Crying Lightning

This is an idea that has been in my head for a little while now and I hope you like it. This is my first Vampire Diaries fic, usually I stick to one tree hill but I've fallen in love with this show and mostly Delena/Damon Salvatore and have been wanting to be brave enough to write something on this show for a while!

This chapter is an introduction to the story, and I will be showing flashbacks to show what happened to lead up to this, although the next chapter does skip a little into the future.

All the characters in this story are human, vampires, witches, werewolves etc don't exist I'm afraid!

My eyes flutter open slowly and the first thing that I notice is this undeniable pain all over my body as I struggle to take in my surroundings and what is happening to me.

I groan and finally pry my eyes open and look up to the dark sky, the stars shining down on me watching as I struggle to breath.

What is happening to me? Where am I?

I cough and feel blood splutter from my mouth and suddenly that's when everything comes back and hits me just as hard as the bullet wound in my stomach.


I cry out in pain as I struggle to sit up, coughing up more blood as I attempt to stand up.

"Katherine" I attempt to shout, hoping she can hear me but my voice isn't working.

"Katherine!" I pull myself to my feet, clutching my stomach in agony as the blood from the wound slips between my fingers but I don't care. I just need to find her.

"KATHERINE!" I feel the tears roll down my cheeks as I stumble across the gravelled path as quickly as I can in agony. "KATHERINE!"

A sob falls from my lips as I stumble forward towards a silhouette of a body in the distance.

"No" I gasp after what feels like an eternity to reach her "Katherine, no!"

I fall to my knees and let out another hysterical cry and it's almost like I'm having an outer body experience. This is not me. This can't be happening.

I turn her body over and look down at her beautiful face, trying to ignore the mass amount of blood covering her body as her eyes flutter open an look up at me as I hold her head in my lap, my arms wrapped around her cold body.

She's alive.

"Damon?" she grumbles out and I hear the pain in her voice and it kills me.

"Yes Katherine, it's me. It's ok baby, everything is going to be ok. You're going to be ok!" I try and tell her reassuringly but my voice is shaky and I can still feel the tears running down my cheeks and no matter how hard I try I can barely ignore the pain that is spreading throughout my whole body.

"I'm going to get help, ok? We're going to be ok!" I stumble on my words as I frantically feel around my blood stained pockets and growl in frustration when I can't find my cellphone. "Fuck!"

"I'm sorry" Katherine whispers "This is all my fault"

"No Katherine, this isn't your fault ok?" I hush her, stroking her dark brown hair from her eyes "We'll be fine"

"No Damon" Katherine shakes her head and I'm surprised to see a tear fall from her eyes, she's always so strong and held together. I've never seen her cry before. "You don't understand, I-" she coughs, struggling to get her words out and I notice her voice fading with tiredness "Klaus, he…"

"Don't say his name Katherine, don't waste your energy on him" I spit out in venom, removing one of my hands from Katherine to clutch my own stomach as the pain starts to get harder and harder to ignore.

But I need to stay strong. I need to stay strong for Katherine.

Katherine again shakes her head and more tears fall from her cheeks and this time I'm shocked as a sob actually falls from her beautiful lips.

"I loved him Damon. I still love him and I'm sorry. It's Klaus, Damon, it's always going to be Klaus"

I look down at her completely stunned, not sure that those words actually came from her mouth or if I'm just in so much agony I'm starting to hallucinate.

This isn't happening.

"Damon" she whispers my name in a cry and suddenly I feel like I can't breathe and I know it has nothing to do with the bullet lodged inside of me. "I'm so sorry" her voice sounds weak but I barely register it as my hand automatically removes itself from her face. "I need help, please Damon, help me"

I shake my head frantically, more tears falling from my eyes as I fall backwards so she's no longer in my arms. I cry out in pain as the movement hurts my entire body and I struggle to breathe as black spots start to appear in front of my vision.

"Please Damon, please save me. I'm sorry, I'm so sorry"

My world is ending. This is it, I can feel it. Nothing will ever be the same again and it's all her fault.


It's Klaus, this is all down to Klaus.

I'm going to die. Katherine is going to die and it's all because of him.

People warned me about this. They warned me. They told me to never trust Katherine Pierce, that she was manipulative, selfish and conniving and that no matter what I did, she would never change. She would never love me as much as I love her.

"You used me" I whisper, my voice full of pain as I struggle to comprehend everything that has happened to me over the last 12 months. "It was a lie, it was all a lie…"

"No" Katherine shakes her head as another cough escapes her lips "Please Damon, I care about you, but please, please get help. I'm dying, Damon, I can feel it and so can you, you're bleeding Damon, you need help and I can't move, Damon, please"

I can't register what she is saying as more black dots cover my vision.

"You never loved me" The words fall from my lips in realisation and when I look back over at Katherine her eyes are closed.



I crawl back towards her body, tapping her face gently to try and bring her back to me. To try and understand why this is happening, why she used me when she loved Klaus all along.

This doesn't make sense. None of this makes sense.

"Wake up, wake up!" I sob as I hit her face a little harder but her body doesn't react. I shake my head furiously before looking down at my own blood stained body. "I'm sorry Katherine. I love you, please, please, wake up!"

I should have helped her. I should have done something.

I deserve this.

I deserve to die.

And then everything goes black.

Hope you liked it let me know if you would like me to continue! I know there was no Elena in this intro but the next chapter will be in her POV so don't worry!

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