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(requested by anon) Kai Parker x Reader word count : 4 461 summary : Reader is Elena’s little sister and the Salvatore’s are over protective of her. Kai ends up staying at the Salvatore’s over night and sneaks into her room. *gif by jake-riley keep reading after the cut😉 ____________________
Y/N’s life had gotten complicated the past few years. When her older sister Elena had met Stefan , Y/N had still been in her third year of high school. Both Stefan and Damon had taken a liking to her and over time had become like family to her - like she had two older brothers. After Elena had burned down their house , Y/N had moved in with the Salvatores. Problem was they were super over protective of her. If anyone even dared to get too close to her , things would get ugly for that person. Once a classmate , her friend Jake , had come over so they can work on a project and he had played a prank on her - sneaking up from behind to scare her - and she had screamed. Damon , who had been at the kitchen in that moment making her her favourite snack , rushed to the living room and nearly choked her friend before even bothering to listen to what had happened. Stefan was the same - almost , he listened first before trying to hurt anyone. Y/N loved them and appreciated having two guarding angels at all times but sometimes things were getting a little out of control. Their over protectiveness was starting to suffocate her. Whenever a boy showed up to take her on a date , one of them would tag along and even though the Salvatore wouldn’t sit with them , it didn’t matter much because they could still hear and see everything. Elena was the only one who could get them to back off a little but that never lasted too long.
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Y/N walked downstairs heading into the kitchen, her ponytail and white polca dot ribbon flapping behind her. She was wearing a black tshirt with print (the logo of her favourite band) and gray skinny jeans along with her favourite ankle high black converses.
“Hey sis.” she smiled at Elena. “And big brother.” she winked at Damon.
Her eyes drifted towards the cupcakes on the kitchen counter and just as she was about to grab one , her eyes fell on a stranger sitting on the kitchen table. He had blue eyes ,brown hair , perfect angel like features and was holding a cupcake , his fingers covered with frosting. The boy glanced at her , then at Elena and Damon.
“You have a little sister?” asked the boy. “Wait. Who’s sister is she? And …where have you kept her hidden until now?”
Y/N took one of the cupcakes , taking a bite which resulted in cupcake frosting getting on her nose. Elena wiped it away with her thumb , giving her little sister a warning look. Damon glanced between Kai and Y/N , who obviously were curious about each other by the way they were starring at one another. Kai had gotten up , shortening the distance between him and Y/N. He was smiling widely , outstretching his hand for her to shake as a hello.
“Hi. I’m Kai …and you are ?”
“Littlest Gilbert.” she laughed. “I’m Y/N , Elena’s little sister, well cousin.”
“A human.” muttered Kai to himself. “Didn’t think those existed in Mystic Falls with all the supernatural population. I see you like cupcakes as much as me. Hey maybe we can go out sometime - there is this bakery near the town square -”
“OKAY , slow down big brother.” said Damon pulling Kai away from Y/N. “You are not allowed anywhere near her. Got it? She is off limits.”
“Why not ?” wondered Y/N.
“Because he is the one who shot an arrow through Bonnie’s stomach and he is the reason she is all alone in the Prison World right now.” said Elena pushing her sister out of the kitchen door. Y/N got free and ran back towards Kai and the cupcakes.
Elena’s little sister looked at Kai , head to toe , curiousity burning in her eyes.
“He doesn’t seem dangerous.” she said. “He seems .. cute and cuddly.”
Kai laughed under his breath. “I think she likes me.”
“No , no , no.” said Damon. “No one here likes any body. Y/N , go to your room before things get ugly for mr. charming right here.”
Elena grabbed Y/N and started pushing her towards the door again.
“Fine, fine. I’m going. See you around Kai.”
“Yeah. See you around.” he replied with a wistful look in his eyes.
Damon was starring at him , his arms folded in his chest.
“If you touch her , you lose your head or heart. Or both.” threatened Damon.
“Damon !” exclaimed Elena. “Don’t threaten him. He said he’d help us get Bonnie back. That gives him a pass. At least this time…”
Elena kissed Damon on the cheek while Kai was glancing between them and the door , hoping that maybe Y/N would pop her head through there.
“You two together is still totally revolting to me.” sighed Kai. “Alright , where is that stupid Ascendant ?”
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A FEW MONTHS LATER
Y/N walked into the Salvatore’s , her phone in her hands as she kept texting her friends. Elena had convinced Stefan and Damon not to hover over her that day , so she can spend it with her friends before their graduation in a few days. The Salvatores’ overprotective attitude really was getting out of control lately.
Y/N took a few steps into the living room and left her bag on the sofa hearing voices coming from the library. Whoever had come for a visit didn’t appear to be wanted. For a moment she hessitated , but in the end curiousity won over and she headed straight towards the loud voices ignoring the fact Stefan and Damon would be angry as hell if she put herself in any kind of danger.
“I just need a place to crash.”
“One night.” insisted Kai. “Don’t think your house was my first choice. Look I know we don’t get along , specially after that wedding fiasco , for which I am very sorry by the way. What Bonnie did hurt me and I snapped. It’s not like you two haven’t screwed up majorly at some point in your life.”
Stefan folded his hands , nodding and rolling his eyes listening to Kai. Last thing he and his brother wanted was Kai spending the night over , specially with Y/N being in the house. Kai had been dangerous before he turned into a heretic and now who knew what he’d do if he got upset. None of them were willing to risk it.
“I am trying to be better.” added Kai. “Please ? See how nice I am ? I even said ‘please’.”
“You are not not staying.” argued Damon.
Y/N made her way down the hall as quietly as possible. Not that it would do her any good considering the Salvatore’s were vampires and could hear her coming from a mile away. Quite literally. Whoever it was in there with them , might not make it out alive unless she intervined.
