~ OMG, the season 4 finale episode/chapter!
~ I took my time writing this chapter, which explains why it took me so long to post it. I also have been having some laptop issues but I still have been working on chapters (: They might just take a little bit longer (a few days or so) to get posted.
~ I hope you can tell that I tried to make this an epic finale chapter with a good amount of emotional scenes. There may even be a surprise of two for you as you read (:
Sayomi-hime: I want to save Kol not only because he's my second favorite Original but also because of what I've done between him and Chelsea and what I could do with that in the spin-off. Yeah Kol can be a bit of an ass, but so can Klaus and Damon. I think depending on what things change from my original plans for the chapter (if any) depends on what Chelsea says to Klaus and what she says to Elena. If Chelsea were to tell Elena what's really on her mind (which I sort of want to happen) I think it will be after the graduation ceremony. My original plan (before I actually planned the episode) was to have Klaus propose, but if he would... then it would change a little of what I wanted to do with the spin-off but have opportunities for the drama that I want to put in. But if I don't put it in and I do a birthday chapter... then it might happen in that if not in this chapter. With what I want Damon to give her it will be something meaningful to her that she will bring into the spin-off. I think that if/when Elijah gives her a graduation gift.. it probably won't be until the spin-off or the birthday chapter. If I don't keep Kol in (which I really want to) he will have a good-bye with Chelsea. I think there will be a conversation between Kol and Chelsea that will surprise Kol but also develop more of the relationship between them, which is why I want to keep him in. Their 'thing' would be brought into the spin-off if I keep him in... which like I've said, I want to. Before they killed him off I wanted to make the spin-off Klaus/Chelsea/Kol.. so if I keep him in, I can (:
Anna.B: I was waiting for your review... lol. I was going to wait until I updated one of my other stories before I posted the Graduation chapter for this because I haven't updated the others as much as I would have liked. I don't think Katherine's personality would change.. just the fact that she's no longer a vampire. What I have done with Kol and Chelsea was originally because I hoped that he would be in the spin-off... but since he technically won't be in it, I'm thinking about changing that. There are a few ideas in my head that I would like to do that would make a slightly jealous Klaus... but we will see what I'll do in this chapter (: lol I wanted to have at least one scene with Damon and Chelsea before the finale so I had to put it in (: I am going to try and make the final Damon/Chelsea scene for this story really good. I want to try and give the Damon/Chelsea fans (and myself) some resolve when it comes to their relationship. I am writing seasons 1 and 2 for Damon/Chelsea in my story 'Into The Darkness' and I'll kind of be doing it in the alternate version of this which is called 'Out Of Place'. So those that like Damon/Chelsea can still read it even though they aren't really together anymore. There is definitely going to be some rivalry between Chelsea and Marcel in the spin-off, especially because of how he treats the witches. I think because of that Chelsea will become friends with the witches in New Orleans and (if I keep him in) Kol will be a part of everything. If Chelsea visits Mystic Falls it will either be for her brother, her birthday, or for her friends (and that may include Damon... depending on why she returns). Chelsea will probably turn towards Elijah once and awhile or maybe even Kol (because I reallllllyyyy want to keep him in) lol There are going to be emotional/simple speeches (I guess you could say) because it was an emotional episode and I want to try and get everyone on a good ending with Chelsea. I don't know if Chelsea will have time to talk with Bonnie (because of what I have planned) but she will be able to tell something is off with Bonnie. With Caroline and Stefan... I think that's about what Chelsea will say to them (more or less). When it comes to Elena... I think it depends on when they get alone because Chelsea still doesn't like Elena. Klaus is definitely going to show up to kill the witches (like he did in the episode) but Chelsea might sort of beat him to it... which will show everyone that doesn't know... that Chelsea has changed.
Nicole: Well, at Prom Chelsea said that she sees Rebecca as a sister. That could just be because of how close she is to Klaus. She's starting not to take a back-seat (because of her access to expression) which I want to carry over into the spin-off. I don't think I'm actually going to have the pregnancy chat in the chapter... but it will be implied. I want Chelsea to help Kol (just him, not the witches or hybrid) and she will want to help him... for Klaus. There will be moments with all three of the guys before the end of the chapter, but she will ultimately go with Klaus because I'm bringing her into the spin-off.
