Caroline opened her eyes slowly to the very weak warmth of the first rays of sun that started coming inside their luxurious hotel room. She slowly realized that she was sleeping resting on her side with her back to Klaus, she was naked and an expensive soft sheet covered her from the waist down, she had her arm close to her chest covering her and it was entangled with his that stretched out beneath her pillow and then held her in that protective way of his.
She smiled because his arm was around her and his head rested against hers, his breath was on her neck.
She felt safe like this and secure and it was the best feeling in the world.
Caroline tried to be as quiet as possible and swiftly moved resting on her elbows watching Klaus, she grinned hugely; finally she had caught him sleeping. For the first time she woke up before him and he was actually sleeping soundly.
Her happy eyes covered the wonder that was Klaus; he slept rested on his back, his other hand rested lazily around the sheet that covered him from the waist down as well.
She touched his face, trailed his wonderful features and stopped at his chin, gently stroking it with her thumb; she smiled when Klaus moaned waking up.
She rested her hand on his naked chest and enjoyed the way he looked at her straightening his head slowly coming out of his sleeping daze. "Good morning." she whispered to him.
"You are already awake." he sleepily told her and she found him terribly adorable.
She beamed at him. "Finally I catch you sleeping and get to stare at you for a change."
Klaus smiled and moved his hand now up and down her bare back slowly. "Something very rare indeed..."
She made little lazy circles on his chest and sighed. "I'd get used to it if I were you, I will have a lot of opportunities to do it from now on."
"Why? Did something happen yesterday?" he asked running his hand over his face casually.
Caroline smiled. "Nothing much... I just agreed to marry you... no biggy." she shrugged.
Klaus smiled. "So you haven't changed your mind sweetheart?"
Caroline shook her head. "I'll be wearing your name soon." she said happily.
"I wouldn't mind if that's all you'd be wearing for all eternity, if I'm allowed the honesty." he said and his eyes wandered to her naked body.
Caroline giggled. "I bet Niklaus..." she teased him.
Klaus smiled showing his dimples and she did the same, she bit her lip in a futile attempt to keep her overwhelming happiness tamed.
She was just happy and it was overwhelming feeling like her life finally came full circle and that she was where she dreamed of being but knowing that it was a thousand times better than she could have ever hoped for.
She moved and nested her head on his chest, his arm instantly laced around her keeping her in that safe place, he stroked her arm slowly.
"Nik..." she whispered.
"Yes love?" he asked in all his amazing patience with her.
"I don't want to go back home yet." she confessed knowing that things might not ever be this perfect again.
"Then we won't sweetheart. We will only return when you say so." he said softly into the quiet of their room.
Caroline innocently smiled and looked up to him, her chin was on his chest now. "Can we stay one more day?"
"Of course Caroline." he answered quietly.
She looked at him in that way she knew messed with him, her eyes smouldering.
"Oh, I know that look." he said frowning.
She smiled using her power over him. "Well... maybe we could do a little more sightseeing and then a little shopping?"
"Already I feel the weight of being a husband." he raised an eyebrow.
Caroline kept her gaze on him while moving in the bed, he was somewhat expectant about what was going to happen; she moved slowly and damn seductively as she straddled him, she bent down and smiled wickedly at him before finding his full lips and stealing a soft kiss, then she caught his bottom lip between her teeth pulling at it playfully.
She loved that he groaned because of that, she stroked his cheek and looked into his eyes, his hands were finally in contact with her naked body. "How about you feel the weight of your future wife?" she asked breathing against his lips.
Klaus licked his sore lip, Caroline was really unpredictable and knew how to push his buttons better than anyone. "Well I don't know love..." he said and placed his hands on her back supporting her as he moved and sat up.
Caroline gasped because she felt him ready under her but she smiled still holding her power over him. "Don't know what?" she whispered, her breath tickling his face.
Klaus smiled his dark and twisted smile. "Will you be showing it to me?" he asked, his hand getting lost in her wonderful soft blonde hair.