“It’s just for one night.” said a very familiar voice that made Y/N stop right at the door. “Please ? I promise to behave. Also need I remind you that you owe me for not going through with that crazy idea your psychopath of a mother had about linking Elena to Bonnie for all eternity ?”
“Because you did that out of the goodness of your heart ?” asked Stefan.
“Not important why I did it.” said Kai. “The important thing is that I did and now you owe me.”
“Fine.” groaned Damon. “But you are not allowed anywhere near her. Got it ?”
“Anywhere near who?” said Y/N walking in. Damon and Stefan groaned. Kai looked happier than ever she had walked in in that moment. He ran his fingers through his hair and took a small step towards her , stopping a second later realising if he took another someone might snap his neck. Kai smiled widely at her and she smiled back at him , taking a step towards the Salvatores. “Are you two going to keep it up with the over protective stuff? I love you but seriously - I am graduating high school , the ceremony is in two days. Are you planing on going to Whitmore with me too ?”
“No.” said Stefan. “We are just -”
“Being the most loving , carrying yet extremely annoying not-blood-related older brothers ?” interrupted Kai making both Salvatoress turn towards him. He could see Y/N was trying hard not to start laughing. “Sorry. I couldn’t help it. Can I at least say HI to her or is this forbidden too ?”
Damon poured himself a drink and drank most of it while Stefan motioned for Kai that it’s OK if he wants to say HI. In a flash Kai hugged Y/N under the absolutely shocked facess of the Salvatore brothers.
Kai Parker x Reader word count : 5 223 warning : smut summary : It’s Reader’s birthday and after four years, she finally gets to spend it with Kai. note : anon, hope you had a great birthday 😉🎂🎉🎈 and that you will like your belated b-day present !🎁 KEEP READING AFTER THE CUT 😈🔥🔥🔥 * gif by me _________________________________________
Y/N rolled to her side, reaching for her boyfriend, flashes of images from everything that had happened last night flooding in her mind. Her birthday celebrations had started long before the clock had even struck midnight, right after she and Kai had come home from the swimming hole. Ever since he came back from Hell a little over seven months ago, they had a hard time keeping their hands to themselves and it seemed the longer they spent together the more this ‘problem’ grew. Neither of them could get enough of the other and the mornings when they woke up in each others arms were one of the moments they shared she loved the most. Her hand kept searching for him on his side of the bed, but all she found was wrinkled sheets. A quiet groan of frustration left her lips and slowly she opened her eyes, just in time to see him walk in through the door with a food tray in his hands. His hair was a little messy, he was wearing a black t-shirt/boxers but what made her heart skip a beat was his smile and the glow in his eyes. “Hi.” she smiled, watching him leave the tray on the night stand. He leaned in, pressing his lips gently onto hers and she cupped his face, pulling him onto the bed with her. He tried to pull away but that only made her hold him tighter against her. Thunder rumbled outside and rain drops gently started to hit her window but she didn’t mind the rain on the darker morning light. She had her own sun right there in her arms. “Hi.” he smiled, brushing his nose against hers. “Someone woke up hungry.” Y/N laughed and nodded, watching Kai roll off her sitting on his knees just as she pulled herself up into a seating position untangling herself from the sheets and ran her fingers through the mess her hair was. “You look so hot with your hair messed up like that.” he grinned at her expression and held out his palm right before her eyes. “Happy birthday, sweet cheeks.” A blink of an eye later a chocolate cupcake showed up before her yes with a birthday candle that lit up with a snap of his fingers. Only it wasn’t just this – her room filled with multi coloured balloons and twinkling lights hung from the ceiling. There were scented candles lit up here and there and from somewhere quiet music started to play. How hadn’t she noticed any of this earlier? Perhaps because she had been distracted getting lost in everything they had done or maybe it was seeing Kai first thing in the morning. There could be a fire in the house and she wouldn’t notice, that’s how big effect he had on her. “Aren’t you going to make a wish ?” he asked, looking at her expectantly. Y/N didn’t answer, her gaze kept drifting from the cupcake to the decorations and back around. “What’s wrong ? Y-you don’t like my surprise? Is it the rain ? Don’t worry. It’s just a few clouds, it will clear up soon.” “No, no. It’s not that. I actually like the rain and the thunders. I just –” she smiled, closing her eyes before making a wish and blowing out the candle. “I didn’t know what to wish for. I have everything I could ever want right –” she placed her hand over his heart. “– here.” Kai beamed at her, leaning over to kiss her gently while she swiped some of the frosting from the cupcake and tapped his nose with her finger before licking it clean. He laughed, wiping frosting off his nose and she couldn’t help but laugh too. Being with Kai still felt like a dream, having him back felt like a dream but it wasn’t. It was real and there was nothing else she needed, nothing else she wanted or could ever want but having him by her side always. "I have so many things planned for today. I am going to make sure this is the best birthday you have ever had! I’ve missed four birthdays already and I have so much to make up for.