Even if you could do all those things, but how could you be someone who could do that? The world would know that you were the one that betrayed every last one of our partners. Betray the memory of Charles Vane.
Charles Vane is dead. I’d do it for us. It’s how it started. It’s how it’s going to end.
Imagine person A of your otp meeting person B over the Internet and they become best friends and eventually Skype and heCK THEY LIVE KINDA CLOSE TO EACH OTHER??? So A just shows up at B’s house one day.
Did I mention they kinda also fell in love somewhere along the way so when B opens the door they just tackle A in a hug and smooch them before realizing they’re now lying on the floor
dine and dash (stefan salvatore ft klaus mikaelson, part ii)
Plot: You and Stefan dated for a while in high school, but like most
high school relationships, college got in the way. You wanted to move
away and Stefan couldn’t find the strength to let go of his life and
home in Mystic Falls. So you two decided to break up. You left to college in Boston and Stefan stayed in
Mystic Falls. Now, almost six years later, you’re both invited to Bonnie
and Kol’s wedding. It’s the first time you two are seeing each other
since the break up. That’s not the case with some of your other friends, however.
Pairing: Stefan x Reader, Klaus x Reader, Matt x Rebekah, Kol x Bonnie, Damon x Elena, Caroline x Enzo, Elijah x Hayley (not mentioned in this chapter)
A/N: HI!!!! okay so just a heads-up that the italics are a flashback and purely smut. I thought I wanted the reader to end up with Stefan in this, but idk anymore. I will say, however, that you will see smut from both Nik and Stefan in this fic. Some flashbacks and some current. please let me know what you think!! (gifs aren’t mine!!)
As soon as Stefan walks away, you shake your head and pour yourself a glass of bourbon. You swirl the glass around, staring at it until you hear Elena and Caroline’s voices. You turn to face them, raising a glass as Caroline places her hands on her hips.
“Y/N! The clipboard,” she huffs, walking over to you with said clipboard in hand. “I’ve made hotel arrangements, I just need you to pick who you’ll be sharing a room with.”
“Let me guess, you’ve made me a list of all possible roommates, huh?” You grab the clipboard and Caroline nods, smiling.
“Ah, good,” you hear a deep British voice and look up to see Enzo walking over to you two. “Now that you’re here, Y/N, my girlfriend and I can spend sometime alone.”
“Hey to you too, ass,” you narrow your eyes at him as he smiles and wraps his arms tightly around you.
“You know I’m happy you’re here. And not just because Caroline can take a break now,” he pulls away and winks at you, intertwining his fingers with Care’s.
“Yeah, yeah. You two deserve some alone time. Caroline, go. I’ll figure things out here, I promise. Besides, I’m sure you’ve sent me at least a dozen emails containing proper instructions.” To prove your point and insure that Caroline doesn’t protest, you pull out your phone and show Caroline all 15 emails that you’d received in regards to the wedding.
“Thank you, Y/N,” Caroline sighs, shaking her head and smiling at you and Enzo. “I know you just got here, and I’m sorry. Thank you for doing this. I owe you!”
“Just remind me not to hire you as my wedding planner if the time ever rolls around,” you chuckle and push Caroline and Enzo away from the bar.
“I will be your wedding planner and you will get married and–oof okay fine we’re leaving!” She pulled Enzo into a bedroom and you smile, looking at the clipboard.
“Y/N!” Of course before you can get any work done, you’re already smothered in a hug by the one and only Damon Salvatore.
“Damon!” You try to move your arms so he could hug you, but he’s got a bone-crushing grip on you. “Please I am human do not break me.”
“Oh, crap! Sorry!” He quickly lets you go and you take a deep breath, pressing your hands against your ribs. “I’m just excited to see you! Are you okay?”
“Yeah, yeah. I’m okay, don’t worry,” you groan and stretch, cracking your neck as Damon gives you a wierd look. “Stop that, my neck was in a wierd position for like three hours! Airplane seats aren’t as comfy as you think.”
“How’s Massachusetts treating you?” You two start walking back to the bar and Damon wraps an arm around your shoulder.
“Undergrad was fun, more than one would think. Law School wasn’t bad either, to be honest. I finished the program a few months ago. How’ve things been here?” You grab your bourbon as Damon reaches around the bar to pour himself a glass.
“It’s been wierd. I’ve been alive for over a century, but I finally feel at home here and now,” he looks towards the living room and you follow his gaze: all your friends laughing and teasing one another while planning on of your weddings.
“I’ve missed this,” you whisper, eyes resting on Stefan’s figure for a second longer than necessary all the while hoping that Damon wouldn’t notice.
“What was that?” Damon, of course noticed.
“That was nostalgia, Damon. Hopefully the last of it,” you down your bourbon and look at the clipboard in your hand. “I’ve got a wedding to plan, so please–”
“Y/N!!!” You hear a pair of voices call out your name, music to your ears.
“Matt, Beks!!!!” You hold your arms out for your favorite couple, missing them more than you’d care to admit.
“We’ve missed you so much,” Matt, of course, wraps his arms around you first, squeezing you and kissing your head.
“We really have, things haven’t been the same,” Rebekah places her head against your chest as you wrap your arms around her shoulders.
“Aw I’ve missed you too, babies,” you kiss Rebekah’s head and Matt smiles at the two of you.
“My two favorite ladies! I’m so–”
“Excuse me, Donovan?” A very threatening whispers comes from behind Matt and you recognize the voice as the bride’s.
“Not including you, of course, Bon! Come on!” Matt stuttered as he tried to clear himself out of the hole he’d just dug. Meanwhile, Rebekah lets you go and you meet Bonnie’s eyes.
“Come on, he hasn’t seen me in years. I think it’s okay if he likes me a little more,” you laugh as Bonnie glares at you. “COME HERE!”
You and Bonnie quickly wrap your arms around one another, squeezing each other and whispering thank and ‘i love you’s.
“I can’t believe you’re getting married!” You squeal as Bonnie laughs, holding her hand out to show you the ring.
