Klaus nodded at her and ordered them both chicken parmigiana and a nice bottle of red wine to go along with it and sent the waiter off. When she asked about his day, he almost laughed. He didn’t. He had more class than that. Klaus looked at her and put his hand on the table, folded, as he spoke. “It was alright. I spent a lot of time restoring the damage that Kol inflicted on my house because he could.” he said, rolling his eyes. “He’s very…dramatic. If you think I am bad…” he said, shaking his head and chuckling. Nik thanked the waiter when he brought salad over and put a bowl of french onion soup in front of both of them. “I know it’s not italian, but oddly enough they have the best french onion soup at this place.” he said smiling at her. He picked up his wine glass and raised it up to her. “…a toast. To how lovely you look tonight.”
Caroline laughed and nodded. “I didn’t get to meet Kol,” she told him. “I don’t doubt he’s as bad as you say.” The Original family all seemed to have a bit of a temper. Apart from Elijah. He was the exception to most of the Original’s ways. She held her glass up and touched it to Klaus’. She brought it to her lips and took a small sip before setting it down again. “Thanks,” she said. “You don’t look so bad yourself.” She grabbed her spoon and tasted the soup. “It is good,” she agreed. “Is there any specific reason you brought me out tonight?” she asked, twirling a lock of her hair absent-mindedly.
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Klaus smiled back at Caroline as she came out. She looked radiant. Confident. She was definitely born to be a ruler. She wasn’t meant to fall into anyone’s shadow. He intended to make her see that. Holding out his arm, he wrapped hers around it and then escorted her outside to where his car was sitting. He thought about driving the Porsche over, just because it was fancier…but he wasn’t sure that was something that she would like. So instead, he had driven his Charger over. Black outside and inside, leather and tinted windows, and all the best things money could buy. Plus, it had a roomier backseat. Not that he intended on trying it out with her. At least not that night. He opened the door for her like a gentleman and then quickly got in himself, smiling at her as he took her hand and kissed the back of it. “Thank you for allowing me to take you out this evening,” he said. Very formal. He smiled at her and then he started driving. Before long, they were outside of Williamsburg and parked in front of a really expensive, really fancy looking Italian restaurant. Opening her door for her again, Klaus once more took her arm through his as he led her up and into the restaurant. “Can I get you anything? Feel free to order whatever you like,” he said with a smile. “Tonight is all about you snapping your fingers, and getting whatever it is you want.”
The restaurant was beautiful and Caroline was immediately impressed. No guy had ever taken her somewhere like this before. No guy was ever as interested in her as Klaus was right now. It was new and exciting and Caroline liked it. Caroline would never admit any of this, though, and tried to keep her expression neutral as she took in her surroundings. “Not bad,” she said as he walked her in. “I don’t want to do that, though,” she told him. “I’ll have whatever you’re having.” She examined her hands, trying to think of something she could say. “How was your day?” she asked, keeping the conversation casual. She was sure it would become serious soon enough and she wanted to enjoy the small talk.
Although she shut the door in his face, Klaus still smiled. It took him half a second to go out to his Porsche and come back inside. He knocked on Caroline’s door gently. He had another box wrapped with another pretty bow. It was true, one couldn’t buy affection. However, that wasn’t what Nik was trying to do. He just wanted to give her…everything. He wanted to buy her everything she wanted and then give her the world on top of that. “If you don’t mind…I thought of that,” he said, knowing again that she could hear him just fine. “I brought another dress…I was hoping you’d consider wearing.” Klaus looked down and ran his fingers over the top thinking about the dress. She looked astonishing in blue, he already knew that. That had been the reason he’d gone for the dress. The black lace overlay just added to it…and he hoped that she would accept it. He wanted to see her wear something he’d picked out for her….because she wanted to. Not because she felt like there hadn’t been another option like she had said at the ball. Looking up, Nik straightened himself up and held out the box, standing there hoping that Caroline would open the door and at least look at it. “I really hope you’ll like it,” he added through the door.
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She was already combing through her closet when she heard him speak outside her door. She cracked it open and looked at him curiously, her gaze traveling down to the package he held. She reached out and took it from him, flashing him a smile before closing the door in his face again. “This saves me a lot of time!” she called to him, opening the box. She smiled, it reminded her of the dress he had given her for the ball. She shed her clothes quickly and put the dress on. Caroline stood in front of the mirror, admiring the way it showed off all her best features. She quickly fixed her hair and did her makeup, a skill she was proud of. She didn’t know anybody who could get ready faster than her in the morning and look as good as she did. She pulled on a pair of black heels and grabbed her purse. She opened her door and smiled at Klaus. “Ready to go,” she said, stepping into the hallway.
