So I’m uploading this part a little earlier than I participated because I figured that there was nothing integral to the plot in it; I can afford to upload it without fear of needing to go back and change things. Thanks to @agentpiku and @thefallenbibliophilequote for the comments last time, and to @imagine-that-marvel and @marveliskindacool for beta-reading. Enjoy my darlings!
On the outskirts of the city, a great distance away from the
main city and its glittering palace, lay a small greening village of no more
than 600 peoples. The town’s inhabitants were hardened and hearty on account of
the toil and labour that had allowed their home to prosper. Such success was
granted in part by the vast forest that lay adjacent…
Thanks to the resources provided by the neighbouring woods,
a thriving economy had been cultivated within the town. The first mile of forest
alone held plenteous income for the town. A particularly large river that
passed the edge provided ample fishing opportunities. Bushes bristling with
berries and root vegetables were easily found. Even veins of metal ores and
precious stones were locatable within a day of dedicated searching.
The only way out of the city was via a main road that also
navigated the thick trees. Carriages moved through it on a daily basis, bringing
goods to and from the village. Despite the traffic on this path, nobody ever
dared to venture away from it, for fear of what terrors the shadowy thicket held.
Everyone in the village had a role. If you were strong, you
felled wood. If you were fast, you hunted. If you were patient, you herded
Honestly, it’s such a fun game with compelling characters and it’s so detailed as well! And it’s given us so many interesting AUs and theories and it’s brought people together, I just love it so much (╥﹏╥ )ﾉｼ The music is fantastic, the characters are fantastic, the world is so fantastic, the fandom is sometimes fantastic, and it’s just fantastic.
Kai Parker x Reader word count : 2 265 summary : reader is sick and kai takes care of her … NOTE : to the anon who requested it : i put a little twist , hope you don’t mind ;) *not my gif ____________________
It’s been almost a year now since Y/N started dating Kai , the powerful vampire witch heretic. They had started dating a little before he had turned and had continued dating after. He was charming , funny , hot as hell , his blue eyes were enough to make her knees go weak and his smile made her heart flutter every time. Kai kept calling her every few hours to check up on her. Y/N had gotten a cold and he had been worried sick about her , even tho every time he called she told him its nothing serious - just a fever and a runny nose… He had gone back to Portland for a few days to take care of some family stuff , pick up some grimoars and such and for some reason he felt guilty for leaving her alone so he cut his trip short and rushed back to Mystic Falls. She had been sick for a day and a half when he made it back to town , heading straight for her house. Kai opened one of the windows with magic and sneaked inside her house. He took a few steps inside and found her curled up into a ball on the couch wrapped up in her favorite blanket , a cup of tea on the small table and sighed. He hated the fact there was no way to stop this cold she had caught - there was a spell for pretty much everything but not this. Her nose was reddish and her skin burned to the touch , which meant her fever had returned. Last time they talked barely a few hours ago her fever had disappeared. Kai lifted her up gently bringing her towards his chest, the blanket hanging on the side as he carried her to her bed , tucking her in. Her eyes fluttered open and closed as she was fighting to wake up ,her hand reaching for his face. “Hey..” she said weakly. “Hey beautiful. How are you feeling?” he asked stroking her cheek gently. “Floaty.” she said trying to get up. “H-how did you get in here ?” Her voice were raspy but still the most beautiful sound he had heard. “Not important. I’ll take care of you OK. You just rest and I promise you , by the end of the day you will feel much better.” Kai said smiling. "Is there anything I can get you ? Tea ? Tissues ? Another blanket ?“ Y/N smiled. Kai was so caring and loving , it was unreal how no one else got to see this side of him. She tried to focus her vision but the fever wouldn’t let it happen. “No .. no , nothing.” she said curling up into a ball. “You should go.. I don’t want to get you sick too.” “I don’t get sick , remember?” Kai said softly. Y/N hummed an answer , her hand holding his. “Rest up sweetheart.” he said , leaning in kissing her forehead. A few minutes later she drifted off into sleep again. Kai covered her with another blanket and headed towards the kitchen. He was going to make her his special soup. About an hour and later , a loud noise came from Y/N’s room , as if something being knocked over. Kai rushed towards her room only to find the bed empty , her night stand lamp on the ground. Then he heard a sound again , a different sound this time , coming from the bathroom , the door semi open. He took a few steps towards it , resting against the wall next to it. “Y/N? Are you OK?” he asked. “Can I come in?” “No. No , don’t. Arhg this is gross…” she wiped a few sweat drops from her forehead. “We haven’t been together long enough for you to see gross.” Then came the sound again. He couldn’t take not knowing what was happening , pushed the door open and saw her sitting by the toilet seat. “I hate being sick.” she muttered. “Go away… I don’t want you to see me like this.” “Now , what kind of a boyfriend would I be if I leave you alone in a moment like this?” he said softly. “Come on , sweetheart. You know me better than that. There is nothing you can say that will make me leave.” Kai sat on the edge of the bathtub , stroking her hair. Y/N looked paler , kind of greenish too. “Uh-oh…” she said , turning towards the toilet again. Kai was fast enough to pull her hair back for her , starring anywhere but at her in this moment. Not because it was gross or anything , he didn’t care about that. No , he just couldn’t watch her like this … suffering. His gaze fell on a small box on the sink , he tried to get a better look at it but in that moment she tried to get up and nearly slipped , his hands catching her in mid air. He helped her wash up and get back to her bed. She sat there bringing her knees up and wrapping her arms around them , Kai sitting next to her. “Have you been puking the past few days too ?” he asked. He was starting to get really worried. Colds rarely included puking … more like never , actually. Losing fluids and not having enough food in her