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The scent. It was the scent of something familiar that was driving Klaus mad. He knew the smell so well that he drew to a stop.

“Niklaus what’re you doing?” Elijah sighed when his brother began to search around for the source.

“You don’t smell that?” He hissed, his eyes locking on a small figure slumped by the docks.

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anonymous asked:

is messy, and develops over time, and rooted in friendship, first and foremost. It’s a much more grown-up way of looking at a relationship, and it’s a relationship that we often don’t explore in these kinds of shows, and that’s part of the fun of it for us: getting to see as these characters get older, can they establish true, intimate and connected relationships with each other? DE fans said that The young love at first sight = stelena. Powerful Passionate = delena. Real life love = steroline

But where is this true, intimate and connected relationship, though? WHERE IS IT? I’m genuinely asking.

First of all, what DErs and SCers refuse and I mean this, they refuse to understand, Stefan and Elena evolve past love at first sight. Their relationship doesn’t stay as young love, their relationship wasn’t even young love to begin with, their relationship started very intimate and very profound and it actually just gets more profound with each season, hell with each episode. They continuously shift and figure out more aspects about one another.

Damon and Elena cannot have an actual conversation that goes somewhere because they are so scared by honesty

Damon continuously lies to her:

(this is when he still doesn’t tell her about the cure)

Elena doesn’t talk to Damon about her problems, she talks to Stefan and then Stefan tells her to talk to Damon:

Damon doesn’t talk to Elena about his problems, he talks to Bonnie:

Damon and Elena only really talk about having lots of sex:

and then they have lots of sex

but that’s not powerful and passionate love. Powerful and passionate love is being able to fight compulsion for each other:

loving and trusting each other so intrinsically that the other person can lead you out of your darkness:

like the SE love was that“our love can move mountains” kind of love, it did the impossible and as a really great bonus, they had really great sex:

Caroline and Stefan are never on the same page. Ever. In build-up, in the will-they-won’t-they, that worked, in an actual relationship it is a fundamental issue that they’re never truly communicating until it’s too late.

In season 7, Stefan deluded himself into thinking that Caroline wouldn’t want to be a part of the twins’ lives and Caroline didn’t want to tell Stefan that she actually wanted to be. Klaus and Damon had to tell Stefan he was being stupid. Stefan had to ask Lily for advice on how to handle the situation. In season 6 when he didn’t know what he was feeling, that’s fine, but when you’re in a relationship, you should know how to communicate with your girlfriend. Caroline relied on Alaric and Stefan relied on Valerie and then when Stefan left, Caroline got engaged and that didn’t need to happen. It’s the 21st Century, she did not need to get engaged to the father of her children, their situation is bizarre anyway, they have gemini twins who were sent to Caroline’s womb without her consent, she is a vampire, Alaric was a hunter turned original vampire turned human adventurer for the supernatural, so it’s not like they’re a conventional, traditionalist family.

And then in season 8, Caroline has to tell Stefan to rely on her when it comes to Damon, we never evolve past this point of Caroline telling Stefan to open himself up

and then Caroline suspends their engagement while she looks for her kids. She doesn’t feel like she can rely on him and be a team with him when it comes to her children because their priorities are different and these are important priorities, which carries from season 7.

They’re never really a family.

There’s Stefan’s life and Caroline’s life running parallel to each other but never connecting, not really.

Then when Stefan sells his soul for her children, she does the bare minimum to get him back. That isn’t an adult relationship, they don’t know how to work together, they don’t know how to be together, everything is a miscommunication, everything is an argument, they’re continuously trying to teach each other how to love one another

and it never sticks for more than a moment and that moment is usually in the morning before life actually begins and that isn’t a problem with Stelena:

So I ask again, what are they talking about?

The Racist Treatment of Bonnie Bennett

I contemplated coming up with some cool title with a ring to it, or maybe something veiled that made you scratch your head and wonder, before reading further, BUT… why not just call a spade a spade? - “But, BB8fan, that’s such a BOLD statement to make!” I KNOW. But don’t worry, I have the facts to back it up! 

The definition of the adjective “racist” is showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another. In this article, I will prove that Bonnie Bennett has been CONSTANTLY treated, made, and portrayed to feel as though the predominantly white characters of “The Vampire Diaries” were superior to her. #RacistTreatment

DISCLAIMER: LET THIS POST SPARK EMPATHY AND AWARENESS, NOT ANGER AND HATRED, LEST WE BECOME ADVOCATES OF THE VERY THING WE DESPISE… 

Firstly, when it comes to men: 

Bonnie Bennett has been treated, made, and portrayed to be the least desirable of the three female leads of TVD. While Elena was sought after by the hunky Salvatore brothers… and Caroline by the all powerful, Klaus, All-American, Matt, beefcake wolf, Tyler, Professor Alaric Saltzman, AND STEFAN to boot… BONNIE was sought after by Ben (who only wanted to use her), Luka (who only wanted to USE HER), Jeremy (who was grieving over the ex, he later CHEATED ON HER WITH), and Enzo, who had literally exhausted all other options! 

IT IS DISGRACEFUL! IT IS STOMACH CHURNING DISGUSTING, AND BLATANTLY IN YOUR FACE, WHEN YOU PAUSE TO ACTUALLY LOOK AT IT! THE RACIST TREATMENT… 

Elena was given the show leads, Caroline was given literally EVERY GUY ON THE SHOW, while Bonnie was whiny Jeremy’s third choice (after Vickie and Anna), and irrelevant Enzo’s third choice, for that matter! (Don’t forget CAROLINE and Lily! ;)

WHY have BOTH of her only relevant love interests end up with her BY DEFAULT?! And WHY IN THE WORLD couldn’t Ben or Luka start out using her, and then GROW TO CARE FOR HER?! Why did her stupid STEP BROTHER not even want her?! She had to literally THROW herself at him! WHY DID THE WRITERS TREAT THE BEAUTIFUL BONNIE BENNETT IN SUCH A DEMEANING MANNER??! In my opinion, she’s the most gorgeous of all the females, but NO. TVD made her undesirable. They put her white friends on a pedestal, and portrayed her as the inferior oddball NOBODY wanted and NOBODY CHOSE FIRST. #RacistTreatment  

But in case you need more evidence… 

Secondly, when it comes to empowerment:

Bonnie Bennett has been treated, made, and portrayed to be the most powerless out of the three female leads of TVD. ‘How so? Elena was a weak human for 3 seasons! And Bonnie’s the baddest witch in the land!’ I’m glad you asked… YES Bonnie’s a fierce witch, and yes, Elena was human for 3 seasons. BUT! 

1) Bonnie was possessed, beyond her control. (S1)
2) Bonnie was held back by Stefan, while Damon KILLED HER MOTHER. (S3)
3) Bonnie was CONSISTENTLY FORCED to do magic for Klaus! (S3)
4) Bonnie helplessly witnessed her grandmother being tortured by the spirits, to the point where she lost the ability to do her magic. (S4) 
5) Bonnie had to lay there and watch Jeremy die right in front of her! (S4)
6) Bonnie’s dad was KILLED RIGHT BEFORE HER VERY EYES! (S5)
7) Bonnie lost her magic. (S5)
8) Bonnie became the anchor, and had to undergo enormous magnitudes of pain. (S5)
9) Bonnie was stabbed, chased, and tormented by Kai. (S6) 
10) Bonnie had no magic. (S6)
11) Bonnie was hunted by the armory and had no magic. (S7)
12) Bonnie had NO MAGIC! (S8)

So yes, Bonnie’s an all powerful witch! But HALF THE SERIES she’s spent WITHOUT HER MAGIC! Elena was weak and human, and used for the cure! BUT Bonnie has been used as a magical tool EVERY OTHER EPISODE - and by literally EVERY character on the show! It’s not just Klaus and Katherine who’ve made her feel powerless! BUT Damon, Stefan, Katherine, Klaus, Silas, Enzo, and EVERYONE!!! 

Elena watched Jenna die. But Bonnie watched Jeremy AND her DAD die! She found her Grams dead, and was held back while her Mom was killed! 

This woman has been beaten down in ways that are just deplorable and unheard of! She has been FORCED, she has been ABUSED, she has been TRAUMATIZED in the appalling ways she’s been made to feel and be POWERLESS! More times and with more damaging magnitudes than with any other female lead! Fight me on this! It’s #RacistTreatment

But just in case you still REFUSE to see the light…

Lastly, when it comes to worth: 

This is the most serious and damaging of them all! Fine! Portray your only lead POC character as undesirable! Portray her as powerless! But worthless? This is just unacceptable… But TVD did it! My gosh they DID it with Bonnie Bennett!  

Caroline doesn’t put her life above Elena’s so why should Bonnie? TIME AFTER TIME AGAIN??! And then not only does she do it with Elena, she does it FOR JEREMY TOO!!! She literally GAVE HER LIFE for the two them! For Jeremy to be alive, and for Elena to be “happy,” she GAVE UP HER LIFE, because it is worth THAT little! Or so the show would have Bonnie believe, - AND the other characters, as no one has ever corrected her, - and we, the viewing audience! 

This is unhealthy, abusive, and DAMAGING, this belief system! But it has gone unchecked and uncorrected for YEARS! AND TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY,  the one time people claim their “superior” white faves did sacrifice for Bonnie is complete BS! Talk about #RacistTreatment

The ignorance of the show BLEEDS into the fans/viewers of it, and it is SCARY! To say that Elena or Damon sacrificed ANYTHING in season 6, when Kai linked her life to Bonnie’s, is not only absurd, it’s HORRIFYING! I don’t know if people are losing brain cells watching this terribly written show, but Elena was IN A MAGICAL COMA! That was done! It happened! – NOW. The loophole is that she could wake up, IF BONNIE DIES! So when people say Elena sacrificed, and Damon sacrificed, they’re literally saying “Delena didn’t KILL Bonnie, they’re supposed best friend! What a sacrifice!” 