Caroline grabbed the back of his neck and pulled him into a deep kiss, they shared a long one waking all these feelings they had for one another. She caressed his shoulders and when they parted away from the kiss she moved taking him in, Klaus shared her moans and she felt his hands running up and down her back; she met his eyes again and in that moment she teased him and was equal in his mean games and power.
Even more because she was the one in control now and that was as exciting as the act of being with Klaus itself.
She started moving and laced her hands around his neck, her sinful lips came to his ear. "Don't move..."
Klaus couldn't tell what excited him more, the control and power she had over him in this precise moment or the fact that they had come this far and that Caroline was now this much at ease in their relationship that she was openly calling all the shots.
Whatever it was, it was messing with him a lot; he groaned with her steady movements and grabbed her hips, his fingers gripping her flesh, somewhat steadying her even knowing it was all up to her.
Caroline moaned loudly and threw her head back moving into him steadily and feeling him deeply inside of her.
She gasped his full name when she felt the need to speed up her movements.
Klaus closed his eyes grunting, feeling like he wouldn't last much longer; she was really driving him insane.
"Caroline..." he moaned lost in her as she arched her back.
She came back to him and searched his lips eager to feel them upon hers, she took another kiss from him and kept on moving, both sharing deep moans as she did so.
She dig her fingers into the soft flesh of his shoulders and moved faster now, moments away from ending it.
Klaus pulled her into another kiss, his hand grabbing the back of her neck while her hair tickled him, her smell surrounded him keeping him locked with her as she moved to finish it.
She pulled her upper body away from him just a little, just enough to adjust her position and started moving ready to fall.
She whimpered his name when she felt it come over her, he was right there with her and groaned loudly when she smiled and returned to him.
Her head resting against his shoulder tiredly while he stroked her back slowly and she stroked his neck in return.
"Niklaus..." she whispered closing her eyes.
Klaus smiled and laced his arms around her, keeping her safe and protected in his embrace because that was his job, his duty to the woman he loved above all.
"I love you." she whispered into the silence of their hotel room, everything right now was perfect.
Rebekah and Bonnie used a flashlight to lead them through the dark maze that were these caves, they turned a corner and as they both took a step forward they were both stopped by firm hands that prevented them from moving.
They looked down on the hands and then at the owners of such annoying items.
Kol and Damon gave them a serious look and a raised eyebrow; both girls rolled their eyes in perfect sync.
"These caves are filled with traps, it's not a good idea to have the humans in the lead." Damon said and took the lead.
Bonnie only sighed when Kol went by her with a look.
"You are the immortal one so..." Damon smiled at Kol waiting for him.
"Why are we even here?" Kol asked triggering one of the traps with his hand, a few spears were launched to the wall and the girls looked at each other.
"Your sister was at Rick's earlier going through the pictures he took from the caves but there's a part missing, that silly bastard didn't have time to capture everything before he was turned into a vampire and forbidden to go inside the caves again." Damon said with a nostalgic tone remembering his best friend.
"So Bekah decided this was the best idea ever? To go into a bunch of tunnels and halls and then into a chamber where neither of us can go in?" Kol asked shaking his head.
"Yeah, Bex is smart like that." Damon said as they reached the main cave.
"I'm standing right here..." she hissed at Damon moving past him and into the cave.
Bonnie simply ignored another of Kol's scolding looks and followed Rebekah, she pointed at the writings in the wall where the primitive drawings told the story of the Original Family.
Rebekah went through the pictures saved in her cell and searched for the missing bits while Bonnie found a place to rest the Black Grimoire she took from Klaus back at the house.
"Here... found it." Rebekah said.
Bonnie used her flashlight on the drawings with a wolf as focus. "I think you are right..." Bonnie whispered.
"See how the wolf is in the middle and then there all these symbols..." Rebekah said moving slowly along the wall.
Bonnie nodded and touched one of the drawings. "I recognize this..." she said reaching for the Grimoire, she opened it and showed one of the pages to Rebekah.
"It's just incomplete, right?" the blonde girl asked shedding light on the wall.
Bonnie used her light down on the book and frowned. "Actually Bekah... I think this is the reverse spell and Klaus had in this book all along."
