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"Elena? Jeremy?" Caroline calls as she walks into the Gilbert house. Strange, she thought, why was the door left unlocked when no one was home?
"Hello, is anybody home?" Caroline calls as she walks into the house. Where did they go she wondered as she walked down the hallway into the kitchen. She took in a sharp breath. Everything was trashed; there were pieces of broken cabinets everywhere. Now she was scared, what could have happened to her best friend?
"Elena?" Caroline called freaking out as she walked past the kitchen table and found pile of ashes. She bent down to take a closer look.
"Oh my gosh! Elena?" Caroline said as she frantically looked around. Then she heard footsteps.
"Don't worry love, nothing happened to Elena." Klaus said as he walked closer to the kitchen knowing he couldn't leave the living room thanks to that wretched witch.
"Klaus? What did you do?" Caroline said angrily starting to walk towards him.
"Caroline, please stay where you are and I didn't do anything." Klaus said trying to stop her from coming through the barrier. He wasn't sure whether it was a two way or a one way barrier. He didn't want her to become trapped like him even though his inner wolf craved the idea of her being stuck with him there.
"What do you mean?" Caroline zoomed in front of him in vampire speed before he could even say anything else. Who was he to tell her where to go?
"We can't get out." Klaus said as he lied back down on to the couch with a smile on his face.
"What?" She was confused. What was he talking about? Caroline walked towards the kitchen again and crashed into an invisible barrier. "What the hell?" She banged on the invisible wall in front of her.
"That is what I meant. Why can't you just do what you're told sweetheart." Klaus said closing his eyes.
"What's going on? Why are you trapped here? And what did you do to Elena?" Caroline yelled. She was going to kill him if he did anything to hurt the people she cared about. Where was everyone and what happened? Her mind swam with all sorts of possibilities.
"Nothing, she's still alive but not for long. I'm going to kill her once I get out of here as well as that witch friend of yours." Klaus said keeping his eyes closed.
Caroline sat down on the single sofa in front of him. If Elena was okay as well as Bonnie, what about those ashes in the kitchen? Oh my gosh! "Stefan!" Caroline said out loud.
Klaus snapped up and came right up to her. Caroline remained sitting on the sofa and leaned further back as possible as Klaus's face came closer. There were many things she saw in his eyes; anger, frustration, loneliness and most of all pain.
"All those pathetic friends of yours are still alive. Those ashes in the kitchen belong to my brother, Kol." His voice shook, "Who was killed by Elena and that Hunter brother of hers. And that witch trapped me here." Klaus said angrily. She could feel his breath on her lips and she had to fight the urge to move in closer. He stayed there for a moment staring into her deep green eyes.
She looked back into his blue eyes. He was hurt and grieving for his brother. No matter how tough he showed he was on the outside and how he hated his siblings. He still loved them, they were still a family. Stefan was right, they had all done horrible things and Klaus was no different than any of them.
Klaus went back to the sofa and lied down closing his eyes.
"I'm sorry for your loss." Caroline said after a while. She was truly sorry that he was hurt. Klaus didn't say anything. Caroline continued looking at him. He looked so calm just lying there with his eyes closed. Who knew what kind of new storm was just beginning within him. He must have gone through so much in his thousand years, she thought, and that's what made him what he is today.
"It's rude to stare, love." Klaus said.
"Huh." Caroline realized that she was staring at him. "Oh…sorry." She whispered as red started to tint her cheeks.
Klaus smirked. "No need to apologize love." He said.
"Care?" Caroline heard Tyler call. Caroline quickly got up and walked to the front of the living room.
"Tyler stay where you are!" Caroline said. She didn't want him to be trapped there with them.
"Care, what's going on?" Tyler said.
"There is an invisible one way barrier so we're trapped here. Can you go get Bonnie?" Caroline said.
"We?" Tyler said with a confused look on his face.
"We." Klaus said standing behind her.
"What is he doing here?" Tyler said eyes going yellow as he started to step forward.
"Tyler no! Please go get Bonnie so she can let us out." Caroline said.
"She can't because she's gone with all of them to find the cure." Tyler said.
"What?" Caroline said.
"Yeah. I guess after killing Kol, Jeremy's Hunter's mark was completed so, all of them went with that Shane guy to find the cure." Tyler said.