“Yeah, well, Kol is very–”
“Sexy? Handsome? Good at making love?” Kol steps in next to Bonnie, a cocky smirk on his face.
“I was actually gonna go with persistent, but sure baby,” Bonnie boops his nose. “Whatever makes you happy.”
You laugh and Kol hugs you from the side, pouting at Bonnie as she shakes her head, smiling.
“Bonnie’s being mean to me,” he sticks his tongue out at her and you shake your head.
“Are you sure it’s a good idea for you to get married to him, Bonnie? Child marriages are a terrible idea,” you whisper loudly, hand covering the side of your face that Kol could see. Everyone erupts in laughter and Kol groans.
“I forgot you two were best friends! You’re supposed to be on my side,” Kol gently nudges your shoulder and you smile up at him.
“I’ll always be on your side, loser. I’m glad you two are getting married!” You squeal and give him a tight hug, pulling away to smile at him and Bonnie. “So happy for you two!”
“We’re so glad you’re here,” Kol smiles at you and walks over to Bonnie, wrapping an arm around her waist and kissing her temple.
“I’m happy to be here. Now, you two have a cake testing in half an hour and I have to look over hotel arrangements and say hi to all the other losers,” you rub Bonnie’s shoulder as she smiles up at Kol. “Also, there’s no way you two lovebirds are going there alone. We’re on a tight schedule.”
“Y/N, we’ll be fine! We’re not teenagers, come on!”
“Sure you’re not, Kol. Tell your hormones that,” you brush him off and look around for a responsible adult. “Elijah! Stefan! Stefan’s girlfriend! Gather round.”
All three of them walk over to you with tired expressions, not that you care exactly.
“Alright, Bonnie and Kol have to go taste testing, but I don’t trust them alone simply because we’ve got a tight schedule that we have to follow if we want me to live. That being said, I need you three,” you point at Elijah, Stefan, and Stefan’s girlfriend individually. “I need you three to chaperone. Got it?”
“Um, sure. Who are you?” Stefan’s girlfriend speaks up and you turn to look at her.
“Your worst nightmare if anything goes wrong today. Your regular nightmare if you don’t fuck things up. Call me Y/N,” you give her a sweet smile as Damon, Matt, and Rebekah try not to laugh. “Now off you go, everyone!”
You shoo them away, Stefan’s face hardened after your interaction with his girlfriend.
“God, I’m so fucking glad you’re back,” Damon laughs as Matt and Rebekah agree .
“Matt, Beks, I need you to pick up Hayley and Hope, Marcel, Cami, Freya, and Davina from the airport.They should all arrive within 15/20 minutes of one another. The first one lands in half an hour, so get going!” You hand them a sheet with all arrival times, terminal and gate numbers, and hotel arrangements if needed.
“Perfect. See you guys!” Bekah and Matt grab everything and head out.
“So, anything for me to do?” Damon asks and you look at the crowd, only to find Kai and Alaric arguing rather animatedly about party treats while Elena tried to stop them.
“Yeah, you keep an eye on them. Make sure the idea for the party treats is figured out by tonight. We need decorations ready tonight, too. The color theme is yellow and egghsell white with hints of light green so please get me something by tonight,” you give Damon a look and he nods, finishing up his bourbon.
“One daddy coming right up,” he smirks and walks over to the group as you groan.
You place the clipboard on the bar and eye it, taking a look at everything that needed to be done tonight. Then taking a look at everyone’s hotel arrangements, the times, the baggage. You pour yourself another drink, hoping the jetlag doesn’t catch up with you.
“Need some help, love?” Klaus asks, sitting on the stool next to yours.
“I just need to relax, but I know that I can’t with this wedding coming up,” you swirl your cup and look over to Klaus.
“I can definitely help with that,” he whispers, letting his eyes rest on your lips, and you shake your head, trying not to think of that night.
“Klaus, come on,” you chuckle and look back at the clipboard, hoping he leaves it alone.
“I’m just trying to help, love,” he whispers, his fingers tilting your head to face him.
“Help me some other time,” you bring your lips closer to his and press them against the side of his mouth. He still for a moment as you turn back to the clipboard, trying your hardest not to think of that one night in particular with Klaus.
You’d spent plenty nights with him before. He was one of the few people from back home that you’d actively try to see, the only one who could take your mind off things. This time was different though, this time, he reached out to you. He wanted to see you, wanted you to help him forget. He said he’d surprise you one of these days.
Normally with you two, everything happened fast. A rush of teeth against flesh, nails raking down one another’s sides and back, a primal need to have the other succumb to your will.
That time in particular, Klaus tied you up. You two had never done this before, but you always wanted to try it with him.
“Does my baby girl have some rope?” Klaus cupped your face, gently tilting your head up.
“Y-yes, she does, sir,” you whispered and turned away, grabbing some rope from your closet.
“Good girl,” he whispered, brushing his nose against yours. “Now Sir needs you to strip yourself of everything but your panties and spread out on the bed, okay?”
“Yes, sir,” you turned away, blushing wildly as you obliged. You spread yourself out on the bed and his eyes ravaged you before the rest of him could. You shifted under his gaze, more aroused and more insecure by the second.
“Nuh-uh, love,” he tsked, shaking his head at you as he walked closer and removed his tie. “Sir loves looking at you. He loves seeing a slight tremor pass through you every time I rake my eyes up and down your beautiful body. He loves seeing your nipples perk up the longer they’re left unattended. He loves that beautiful pussy of yours, god that is breathtaking.”
You whimpered as Klaus stopped at the edge of the bed, lowering himself so that his nose was barely brushing against your clothed slit. You begin to move and before you can do so, Klaus raised his eyebrows at you and you stop immediately.
“If baby girl wants my mouth on her, she has to play by Sir’s rules. Okay?” He whispered, gently placing a finger against your panty-covered opening.
“Oh, y-yes si-sir,” you groaned softly and bit your lip as Klaus teased you.
