the effects of having to wait for your brother

Keeping Up Appearances: Chapter 47 - Kiss the Bride

Amazing cover art by the talented @romanoffsbite

“Are you singing Elton John?” Caroline asked, recognising the familiar tune as she approached Kol in the garden.

“I’m just getting into the wedding spirit,” he explained.

“I’m not sure singing about wanting to kiss your sister is really appropriate, people might talk.”

“I think you need to work on your jokes, Forbes,” he quipped. “You must have been around my brother too long.”

“Hey, I’m offended! I’m way funnier than him,” she joked. “So, why exactly are you standing in the garden singing all alone?”

“Bonnie and I were about to go into town and pick up the suits for the slave driver but her tiny bladder couldn’t wait, as usual, and we didn’t even make it to the front door.”

“Just another wonderful side effect of pregnancy.”

“It’s not all bad,” he murmured, shrugging his shoulders.

“You know, I never got a chance to thank you.”

“For what exactly?”

“For being there for Bonnie.”

“I love her,” he said simply, like it was the easiest thing in the world. “At the end of the day that’s all that matters.”

“There’s more to a relationship than just love though,” she replied, knowing she wasn’t strictly talking about them anymore.

“Maybe, but I think if you really love someone then you’re willing to move heaven and earth to make it happen.”

“Yes, but you weren’t even together at the time. And as much as I love Bonnie she has this stubborn way of pushing people that care away.”

“Things certainly weren’t easy I’ll admit, but I think that just made me want this even more. What’s that saying about no pain, no gain? I think you and my brother would know something about that.”

“Mmmm,” she answered, knowingly.

“He can be an ass, I know that better than most people, but he loves you and I know he’s willing to do everything he can to be with you, Caroline.”

“I know that,” she agreed, without hesitation.

“So if you don’t mind me asking, what’s stopping you?”

Caroline thought about his question wondering exactly the same thing, what was stopping her? She loved him, and everything else that happened and she’d agonized over, seemed to all fall away at that exact moment.

“I suppose, nothing.”

Read more on FF: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10800305/47/Keeping-Up-Appearances