“ he said excitedly. “Oh, don’t give me that look. I promise not to go overboard, though if it depended on me I would’ve thrown you a parade.” “Not going overboard huh ?” she raised her brows for a second, looking around at the flowers and balloons. “Don’t see how that’s going to happen but okay, cuz it might be my birthday but its just another ordinary da–” “What ? No, no.” he protested, letting her take a bite from the cupcake. “It’s anything but an ordinary day. It’s the most special day of the year. My favourite day, actually.” “I thought that was Thanksgiving.” she pointed out, while he wiped frosting from her nose. “It was, but not anymore. Come here.” he smiled at her, their lips meeting in a gentle kiss. He brushed his palm against her cheek, lovingly gazing into her eyes. “And look – breakfast in bed. I made your favourite nutty chocolate chip pancakes and – ” he grinned, waving his hand over the food tray. “Ta-da. I even got you your favourite brand of maple syrup. Had to go to the other side of town but it was so worth it to see you smile like that.” he pinched her cheeks. “Wow. I’ve been awake for 15 minutes and this is already the best birthday I’ve ever had.” she smiled. “Want to know why ?” her lips pressed against his for a long moment before pulling away. “Because you are here. Although … there is one thing missing.” “What ?” he looked around, trying to remember if he had forgotten something. Meanwhile Y/N reached for the maple syrup, grabbed a pancake from the plate and poured a little directly onto the pancake in her hand. “What are you doing ?” “You forgot the fork.” she said as if its obvious, taking a bite from the pancake while some of the maple syrup dripped on her thighs. Kai couldn’t tear his eyes away, watching the syrup drip slowly on her bare skin and instantly his mind got flooded with thoughts about her. Something told him she was beyond impatient about unwrapping her present because he was absolutely sure there had been a fork. “How else am I supposed to eat those ?” “You are hilarious.” he said amused, catching a glimpse of the ‘missing’ fork on the floor on the other side of the room. How had that happened? he wondered, already knowing the answer. “Was it really that hard to say ‘can I please have a fork’? If it wasn’t your birthday I probably would’ve gotten upset with you for getting maple syrup all over my favourite t-shirt.” Y/N winked at him. “We both know you would’ve torn it off me at some point.” Kai laughed under his breath, watching her fingers reach to wipe the maple syrup off her thighs when he gripped her wrists, took the pancake off her hands and leaned in, swirling his tongue on her thighs slowly licking up the syrup off her. Instantly her heart rate increased and her breathing turned shallow. He looked up at her with a devilish spark in his eyes and pushed away the food tray pulling her onto his lap, their lips crashing together in an instant. Y/N crossed her elbows around his neck, trying not to get any of the stickiness on him while he continued to suck the air out of her lungs, holding her towards him as if his life depended on it. He backed her against the bed, his crotch lightly grinding against hers making her moan into the kiss. His lips moved hungrily against hers, not wanting to part with them until he had left her demanding mouth to mouth. “You naughty, naughty girl.” he cooed, gazing into her eyes. “You did this on purpose, didn’t you?” “Oh that ?” she smiled innocently at him, shifting on the bed. “That was a complete accident.” Kai smirked hearing the change in her heart beat. “Sure it was.” he cooed, trailing his fingertips up her bare thighs while listening to her heart rate increase. “You had no ulterior motive?” “None.” she lied again as he gripped her wrists, licking her fingers clean. Her eyes fluttered closed for a second, listening to him moan quietly and she pushed her hips up at him at the same moment he grinded against her. “Liar.” his lips almost touching her earlobe as he spoke. His hand slipped between their bodies to her heat, lightly brushing his fingertips against her clit and he hummed in her ear realising she was already wet. Gently he moved his fingers in a circular motion listening to her moan in his ear and pulled back, resting his forehead on hers without taking his eyes off her. “So wet and I haven’t even touched you yet. Hmmm – I planned on waiting until later tonight, though I have no idea how I would’ve made it through the day, but now… I can’t wait to get between your legs and have you for breakfast.” “And you said I am the one who woke up hungry.” she teased, playing with the scruff on the back of his head, her hand reaching for the bulge in his boxers. It took her a moment to realise he had probably woken up with a hard on, seeing how the bulge in his boxers appeared to be bigger than she had expected, growing larger still. Her hips pushed down on his fingers but they vanished almost instantly. Y/N looked at him confused, noticing his eyes had started to darken and instantly a tingly feeling spread through her body. There was something about the way he looked at her when he was hungry for her that turned her on like crazy. “I didn’t wake up hungry, sweetheart.” he cooed. “I woke up starving.” he smirked devilishly and his lips smashed against hers sucking the air out of her lungs, leaving her completely breathless.
Kai Parker x Reader word count : 3 667 summary : continues the story from part I… *not my gif
“What are you thinking about ?“ wondered Kai, pulling her closer to him while both of them watched the night sky. Seven months spent together and sometimes he still wondered if maybe he is dreaming or something. He had never thought he’d see another person, let alone that this person would except him as he is, with all the good and the bad and they’d become friends. Well, more than friends in the past few hours. “Nothing.” she smiled, turning her head towards him. “That’s not a ‘nothing’ face.“ he smiled back. “Let me guess – you are thinking about that pancake tower I made you for breakfast ?” Y/N shook her head. “No, though … How did you make 15 pancakes stand on top of each other with that maple syrup pouring down on them?” Kai laughed. “Would you believe me if I told you – magic?” he winked at her, noticing how her eyes keep drifting towards his lips. “Wait … I know what you are thinking about. You are thinking about our fight earlier, aren’t you ? You know, when you couldn’t stop laughing at me for getting cupcake frosting on my nose and I kissed you to get you to stop and then you challenged me to a race through town and you chea–” “– you refused to except that a girl beat you ?“ she said amused, almost rolling on top of him. “And you got upset about it and ended up chasing me around the house –” “Hey, I didn’t lose. You cheated !“ he rolled on top of her, his knee resting between her legs. “And you refused to admit it. Admit it. You cheated.” “I did no such thing.“ she turned her head away. “Yes, you did !” he tried to meet her eyes, a smile hiding in the corners of his mouth. “No, I didn’t Malach–“ she started to say and his lips crashed against hers, drowning her in a demanding kiss. “Are you going to do that every time I call you Malacha–” his lips crashed against hers again and he pinned her wrists on either side of her head to keep her from trying to push him off. Only she did no such thing. “Don’t tell me you don’t like it. I can always go back to siphoning you –“ “No, no. I um – I definitely like it.” she smiled, pushing him off her before getting up. “Catch me if you can. Which you can’t … cuz I beat you –”