~ I can't believe that I go as many review as I have on this story and it's thank to every single one of you that cared enough about this story to review! Thanks for the support with this story and I hope you continue to read and review my stories in the future (:
Chelsea laying on her bed with a blanket up to her neck. She was spread out over the bed like she tossed and turned all night, but she didn't. After her and Anna stayed up until midnight talking about what Chelsea was going to name her baby, she fell straight asleep. Four people stood at the edge of her bed. Chelsea's brother Dylan, his fiance Bridget, Chelsea's mom, and her best friend Anna. They were all excited because it was the day that Chelsea was going to graduate from high school.
"We should let her sleep." Bridget said in a whisper to Dylan.
"Don't tell me that, it was Anna's idea." Dylan whispered to Bridget in defence.
"She's my best friend." Anna said as she looked at Dylan. "I have a right to want to do this."
"She'd want us to do this." Chelsea's mom said as she looked at her daugher, who was still sleeping. Anna started to pull the blanket away but Chelsea held it closer. That didn't stop Anna because she pulled it until it got out of Chelsea's hands.
"Five more minutes." Chelsea tiredly groaned without opening her eyes as she tried to get the blanket back over her.
"Wake up." Anna said and Chelsea just shook her head. Within second Anna was at the side of Chelsea's bed and tore the blanket from her. "We have a surprise for you."
"You're not going to let me sleep, are you?" Chelsea asked before rubbing her eyes.
"Nope." Anna said before going back to Dylan's side.
"I missed you, but that doesn't mean..." Chelsea began to say as she moved into a sitting position.
"Surprise." Everyone basically shouted to her. Chelsea couldn't help but smile at them when she saw her brother holding a cake.
"Since you were going to move with Klaus, the four of us thought we'd have your graduation party today before you graduate." Dylan said, which made Chelsea smile more. "And mom suggested that we have a mini-baby shower for you." Chelsea couldn't help but tear up at her family.
"Why are you crying?" Anna quietly asked.
"I'm just happy." Chelsea said with a small smile before Anna went to Chelsea's side and gave her a hug.
"You can't stay in bed all day." Anna whispered to Chelsea after a few minutes. "Your mom made the cake for you overnight."
"Just let me take a shower." Chelsea said which made Anna smile. "I love you all." She said to her family, including Anna.
"We love you to sis." Dylan said with a small smile. "You should hurry with your shower before Bridget eats all the cake."
"Are you calling me a pig?" Bridget asked, pretending to be offended.
"Of course not." Dylan said before giving her a kiss on the cheek. Bridget didn't say anything before walking out of the room.
"Don't look at me." Chelsea said when her brother looked at her.
"Some help you are." He said, trying to joke with his sister before going after Bridget.
"I'll take a shower before those two eat my cake." Chelsea said before getting out of her bed. "I'm glad you're here." She said as she hugged her mom. "I thought you'd never see me graduate."
"It's okay." Her mom said in a soothing manner. "I'm here now. Now... take your shower so we can spend time together." Chelsea just gave her mom a nod with a small smile before slowly going to the bathroom.
After the little graduation party my family threw for me, Caroline decided to drag me to the school to help hand out yearbooks to everyone. It felt nice to do something normal, but also a little boring compared to everything that has been going on. Caroline's phone rang, which made her go off to the side while I took over her spot. I multitasked by listening in on her conversation.
"I hit kind of a snag." I could hear Bonnie say.
"A snag? A snag is a bad yearbook picture. You hit a tsunami." I held back a little laugh at Caroline's words. I was fine with what happened, but I knew that if I told Caroline and I knew if I told Caroline, she would say I'm out of my mind. "Where are you?"
"I'm trying to fix it, but I'm running into some trouble." Bonnie said to Caroline. "I need to wait until the full moon tonight to have enough power to put the veil back up."
'Tonight?' I couldn't help but ask myself. 'I only get my mom and my best friend until tonight? I have to do something' I thought before Caroline spoke to Bonnie again.
"Are you telling me that we might graduate right smack in the middle of a ghost-filled Expression Triangle?"
'I hope we do' I thought because then my mom and Anna could see me graduate.
"Maybe we should just cancel."
"No, we are not going to cancel. Graduation is the most important event of our lives, the last ceremony of our youth. It is our rite of freaking passage! " I couldn't help but smile at Caroline's words. There are so many things that I wanted to experience before I turned. "Hell will freeze over before I let anyone cancel graduation."
"Can you not make jokes about hell freezing over? We're not that far off from that already."
"Just promise me that today is a friend day."
"Okay, I promise. I love you."
"I love you, too." Caroline hung up and then stood back next to me.
It was a little bit longer before I stopped and turned towards her.
