~ First of to be fair, I wrote a majority of this chapter before 4.01 Growing Pains aired. It was mainly from the promo vids and pics. The second part is already being written and should be up before the second episode of season 4 airs.
~ It starts off with a slight summery of how 'What's Hidden Underneath' ended, just for the ones that don't remember or didn't read that one.
Bonnie walked in the cellar first. I could hear his heartbeat as I stopped in front of Bonnie.
"We know you're here." I said, knowing he could hear me. Klaus walked out of the shadows, but I saw Tyler. My mind had to remind me that we put Klaus inside of Tyler.
"I must say you two really did that spell brilliantly." He said as he looked between me and Bonnie. "I didn't think you had it in you." He said as he looked to Bonnie.
"She didn't do it alone." I said to Klaus. His expressions were different in Tyler's body.
"I did it to save my friends and my mother, Klaus." Bonnie said. "Not you. Although, I can't say the same for Chelsea." I glanced at Bonnie,
"The spirits won't be happy with you." Klaus said to Bonnie.
"The spirits don't get to tell me what to do anymore." She said as she took a step closer to him. "I'm done getting pushed around by all of you. I did it because I wanted to." Klaus turned his head and looked at me with slight curiosity.
"The spirits don't exactly like me anyway, so it doesn't matter what I do." I walked to Bonnie's side. "And I was the one that gave the idea to her about putting you in Tyler."
"I wonder what the others will think about your part in this." He said as he took a step closer to me.
"It shouldn't matter. They'll all alive so they should be happy that I had a part in saving their lives."
"You know they won't see it that way."
"Something's changed Chels." He said, talking a small step towards me.
"Not really Nik. I'm just looking out for me and those I care about, including you." A small smile appeared on Tyler's face, which reminded me that Klaus was in there.
Klaus was inside Tyler's body because of what Chelsea and Bonnie did. They had to do something to save everyone that they love. Klaus knew that if he died, then Chelsea would die. He was dangerous to be around, not only was his mother's creation after everyone, but he cared for Chelsea. In his mind, he would do almost anything for her and he didn't want anything to happen. Klaus stepped up to Chelsea and he could tell she was different from when they first met. 'Is it because of me?' he couldn't help but think.
"Leave us alone, will you Bonnie?" Klaus asked Bonnie.
"I'm not leaving you alone with her." She said to him.
"Bonnie," Chelsea said as she turned her head towards her ", I can take care of myself." Bonnie looked at Chelsea before reluctantly walking out, leaving Chelsea and Klaus by themselves. "Why are we alone?" Chelsea asked Klaus.
"Were you really going to leave Mystic Falls with me?" He asked.
"I've always wanted to travel, so yeah." Chelsea answered honestly. "I wouldn't have stayed with you the whole time though. All my friends are here Nik. I couldn't just leave them and I still won't. Everything has changed."
"Nothing has changed." He said as he got closer to Chelsea.
"Really?" Chelsea asked, hiding the disbelief in her voice. "I went behind my friends backs to save you, I've lost most of my family, and the only thing that I really have is my friends." After a moment of thinking about her words, Klaus spoke again.
"Do you wish things were different?"
"If I'm being honest, yeah."
"I'm going to regret this." Klaus said as he made sure that he was within inches of Chelsea.
"What?" She asked before Klaus looked straight into her eyes.
"You will remember helping Bonnie save me. You will go home and after a good night sleep chose Damon. You will not remember this conversation until you see that I am back in my own body." Klaus looked at Chelsea, knowing that this might backfire on him. He wanted her to be happy and he knew that she was a weakness of his, but he didn't care.
~End of Flashback~
I opened my eyes and couldn't help but be worried. Damon was left protecting Klaus's body and I left him. I didn't know if he was still alive or not. If Alaric put the stake in Klaus's body, believing he was dead, he would have gone after Damon. My mind wanted me to lay, wondering, but my body operated on it's own. I just grabbed a pink tank top and a pair of jeans before going towards my dresser. I checked my phone and I had no calls from anyone, not even Bonnie. 'I hope everyone is okay' I thought before going in the bathroom.
I walked out of the bathroom, fully clothed after taking a shower. My phone was buzzing and I quickly answered it.
"Hello?" I asked.
"Chelsea, it's Jeremy." He said. "There's a problem."
"What?" I asked with worry.
"It's Elena. She's," there was a pause ", she's in transition."
"What? How did this happen?" I asked as I quickly picked up my keys.
"Meridith gave her vampire blood and Rebecca caused Matt to crash the truck."
"Why were they in a truck in the first place?"
"Matt and I wanted to get Elena out of town. Chelsea, you have to come over."
"You know Elena and I don't exactly get along anymore."
