Thin Line

A Kolermy Drabble

A/N: Wrote this as if it occurred during the 4x10 episode of TVD. Slightly AU I suppose, but mostly canon. Also kind of a part 2 to this dabble.

Dedicated to Olivia, because she will probably appreciate it the most.

It didn’t take Kol long to find him. Humans were so dull and predictable. They liked being in safe places. Familiar places. Places that reminded them of home and happy times. Kol had remembered Jeremy mentioning this cabin by the lake one night back in Denver. One of those fond childhood memories told during pillow talk between kisses and caresses. A rare moment of intimacy for Kol, and one that he was not–at the moment–regretting.

Jeremy sat by the camp fire, staring into the crackling flames as if they held some mystical answer or advice for him to discover. The light shimmered across the curves of his muscled arms. Kol didn’t remember Jeremy looking so–what was the word–strapping, when last they met. The Jeremy he met in Denver, while attractive, still held some of that boyhood innocence that Kol was only too happy to relieve him of during their secret trysts. Now he was all man, with a stoic gaze that made him look like he had lived almost as many lifetimes as Kol.

A branch cracked under Kol’s foot and Jeremy’s gaze snapped up. It had been purposeful. Kol was a careful spy. He was letting Jeremy know of his presence.

Jeremy’s eyes widened a fraction as the identity of his vistor registered. 

“You’re back,” Jeremy said, his voice sounding deeper than Kol recalled. There was something in that statement, relief mixed with trepidation, that caused Kol’s blood to rush in excitement. It wasn’t the reason he came to see Jeremy but…

“What are you doing here?” The question was hard, masking any emotion that Jeremy had let slip a moment ago.

“You know why I’m here,” Kol said, “hunter.”

Jeremy could feel the hunter’s rage inside of him. The instinctual nerve-wracking impulse to jump forward and attack. The hate was swelling within him now, fresh off another vampire kill and bloodthirsty for more.

“I can’t have anyone going after that cure,” Kol said.

“And why is that?”

“Because,” Kol replied, “the risk it too great. None of you, even Niklaus, realize what you are messing with.” Klaus did know, that was the most irritating part. He thought himself invincible. His brother and his stupid ego was going to get them all killed.

“Well then,” Jeremy said, his back straightening, “let’s end this right now.”

“You know I can’t kill you.” Kol smirked. There were consequences to killing a hunter. Kol didn’t know whether to be thankful or annoyed about that.

“I guess you’re out of luck then.”

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