It wasn’t that Caroline was obsessed with Klaus Mikaelson or
anything, at least not like Bonnie liked to insinuate. But she had eyes, didn’t she? And tabloid rumors or not, the man was Hot,
and yes, the capital was necessary.
just saying that everything I read makes him out to be a total slimeball,”
Bonnie pointed out, flicking through the pages of People and pointing out the article that claimed he had been
partying with models in Malibu while his supposed girlfriend, Tatia Petrova,
remained at home in New York like the quiet little lady.
“And I’m just saying you shouldn’t believe
everything you read,” Caroline replied with rolled eyes, taking the magazine
and flicking through it. “Like here, it
says that Taylor Swift has a new man in her life. The new man is her brother, Bonnie. It’s all
sure this has nothing to do with the fact that you want to climb him like Mount
let out a laugh, slightly louder than it maybe should have been, but you had to
be loud in New York. It was all noise
and people and everything that Mystic Falls wasn’t and Caroline loved everything about it.
Bon,” she called to her friend when they were separated by a queue of men in
business suits, but Caroline had never been the type to let that stop her
conversations, so she just spoke a little louder. “I would never
climb Mount Everest. But I would totally
ride Klaus Mikaelson like a freaking bull.”
Caroline was three time champion of mechanical bull riding at the annual Mystic
Falls Corn Festival, Bonnie knew that was a serious statement, and shook her
head. Caroline just grinned at her
friend, and then ran abruptly into something hard that was standing in her
way. She stumbled back and looked ahead
of her in surprise, only to see that her obstacle was a man. A man with blonde hair.
then he turned around to reveal blue eyes, and dimples to die for that were cut
into cheeks stretched in quite possibly the wickedest grin Caroline had ever
shit,” she breathed in surprise. “You’re
I am, Love,” he replied, and his accent made her shiver, because Caroline had a
thing for accents and his was delicious.
Caroline said again, while Bonnie kept her distance and tried not to laugh,
because the sight of Caroline realizing exactly
what she had said before running into his back was hilarious… “Wow. Awkward.”
all. I rather enjoyed it, actually. You’re very descriptive, Love.”
wasn’t a curser. She really wasn’t. But her mind seemed to be stuck in one gear,
and so other words just didn’t want to come out of her mouth.
said that already.”
eyes narrowed, because there was barely restrained laughter making his lips
twist up, and okay, so he was her celebrity crush, but so what? She was Caroline freaking Forbes, and she
wouldn’t be humiliated.
she gave her hair a toss before moving toward Bonnie. “I guess I just thought you’d be better
looking in person.”
me?” his voice was strangled and Caroline let a wicked smirk curve her lips,
safe in the fact that he was behind her, and so couldn’t see her victorious
expression. Bonnie raised a brow at her,
and then hid her own smirk, clearly recognizing all the tell-tale signs that
Queen Bitch Caroline had arrived.
just saying, I didn’t realize all those things they say about magazines
photo-shopping celebrities were so… true.”
at the intersection changed, and Caroline looped her arm through Bonnie’s and
began to walk. She did so love to get
the last word.
love, I’ll have you know that I was voted sexiest man alive just last year.”
knew, of course. She still had the
magazine hidden in her room. But she
just looked at him imperiously and gave a slight sniff that had his teeth
rather changed your tune from before,” he said at last.
met you before,” Caroline
replied. She saw a few passer-by do
double takes as they recognized Klaus, but he didn’t seem to care. He moved rapidly, so he was in front of her,
almost walking backward. She raised a
brow, but his indignant expression morphed into another wicked smirk that made
right, of course. And I’ve been terribly
rude. You should really let me make it
up to you, Love. And show you that I don’t
require photo-shop to appear at my best.
blinked, suddenly confused, because this wasn’t how this was supposed to
go. She was supposed to walk away from
him, smug in the fact that she got the last word almost two blocks ago, and
then later freak out over the fact that she had met Klaus freaking Mikaelson, and then insulted him.
he appeared to be asking her out on a date.
looked between them, and when she realized that Caroline wasn’t going to
answer, she rattled off a number.
her, and she’ll let you know where to meet her,” she added over her shoulder,
as she dragged Caroline away. Klaus waved
after them, dimples framing his smile, and Caroline thought it was probably the
most surreal experience of her life.
the hell did you just do?” Caroline asked Bonnie when she could finally find
you a date with Klaus Mikaelson,” Bonnie replied with a smile. “Go rid ‘im, Cowgirl.”