Chapter 1

World is my playground

Philadelphia

When I walk in the spot, (yea) this is what I see (okaay)Everybody stops and they staring at me I got a passion in my pants and I ain't afraid to show it, show it, show it, show it... I'm sexy and I know it…

Kol smiled. What a strange thing they called music these days. Not to mention dancing. It looked more like people were having some kind of seizure. Kol was in a nightclub enjoying his drink. The world had changed during the century he had spent in a coffin but the basic things never changed. Well, except that the women seemed to wear much less clothes these days but that wasn't exactly bad thing. Kol was looking at dancing couples. He could use a little bite. He scanned the crowd and saw pretty little blond thing. She was heading outside. Kol left his drink and followed her. She was wearing a short red dress and very high heels. She was looking for something from her purse when Kol appeared in front of her. She startled.

"Hi", Kol said smiling. "Well aren't you a pretty little thing."

The woman looked annoyed.

"Sorry, not interested", she said and tried to get pass him but Kol grabbed her before she could make a sound and dragged her to an alley behind the nightclub.

"Let go of me you creep!"

"Hush darling", Kol said and looked into her eyes. "Let's not make a scene."

Kol kissed her and caressed her neck. He was just about to taste her when an angry voice interrupted him.

"Hey! That's my girlfriend you dick!"

Kol raised his head. He saw a big guy who had piercings on his face and several tattoos on his arms.

"And I should care about that because…?"

The guy looked furious.

"That's it, you're dead!"

"Well, yes. So what?"

The guy attacked him but Kol didn't even bother to move. He simply broke the guy's neck. The girl was screaming. Kol sank his fangs into her neck. Soon he dropped her lifeless body to the ground. How boring. He should find some entertainment. Kol walked around the streets trying to think something fun to do. Everything was still so new to him. Cars, computers, mobile phones, credit cards… Elijah had given him some training but there was still a lot of catching up to do. He had missed out a lot, thanks to his dear brother. Well, at least Klaus had killed their father. That didn't make them even, not by a long shot, but it was a start. But right now Kol wanted to spend some time by himself exploring this new exciting era.

Elijah had given him some money and those things they called credit cards. His big brother had tried to tell him not to draw too much attention to himself. Problem was that Kol had never been exactly unnoticeable type. He had got used to do what he wanted when he wanted. He didn't need his big brother to babysit him. Rebekah had stayed with Klaus and that traitor Finn had fled with their mother. Basically Kol didn't have any family now. Well, he liked Rebekah but she had rather stayed with their backstabbing brother and then there was of course Elijah. Kol liked him too but he wasn't usually very fun company. All those rules and moral dilemmas. That wasn't really Kol's thing. He would probably be able to fix things with Klaus as well some day, since they both had plenty of time, but he wasn't ready for that yet.

"Um… Excuse me", someone said insecurely.

Kol turned around and saw a young woman who was wearing a baby blue polo shirt and a long black skirt. Her blondish hair was up in a ponytail, her eyes were blue and she had glasses.

"You… you dropped this", she stuttered and handed that mobile thing to him.

Kol smiled.

"Oh yes, my mobile phone. Thank you."

"You're welcome", the woman said.

"I honesty don't know how to use this thing", Kol said smiling charmingly.

The woman smiled too.

"These… these new models can be tricky. Is… is there a certain thing you have a problem with?"

"Well, it makes this annoying peeping sound."

"Oh, may I?" the woman asked.

"By all means", Kol replied and handed the phone back to her.

"Your… your battery is almost empty. You should charge it", the woman said when she had take a look of the phone.

"Ok, I'll do that. Thank you."

"It's no problem, really. I… I better go. It was nice to meet you."

"Wait a minute", Kol said when the woman was leaving. "What's your name?"

"My… my name?"

Kol found her insecurity some how cute.

"I'm sorry, let's try this again, I'm Kol."

"I… I'm Selene."

"What a lovely name. So tell me Selene…"

"Selene! Are you coming?" someone shouted.

"I'll be right there!"

She turned back to Kol smiling politely.

"I'm sorry but I have to go."

"Of course", Kol said smiling.

He had already decided that he would follow her home. Something about her had raised his interest. He just couldn't quite put his finger on it. Kol smirked. Maybe this wouldn't be boring night after all.