"Can we take a little break?" I asked her. "I have something important to tell you." Caroline stopped and looked at me before nodding her head. I looked around before walking into a deserted hall so we could talk in private.
"After graduation, I'm moving with Klaus to New Orleans." I said as calmly as I could while waiting for her to explode. I knew she didn't like Klaus, but I sort of hoped that she softened up to him a little bit.
"You're leaving?" She asked and I was surprised that those words came out of her mouth.
"Not right away though." I said. "Maybe after a few days so I can bring the important stuff with me."
"You're leaving?" She asked again and I just nodded my head. "With Klaus."
"Yes Caroline." I said like it was one of the most normal things in the world. "I wanted to tell you one of the reasons why, but promise you won't yell it to the world." She just nodded her head and I took a deep breath. "I'm pregnant."
"Klaus was born a werewolf. I was born a witch. That will apparently lets us have kids." I said with a small smile. "I wanted to tell you because I wanted you to be Aunt Caroline to her... or him."
"Are you sure you're pregnant?" She asked, obviously not believing me. I just nodded my head.
"Just listen." I said as I gently placed my hand on my stomach. "So will you be Awesome Aunt Caroline?" She just smiled and hugged me.
"I have to start planning the baby shower." I stopped myself from groaning because it saved me from doing it myself.
"Just only important people. Like Damon, and Stefan, my brother, and Klaus's siblings." She pulled away from me with a small smile on her face. "And of course you... but I'm not sure about Elena." I honestly told her. "I don't really get along with her anymore." There was some sadness in her expression, but she just nodded her head. "Anyone else you want to force into coming is fine with me." Caroline just gave me a small smile before she looked behind me. I turned around to see Anna coming towards us.
"What are you doing here?" I asked her.
"Checking up on my pregnant best friend who is graduating." She said and I couldn't help but smile at her as she gave me an one arm hug. "And your mom wants you back home so she can get pictures with you in your gown."
"Okay." I said with a small smile before turning to Caroline. "This is Anna. I don't think you two met."
"Who knows what would have happened to her if you didn't help take over my roll." Anna said while she pointed at me.
"Are you making fun of me?" I couldn't help but ask.
"Would you blame me if I was?" She asked back and I couldn't help but smile. "Thank you for being there for her." Anna said to Caroline, who just nodded with a smile. "Race you back?"
"You'd win." I said, knowing that even though she was technically a ghost... she was still faster than me. "I'll see at graduation Care." I said to Caroline before taking off with my vampire speed, not caring who saw me. Hopefully it would have taken Anna off guard a little and help me get home before her.
I stood in front of my mirror and looked at my reflection. My gown fit perfectly and I was glad my brother ordered it for me. I was getting too caught up with all the supernatural things that I forgot about the little things, like ordering my gown.
"I remember when I graduated." Dylan said as he stood at my doorway. "Mom and dad wanted to take so many pictures it bugged the hell out of me." I couldn't help but laugh at my brother.
"I remember." I said with a small smile. "I was trying to ruin most of your pictures by giving you bunny ears."
"We had to have Anna keep you out of trouble." Dylan said and I couldn't help but think about Anna and my mom.
"Do you think they would be mad if I tried to bring them back?"
"Do you want to?" He asked and I couldn't help but think about it.
"You know they won't let you." I gave a sad small nod.
"I know, but I still want to." I turned to my brother. "It's nice to have them here again and I don't want to say goodbye."
"Neither do I, but you know bringing them back would go against nature."
"I go against nature. Why can't I do a few things that go against nature?" Dylan just gave me a small smile and gave me a hug.
"Even if you don't bring them back, they'll still be watching us."
"I know." I said after taking a deep breath. "It's not the same though."
"It'll be fine sis." He patted my back, trying to comfort me. "Everything will be fine."
"A part of me knows that, but I can't help but worry."
"Don't worry, it's bad for my granddaughter." My mom said from the hallway. I slightly smiled at her when Dylan and I broke the hug. "As much as I would love to help raise my grandchildren, I'm already dead. I can still watch them grow up and have kids of their own."
"So you won't let me..." I didn't have to finish because I knew what her answer would be. I felt myself take a deep breath, hoping not to get emotional again.
"As long as you're happy, I'm happy." My mom said and I couldn't help but hug her.
"I should go soon before Caroline throws a fit."