Kai laughed under his breath, glancing at the ground for a second then at her running towards the house.“Oh you are so on, little witch.“
There hadn’t been many people in Kai’s life he cared about and losing the only one he ever felt anything for hurt like hell. The first couple of days after Y/N was dragged away kicking and screaming, without even given the chance to say goodbye, were the worst. He missed her more than he ever thought possible. Every morning when he opened his eyes watching the sunshine seep through the windows in her room, it felt as if somehow he had time travelled back to May 10th, the actual May 10th when his father had banished him in the Prison World for all eternity. Losing her felt just as painful and if it wasn’t for her diary remaining in his possession, he probably would’ve convinced himself she hadn’t been real. That everything they did during those eleven months they spent together had been a hallucination brought upon being left alone. Only that wasn’t the case and Y/N had been real. All those memories were real. The pain was real and contrary to what he had expected, it didn’t deminish as the days went by. How can it ? There had been someone in his life, someone he had cared about more than he had ever thought possible and he had lost her… and there was no way to change that. He didn’t want to break his last promise to her about not reading her diary again, and at first he only looked through the sketches. However a couple weeks later his entire self craved her way of thinking and he read her diary cover to cover, almost able to hear her voice as he did. Up until this point he had never understood sentimental attachments because it always hurt so much when you lose the person/thing but… Keeping her diary, going through it over and over again until he knew all the words written in there by heart and even after, made him feel less alone. Kind of like she was there with him. Almost half a year since Y/N had been taken from him, he left his childhood in Portland leaving her a note just in case she found her way there. Kai knew she’d try everything she could to get back to him and get him out. Back in their first few months together he had shown her how to use a pager and he just couldn’t bear the thought she’d come back or they’d send her there again and she’d end up all alone. Kai headed to Virginia with his car, taking the long route there hoping maybe she’d catch up with him somewhere. But she never did. Nearly half a decade later he got not one but two unexpected visitors and there it was again, that spark of hope that hadn’t been snuffed out completely, that maybe it was Y/N or someone who knew her. Kai spent four months watching the new comers, listening in on their conversations and found out his new cellmates were a vampire and a Bennett witch. He had the Ascendant, a Bennett and his hopes for getting out grew with each day. After crafting his plan carefully he managed to get Bonnie’s magic back and not too long after he found his way out of 1994.
When he got back to the real world, first thing he did was go looking for his friend at her house. Kai’s excitement only grew as he made his way up the stairs to her room, remembering the way as if he had been in her home a thousand times when in reality in had been just a few visits back in 1994. There was no one in the house at the time and he figured he’d wait for her in her bedroom until she comes back. A part of him hoped that maybe Y/N was in the house after all, laying in bed with her headphones on listening to music and he could almost see her eyes lit up and her smile when he showed up at the door. He could almost see her jump off her bed and into his arms, holding him tighter than ever as if her life depended on it. However, nothing could’ve prepared him for what he found inside when he pushed the door open. Which was absolutely nothing but an dusty old dresser in one of the corners. His heart sank at the sight before him. What had happened ? Had they sent her away again or – “Who are you ?” Kai turned around, coming face to face with a young boy around maybe 13 or 15 years old. He had the same hair and eyes as Y/N which meant that was her little brother. “Hey.” smiled Kai nervously, putting his hands in his pockets. “D-don’t scream. I am just looking for your sister. Y/N ? Is she here ?” he scratched his forehead. “I mean, her room is empty. D-did um did she move or something ?” “Y/N is in the cemetery.” said the boy, glancing at his shoes for a second. “Are you her boyfriend from 1994 ?” “B-boyfriend ?” asked Kai, a smile tugging at the corners of his mouth realising Y/N had talked about him. “I um… I don’t know if that’s the word. We kissed a lot and did things before she um left… I am really bad at this ‘relationship’ stuff.” he laughed nervously. Her brother smiled and Kai couldn’t help but notice how Y/N’s and her brother’s smiles were almost the same and for the first time in almost five years he felt a spark of happiness inside him. But it wasn’t just the smile. Kai’s mind was stuck at the word ‘boyfriend’. They had had their moments, here and there and he had read in her diary, after she had left, that she felt something for him. He still had trouble believing his girl had used words as ‘falling in love’ referring to him. “I am Thomas, her little brother.” “Kai.” he said shaking the boys hand. “Parker. I guess you know that. Can I wait for her here ? When is she coming back?” “No.” said her brother glancing at his shoes again. “I mean, she is not coming back. There was an car accident about six months ago.” “What ?” asked Kai, feeling his heart sink all the way to his shoes and possibly through the floor to the living room downstairs. “What do you mean ? Tell me.” “My sister… she talked a lot about you. She never stopped looking for the Ascendant, wanting to get you out, trying spell after spell and about a year ago she almost succeeded but um … your father found out and tried to take her memories of you away. Only it didn’t work because she was ten steps ahead of