Thank you so much for sticking with the story. Here's the epilogue, I hope you're gonna like it. I am sad to end the story but I did what I wanted to do with it.
Thanks to Matt-on-Matt who helped me with the grammar.
I don't own anything in TVD.
Chocolate or coffee? Caroline hesitated a few seconds and decided to go with the chocolate. She added it to the mix in the bowl and beat it energetically. She had been highly amused to find how much Klaus had a sweet tooth. Who would have bet on a sugar weakness from the big bad Hybrid? Caroline smiled and let her mind wander as she mercilessly beat the chocolate with the eggs. It has been three weeks since she had come back to Klaus and she had never been so happy. Klaus was adorable with her, preventing her least desires, and making sure she was happy in every way. He was still clearly a little insecure about Caroline's choice to be with him, and he tried to compensate by being overly affectionate to her. Caroline was far from complaining.
Truth to be told, they had barely left the bedroom in these last few weeks, and it had allowed Caroline to see a new aspect of Klaus' personality. As consuming as his desire for her could be, Klaus always took the time to make sure that Caroline was comfortable and taking pleasure in what he was doing. He was aware that the devouring passion he had for her and her body could be overpowering for Caroline sometimes. That's why Klaus became so attentive to her every action and reaction that he could tell in a split second if Caroline was at ease or not. The feeling that his caring attitude gave to her was indescribable. She had never felt so loved nor so desired in her whole life. The way Klaus felt the need to always put her first, no matter what, meant the world to her.
Caroline knew that Klaus had slept with thousands of woman but she also knew that he had never been in love. Even if her heart ached at the idea of all those other women, Caroline found relief in knowing that she was the only one he had ever wanted to keep in his arms after the sex was over. Klaus proved that to her every day, spending hours holding her close to him, stroking her body, and relishing the way she leaned into his hands. Caroline was just as addicted to the overwhelming passion Klaus had for her body as his endless tenderness.
Caroline poured some flour into the bowl and couldn't help but blush a little at her own thoughts. She had never craved anything as intensely as she craved making love to Klaus. He had the power to make her body shatter into a million pieces every time his hands or his tongue were working her body. The sensation was as amazing as it was scary. Caroline had never let anyone have that kind of power over her. She had become so addicted to Klaus' body and to the feelings it caused in her's that she knew she would be reduced to begging if Klaus started to get tired of her.
Luckily for her, Klaus would never get tired of her. On the contrary, his hunger for her, for every inch of her skin, for every cell in her body was increasing with each hour spent in her presence. He had never known such an addiction. It was even stronger than blood lust. Blood could be provided by many ways. But that feeling, the feeling of Caroline's body against his, it was something unique that only she could cause. She was the only one able to set his nerves on fire with a stroke of her hand. She was the only one able to make him beg for more of her touch. Klaus was amazed to see the burning desire that Caroline could ignite in him with just a kiss. And more than anything, he was astonished to see the tenderness she was awaking within him. Klaus craved making love to her as much as simply having her in his arms, her body anchored to his, and her loving smile curling her lips while she looked at him.
Caroline lifted her head, suddenly pulled out of her thoughts. Klaus was back and he was leaning against the door frame, looking at her with a loving smile. Caroline immediately set aside what she was doing and threw herself in his arms, sliding her arms under his jacket to press herself against him. Klaus kissed the top of her head and wrapped his arms around her waist, securing her to him.
"Finally, you are back," Caroline sighed. "You have been gone all day," she complained. "I woke up alone."
"I am sorry I left you, my love," Klaus apologized. "There was something I needed to take care of. I left you a note before I went."
"I don't care about the note, I care about you. I hate waking up without you. I need a cuddle to start the day," Caroline protested childishly.
Klaus chuckled at her cuteness and kissed her hair again.
"I know, my love, but it was something that couldn't wait."
Caroline frowned, suddenly a little concerned and raised her head to look at him.
"What was it that you had to do?" she asked with a hint of worry.
"Nothing bad, I promise," Klaus reassured her immediately. "It's a surprise actually."
"What surprise?" Caroline asked, her worry immediately replaced by mere curiosity.