Klaus moved and took her hand, gently, when she spoke about not wanting to go out dressed as she was. In her simple outfit…she looked gorgeous. He moved and kissed her hand gently before he spoke. “You look ravishing,” he said. The compliment was genuine. Nik actually thought that Caroline looked perfect. She was the first woman in over 5 centuries to honestly attract him simply by being herself…not by him wanting something from her. He looked at her and spoke again. “May I come in?” he asked, smiling. A real smile, a real honest smile. Nik hadn’t smiled like that in…far too long. Caroline wanted to see this Nik…and hey, she was helping him find him again, so why not? It was almost as if he wanted this. Okay, so he did want this. He wanted her, and that was all there was to it. “I promise I won’t bite. Unless you offer,” he added, trying to make a joke about it.
Her eyebrows shot up, a disbelieving look on her face. “I do not,” she argued. But she did think he was being genuine, and her hand was tingling where his lips had touched her skin. She pulled her hand from his and stepped back, making way for him to come through the door. “Sure,” she said. She would have never done this under normal circumstances, but what happened last week had her behaving in a completely different way around him. She was still willing to give him a chance to prove to her that there was another side to him, and so far she was liking what she saw. The smile on his face brought out a smile of her own, she hadn’t see him smile like that before. And she liked it. She rolled her eyes at his joke and made her way to her bedroom. “I’m not going to offer. And if we’re going out I at least need a dress to wear. I can’t wear this while you’re wearing a suit.” She walked into her bedroom and shut the door in his face, leaving him standing outside. “Stay here while I get changed,” she said at normal volume, knowing he would hear her easily.
It had been almost a week since their little breakthrough. Klaus had kept his distance, trying not to force himself on her. Also, he’d had a few things to patch up with Rebekah in any case. However, it was a Friday night and Klaus found himself on Caroline’s doorstep. He was invited in, but well…he stayed outside. Standing up straight, Klaus was in a suit and he rang the door bell to the Forbes’ house. He came to personally invite her to the ball the family was throwing…as well as take her out. On a date as she requested. When he saw her confused face appear in the window of her door, he smiled and held up the small little bouquet of flowers that he had brought with him. “Hello, love.” he said when she opened the door. “I came to cordially invite you to our ball.” He handed her the flowers with the invitation nestled in the top of them. “As well…as take you out to dinner, if you’ll permit me?”
Caroline was in the living room watching TV when she heard the doorbell ring. She listened briefly, wondering who it could be. She muted the TV and got up, making her way to the door. Her forehead creased in confusion when she saw Klaus through the window in the door, and was he wearing a suit? Her eyebrows shot up in surprise when he held up the bouquet of flowers. She opened the door slowly, giving him a look. “Hi…” she responded slowly, still not entirely sure what was going on. “A ball?” she asked, taking the flowers from him and glancing at the invitation. She took it out and read it quickly. “Looks interesting,” she said, carefully placing it back amongst the flowers. She stepped back, placing the flowers on the small table by the door. “Take me to dinner? Tonight?” she asked, glancing down at her clothes. “I’m not dressed to go out…”
She kissed him back. That was enough for Klaus. His arms moved to wrap around her back, pulling her close to him as he continued to kiss her. Caroline tasted like…something sweet, like fruit…and blood. She’d fed recently. Moving, Klaus whisked her around and put her down on the bed, laying on top of her. He wasn’t crushing her, just kissing her. But her being under him…well she felt good. His hand ran through her hair while the other ran up and down her side. All the while, Klaus never let his lips leave hers. After a while, Klaus moved his kisses from her lips to her jaw again and then to her ear. “You taste delicious…” he whispered in her ear. When he moved down to her neck, he whispered again. “I wonder how your blood would taste…”
“You’re not going to find out,” she whispered back and flipped them so she was leaning over him. She touched the tip of his nose with her finger and then climbed off her bed, leaving him lying there. “Like I said. I’m not going to jump into anything until I know you’re serious about all of this,” she said, waving her hand in the air. “And a good way to convince me that you are would be to leave like a gentleman and maybe ask me out on a date next time you see me.” She shrugged her shoulders and walked over to her bedroom door, opening it and holding her arm out while she waited for him to leave. “I have closet to organise.”
Her hands felt good on his. It was…soothing. It had been so long since he’d had anyone. Rebekah had just broken every last thing that was between she and Nik…and he honestly felt alone. Perhaps that was why he was clinging so close to Caroline. She was everything Rebekah was…but somehow more. “Mm…well it won’t happen over night…but with some help…” he smiled at her. He honestly smiled and leaned down to kiss her lips again softly. Slowly, he moved his kisses down her jaw and to her neck. Kissing her felt…good. He left soft kisses along her neck before moving away and looking at her again. “…maybe he will be the one locked away for a long time.” Moving his hand back up to her face, he continued to rub his thumb across her cheekbone. He couldn’t help it…he wanted to touch her. Had to touch her. Running his other four fingers through her hair, he moved in and bit her lip gently again before letting it go. “Caroline…”
When he smiled at her, a genuine smile, her heart skipped a beat. It was crazy how different he could be. She wondered if it was real. He would get what he wanted if he kept being this sweet, good person. “I would like that,” she admitted. Caroline wished she hadn’t started this. It had just made everything a hundred times more complicated than it already was. She was a horrible person. But if she ended up helping Klaus… maybe it would be worth it. He bit her lip and let it go and she found herself wanting more. She wouldn’t do anything tonight, but she figured kissing him wouldn’t hurt anybody. Except maybe everybody. They don’t have to know she told herself before leaning in and kissing him again, her hands moving to tangle in his hair. Kissing Klaus was different to anything she’d experienced. She liked it. A lot.
