Just like everyone else in the compounded, you were dumbfounded at what your eyes just witnessed. Dominic’s body lay lifeless as Elijah just stared on, not a single ounce of regret.
Once the party had finished you left to clear your head, the image of Elijah standing at the balcony still a vivid image in your mind, you returned to the compound to find him in the courtyard.
“I couldn’t find you after the party, care to explain where you ventured off too?”. He inquired.
High heels clicking as they came into contact with the concert floor, you eyed Elijah. “Forgive me if after the show you decided to give, I wasn’t in the mood to stick around”.
He buttoned his suit jacket. “I did it to protect this family. I’m not about to let this Hollow take away you, the women I love, or any member of my family. I did what was necessary”.
“Killing a man in front of people, that is what you deem necessary!?”. Shaking your head, this conversation was giving you a migraine.
Just as you were about to retrieve to your room, Elijah spoke. “And what if Niklaus had done it instead, would you be so horrified by it then?
Standing at the foot of the stairs, you looked towards Elijah. “People expect that sort of behaviour from Klaus, so no I wouldn’t be horrified by it. But you’re better then he is, at least I thought you were".
Elijah vamped, now face to face. “I want you to understand that I did it for Hope. So she doesn’t have to see her father as a monster. Whatever this enemy is, it requires us to be just as brutal”.
Touching his cheek, “I understand that, Elijah. But how is it any better if Hope sees her uncle as a monster?”. Leaving him to ponder over that question, you marched up the stairs. Still not being able to shake the image of Elijah on that balcony.