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"What is it?" she asked absently, thinking it wasn’t anything too dire, but as she looked over, she saw Niklaus standing there with a white suit on.
And as always, he looked amazing…sexy. She shut her eyes for a moment but didn’t pull away from Tyler’s hold but looked up at Klaus as he approached them.
"Where have you been, mate?" asked Klaus, but she didn’t miss the dangerous tone and aura he was emitting.
"I just got back in town," said Tyler hesitantly, not sure of what he was going to tell his ‘sire’.
Caroline and Tyler still sort of rocked to the music, despite knowing that Klaus was going to interrupt them.
"That’s funny,” said Klaus sarcastically. “I don’t recall giving you permission to leave in the first place.”
Caroline rolled her eyes, still very much angry at Niklaus for their arguement and yes, she was going to stick to what she said. She would no longer help him in anyway.
"You don’t mind if I cut in, do you?" said Klaus as he walked forward, stopping just in front of them.
"Yes actually, we do," she said in annoyance.
Klaus looked at Caroline with slight rejection but then narrowed his eyes at Tyler, obviously non-verbally telling him to rack off.
"No…its fine," said Tyler reluctantly, remembering that he still had to pretend to have the sire-bond in tact. He looked at Caroline before backing away.
Caroline looked at Tyler pointedly and as Tyler fully moved away from her she snapped her annoyed gaze at Klaus. She walked forward with plans to berate him.
"Why do you always have to prove you’re the alpha male?" she snapped, stopping in front of him with a hand on her hip.
Tyler watched the two interact for a minute, before moving off the dance floor. However, he did watch them from a dark corner and listened to their conversation.
"I don’t have to prove anything, love. I am the alpha male!” he said, obviously slightly offended that she didn’t recognise that.
Caroline rolled her eyes and looked away for a second before her gaze fell back on Klaus.
"Come on, one dance," he said more softly this time. "I won’t bite." Klaus held out his hand for her to take, which she did, reluctantly.
He was leaving after all, so she would indulge him this once. She ignored the fact that she wanted this; she wanted to dance with him one last time before she cast him from her mind forever.
"No, but you break bones just as well," she said as she remembered how he’d hurt her earlier that day.
He’d ruined her leather jacket too, not that he cared about that. Klaus pulled her close to him as he wrapped an arm around her lower back and pulled her hand into his.
"I am sorry about that, love," he whispered softly in her ear with sincerity.
She looked over his shoulder, ignoring his genuine apology.
"Sure you are. I meant what I said," she said, holding her head high. She wouldn’t let him break her down. He’d made his choice and so had she.
"C’mon love. We had a spat, I’m over it already," he said seriously as he looked down at her.
She truly looked exquisite tonight, her silky locks curled, her red lipstick, the red dress which made her look the part of a 1920’s girl perfectly. But the annoyance in her eyes was bothering him.
"Good for you, Niklaus," she said with defiance.
"You should be nicer to me, I’m leaving," he said, pulling her a bit closer.
He loved the feeling of her in his arms but in a different way to what he was used to. Before it was comforting to have her in his arms but now, it was because he fancied her. It was just now that he realised that he did.
"Why should I? I told you, our friendship is over. I’ve seen the error of my ways and I have you to thank for it, as usual. So yes, let us enjoy this one dance because it will be the last," she said, hiding the hurt and regret inside.
Klaus’ grip tightened slightly. “You don’t mean that-“
"Don’t I?" she asked with a raised eyebrow as she glared up at Klaus.
She watched as his gaze hardened and his jaw tightened in rejection. “No, you don’t. Because I know you Carolena. That small town boy over there doesn’t. Small town boy, small town life, it won’t be enough for you.”
Caroline pulled away from him, effectively ending their dance. She looked up at him with anger and it was as if they were the only two people in the room, according to them right in that moment.
"That’s the thing, Niklaus. You don’t know me. Not anymore and to be honest I don’t think you ever did. I could have had a life, I could have been happy at least for a while but I haven’t. I gave up everything to help you, to make sure you didn’t do something you’d regret but I failed every single time. And now here I am in Mystic Falls, I’ve protected you, helped you survive; I came to save you, Niklaus. Everything I’ve done to achieve that goal has not made you see. But its too late, I can see that now. You don’t care about anybody but yourself and you’ve never cared about me. I’m sorry, but its the end.”