him.” said Thomas. “Smart girl.” said Kai with a small smile, dreading her brother’s next words. “My father he um… didn’t have anything to do with her death did he ?” “No. Not that I know of. Y/N was coming home from college to spend the weekend here. There was a storm, probably the worst one this town has ever seen. They said her car had slid down the road, hitting a car coming straight at her from the other end of the road.” Kai swallowed hard. Five years and when he comes back he loses her all over again and this time forever. There was something weird happening in his eyes and felt them start to water a little and he fought back to push away all those emotions, refusing to believe she was gone. How can she be gone ? “A few days before she left for college, I walked in on her writing a letter … addressed to you. I guess she knew you’d find your way out.” said Thomas, walking past Kai into Y/N’s room. Her brother opened one of the drawers, revealing a double bottom and pulled out an envelope and a picture. Kai took them in his hands recognising her handwriting instantly. Malachai said the envelope. Weirdly he didn’t feel mad about it, because he now knew she liked his full name and that’s why she had kept using it. “She printed it out.” smiled Kai, thinking back of the memory. This had been around the fifth month after she arrived there, on her birthday. He had prepared a small picnic and they had been laying on the grass in the front yard when she had pulled out her camera and had suggested they take a ‘selfie’. “Y/N called me when the accident happened and asked me to tell you, if you ever got out and come looking for her and she is not around –” started her brother “– she never forgot about you. Not for one moment.” “I never forgot about her for a moment either.” said Kai quietly. “My sister carried this picture with her everywhere. She always said that was the best birthday she has ever had.” smiled her brother. “They um … they found her holding it when she –” Kai swallowed hard. Last thing his best friend had been thinking about had been this moment. At least it had been a happy memory and… he had been in her thoughts when she died –
“Come on, let’s take a picture.” she said enthusiastically. “No.” he covered his face. “Why do you need a picture ? We are together all the time –” “As a keep sake.” she said as if it’s obvious. “Please ? It’s my birthday after all. You can’t say ‘no’ to the birthday girl…” Kai glanced at her. Y/N was giving him her best puppy dog eyes and a smile hid in the corners of her mouth. There was no way he’d ever say ‘no’ to her. Not now, not ever. “Give me the camera.” he grinned at her, taking the camera from her hands. “Alright but we do it properly right ?” Kai blew his cheeks and glanced at her. Y/N covered her face and burst into laughter. “You look like Flounder.” she teased, laying on the grass next to him. “You are such a goof ball. On three … one, two –” and three she kissed his cheek and he snapped the picture. “I blinked.“ said Kai. “No, no … you didn’t, see ?” she said taking the camera from his hands, her fingertips brushing against his. Y/N tapped the screen and zoomed in on his face, mouthing a ‘wow’. “This is my new favourite picture. I will carry it with me, always.”
Thomas took a step towards Kai, studying his face. He had heard the stories from his parents and had heard the stories from his sister and now knew for sure his parents’ story had more than a couple of things wrong. “Can I um … have a moment alone with her?” asked Kai, his fingertips tracing the edges of the envelope. “Yeah.” said her little brother, patting him on the back. “I’ll be downstairs if you need me.” “T-Thanks.” said Kai, opening the envelope. He unfolded the letter, trailing his fingers on the handwritten words with a small smile on his face and slid down the wall, sitting on the floor in her room.
“Hey there stranger, I guess my letter got to you before I had the chance. You must know, if I was there in this instant you’d be suffocated with hugs and kisses. Hahah. I am happy you got out of 1994 and even though I am no longer around, just know I never forgot you. Or any of our memories. There hasn’t been a day I haven’t thought about you or missed you. I wish we had never fought that day. I wish I had opened the door sooner. Maybe if I had, we wouldn’t have gotten separated. As I am sure by now my little brother had told that I tried going back for you and getting you out. I tried, but your father found out. (P.S. What a dick ! Your father, I mean…) How ? That’s still a mystery to me and things didn’t end very well. I’d say I am sorry for stabbing him that day… but I am really not. ;)”
Kai laughed, wiping a tear from his cheek. Crying. He hated crying, though weirdly in that moment he didn’t really mind. “Damn Y/N !“
”You are probably wondering what happened that day. Honestly, it’s still a bit of a blur for me too. I was just opening the door when they appeared from thin air and someone grabbed me and dragged me towards the window. I wanted to say goodbye. I really did and I tried but they covered my mouth with a piece of cloth and drugged me. Next time I woke up, I was back in my room. My parents tried to convince me it had been a dream, but I knew better. I could never forget you and luckily for me, they hadn’t gone through my backpack and hadn’t found my camera. For sure they would’ve deleted all our pictures and I wouldn’t have been able to get over losing the last piece of you I had. By the way, that small black thing in here is a memory card with all of them. You and I… we will meet again. I have to believe this because other ways, going through the day is unbearable. I haven’t stopped trying to get you out and I think I got a lead and I really hope I reach you before this letter does.”
Kai reached inside the envelope and found a small black memory card. A small smile showed on his face realising he was getting a piece of her back, that he’d see her again even if it’s just still moments on a digital screen. He rested his head against the wall and was just about to continue reading when Thomas showed up and sat on the floor next to him. “My parents will freak out if they learn I know where their alcohol stash is, but I think you might need that.” he passed him a bottle with bourbon. “No. No, thank you.” said Kai folding the letter. “I um … Will you take me to her grave? I want to go there. To say goodbye. I never got to say goodbye in 1994.”