"Anna and I will be watching from the shadows. No one will see us." I just gave her a small nod before I grabbed my cap. "I love you." I gave my mom a one-armed hug and walked out of the house. 'Graduation' I couldn't help but think. 'I'm actually graduating' I put my cap in the passenger seat of my car before driving to my graduation.
I was walking towards graduation in a little bit of a hurry. Stefan told me about what happened to Damon and I started to worry. The only person that could heal him was Klaus and he wasn't in Mystic Falls. I had to call him, hoping that he could get back and heal Damon in time.
"Nik, it's me." I said as I left a message on his phone. "The graduation ceremony is going to start soon... but that's not really why I'm calling. Damon got werewolf venom in his system and you are the only person that can heal him. I know you don't really like him, but I don't want him to die." I took a deep breath, trying to control my emotions. "Please, if you aren't coming back to see me graduate, can you come back to heal him? I love you." I decided to hang up when I saw Bonnie and Caroline standing together. "Where is everyone?" I asked, trying to distract myself.
"I'm here." Matt said as he came up to us.
"Where have you been?" Caroline asked him.
"Oh, you know, making plans for the summer, dodging death by vampire hunter." I gave Matt a small smile.
"Where's Elena?" Bonnie asked. "We can't do this without her." I kept my thoughts to myself because I knew that they were still friends with Elena and that's when Elena arrived with Stefan.
"I'm here." Elena said as she hugged Bonnie. "Thank you for today."
"I can't believe it. We're actually all here. We are all here together!" Caroline said and I couldn't help but smile before she looked at Bonnie. "Bonnie Bennett, are you crying?"
"It's our last hurrah before you guys go off to college." Bonnie said and I couldn't help but think of that.
"Before we go off to college." Caroline said to Bonnie, obviously meaning them and Elena since she knew I was leaving.
"I... kinda sorta missed the deadline." Elena said as she looked at Caroline. "You know, being an emotionless bitch." I didn't say anything to Elena because I didn't want to ruin my graduation day.
"Well, the perks of being a vampire, we can go wherever we wanna go." I couldn't help but smile at Caroline. 'Nik and I can travel the world after we take care of Marcel' I couldn't help but think. "We can choose our own roommates. We could, we could get a triple room!" I couldn't help but chuckle at Caroline.
"Only you can make going to college sound like fun." I said to her before Bonnie spoke.
"I'm happy we're all here."
"Aw, group hug!" Caroline said as she put her arms around me and Matt.
"Ah, I don't, I don't hug..." Stefan said, clearly not wanting to hug.
"Oh, get over yourself!" Caroline said as I pulled Bonnie in for the group hug. The moment I touched her, I knew that something had happened to her. The feeling I got from her was the same feeling that I got from Anna and my mom. 'They must not know' I thought because otherwise Caroline and Elena would be upset. 'She's still putting the veil up' I sadly thought as we got out of the hug. "Are you crying to?" Caroline asked me.
"I'm just sad to see my time in Mystic Falls end." I said and Caroline knew what I meant. Damon probably told Stefan, so he would know and I didn't really care if Elena knew or not. "And it's graduation." I said with a small smile, trying not to seem too sad. Caroline just gave me a small smile before we had to line up to get our diplomas.
After I got my diploma, I sat down on a chair and watched the others graduate. I was happy with the way things were going, but it still felt like something was missing.
"Hello darling." I heard a familiar voice say from behind me.
"Kol." I said as he brought his head closer to mine. "What are you doing at a high school graduation?"
"Looking for you." He said and I knew without looking at him he was smiling.
"So it has nothing to do with me being one of the two people that could bring you back then?"
"That's one reason. The other I'm pretty sure you remember from the night at the bar." My mind flashed back to when we had sex on the pool table after he compelled Damon to kill Jeremy.
"That was because of the compulsion." I said as I tried to shake that night out of my head. "I thought you were against hell on earth." I said as I tried to keep my eyes on the people getting their diplomas.
"I was, till I was in hell. Now I would very much like to be back on earth. So... what do you say?" I took a deep breath and finally looked towards him.
"Okay." I said and he smiled. "But I have a few conditions."
"Of course." He said almost like he was expecting me to say that.
"Meet me behind the bleachers in five minutes." I said. "We'll talk there." I turned back towards the stage before feeling his lips on my cheek.
"Don't be late." He said before I knew he walked away. I took a deep breath and tried to calm myself before I would go to make a deal with him.
I carefully walked behind the bleachers, hoping that Stefan or anyone wouldn't be able to see me sneak away.