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They’re literally patting them on the back, for not MURDERING their “friend!” Do you realize how messed up that is?!… But then again, a messed up ship breeds messed up fans! And a messed up show breeds messed up viewers! Bonnie’s life isn’t worth anything! That’s been the running theme of the show! So why wouldn’t viewers pat DE on the back for not killing her?! She isn’t worth crap! 

“Bonnie’s superiors are her white friends, and she needs to be ready and willing to lay down her life for them, at all times!” 

That’s the message of TVD. I am SICK. I am utterly disgusted and SICK! I cannot BELIEVE I wasted SO MANY years of my life on this show, thinking they cared about this beautiful person of color! CONVINCING myself they were saving Bonnie for DAMON, and that was the reason for her lack of love interest! Reasoning they were making Bonnie a stronger, more layered character, by putting her through so much crap! Believing they’d have the right man DECLARE Bonnie’s worth to her, and put a stop to her self harm!

NOOO! 

They’re not saving Bonnie for Damon. Why would they put the “inferior black girl” with one of the most desirable males of the series?! Even though Bamon is canon in the books, they will not even share a KISS! They will be the only important book!ship left COMPLETELY UNEXPLORED (they even did Meredith/Alaric!), when if this were Bonnie Mccullough they’d already be MARRIED! 

You know, back in season 3 of the show, I started to wish for Bonnie’s death. I thought, ‘if her character is going to be used and abused THIS much, she might as well be gone… Kat Graham deserves better, and I deserve better than to be stuck watching this show for her!’ But TVD kept her alive. They kept their token black person to keep their demographic viewers.

And yeah, a couple seasons later things seemed to be getting better… but then season 8 happened. :/ But I guess I should be thankful! My eyes are OPENED because of it. 

Bonnie Bennett is ENDLESSLY treated, made, and portrayed to feel undesirable, powerless, and worthless, next to her white friends. It’s #RacistTreatment and she deserves better. Kat Graham deserves better. And we as VIEWERS deserve better. 

I am SO DONE with this show, and I hope you will be to! Don’t put yourself through the heartache! Don’t put yourself through the twisted brainwash! I wish more than ever now that Bonnie Bennett would die. There’s just no winning. :/ She deserves better than emo Enzo AND self-centered Damon, who doesn’t give a crap about her! So just kill her! The writers have been emotionally stabbing her from the beginning anyways… 

I’m hurt. This hurts me… In a world full of constant injustice for people of color, I thought I was finally witnessing a powerful character… an attractive and beautiful black woman, who would be cared for and loved by others… It turns out she was nothing more than a plot line punching bag, created to make Elena, Caroline, the writers, and the viewers of this show feel better about themselves. :/ The abuse Bonnie Bennett has undergone has abused me worst than I think I’ve ever experienced in life. They have subliminally consistently told me I am less desirable, less powerful, and less worthy. I didn’t realize it before unfortunately, but I realize it now! And I’m DONE listening to the lies!

Well, I hope this article has enlightened you all! Don’t get so happy next time you see a diverse cast! Pay attention to the way the show/movie TREATS their people of color! Don’t be fooled, and left heartbroken and damaged, after believing and putting your faith and support into complete filth… 

Last, but not least, don’t let the ugly behavior of this world turn you into the very thing you despise. Fight hate with LOVE! And remember, we’re all brothers and sisters, whether we like it or not! 

Pray for the writers of TVD. Pray for the actors. Pray for it’s fans. Pray that they see the error of their ways, and learn to love and treat others the way they’d want to be treated… We all make mistakes. We’re all human. “We all have sinned.” Now it’s about moving FORWARD from that, and not repeating the same mistakes! :)

P.S. Go show Kat Graham’s twitter page some love! As hurt as I am by Bonnie’s treatment, she’s probably 10x more hurt! It’s probably why she decided to leave the show! She knew things weren’t going to get any better for her… :/ Anyhow, go show her some love! Thank her for gifting us with the lovely Bonnie Bennett! And compliment her on being the gorgeous and talented PROFESSIONAL she has always been! 

God bless!

Salvatore Brothers Imagine

@kaitlynw011 -  Can you do #16 and #1 where Damon is your best friend and catches you with Stefan

#16 “This is… exactly what it looks like.”

#1: “Dance with me”

*Hope you enjoy*
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“Thanks for the ride home Damon, I still can’t believe my car broke down, again!” You muttered to yourself, shaking your head as you chuckled, Damon smiled, “What are friends for?”

You nodded thanks to him, before asking, “So, what are your plans for the day? anything special?” You tilted your head curiously, hoping he’d say anything but that he was going home, Damon shrugged, “I said I’d meet Ric at Mystic Grill, so we’ll probably be there for the day, why?" 

"Ah yes your bromance,” You lightly teased avoiding the question, “Well, thanks again for the lift Damon, talk later.” You waved before stepping out of the car and walking up to your driveway to your door, you were pretending to look for your keys in your bag when Damon pulled away in his car and you blew out a sigh in relief.

“Well, that was close.” You jumped whipping your head around to meet eyes with Stefen who was smiling smugly down at you.

You hit him in the chest, “Stefan you scared me!” You pouted as he apologised by kissing you making you smile. “Seriously though Y/N, you really need to get your car fixed before it breaks down when you’re coming to my house, you’re the one that doesn’t want Damon to know about us yet..” He trailed off to which you frowned but nodded, 

“I know, it’s just, he’s my best friend! I don’t want him to freak out over us being together." 

"You still won’t let him know even after three months? When will you tell him?" 

"When I think he’s ready to hear it.” Stefan sighed shaking his head but he knew in a way you were right to wait, Damon being your best friend was quite overprotective when it came to boys and if he found out it was his brother that you have been taking to bed for the past three months, he’d flip.

“Well, how about we go back to mine since Damon won’t be there for a while, we can light the fire, drink wine…” Stefan trailed off smiling as he slowly backed you up against your front door, you smiled seductively at the suggestion and nodded, and before you knew it you were at the Salvatore house, lying on the couch, unclothed and under Stefan.

He trailed kisses from your lips down to you neck, you gasped pulling at his hair which only encouraged him to continue as he went down further, you pulled him back up and pushed your lips onto his hungrily, wrapping your arms around his neck.

“What is going on here!" 

Quickly you both pulled away to notice an enraged Damon and a shocked Ric standing at the entrance of the living room,

 "Damon, I, this…. This is… exactly what it looks like.” you muttered guiltily as you picked up your t-shirt and threw it on, Stefan, using his vampire speed did the same, also throwing on his jeans so he could stand up and face Damon, “Hello brother, Alaric.” He nodded to the two just as Damon threw the first punch, “How long has this been going on?!”

Stefan lay on the floor taking a few quick deep breaths before pushing himself up as he slammed into Damon knocking him into Ric who caught him before he fell, “It shouldn’t be any of your business but for your information, 3 months!” Stefan growled glaring at Damon who glanced from his brother in anger to you in disappointment, “Were you going to tell me?”

You stayed quiet hugging your knees until Damon grabbed a glass from the table and smashed it against the wall, “Were you ever going to tell me?!” He growled making his way towards you only to be stopped by both Ric and Stefan, you balled your hands into fists, “I don’t know!” You confessed, tears streaming down your face, “I was afraid to tell you anything Damon, I didn’t want  you to become overprotective like usual, or, violent.”

Damon froze, his lips turned into a frown as he glared at you, “Best friends don’t keep secrets Y/N, you should know that. If you told me earlier, I would have been angry and overprotective, sure, but I’d get over it! Now, well, Now I’m hurt.”

He gave a tight smile before storming out of the house, tapping Ric on the way to join him. You sat there, shaking, ‘I’m such and idiot’ you kept telling yourself as you shook your head, Stefan came over to you to try and calm you down but you pushed him away.

Before Alaric left he turned back to face you, “Y/N, ” You looked up, the tears staining your cheeks as Alaric nodded to you, “He needs time, let him blow some steam and before you’ll know it he’ll be back, I should know.” He chuckled, you weakly smiled in appreciation before thanking Alaric as he left.

Stefan sighed sitting down beside you, you had finally decided to fully clothe yourself before resting your head on Stefan’s shoulder, “I screwed up.” You mumbled quietly, Stefan wrapped his arm around you, pulling you closer to him, “It’s Damon, he’ll get over it sooner than you think, I promise.”

“And what if he doesn’t Stefan? What if he decides that my secrecy was enough and he doesn’t want to be my friend anymore?” you questioned desperately as all the thoughts came running out of your mouth, Stefan shushed you with a kiss which also slightly calmed you down, “Then he doesn’t know what he’s missing, and, no matter what, you’ll still have me.” He promises as the two of you hugged.

Stefan then pulled away and took your hand as you both stood up together, you tilted your head in confusion as he led you into the middle of the living room, “What are you doing?” You asked smiling nervously as he chuckled twirling you around, 

“Dance with me”

 You smiled and giggled as he pulled you closer and then the two of you were dancing together, without any music, but just being with him made everything perfect and you forgot about your troubles, “I love you.” He whispered dipping you down to the  ground as you gazed into each other’s eyes, “And I love you.” You whispered as you connected your lips with his, melting into his embrace

Stop Freaking Out And Put Some Pants On

Pairing: Kai Parker x Reader

Word Count: 1,141

Description: Kai’s thoughts get the best of him and he ends up believing that you will reject his proposal. For advice, he goes to his three closest friends he could think of, in hopes of gaining ideas of ways to sweep you off your feet.

