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Chapter 22

The next morning my siblings and I were in the lounge getting ready for the ball Mother had organised for that night.

Finn was standing as someone tailored his suit, Elijah was, weirdly, looking at a shoe he was holding, Kol was staring at himself in the mirror in the room and Rebekah and I were sitting on separate seats as our fingers were being painted.

"Rebekah, tell me how handsome I am," Kol said.

"Oh, Kol, you know I can't be compelled," Rebekah replied.

Kol turned to look at me. "Don't even try it brother dear," I said before he had even opened his mouth. He pouted at me.

Finn smiled at us as the front door opened and closed.

"You went after Elena?" Klaus asked Rebekah, walking into the room. "What is wrong with you?"

"Here we go," Rebekah scoffed and Kol sat next to me.

"Do you want another dagger in your heart?" Klaus asked Rebekah.

"Again with the dagger threats?" I asked.

"Don't you have any other tricks?" Kol asked finishing off my thoughts.

Klaus turned to Kol. "Oh go back to staring at yourself," he said before turning back to Rebekah.

"And who are you, my father?"

I smiled at the banter between my brothers, knowing Klaus couldn't do anything with Mother around.

Klaus turned back to look at Kol. "No, Kol," Klaus said. "But you are in my house." He walked to where Kol was sitting.

Kol stood up and got into Klaus's face. "Then perhaps we should go outside," he suggested.

As the two had a stare off with each other, Mother walked into the doorway. "Enough," she commanded. "Niklaus. Come."

Mother walked off with Niklaus following her and Kol turned, following Klaus's movements, while smirking.

"I hope he gets a good talking to," Rebekah said.

"You're kidding me right?" I asked. "When has she ever given one of us a good talking to? Even when Mikael told her to punish us?" She stayed quiet. The doorbell rang. "That's what I thought." I got up to answer it.

"Dimitri," I said shocked that he would be at the door after Lissa no doubt spouted all sorts of things to him after last night. "What are you doing here?"

"I need to talk to you," he said. "Right now."

The serious look in his eyes made my bite my tongue to say no. I looked back into the house to see everyone staring at us, including Mother and Klaus. Mother's eyes were wide as she saw Dimitri on the other side of the door. "Sure thing," I said. "Just let me put on some shoes."

"I don't think she realises who he is," I heard Elijah say to Klaus.

"Agreed," Klaus returned.

I didn't think anything of it as I closed the door behinds me and followed Dimitri into the forest.