"Then come over here for Damon.
"Okay, I'll be over there as soon as I can." I said before hanging up. I knew Elena never wanted to be a vampire and now she was in transition. 'Elena shouldn't have to go through this' I thought. We didn't get along but it should happen to her. 'At least Damon's okay' I thought. 'He's alive' I smiled before I started to make my way out of the boarding house.
I took a deep breath before opening the door of Elena's house. The first thing I saw was Stefan walking out of the kitchen. I gave a small sad smile before he walked up the stairs. I slowly looked towards the kitchen and saw Damon. He was looking at me with a sad and surprised expression on his face. I slowly walked toward him, not breaking eye contact. When I was standing in front of him, I gave him a hug. I could sense that he was surprised.
"I'm happy you're okay." I softly said as I pulled away. "Jeremy called." I said softly to him, feeling emotion within me. "I'm going to go after Rebecca for this if it's one of the last things I do."
"I thought you were her friend." He said with a slightly irritated tone before taking drink from his glass.
"When something like this happens, I have to do something." I looked straight into his eyes. "I need to do something about this."
"There's nothing you can do."
"You don't know that."
"There is no way around it Chels. Just like there is no way around your boyfriend dying." I was taken by surprise as Damon started to walk away.
"He's not dead." He stopped in his tracks.
"What?" Damon turned around and faced me.
"He's not dead." I stepped towards him. "He's not dead because he is right in front of me." I looked him straight in the eyes and kissed him. It felt like we kissed for hours before he pulled away. "It took me last night to realize that I don't want to lose you." He opened his mouth but I interrupted him. "It's not because he's dead." 'Although he's not really dead' I thought. "It's because I've seen you hurt and I know what it would be like if I would have chose him and I don't like it."
"So you're mine?" He asked with slight disbelief. I just nodded and kissed him. When I pulled away, he looked at me with happiness in his eyes. I could feel some guilt for not telling him that Klaus is in Tyler's body and that I helped Bonnie with that, but I chose Damon. Sure, I do care for Klaus, but not like the way I care for Damon. The time that I've had with Klaus I felt different, not like myself. With Damon I felt happy, even through the heartbreak and pain he's caused me. I know I love Damon and if you love someone, you shouldn't let them go.
"I love you Damon Salvatore." I said before giving him a hug.
"I love you to." He whispered into my ear.
"I feel soo stupid for blowing everything out of proportion and for everything that I've done." I said, not pulling out of his embrace.
"You should feel stupid." Damon said. I pulled away and saw a faint smirk on his face. "But you're still new at being a vampire. It's only been a year and it takes longer than that to learn even to control them." I gave him a small smile. His expression changed as he raised his hand up to my cheek. That's when I noticed that I was starting to cry.
"Caroline has better control than me." I sadly said. "When I was human..." I let out a sigh "...I never really had too much control over them and I know that it was heightened when I turned, but I had better control when I was first turned and now I'm a wreck." I could feel tears slip out my eyes before I went to hug him again. I didn't want him to see me cry, not now.
"It's okay." He whispered. "You have me." I just snuggled my head closer to his chest.
"I've missed this." I whispered.
"Crying into me?"
"No." I let out a small laugh. "Me and you together." I slowly pulled away after a few minutes and wiped the tears from my face. We just stood there before I heard Stefan walking down the stairs.
"You two should come up here." He said without walking into the kitchen. I gave him a nod before turning my attention back to Damon.
"Let's go." He gave me a nod before finishing his drink.
Damon and I walked up the stairs, holding hands. There was a slight part of me that wanted to hold Klaus's hand again, but I shook it out. 'I chose Damon' I thought as we entered Elena's room. The curtains of the windows were down, not letting any sunlight in.
"Is she?" I asked when I saw her on her bed.
"No." Damon said. "Not yet." I stood at the edge of Elena's bed, just looking at her. 'She never wanted this' I thought before slowly making my way next to Damon, who was sitting on Elena's window seat. Stefan sat down at the edge of Elena's bed, looking at her. I could tell he was trying not to let tears drop from his eyes. My hand held Damon's as we watched Elena.
~ I have the next part planned out, with appearances from Klaus, Bonnie, Jeremy, and Rebecca.
~ Although it might not seem it at times, it will still be a Klaus/OC/Damon story. I want Chelsea to be conflicted between the two, but as I put in the beginning, she might not be completely like that right away.
~ I am going to try to write this story as season 4 airs, but if I can't I'll try to keep it slightly equal.
~ This story makes my ninth current story. I have made a list on what stories I will try to get done first, but at the same time I will try to update the other ones as I can.
~ I hope to see your thoughts on the first part and your ideas on what might happen.
R&R 'till the next update