"Believe it or not..." Kol began to say, which made me turn around to face him "... I didn't think you'd be willing to drop the veil completely. Being a witch and all."
"Who said I'd be willing to completely drop the veil?" I asked, which made him a little mad. "I'm only talking about saving you."
"Only me?" Kol curiously asked me. "Why not your mother? Or your best friend?" I couldn't help but wonder for a moment. 'Why was I going to save Kol?' I asked myself before I thought I figured out why.
"Because you're Nik's brother." I said before I took a small step towards him. "And yeah, I would like to bring back my mom and Anna, but I know how much it upset him to lose you. With everything he's given me, I think it's about time that I give him something." Kol just gave me a small smile before getting within arm's length of me.
"You're too good for my brother." He said, which really didn't surprise me.
"I will bring you back... if," I tried to emphasize the 'if' "... you come with to New Orleans and you don't kill Elena. I don't exactly like her, but I know what killing her would do to Damon and I'm not about to make him feel that way."
"You know, I hold you witches in high esteem." Kol brought his hand up to my cheek and gently rubbed it. "I hold you above all the others." I couldn't help but smile at his words before focusing my powers on bringing him back. "What's happening?" He asked after he took a few steps back.
"I think I just brought you back." I said with a small smile.
"You think?" I rolled my eyes at Kol.
"Give me a rest. I'm new to the whole bringing back the dead with magic." I said to him. "Bonnie is the only one to ever do it."
"Allow me to thank you." He cupped my head with his hand again before giving me a small kiss. "Thank you." Kol said to me before speeding off.
After Kol left, I ended up meeting with Stefan, Caroline and Elena. They told me that Damon was trying to distract Vaughn, so I decided to text Klaus with my phone which let me be able to talk to Alaric on Stefan's phone.
"I would love nothing more than to get out of here before Vaughn comes back to life, but Damon won't take the cure." Alaric said to me, which made me glad that he was back for today. "He wants it for you." I didn't know what to say, knowing that Damon had changed his mind about who to give the cure to.
"We just need to hold on a little longer." I said, trying to tell myself that Damon would be okay. "I texted Klaus and I think... I know he'll be here."
"Chelsea, we are past the point of hail mary phone calls and texts." Alaric said like he was fed up but I knew he was just worried about Damon. "What do you want me to do, stand here and watch him die, or force-feed him the cure?"
"Damon won't die." I said more towards myself than Alaric. "He just can't."
"I get that you don't want to lose him, but we have to be realistic here. If Klaus was going to come, he would have already."
'Alaric can't be right.' I thought before feeling some pain in my head. I was able to end the call with Alaric as I turned my head to see what was causing the pain.
"Remember us, Chelsea?" A person asked and I could recognize her from when they wanted to kill Bonnie.
"How could I forget?" I said before trying to focus on her. It only took a second for the pain in my head to weaken. Her hand started to go towards her head and before I could realize it, her head flew off.
"There are plenty more of these to go around." I turned around to see Klaus holding a graduation cap in his hand. "Who's next? I can do this all day." He looked at me and I couldn't help but smile.
After the people that tried to attack us left, I went up to Klaus and gave him a kiss.
"I'm glad you're here." I said, which made him slightly smile. "Is there time to heal Damon?" I asked when I remembered that he was dying from werewolf venom. Nik's expression slightly changed. "He can't die." I said with some worry.
"Don't worry love." Nik said after giving me a kiss on my forehead. "There is still time to heal him."
"Thank you." I said with relief. "Thank you." I wasn't able to say anything else even though there were things that I wanted to say to Nik.
After Nik rescued us from the dead witches, he went to heal Damon while I went home and took off the gown. My mom and Anna were still around, which meant Bonnie didn't raise the veil yet. I told them that I was going to check on Damon because I was worried about him. I got to the boarding house and saw that Lexi was back as well. We talked a little bit before we heard Elena slap Damon, which made me want to check up on him even more.
I walked towards the stairs, where I bumped into Elena.
"He's okay." She said to me before starting to walk past me.
"Elena." I said, which made her stop and turn towards me. "It's no secret that I don't like you, not after you got between me and Damon. I know that you care for him and even though he won't admit it to me, I know he cares for you. If I ever hear that you hurt him, you'll answer to me." There was a change in her expression. "I mean it." I said in a serious tone before walking up the stairs.
I slowly walked to Damon's room, hoping that he was completely okay. I stood at his doorway and watched him put on a shirt.
"If you want to see me naked, all you have to do is ask." Damon said as he turned around to me.