Klaus laughed and pecked her lips.
"If I tell you, it won't be a surprise anymore, will it?"
Caroline's lips took a pouting shape, but she suddenly smiled as an idea crossed her mind.
"You abandoned me all day, leaving me to bake a cake instead of having sex with you, you have to make it up to me," she said mischievously. "As compensation, I want to know what the surprise is."
Klaus burst into laughter and kissed her again. "And you say I'm evil!" he teased.
Caroline looked at him in triumph and Klaus gave in with a smile.
"Ok, my love, you win."
Klaus picked up Caroline from the floor and carried her towards the worktop where he sat her down. He stood between her knees and Caroline immediately wrapped her legs around his waist to pull him closer.
"Kiss me first," she demanded lovingly.
Klaus smiled and complied, cradling her face in his hands and kissing her slowly and deeply, perfectly knowing what to do to make her dizzy. Caroline sighed and gripped his hair, melting against his body. When Klaus finally let go of her lips, Caroline had almost forgot the surprise thing as another urge was rising in the pit of her stomach. Almost. After breathing deeply to calm her thundering heart, Caroline looked at Klaus again.
"Don't think you are going to make me forget what I want to know by kissing me like this," she said a little breathlessly.
Klaus laughed, stroking tenderly her cheeks. "It was worth the try," he said playfully.
Caroline faked a growl and he smiled.
"Ok, my love, I have a proposition for you," he declared. "We agreed on going back to Mystic Falls to tell the truth to your friends, but we agreed to spend some time together alone first, right?"
Caroline nodded and Klaus continued.
"I promised you once that I would show you what this world has to offer and I would like to take you on a little trip."
Caroline looked at him, a little uncertain.
"Where?" she asked.
"That, I can't say, my love. Please let me keep some part of the surprise," Klaus answered with a smile.
Caroline hesitated and fidgeted with her fingers. "For how long would we be gone?" she demanded, avoiding his gaze.
Klaus gently put his hand under her chin and made her look at him.
"As long or as short as you want, sweetheart. I promise you that when you want to come back, we will. I am not forcing you into anything, Caroline. I just want to spend some time with you."
Caroline relaxed a little and took his hand in hers.
"We would be alone, right? Just the two us?" she asked.
"That's the point, my love. I have no intention of sharing you with anybody."
Caroline smiled and lifted her head to kiss Klaus.
"It sounds wonderful," she declared. "When do we leave?"
A boat. Klaus had actually bought a boat. A yacht to be more precise. A extravagantly luxurious yacht to be extra precise. Klaus laughed as he watched Caroline's eyes open wide.
"Is it yours?" she asked incredulously, amazed by the graceful line of the white boat.
"Ours," Klaus rectified immediately. "It is ours." Caroline was about to talk but Klaus cut her off.
"And before you ask, I actually bought it, Caroline. Nobody has been compelled or forced. We are the absolutely legal owners of this boat."
Caroline smiled, still transfigured by the view in front of her. Klaus had refused to give her any clues about their trip after their conversation. He had disappeared a few more days to settle the details and this morning he had finally driven her to the marina. And now, here they were, in front of this magnificent yacht.
"I want to visit it," Caroline exclaimed enthusiastically. Klaus chuckled at her eagerness and nodded.
"Let's go, my love."
Klaus helped her on board and guided her inside. It actually looked more like a luxurious hotel than a boat. Their bedroom was gigantic and cozy with a huge adjacent bathroom. Caroline's jaw dropped at the sight of the bathtub, big enough to welcome at least four people. Actually, it looked more like a paddling pool, Caroline decided.
The giant cubicle of the shower was as stunning as the bathtub. Its walls were covered with around forty water jets and Caroline could see three shower heads each a different size. A bench was even attached to one of the walls, under a control board which contained at least a dozen options for temperature, steam, and pressure. Caroline's mind immediately wandered to lustful territory in which Klaus and herself tried all the possibilities offered by the shower and the bathtub.
Klaus seemed to read her thoughts as always.
"What are you thinking about, my love?" he asked, wrapping his arms around her waist from behind.
