he added in a soft whisper.
"Caroline, will you marry me?"
Saying that Caroline was stunned was an understatement. She had thought about being married when she was human. She had even imagined her dress and her makeup, but from the day she turned, the idea had never crossed her mind anymore. And certainly not since she was with Klaus. She knew too well what he thought about this "trivial human conventions" like he called them. She would have never imagined that he could want to marry her one day.
Her heart suddenly jumped in her chest while she was processing his words.
Husband and wife.
A wave of happiness suddenly washed over her. How could he even ask?
"Of course, I will marry you "she whispered, tears of joy rolling along her cheeks.
Klaus suddenly released a breath he didn't know he was holding, and his heart unclenched in relief.
"Really, my love, are you sure? Forever with me? Forever mine?"
Caroline smiled through her tears.
"That's the only thing that I want" she answered softly. "Have you any idea how much I love you?"
"I love you too, sweetheart, I love you so much" whispered Klaus almost desperately.
Leaning to pull her into his arms, he crushed passionately his lips on hers. She was going to become his wife, and they were going to have their happily ever after.
So, cheesy much? You had been warned lol. Seriously, I hope you liked it. Please let me know. I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who read that story and especially to everyone who took a few minutes of their time to let me a review. Writers LIVE for reviews and each one of them had meant a lot to me and had helped me carry on with the story. So thank you, with the bottom of my heart :-)