Hello everyone! Here is the conclusion of Blood and Water. The last chapter. Just a giant bit of fluff that I hope everyone enjoys. I'm pretty sure its the fluffiest thing I've ever written haha
I hope everyone enjoyed this sequel, I never really meant for it to be a long story, just something extra to add to my very first fan fic.
Thirty short minutes later, Caroline had her makeup done, her hair curled and her dress on. The doorbell rang and she grabbed her small purse, checking herself in the hallway mirror one last time. She hadn't had enough time to do anything super fancy to her hair. All that time spent flipping through prom hair magazines gone to waste. She simply curled it and pinned it up so that it cascaded down her back. Her palms smoothed down the gown that Klaus had given her, smiling at the way it fit her perfectly. She wondered if he had had any help picking it out.
The doorbell rang again impatiently, and Caroline quickly headed to answer it. On her step was a black suited chauffeur; behind him was a black stretch limousine pulled up outside of her house.
"Miss Forbes?" The man asked, she nodded and he gestured politely with his hand to follow. The man opened the door for her and she climbed in to the limo.
"Elena?" Caroline said, sitting down and seeing her friend on the other side of the seat. Elena was dressed in a long gown of her own. It was black, with flecks of gold weaved throughout, highlighting the gold tones in her hair and eyes.
"Caroline, do you have any idea what's going on?"
Caroline smiled to herself and nodded. "Apparently Klaus and Damon can work together for the greater good."
Elena nodded in understanding, finally putting all the surprise pieces of the puzzle together.
The limo drove them through town, to the outskirts of Mystic Falls, stopping finally at the Salvatore boarding house. The driver got out and opened the door, helping the ladies out of the car.
"Miss Gilbert, you are instructed to go inside. Mr. Salvatore will be waiting for you there. Miss Forbes, I believe you will find Mr. Klaus around back in the gardens."
Caroline and Elena gave each other a knowing look. Maybe the boys weren't becoming friends after all. Elena gave Caroline a little wave and headed inside, while Caroline picked up her skirts and strolled around to the backside of the house.
The garden of the Salvatore house was breathtaking. Caroline had never spent much time exploring the grounds; even during the short time she had lived here. Tiny white lights were weaved around the flowers and vines, illuminating the scenery. Purple, pink, and blue flowers bloomed around perfectly manicured shrubs. There was a gray stone fountain, the water singing quietly as it trickled down the stones and into a tiny pool of fish. The garden was actually rather large, more like a small park. In the center of everything a large wooden floor had been laid out and in the center of that stood Klaus.
He smiled at her as she came around the corner and into view. Caroline smiled back. He looked amazing in his black and white tuxedo. Klaus stood in the center of the large dance floor, a tiny rose in his hand.
"You clean up nicely," she said as she approached him. Klaus smirked, taking her hand in his and slipping on the rose corsage.
"You look ravishing," he replied, pulling her in for a kiss.
"This is quite the dress."
"You're quite the woman," he replied. Klaus signaled with his hand and suddenly music filled the air, a slow romantic song. Klaus took a step back and extended one hand toward her.
"May I have this dance?"
Caroline smiled and gave him a playful curtsey, accepting his hand and stepping into his arms. He led her slowly around the dance floor, swaying to the music.
"Shh love," he whispered, pulling her closer, "don't spoil the moment."
Caroline sighed and rested her head on his shoulder, feeling the comfort of his arms around her. She glanced behind him and saw Rebekah, standing on the other side of the glass door, glaring at them. The girl noticed Caroline staring back and quickly disappeared back inside. Caroline could only imagine what might be running through the vampire's mind. She pulled away from Klaus slightly and tried speaking again.
"Look, about Rebekah—" but he cut her off once more.
"Please don't ask me," Klaus said. The tone of his voice and the look in his eyes struck her. Rarely had she ever seen him look or sound this way. Her gaze flicked away momentarily, trying to quickly sort out her thoughts. She didn't want to ruin the moment or this beautiful night Klaus had planned, but this subject had been eating away at her for days and she had had nothing to do but sit around and think about it.
"Just let me say this. I'm not going to ask you anything I promise," Caroline said. Klaus nodded so she continued. "I thought about the whole me or Rebekah thing and I don't know what you were possibly thinking. I don't know what I would have been thinking in a situation like that. I don't have any siblings so I don't know if I'd be able to choose or not choose them in a life or death situation. I mean maybe if it were my mom or dad or Elena—"
Klaus chuckled, "You're rambling sweetheart."
"Right," she said clearing her throat, "I thought about asking. I really did. But I don't want to know. I can't ask you that. It's not important anyways."