“There’s my good girl,” he whispered, his tone huskier now as his eyes flash golden. “Sir is going to tie up your wrists, okay? The safeword will be watermelon.”
“Yes, sir,” you nodded, eager to have Klaus’s hands all over you. You’d thought about this for a while now.
“Hold your wrists out for Sir,” Klaus climbed on top of the bed and straddled your waist while you lifted your arms to him. He smiled and wrapped the rope around your wrists, eyes growing hungrier by the second. His eyes trailed up and down your body, clearly loving how you looked tied up. The longer he went without touching you, the more impatient you became.
“Are you going to touch me or are you just going to keep staring at me, huh?” Before you could think, the words spilled out of your mouth and you could feel the air around you still. You could feel the change in Klaus’s demeanor. He was never going to touch you now.
“What is one thing that Sir asks of you, the only thing that I ask of you?” He growled out, removing himself from on top of you.
“S-sir asks me to be patient and not speak until spoken to,” you whimpered and looked down, ashamed that you’d broken his one rule.
“And yet you do the exact opposite,” he glared at you, sitting at the edge of your bed and pulling you up towards him. “How many times do you think Sir should spank you for disobeying him?”
“F-five?” You whispered, still unable to look at him. You’d never gotten spanked more than five times.
“Wrong answer. I was thinking more along the lines of 10,” he breathed against your lips as you gasped, finally meeting his gaze. “I want you to count each one, okay?”
“Y-yes,” you couldn’t look up at him, you could barely speak without your voice breaking.
Klaus pulled you over his lap, gently rubbing your panty-covered ass.
“Sir really likes these panties,” he pressed his lips against your back before speaking again. “He would’ve loved to rip these off with his mouth.”
You wanted to beg him to touch you, to bite you, but you knew that would only make this situation worse. So you stayed quiet as Klaus continued to press soft kisses along your backside, once on each cheek and then moving lower.
“Sir loves your filthy little pussy, you know that?” His lips brushed against your lower set and you couldn’t help but whimper at even the slightest touch.
“You’ve been a bad girl. Sir won’t eat you out yet,” he nuzzled his cheek against your ass as his fingers made their way up your thighs and to your panties. “His fingers, however, will give you a wild orgasm. You’ll feel each slap even more after I finger-fuck your wet pussy.”
You couldn’t help but to groan at his words and at his hands. His fingers stayed outside your panties but the fabric somehow added friction with each touch. He held your hip with one hand while the other teased you. He pressed one slender finger against where he knew was your eager opening. You moaned loudly and he did it again, this time pushing the finger and the cloth deeper in you.
“Who knew having your panties on made you even more vulnerable?” Klaus growled as he used his thumb to tease your swollen clit. He leaned down to lick a small strip over your panties, from your opening to your clit. That way, the cloth was more flexible. He bent both it and me to his will. His thumb worked tirelessly against my clit as he brought forth another finger and quickly rammed it against my panties, the thickness of his fingers wrapped inside the cloth made me shake.
“Oh, that’s it. You’re getting closer, aren’t you?” He bit your thigh, careful not to sink his teeth into you.
His fingers swiftly removed the cloth and found their places against your pussy. His thumb was pressed against your clit, not moving and not letting you move. Meanwhile, his fingers quickly rammed in and out of you, your walls clenching around them as he grew merciless. You screamed his name, barely yelling out a warning as you came all over his fingers and your panties. He chuckled lowly, wiping his fingers against your panties and pulling them back up against you.
Before you can come down from your high, you feel Klaus’s palm make contact with your ass. Over and over and over. 10 times over to be exact. You knew because you counted. You knew because Klaus apologized and made you cum 10 times after that to prove his guilt. You, of course, didn’t mind the spanking, but you wouldn’t tell him that for a while.
“Hello? Earth to Y/N?” A hand waving in front of your face pulls you out of your rather embarrassing thoughts.
“Yes?” You clear your throat and turn to face Jeremy, completely ignoring Klaus’s rugged smirk to your side.
“First of all, I’m so fucking glad you’re back. These people are all crazy,” he pulls you into a hug and you laugh, realizing how much you’d miss this annoying kid.
“Second of all,” he pulls away and smiles widely at you. “Kai and I don’t know who we’re rooming with. I don’t think anyone else does either.”
“Oh, right. Well,” you clear your throat and grab the clipboard, flipping through the pages until you find one titled hotel arrangements. “It says here that are couples are rooming together; Bonnie and Kol will be staying in separate, larger suites; everyone else will get paired off and one lucky trio will get a larger room but will have to band together.”
Everyone nodded, seeing as it made sense thanks to Caroline.
“Now let’s see. It says here that the Saltzmans are all in one huge room. Elijah, Hayley, and Hope are in one room. Matt and Beks, Davina and Cami, Stefan and Ivy? So that’s her name, hm,” you shrug and continue reading the list to those present. “Damon and Elena. Caroline and Enzo. Tyler and Liv. Freya and Luke. Kai, Marcel, and Jeremy. And that leaves me with Klaus. Any questions?”
You look up to see the others have poured in as well: cake testing is over and Matt and Beks are back from the airport with all the folks.
“Yes,” Kai pipes up, looking rather concerned. “Does that trio room have three beds because I refuse to share one with dirty Jeremy over here.”
“No, Kai. You all have share one King bed. We’re making a porno,” you shake your head and Kai’s eyes grow wide. “I’m kidding Kai. Three separate Queen beds for three sassy queens. Any other questions?”
“Yes, why are you sharing a room with Klaus?” Stefan’s eyes meet yours and you do all you can not to walk over there and punch him.
“I didn’t want to be part of a lucky trio and Klaus is one of my best friends. Now, any questions that concern you?” You roll your eyes at him and Stefan shakes his head.
“Yes,” Ivy pipes up and by now you’re fuming. “Who are you, seriously?”
“I wanted to do that with you,” I sighed, nestling my bottom back against his hips, “for a very long time.”