Warnings: None my dude, this is a happy kinda thing.

Request: Hi! I was wondering if I can request for a Kai imagine. Kai asking Damon, Stefan and Alaric to help him out on ways he can propose to you and you end up saying yes. :) I love your blog btw. 💕 - @floxeuu

A/N: Kai Parker imagines always make me feel so smiley, I love his and I’m not sorry about it. But this title makes me feel like I just wrote a Fall Out Boy song if you catch my drift, anyway I hope you enjoy 

Requests are open, check bio for details :)

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Through out the Salvatore mansion the sound of pacing could be heard. The crackling fire, the movement of Damon in the kitchen, Stefan’s  soft music playing in his room, and Alaric’s car pulling into the driveway, couldn’t compare to Kai Parker’s nervous pacing.

The worst part about it was that it didn’t stop. From the moment Kai had arrived at Damon and Stefan’s residence he was pacing. That was almost two hours ago.

At first the two brothers found it funny, a man so nervous to ask a girl a simple question, that he was left silently pacing in the living room until someone would physically stop him.

But then ten minutes past by and Kai was still in the living room, moving back and forth over and over again, with what seemed to be no end.

When Stefan had asked Kai what was wrong, all he had done was placed a small black velvet box on the couch next to him and then proceeded to pace.

Stefan almost chocked at the inference, and almost died again when he saw the ring. Damon had a similar reaction.

They had called Alaric over for some advice, not knowing what to do in a situation like this.

Now, the three men all surrounded Kai and his pacing, waiting for him to sit down.

“Kai, why don’t you just take a seat before your legs fall off. Let’s talk about this.”

Alaric said, understanding pre-proposal jitters, however not to this extent.

When Kai didn’t stop moving, Damon had sighed and looked over to Stefan and Alaric with raised eyebrows. Then he brought his hand up and slapped him across the cheek.

“Ow!”

“Damon!”

“Someone had to get him to stop.”

Now Kai sat on one couch while the other three sat on the one across from him, almost in an interrogation style.

“Kai just talk to us, tell us what you’re so worried about.”

Stefan said calmingly, in an effort to keep Kai from pacing again.

“What if she says no? Why would (Y/N) want to marry me anyway? I’m a terrible person whose done terrible things, I don’t even know why she’s with me. Maybe for sex, do you think she would-”

“No, shut up.”

Damon stated cutting him off, not wanting to hear about his friends sex life.

“Listen, granted you’ve messed up quite a lot but clearly that had no impact on (Y/N). She loves you and you know that, theres no reason to be nervous. Now, since that’s cleared from the air, how do you plan on asking her?”

Alaric shifted the conversation and Kai just shrugged with a nervous expression on his face.

“Wait so you bought a ring, without a plan?”

Stefan questioned, curious as to how he would have hidden the ring from your curious mind.

“I clearly don’t think much okay? I just want to ask her, thats all. Nothing huge and sappy like you see in the movies, I think I would throw up. Also, so many things could go wrong, like if we put up lights they could blow out of flowers could make her allergies worse and what if-”

“Maybe you should stop talking.”

Damon’s snarky comment cut him off, then he looked to Alaric and Stefan with pleading eyes.

“Please help me, I’m hopeless.”

Alaric sighed and pinched the bridge of his nose.

“You said you just wanted to ask her right?”

Kai nodded with his head placed in his hands. 

“Why don’t you just walk with her, talk to her about everything and anything and just propose?”

Stefan suggested from his spot on the couch. 

“Or you can buy a bottle of bourbon and knock it down to loosen your nerves.”

Damon added, while both Alaric and Stefan smacked him over the head.

“I’m kidding, just put your man pants on and propose! She loves you for some reason!”

“The walk sounds nice, its casual and romantic, if you wanna add a little pizzazz you can.”

Kai nodded and left the house.

“The ring!”

Alaric yelled, bringing Kai’s attention back to the boys and ran over to the couch and took the ring, then left the house.

* * *

Kai stood in front of your shared apartment door and took out the key, unlocking it and entering to see you sitting on the couch eat a bowl of ice cream.

“Hey babe what’s up?”

You asked turning down the TV’s volume. 

“We’re gonna go on a walk so take your pjs off and lets roll.”

Kai cringed and shut his eyes and sighed.

“Sorry, just put on whatever you like and let me take you to the park, it won’t be as weird as I made it I promise.”

You laughed and stood up from the couch. You walked over to Kai and put your hand on his forehead.

“You feeling ok? You seem a little off.”

You moved your hand from his forehead to his cheek and he relaxed at your kind touch.

“I’m ok, yeah, just go get changed and we’ll walk and talk you know?”

Nodding, you left the room and smiled, laughing at his odd behavior.

After changing, you came out of your room and saw Kai, still standing near the door. He took you hand and led you out of the apartment and into his car.

“We’re not walking?”

“Yeah, just not around the block.”

Through the drive, you looked out the car window wondering about the final destination and why Kai is not as confident as he normally is. A short drive later, Kai stopped the car and you two got out. Kai led you to a empty walkway and placed his hand on yours.

“Now, (Y/N) I know that I don’t deserve an award for the greatest person of the year and I sure as hell don’t understand how you even put up with me so I kinda just wanted you to know that you mean a lot to me.” 

You gasped when you saw the rose petals that led to a cut down tree stump which held a small opened ring box.

“Kai…”

Tears started to brim your eyes as Kai led you through the rose petals to the tree stump.

“(Y/N),”

He took the ring of the tree and got down on one knee.

“There is no world I could travel to where I could be happier than I am right now. You are the love of my life and the only person that sees me for me, so will you do me the honor and become my wife?”

Tears were now falling down your face and you could only muster a small whisper.

“Yes.”

Kai’s eyes filled with joy and quickly flooded with tears. All his nerves from before vanished once he put the beautiful engagement ring on your finger.

So I was rewatching the finale with my mum, and other than the fact that we got confirmed DE endgame … I just hated it so much?

like, it didn’t feel like the same show in any way? 

The following relationships played a huge role in the overall story telling, and to ignore it all, just seems so ridiculous, and honestly disrespectful to their relationships:

  • Damon/Alaric - Alaric’s death left a hole in Damon’s life, their friendship was one of Damon’s first on the entire show, and it got thrown away for what?
  • Bonnie/Jeremy - I’m not saying that they should have been together, but its so damn stupid that after he opened the garage and saved her - they never interacted again? Like ever? 
  • Caroline/Tyler - Again, one of the earlier, and main relationships on the show, left without proper closure? 
  • Bonnie/Damon - I’ve had a rocky relationship with it, sure, but if they’re best friends give them some goddamn screen time??
  • Elena/Alaric/Jeremy - This beautiful little family that formed itself in S3 which just disappeared into dust.
  • Damon/Enzo - Anyone remember how Enzo was introduced into the story as Damon’s best friend? Crazy
  • Jeremy/Elena - Did they really just end the show with Elena finding peace with her family… without Jeremy in the picture? 
I have been rewatching bits of the vampire diaries and it pisses me off how badly Bonnie and Caroline are treated.

The boys, Elena… yes bad things have happened to them. Terrible things. But how many times has Bonnie died or sacrificed everything for everyone? She’s always called upon as if she’s just a puppet, even after coming back from the prison world, she hasn’t even adjusted to the sounds and Damon is calling favours. Yes, she’s a strong character, but that doesn’t mean she needs to be alone. And how many other people have been brought back from the dead or had someone else there to be with them…. Only for Bonnie to be left alone. Alaric and Caroline have the kids, Caroline even has a hope with Klaus. Stefan may have died but he has peace with Lexi. Damon gets Elena back early, once again achieved by Bonnie. Why couldn’t they have brought back Enzo, given her that much?

And Caroline. As she said herself, she’s ‘never the one’ and in my re-watch I’ve really noticed that. Second best friend to Elena. Stefan just buggers off whenever things get difficult, always choosing Damon over her. Even in the end, he chose the chance for ELENA to be happy over Caroline. Yes, for Damon as well but considering he would have done anything for Elena, I want to point that out. When Elena got her humanity back, she had her brother back. When Caroline got hers back, she never got that letter from her mum back, the last reminder. If that had been Elena, there would have been a copy. Maybe that’s why Klaroline has really appealed to me. Because Klaus always saw her as his epic love. The one he wanted forever with, it was never a question. He treated her with respect, yes he was shitty at times but when he looked at Caroline, he’d look at her like she hung the moon. He never compared her to others like Stefan does with Elena. Elena will always be his epic love, he never even looked at Caroline beforehand. And if Elena broke up with Damon and wanted Stefan back, even if he was married to Caroline I bet he would have got back with Elena eventually.

I just think these two deserved better. They sacrificed so much, only for Elena to get all the benefits. To be seen as the best, when to be honest I started to dislike her halfway through.

I’ll probably hide this/ but I wanted to have it on the blog somewhere while I had this train of thought.

paigemarie007  asked:

Sentence prompt: you're watching way to much of that murder tv nonsense, sweetheart.

Okay so I got way excited on this one and it got a little dark. But big thanks to @paigemarie007 for sending the prompt!

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Living with two of the seven in the Mikaelson family was bearable, most days, but with the heat in Mystic Falls at an all-time high in the dead of summer, today was not a great day. Lately Kol had been irritable and with Bonnie away for work that week he was impossible crowding both Caroline and Klaus with his pestering and his presence. Klaus on the other had was becoming slightly more concerning, working all day and crawling into bed with her at odd hours of the night.