"Umm hello? For those who don't speak Witch please?" Damon threw inside the cave annoyed that they were leaving him out of the obviously important information.
"We found the spell that was used to turn Nik into a wolf that night here on the wall, it must be the one that Abby used but we also found out that we have the reversing one in our hands." Rebekah spoke for the men outside the cave.
Kol nodded impressed and looked at Damon. "Can we assume that this is good?"
"It is but we should leave this place, they are alone in there and..." Damon suddenly stopped.
Kol was on alert as well and when Bonnie asked what it was, they both made her a shushing sound.
Damon made a hand gesture pointing behind them while Kol nodded.
"Stay here." he told Bonnie. "I mean it!" he added serious.
She nodded and then both Damon and Kol vanished.
Rebekah used her cell to capture the entire spell in the wall knowing this might be useful to them; she flinched when a loud noise came from outside the caves, a yell and then a loud thud. She looked at Bonnie. "Vampires?"
Bonnie nodded. "Probably and Damon and Kol are keeping them out of here." she said when another noise echoed through the dark before their eyes.
There was a fight going on and the continuous noises told them that.
Bonnie held the Grimoire close to her chest and moved to leave the cave.
"What are you doing?" Rebekah asked her taking the last pictures from the wall.
"Your brother is out there fighting vampires, I'm not going to stand here and do nothing about it." Bonnie said determined.
"This is the only safe place, whoever is fighting their way through my brother and Damon can't come in here." Rebekah stated before glancing outside.
"You should stay here Bekah." Bonnie said softly.
Rebekah gave her an excuse me look, Bonnie smiled. "Then just stay close ok?"
The Original girl nodded and followed Bonnie. "Wait..." she asked grabbing Bonnie's arm.
Bonnie squinted at her.
"How do I do that thing where you inflict pain on vampires with your witch mind?" she asked putting her cell away.
Bonnie smiled. "Just think about how much you hate them and then use that anger to bring them down to their knees in excruciating pain." she simply said and turned to leave.
Rebekah nodded. "Sounds easy."
Elijah cleaned his hands on a towel, he looked at the panting boy in front of him hanging from the ceiling bleeding and healing from the torturing wounds in his body. "You could make all this easier on yourself Tyler, just tell me what I want to know." he calmly spoke.
Tyler pulled enough strength to smile. "This isn't the first time you torture me... trust me, I'm getting the hang of it."
Elijah put the towel away and grabbed a knife. "The issue I'm faced with here is that I'm tired of inflicting pain when you won't tell me anything, I don't enjoy the side of bringing someone close to death without a purpose and I'm afraid this is becoming that case. If you can't be of any help to me Tyler, I will move along." he said and grabbed Tyler's head, bringing the knife to his neck.
Tyler looked at him recognizing the truth in his words. "Finish me off then and you will never know how to kill Matt."
Elijah frowned and bent slightly coming closer to the hurting boy. "What do you mean?"
Tyler swallowed hard, his blood mixing with his saliva. "I am the only one that knows how to kill Matt."
"And why would you tell me this?" Elijah asked serious.
"Because they left me here, they don't care about me and this is the only thing keeping me alive right now." Tyler said honestly.
Elijah thought about it for a moment. "Are you speaking the truth Tyler?"
"Bring Rebekah to me, she will tell you if I'm lying." Tyler said using a hint of all the information Matt had given them for months.
"Very well." Elijah said and left the cell closing the door behind him.
He found Tatia on the hall. "What are you doing here?" he asked her seriously.
Tatia smiled. "I was looking for you."
Elijah pressed his lips together and gently took her arm. "You should not be here."
Tatia freed herself from his hold while Elijah gave her a suspicious look.
"You can't handle me around like cattle, Elijah."
He smiled. "I would never assume cattle was this good-looking, Tatia."
She fixed her long braid with a whimper. "Always the perfect gentleman..."
"What are you really doing here Tatia?"
"Elijah..." she whispered inching closer to him. "Why didn't you fight for me enough?"
