Sorry, I know it has been a few days longer then it usually takes me to update but I had a bit of writers block on how I wanted to write this chapter (I knew what I wanted to happen but I didn't know how I wanted to get there lol if that makes sense.) Thanks for the reviews on the previous chapter and I hope you like this one just as much!

CHAPTER 16

CAROLINE'S P.O.V.

The next morning once everyone woke up we went into the living room to kind of go over the game plan for the day. Elena mentioned that Alaric kept some extra weapons in a locker that no one used at the school. We knew they wouldn't kill Alaric but we hoped it would slow him down a little. Against Klaus' wishes I volunteered to go with Elena and Rebekah to fetch the weapons. In the meantime Bonnie was going to do the locater spell to find Alaric.

"I am surprised my over protected brother allowed you to come." Rebekah said with a laugh.

I rolled my eyes but was actually equally as surprised. I knew how protective Klaus was over me and I secretly loved it. I know Elena always hated Damon getting in the way of her dangerous excursions but I actually liked that someone worried about me and cared enough about me that they didn't want me to die.

I always hated going into the school when it was empty; it was a little spooky, even for a vampire. Elena showed us to the locker and we began to pack up the weapons. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Alaric grab Elena and run away the fastest I have ever seen a vampire run.

"Oh my god!" I screamed. I looked around the hall but Alaric was long gone, well he had to be in the school still since he didn't have a ring. I turned to Rebekah. "Go get help." I said.

"I can't leave you here." She said nervously.

I shook my head. "I can't leave Elena here alone. She won't stand a chance against him."

"Neither will you." Rebekah said.

"Just go get help. I will be fine." I disappeared before she could argue any further.

I was terrified, I couldn't deny that, but there was no way I was going to leave Elena here alone with crazy Alaric even though technically there was nothing I could do to save her. I listened carefully and followed the sounds to where Alaric and Elena were.

KLAUS' P.O.V.

I waited impatiently at Caroline's house for her, Rebekah, and Elena to get back. Rebekah came flying through the front door, tears running down her face. I jumped up and stood in front of her.

"Alaric is at the school." She said. "He took Elena."

"Where is Caroline?" I asked impatiently.

"She wouldn't leave her; she made me come get help." Rebekah said as a few tears escaped her eyes.

I tightened my hands into a fist by my side. I knew I shouldn't have let her go. "You just left her there?" I said through my teeth. I tried my best to keep my anger under control because I knew Rebekah cared for Caroline and she really wouldn't have left her in danger voluntarily, and she was obviously upset and worried about her.

"She ran off. I didn't want to waste time looking for her; I thought it was a better idea to get you all."

"Alright come on." Bonnie said as she walked over to the door, book in hand. "I'm ready." We walked to about a mile away from the school so we could talk out the plan. "So you are going to need to make a connection to a vein or an artery…something." Bonnie said as we all drank a bit of her blood from a vile to form a connection.

"Alright look." Damon said stepping forward. "I know we don't all exactly trust each other so I think we…" He said pointing towards himself, Stefan and Tyler. "…should just handle this on our own."

"Don't be stupid Damon." I said with a fake laugh. "If you think for one second that I am going to leave saving Caroline up to you, you are beyond mistaking. And second you need me to do this and you know it."

"Fine, you can come." Damon said. "Only you though." He said glaring at my siblings.

"We are not going to stand around and do nothing." Kol said. "Caroline is my sister. And I am positive Elijah and Rebekah feel the same." He said looking behind him at our other two siblings. I smiled slightly at how they thought of Caroline as part of the family and how much they wanted to protect her.

"We will not betray you." Elijah said. "You have my word."

Damon rolled his eyes at Elijah's words. "Fine, we can think up a team name later." He said storming past us. "Let's get this over with."

The moment we walked into the school I kept listened for anything that would give me a clue as to where Caroline was. I smelt vervaine; I heard a sizzling sound and smelt burnt flesh. I knew it wasn't Elena since her skin wouldn't react to vervaine. Anger ran through my body. I wanted to rip Alaric's head off for even thinking of hurting her. "They are down here." I said quietly, even though I knew Alaric could hear every word we said.

"Get Caroline out of here." Kol said quietly to me. "Elijah, Rebekah and I will take care of Alaric."

Stefan turned to Damon. "You get Elena, Tyler and I will help Elijah, Rebekah and Kol."