Her mind was over-analyzing things that much she knew she trusted Klaus and was secure in their relationship. The fact was that she just wasn’t sure about what he was getting up to every few months and the summer heat wasn’t helping. Neither was the fact that she had so much spare time now that her event planning business was gone along with her business partner, Alaric, who had left her in the ruins.

That had led to a fight with Klaus because she didn’t want to rely on him after having to sell her mother’s house in order to pay off the debts of her former business partner done in her name. In the span of twelve hours she had woken up, dressed for work and found out that her partner had been under investigation for some time. That he was in the wind now and Caroline was in serious trouble if she was involved at all.

Pausing the Murder ID channel she walked into the kitchen reaching into the freezer Caroline pouted upon realizing Kol had stolen the last Klondike bar out of the freezer and left the box inside empty. She began plotting six different ways to make his day just a little bit worse when she heard a noise in the garage. Reaching for Kol’s bat by the back door she exited the house armed when she quietly toed her way into the garage.

A lone figure stood in the corner by the garage door pushing the button to close as Caroline breathed a sigh of relief dropping the bat down. She surprised him, his back going stiff before he realized it was his girlfriend who had caught him. The last thing Caroline needed to know was what he had done just the night before and what he’d been doing all morning.

Images of Alaric’s dismembered body flooding him as her pushed his hands into his front pockets as Caroline approached him with a smile gracing her lips. She kissed his lips making him grin as he wrapped her in his arms, he truly didn’t deserve her especially after what he’d done in recent months. Carefully disappearing and killing off each and every single person who had had a hand in destroying her life and business hadn’t been easy but it sure had been fun.

His thoughts swarmed him, “Klaus?” her melodic voice asked garnering his attention once more with her utter perfection.

Kissing her forehead he nodded replying, “Yes?” eager to take her to their bedroom and distract themselves for a few hours before Kol spotted them.

Caroline kisses him briefly before turning her head back behind her, “Why’d you get a freezer the size of André the Giant?” she inquired.

He halts, hopes she doesn’t feel him harden against her as he loosens his hold on her keeping his tone breezy as he answers her, “Because I can’t keep burying the bodies in the desert.”

Caroline rolls her eyes expecting exactly that answer, “See, that’s a joke but I was watching Snapped the other day,” the other day being just a few minutes ago.

Klaus stops her right there, “You’re watching way too much of that murder tv nonsense, Sweetheart,” he assures her not wanting her to worry or get an idea of what he’s been up to.

“I love you, but if you question my viewing habits again,” he cuts off her threat with a kiss biting on her lip in the process making her moan softly in response.

“How about I take you to our bedroom,” he cajoles lifting her up in his arms bridal style, “Take off this poor excuse of a top and these,” he offers, his thumb brushing the hem of her shorts.

Caroline laughs encouraging him, “And I kiss your neck here,” he says pressing a kiss to her neck, “And here,” he adds kissing lower down her collar.

“If you must,” Caroline says flipping her leg in the air as he walks them out of the garage, with one last curious look at the fridge Caroline let Klaus sweep her away.

It wasn’t until Caroline was sure Klaus was spent from their lovemaking that she snuck out of bed with a flimsy excuse to get a glass of ice cold water. With haste she moved to the garage looking over her shoulder to make sure Klaus hadn’t followed as she wrapped her robe around her body. Slipping inside she shut the door behind her and ran to the large freezer pulling the lid open.

A gasp escaping her at the sight, her stomach dropping, the chemical smell nauseating, “Caroline,” his voice behind her was surprising making her jump in awareness.

“Is that Alaric?” she whispers as the freezer door slams shut behind her, her grip slackening in her shock as she turns to face him.

“I saved him for last,” Klaus answers her grimly shutting the door behind him and adjusting the sheet around his waist before stalking in her direction.

Caroline clutched at the fabric of her robe, “There was something beautiful about the symmetry.” He said thinking about how Alaric had taken everything from her and he had simply returned the favor.

It was unfortunate that by the time Klaus had found him, Alaric had burned through most of Caroline’s savings but he did manage to get one thing from the man. One thing before he died rather pitifully, Klaus had been concocting a story about how the left over money had come to be found but now it seemed unnecessary. He now was apprehensive that she would be frightened of him, of what he had the power to do but looking at her now with the shock lessening he found no fear in her eyes.

“I think I could go another round,” she tells him as he reaches her his hands lifting her by the waist to sit her on top of the freezer.

“Do you?” he asks parting her legs with a smirk as she tugged off the sheet that covered him as she nodded taking him in her hand as he groaned against her mouth.

“Right here too,” she sighs into his mouth just before he kisses her wrapping her legs around his waist as he slides back inside of her making them both groan at the feeling.

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Don’t forget to mini-prompt me!

Imagine meeting the Originals-Part 20

Hi, hello, bonjour :)

Part 20

@caughtonwires

Please, note that I am French, so there might be some mistakes here and there.

Enjoy this long chapter ;)

(Takes place in 3x15x16x17x18)

Originally posted by ladies-of-mystic-falls-blog

You had an awful night. You barely slept, too worried about what would happen next. You decided to put your mind somewhere else and to practice your magic. You were getting better at it. You had only practiced the four elements and ice. You had made plants and flowers grow, created them in the palm of your hand.

A little bit passed noon, Rebekah was knocking at your door.

“You’re an idiot, you know that?” she tells you as soon as you open the door.

“Good afternoon to you too, Bekah…”

“Why did you drink the champagne if you knew there was something wrong with it?”

You sigh. “I just wanted to see how far Elena would go to kill Klaus. At least, now I know she doesn’t care about me at all.”

“Well, you can come with me and get back at her for that.”

You frown. “Where are we going?”

“To babysit” she says.

You follow her under the Lockwood property. “You are linked to me and my brothers. If we do not stop my mother before 9 tonight, we will die. We think my mother doesn’t know you’re the one linked to us and not Elijah.”

“Okay…” You might die tonight, drinking that champagne was definitely the worst idea you ever had. “But what are we doing here? Who are we babysitting?”

“Elena”

Your eyes grow big. “What?”

“We keep her here and we kill her if Damon and Stefan don’t stop our mother from performing the ritual tonight.”

You weren’t happy about killing Elena. But she didn’t stop you from drinking yesterday and didn’t mind to let you die if it meant killing Klaus. Still, you hoped you wouldn’t have to watch Rebekah kill her because if she did, that meant you would die too.

Elena was trying to leave the caves but Rebekah stopped her. “Going somewhere?”

“What are you doing here?” she says, looking at Rebekah and at you.

“Not much, unless you try to run, in which case I get to kill you” she says with a smile.

“Y/N, you don’t want to do this”

You frown. “So, it’s okay for you to kill me if it means killing Klaus but it’s not okay for Rebekah to kill you if it means saving ourselves?”

“I’m so sorry, I never wanted to…”

“I don’t believe you, Elena. You want Klaus dead and you don’t care who dies with him.”

“That’s not true. If there were any other way…”

“I can’t keep listening to you, Elena.” you shut her up.

Rebekah takes her cellphone and start filming the Gilbert girl.

“All right, love. Now look into the camera.”

“What are you doing?” she asks.

“Shooting a picture to inspire your boyfriends.”

“I guess you think I have this coming…”

“You do” you cut her off.

“You know, I don’t know what I want more. To find out we’re safe, or to find out it’s all right to kill you.”

“This isn’t my fault. I wanted to get rid of Klaus. And at one point, so did you. I didn’t know your mother was planning on killing all of you.”

“You’re a liar. You knew what she was gonna do when you gave her your blood” you tell her.

“Do you think I wanna spend what could be the last hours of my life with a girl who literally stabbed me in the back? Of course not. But for some reasons, everybody seems to bend over backwards to save your life, which is incredibly annoying, but makes you the perfect hostage. So we’re going to stay here and you’re going to stop talking because it seems like Y/N, who was supposedly your friend, is tired of listening to your whining and I can understand her, considering she might be living her last moments because of you.”

Elena sits on a rock and shuts up.

“It’s so dark in here” Rebekah sighs.

“I can help with that” you say and all the candles, that Alaric and the others had left there when they were taking pictures of the symbols on the walls, lit up.

“You’ve been practicing” Rebekah smiles at you.

“Yes, and if I die tonight, it would all have been for nothing” you sigh.

“How did you do that?” Elena asks.

“She doesn’t know?” Rebekah asks you.

“I never told her, only Bonnie knows that I’m an elemental”

“What’s that?”

“That, is none of your business” you say.

It was night already. Rebekah was telling you about an elemental boyfriend she once had that could manipulate ice. His name was Gray and they dated back in the 16th century.

Suddenly, you screamed in pain it’s like your heart is pierced by a sharp blade. You fall on the ground just before Rebekah does and you see her skin turning grey. You had never felt so much pain before, you felt like dying. Elena passed by you, trying to escape. The pain last a few minutes before it went away. Rebekah started to move a few seconds after you and her skin was turning back to normal.

“Elena’s gone” you say, out of breath because of the pain.

Rebekah left you, using her vampire speed to catch up to Elena.

When you found her she was blocked by an invisible wall and couldn’t reach Elena.

“Sorry, no vampires allowed” she says.

“You think it’s funny?” you ask her, out of breath and still in pain.

“You okay?” the blonde asks you.

You shake your head “My heart… it hurts”

“One of my brother got daggered, because we’re linked you felt it too”

“You think you’re safe because Rebekah can’t come to you?” you ask getting closer to her. There were candles everywhere and you lit them up.

“You’re not going to hurt me” she says.