They walked there, stopping on the way by a small flower shop where Kai got her her favourite flowers. Neither of them talked much, though Kai had questions about Y/N – where she had gone to college, what she was studying and most importantly how her parents had treated her after they got her back. Turned out Y/N had enrolled at Whitmore as an art major. Her parents had continued with her isolation because they had been afraid she’d corrupt her little brother and turn him into a monster. Not that this had stopped the siblings from spending time together and they had a lot of secrets kept from their parents and everyone else. Almost a half hour later, they arrived at the cemetery and Thomas left him alone by Y/N’s grave just as Kai requested. He knelt down, left the flowers next to her headstone and sat before it cross-legged, running his fingers on her name engraved in the stone. “Never thought the next time I see you or talk to you again, you’d be two feet underground.” he sighed. “That’s kind of depressing and … kind of weird, isn’t ? Talking to a solid rock with an engraved name. You are making me break all my rules. I never care, I never feel … this pain. You broke me. Not really broke me but… I don’t know. I miss you and I truly am sorry for what happened that day. I wish I could go back and change it. Our last memory together was a fight … through a door. How sad is that ?” he pulled our her diary from his jacket pocket, opening the cover where now laid safely tucked away her last letter to him. “Until I met you, there had never been anyone important in my life and… losing you not once but twice. It’s just too hard, you know.” he swallowed hard, feeling his eyes water a little. “I never forgot about you either. God, I wish I had known about all this stuff you wrote about me sooner. Feelings are hard and I would’ve been a terrible boyfriend, but for you, I would’ve tried. I really would’ve.” “You wouldn’t have been a terrible boyfriend.” said a familiar female voice and a moment later Kai felt someone’s hand on his shoulder. He turned around and his eyes widened so much, they almost fell out of their sockets. There she was. It couldn’t be her, it was. Y/N looked different, older but it was definitely her. He squeezed his eyes shut for a moment and opened them again, seeing her still there less than half a metre away smiling, wearing black jeans, a white top and a black leather jacket with black converses. “Yep. I have most definitely gone mad.” he muttered. “No.” she smiled, kneeling on the ground next to him. “No, you haven’t. It’s me. I am really here.” “You are dead.” “Yes… and no.” she smiled and ran her fingers through her hair. “I am not a ghost, stop looking at me as if I am one.” she teased and Kai laughed. “I know my brother told you about my encounter with your dad. Anyways, ever since that accident, I made sure there was always vampire blood in my system and I met this girl at Whitmore – Elena Gilbert, who agreed to help me. I met your sister too by the way and your other brother, Olivia and Lucas –” “Y/N ?” he pinched her cheek. Y/N mouthed and ‘ouch’ and the next second Kai surprised himself by tackling her on the ground with a bear hug. “I thought I lost you forever. How – What ?? Does your family know ??” “Of course they know.” she said as if it’s obvious. “I became the family shame after I turned and my parents officially disowned me. My brother is forbidden from having any contact with me but … we get around.” “I can’t believe I am seeing you again.” he smiled widely. “Y/N, I am so sorry about that day –” “I know.” she smiled, cupping his face. “I heard you and thank you for the flowers. “she pressed her lips onto his, kissing him gently. “You know, I have never seen you this … distracted. I sneaked up on you and that was hardly possible in the Prison World.” Kai laughed, drowning her in a kiss before resting his forehead on hers. “Wait, who is buried here then?” “No one.” she sighed. “My parents come to visit once a month, which honestly is very surprising considering everything and sometimes I lurke behind that giant angel tombstone over there, watching. However every time they walk past me, it’s like I am wearing Harry’s cloak of invisibility.” “Who?” he asked confused. “Who’s Harry ?” Y/N laughed. “Right, we didn’t get to the Harry Potter books back in 1994. Come on, lets go somewhere, get coffee. I’ll tell you about Harry and you can tell me everything you’ve been up to. Starting with …. how you got out.” _________________________________________
Kai Parker x Reader
word count: 3 083
summary: Reader is feeling down and Kai cheers her up. note: anon, I don’t know if this
is what you meant, but I hope it helps/that you like it. 😊
*gif by me
Y/N sighed bracing her hands on the kitchen counter, gazing
out the window. It was shortly after sunset and the skies were still a weird
mix of orange and red, slowly getting swallowed by the darkness of the night.
Another day had gone by and as much as she tried to put on a happy face for
everyone’s benefit, she just didn’t
feel like it on the outside. It wasn’t like there was some major thing going
wrong with her life or anything. It was just one of those days… for like third or maybe fifth day in a row. Nothing seemed
to be going right – not in her personal life, not at college and most
definitely not in Mystic Falls. Then
again when had things been ‘right’
A girl stared at her, a faint reflection of her in the
window, while she finished doing the dishes and made her way to her bedroom not
even bothering to change. Her hair was still braided in two braids, she was
still wearing her favourite black beanie and short black sweater along with her
denim short shorts, black tights and combat foots when she got to her bedroom
and just tossed herself on the bed, curling into a ball. A couple of minutes
passed in complete silence while it got completely dark inside and she got lost
in her thoughts. Across from her, on her night stand, stood a picture of her
and her best friend – Kai. Both of them laughing at Damon who lurked behind
them with cupcake frosting on his face looking ready to kill anyone in his path.
A faint smile showed on her face at the memory but just as fast as it had shown
up, it vanished. Somewhere in the living room, where she had left her messenger
bag, her phone rang but she didn’t bother getting up to see who it was. Her
phone rang a few more time and at the end whoever it was gave up. Y/N closed
her eyes, taking a deep breath trying to think about something that made her
happy when she felt someone climb onto the bed with her. That same someone
brushed his fingers against her cheek and she sighed quietly feeling the cold
of his rings brush against her skin. Kai.
“So cute when you sleep.” he said quietly,
a smile audible in his voice.
Y/N opened her eyes and felt
her breath get caught in her throat. For a moment something inside her sparked
seeing Kai laying on his side with one hand under his head, his blue eyes
sparkling with mischief and his lips curled into the most radiant smile she has
ever seen. There was just something
about his smile that always put a
smile on her face, only this time it wasn’t enough.
“Ahh, there she is.” he tapped her nose.
About a minute passed
while he waited for her to smile, to say something… perhaps even yell at him
for sneaking into her bedroom but nothing happened besides her staring blankly
at him, barely even blinking. Kai’s smile faded a little and his hand slipped
down to her waist, tugging at her sweater. He could tell something was off because
the glow in her eyes was missing and she just didn’t look like herself. Earlier in the day when he had showed up at
her college for a surprise lunch, he had noticed something but she had just
skipped right over his question and changed the subject. Now her smile was gone
and he felt his heart crack a little seeing her like this.
“What is it, cupcake?” he asked. “Why
aren’t you talking to me? Did I do something to get you upset with me? Is that why you wouldn’t pick up your phone?”