“Oh, aye?” I could hear the grin in his voice as he kissed my shoulder and nipped kisses down my arm. “How did ye ken I’d be any good at it?”
“Who’s saying you were?”
He heard the obvious teasing in my voice —calling a spade a spade: he’d been pretty bloody fantastic—and he gave it right back to me as he tsked with a mock-wounded, “Och, but she’s a vicious, cruel thing.” He slipped his arm under my head and brought the hand around to hold me close, whispering, grinning, “Cruel, cruel, cruel,” as he nipped his way up my still-flushed neck.
I hummed a happy laugh. “I didn’t know. But…” I turned my head back toward him, and right on cue, he brought his ear down near my mouth, so that hot breath moved against him as I finished, “…I knew I wanted you inside me.”
I felt him shiver at that, and he moved his hips ever-so-slightly against me, tracing a slow, warm hand up and down my hip and abdomen. A devilish grin still in his voice, he murmured, “Have I married a wanton, then?”
“You’re going to have your hands quite full with me in your bed,” I laughed, giving ‘devilish’ right back to him, “whatever rude name you wish you assign to it.”
“It’s wonderful, mo nighean donn,” he said, his voice suddenly soft. “I never dreamed—I—I didna even ken what it could be like.” I melted as he kissed my shoulder, my neck, my jaw. “How….perfectly happy a person could feel.”
I had known—
but to feel it with him…
Itwas a new kind of perfection.
“When I’m inside ye, Sassenach….” My husband pulled me tighter, seeming to fix his entire being on surrounding me, pulling me into him. “….I feel like….God himself.”
The laughter fizzed out of me before I could suppress it, which startled Jamie, but another moment, and the both of us were giggling uncontrollably. I had trouble getting the words out. “Is—that why you—took his name in vain so much??”
“While you’re already laughing at me—” Jamie choked out, the whole of him quaking behind me “—shall I tell ye that I didna ken there—was more than one position for coupling?”
“No!!!!” I gasped, feeling my cheeks would break from delight. “WHICH ONE??”
“The—back way—” he groaned, his voice wobbling as absurdly as his belly against my back, teetering on the edge of hysterics, “—like HORSES—”
“Jamie—” I moaned, coughing, a full two minutes later, “…hhhhhhhhORSES!!!”
“So YOU’RE—” Jamie gasped between veritable sobs of laughter, “—a—w—wanton, and I’m—a daft—LOON—”
More giggles. And hacking and coughing and still more giggles, until we were little more than a quivering puddle of flesh, our muscles absolutely spent from laughter.
I sighed a huge, deep sigh, exhausted from all the love and happiness. He did, too, and we settled back into each other, spooning close, snuggled under his plaid.
“So, what will we do, now, love? Make for Lallybroch?”
“Aye,” he said, “taking a verra indirect route, so as to stay off MacKenzie lands, but we’ll begin heading that way, to be sure.”
“And…we’ll stay there? Indefinitely?”
I hoped the raw eagerness didn’t show too obviously in my voice. I’d never had a real home, before—a place on the earth that was mine in some lasting way; and I’d never truly acknowledged to myself just how much something in my soul yearned for such a thing—a place to settle and grow—to fill with love and good food and memories. From what Jamie had said to me of his home, I knew Lallybroch could be that place; but I didn’t want to get my hopes up if we were going to be uprooted again.
“Well,” he said, shifting at my back and sounding nervous. “I suppose it’s—something we must decide together, aye?”
I smiled, touched. He was acknowledging my choice. That it might always be together.
“’Tis naught but a humble farm estate, ken?” he was saying, his words rushed and clumsy. “If ye—think you’d be happier someplace more–”
“No, I didn’t mean—!” I rolled to face him and let the truth of it show in my eyes. “It’s only that I don’t want to fall in love with a place we might have to leave.”
Happy relief flooded his face. “I dinna ever wish to leave, truthfully. I do think you’ll love it, Sassenach.” A flicker of doubt. “But do ye truly think ye can be happy? It’s no’ an easy life, a farm. We’ve servants and laborers, but there shall still—”
“I know I can, Jamie. I know it.”
And just as I vowed it, just as I savored the happy joy radiating from him, from me, the weight of history came crashing down around my shoulders.
My face must have fallen, for he was turning it up to him. “Mo nighean donn?”
And though it threatened to crush my heart into dust, I told him. About the war to come; the ‘45, and Bonnie Prince Charlie. The doomed cause. The famines. The Clearances. The endless upheavals and hardships that would all but destroy the Scotland he knew in just a few short years. How our life together would almost certainly be shaped—friends and family destroyed, if not ourselves, and that only by the grace of God— by an utterly doomed cause.
He said not a word while I spoke, but I watched his face harden into a mask of control, a sign of just how deeply he, too, felt the fear and dread of the devastation that loomed so close at hand. He had come to lay on his back, staring up at the ceiling of stars as I prophesied doom over the perfect happiness of this night, our life.
“Is there…” he said, long after I’d fallen silent, “…anything we can do against this?” I turned onto my side to face him, though he still stared at the sky. “Mightn’t we—” He ran a hand backward through his hair. “Since we ken what’s to come, might we take steps to change things?” The desperate hope in his eyes… “Prevent some of this tragedy before it can run its course?”
My mind reeled. Intentionally change the future?
“I don’t know how much two people could do, Jamie,” I said, giving him honesty.
He set his jaw and nodded, closing his eyes for a moment as though committing some prayer upward. I brought an arm up and across his chest, half-laying on him as I put a soft hand on his cheek. “But we will do what we can. We’ll take measures to keep Lallybroch safe, at the very least; to keep our family safe. I promise.”
A sigh escaped him, something like relief, and he pulled me close, my cheek on his chest. “Then lead us, wise woman,” he murmured, “and keep us from harm.”
There was no laughter in his voice—only feeling, and genuine supplication. “Perhaps, Claire….Maybe ye were brought back to this time no’ just to save me, but many in these troubles to come.”
God, the weight of those words upon me—the burden of knowledge of what was to come.