“You’re so arrogant, Elena. Before I met you, I lived my life without annoying anyone. I didn’t care enough to be angry at anything. When you left me in that house when Rose and Trevor kidnapped us, I wasn’t angry at all but now, I know who you are, the truth is, you’re a terrible and selfish girl and I might not kill you but you’re going to watch me die knowing that it’s all your fault!” you say, bitter.

Not long after you yelled at Elena, Rebekah received a text from Elijah. Damon had turned Bonnie’s mother into a vampire and you were no longer in danger. You left with the blonde and you both went back to your own house. You took a long shower, thinking about your day.

You were about to go to bed when somebody knocked at your front door.

“Elijah” you breathe his name and smiled, happy to see him.

“Y/N.”

“Come in.”

“No, I can’t stay” he says. “I’m leaving town”.

You frown. “What?”

“Today I’ve hurt an innocent girl to save my family… Although I talk about virtue, I am no better than my brothers… I kill and hurt people when it serves me. My mother is right. We are monsters” he says, looking down, ashamed.

“That’s not true” you say, taking one step towards him, putting a hand on his arm.

“It is. You do not know me or my family. You’ve seen what we’re capable of, we are dangerous” he says, taking your hand in his. “You’ve put yourself in great danger for me and my family and for that I am grateful to you. It was an honor meeting you.” He bends his head to kiss your forehead. “Goodbye, I hope to see you again, one day, Y/N” he says and he was gone.

You gasp at his sudden disappearance. You’re stunned by what just happened. Elijah was gone again. Your eyes were tearing up so you shake your head and take a deep breath. You take your phone and call Rebekah.

“Y/N? Is everything okay?”

“Are you leaving too?” you ask.

“You’ve heard from Elijah” she guesses.

“He’s gone” you say, failing to keep a steady voice.

“I know. He’ll be back, don’t worry… To answer your question, no, Niklaus and I are staying here.”

You nod “Okay, good” you sigh.

“Are you gonna be okay?” she asks you.

“Yes, I’m just tired. I’m gonna go to bed, see you tomorrow.”

“Bye”.

You hang up and go to bed.

The following morning you hear from Matt that Bonnie’s mother decided to complete the transition and that Alaric was arrested. This doctor, Meredith Fell, had shot him and claimed he was coming at her with a knife. Okay, you didn’t like her. She was obviously lying, Alaric couldn’t be the serial killer Sheriff Forbes was looking for.

Rebekah was spending the day with Damon and Stefan so you decided to practice your magic. It was getting easier for you to manipulate the elements. But now that Elijah was gone, you had to ask someone else to translate the grimoire if you wanted to ever control light and darkness.

Katherine called. You told her about everything that happened, that Elijah had left town. You told her your magic had improved and that you hoped she was safe and not too bored.

It was late when Rebekah came knocking at your door. She asks about the summer you worked at the archives of the town. She asks if you knew about an archive about the trees of Mystic Falls. You tell her that the Salvatores had those and she sighs.

“Yeah…The Mayor told me that this morning.”

“Why do you ask, anyway?”

She sighs. She looks hesitant, like she doesn’t know if she can trust you.

“I think the tree that can kill my siblings and I grew again and I need to find it and destroy it” she tells you.

“Okay, if you need any help with that, just ask” you tell her.

She smiles at you “I will”. “There’s this…thing, tomorrow, for the new bridge. You wanna come with me?”

“Yeah” you nod and hug her.

She leaves you and you go to bed.

The next day you’re at the event for the new bridge with Rebekah.

“It’s amazing how I can feel it all” you tell her. “The trees, the wind…”

“I’m glad you’re finally embracing who you truly are” Rebekah says, smiling at you.

“How’s Klaus?” you ask her.

“Paranoid about…you know” she says, gesturing to Damon.

“Ah, yes…Did you find anything about that?”

“Unfortunately, no” she sighs.

You keep walking around until Rebekah spotted a woman you’ve never seen before who was talking with Damon.

“Look what the cat dragged in” she says to the redhead stranger.

“Easy there, Rebekah” Damon says “You know, she used to beat men for sport.”

“She always was quite common” your friend says.

“Rebekah.” The woman starts “What a happy surprise.”

“What are you doing here, Sage?”

“Well, I heard Finn was finally freed from that casket you rageaholic brother, Klaus, carted him around in.”

“Finn. You just missed him. He left town and didn’t tell a soul where he was going.”

“He’s probably looking for me”

“I doubt that. Because he didn’t seem to mention you.” You look up with a reprimanding look at her. She could be nicer. “Sorry you came all this way for nothing. Have a nice life. Come Y/N”

You follow her. “You don’t like her?”

She puts a finger on her lips, sushing you. “I’m faking it. I need Damon to believe she will help him kill me, she’s here because Klaus called her”

“Who’s she?”

“Finn turned her. She thinks they’re sharing an eternal love” she says, mocking her.

“Maybe they do…”

She laughs. “So innocent and so naïve…Anyway, I need to find those archives without Damon or Stefan knowing what I’m up too” she sighs.

“This isn’t going to be easy” you tell her.

You both walked to the tables where there were food and drinks.

Damon approaches you. “Anyone ever tell you you’re sexy when you’re bitchy?” he says to the blonde and you roll your eyes.

“We’re talking now, are we? Because you were quite rude the other day. Using me to help you with Stefan and then shooing me away like a stray dog.”

You frown at that, what was she talking about?

“That was brother business. You can’t hold that against me. Besides, I really appreciated your help. Even if I didn’t show it”

“What is he talking about?” you ask but they both ignore you.

“You were mean” she says.

“You like mean”

“No, I don’t”

“No? You didn’t get a thrill back there, pushing Sage down, crushing her dreams of true love?”

“Maybe a little” she admits.

You frown.

“See?” Mean. Can Sage and I interest you in a drink back at the house?”

“Not a chance in hell”

“Well, you know what they say. Two is company. Three is a party”

You didn’t want to hear that. “Okay, I’m going now” you say waving your hands.

“Don’t, he’s leaving” Rebekah takes your arm.

“Feel free to change your mind” Damon says before walking away.

“You slept with Damon?” you say, a little disgusted.

“Yeah…”

“When?”

“The night of the ball…I got rejected by Matt…”

“I’m sorry…”

She shrugs. Your phone rings. It’s Caroline. You sigh.

“What?”

“Hey, it’s me. Look, I know you’re mad at Elena and we’re having a hard time accepting what she did to you but there’s something important you need to know. It’s about Ric.”

Rebekah raises an eyebrow.

Alaric was the serial killer that’s been killing people for a while. Well, not Ric, Ric but dark, evil, Ric. His ring that allows him to come back to life when kill by a supernatural creature had turned him mad. Bonnie says she’s going to try and find a way to help him but she doesn’t know where to start.

You sigh. “Can this town become more dangerous?”

“Oh, you know, it can always get worse, not matter what”

“That’s not reassuring” you tell her.

“I know, sorry”

She sighs. “Anyway, I need to find out about the tree so I guess I’m going to a party tonight.”

You go back home and keep practicing your magic with the crystals. Elijah was right. You were stronger when you were using them.

Late in the night, you receive the visit of Rebekah.

“Hey”

“Found the tree, burned what was rest of it” she says, smiling.

You breathe, relieved “Good” you say. Then, you clear your throat.

“You know I’m still linked to you, right? And when I die, you’ll die too…”

“I know” she nods. “Don’t worry, your friend witch will unlink us soon enough”

You nod. “Anyway, this is from my brother” she says, handing you a roll of paper. “See you later”

You close the door and unroll the paper. It was a drawing of you, dancing with Elijah at the ball. It was signed: You were a vision. Klaus. You smile and think back to that night. You got to your room and framed the drawing before going into bed.

The following morning, Bonnie was knocking at your door.

“I’m so sorry for what Elena did” she starts. “But they’re not gonna stop trying to kill Klaus so I need to unlink you from them.”

“You mean…unlink us all, right?”

She shakes her head no.

“Then, I don’t want you to unlink me.”

“What?”

“You unlink us all or you kill me with them” you tell her.

She looks at you like you’re crazy. “Y/N…”

You don’t budge. She takes a deep breath “Fine” she sighs.

You take her to Klaus’s place. You knew they were back from their trip. They went to bring Finn back to Mystic Falls.

“Well, what do we have here, love?”

“Hello, Klaus” you say “Bonnie has agreed to unlink us all”

“I would have been happy to only unlink her but it seems like she’s ready to die for your family” she sighs, unhappy, blaming him.

“Is that true, love?” he asks, surprise.

“She’s gonna have to kill me before she kills you” you nod.

“I knew you were the only trustworthy person in this town” Rebekah says, stepping inside the room before hugging you.

Bonnie settles in one of the hundreds room this house must have. “It’s gonna take a while before I figure out how to do it”

You hear a scream. “What was that?” you ask.

“Oh, that is my dear sister, getting back at Damon for wronging her” Klaus answers.

You sigh and go find Rebekah.

You entered a room where Damon was attached by the hands and feet to animal traps. He looked terrible.

“Rebekah!” you yell.

“What? He deserves it” she tells you.

“But…you’re hurting him!”

“So? He hurt me first!”

You sigh. You know you can’t stop her. “Still…” you didn’t know what to say to convince her to stop. Rebekah spent all the afternoon torturing Damon. It was already dark when Bonnie finally performed the spell to unlink you. Klaus accompanied her to the front door.

“Oh leaving so soon?” Rebekah tells the witch, cleaning Damon’s blood off her hands.

“Sister” Klaus says “Be nice”

“Thank you Bonnie” Rebekah says, insincere. “See you in physics class” she says, smiling mischievously before walking away.

That’s when Bonnie saw Damon. “Oh my God”

“Yeah, you’ll have to excuse the mess” Klaus says, mentioning the blood, “apparently Damon hurt her feelings”

She turns to look at you. “And you’re not saying anything?” she yells at you, outraged.

