Little Parker - Kai Parker (Part Five)
Warnings: Reader thinks she’s a bad mom. Anna gets a nosebleed. Crazy bad heretic dude. Talk of feeling like a bad parent.
Summary: Kai comes back from the dead to find out he has a daughter.
A/n: You can all blame @geminioriginalsimagines again for the fluff but you can blame me for the sad parts (sorry not sorry)
It was Wednesday, you were loading up the car with Kai, Anna was sitting on the couch, holding her teddy and coloring in a notebook tiredly. Someone had sent you a going away gift, you assumed it was Matt, they were your favorite sodas from when you and Matt were kids and so now all three of you were drinking them. You had just loaded up the last box into the car and shut the trunk when you heard Anna yell for Kai. It was the type of scream that only effected parents, the scream that sets alarm bells off in a mother or father’s. It was scream that said ‘your child is in danger’.
You sprint up the stairs into the house and throw the door open, Anna was kneeling next to Kai on the floor, holding his face and telling him to breathe as he choked. A wind rushes past you and you gasp as a vampire appears in front of you, holding a wooden stake in one hand. You run at him but as soon as you do he puts a hand up and chokes you, your hands fly up to your throats as you gasp for air. Not a vampire after all, a Heretic. Anna gets to her feet and throws down her teddy bear.
“Don’t hurt mommy!” Her voice is panicked, she knew Kai could heal from vervain, but that you couldn’t heal from being choked to death. You reach a hand out to her, trying to grab her and pull her behind you.
“I’m not meant to kill you, yet.” The heretic looks from you to Anna as he speaks.
“I said-” a window cracks to Anna’s left- “don’t” a door slams- a light flickers- “hurt” - the floor shakes- a lamp shatters- “MOMMY!”
You fall as the floor continues to quake and a light swings violently over you, Kai rolls into his side as you take in short breaths, the heretic was still choking you. Your scared eyes meet Kai’s as you reach a hand over to grab his shirt. You try to sit up again, still trying to get to Anna, but you find yourself unable to move as you me body paralyzes itself in its last futile attempts to get oxygen to your brain. Pressure builds in your skull and behind your eyes, pain, so much pain, all you can see and think and hear is pain. Your vision blurs, you hear Kai say something but his voice seems so far away.
“No, please-” Your head hits the floor as you weakly try to claw for air, your throat covered in scratch marks.
“AAAAAAAGGGHHH!” A loud scream from Anna makes all the windows smash simultaneously and a fire to start jumping over the carpet towards the Heretic. His eyes go wide and he disappears out the back door in a flash.
Kai scoops you, Anna, and her teddy bear up and takes you across the street in a split second. You gasp for air, sirens sound in the distance, Anna leans over you. Her small hands cup your cheeks as you splutter for air, her eyes focused on you, she was worried, and very exhausted.
“I’m alright… I’m okay… just need to… catch my breath…” You sit up and look over Anna blearily, checking for bruises or cuts or anything like that. Kai rubs your back, still coughing a little into his fist. Anna’s nose starts bleeding.
You wipe it away quickly with the sleeve of your shirt. Anna was swaying on her feet and you grabbed her shoulders to steady her, she looked weak, but that’s to be expected when she’s a five year old witch setting houses on fire. You pull her into a hug, eyes leaking tears down your cheeks as you cry, not because you were afraid, but because you were relieved, and you didn’t know how else to convey that emotion.
“Never… again… okay?” You stand up, unsteady and dizzy on your feet as you still try to catch your breath.
“Okay, mommy.” Kai helps you into your seat in the car and you lean back on it as he buckles Anna in in the back.
The car starts and you lean back in your seat even more as Kai drives. You were exhausted, the lack of oxygen to your brain took all of your energy out of you, you turned your head to the side and look back at Annalise. Her hair was a mess, but her eyes were closed and her arm was looped under the arms of her teddy bear, she looked over exhausted. Kai held your hand in the center console.
You let your mind run, you’re too exhausted to push any thoughts to the back of your mind. All you can think about is how you failed to protect Anna, she’s your baby, you’re her mother, you’re meant to protect her. It’s your job as a parent to protect and shelter your child from the darkness of the world. You’re a witch god damnit, you know every spell in your great-grandmother’s grimoire, so why couldn’t you just stop someone from choking you? You’re a failure, aren’t you?
“I tried to grab her… I couldn’t protect her.” Kai squeezes your hand. “I’m supposed to protect her Kai, I’m her mother.”
“You couldn’t have stopped him, Anna didn’t even stop him. She just scared him.” You look out the window, catching a glimpse at the burning remains of your home as firefighters run into it.
“Why couldn’t we just be normal? I wanted a normal life for Anna, I wanted her to have a normal white picket fence childhood. She shouldn’t be passed out in the backstreet right now, she should be playing in the park with her friends, we shouldn’t be running from Damon Salvatore and that Heretic bastard, we should be making breakfast.” You were crying again, you hadn’t even noticed it until you felt your cheeks grow wet.
“I know, okay? I know. But this is our life, this is her life, this is going to be the life we live forever. But we’ll make it work. We’ll go grocery shopping on Saturday’s, I’ll pick her up from school, we’ll teach her magic, she’ll make friends, we will make this work.” Kai seemed so sure, but you were still staring out the window.
“We’ll make this work?” Kai nods.
“We will definitely make this work, I know I will, for you two I’d do anything.” You smile.
“Get some sleep, it’s a long drive.”