“I don’t—It still might not be enough—”
He put a gentle finger to my lips. “I trust ye, mo nighean donn. And whatever must be done, we’ll face it together.”
I kissed him, long, soft, and deep. Together.
A long time later, my parched throat overcame coziness and I stood, at which he made the most adorable little needy sound of protest. “I’m only going to get the canteen, you animal!”
Still, I made a little show of sauntering over to our bags by the adjacent wall, bending luxuriously over, and taking a long swallow with my back to him, nearly spitting out the water to hear his sounds of distress all the while. “You do know how to make a girl feel gratified, Jamie. Positively got it down to an ART!”
“No’ art. Sheer. *animal*. weakness.”
We both laughed, but when I turned back to face him, on his side watching me, his expression was serious, sweet with love. “Ye ken…I loved you, Sassenach, since I held you in my arms, that first day we arrived at Leoch.”
I could only beam with happiness at the memory. God, that fireside…
(…and given the evident solemnity in what he was about to say, I refrained from mentioning the rather vivid association in my mind between that encounter and HORSES.)
“I loved you, then…” he went on, grinning, “—but Christ, when you fell into that river–”
“Pushed,” I couldn’t keep from correcting with a playful grimace.
“Oh aye, when Ned Gowan—may he be sainted for it—pushed ye into the river,” he amended with a flash of a grin before continuing, quiet once more “—and ye let me carry ye… undress ye… hold ye… Christ….” He sat up and stared at me, shaking his head. “Claire, mo chridhe: my entire life just—rearranged around me.”
“I wanted it to be you.” My throat was so tight, it came out in a pitifully flimsy whisper.
“What was that, lass?” he asked eagerly, standing and crossing to me where I stood leaning against the cool stones of the wall.
“When you set me down by the fire, that night, I knew I needed body heat.” I splayed my hands across his broad, smooth chest, tracing the beautiful outline of him. “I was so far gone I couldn’t get the words out, and Murtagh, bless him, he was on the right track, so I just curled up and let things take their course, but—Jamie, I so badly ached for it to be you. I wanted….I kept trying to pluck up the courage to just say it.”
He brushed a curl back from my face. “Say what?”
“‘Jamie! You. Me. Warmth Cuddles! Spit spot!’”
We both laughed, but I felt my belly clutch in memory. “But I was afraid, for so many reasons.”
He pressed me gently back against the wall and kissed me, giving me the gift of not having to speak aloud the main reason for my fear and shame over my feelings that night. “Well, if you were afraid, Sassenach,” he said against my lips, “I was fairly shitting myself.”
Memory, sadness, shame: banished. I chortled rather gracelessly into his mouth. “Oh, yes, that was quite apparent, love.”
He rolled his eyes as he smiled, sheepishly. “Christ, I wanted ye so badly I could scarcely breathe. A green, virgin lad handed a naked goddess and asked to mind her through the cold, dark night??“
“I wasn’t naked, you oaf!!”
“Ye should have told that to my cock. It couldna seem to tell the difference.” We nearly dissolved into another fit of giggles before he groaned ruefully. “Had to say my hail marys to keep from embarrassing myself. WELL, I did embarrass myself, did I not?—to keep from doing something lecherous.” He stepped a pace back from me, shaking his head with a kind of dark awe as he surveyed me from head to toe. “It certainly felt as if it should be a sin….to behold you, so.”
I gave a dramatic look backward at my posterior, then another conspicuously between his legs, raising my eyebrows in pleasant surprise at what I found there. “Makes one wonder whether sin is half so bad, after all.”
THAT fast. Fire burned in his eyes as he closed the distance between us, jerked me off my feet, and pressed me against the wall—NOT gently. I came alive for him, wrapped my legs around him in visceral, lightning-fast permission, and he entered me with a sharp thrust that sent a deep gasp wrenching from my throat. And he was moving deep, deep, deeper inside me as he growled into my ear:
“Then give me my sin again, Sassenach.”
Thank you all SO MUCH for your support of this story!
I’m leaving things open-ended on purpose, just in case there comes a prompt that fits nicely with this AU that compels me to open it back up (just like I did with this renewal!).
But for the time being, I’m perfectly happy to leave the Frasers to ride off into the sunset. Thank you all again :)
[Jihoon:] I also bought you a present, and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it!
[Bonnie:] A present? :o What did you get me?
[Jihoon:] Shh. It’ll be waiting for you when we get home in the evening, sweetheart. :)
Happy birthday to one of my favorite people in the world,@cafewoozi! I’m sorry that I couldn’t include much else in this since I’m super busy, but I didn’t want to let your birthday pass without giving you something “hand made”, heh~. I hope you spend a well-rested day filled with happiness and joy in the company of your most loved ones. Thank you for being a part of my life and thank you for your friendship, one that I cherish with all my heart and soul. Here’s to many more birthdays and don’t forget to invite me as the maid of honor to yours and Jihoon’s wedding, thank you. I love you Bon. :’) x
thought for sure that Japanese whisky was going to take it,” he said, swirling
the amber liquid around in his glass.
Jamie shot a glance at his friend, looking for his opinion.
seemed so, until you waited thirty seconds….then,” John said.
Finish,” they both said together, and laughed.
Grey and Jamie Fraser sat together at an airport bar, ready to go home from the
International Whisky Competition. The
two men had been friends for a couple of years, but were vastly different. One, a good-looking dapper, slender man with
blonde hair and the other, a strikingly handsome, tall red-haired man.
Fraser, this whisky is marvelous,” John said, taking another sip. “I wasn’t
surprised when you won it.”
nodded, “Dougal will be ecstatic. It’s
been decades since Fraser Distillery has had a win.” He raised a glass to his friend, “Here’s to
you, Lord Grey’s Single Malt, for winning second place!” They clinked glasses and drank deeply.
Jamie,” John said, “it’s been good to see you.”
He nudged his friend with his shoulder.