“What do you want me to say? There’s nothing I can do…”

“You chose them over us, do you see what they’re doing to him?”

You frown. “Damon compelled me. Elena tried to kill me. And you’re surprised I choose them over you?”

“Can’t you see what they’re doing to him?”

“He tried to kill her! Yesterday he was going to use the white oak tree to kill Rebekah and that would have killed me too! I’m not happy about it but like you said, it’s them over you. You have to stop behaving like they’re the bad guys and you’re the good ones. Do I have to remind you he turned your mother into a vampire?” you yell back at her.

She frowns, obviously disappointed in you.

“But thanks for saving my life, anyway” you say before following Rebekah’s footstep.

“Go on.” Klaus says “Help him. Save the man who turned your mother into a vampire”

Bonnie stares at Damon for a while. “Just get me out of here”

“Very well” Klaus leads her to the front door.

Once outside she takes her phone and call Elena. “Klaus has Damon.”

“Klaus should be dead. We just killed Finn”

“What?”

“Did you unlink them?” Elena asks.

“Of course I did, wait… Y/N would have died too! How could you do that?”

“We didn’t have a choice, Bonnie. She picked her side.”

“You’re unbelievable!”

“Where’s Damon?” Elena changes the subject.

“At Klaus’s mansion, it’s bad. Y/N is there too, she’s not gonna help him. I can’t believe you were ready to kill her!”

“Bonnie…”

“I have to go” the witch says and hangs up.

You were in Klaus’s studio. You liked this room because of all the art. You were staring at his latest work when he joined you.

“Everything okay, love?”

You look up at him. “Yeah…”

“Tough choice it was between the witch and my sister?”

“Not really” you shrug. “They hurt me more than you ever did”

He looks at you curiously.

“Thanks for the drawing, by the way. I love it” you smile at him.

“You’re welcome, love” he smiles back at you.

He turns his head a little bit on the side like he was listening to something you couldn’t hear then leaves the room. You follow him to find Stefan in the room where Damon was with a bag filled with stakes.

“I’m here to make a deal” the younger Salvatore says.

“Stefan, what are you doing?” Damon asks but his brother doesn’t answer.

“Eight stakes, make of white oak. The part of the Wickery Bridge that you forgot to burn” he says, looking at Rebekah.

“That’s impossible” Rebekah breathes out.

“Actually, it’s not” Stefan says. “Finn’s dead”

You frown. They didn’t know Bonnie was unlinking you and if they had killed him sooner, you would’ve died too.

“You killed my brother?” Rebekah asks with a threatening tone.

He doesn’t answer. “Damon in exchange for the last eight weapons that could kill you”

“And how do we know there aren’t any more left?” Klaus asks.

“Because there aren’t.” Stefan tells him.

“Let’s be certain, shall we?”

You frown, watching the hybrid walking over to Damon.

“Leave” he tells Damon.

“No”

“Go on. Leave”

“Klaus, stop” you tell him

“Nik, he’s my plaything, not yours.”

“I said, go home”

Damon, then, painfully tries to set himself free from the animals trap.

“Klaus, stop” you say, again.

“You have a soft heart, Y/N” he says but stops Damon anyway.

“I see that you can finally be compelled, so let me ask you this, minus the stake that’s in my brother’s heart, how many more stakes are out there that can kill me” he asks.

“Eleven”

“Eleven! Really?”

“You really shouldn’t have lied” Rebekah says.

“So not eight?” he asks, looking at Stefan.

“I’ll get you the other three” he says.

“Yeah, that would be nice. Or since you lied, maybe I’ll just compel your brother to chew his own tongue”

“Klaus” you say, reprimanding him.

“What’s wrong with you?” Stefan asks.

“What is wrong with you?” the hybrid gets angry “Do you really have no appreciation for me? I have given you someone to hate, to loathe, a target for all your anger. So you don’t have to turn it on yourself. I have given you a life purpose as your friend. I really think you should be thanking me!”

You roll your eyes.

“Enough!” Stefan pushes Klaus into a wall, vampire speed, with a stake in his hand.

Luckily, Klaus manages to stop him. “Step down or you’ll both die”

“Stefan, stop!” you say.

He does as you say and Klaus takes the stake away from him.

Rebekah’s watching you, you’re silently asking her to stop this. “This is ridiculous” she sighs and frees Damon.

“What are you doing?” Klaus asks his sister.

“I brought him here, I get to release him. My rules now” she’s now looking at you. “Bring us the stakes and you’ll both live. Take your brother as a sign of good faith” She starts walking away. “Come Y/N”.

You looked at Klaus who looked at you before looking at Stefan “Bring us the stakes. All of them. Or I’ll wage a war against everyone you love. I hope I’m being clear.”

You sigh and follow Rebekah.

“I can’t believe Finn is dead” she says.

“Good riddance” Klaus says, entering the room.“He was an embarrassment, Rebekah.”

“He was still your brother, mind your tongue.”

“Fine, let’s say a prayer for Finn who slept in a box longer than he lived as a man.”

“And whose fault was that?” you say, annoyed.

He turns his head to look at you and you raise your eyebrows at him.

“Is that how you would speak of me if I died?” Rebekah asks her brother.

He turns his head back to her. “Well you let the Salvatores loose with two stakes that can kill us so I guess we’ll find out soon enough”

You sighed, you were tired of the drama so you left the room and went back home. How is it they were so different from Elijah?

Finders Keepers

Request: Could you do a Damon smut where he’s really dominant in bed but he finds out its your first time so he goes a bit easier on you? – Anon

Pairings: Damon x Reader

Warnings: smut, swearing

Word Count: 1691

It’s quite detailed, I tell ya *wink* *wink*

(gifs not mine, credits to owners)

Damon’s POV

“Are you sure they took her?” I asked. “Yes, Damon, and we need to find her.” Bonnie answered. I pursed my lips and thought. “Damon.” Bonnie called out again, scolding. “Okay! I’ll find her.” I said and sped to the forest. There’s these group of vamps that kidnapped the last living witch of the (y/l/n) bloodline of good dark witches and according to Bonnie, she’s a gem to have on our side against our mother’s family. Or against anyone actually.

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Alaric Saltzman

Word Count: 1105

Warning: Kissing part at the end

I wrote this last week but I was to lazy to add tags, that’s why this was late, i hope you like it, and please read my ‘desperate need of help’ post and help me.

“Is he awake yet?” You ask once you step foot in the boardinghouse.

“No, he’s upstairs in one of the guestrooms.” Damon told you, holding a glass of bourbon.

“What the hell happened? Elena didn’t tell me anything.” You asked the dark haired vampire.

“All I know is that some vampire dude threatened him about you and Ric lost it and went to murder the vampire only to fiend him with other vampires, if it wasn’t for the ring he would’ve been dead, will dead dead.” Damon explained. You felt hurt that Ric got himself killed because of you. Tears gathered in your eyes at the thought of losing Ric, and it being your fault. “No, no, no, no I did not mean it like that (y/n) in no way in hell that is your fault those vampires are stupid to threaten him, especially with you. Ric loves you he’ll do anything for you.”

“Where is he?” You shakily asked, your voice wavering.

“Come on I’ll show you.” Damon lead you to the second floor and the third door on the left. You were about to get in when Damon held your hand. “He’s in  bad shape, you got to hold yourself together, for him at least.”

“Okay, thank you Damon.” You were really grateful for Damon, and even though sometimes he puts Ric in danger you  know he cares for him.

“Hey I’m  the friendly vampire.” You chuckled and slipped into the room.

You could see Alaric’s sleeping body. As you stepped closer you could see him clearer. His clothes were torn, he had dried blood on his face, nick, hands and basically everywhere.

“Oh, Ric what have they done to you?” You whispered to yourself. You sat on the bed beside him. You moved his hair out of his face, and sighed. He looked bad.

You stood up and walked to the ensuite, took a cloth from the cupboard, You wet it and move back to sit next to Ric, you gently press the cloth to his face and start to clean his face. You made a few trips to and fro the bathroom, to clean the cloth and wet it.

When you finished with his face nick and hair, you started to un-button his shirt to remove the rest of the blood. You sighed looking at how much blood he  was covered in. You cleaned his chest, stomach and arms, and sat down beside him again.

This time comping his hair with your fingers, you were leaning over him when his breath suddenly picked up and his hand shout up and he quickly flipped you around so he was holding you down.

You let out a scream from the shock, and clawed at his hand. He was in a daze he obviously had no idea what was going on. But one second he was on top of you and the other he was on the ground a few feet from the bed with Damon by your side.

“What the hell man?” Damon yelled at his friend. “One minute you DIE for her and the next you try to kill her.”

Damon turned to you and held you chin to inspect your nick.

“It’s going to leave a ark but nothing serious.” Damon told you softly.

“Thanks.” You whispered to Damon, before looking at Ric. “Can you give us a minute?”

“Are you sure?” Damon asked you concerned.

“Yeah, I’m sure.” Damon left with that but you knew he was keeping an ear out for anything.

“(Y/N) I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean-” You interrupt him by throwing yourself into his arms.

“Don’t scare me like that again.” You told him holding him tight, your body pressed into his. Ric hesitated before wrapping his hands around your waist.

“I’m sorry, but i couldn’t help myself.” He told you, you pulled back just enough to look him in the eye, you moved your hand to hold his face.

“Don’t ever do anything like that again, I don’t want you getting killed because of me.” You told him, and your voice broke as you spoke. “I can’t lose you, Ric I’d die without you.”