He opened his mouth in shock. "You weren't mine to fight for."
"I could have been, it was you that I loved." she said low and seductively.
"I don't fall for your ways any longer Tatia, you never really loved me nor Niklaus." he said looking into her eyes.
Tatia touched his chest; she licked her lips feeling the hardness of it, remembering the passionate moments they had once shared. "Who needs love when you can have someone entirely like I had you?"
Elijah looked down on her hand. "You are holding on to something that died along with you." he coldly told her.
Tatia's smile faded. "Spending all this time with Niklaus has changed you Elijah."
"No... falling in love with someone else has." he told her and removed her hand away from his body, pushing her advances away.
Tatia clasped her lips in anger. "So you have both moved on and forgot all about me, the sacrificial lamb in your mother's spell to turn you all into what you became later."
"I'm sorry our mother took your life in exchange for what we are now." Elijah said feeling ashamed of their mother's behaviour.
Tatia came closer to him again and this time melted her body with his, gasping because he felt wonderful to her. "I could forget all that Elijah... if you took me away."
Elijah shook his head. "What are these crazy rambles now?"
"Take me away from this forsaken place, it could be just the two of us, we could lead the life that was stolen away from us Elijah." she begged him softly.
"You made your life with someone else Tatia, after Niklaus and I, you moved on first. I asked you at the time to run away with me and you turned me down." Elijah said feeling all his pain coming forward.
"I didn't want to reject you Elijah but everyone in the village was afraid of you and your family... and so was I." she said cupping his face.
"If you really loved me, you would never be afraid of me Tatia." he said placing his hand over hers.
She felt a tear roll down her cheek. "I'm sorry Elijah." she said and took her hand away from his strong features.
Elijah gasped feeling something cold in his chest; he looked down and saw a syringe sticking out filled with blood, he tried to take it out but she pushed the remaining liquid quickly and then pulled the syringe out, the raw pain of the substance mixing with his own blood prevented Elijah from reacting. "What did you do?" he asked falling to his knees, feeling the change inside his body instantly.
"The witches brought me back with a price, I had to kill you. My blood is like poison to you all, you were the only one that allowed me close enough."
"Tatia..." Elijah mouthed and clutched his chest feeling the pain starting to spread across his entire body.
She flinched when he started screaming in pain and rushed away.
She opened the door to where Tyler was imprisoned and set him free; she helped him get away and looked at Elijah one last time as she went by him on the hall, he was beginning to cough blood.
"I was amazing." Rebekah said happily leaving Damon's car.
He made a silly face. "You raised your hand and closed your eyes like a silly Carnival Gypsy."
Rebekah laughed. "Umhum and the vampire that was coming at you dropped to his knees, so I saved your life."
"Not quite, because I killed him and he was after you, so technically, I saved your life." he corrected her smugly.
She laughed. "Call it a tie Damon." she said walking towards the house.
"Not even close Bex." he grumbled.
"Well maybe I can start practising on you, I need to perfect my witch abilities." she teased him.
Damon smiled. "You are like at the beginner's stage right now so I'm not that scared of you yet."
She laughed but stopped because something caught her eye, she moved to the back of the house feeling the hair sticking out of her arms, something was wrong.
Bonnie looked at Kol when he suddenly stopped his car silently in the middle of the road.
He hadn't spoken a word ever since they reached the car.
She tapped the Grimoire in her lap and waited for some kind of reaction from him.
Kol took a deep breath and looked outside the windshield. "Don't ever do that again." he said serious.
"Kol..." she tried to start but he looked fiercely at her cutting her short.
"What were you thinking? I told you to stay inside that cave, where I knew that someone who got past me and Damon wouldn't be able to get to you. Where you would be safe." he snapped mad at her.
"I don't need you to protect me but you keep treating me like I do."
He clutched the wheel with his hand furious. "Aren't you getting a little too smug Bonnie? Ever since you linked us that you have this screw the world attitude and you act like you can do whatever you want because you are invincible."
"Are you worried that something might happen to you?" she asked him quietly.
Kol punched the wheel. "I'm worried because I love you."