“How’s married life? I’m still
somewhat pissed off you didn’t invite me to the wedding.”
laughed, “There were naught but, what? Fifteen people at my weddin’, John. Dinna be discouraged.”
“Still. Would have loved to meet your wife. Tell me, does she play chess?” John nudged his friend again.
laughed. “No. No she doesna care for it. She’s currently in medical school, so she
doesna do a whole lot of anything but study.”
John said. “Bloom off the rose
already?” He put his hand on top of
Jamie’s. “Want to talk about it?”
looked at his friend and laughed. “Take
yer hand off me, or I will kill ye.”
laughed and picked up his drink. “Come
on, Fraser. I need food to sober up for
this flight.” He motioned to the
bartender for a menu. “King’s pawn to
laughed and drained his glass. “Queen’s
knight to queen bishop three.”
had been staying upstairs. Jamie thought
it best he be close by. Unbeknownst to Claire, Alec would drop her off at
the front door, park the car, and walk up the stairs to her old flat. He stayed in the one bedroom, needing nothing
more than a place to lay his head. He
was sure to be quiet, used the shower only after she’d been dropped at school,
and ate his meals out. He was not in the
way of the kitchen renovation being out tending to his daily duties, and Jamie
agreed that with the stairs out of commission, Claire would never know.
On the plane. See you in the morning. Everything okay?
Quiet Thursday night, lad. See you in the morning. Sàbhailte shiubhlas, mo charaid.
Aye. Mòran taing. Taing airson h-uile rud.
A half an hour later the doorbell rang, and Alec couldn’t believe what he heard from the flat downstairs. He checked the time. Jamie would already be in flight. Dammit. Spoke too soon.
The study session began well enough. He said he was having trouble with Biochemistry, so they started with that. Claire wasn’t sure if he just didn’t understand the intrinsic nature of metabolism, or if he just didn’t care. Either way, it was like talking to a brick wall so she suggested they move on to something else.
He chose Anatomy.
That’s when it got uncomfortable. The first time he brushed her breast, she moved back from the textbook he was showing her, and got up to get her own. The second time was blatant. That’s when Claire got up, and got his coat.
“I’m tired, Robert. As I said, two hours. I’m sorry, but I’ve got to call it a night.” Horrocks slowly closed his book, and gathered up his notes. He moved at a snail’s pace that was getting on Claire’s nerves. She dropped the coat on the kitchen counter and gathered up their refreshment dishes to rinse them. Perhaps if she started to clean up he’d move a little faster.
She jumped in shock, the glasses shattering in the sink when she felt his hands slide over her hips.
Once again, before she realized what she was doing, her palm was stinging from the slap. When she looked at him, his tongue was working over a small cut on the side of his lip. Her wedding ring must have caught him. Good.
“You goddamn, bloody bastard,” she hissed. “Get the fuck out of my house.”
Horrocks pressed the back of his hand to his mouth, then pulled it away to glance at the drop of bright red blood. She was pinned against the counter and he wouldn’t move. He looked her up and down. “Come on, Claire. We both know why you let me in tonight.”
“Wha- what???” Claire sputtered in disbelief. “I’m married!” Was he insane?
He shrugged, and laughed. “So?”
“Leave. Now.” She hardened her voice, even though she was shaking.
He was big. Not as big as Jamie, but big. He was stronger than her, for sure. Her mind whirled frantically. What was behind her she could use? What could she reach for?
The blast of cold air surprised them both. They turned toward the source in unison.
Alec. On the fire escape.
He casually climbed through the window as if it was the most natural thing in the world to enter a flat that way.
“I suggest ye go now. As the lady requested.”
Horrocks studied the interferer for a long minute. He didn’t seem as old as he looked after all. Various scenarios flashed through his mind. He could take him, but Claire was angry, and wired. In the stramash, it would be two against one. She was feisty, and she’d not stand idle if he tried to get rid of the Old Man. Measuring his options, he decided it was best to retreat, and lay more groundwork. The thought of her struggling underneath him made him hard, but there were too many variables right now.
So he stepped back, grabbed his coat and went to gather his books.
Claire picked up his backpack and threw it at him. “Don’t forget this,” she said.
They all froze when the small, ivory handled brush flew out of the bag and rolled across the floor.
Claire gasped. Uncle Lamb’s shaving brush. The brush I gave Jamie as a wedding gift. She looked at Alec with such shock that it galvanized him into action. He moved like lightening for an older man. In one smooth motion he grabbed Horrocks by the hair, knocked his feet out from under him again, and dragged him to the door.
Startled, Horrocks’ feet scrabbled against the hardwood floor as he tried to stand, yet wrestle the grip from his head.
Horrocks’ head hit the door frame as Alec flipped the handle, kicked it wider, and threw the younger man out. While Horrocks stumbled to his feet, Alec was through the door and all Claire saw as it bounced on its hinge and began to swing closed was Alec’s mighty shove and Robert going head first down the stairs.
Alec stomped back in, grabbed the textbooks and papers and sent them the way of the body. He grabbed the backpack, searched its contents for more, and threw it, too.
Entering the flat, he pushed the door closed, hard, with two hands, dead bolted it, affixed the chain, and turned to look at Claire.
The room was awash in frozen air. Claire was deathly white, and shaking. He could hear her teeth chattering.
“Come on, Lass,” he said gently, moving to close the window. “Let’s have a wee dram, eh?”
When the bastard opened the door, it took him a good three minutes to notice him in the chair. Even though his face remained the same, he flinched just a bit in the act of taking off his jacket before continuing. Jamie took pleasure in noticing a stiffness in the man’s movements. The bruises may have faded from his face and neck, but there were clearly new injuries. Perhaps from a fall down the stairs…
“Making yourself comfortable?” Horrocks sounded much less bothered than he seemed. Jamie could tell it rattled him a bit to find him in his flat. “I was wondering when you’d seek me out.”
“We’ve a lot to talk about.” Jamie said, voice tight.