“I’m sorry but I can never just stand aside and watch supernatural threaten your life and do nothing.” He said his eyes full of pain of the thought of losing you. “I love you so much (y/n).”

“I love you too Ric.” You suddenly became aware of the closeness of you and Ric, you leaned up (you stood on your toes to reach him, he is so freaking tall) just a bit for Ric to noticed, and he closed the distance between the two of you. Your lips collided and moved together for a soft emotion filled kiss, you slowly moved your hands to his naked chest.

Before things can move a little farther you pulled back breaking the kiss.

“I think we should get you home.” You told him breathless.

“I think we should.”

“You need a shirt first.” You reminded I’m of the missing shirt.

“Here take this.” Damon came in and handed Alaric a shirt. “It’s Stefan’s.”

“Thanks.” Alaric took the shirt and button it up. You three left the room and went down stairs.

“Thank you for taking care of him.” You told Damon by the door and gave him a hug before you and Alaric left. You got in your car and drove to his house. Ric held your right hand in his almost the whole ride.

“Home sweet home.” Ric said once you stepped inside the house. You walked to the kitchen.

“Want something to drink?” You called out.

“Any kind of alcohol.” You chuckled and got a glass of bourbon and two glasses.  

You walked to the bed room aria to find Alaric shirtless running through his shirts to find a new one. You sat the glasses down and walked up to him. You lightly ran your hand up and his back and to his shoulder. You felt him stop moving under your touch.  

“(Y/n).” Ric breathed out.

“Yeah?”

“You’re going to be the death of me.” You laughed at the irony.

“I already am.” You said and kissed between his shoulder blades, then up his nick. When Ric had enough of your teasing he turned around a kissed you. This kiss was rough full of hunger and need for each other.

“Ric!” You moan. Ric kissed down to tour nick and started to suck and nip, your moans only grew louder and louder. And one thing lead to another and let’s just say you expressed your love to each other all day long.

Imagine meeting the Originals-Part 8

Hi, hello, bonjour :)

Part 8

Please, not that I am French so there might be some mistakes here and there.

Let me know what you think, enjoy :)

(Taking place in 2x18)


Originally posted by stevechoosesbucky

Klaus is in town and has Katherine.

Katherine woke up in Alaric’s apartment and Klaus woke up in Alaric’s body. Klaus made her tell him everything she knew so nobody would notice Alaric wasn’t Alaric anymore.

“Okay, pop quiz, the dagger and white ash are in the Salvatore’s possession, correct?” Klaus asks while getting dressed.

“The dagger was used to kill Elijah. You’ll find him in the basement of the house”

“Okay, that dagger needs to stay exactly where it is. The last thing I need to do is resurrect Elijah. That guy is a buzz kill.” He sighs"Anything else I need to know?“

"Uh, Damon mentioned a human that he thought had something to do with Elijah…”

“What human?”

“I don’t know… I never met her… I don’t even know here name, I’m not sure Damon does either…”

“Elijah is not the type to get attached to humans… Tell me something I need to know…”

“Don’t forget you’re in the outs with your girlfriend Jenna.”

“Right, Elena’s aunt. For, uh, all the lies about Isobel.”

//

Bonnie took you to the Salvatore’s house, who was about to become Elena’s. You didn’t know why she needed you there, Elena was just signing papers. Besides you felt weird knowing Elijah’s dead body was just a floor below you. Once it was done she had to invite Stefan and Damon back in. When he saw you, he made a weird face.“And who are you? And what’s your deal with Elijah?”

You frown. “Excuse me?”

“I saw you two share a look at the Grill. What’s up with that?”

You’re speechless. Bonnie comes at your rescue.“Nothing is up, Damon. Y/N was taken with Elena, that’s how she met Elijah”

Damon looked at you like he didn’t believe her. He shrugged and moved pass you without another word. Elena argues she has to go to school with Stefan and Damon. They’re afraid Klaus would try something so Stefan decides to go with you.
During lunch at school, Elena talks about how Alaric was acting weird in class. She sits down next to Bonnie when Jeremy steps out of the lunch room.“What’s going on?” She asks

“Jeremy didn’t like the idea of dressing up for tonight” you answer for Bonnie and you all laugh.“Where’s Caroline?” You ask

But the girls, who were about to answer, were interrupted by some girl you didn’t know.

“Hey, Elena, there you are. Okay. This is gonna sound freaky but this totally hot guy just asked me to ask you if you’re going to the dance tonight.

"Elena looks at Bonnie, surprised.

"Tell him she has a boyfriend” the witch answers for her friend.

“You could at least meet him. He’ll be at the dance tonight. Look for him. His name is Klaus.”

All three of you stop smiling and fear takes over you.

“I’m sorry; what did you just say?” Elena asks the girl to repeat.

“His name’s Klaus? I know the name is stupid but I swear he’s hot!”

“Where is he? He is here?” Bonnie asks

The girl looks around “I don’t know”

“She’s been compelled” Bonnie figures out.

“But he wants to know if you’ll save him the last dance. How cute is that?”


After school you rush to the Salvatore’s house. You didn’t want to come along but Bonnie insisted. Elena tells Stefan and Damon what happened at school. “So we go to the dance and find him” Damon says.

“Really?” Says Stefan, skeptical. “How are we gonna do that? We don’t even know what he looks like”

“Something tells me is not gonna be 16 and pimply.”

“He could be anywhere at any time. He compelled somebody at school.”

Damon sighs then his eyes laid on you. “What are you doing here?” He asks, bothered.

You open your mouth to reply but Bonnie speaks for you. “She was with us when it happened, I asked her to come”

You hear someone knock at the front door and you see Alaric coming in. “Sorry I’m late”

“Hey I need you to put me down as a chaperone at the dance tonight” is the first thing Damon says to him.

Rude.

“Klaus made his first move" 

Alaric doesn’t say anything.

"Okay, we find him and then what? Hmm? What’s our plan of attack?”

“Me” Bonnie says and you look up at her, confused. “I’m the plan. He has no idea how much power I can channel. If you can find him, I can kill him”

You’re taken aback by her statement. She was talking about killing somebody like it was nothing. Sure, Klaus was “the enemy” and the bad guy but… You were still confused about the whole situation. You started to miss your old life when you were alone and the only assassin you knew was cancer.

Alaric laughs “That’s not gonna be that easy I mean, he’s the biggest, baddest vampire around.

"Alaric has a point” Damon says “What if he…” He doesn’t finish his sentence and run towards Bonnie with his vampire speed. Suddenly he’s at the other side of the room.

“Well I was impressed.” Says Stefan followed by you “Yeah! That was badass” you say and Bonnie laughs with you. 

“It doesn’t matter if he’s an Original. I can take down anyone who comes at me. I can kill him, Elena. I know I can.”

You take a deep breath. While they were talking about what to do about tonight you went towards Alaric. “Hey, did you read any of the research I left for you the other day?” He looks down at you like like its the first time he sees you.

“Well?” You wait for an answer

“The research?” He asks

“Yeah, you know, the one we talked about after we met with Elijah on the Fell’s property?”

He frowns when you mention the dead vampire’s name.

“Hey, uh…you know what… Uh…”

“Y/N…"you remind him your name.

"Right, Y/N, I didn’t get the chance to read it but I will."You look at him, something was off with him. 

"Are you okay?”

“Yes I’m fine” he says, sharp

You step back a little, surprised by his tone.

“Hey, by the way, how did you know… Elijah?”

You raise your eyebrows. “You know, I got kidnapped, he brought me home?” You remind him. “You sure you okay?" 

"He brought you home, right… What did you talk about on your way home?”

You frown. Something was really weird.“Professor Saltzman, every historical subject that I had discussed with Elijah is in the research that I left you the other day, you asked me for it”

He says nothing for a few seconds. Than he says “right, of course, I just wanted to hear it from you… Your relationship with Elijah.”

“My… Relationship?” You shake your head, confused. “I don’t have any… You told me to stay away and I did… Did Bonnie… Say anything?”

“Anything about…?”

“Bonnie has this crazy idea that Elijah likes me!” You sigh. “Which is ridiculous, I only talked to him, like, twice, I have no relationship with him what so ever”

He stays silence for a while, looking right at you.

“Okay.” He says before walking his way to the others. You watch him walk away from you, you had a weird feeling.

Bonnie was still trying to convince to go to the dance.

“Look, the fact that Klaus will be there doesn’t encourage me to dress up and go, it’s just convincing me that it will be no fun at all!”

“Please, we might need you! Besides, it could be fun!”

“Dances are not fun” you tell her for the thousand times. “Besides I’m not particularly eager to get killed by a psychotic Original vampire” She sighs. 

“I’ll be more reassured if you were there…”

You chuckle “Why? Because I’m a powerful witch of some kind?”

“No” she laughs. “The more we are the stronger!”

B.S

You sigh.“Please!” She beggs you again.

“Fine!” You say. You were gonna regret it, you knew it.

“Awesome! I’ll see you there”

“Hey, wow, no! I have nothing to wear!”

“I can help with that” Elena says from behind you.

You arrived at the dance with Elena and Stefan. You were just getting in when Dana got up on stage and said “We have a special shout out tonight. This is for Elena. From Klaus.”

Zero. That was zero second of fun before the nightmare began.

“That was a lame cheap shot. He’s trying to bate us.” Damon says

“I know everyone here” Elena tells him.

“Maybe he’s not here. He just wants us to believe that he is” Stefan says

Sure, that made perfect sense…

“It’s a party people. Blend. Let him come to us”

Bonnie looks up at him and say “Good idea” But Jeremy disagrees, he doesn’t want to to dance. 

Damon walks to Alaric and Elena forces Stefan to go dancing. You were standing there alone, as you knew you would be.