Caroline cleared her throat, but she decided to answer honestly. She had found that trying to hide her thoughts from him was useless, especially when they were of a lustful nature.
"I am thinking of all the things we are going to be able to do to each other in this shower cubicle," she answered.
Klaus put his chin on her shoulder and started to roam his hands over her body.
"What if we started right now?" he whispered seductively on her ear.
Caroline shivered and made a feeble attempt to protest.
"Come on, Nik, we have to finish the tour."
Klaus sucked in a breath, like every time she called him Nik. It had slipped from her mouth once and when she had seen the joyful expression in his eyes, Caroline had decided to call him that more often.
Klaus pressed a kiss on her neck and slid his hands along her sides.
"We have time, love. Actually we have time to try all the rooms if we want to."
Caroline's breath became heavier and she leant against his torso, tilting her head to give him better access to her neck.
"Yes, but what about the crew?" Caroline mumbled weakly. She knew she should have straightened up to prove her point instead of leaning against Klaus, but it would have implied pulling away from his arms and that was definitely not an option.
"The crew is not even here yet," Klaus whispered, nibbling at her earlobe and eliciting a moan from Caroline. Her moan became louder when Klaus cupped her breasts to stroke them and she whimpered in frustration when he abruptly pulled back and let go of her. She turned to face him and saw the devilish smile on his face.
"But I don't want to make you do something you don't want to do," he said with a faked consideration. "Let's finish the tour, love, come on."
Klaus made two steps towards the door. Two steps and Caroline raced to him and kissed him hungrily.
"You tease," she mumbled against his lips. "You come back here immediately and you finish what you started."
Klaus smirked in triumph. "Your desires are orders I will always fulfill, sweetheart," he murmured.
As he began to strip them both and lead Caroline towards the shower, Klaus thought that the bathroom was probably about to become his favorite room.
They resumed the tour of the yacht about an hour after with the same happy grin on their faces. Klaus looped his arm around Caroline's waist and guided her through the others rooms. Caroline gasped in surprise when she saw a movie room, a perfect replica of the one in Klaus' house. She looked interrogatively at him and he shrugged.
"I had this room redecorated," he admitted. "It has a special place in my memory because of the moments we shared in it. I wanted one on our boat."
Klaus was so obviously embarrassed at his explanation that Caroline melted. She wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him lovingly. "Thank you, Nik. This room is important to me too," she said softly.
They continued the tour and Caroline became more and more excited with every new discovery. A pool! An outdoor patio! A Jacuzzi! A bowling alley! Scuba diving equipment!
Caroline squealed in happiness at each new find and Klaus was in heaven. There was nothing more beautiful than her contagious smile and the happiness radiating from her face, especially when he knew that he was the reason for it. Caroline was babbling nonstop, commenting on each part of the boat and regularly throwing herself into Klaus' arms to kiss him frantically and thank him enthusiastically.
"Anything for you, my love," he answered to one of her thanks. "I promise I will always do everything in my power to make you happy."
Caroline smiled and stroked his cheek.
"I am happy just by being with you, Nik. I don't need anything else."
Klaus kissed her.
"I know, but I made a promise to show you the world and I intend to do it the right way."
Klaus took Caroline's hand and they climbed back up the upper deck. Wrapped in each other arms, they embraced the beautiful sight of the ocean in front of them.
Klaus looked at Caroline. "So, what do you say, my love? Ready to see the world?"
Caroline beamed and kissed him.
"Yes, Nik. I am ready."
Thank you sooo much for reading. I want to say a HUGE thank to each one of you who took the time to review. It really means a lot to know what you think about my work. Please let me know if you liked the epilogue.
I know that some of you would have wanted to see the reaction of the Mystic Falls gang but it was not what I wanted to do with this story. I have already written several chapters of their reaction in my others stories and I didn't want to do it in this one.
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I'am gonna try to keep them updated as much as possible and probably also publish the stories I have already written. If you want to reblog them on your own tumblr from mine, I will be delighted!
I have some other fanfic ideas but nothing written so please be patient and stay tuned.
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