I Will Love You Forever - Ch2 - Steroline
A/N: Okay so I decided to continue this into a series of One-Shots throughout Stefan and Caroline’s lives. They won’t always be in order. This one is a little short but I wanted to get something up. Regardless I hope you like it.
The smell of bacon filtered through Caroline’s senses as her eyes fluttered open from her restful sleep, she swept her hand out across the bed, reaching across it but finding it empty.
Just weeks ago that would have sent her into a panic, the fear that he was dead still so vivid so real but she had time to adjust to come to terms with everything that happened. She no longer had to remind herself every time he wasn’t in her sights that he was alive. That he made it back to her.
That him coming back wasn’t some dream. It was real. He was real. He didn’t sacrifice himself. He didn’t die.
It had taken her time to really believe that.
When her hand brushed over his side of the bed she could feel his body heat still on the sheets, knowing he hadn’t been gone to long and again the smell of breakfast filled the air and she knew she where she would find him.
She tossed the sheet that covered her bare body off, standing up and spotting Stefan’s discarded shirt on the floor, she scooped it up, slipping it on, loving the way she drowned in the fabric, as it came down to her thighs.
Venturing from the room quietly, she made her way downstairs to the kitchen, smiling to herself when she saw him at the stove in only a pair of black sweats.
She moved forward pressing herself against his back, pressing a kiss to his right shoulder, her hands on his sides. “Something smells good.”
“I hope so.” Stefan flicked off the stove, turning around and slipping one of his arms around her waist. The other cupping her jaw, tilting her head back as he swooped down capturing her lips in a tender kiss, his lips moving slowly with hers, lingering.
Caroline smiled up at him as he pulled back, resting a hand on his chest, feeling the steady beat of his heart against her palm.
“I was hoping to surprise you with breakfast in bed.” Stefan murmured, as he brushed her blonde hair away from her face before traveling his hand down her back wrapping both arms around her.
Caroline smiled, eyes filling with warmth as she reached up looping her arms around his neck. “As lovely as that sounds I’d be more than happy with just you in my bed.”
“Our bed.” Stefan corrected, hands rubbing circles into her lower back.
“Our bed.” Caroline repeated, leaning up and kissing him, one of her hands curling around the back of his neck, finger’s burying in his hair, her other hand sliding around his shoulder and down his chest, feeling the dips and planes of his torso. “Our bed that is empty and waiting for us.” She whispered enticingly against his lips.
Stefan gave a laugh, placing a quick hard kiss to her lips. “Breakfast first.”
Caroline pouted up at him. “Has are fire gone out already?” A teasing glint shining in her eyes. “A few weeks into the marriage and already we’ve lost our spark. Whatever will we-” she cut off with a shriek as Stefan hoisted her up, grasping her thighs and setting her down on the counter.
“Stefan!” She laughed as he captured her mouth in a heated kiss, stepping in between her legs, one hand on her hip the other tangled in her blonde hair.
Stefan’s lips traveled from her mouth to the underside of her jaw, down her neck and back up, skimming over her earlobe. “We’ll never lose our spark, Mrs. Salvatore.”
Caroline felt warmth and love feel her chest, she turned her head, locking eyes with him with a smile. “Prove it, Mr. Salvatore.”
Stefan grinned, his eyes shining with love, stepping away from her, looking over his shoulder to make sure he turned the stove off before scooping Caroline in his arms and making his way back to his bedroom, Caroline’s delighted laughter feeling his ears, making his heart feel lighter than it had in years.
When Caroline woke up again it was to the bed dipping, she stretched her arms above her the bed sheet slipping down, she glanced over and found Stefan sliding into bed with a plate of food. “Little late for breakfast?” she glanced at the clock and saw it was a little after noon.
“Well, I got distracted.” He trailed his eyes over her sheet clad body, his eyes darkening.
Caroline smiled, reaching for his discarded shirt that she had taken over at the end of the bed and slipping it on before turning back to him as he handed her a plate, of French toast scrabbled eggs and bacon.
She bit into the toast, humming at how good it was, out of the two of them Stefan was definitely the better cook. “I could get used to this.”
“You better.” Stefan leaned over kissing her sweetly. “I plan on making you breakfast every morning for a very, very long time.”
“That sounds perfect.” She cup his cheek, bringing his mouth back to hers, kissing him deeply, tasting rich coffee on his lips, she hummed, kissing him deeper.
Stefan nipped at her bottom lip before pulling back with a grin. “Eat your breakfast.”
Caroline pouted but took another bite of her toast, watching as Stefan reached into the bedside table pulling out her notebook. “What are you looking at?”
“Your list of places to Honeymoon.” Stefan grinned. “Italy? France? Bali? Barcelona? The Caribbean? And that’s just to name a few. I thought we were narrowing down the list?”
“That is the narrow down list. I can’t decide which one though.” She gave a shrug. “I would love to go to any of them I just can’t pick which one.” She tilted her head at him. “At this rate we’ll never go on our honeymoon.”
“We’ll go.” Stefan told her, pausing as an idea came to him. “We could go to all of them.”
“Yeah, sure.” Caroline laughed. “Let’s just spend our honeymoon traveling.”
“Experiencing the world together.” Stefan corrected. “It’s not like we can’t afford it. Money won’t be a problem. I could show you all my favorites cities, a new city almost every night, new adventures.”
Caroline bit her lip looking at his earnest expression but she still hesitated. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to. It was just that she wasn’t sure about spending so much time away from her girls.
Stefan reached out clasping her left hand in his, lifting it up and brushing his lips over her knuckles in a loving caress, he looked at her through his dark lashes.
“What about Lizzie and Josie?” She chewed on her bottom lip worriedly even as his lips brushed over her knuckles, causing goosebumps to travel up her arm and fought off a delighted shiver.
“You can skype whenever you want. We could even stop by Disney World, Alaric could bring them, we’ll meet up. You can call them everyday. It’ll only be for a few weeks, a month tops.” He turned her hand around pressing a lingering kiss to the palm of her hand, his thumb rubbing against thee inside of her wrist.
“Okay.” Caroline murmured.
“Okay?” Stefan wanted to make sure he heard her correctly. “You’ll go with me.”
Caroline smiled softly, cupping his jaw with her right hand. “I’d go anywhere with you, Stefan.”
Stefan eyes shine with love and adoration, smiling brightly at her. He reached out taking her plate and setting it on the bedside table and tossing her list beside it before he surged forward, capturing her mouth in a kiss, not releasing her hand, as he leaned over her until her back was pressed against the mattress, interlacing her hand in his, their fingers intertwining together.
Caroline gave a happy laugh. “What about breakfast.”
“Forget breakfast.” He kissed her deeply and Caroline instinctively wrapped her legs around his waist, as his lips traveled across the underside of her jaw.
“I can, I can definitely do that.” She breathed as he sucked kisses down her throat, his free hand slipping beneath the shirt she wore wrapping around her rib.
“I love you.” Stefan whispered reverently and proceeded to whispered the words into every inch of her skin like he was worshipping her.
Caroline had never felt so loved as she trailed her hands over his bare back, tipping her head back to expose her neck further to him. “I love you too, so much.” She breathed losing herself in his love.
She thought she knew what love was supposed to be like but loving Stefan she realized this was what love was supposed to be and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
A/N: Feel free to leave suggestions of things you might like to see. Also quick question, Smut or no smut?