AND HERE IT IS...THE FINAL CHAPTER! I debated and debated on the ending, and this is what came of it! I hope you all enjoy it.
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Kol raced as fast as his legs could carry him. He could feel her leaving. No, this was not happening. He was the one who was supposed to leave, not her.
He ran faster than he had ever run in his whole existence, and felt tears burn his eyes as he made to the entrance of the cave.
He shook his head, when he saw Bonnie lying on the floor, her head tilted to the side with her left arm sprawled out and her right draped across her abdomen. Her eyes were closed.
"Bonnie?" He whispered, shaking. He knelt down beside her, and let the tears fall. He touched her face tenderly, and lifted her softly into his arms.
She wasn't responding.
He clutched her head to his chest, and let the tears fall faster and harder than ever. He began to rock his body back and forth, trying to get her to wake up.
"Come on, Bonnie. Please wake up." He whispered, brokenly. He looked up to see two people standing a few feet away from him.
"I'm sorry, Kol." Serena whispered, sorrowfully. "I know how much she meant to you." She added with compassion in her eyes.
Kol's eyes narrowed. "You don't know anything." He ground out his anger hitting a high note. "You have your love, and sacrificed mine to get it." He stated, holding Bonnie's unresponsive body in his arms.
Silas felt his heart break at the sight. He knew what it was like to lose the one person he lived for. He couldn't bear the thought of someone suffering like he had for over two thousand years.
Stepping towards Kol, he knelt down. He held out his hand, and motioned to Kol. Inside the palm of his hand was the cure.
Serena stepped forward. "Silas?" She asked, with tears in her eyes.
"I would rather live an eternity with my love, than a lifetime knowing that you have lost yours. If she does not awaken with an hour, give her the cure. It will bring her back." He whispered, grasping Kol's hand tightly, and placed the cure in his palm.
Kol felt the tears fall faster, as he took in the words.
Silas nodded, and stood up. With a sigh, he reached behind him for Serena's hand.
Serena let the tears fall, a mixture of sadness and happiness. "This is why I love you." She whispered, to him as she kissed his cheek.
Silas nodded, and held her tight as they started out of the cave. "I hope your love returns to you, Kol." He said with a soft gaze.
Kol nodded, and glanced at the cure in his hand. He wasn't giving up hope that she would return to him. He lifted his head up to the sky, and let out scream.
"Why?!" He shouted, as the tears poured down his face. "Why take her from me?!" He continued his heart breaking. "Why?! She has done nothing, but everything you have asked of her. Why should she be punished? I'm the one who should be, not her!" He shouted, not caring who heard, for standing just outside the cave was his family, including the witches.
"Please don't take her from me! Take me instead! I beg of you!" He shouted, rocking back and forth. "I can't live my life on either side, knowing she isn't here where she needs to be! Please take me, but let her live! She's so much more important than I am!" He cried out, lowering his head to hers, letting his tears soak the top of her head.
He moved his head to kiss her head, and let out a sob. "Please come back to me, my Bonnie lass." He whispered, kissing her head. "I love you. Please don't leave me, not now." He whispered, stroking her hair.
He continued to rock back and forth, for what seemed like hours, but in reality it was only a few minutes when he felt her move.
At first he thought he was imagining it, but she continued to move.
"Bonnie." He whispered, lifting his head to look down at her head slowly moving.
Slowly her beautiful brownish green eyes fluttered open, and gazed at him. "Kol." She whispered, her voice cracking slightly.
He let out small breathes and couldn't help the tearful smile crossing his face.
She lifted her right hand, and slowly stroked his face. "I heard you calling." She whispered, with a smile.
Kol smiled and lowered his face to hers; kissing her with all of the emotions he was feeling and felt. All the hope, love, despair, and pain reflected in one single kiss.
She smiled into his mouth as she returned his kiss. He moved his mouth away from hers, but his lips never left her face. She closed her eyes as she relished the feeling she thought she would lose forever.
He finally lifted his face, and looked into her eyes, drinking in the sight of her, alive and in his arms, safe.
"What happened with Silas?" She asked, after a moment.
"He left with Serena. He gave me the cure to use on you. He said it could bring you back if you did not return." He answered, holding up the cure in his hand.
Bonnie looked at the cure, and lifted her right hand to his, to touch it. "He sacrificed mortality for me?" She asked, wanting it to be a statement, but came out as a question.
Kol nodded. "He said he would rather live an eternity with Serena than a lifetime knowing I lost you." He explained, softly.
She smiled and turned her face to his. "Serena is good for him. She told him he would lose her if he tried to open the portal." She said with a laugh.
Kol nodded. "She is something else." He agreed.
Bonnie slowly sat up, and turned to face him. "Kol, Silas…" She trailed off, knowing he would fill in the blanks.
Kol nodded, slowly. "I have to return now." He whispered, with a sad smile.
Bonnie closed her eyes, and shook her head. "No, I still have so much…there is still so much I could…." She ranted, feeling the tears fill behind her lids.
Kol smiled, as he touched her face. "Hey, Bonnie lass, I told you before that I wasn't worth it. Besides, you are going to have the best life without me. I promise." He said looking into her tear filled eyes.