Bonnie smiled. "Well it was about time you told me."
Kol sighed frustrated. "Really Bonnie? You didn't know?"
"You never told me Kol, how was I supposed to know?" she asked him smiling like a silly teenager.
"You are deflecting again Bonnie." he said not a bit pleased.
She threw the Grimoire to the back seat and cupped Kol's face making him look at her, she moved so she could get closer to him and kissed him.
Kol half-heartedly answered her kiss and she noticed it.
"I love you too Kol." she said inside the safety of his car and very close to him.
Kol faintly smiled. "Just stop being so reckless; even if you being so brave and feisty was what pulled me to you at first, this doesn't mean I'm willing to lose you because of it."
Bonnie smiled. "Aren't you full of confessions all of a sudden..."
"Shut up Bonnie and promise me you will be careful and actually listen to me from now on." he said and grabbed her neck pulling her closer to him.
"Umhum" she nodded and melted into a deep kiss with him.
Tyler used Tatia as support and covered his eyes from the sun when they stepped outside. "Why are you helping me?" he asked her blinking and trying to focus on getting the hell out of here as fast as possible.
"It's the price I have to pay to stay alive. The Witches will take my life back if I don't help them kill all the Mikaelsons." she said and froze when she found Rebekah standing there with her arms folded across her chest.
"You don't say." she hissed furious.
Tatia smiled darkly. "One down, three to go." she said and a loud scream came from the cells behind her.
Rebekah clenched her lips in fury. "You are as good as dead Tatia."
The woman didn't answer, she helped Tyler steady himself and watched as the boy dropped his fangs and snarled at Rebekah.
The blonde one focused on making his head hurt but she wasn't sure how to do this when it came to hybrids, maybe it didn't work quite the same way.
Tyler flashed over to her eager to chew her head off but Damon cut him off.
"Easy there lone wolf."
Tyler growled and jumped Damon that was able to keep him off, another scream came and Rebekah anxiously looked at the two men fighting.
"Damon..." she said unsure.
"Go, I got this." he said and kicked Tyler off him, the hybrid landed a few feet away from him.
Rebekah ran towards the screams.
"So you are human after all and a double-faced bitch." Damon told Tatia as he came closer to her.
The woman eyed him fearlessly. "This isn't your war Damon so stay out of it."
Damon shook his head. "You made it my war the day you swapped body and soul with Elena."
Tatia took a step backwards feeling the untamed rage that oozed from Damon. "Killing me won't bring her back."
Damon shrugged. "I know." he said and easily snapped her neck.
Tatia fell to the ground dead.
A loud snarl made Damon look back but it was too late because a large black wolf showed up, he cringed when Tyler dig his teeth into his arm and punched the wolf making him recoil. He looked down on his infected arm and sighed, not again.
When he looked after the wolf, he was gone.
Elijah grabbed his heart, it seemed to beat and race uncontrollably which shouldn't even be possible, he lay on the ground feeling the cold of it on his back and breathed hard and sharply.
"Elijah... what happened?" Rebekah asked reaching him out of breath. She touched him and felt him cold and it worried her tremendously.
"I'm going to be all right, you need to call..." A loud scream unwillingly left his body.
Rebekah was shaking as she took Elijah's head and rested it against her lap. "Tell me what to do Elijah."
"Call Angelus and tell him that I was fed with dead blood." he panted and closed his eyes feeling tired.
She nodded and took her cell nervously.
Damon reached them and knelt on one knee next to them. "What's wrong with him?" he asked looking at Elijah.
"I don't know..." she whispered noticing the huge tear on Damon's blue shirt. She dropped her cell and pulled his arm to her, gasping when she saw the wolf bite. "Damon..." she looked at him anxiously.
He dismissed it quickly. "It's not a big deal, it will take a few hours before I start hallucinating and go all mushy and soft on you."
Rebekah picked her cell again, she looked at Elijah and then at Damon before pressing one on her speed dial.
The happy tone in Klaus' voice only made her heart tighten even more. "Nik... I need you to get back home... right this instant."
Map of the problematic – Muse