“N-no.” she said quietly, “Just…”
“Just what?” he asked, scooting closer to
her. Kai pulled her into his embrace, her head resting on his chest while he
intertwined their fingers together and he gently stroked her hair. “Whatever it
is, I can fix it… or kill it. Or him? Her?” he poked her stomach lightly. “Tell
Y/N sighed, glancing up at
him. “I just… don’t feel right. I –” she sighed deeply. “Nothing seems to be
going right. Half my friends moved out of town and everyone else is busy
dealing with supernatural stuff, college is a mess and –”
“—you feel alone?” he asked, “You know, I
am always here… to annoy you, and make you laugh, and take care of you. That is
until I annoy you so much, you decide
to kick me out. And even then, you wouldn’t be able to get rid of me.”
“Not alone. I mean, not exactly. Just…
Arrhh, it’s complicated. Even I don’t understand it.” she snuggled closer to
him and sighed, listening to his heartbeat. Her eyes closed and for a moment
everything was picture perfect until it all fell through the cracks again. “Kai?”
“Yes, sweet cheeks?”
“Can you do something for me?”
“Anything.” he kissed her forehead gently.
“Who do you want tortured and/or killed? Just say the name. Is it Damon? I’ll
gladly torture and kill him.”
Y/N’s eyes widened. It
wasn’t like she didn’t appreciate the lengths her best friend was willing to go
to for her, but she’d never ask him to do that. “No. You are not killing anyone. Except for
my bad mood… or depression or whatever that is.” she took a deep breath. “Just…
take my mind off it.”
Kai grinned at her and
pulled her towards him, hugging her tightly for a long moment before getting
off the bed. “Just remember that you asked for it.”
Y/N pulled her pillow towards
her and semi-hugged it, watching him leave the room. “You leaving is not helping.” she called out after him.
A few minutes passed in silence when suddenly
she heard a loud noise coming from the living room or the kitchen. She lifted
her head off the bed calling out for him, but he didn’t respond and just as she
was starting to get up to see what
had happened Kai popped his head through the door with a goofy smile on his
face. His eyes sparkled like never before and without a word he walked into her
room, scooping her into his arms bridal style.
“Wh-what ?? Where are we
going?” she asked, hooking her hands around his neck while they made their way
towards the front door. Kai only smiled wider but didn’t say a word. “Kai?”
“Trust me, you will love it.” he winked at her, opening and
closing the front door with magic. Kai whooshed them to his car and let her sit
on the passenger seat, quickly getting in himself. “Now let’s put that pesky seatbelt you keep
forgetting to put on. Why do you keep
doing that by the way?”
“Because –” she turned
towards him, finding his face closer than she had expected. “—with you around,
I feel safest.” Kai smiled wider at her, putting her keys in the ignition. “You
really aren’t going to tell me where
we are going?”
“Can’t I at least get a
“Nope.” he winked at
her, pulling down the driveway. “It’s a surprise.”
For about half hour they drove around town
until Kai parked the car on the parking lot by the town fair. Y/N glanced at
him and leaned towards the front car window to take a better look. Most of the
lights had been turned off and technically the fair was closed, though there were still a couple of employees here and
there tiding up after the long work day. A blink of an eye later Kai was on her side
opening the door for her. He held out his hand, waiting for her to take it but
she just sat there glancing between his eyes and his hand.
“No, no, no.” he started,
sliding his hands under her legs carrying her out of the car. “You are coming with me.”
“What are we doing
here?” she asked, swinging her hand around his neck for support. “It’s after
“We –” he kicked the car
door closed, “—are breaking in. Sort of. They will extend their working hours a little while longer for us. And we are going to have a small late-night
picnic in between riding the bumper cars and the Ferris wheel. Or whatever else
you decide we do.”
“What?” she asked, her
eyes widening. “We are going to get in so much trouble –”
“Yeah, I am sure your
blue-eyed deputy friend would book us in for having a picnic after hours at the
fair.” he rolled his eyes and grinned at her. “Trust me. He won’t even find out
we were here.”
Kai let her feet on the ground right by
the entrance and rushed back towards the car to get the picnic basket. So that’s what the noise was about. she
thought watching him walk towards her. He placed his hand on the small fence,
taking his eyes off her for a second and Y/N used her chance running back to
the car. Kai let the basket on the ground and sighed, shaking his head with a
smile on his face. Barely a few seconds later his hands wrapped around her
waist from behind and he practically dragged inside her kicking but not screaming. A flick of his wrist
later the whole place lit up and he let her feet on the ground looking at her
with curiosity and excitement in his eyes. She took a few steps taking in the
scenery and turned towards the ring toss right next to her, squeezing a giant
bear’s nose, the corners of her lips twitching. The young woman behind the
counter, gathering up the fallen rings on the ground, sighed and quickly made
her way to them.
“Sorry, but we are
closed.” she wiped the counter. “You can come back tomorrow at 10.”
“You had a bear like
this one when you were little, didn’t you?” he took a step towards Y/N
completely ignoring what the woman had said, “I’ve seen pictures of you hugging
or more like choking it to death, though yours was a bit smaller.”
“I did.” she said
quietly. “But then my parents decided my little cousin would like having Mr.
Snuggles better and gave him away saying I am ‘too old’ for toys.”
Y/N trailed her fingers on the counter and turned towards Kai with
her hands folded on her chest. His hands were in his pockets, the picnic basket
resting on the ground by his feet. He glanced at his shoes for a second, then
at her pursuing his lips and took a step closer with a small smile on his face
until they were standing barely a few inches away from each other.
“Hello? Didn’t you hear
me?” said the girl. “We are closed. Jeff! Jeff, hey –” she called out at the
“I can win it for you.” said
Kai, using his magic to stop the girl. “You know, if you want to have this
giant Mr. Snuggles cuddling with you in bed.”