“Not as fine a place as you have, Fraser. But it’s what I can afford.” Horrocks spread his arms as if he were showing off a palace. “One day, though, I’ll have what you have.” He set his coat down on the chair. “She’s bonny. Claire. They talk about the luck of the Irish, but you!” He wagged a finger at Jamie as if this was just some sort of locker room talk. “You, Jamie Fraser, are the lucky one.”
Jamie stood up, slowly. “Ye come to my house, touch my wife, and think ye dinna have to answer for that?”
“Yeah, mate, well, there’s no way to prove that, now is there? Maybe I was just helping clean up, you know?” Horrocks smirked.
Jamie took a slow, deep breath. His control was slipping. Then the snake spoke again.
“But here’s the thing, Fraser. This university is good and all, but it’s not really working for me. I might be persuaded to study elsewhere, but…” he paused, drawing out the moment. “There would be the matter of money. Expenses. Maybe you’d be willing to help with that.”
Jamie nodded, and released a small smile. Extortion. How surprising.
“You put up some money now, and I swear, you’ll not see my face again.” Horrocks stared at Jamie. Waiting. As much as he’d always regret not sampling Claire, this was fast becoming not worth it.
Stormy, sky blue eyes met frozen, icy ones.
Horrocks could feel the hate emanating from Jamie in waves. Fraser was big. Very big. Need to pick women with smaller husbands next time, he thought. In his distraction he missed Jamie’s expression change. In three strides the Highlander had reached his bookshelf and pulled off an artifact.
The sgian-dubh he’d lifted the last time he was there. Dammit. Meant to sell that by now.
Jamie held the weight of the dirk in his hand. This was his first Christmas gift from Claire. It meant the world to him. It had only ever been handed from her hand to his. No one else had touched it. No one knew that she’d inscribed his initials on the tang.
To find that this… this….scum of the earth had taken it was too much.
Slowly, he drew the small dirk from its scabbard.
He hesitated too long. By the time Jamie turned around, Horrocks was ready.
He swung at Jamie, and managed to connect so that the knife caught him in the throat just above the collarbone as he brought his arms up in a defensive move. The sharp sting made him hiss in his breath, and only managed to enrage Jamie more.
The noise started as a growl low in Jamie’s throat and escalated into an all out battle shriek, as he threw himself at Horrocks and they fell, hard, on the floor.
“Ye know what this is?” Jamie was inches from Horrocks’ face, sgian-dubh pressed deeply into his shoulder. Jamie could see the blood start to bloom across the man’s shirt. “It’s the supraspinatus tendon. Yer rotator cuff. If I cut this yer arm will flop from yer shoulder and ye’ll feel a pain like ye’ve never known.”
Horrocks’ eyes grew wide. Looking at Fraser, he didn’t doubt it for a minute. He tried to struggle but every time he moved the point of the dirk dug in a little further.
“Or maybe ye have known.” Jamie continued. “The pain of never being good enough. Not worthy enough. Never measuring up to any standards, even the lowest ones. You,” he enunciated, as he pressed the dirk deeper, “fucked with the wrong man.”
“Ye tried to take my wife. My Claire. My life’s blood.” Jamie’s voice rose with every word until he was roaring in Horrocks’ face. Spit flew from his mouth as he grew impassioned in his hatred for this man, and the fear he caused in Jamie’s soul. He shook, his anger palpable. Horrocks could feel the tremours coursing through Jamie’s body while he was pinned to the floor.
“Ye dared to try and soil her beautiful body with yer disgusting, filthy hands. Do ye know how unworthy ye are of her? I could damn yer soul to hell right now and run ye through.” Another slight push, and more pain.
Jamie’s hand forced Horrocks’ jaw up so he was looking at him. His face in a vice grip, Robert squinted through the agony to find a smile on Fraser’s face.
“So,” Jamie said, as if in casual conversation, “Such a shame ye’ll be withdrawin’ from the university now, isn’t it?”
Authors Notes: This is both my first ever Peter Quill fic and my entry for Tay’s AU Challenge! I hope you guys enjoy this!
My sentence prompt was- “That’s not my fault. That’s on you.” And I decided to make it a thief AU just for fun lol
Notes/Warnings: Lurking, stealing, mentions of vandalism and break-in’s, kissing, shouting, arguing, and running(Yes, that’s a warning. I know it keeps you healthy, but at what cost??)
“Peter!” You whisper-shouted. “Focus!” Peter snapped his head back to you and held his hands up in surrender, dropping the little airplane he had been messing with. He crept through the dark halls behind you, following your direction.
When you first met Peter you had both decided to rob the same jewelry store. You bumped into each other while trying to swipe some high class watches. It was a match made in heaven. At least that’s what the thief community thought. The police, however, couldn’t have disagreed more.
You two were the modern day Bonnie and Clyde.You had pulled off three jewelry store robberies, four bank heists and vandalized the Lincoln Memorial with pastel spray paint. The police were always one step behind, and you and Peter were living the life you’d always dreamed of. But this, what Peter had planned for tonight, was probably the stupidest thing you’d ever attempted.
The funny thing about being a person, or the sad thing
depending on your perspective, is that one was confined to their own vision of
the world. No, really, this isn’t a matter of theoretical thinking only. This
is also literal. It’s why one can never realize that they had weak eyesight
till they tried on glasses. Or how one doesn’t realize that their hearing is
impaired until they are given a hearing aid. The list goes on and on, really.
And no shocking discovery to limited vision of the world was like Caroline’s.
It started ever since she was as young as four years old.
Her mother, Caroline began to notice, had awful taste. She had no sense
whatsoever of color coordination. Their house was an absolute mess of colors.
Pinks were put with unflattering reds and oranges. The bedsheets were a
combination of loud yellows and greens. The living room was dull greys and whites
with a stark red couch. It looked like someone just put random things together.
And her mother’s outfits? Do not even get her started on that. It’s like her
mother had no sense whatsoever of color coordination. Caroline had no qualms
over pointing that out to her mom, repeatedly.
“Why do you dress like that, mom?”