"I don't think Nik would like that too much." I said before walking into his room. "Are you okay?" He just gave me a nod. "I didn't know what was going to happen." I honestly told him. If I was going to break down, I was fine doing it in front of Damon. "I thought that you were going to die."
"I thought so to." He softly said before cupping my cheek. "I thought I'd never see your face again."
"I still love you." I said, knowing that tears were gathering in my eyes.
"I still love you to Chels." He leaned in and gave me a kiss. "I just had to do that one more time." He quietly said to me. "I have a graduation gift for you." Damon reluctantly stepped away from me and picked up a box from his dresser.
"What is it?" I asked as I wiped away some of the tears.
"Just open it." He said and I sat on the edge of his bed to open it. I opened the box and saw a book inside it. When I took it out, I realized that it was a photo album. "It's pictures from your time here in Mystic Falls." Damon said as I started to go through the pages. "Most of them are of us."
"Thank you so much Damon." I quietly said as I looked through the photos. "I also wanted to give you this." I looked up to see him reaching in his pants pocket.
"Is that...?" I couldn't even finish my question when I noticed what was in Damon's hand. "That's the cure." He handed it to me and I couldn't help but look at it.
"I know you wanted it."
"I don't know what to say Damon." The only reason I wanted the cure in the first place was because I wanted to have a family. I could have a family, so I wasn't sure if I really wanted the cure. "I don't know if I want it." I handed to him but he made my hands fold over it.
"If I had to chose one person to give this to, it would be you." I couldn't help but start crying again.
"But I only wanted this so I could have children of my own. Now I can have children."
"Keep it anyway." He said and I couldn't help but look at the cure. 'Other people need this more than me' I thought.
"What if there was a way for more than one person to have the cure?" I couldn't help but ask, almost forgetting that Damon was next to me.
"What to you mean?"
"Over the summer when Stefan and I went with Klaus to save you, I learned some spells that I thought never existed." I opened my hand so it was flat with the cure in my hand. "I'm not even sure if it will work, but it never hurts to try." I closed my eyes and focused on the cure. I pictured two of the cure in my hand instead of just one. "There's two now." I said in amazement when I opened my eyes. 'I didn't think it would work' "You can give this one to Stefan." I said as I handed one of them to Damon.
"You still surprise me." I couldn't help but smile at Damon.
"Will you be an honorary uncle to my kid?" I almost blurted at Damon. "I asked Caroline if she would be an aunt to my baby when it's born and I want you to be an uncle." When Damon didn't say anything, I spoke up. "I don't care what Klaus has to say about it. If I want to have you in my life and my child's life... he's going to have to deal with it." Damon smiled, which made me smile.
"You're amazing." Damon said.
"I know." I said, feeling like I wasn't going to break down. "I should go." I said after a few minutes of silence. "I might be able to say goodbye to my mom and Anna." I put my cure in my pocket before picking up the photo album.
"Chelsea..." Damon said just as I began to make my way to the hallway "...goodbye." He said and I gave him a small sad smile.
"This isn't goodbye." I said. "I'm coming back for my birthday and even if I wasn't... I know we'll see each other again." He gave me a small smile before I turned back towards the hallway and walked away.
I went into my room at the boarding house and packed a few things. There were a few things that I left, just incase I would spend a night in Mystic Falls. I knew that I would have my room at my brother's, but I've always liked my room at the boarding house. It was a little smaller than my actual room, but it was nice enough. I was sad that I was leaving it, but I knew that it would always be there when I want to come back. I held a box filled with the things I wanted to bring with me, including the album that Damon gave as I walked down the steps.
"Chelsea." I turned to see Stefan standing, still in his tux.
"Hey." I said to him.
"You're really leaving this time." Stefan said as he looked at the box in my hands.
"Yeah, but I'm coming back for birthdays and whenever my brother wants me to visit." I said with a small smile. "You'll be happy Stefan." I said before Stefan could say anything. "It'll take time."
"You sound like Lexi." I couldn't help but smile.
"We were friends when she was alive. It was kept a secret though." I said when Stefan didn't say anything.
"Are you happy?" Stefan asked me right as I was going to walk away.
"Yeah, I am." I said with a small smile before I walked away.
I couldn't bring myself to leave the boarding house, at least not right away. I sat on a stone ledge and tilted my head against a pillar.
"You don't want to leave, do you?" I turned my head to see my mom with Anna at her side. "You were the same way before we moved here."