“That Klaus…” he said, his lips still inches from hers. He sighed and closed his eyes. That Klaus…had been locked away for a long time. Opening his eyes, he looked at Caroline and spoke. “…that Klaus hasn’t been around for a long time. He…hasn’t had a reason to be out in a long time. But maybe…” he ended there and just leaned down and pressed his lips to hers again. His hand continued to move on her cheek as his other hand moved to gently caress the side of her hip with his fingertips. After a few moments, Klaus pulled back, tugging on her lip lightly before letting it go. “Caroline…” he said, stroking his fingers down the side of her face and across her hip gently. “Help me remember that Klaus….won’t you?”
Caroline’s head was spinning from his kisses and her confusion. She was happy that he was finally being… nice. But she didn’t know how long it would last. She reached up and grabbed his hands in hers, taking them away and holding them in front of her. “If you really want that, then it’s going to take a little bit of time. I need to know that you’re serious. That I’m not going to jump into this and have it all blow up in my face,” she said. She sighed and looked down. What am I doing? She thought to herself. She was curious about a lot of things. Why she seemed to be able to make this new Klaus appear and nobody else could? Her next move surprised her, and she wasn’t sure why she did it. She leaned forward and placed a quick kiss on his lips, lingering for a short moment before she pulled back. “This Klaus I would consider. The violent Klaus who essentially feels nothing? Not so much.”
“I never said I would actually kill Damon…and Tyler’s not your concern. He has something coming to him very soon,” he said, smirking. Klaus was walking towards her leisurely as he spoke. “What I do or don’t do to Matt will reply on you, my dear Caroline. I guarantee that I could give Damon something he wants and he would give the coffin back in a heartbeat. You think he cares about what happens to your friends? That’s cute,” he said, coming close to her and smiling. Nik moved and stroked the side of her face and pushed the hair that was in it out of her face and behind her ear. “I’m just asking for one night….I promise you…no one ever has to find out.” Suddenly he had her pinned against her own door, his lips near hers. “I promise that I can change your mind about me…” slowly, Klaus leaned down and pressed his lips to hers, moving to cup the side of her face, his thumb rubbing over her cheekbone as he kissed her.
“Tyler is my concern, actually. I care about him a lot,” she argued. She shook her head in frustration. Why was this happening to her? She just wanted to pick up everyone she loved and take them somewhere far away where Klaus or anyone else wouldn’t be able to hurt them. Caroline knew Klaus could be nice. She had seen his other side, something she didn’t think existed. So when he said he could change her mind about him, she thought maybe she could believe it. Caroline wasn’t one to deny somebody a second chance. “How?” she asked, and then his lips were on hers. His kiss was sweet, and it reminded her of their conversation the night of her birthday. She liked this Klaus. She could stand to be around this Klaus. She kissed him back, wanting to give him a chance to change her mind. Caroline pulled back and looked into his eyes. She liked what she saw there. “I want to get to know the Klaus that saved me on my birthday,” she told him. “Not the one that threatens to kill my friends to get what he wants.”
Nik’s smirk widened on his face when Caroline listed off the names of people she cared about. Betraying her friends hm? Well he tried being nice, but it seemed that all this group responded to was violence. Smirking he walked towards her again, gliding towards her the way a predator did towards prey. “Well, dear Caroline…” he said, smiling at her. “For your information…Tyler won’t be around very much longer. As for Bonnie…well I could use a new witch at my side. I can almost guarantee that she’ll join me…and I don’t need more excuses to kill Damon. And Matt…” he said putting emphasis on the name. That was the one that would get her and he knew it. Matt, the ordinary human that seemed to fit no where in the group….Caroline’s old flame. Yes, Klaus knew about that. What didn’t he know about? “Matt I’m sure would love to see his sister again. I can make that happen...very…very easily…” His lips were inches from Caroline’s when Nik spoke his final piece. “If you can’t keep a secret…then all your friends are dead.”
She moved away from him, keeping the distance between them as he moved towards her. “What? Why? Are you going to do something to Tyler?” she asked, her voice rising as she realised he was taking this in a violent direction. “You leave Matt alone!” she spat, her tone coloured with anger. Matt was her humanity, whether she wanted to admit it or not. Innocent, human Matt who shouldn’t have to have any part in this world. But of course it would be because of her that he was dragged into it. She was putting him in danger just by existing. Just because she still loved him. She pushed him away from her, using all of her strength, and suddenly she was on the other side of the room from him again, her bedroom door right next to her if she decided to run. “If you kill Damon how do you expect to get that coffin back? Whatever is in there must be pretty important to you. And I can guarantee if you hurt any of my friends, you will never see it again.”