“Yesterday morning General McDownen announced the capture of renowned vampire Niklaus Mikaelson, a member of the original family from which all vampires descend. We switch over now to Kelly Maleon who is on scene outside the Level Two detention center, where Mikaelson is currently being detained.”
Kelly Maleon does not finish her sentence.
She throws the smug little bitch into the wall as the cameraman scuttles for cover, his fear in a thick perfume all around him, and now she crouches down, and she looks straight into the camera with smile on her face and chill in her voice.
Only that once again they broke the Love Laws. That lay down who should be loved. And how. And how much.~ The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
My fan-casting for a film adaption of Arundhati Roy’s novel, The God of Small Things: Suraj Sharma as Estha Ipe, Malavika Mohanan as Rahel Ipe, Rima Kallingal as Ammu, Dhanush as Velutha, Dulquer Salmaan as Chacko Ipe, and Caroline Bech as Margaret Kochamma
Assuming Caroline slipped the MF group after her mom's death, can be after she turns her humanity back on, after one year of being by herself. (Bonus if she's managed to lead everyone on a wild goose chase and involves smut.)
A/N: This is canon for TVD up to Liz’ funeral and…not canon at all for TO cause my headcanon says Klaus and Elijah went to NOLA to have the witches resurrect Kol and after that succeeded have since been doing what they do around the world, okay? Okay!
ALSO this is just part 1 cause the thing is already over 5k and so you’ll get the Klaroline goodness aka smut part later this week after it is written!
She goes home, intent on carrying out her plan to turn it off, to give herself a year of not having to handle the grief that is working so hard to overwhelm her. But that day’s post is laying on the floor as she walks in and its habit to pick it up and dump it onto the table in the foyer. It’s bills she’ll need to probably look at later but there’s also a letter addressed to her.
The handwriting is what catches her eye.
It’s her mom’s and Caroline runs her finger along her name, tears dropping down onto the envelope as she takes in the familiar loops and lines. It’d be so easy to place it back down, to put off looking at what lays inside of it, to not find out what Liz had written and carry on with her carefully detailed plan.
But she can’t do that.
She has to know what’s in there, what her mother apparently deemed so important to have mailed to her in the event of her death. Caroline knows that’s why its here, why she sent it via the mail. Her mother probably sensed the inevitability of her death coming on sooner than either of them would have liked.
This is her chance at a goodbye. Sort of. More than the one she’d gotten through memory manipulation when she’d gotten to the hospital too late to be able to say it in person.
Caroline carefully peels open the envelope, careful not to tear any of her mother’s writing. Even the front of it needs to be saved. This is the last thing she has of her and she means to cherish it for as long as she can. The letter is everything she could have hoped for, her mother’s declarations of how proud she was of her, of how she wants her to find her hopes and dreams and live her life to the fullest.
It’s the last line that has Caroline changing her mind about what she needs to do now.
Don’t let your fears control you.
And isn’t that what she’s doing with wanting to flip the switch. She’s terrified of how the grief will hurt, of how it’ll settle into her bones and never quite leave. But she can’t hold to her plan any longer, lets it crumble into dust as a new one begins to form in its place.
The others probably won’t understand, or maybe they’ll understand a little too well, but that doesn’t matter. What does matter is that she can’t be in this town for a minute longer. There are too many memories that want to cave in on her in every inch of it but the familiarity, the love is gone, buried in the ground with her mother.
Mystic Falls is no longer home and so she takes the letter and a photograph of her mom with her at graduation and leaves everything else, even her phone, behind.