"How can I when you are the best thing to ever happen to me?" She cried, tears falling down her face.
Kol wiped them away, and smiled. "Live your life, Bonnie." He answered, slowly, kissing her forehead.
They heard footsteps behind them, and slowly stood up to look at the rest of the family.
Kol smiled at his brothers, and the other witches.
"Kol" They heard behind them. They turned around to see Sheila Bennett standing in in the center of the cave.
Kol nodded. "I know. Can I have a moment?" He asked, holding up his finger.
Sheila smiled, and nodded. "Of course." She replied, softly, looking at her tearful granddaughter.
Kol turned back to the others, and inhaled deeply. "I don't know what to say, except, don't kill each other." He stated, pointing at Klaus and Elijah.
Klaus tried to hold back his tears, but failed as a stray one fell down his cheek. Klaus nodded, and Kol tilted his head.
"I don't fault you, Nik, for anything. I want you remember that." He whispered in a serious tone. He stepped forward and embraced his Hybrid brother. "I do love you, Nik." He added in a hushed tone, which only Klaus could hear.
Klaus nodded, and held his brother tight. He was losing his baby brother all over again.
Kol pulled back and looked at Elijah. "Despite everything, Elijah, you have been a rock, and for that I will always respect you." He said, pulling his eldest brother into his embrace. "Look after Nik, Elijah." He whispered, patting his brother on the back.
"Always." Elijah whispered back, choking slightly on the word.
Kol pulled back and sighed. He turned to the witches, and sighed. "Oh, Kathleen, tears for me." He stated, with a tilt of his head.
Kathleen shook her head. "Of course not, I just have a speck of dust in my eyes." She stated, running her fingers through her red hair.
Kol pursed his lips and nodded. "You just keep telling yourself that." He remarked pointing at her.
Kathleen rolled her eyes. "How I managed to tolerate you for over a hundred years is beyond me." She stated, shaking her head.
Kol shrugged. "I'm just that lovable." He replied with a playful look, and then sobered up. "Look after the other, Kat." He whispered, with a serious look.
Kol looked at Megan, and opened his arms out to her. "Oh, Meg." He whispered, when she wiped her eyes with her hands before giving him a quick hug.
He looked at Gabrielle and smiled, tossing her brown hair with his left hand, causing her to giggle softly. He approached Natalie, and sighed.
"Oh, Nat." He whispered, with a sigh. "You've been more than a friend to me. You've been a sister. You, I will miss of all between the other three, except for Kathleen." He added with a wink towards Kathleen, who rolled her eyes once more.
Natalie smiled, and nodded. "I'll miss you too." She whispered, choking slightly.
Kol embraced her wholeheartedly, and sighed. "Give Elijah a chance, Nat. He does love you." He whispered, as he pulled back.
Natalie glanced at Elijah and sighed. "I already have, Kol." She replied, with a smile.
Kol smiled broadly. "Well, then my best wishes to you both." He stated, with a wink. "What about the bond?" He asked, with a serious expression.
Natalie motioned to Bonnie. "Our bond was destroyed when your hold with Bonnie was created." She explained, with a soft tone.
Kol nodded, and touched her shoulder. With a smile, he turned to Caroline, who was standing next to Bonnie.
"Dear Caroline, are you sure you don't want to reconsider being with my brother? I mean, he can be a little wolf at times." He stated with a smirk.
Caroline pursed her lips together as if to think about it. "I'm sure. I can handle the wolf Klaus." She stated, with a smile at Klaus, who lowered his head with a smile.
Kol shrugged. "It must be love." He muttered, with a quick wink at her.
Finally he reached her. Tears built up in his eyes as he took in her beauty for, perhaps the last time.
"My Bonnie lass," He whispered, touching her face with his right hand. "Never forget what I told you. Live your life, and remember that I love you. I will always love you." He whispered, pulling her into his embrace for a final time. He felt her tears fall onto his shirt, and his heart broke at the sound of her sobs.
She pulled back, and not caring about the audience, kissed him fully on the mouth. One last kiss between them was all they needed.
They pulled back, and Bonnie touched his slightly swollen lips, with her fingers. "I will always love you, Kol. Always." She whispered, with a tear rolling down her cheek.
Kol smiled and kissed her on the lips once more, before stepping away. "I love you, my Bonnie lass." He whispered, as he walked backward to Sheila.
Sheila smiled at her granddaughter, and placed her right hand on Kol's back after he stopped beside her.
"You know what you have to do, child." Sheila said, with a soft smile.
Bonnie tilted her head at her grandmother. "Grams?" She asked, as Sheila looked at Kol.
"Read the grimoire." She returned as she and Kol disappeared in a flash of light.
Bonnie stood for a second longer, before her knees gave out and she collapsed on the floor.
Her heart was broken, and gone. He was gone, and she couldn't save him.
Caroline went to her friend and helped her up.
Bonnie had to start over. Live her life, but how could she when her heart was gone?
She had to. She just had to.
Bonnie went through each day as a chore. She got up, went to school, came home, talked to Caroline, and learned magic from the Natalie and the coven, who had decided to stay in Mystic Falls until Bonnie graduated.