We burst into the small classroom that Alaric was held up in with the girls. Elena was tied up in one of the back desks. Caroline was tied at a desk near the windows with a gag that must have had vervaine on it in her mouth. My heart broke when I saw her and how much pain she was in. I paid no attention to Alaric, or any of the others I went directly over to her and untied the gag that was in her mouth; it was soaked in vervaine. I untied her hands quickly and then noticed the pencils that held her hands to the desk. I pulled the first one out and she screamed, I had to hold back the tears that sat in my eyes because of that scream. I pulled the other out and picked her up; holding her close to my chest.

"It's OK, Sweetheart. Everything is going to be fine. You are safe now." I whispered.

ELIJAH'S P.O.V.

Damon left with Elena the moment he untied her. Not that I blamed him; he was in love with her and I knew that to him the most important thing was to get her as far away from this mess as possible. Klaus was with Caroline not paying attention to anything but her; which again I couldn't blame him. Love was a powerful thing; it clouded your brain and made you worry about nothing but the other person's safety. It was a vampire's greatest weakness but I also believed it was the one thing that kept our humanity intact.

Stefan and Kol grabbed Alaric and tried to hold him down so someone could get some kind of blood connection for the spell. But Alaric was not easily held back and through them off of him immediately. Stefan and Kol quickly recovered this time Rebekah and Tyler both helped hold him back as I shoved my hand into his chest and made contact with his veins. I could feel Bonnie performing the spell and I could feel it working. Somehow Alaric got free of the three vampires and one hybrid holding him back and tossed me out into the hallway.

He was over me in a second holding the stake over my heart. I grabbed his hand with mine and used all my strength to push the stake back, but it was not enough. His weight was thrown off of me and Stefan stood in front of me. I silently thanked him and we ran over to where he had fallen. He dropped the stake so Stefan picked it up and Tyler, Rebekah, and Kol joined him so they were again holding him down. I shoved one hand into his chest again and held his neck with the other hand.

After a few seconds he grew weaker and he stopped fighting us. His skin turned grey and his veins became extremely visible.

KLAUS' P.O.V.

I turned and carried Caroline out of the classroom. When we were in the hall I saw that Alaric was on the ground and Stefan, Tyler, Rebekah, Kol, and Elijah all stood around him. I wasn't sure how they did it but I really didn't care. Caroline was safe, she was safe and in my arms and that is all that mattered to me. I did breath a small sigh of relief that my three siblings were alive and well though. I placed a small kiss on her temple and headed directly to my house.

I placed her on my bed and covered her with a light blanket. I left her side for a moment to grab some blood bags that I kept in the fridge for her. I crawled into bed next to her and pulled her close to me as I held the blood bag so she could drink.

"What happened?" She asked. She was obviously still weak but of course she was worried about everyone else.

"Everyone is safe. Alaric has been taken care of." I said in a soothing tone. I paused and kissed the top of her head. "You have nothing to worry about except getting some rest and feeling better."

Caroline finished the blood bag and her wounds were already starting to heal. I knew they would but I still sighed in relief; I hated to see her in pain or hurt.

There was a slight knock at the door. It slowly opened and Rebekah walked in quietly. "Sorry to bother you." She paused and looked towards Caroline. "I just wanted to see how she was."

Normally I would have thrown her out for disturbing me when I was with Caroline, but I knew she loved Caroline, all of my siblings did so I of course allowed it. "She will be fine." I whispered.

Rebekah nodded and quietly made her way out of my room, shutting the door behind her.

"I love your family." Caroline said quietly. She still had her eyes closed but she had a small smile on her face.

"You know." I said as I laughed slightly and pulled her in tighter to me. "Kol referred to you as his sister today."

She opened her eyes and tilted her head up to look at me. "Really?" She asked. She seemed surprised and happy.

"Yes, really. And I am positive that Elijah and Rebekah feel the same way."

She was quiet for a few seconds. "I'm glad." She said as she bit her bottom lip. "I think of them as family too."

"I love you, Sweetheart." I said.

"I love you too, Nik."

So there is Chapter 16. Honestly, I am not sure if I am going to continue anymore with this story. I will see where my thoughts take me over the next week and if I come up with another arc for the story I will definitely continue or maybe do a sequel. Just in case it is the end…thank you to everyone that sent reviews, they meant a lot to me. Thank you to those of you who put the story on alert and added it to their favorites, it makes me happy that you enjoyed the story so much! ;)

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