"I know." I said with a small smile. "But it's different here." I looked back at the boarding house. "There is so much more holding me here." I couldn't help but picture Damon. "More friends, better memories, family..."
"You'll have a family in New Orleans." Anna said and I couldn't help but smile.
"But Dylan is staying here." I said before looking towards Anna. "Sure, I see Rebecca as a sister, but I don't think she'll want to go with us. She's not exactly happy with Nik after what he did at prom."
"But they're family." Anna said. "She'll get over it." I couldn't help but get off the ledge and hug Anna.
"I'm going to miss you." I said to her as I looked at my mom. "I love you two."
"We love you to." Anna said as my mom joined in the hug.
"I don't want to say goodbye." I said through tears.
"Then don't." My mom said as we pulled away from the hug. "This won't really be goodbye."
"I could bring you two back. I did it with Kol."
"No Chels." My mom said and I couldn't help but frown. "I know you want to bring us back, but you can't."
"I knew you'd say that." I said in a whisper.
"That doesn't mean I don't want to be there for you or to have Anna there for you, but you don't know what would happen if you did."
"Does that matter mom?" I couldn't help but ask. "I just don't want to say goodbye to you two."
"You can always talk to me. You know that."
"But what about Anna?" I asked my mom before looking at Anna. She looked at my mom and looked back to me.
"You'll be okay without me Chels." Anna said. "You have so many friends. More than you had before you moved here. You have a great life and I'll always be there for you even if you can't see me." I felt like I was going to start crying again and Anna must have seen it because she gave me another hug. "You are my best friend."
"What a lovely gathering." I could hear Kol say before Anna could say anything else.
"What are you doing here?" I couldn't help but ask him as he stepped up to us.
"I have to see my favorite witch." Kol stood closer to me and Anna. "After all, I do owe you."
"You're lucky she helped you Kol." My mom said. "Don't take that for granted." For a second I thought that Kol was actually afraid of my mom, but I knew he wasn't. "I'm going to say goodbye to your brother." I just gave my mom a small smile before giving her a hug.
"I love you."
"I love you to." I broke the hug with my mom and handed her my car keys. "Make sure Dylan gets these and try not to get a scratch on her." My mom just gave me a small smile.
"Hearing you say that makes me realize how much you've grown."
"Please don't embarrass me in front of Kol mom." I said with a small smile, which was returned before she eventually went to my car and drove off.
I sat back on the ledge while talking with Anna and Kol. There was a part of me that still wanted to save Anna because she was my best friend, but I didn't want her mad at me. I knew she would be watching me from the other side... unless she would eventually find peace. She sort of got along with Kol, but I wasn't really paying attention to the two of them. I was mainly listening in on Damon and Elena. I was still in love with Damon and I didn't really want him with Elena, but I didn't want him to be alone while I went to New Orleans with Klaus. Damon deserved to be happy, even if I wasn't the one to do that. I meant what I said to Elena. If she hurt him, I would go after her. I didn't want Damon to be hurt.
"Chelsea." I heard Anna say my name, which brought me out of my thoughts.
"Yeah?" I asked, not knowing what she was talking about with Kol.
"Were you even listening?" She asked and I shook my head. "Everything will be fine." Anna said before she disappeared. I had to take a deep breath to let it sink it.
"Bonnie put the veil up." I thought out loud. "All the ghosts are gone." I turned my head a little and saw that Kol was still here. "I must of done the spell right."
"Or Bonnie did something wrong." Kol said.
"If Bonnie did something wrong, then Anna would have stayed." I said with sadness in my voice.
"Does my brother know you're still in love with Damon?" Kol asked out of nowhere. I just nodded my head before noticing my car was coming back. I looked at it for a few minutes to realize that it was Nik driving it. 'He must have got the keys from my brother' I thought and I couldn't help but picture my mom.
I didn't move from my spot as Kol sped behind the pillar and Nik parked my car.
"How'd you get here so fast?" I asked Nik as he walked towards me.
"I was already on my way." Nik said and I couldn't help but give him a small smile. He reached into his tux and pulled out an envelope. "I received your graduation announcement. It was... very subtle."
"It was Caroline's idea." I said with a small smile. "And partly 'Bekah's."
"I assume you're expecting cash?" I couldn't help but let out a small laugh.
"Not from you." I said with a smile, which made him smile. "But... I got something for you." I stood in front of him. "Well, really someone." Nik looked at me with some confusion. I turned towards the pillar that I knew Kol was hiding behind. "You should come out you idiot." I found myself saying to Kol before he slowly stepped out.