It was day to day thing. She just went through the motions, not caring if she made it through another day. She missed him. It was that simple.
She wanted him back. All she had was the memories, and the cure.
The others never breathed a word of her having possession of the cure. It was no one else's business.
Rebekah had given up, trying to find it. She had been spending most of her time with Matt, and the rest of the family respected her decision.
Elena had turned her humanity back on, but was not the same. She avoided Caroline and Bonnie, and spent most of her time hanging around Stefan and Damon. Bonnie didn't really notice the difference.
Caroline was falling more in love with Klaus with each day, and Bonnie couldn't be happier for her friend. Caroline was happy. Happier than she had been in a long time, and she deserved it.
Klaus finally learned everything about New Orleans, and was planning a trip down there, after Caroline had graduated. He told her that she could visit her mother whenever she wanted, he would even let her use the jet. They were moving to New Orleans during the summer.
Natalie and Elijah were taking a day at a time. Bonnie could see the love they had for each other, and she knew it would be a long process to forgive each other, but they were on the road.
The other witches had begun growing accustomed to life in Mystic Falls, but they reminisced occasionally about life in New Orleans. They even extended an invitation to Bonnie to join them, after she graduated, but she was unsure.
She had even caught Kathleen bickering with Damon Salvatore at the Grill, and that scene had actually put a long forgotten smile on her face.
Still with all the progress happening in her life, one thing always remained the same. Her heart. It would never be whole again. Not without him.
She sat in her bedroom, after her dad had finally gone to bed after his daily pick-me-up speech, and read her grimoire.
She had nothing left in her life, except her studies, and her friends, but they didn't matter as much. Nothing filled the void like he did.
As she read, she took in the words. Her eyes begun to widen as she interpreted the words from the ancient book. A smile appeared on her face, and she quickly closed it.
Standing up, she went to the treasure chest, and opened it. Taking out the cure, she hugged it to her body. After slipping on her sandals, she quickly, yet quietly ran out of the house, towards the Mikaelson mansion.
She figured they would be sleeping, but she didn't care. Lifting her hand she pounded on the door.
She listened as curse words ran down from inside. The door opened and a disheveled Klaus, wearing only pajama bottoms, stood in front of her.
She looked over his shoulder, and saw Caroline coming down, wearing the other part of Klaus' ensemble with her blonde hair sticking up everywhere.
"Bonnie? What's wrong?" She asked, stopping beside Klaus.
Bonnie took a deep breathe. "Where's Kol's body?" She asked, looking at Klaus.
Klaus' face became serious. "Why?" He asked, emotion lingering in his voice.
"I can bring him back." She stated, simply.
Klaus moved aside, and let her in. "He's in the basement." He stated, leading the way.
Bonnie nodded, following him down the stairs to a cold basement. Inside sat a lonely casket, and Bonnie took a deep breath as she approached it.
After Kol had left with her Grams, his newly healed body had appeared in the casket, no evidence of him being staked by the white oak. She now realized why.
She heard Klaus and Caroline behind her as she lifted the lid. She bit back tears as she took in his face, ashen grey instead of his normal white tan. He was exactly how she remembered.
Taking out the cure from her pajama pocket, and broke the seal of the cure. Opening his mouth, she poured the elixir in his mouth, and closed her eyes.
She hoped she wasn't too late. Turning her head, she noticed Klaus and Caroline were not the only ones with her. Elijah and Natalie had joined them, along with the other witches.
She turned back to Kol's still grey body, and she felt tears fill her eyes.
"Please come back to me, Kol." She whispered, leaning over the edge, touching his brown hair with her right hand. "I tried to live without you, but I can't." She added in a low voice.
She sighed as the thought of her being too late sunk into her soul. She closed her eyes, and lowered her head on the edge of the casket.
Suddenly she felt a hand running through her hair, and lifted her head to see Kol's brown eyes staring at her with a gleam.
"Kol." She whispered, her eyes brightening.
Kol smiled. "My Bonnie lass, what took you so long?" He asked, touching her face.
She let out a cry as he sat up, and wrapped his arms around her.
Shouts filled the basement, as Caroline leapt into Klaus' arms, Natalie in Elijah's, and the witches embraced each other.
Bonnie felt new tears fall down her face. Tears of happiness.
Her love was back. He was back, and he was never leaving her again.
After everyone had a reunion, and Kol fed, he and Bonnie excused themselves to his room.
As soon as the door closed, Bonnie leapt into his arms.
"I've never been so happy in all my life." She whispered, pulling back to kiss him on the lips.
Kol smiled, as he held her close to him. "Neither have I, lass." He whispered, as kissed her again.
"I love you, Kol Mikaelson." She whispered, as he moved his lips to her cheek and down her neck.
He pulled back and looked into her eyes. "As I love you, Bonnie Bennett." He whispered in return.
She smiled, as she wrapped her arms around his neck. "Show me." She whispered, with a quirk of her brow.
Kol tilted his head and smirked. "With pleasure, my little witch." He whispered, picking her up and carried to his bed.
And he did.
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