Bonnie, you liar…

You see Alaric standing alone, he looked upset.You made your way to him. “Not a fan of dances either?” You ask him

He looks at you and you think you see a moment of recognition on his face, like he had forgotten who you were. He sees your frown and quickly say 

“What are you doing here if you don’t like dances?”

“Bonnie begged me to come…” You say, looking around, seeing Stefan dancing with Caroline. Once you turn again you can’t find Alaric. He was behaving really weird today.

Bonnie joined you. “Where’s Jeremy?”

“Had to step out”

Elena came towards you, looking angry. “Can I talk to you?” She asks Bonnie, taking her away, leaving you alone again.Now the only familiar face you could see was Caroline’s. You step outside trying to find Bonnie. You couldn’t see her anywhere and you were getting cold so you decided to go back inside. There you met Damon. You call his name.

“Hey, you, what’s your name?”

“Y/N” you sigh

“Yeah, I don’t really care, have you seen Elena?”

“No, I’m looking for her too”

“Come with me” he says and you follow him.You finally find Bonnie and Elena, they looked scared and they were out of breath.

“What’s happened?” Damon asks

“Klaus is in Alaric’s body!” Elena says

“What?” Is all you can manage to say.

“He’s possessing it or something.” Bonnie explains

“Go find Stefan, now!” Damon orders Elena.“You, go with her” he tells you.You look at Bonnie who nods and you run behind Elena.You enter the dance again. “Do you see him anywhere?” She asks you.

“No"Then you see Caroline who asks you what’s going on. She doesn’t know where Stefan is so you quickly move on.

You finally find Stefan, actually, Stefan finds you and you follow him to get to Bonnie and Damon.

"There you are” Damon says.

“Damon, where’s Bonnie?" Elena asks.

Now you’re getting suspicious."She’s doing what she has to do”

“What?” Both you and Elena say on the same time.

“Where is she Damon?"The brothers argue until finally you decide to go look for her yourself. Elena follows you and Stefan follows her.You finally find her. The room she was in was a total mess and everything was exploding inside.You tried to break open the door, to stop her. 

"What’s going on?” You yell 

“If she keeps doing this, she’ll die!” Elena tells you.

“Bonnie” you scream her name.

Finally everything stopped. The doors opened and Elena and you threw yourselves at Bonnie’s body. She wasn’t moving, she wasn’t breathing. Elena kept yelling Bonnie’s name but the witch didn’t move. 

“Bonnie” you whisper, tears falling down you cheeks.You couldn’t hear anything anymore. All you could think about was the first friend, the only friend you had, was dead. And you were feeling things. Things you swore to yourself you would never feel again. Pain, grief, anger. You shut your eyes and wipe up the tears. You take a deep breath and leave the room. You hear Elena call after you but you don’t answer, you don’t even turn around. You get in your car and drive back home. You go straight under the shower and you stayed there for about an hour. When you get out you fall on your bed and fall asleep, feeling absolutely empty. 

alaric had been doing this for a few weeks without micah noticing. intentionally so because he didn’t want anyone to make a fuss about it before alaric was ready for such a reaction. thankfully the man’s friend — or perhaps it was lover? — had kept his secret but with what seemed as great hesitation. alaric understood his frame of mind, after all this was a child he’d helped bring up — leaving her with a stranger was quite a risk, more so when that stranger was a renowned monster to the few people left in this world. nevertheless alaric was grateful the man entrusted him with the little girl & alaric always made certain to bring his daughter back to the man by the end of their time together. however unfortunately, this last time alaric had lost time while with the young child & had fallen asleep with her on his chest in a chair on his back porch after they’d eaten lunch. alaric didn’t sleep much as it was, less now that micah was back & his emotions were attempting to peek through. nightmares had returned for the first time since his ‘transformation’ & alaric was having a difficult time sorting through the trauma that surfaced. the guilt that gnawed at him. he was no longer the stoic monster but a monster with ties he’d prided himself on not having. so it had been quite a surprise he slumbered with the child peacefully. nightmares completely voided. 

ALARIC STARTER  //  @DROPPINGPETALS.

Birthday Shower- Steroline Drabble

Prompt by Anon: fluff & smut: Caroline tries to sneak in Stefan’s shower but fails miserably because Stefan is taking a very cold shower
A/N:  Fluff and smut as requested!  Hope you all like it :)

*bzzzz, bzzzz, bzzzz*

Caroline’s alarm went off at 6am.  Lying peacefully under Stefans’ arm, the blonde moved slowly and reached over to make the clock silent, trying her hardest not to wake him up.  She carefully removed his arm from her waist and got out of bed.  Everything was exactly how it should be.  Long stares, dates, love-filled nights…  Everything was perfect.  

“Mmm, where are you going?”  Stefan asked as he took her hand and pulled her back onto the bed.

“I have to get up.”

“It’s too early.  Stay.”  He pleaded, twirling her hair with his fingers.  “Please?” He asked quietly, burying his face in her neck as he kissed her neck.

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Fic: (Don't) say anything (The Vampire Diaries; Stefan/Caroline)

Fandom: The Vampire Diaries

Rating: PG-13

Pairing: Caroline Forbes/Stefan Salvatore

Summary: She makes a liar out of him when he walks away.

Author’s Note: Ahhhh season 6 is giving me all the angsty feels and I love it! This starts off from 6x03 and then just went where my Steroline muse took me. Hope you enjoy it.

 

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She’s made a liar out of him.

Just another to add to his multitude of sins. In the grand scheme of things its not the worst of his vices.

Blood thirsty serial killer may just outrank them all.

But in that moment, he swears he’s never hated himself more.

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 *Requested* Imagine confronting the TVD gang after they neutralized Klaus with Bonnie’s spell.

(This is part 2 to Imagine being klaus girlfriend and he saves you when Alaric kidnaps you and ElenaI left out the part where Klaus kidnaps Elena and draining her for her blood, as it just didn´t fit that well into the changed storyline. I changed some lines and other details as well. As I said in part 1, all right´s for the used lines go to the writers of The Vampire Diaries. Also, I will write another part for this, with the further happenings. Anyway, i hope you enjoy this one and feedback is as always appreciated. Now, happy reading my lovelies!)

Warnings: Not TVD gang friendly

Word count: 1.110

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It has been a couple of hours since you got home after Klaus saved you from Alaric. You pace up and down in your room still waiting on Klaus to finally appear. You pace up once more, before deciding to visit him at home, despite his order to stay at home.

You vamp speed to the Mikaelson mansion in no time, eavesdropping while you walk to the front door. You hear Klaus talking to someone you rather avoid: Tyler Lockwood. He hates you because you are involved with his sworn enemy and he´s very rude to you because of it. You walk in further while listening in on the conversation.

Klaus: “How did you break the sire bond?”

Tyler: “By breaking every bone in my body a hundred times, for the girl I love.”

Klaus: “That’s impossible.”

Tyler: “Is it? Or maybe real love is stronger than fake loyalty. But what would you know about that?”

You reach the room, seeing Tyler glaring at Klaus.

Y/N: “I think you forgot about me Tyler.I´m deeply wounded. Besides, he knows more about real love than you ever will.”

You flash him a fake smile before walking to Klaus side, leaning on the couch behind you.

Klaus: “Y/N love, what are you doing here? I told you it´s safer at home.”

Y/N: “You know I don´t take orders really well. So, what´s that I hear about him breaking the sire bond?”

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Stefan and Caroline || tomorrow

I’ve been thinking ‘bout tomorrow
Instead of drowning in the past

a/n: all I keep seeing is how “caroline left her family for stefan” and my impression was so the opposite. here’s a little look into what I think a little of next season will look like. 

Stefan rolled his neck from side to side and then front to back. His eyes were sore from the computer screen. His fingers were numb from vigorously typing. The only person alive that knew what was in that vault was Enzo and now, he was gone too. 

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I'm Gonna Cover Myself in the Ashes of You [Callie&Alar]

After getting back to Clearwell, Calliope couldn’t wait for Anna to get settled so she could spend some time - alone - with Alar. Of course, the moment Alar left, Anna was all over her about their earlier kiss.

“You’re going to talk about this thing you’re in, right?” Anna had said to her.

“There’s nothing to talk about,” Calliope muttered.

“So, is he your boyfriend, then?”

Calliope hesitated. “No. I don’t know.”

“See? You need to talk about what you are.”

“Why does everything have to have a label?” Calliope said stubbornly. “Why can’t you just let us be what we are?”

“Because you’re nothing. You guys are avoiding things that need to be talked about. You need to stop running and hiding and face your feelings, Callie.”

Calliope rolled her eyes, but she knew that Anna wasn’t… totally wrong.

Once Anna settled in, (and after she shoved a condom in Calliope’s bag, because, Anna…) Calliope quickly fed the animals and made her way into town. But not without making a quick stop on her way. She needed to bring Alar something to thank him for what he did for her. And since he seemed set on her not drinking, booze was out of the question.

Calliope pulled up in front of Alar’s and looked at the little cactus on the seat beside her. It had a couple of little pretty flowers around the top, and Calliope made sure to (carefully) tie a little bow around the pot. On the tag, she wrote the name Fifi.

“Fef’s gonna love you,” she said with a grin. “He’s a real stand-up guy.” She cocked her head to the side, as if Fifi were talking to her. “What? No. That was one time. And I don’t think he was really looking at my ass. Trust me, he’s cool.”

Calliope laughed to herself and rolled her eyes. It was official; she was going crazy.

She picked up Fifi, carried her out of the car, and put her down carefully at Alar’s front door. She knocked quickly and stepped around the corner so he would only see the little cactus she bought for him.