system was bad , no wonder she looked so pale. “No , I um … its the first day this had happened.” she said. “Jeez , I legitemately feel better now.” Y/N laughed for a few seconds , laying on the bed and starring at the ceiling. He laughed nervously , taking her hand. “Better enough to come have some of my special soup ?” Y/N’s eyes widened. “You made me your special soup?” she got up so fast , Kai had to pull her back a little. “Not so fast , princess.” he laughed. Kai knew why she was so excited , his special soup was her favorite. “We don’t want you getting stomach sick again , do we?” “Right.” she nodded and got up slowly , only to be swept off her feet bridal style by Kai. He carried her to the kitchen , slowly letting her feet on the ground so she doesn’t get dizzy. Kai’s special soup was reserved for special occasions and emergencies. She had no clue how he had come up with the recipe , just knew there was something magical about it because somehow it always made things better. “You are the best boyfriend ever !” she said smiling , as he left a bowl with soup in front of her , sitting on the chair next to her. Y/N reached for the spoon but Kai wouldn’t let her. “Kai … I’m sick not a baby.” she said with a pouty face. “I am going to feed you and that’s it.” he said completely ignoring the puppy dog eyes she was giving him. “Awh stop being cute.” Kai winked at her. Y/N rolled her eyes , there was no point in arguing with him - he always got what he wanted. “Waiting for the air plane..” she said laughing. “Hilarious.” he said suppressing a laugh , bringing a spoon full of soup towards her mouth. “It’s not too hot is it?” “It’s absolutely perfect ! Just like you..” she said , reaching for the spoon. “Nah-uh …” Kai said moving the spoon out of her reach. “Don’t make me pin your hands with magic to the chair.” Y/N sighed , there was no way he’d try to do that but she wasn’t in the mood to risk it. Instead she reached for his hand , holding it tightly and looking at him thinking how lucky she was to have him. Most people ran the other way when they saw him , thinking he is this dangerous sociopath … and he was capable of being that , but not with her. Somehow she had reached his heart in a way no one before her had been able to. Spoon by spoon the soup disappeared from the bowl and she started feeling better. “Kai ? Could you bring me my blanket please ?” she asked. “Um , yeah sure… since you asked so nicely.” he winked at her and whooshed towards her room , returning a few seconds later with her blanket , covering her shoulders. He took a few steps away from her , starring at the window for a moment before turning back to her. “Hey , um … whats that ?” he said , holding in his hands the small box he had found on the sink earlier. “Pregnancy test ? Why … why do you have that?” Y/N’s eyes widened , it had completely slipped her mind he might see this… then again he had been away for 2 days … “I um … I’m late.” she said. “I bought it a few days ago , but then I got sick with that stupid cold and … forgot about it.” Y/N laughed nervously getting up , taking the few steps separating them , swiftly getting the tiny box from his hands. He looked more nervous than her. “So … so you … haven’t ? Are you ..?” he stared at her , his expression unreadable. He was at a loss for words. Why would she have that ? He was a vampire , he couldn’t procreate … then he remembered a story about the hybrid Klaus and how no one had seen coming him becoming a father. What if him being a witch/vampire hybrid and Y/N being a witch too had the same loophole ? “I’m not cheating , if thats what got you so nervous…” she said taking his hand. “No , of course not.” he said squeezing her hand. “It’s just rooted in my brain , when you are late more than a few days - take a test. It’s why I bought it … I don’t even know why , it’s not like we can - ” Kai lifted her shirt slightly and placed his hand on her stomach. What if … what if it was possible ? Things that seem impossible to regular people happen , specially when it comes to supernatural beings. He smiled nervously. Y/N looked at him with curious eyes … was there something she was missing ? A part of her had been hoping one day she’d become a mother , but she also knew it was impossible to have that with Kai , not that it mattered to her - he was more than enough and they could always adopt a kid. Did he like the idea of becoming a father ? He had never mentioned it … “Take the test.” Kai said reassuringly. “I want to know … What if it’s possible?” “Wait … are you saying that .. that you want this ?” she asked , a nervous smile on her face. Kai leaned in and kissed her in a surprise attack. “You are my family Y/N… I love you with all my heart and soul… and if there is mini you or me growing inside you it just means …our family will grow.” he said smiling. “What if it’s nature’s loophole like with Klaus Mikaelson and that werewolf girl?” Y/N had expected any other reaction but this one. He wanted this , just as much as she did apparently… if the test came out negative both of them would be crushed. “O-kay. I’ll take the test.” “Could you do it now ?” he asked , smiling nervously. “N-now ?” she stuttered and he nodded. Kai practically pushed her towards the bathroom for her to take the test. He sat by the door waiting for her and like 5 minutes later she opened the door. Y/N looked sad or shocked - Kai couldn’t tell because her expression changed every few seconds , she was starring at the floor at first , holding the white stick in her hand her thumb covering the spot where the results show. “W-what … what did it say?” Kai asked with a worried expression. He had been nervous up until the point he had seen her walk out , not looking at him. “Y/N? What did it say ?” Y/N looked up at him smiling and jumped into his arms startling him for a moment , wrapping her legs around his waist. “Loopholes…” she muttered more to herself than to him. She locked eyes with his unable to stop smiling. “Start thinking of baby names , Malachai Parker. You are going to be a father.” “Oh my God !” Kai said smiling , kissing her a second later. “I never thought …” He let her feet down on the ground gently , kneeling in front of her before lifting up her shirt enough to kiss her stomach , his smile never fading away. He got up , wrapped his arms around her and twirled her again , both of them smiling and laughing. “I love you , Y/N !” he said. “I love you , I love you , I love you !” “I love you too Malachai.” she said through laughter , right before Kai kissed her again. He hadn’t realised how much he had wanted this until it had happened and he felt more complete in that moment than ever before.