Family Matters

        It was a beautiful day in New Orleans, as Katherine and Nadia headed towards the Bayou to check on Hayley, before letting the Originals or anyone else know they were here. It was Katherine’s idea, since she didn’t want to have a confrontation with Klaus or Rebekah right off the bat. Plus, a source had told her that Hayley was going to have a “miracle baby.”

        When they heard explosion after explosion, they ran, Nadia keeping pace with her mother.

        When she saw the damage, she spoke to Nadia.

        “Nadia, get the wolves to Father Kieran’s church. They’ll be safer there. Find the cure for wolfsbane after they’re safe.”

        When she saw Hayley on the ground, she ran towards her.

        Nadia did as she was told.

        Kat knelt down by the she-wolf and gently patted her left cheek.

        “Hayley, wake up. Come on. Wake up.”

        When she slowly came to, Kat stopped.

        Hayley looked up at her.


        “It’s me.”

        She helped the wolf to her feet.

        “Can you make it to the church? I’ll be behind you as soon as I can. My daughter, Nadia, is with the pack at the church.”

        “I’ll be fine.”

        Hayley left, as Kat looked around and tried to figure out why someone would do this to an entire pack of wolves. If they wanted to target Hayley or hurt Klaus, surely they’d do it a different way than this.

        She looked around and saw a few dead wolves. Then she saw someone when she turned around. He was lying by some fallen trees, so she swallowed her fear of him so she could help him if he needed her help.

        She ran towards and knelt by him.


        She looked down at him and saw that he’d gotten wolfsbaned on his lower stomach from one of the explosions. He must’ve heard what was happening and had come to make sure Hayley or the child hadn’t gotten hurt.

        “Katerina?” he questioned, and then opened his eyes to look up at her.

        “It’s me. I’ll explain later.”


        “She and the child are okay. Right now, you need to get to the church where the others are.”

        She got to her feet and was going to help him, but he got to his feet without help and seemed okay at least.

        “Meet you there,” he said, before walking slowly away, because of the pain he was enduring from the wolfsbane.

        When he disappeared from her sight, she started the way he had gone, when another explosion erupted. It hit her and then everything went black.

        After the cure for wolfsbane had been found and given to those in need of the cure, Hayley wanted to go back to make sure Katherine was okay.

        “Relax, luv. She’s always a survivor. If it makes you feel better though, I’ll make sure she made it out of that mess,” Klaus said. “You stay here.”

        “Thanks, Klaus.”

        She watched him leave, before helping Nadia with the injured that hadn’t been wolfsbaned.

        As soon as he saw her, he raced towards her, avoiding the explosions.

        “Katerina!” he yelled.

        He was instantly at her side and wished he had left with her, instead of leaving her in the Bayou. If she died because he was careless, he didn’t know if his brother would get over it.

        He looked down at her. There was blood on either side of her head from the explosion that had hit her. He didn’t dare feed her his blood, not knowing if she was human due to the cure or something else, and not knowing if the cure had any side effects.

        He gently pulled her into his arms, knowing he had to get her somewhere safe. For now, at least.

        A few minutes later, he had her in his room in his bed at the compound.

        He sat down on her bedside and looked down at her.

        “Katerina, luv, it’s me. Can you hear me?” he called to her.

        When she came to, she saw that she was in a room, Klaus on her bedside wetting a cool wet washcloth on her face.


        “I’m here, luv.”

        “Why save me after all this time?”

        “Because the mother of my unborn child would’ve come to your rescue, if I didn’t go make sure you were okay. I intend to keep her safe, so I promised her that I would take care of you.”

        “Thank you.”

        “Tell me, Katerina, what happened to you? Did you take the cure?”

        “No. I was mad at Bonnie and I took it out on Elena. I tried to kill her, so she shoved it down my throat. I can’t digest vampire blood anymore. The only good thing that came out of it was that my daughter found me. After 500 years, I’m finally reunited with Nadia.”

        “Is there anything else I should know?” he questioned her.

        “Not at all.”

        “Thank you, Katerina.”

        “Anytime, Klaus. Where are Elijah and Rebekah? I didn’t see them anywhere today.”

        “I’m sure they’re around somewhere. Take care. I have things to take care of.”

        She watched, as he set the washcloth on the end table and left.

        She sat up in bed and called up Hayley to speak to her.

        “Katherine, are you okay?”

        “I’m fine, Hayley. I haven’t seen Elijah or Rebekah. Where are they?”

        “Klaus didn’t tell you?”

        “Tell me what?”

        “He freed Rebekah. He decided that they’re too broken to coexist in the same city. I’m gonna find out who did this to my pack. I might know who. Do you want to come with me?”

        “I wouldn’t miss it for the world. Count me in.”

        A few minutes later Hayley, Katherine, and Nadia found where Marcel was hiding out at after he had been banished by Elijah. Nadia had him pinned to a wall, as Katherine stood by him and Hayley a foot or so away.

        “We’re going to ask you some questions and you’re going to tell the truth,” Nadia compelled him.

        “Did you bomb the Bayou? Did you put wolfsbane in the explosives?” Hayley asked.


        “Why would you attack a whole pack of wolves?” Katherine asked.

        “To get back at Klaus. He has to go down.”

        “Then you’ll lose.”

        After they were done, Nadia undid her compulsion on him and released him.

        Marcel watched them, as they left.

        When Elijah came home that night after doing business with some witches, he was met with a surprise, when he entered his bedroom. The love of his life was seated on his bed like she was waiting for him.

        He headed towards her.



        “What are you doing here, Katerina?”

        “For starters, I saved Hayley and helped Klaus today.”

        “Yes. I’ve been told. Why come here? You could’ve been killed.”

        “It was worth the risk.”

        She stood in front of him and they looked at each other, before she softly kissed him. Then they were both kissing.
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