"How come no one told me? So we are stuck here till they come back?" Caroline said.
"No love, this barrier will lift in about three or four days." Klaus said.
There was total silence. Caroline contemplated what to do as Tyler and Klaus just started at each other anger present in both set of eyes. The silence was broken when Tyler's phone went off. He pulled it out of his pocket and looked at it.
"It's Damon. They can't figure out how to figure out the code and they need a code that's on the sword. They want us to ask Klaus." Tyler said.
Klaus went back to the sofa and lied down. How was she going to get him to help, Caroline wondered. Tyler slid his phone towards Caroline. She picked it up and went to Klaus.
"Can you look at this and tell us the code on the sword?" Caroline asked.
"Sorry love, but I'm not helping your friends find that cure just so you can use it against me." Klaus said without opening his eyes. "And I've studied every detail on that sword so I don't need a photo of it."
Caroline slid the phone back to Tyler and walked back to Klaus. There has to be a way to get him to help out. He was only scared that they would use it against him. She remembered his words, 'now why would I want to be cured from being the most powerful creature on Earth?'
"Can you tell them for me?" She knew she was being selfish but she had to take every chance she had.
Klaus laughs, "Just because I fancy you love doesn't mean I would give you the key to the cure." He said.
Right then Tyler's phone rang. He looked at the phone with a strange expression on his face; he looked at Caroline and picked up the phone. Caroline heard a familiar voice on the phone.
"Hey Ty, we need to talk." Hayley said.
"Why is she calling you?" Caroline asked. She was irritated and angry. Tyler had gotten so angry when she bargained Klaus for Jeremy to kill one of his hybrids. But he was still talking to Hayley, who had sent twelve of his hybrid friends to their death.
"Just hold on Hayley. Care I really need to talk to her." Tyler said as he walked out of the house.
"Huff…" Annoyed, Caroline let out a breath of air and Klaus smirked. "Don't you start with me." She said.
"I didn't say anything love." Klaus said.
Caroline wondered why Klaus was worried about them using the cure on him, he did say that there was this one time when he wanted to be human. It was when he heard that humming bird's heart beat. Could becoming a human be that bad for him?
"Why wouldn't you want to be human?" Caroline asked. Klaus didn't say anything for the longest time. She got up thinking that she wasn't going to get an answer.
"Caroline, I have lived for a millennia and one thing I could tell you is that once I become human, there will be a line up of vampires outside my door who will want to kill me. Everyone's basic instinct is survival. As much as I would like to live a human life with a family, I know it would never last. I have too many enemies out there. And now I have to protect the family I have left, Rebekah and Elijah."
Caroline felt the emotion in his voice. No matter how hard she tried, she was having a soft spot for him. She knew he had done so many horrible things to her and her friends but didn't they all do horrible things?
"What if I say that I give you my word that they won't use it on you?" Caroline said.
Klaus opened his eyes and sat up looking straight at Caroline. "As much as I would like to believe you, I can't because I don't believe that your friends will respect your word." He said.
Caroline glared at him eyes filled with anger. As much as she would like to say he was wrong, there was still some truth in his words. Elena, Bonnie and Stefan would respect her word but there was no saying about what Damon would do. He would always look for a loop hole. Then again, Elena was sired to Damon so she would give in to everything he would say. As she thought it through, she realized that Klaus was right. Just as she was about to say something, Tyler walked in.
"Care, I'm sorry but I have to go. Damon just texted me and they need to get out of there. " Tyler said.
"Are they ok? Did they find the cure?" Caroline asked panicked.
"No they didn't because they need the sword or at least the code scripted into it." Tyler said looking at Klaus. "He said that the raft they took isn't there anymore so they are stuck on the island and they're in some kind of trouble. Matt and I are going there to get them." Tyler said.
"Ok, be safe." Caroline said. Tyler glared at Klaus. Caroline saw what was stopping him. "Don't worry Tyler, just go!" She said.
Tyler slowly left the house constantly looking back at Caroline and Klaus
"I hope they're all ok." Caroline said as she sat down again. There wasn't much she could do being stuck in the Gilbert living room with Klaus.
I hope my first chapter wasn't too boring, I'm trying to get the story started! Please leave your reviews! Thanks!