Forbidden Fruit is Always the Sweetest

by Erin Salvatore

Disclaimer: I don't own the Vampire Diaries. I'm just borrowing.

Note: Yeah, this idea came to me a while back and I kept putting off writing it, but since I don't want my muse to be a nag, I decided to go ahead with it. It's a Klaroline AU/AH. The plot centers around Caroline Forbes, a student at the Mystic Falls Academy for the Gifted. She tries to consider herself a good girl, but when she is assigned to work alongside Klaus Mikaelson, the new head of the Disciplinary Committe, all that will change, especially when sparks begin to fly.

Don't ask, I'm just in a really weird mood.

Chapter 1

Mystic Falls Academy for the Gifted...

"You're beautiful, you're strong, you're full of light. I enjoy you." - Klaus to Caroline, 3x14, "Dangerous Liasions"

Caroline Forbes felt her heart pound as she made her way toward the dean's office. She couldn't understand why she had been summoned there when she hadn't done anything wrong. Besides, she always tried to adhere to the rules ever since she arrived for her freshman year, and she had no intention of resorting to bad habits now, especially not her senior year. If she screwed up, she would lose the scholarship to Virginia State University, to which she had been accepted for next year.

I really don't get it, she thought. Why would they summon me to the office? I've never broken a rule once since I got here. Well, I guess I'll find out whether I want to or not.

After what seemed like an eternity, Caroline arrived at the dean's office, her heart pounding louder than before she began her trek. Inhaling and exhaling several times, she walked in and saw someone sitting in one of the chairs across from the dean's desk. Funny, Caroline didn't remember anyone else being summoned here besides herself, so why would there be another person there?

Her curiosity getting the better of her, she proceeded toward the room. When she got closer, she saw that it was a man.

Closing her eyes, she whispered to herself, "Please be hot, please be hot, please be hot."

Sure enough, when she walked in, the man looked at her and Caroline saw that he was hot. Wait, scratch that, he was gorgeous, with short, slightly curly dark blonde hair, greenish blue eyes that seemed to pierce through to her soul, a body that was being hugged in all the right places by suit he was wearing, and lips that she could imagine herself kissing and nibbling.

She was still staring at him when Dr. Jonas Martin, the dean, spoke up. "Ah, Miss Forbes, right on time. We've been expecting you."

Caroline blinked and shook her head. "What's going on, Dr. Martin? I'm not in trouble, am I?"

"No, Miss Forbes, you're not in trouble," said Dr. Martin. "I called you down here because there's someone here I'd like you to meet. This is Klaus Mikaelson. He's the new head of the Disciplinary Committee. I figured that since you're one of our Honor Roll students, you'd be perfect to assist him during your free period."

The man, named Klaus, smiled at her. "Pleased to meet you, Caroline. I've heard nothing but good things about you from Dr. Martin here."

Caroline returned his smile. "I should hope so. If you look at my records, you can see that I've done my best to keep my nose clean."

As she finished speaking, Caroline saw that Klaus was still looking at her, causing her to bite her lip and blush slightly. I wish he'd stop staring at me. It's bad enough that he's the hottest guy in the room, but I'm seriously going to lose it if he doesn't stop staring at me.

Clearing her throat, she said, "May I be excused, Dr. Martin?" Shit, I sounded like a six-year-old just now. Great, what else can happen to me, besides being chosen to assist this obviously gorgeous guy that keeps staring at me like I'm the only dessert at the buffet table?

"Of course," said Dr. Martin. "I'll write you a pass and you can head to History."

As Dr. Martin was writing the pass, Klaus saw that Caroline was trying to avoid making eye contact with him. Actually, he was having a hard time keeping his eyes off her. She was a very beautiful girl, with long, golden blonde hair that seemed to rival the summer sun, blue eyes that could make the strongest man weak at the knees, a body that a man would have to be blind and stupid not to notice, and lips that he'd give his right arm to kiss and nibble.

After a few minutes, Dr. Martin gave Caroline the pass and just before she was about to leave, Klaus said, "It was a pleasure meeting you, Caroline."

Caroline nodded, not looking at him. "Likewise, Mr. Mikaelson."

"There's really no need to be formal with me. Call me Klaus. Mr. Mikaelson makes me sound old."

Caroline rolled her eyes at that. Old? Who's he kidding? He's probably about thirty, old enough to be my brother, and he's worried about formalities?

"Okay, Klaus," she said. "I guess I'll see you later then."

Not giving Klaus a chance to reply, she walked out the door, closing it behind her. Klaus raised an eyebrow at that. He wondered if he had said or done anything to make her uncomfortable. Oh well, he was going to be seeing her during her free period anyway, so that would give him an opportunity to talk to her, get to know her. That is, if she'd let him.

"She's quite an impressive girl."

"Yes, Caroline is one of our top students here," said Dr. Martin. "Not only has she been on the Honor Roll for three years, going on four, but she's also the President of the Student Council, captain of the cheer squad, and the current Miss Mystic Falls."

Klaus blinked. Shit, was there nothing that wasn't on Caroline's list of achievements? No wonder they thought she was qualified to assist him, especially with a record like that. I wonder, though, if she's ever once been tempted to break a rule or two? I guess I'll find out soon enough. Girls Caroline's age can't be perfect angels all the time. There's bound to be a devil within them just itching to come out.

Note: Yep, after months of putting it off, I've finally written another new Klaroline fic. Caroline is 18 here, in case you're wondering. And there will be romance in here as the story progresses. I'm going to build up to it, I promise. For now, I wanted to have our leads meet.

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