Caroline shook her head. "No it's not. All I need to know is that you love me."
Klaus paused their dancing and took her face in his hands, pressing a hard kiss to her lips. Caroline's breath caught as she felt the heat of his kiss throughout her entire body. She wrapped her hands around his waist, feeling the solidity of his presence. She never wanted to lose this. To lose him. Klaus broke away from her and stared deep into her eyes.
"Caroline, I love you more than anything in this entire world. More than anything in this entire existence."
She smiled at his words and kissed him again, letting him know that she understood completely. That she trusted him completely.
Their lips parted and they continued dancing as the song changed.
"I'm sorry you had to miss your prom," Klaus whispered in her ear, "I know how important it was to you."
"Well this definitely makes up for it," Caroline said smiling into his shoulder.
Klaus twirled her around and dipped her down, supporting her weight in his strong arms. Caroline laughed as she looked up at him.
"Well love, the night is just getting started," he replied mysteriously.
Caroline opened her mouth to ask what he meant when she heard the doorbell ring from inside, followed by the sound of many different and loud voices. Klaus set her back on the feet and flashed her a huge grin.
"Damn gym flooded again, someone really should look at those pipes."
A huge, knowing smile broke out across her face. Caroline jumped up and flung her arms around him. He laughed and squeezed her back just as the rest of Mystic Falls High ran out to the backyard and on to the dance floor. The DJ started up the dance music and everyone cheered.
Dawn was breaking over the horizon. Caroline and Klaus sat on the balcony of her old room at the Salvatore house, cuddled up under a blanket. Underneath they were nothing but skin on skin. Klaus brushed his fingers through her hair, lightly kissing her temple. Caroline hummed her satisfaction as the birds began to rise and sing out their morning song.
She'd had an absolutely perfect night. Prom had been even greater than she imagined. She got to dance with her friends, take pictures, drink and laugh and make once in a lifetime memories with everyone she held dear. She wasn't even too upset when Olivia Fell was crowned prom queen instead of her. Damon said that he would compel her a crown if she wanted, but Caroline really could care less. For some reason, things like prom queen seemed less important now. Maybe it was because everything they had been through the past year. Maybe it was because she was finally growing up. Whatever it was, she couldn't remember being happier than she was right at this moment.
"What are you thinking love?" Klaus asked, raising her hand to his lips and giving each of her fingers a gentle kiss.
Caroline felt that warm pull in her belly. Even though they hadn't slept a wink the entire night, she still couldn't get enough of him. She was more than ready to spend the next week of her life alone, in this bedroom, with just Klaus. And something in the way his body suddenly began to tense as she caressed him said that he wouldn't mind that either.
"That everything about last night was perfect. That I'm probably the luckiest girl in the history of the world."
"Yes you're quite lucky love. Being kidnapped and body snatched by a vindictive witch and almost killed, it doesn't get luckier than that."
Caroline just rolled her eyes and shook her head. Eventually Klaus would have to stop blaming himself for everything that had happened to her in the past week.
"No," she said turning to face him, her curves pressed deliciously into his body, "lucky that I'm alive. That we all made it out unscathed once again. That I have you back and we can be normal for a little while."
Klaus ran his hands across the skin of her back, sending chills down her spine. "Normal. Isn't that kind of boring?"
"Yes. But just for now. No use in going out looking for trouble," Caroline said pecking at his lips.
"True," Klaus replied, "trouble will find us soon enough."
Caroline laughed sardonically. "Don't we know it."
Klaus returned her laugh, undaunted by the fact that in his experience, the normal and quiet life only lasted so long. Might as well do as she suggested and enjoy it while he could.
"So what's next then love?"
Caroline's mouth twisted in pretend consideration. "Finish school… graduation…you?"
"Oh no big plans. Just spend time with my girlfriend, shower her with gifts, watch her graduate high school…"
Caroline smirked at him. "Girlfriend?" She couldn't believe he had actually used the G word.
"Yeah I was thinking of taking her on a little trip afterwards. As a graduation present. Most teenagers go on trips after they graduate right? Take a year off? Find themselves and all that."
Caroline brushed her lips against his. "Oh really where were you thinking?"
Klaus smiled against her mouth. "Paris…Rome…Tokyo?"
She giggled as his arms wrapped around her and held her tight against his body. "Sounds like a good plan to me."
So did you guys like this? Hopefully the answer was yes. I made a few parallels between what happened on the show and what happened here, just because when I originally wrote it I was trying to keep it as canon as possible.
And I also liked that Klaus and Damon kinda got together to create this alternate-prom for Caroline and Elena. But let's face facts, the guys will never really be friends haha
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