Their New Beginning

        It was a dismal night in New Orleans, as a human Katherine Pierce walked, heading for wherever Elijah was at. News traveled fast, so she knew that he no longer lived at the compound with his siblings. She also knew that Rebekah had left as well, so Klaus was alone. He was the only one staying at the Mikaelson compound as far as she knew.

        Seeing a bar, she headed there, guessing that the bartender, Cami, would know where Elijah was living at.

        Once inside, she stood at the bar, waiting for Cami to finish serving drinks.

        When she finished, Cami went to her next.

        “What can I get you?”

        “Information. I need to know where Elijah is.”

        “It depends on who’s asking.”

        “Katherine Pierce. He and Klaus like calling me by my born name, though. Katerina. Elijah and I have History. We’ve been in love for 500 years, but I’m human now. I need his help if I’m to live. I’ve done things. If my enemies find out that I’m human, I have a price on my head. Please,” she summarized.

        Realizing that she was telling the truth, she sighed before giving her the address.

        “Thank you,” Katherine said, before leaving the bar and heading for Elijah’s.

        Half an hour later, Katherine was on the doorstep of his place, which looked a lot like the old slave home Marcel had grown up in that had burned down, because of Celeste and those who had followed her.

        She stood on his doorstep and knocked, hoping he would answer. It wasn’t like he had left her on the best of terms, after all.

        A few minutes later, he opened it.

        “What do you want?” he questioned, using that tone on her that he had used back in Pennsylvania.

        “It’s a long story, but I’m human now. If word gets out, I’m dead. I need protection.”

        “That’s your own fault, Katherine. Not mine. Go ask someone who cares."

        “At least give me another chance. Please,” she almost begged him, but it was a request instead.

        “I’m not ready to go through that again. You’ve caused enough harm to enough people. Just go home,” he said, before closing the door on her.

        She silently walked away, not knowing why he was being this way. It wasn’t like him to turn down a plea for help. Especially, when it was her in need. What had happened for him to do this? He was like a stranger to her now.

        As she walked, thoughts and memories flooded through her, as she tried to make sense of Elijah’s strange behavior.

        After pushing her thoughts and memories away, she made herself inside an old abandoned building to lay down for the night. After coming back after some degree of torture, she was tired. She needed rest.

        An hour later, Elijah had just left his place, when there was tremendous shaking of everything. He knew he had to find Katerina, realizing this was an earthquake and not a witch doing this.

        Once he got a whiff of human blood; her blood, he followed it to an old abandoned building. After the earthquake, it looked unstable, but he went in anyway. It was Katerina. He’d die for her if it came down to it, whether he had forgiven her or not. He lost Gia. He couldn’t lose Katerina. And if she died in this disaster after he had been, for lack of a better word, a jerk, he’d never forgive himself.

        After calling for her multiple times, he saw from a distance, her mostly buried. He could still see her head and right arm.

        He was instantly knelt at her side.

        He gently but quickly got her unburied and soon could see how injured she truly was.

        As he looked down at her, he could see that there was blood on either side of her head, some other wounds here and there, and her lower stomach was also heavily bleeding. She was still alive, but was losing a lot of blood.

        “Stay with me, Katerina,” he said, as he gently pulled her into his arms and got to his feet. He then blurred out of there and to the woods. He couldn’t exactly save her in the middle of chaos.

        Once in the woods, he gently layed her down and took her jacket off to use to try and stop or slow the bleeding of her lower stomach, as her skin paled. He took his jacket off and used it as a pillow for her head.

        As he applied pressure, she somewhat came to.

        “Elijah?” she breathed.

        He rested a hand on her forehead, while trying to stop the bleeding with his other hand.

        “I’m here, Katerina,” he assured her. “Can you digest vampire blood?” he questioned.

        “I don’t know,” she breathed, before everything went black for her again.

        He gently pulled her into his arms, as her breathing became faint from all the blood loss. He then bit his wrist, putting it to her lips, making his blood go down her throat to save her life.

        A few minutes later, he took his wrist away, which instantly healed, but still held her close, waiting to see if it would heal her or if he had to get her to a hospital.

        “Keep fighting, Katerina. Keep breathing. I need you, Katerina. I need you to heal and open your eyes for me. You fought for 500 years. Now, I need you to fight just a little longer, and open your eyes just one more time,” he said, hoping she could hear him.

        A few minutes later he watched, as her wounds began to heal.

        Relieved that she’d be okay, he gently pulled her into his arms and blurred home.

        When she woke up, she was in his bed with him seated on her bedside.

        She gave him a smile and he smiled back.

        “I’m sorry, Katerina,” he apologized to her.

        She knew what he was apologizing for.

        “All is forgiven. I know a lot has happened.”

        “I’ll protect you just as you need,” he promised, glad she had forgiven him. Maybe this was the start of their new relationship. They could start over without second guessing any of their intentions.

        In the end, everyone was okay and Kat and Elijah got back together.
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