“No, mom, I’m not wearing those shoes with this dress, they
Her mother didn’t seem to give much thought into her
daughter’s antiques, dismissing her as a stubborn child. She went along with
whatever her daughter said but never really and truly thought of what it might
mean. And, perhaps if she had, then Caroline wouldn’t have found herself
shell-shocked at fifteen while shopping with her friends.
Bonnie was holding up navy blue high heels to a green dress,
asking her what she thought.
“Bon, you need black shoes. Those are navy blue.” Caroline said
dismissively, grabbing the same pair that Bonnie liked but in the right color. She
turned around to hand it to her friend only to find her looking at her with
eyes wide, mouth hanging opened.
“Care…” Bonnie said slowly, “when did you start seeing
Caroline blinked. “Umm… what?”
“Caroline,” Bonnie put down her items onto a nearby seat and
coming closer to her friend with a grin plastered across her face. “Did you
meet your soulmate?”
“Bonnie, what on Earth are you talking about?” Caroline,
confused and slightly afraid, looked at her friend as if she was growing a
Bonnie’s smile began to slowly disappear. “Did your mom not
have a talk with you? Have you always seen in color?”
“What talk? What do you mean have I always seen in color? Bonnie,
you’re sounding like a crazy person right now.”
Except, it turned out, Bonnie was not the crazy person.
Caroline was. To an extent at least. It turned out, she wasn’t supposed to see
in color until she met her soulmate. It turned out, no one saw in color until
they met their soulmate. Parents, those who had time for their children and
have actually found their soulmates, had talks with their children as early as
when they turned fourteen years old, telling them how the world is actually in
color. And when they see color, they’ll know they met their soulmate. And the
first color that they see will be that of their soulmate’s eyes. But no one
flaunted their ability to see color. It
was considered rude to do so, especially at such a young age. Finding one’s
soulmate during their teenage years was rare. And there was no need to enflame
jealousy. Eventually the secret would come out in any case, since those with
soulmates stuck together instead of dating sporadically. The keeping it as a
secret, though, did not apply to friends. Friends tell.
None of that concerned Caroline, though. What concerned was:
first, how in heavens name did she manage to completely evade this information
for so long; and, second, how could she see color already? She had never seen the
world in black and white, not once. The world had been in colors for as long as
With that in mind, Bonnie took Caroline to her grams.
“It’s one of two things, dear,” grams said, “you have either
met your soulmate as an infant or a child already. Or you are a strange anomaly
and you don’t have a soulmate.”
“That’s not helpful,” Caroline muttered. “How do I find out
which one it is? What do I do if I don’t have a soulmate?”
“If you have indeed met your soulmate already, then you’ll
find out when you see them again. Your heart will tell you. And if you have no
soulmate, then you’ll fall in love and be just as happy. It’s no bother,
Caroline.” Grams smiled much to Caroline’s frustration. How could she act as if
this was of no big consequences?
“What do I do now?” she demanded.
“Nothing. Just be patient.”
Patience wasn’t her strong suit. But she hadn’t much of a
Seven years later, in her first semester as a grad student,
an infuriating Klaus Mikaelson walked into her class. At first glance, he was handsome.
At a second glance, he was an arrogant asshole who had no sense whatsoever of
the word “no”. At third he was still frustratingly attractive. But the kind of
attractive that warranted nothing more than a romp in the bed. And he didn’t
seem to mind that one bit.
After many, many, many arguments over critical feminist
theory, Caroline found him in her bed. For a long time, that’s the only way
they associated with one another. Stress-relievers. Friends with benefits with
too much benefits and not enough friendship. Call it what you will. Except,
time after time there was more soft touching, more passionate whispering, more
intense kissing. Until she caught him one time looking up at her with the
gentlest look she’s ever seen anyone wear. His face was nuzzled in her stomach,
leaving gentle, burning kisses, and his eyes were tracing every twitch on her
face. So fixated his gaze was, so intent that she felt a nakedness beyond her
“What?” she asked breathlessly.
He didn’t answer her, just continued his climb from her
stomach, over her breasts, her shoulders, her neck, leaving a trail of fire
behind him before capturing her lips in a slow kiss. He kissed her as if he was
in no hurry at all. He kissed her like they had all the time in the world. He
kissed her like his entire universe had just shrunk into her mouth and he was
searching for his purpose in her.
After they collapsed together, finding a bliss that made her
heart beat in a way that frightened her, he held her close. His eyes didn’t let
up their search. His index finger traced her cheek, then her lower lip.
“Klaus…” she breathed, not knowing what exactly she wanted
to say. She cannot possibly tell him that her heart is about to burst.
“Go out with me, love.”
She averted her gaze from his stormy blue ones to the tattoo
spread on his shoulder. She reached out to him, tracing the ink gently with her
“Tell me first,” she began, realizing her nerves for the
first time, “do you see colors?”
He chuckled. “I’m an artist, Caroline, of course I see
She gave him a look, “you know that’s not what I meant.”
“I know,” he said. “I have always seen color.”
“Me, too.” She breathed.
“And I don’t believe in soulmates. Never have.”
“Then why are you asking me out?” she teased, unable to
explain the relief that came over her.
“Because I believe that I’m falling in love with you.”
She blinked, then caught his lips in a bruising kiss.
Suffice to say, saying “no” did not even occur to her.
“It is a pity that we have to leave this town.” Esther
said, taking another sip of her tea. “But Mikael cannot refuse this offer.”
“The town will not be the same without you.” Liz said,
smiling sadly at her friend. “I was hoping that Caroline would get to play with
Nik and Rebekah.” She grinned at three-years-old Klaus with Caroline bundled on
his lap. He was looking at the infant, wide-eyed with fascination. She reached
out to touch his face. He responded by making faces at her which she laughed
“Indeed.” Esther chuckled. “It would appear Caroline had
already charmed Niklaus.”
An hour later, as Niklaus walked beside his mother towards
her car, he noticed for the first time that the car was a loud red.