"Kol." Nik said and I could tell that he was surprised.
"I thought about it and I figured it was time that I did something for you. I know how much you love him, even if you won't say it and I wanted to bring him back." Klaus slowly looked at me and I could tell that he was fighting to show emotion. "I gave you your brother back and I made sure he's coming with us. Our kid can have another uncle."
"I'll be the fun one." Kol said from behind us and I fought against rolling my eyes. "I'll leave you two lovebirds alone." He said when I turned towards him before he sped away.
"Can we spend the night at my brothers?" I asked Klaus and he just nodded. He didn't say anything, so I knew he was still surprised that Kol was back.
Nik and I went to my brother's house. He was pretty much quiet the whole ride over, which made me think that maybe he was in a bad mood. That changed when he started to talk to my brother and Bridget. It actually felt weird with to see him talking normally with them. It was nice though, especially since he liked the cake my mom baked.
After I took a shower, I walked out of the bathroom to see Nik sitting on my bed looking through a photo album.
"Couldn't help yourself?" I asked with a small smile as I laid next to him and put my head on his chest. "These were from when I was little." I said as I looked at the pictures.
"You were even beautiful then." I couldn't help but smile.
"I was a cute kid." I said as he turned the page. "Not those pictures." I quickly turned the page because they were embarrassing pictures. "Can you put those away?" I asked as I cuddled up to him. "I missed you."
"I missed you to love." Nik said as he closed the album and kissed me on my head.
"Before I moved here to Mystic Falls, I didn't want to leave the home where I grew up in." I said to Klaus. "I always thought that I would move back there after I helped Anna get her mom back. Now after everything that's happened, it's hard for me to leave."
"Do you want to stay?" Nik asked in a whisper.
"A Little bit." I honestly told him. "But I don't want to go through everyday seeing Damon and Elena together. And if I didn't go to New Orleans with you, I'd eventually show up because I would miss you."
"I wouldn't let you stay by yourself too long."
"I know." I said as I tilted my head so I could look at him. "But I really wouldn't be alone. I'd have my brother, Bridget, my niece and I'm pretty sure that Kol would show up and pay me a visit or two."
"He fancies you."
"I know, but I love you." I kissed him. "That's not going to change."
"I love you Chelsea." He whispered to me as he gently brushed some hair behind my ear. "Always and forever." I moved up so our heads were equel and I started to kiss him. "I have something I want to give you." I looked at Nik with some confusion as he pulled out a small box from his pants pocket. "You're graduation gift." I sat up and opened the box.
"Oh my gosh Nik..." I said, not knowing what else to say when I saw a beautiful ring in the box "... it looks amazing."
"Marry me." My eyes widedned and I looked to Nik.
"Ever since I was a little kid I've wanted to have a wedding, but I'm only 18."
"Is that a no?" Nik asked me and I thought he was scared.
"It's a not yet." I said after a few moments of thinking. "We won't age or die, but I'm still young... compared to you. I'd want time to think about it." He just gave me a small nod.
"Will you wear the ring anyway?" He asked and I nodded my head. Nik took the ring and put it on my left hand ring finger, because my daylight ring was on my right hand. "It's only half as beautiful as you." He said before kissing me.
"I love you." I said again to him before laying my head back on his chest.
After everything that has happened to me in the last two years, I never really thought about being this happy. I was going to have my own kid with Nik and I was even moving in with him. I knew that he wanted to rule New Orleans but I wasn't exactly sure how I felt about that yet. I knew that once we got Marcel out of the picture, the witches would be free to do their magic. That was something that I was going to make sure of. Even though I was happy, I knew that there might be things that will change that. I closed my eyes and snugged against Nik's chest before slowly falling asleep.
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~ Please check out my other stories that I will be updating during the hiatus. I have two season 1 stories, one season 2 story, three season 3 stories a possible season 4 story.
~ I know that the spell that Chelsea did with the cure probably wouldn't exist... but I figured with the spells that I've made her do and with what expression can do, that she would be able to duplicate the cure. Hopefully no one will have a problem with it. (:
~ So I don't forget... I will do a birthday chapter. I don't know if it will be a part of this story or a part of the spin-off. It will all depend on the time-jump between this and the beginning of the spin-off/season 5 of TVD. Hopefully I will be able to add it to this so I can let people know about the spin-off. If you have any ideas on what I can put into that... don't be afraid to share. I will try to plan some of it ahead of time.
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