“I –” she glanced
around, her gaze falling on the bear then on the security guard who didn’t seem
to notice a thing. Was he asleep or was Kai using magic to keep him from seeing
anything? “—I don’t know.”
“Come on. It will be
fun.” he put his hands on her waist, slowly turning her around until they were
facing the game and pressed his body against hers from behind, taking her hands
in his. “We can do it together.” he whispered in her ear, making her heart and
breathing stop for whole five seconds. “What do you say?”
Y/N turned her head towards him and nodded. “Alright –” she said
quietly. “But don’t complain if there is no space for you on my bed during your
unexpected midnight visits.”
“Great.” smiled Kai
turning towards the girl. “One last game
before you close up. My girl wants the large bear and I intend on making
The girl smiled at them and handed them five rings. Together they
took the first one and sent it flying in the air, almost hooking it perfectly
around the bottle, until it got weirdly stuck between two bottles. Not really
around the bottle’s neck, but not not
around it either.
“Well, we tried.” sighed
“What?” he said shocked.
“No, no. We got four more. Come on, this time we will get it.”
“No cheating.” he said
softly in her ear. They took the next ring, Y/N squinted her eyes and flicked
her wrist sending it flying in the air until it hitched perfectly around the
bottle’s neck somehow fixing the previous ring’s position too. Then they did
the same with the next, and the next and the next each of them sticking the
landing perfectly. Y/N turned towards Kai, starring at him with suspicion in
her eyes. “What? You said ‘no cheating’. I am not cheating. Don’t you know?” he whispered in her ear. “I always win.”
Y/N’s lips curled into a small smile. “So full of yourself. But we
still didn’t –”
“Says who?” he scrunched
his nose for a second. “Five rings around the bottle’s neck.” he turned towards
the girl. “We win, right?”
the girl unhitching the large bear from its place, handing it to Kai before leaning
in towards Y/N. “Your boyfriend is a catch.”
“Thanks.” she said, the
corners of her lips twitching for a second. She glanced at Kai who was
currently having fun hiding behind the bear, making it send a kiss to her. “But
we are just friends.” she sighed.
Kai smiled at her and gave her the bear, watching her smile for
the first time the past hour. Y/N hugged Mr. Snuggles while he put his arm
around her shoulders, pulling her towards him. Something told him that was the
first real time she had smiled the
past couple of days too and he felt a peck of guilt for not noticing something
was wrong earlier, but he intended on making up for it. He intended on making
sure her smile would return permanently on her face and she felt happy again.
“Ferris wheel or bumper
cars?” he asked. “Your choice, sweet cheeks. Tonight, it’s all about you.”
Y/N turned towards him. “Bumper cars. But Mr. Snuggles Junior
won’t be joining us. He is not much of a driver… his feet can’t reach the
Kai laughed under his breath at her commentary, amazed how even
though she was in her twenties and everything she had been through in her life
she still had that childhood innocence inside her. “Whatever you say.” he
kissed her head, getting the picnic basket in his other hand and they made
their way towards the bumper cars.
During the following hours both of them lost track of time having
fun all around the fair. Y/N’s smile returned permanently and she laughed more
than he had ever heard her laugh since they had met almost a year ago. They had
cotton candy and chased each other around and every time he caught her, her
smile got wider. Her heartbeat was faster than a hummingbirds’ wings and her
cheeks turned rosey, her eyes sparkled like he had never seen them sparkle
before while she walked or more like danced around, having fun and smiling.
Around midnight they took a small break, having their small picking near by the
makeup duck pond, which didn’t have any ducks, until around 3am they finally
made their way to the Ferris wheel.
“Close your eyes.” he
said softly, wrapping his arms around her from behind. A blink of an eye later
they were at the very top, the seat rocked dangerously for a few seconds while
Kai made sure she wouldn’t fall. He put his arm around her shoulders and
brushed his nose against her cheek speaking softly in her ear. “I love seeing you like this.”
“Like what?” she turned
towards him, gazing into his eyes.
“Happy.” he smiled,
almost resting his forehead on hers. “With a smile ear to ear and your eyes
sparkling brighter than the stars overhead.”
Y/N took a shallow breath and smiled at him. “It’s all because of
“Aren’t you glad I
kidnapped you from your house and we broke in here?” he asked a little amused.
“Yeah.” she said, “I’ll
definitely never forget a second of it –” her eyes widened suddenly and she
jumped up so fast, if it wasn’t for him she would’ve fallen to the ground. “But
I may have forgotten Mr. Snuggles at the bumper cars. Oh God.”
“No.” smiled Kai,
pulling her towards him. “He is in the car waiting for you to take him home.
“When did you –” she
gazed into his blue eyes sparkling in the moonlight.
“While you were busy
eating the third round of cotton candy.” he laughed under his breath. “That
stuff is dangerous.”
she winked at him, laughing under her breath. “You are the best best friend in history. What would I do without you in my life?”
she wrapped her arms around him, both of them starring at the night sky.
It seemed like forever ago, her feeling out of sorts. How it was
that Kai always knew how to make her smile and make her feel better? Everyone
saw him as someone scary and dangerous but this
Kai sitting right next to her was who he really was. Cute and cuddly, just like Mr. Snuggles. A sigh left
her lips and she caught a glimpse at a shooting star across the sky. Y/N closed
her eyes making a wish when Kai brushed his palm against her cheek, tilting her
chin up until their eyes met. For a long moment they just gazed in each other’s
eyes and slowly he leaned in towards her, listening to her heart about to leap
out of her chest and then he kissed her. Their first kiss was slow and gentle
sending butterflies in her stomach while he pulled her towards him, barely able
to make his lips part with hers. Then too soon for her liking he pulled away, resting
his forehead on hers and gazed in her eyes.