Long Way Back From Hell (3rd revised version)

        It was a beautiful day in New Orleans, as a human Katherine Pierce, formerly Katerina Petrova, walked through the streets in search of Elijah Mikaelson, her ex who left her for his brother. She needed him now more than ever before. She was human now and she had many enemies; all of which were supernatural beings.

        When she made herself to the Bayou, she saw what looked to be the aftermath of an explosion that had been mixed with wolfsbane. And amongst the injured and non-injured werewolves were Elijah and Hayley. It looked to her like Hayley had finally found her family.

        She walked towards them.

        “Katerina?” Elijah questioned, seeing her.

        “I need your help,” she told him.

        “This isn’t the time or place, but we’ll discuss this later.”

        “What happened?” she questioned.

        “Someone sent a suicide bomber out here,” Hayley informed her.

        “Why would someone want to kill werewolves?”

        “I don’t think they planned it like this. Whoever it was, had to be targeting me and my unborn child.”

        “You’re pregnant?”

        “I guess you haven’t heard. I’m carrying Klaus’ “miracle” child, as the wolves call it.”

        “No. I didn’t hear. I’ve been trying to survive any humanly way, but someone broke his promise to protect me from Silas so, as usual, I ran for my life and decided to try my luck in New Orleans. Let’s help your wolves first, though,” she explained.

        They watched, as Katherine went over to where Eve was trying to comfort a small family of a little boy and girl and their parents.

        Eve stood up and looked at her.

        “Katherine. Nice to see you again. I wish it was under better circumstances, though,” she greeted.

        “It’s nice to see you, too. What can I do to help?”

        “Well, I need to go and make the cure for wolfsbane and someone needs to tend to the wounded and be of comfort to the others.”

        “I’ll do both with help from Hayley and Elijah, but there had to be some place you can go until we can fix the damage.”

        “We’ve been banished. We can’t enter the French Quarter.”

        “I’m sure the Originals will have something to say about that. Go make the cure. I’ll do what I can.”

        “Thanks, Katherine.”

        While Eve walked off to go make the cure, she knelt on the ground and looked at the kids whose parents were trying to comfort them.

        “Don’t be afraid. It was just an explosion. Everything will be okay. What’s your name?”



        “Well, I know you’re afraid right now, but you don’t need to be. When I was your age, I used to be afraid too, but you know what?”

        “What?” they asked.

        “My ma’ma told me to look to the stars and listen to the birds. The stars are our ancestors watching over you and if you listen to the birds with your heart, they’ll guide you home and you’re never really alone.”

        The children listened to her and then Sydney had to ask, “Where’s your ma’ma?”

        “She’s one of the stars now.”

        Katherine gave them a smile and then went to comfort and tend to others.

        As Elijah tended to the others and watched Katerina, it made him wonder if she had once had a child, as calm and nurturing as she was with the children.

        Soon, Eve returned with the cure in which Elijah, Hayley, and Katherine gave to the wolves.

        When the wolves were heading out of the Bayou with Hayley and Elijah leading, heading for Father Kieran’s church, another explosion happened.

        “Get them out of here. I need to help her,” he told Hayley.

        She knew who he was referring to.

        “I’ll meet you at the church.”

        Elijah left the wolves to find the love of his life, though she was his ex.

        “Katerina!” he yelled, as he raced towards where she lay.

        He knelt at her side and looked down at her. She lay on her side with her lower left side bleeding, eyes closed, but alive.

        He gently pulled her into his arms and bit his wrist, putting it to her lips, making his blood go down her throat.

        “Stay with me, Katerina. I’m right here. I’ll protect you. Just stay with me,” he said, not wanting to lose her.

        He took his wrist away, which instantly healed, as did her wound.

        A few hours later, when she woke up, she saw that she was in Elijah’s room with him seated on her bedside.

        She smiled and slowly sat up in bed.

        “You saved me. Thanks.”

        “Always and forever, Katerina,” he replied with a smile.

        She smiled back.

        A moment later, they were kissing.
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