I’ll Love You Forever Until The End (Kalijah)

        It was a dismal night, as a human Katherine appeared in New Orleans, ascendant in hand, injured. She’d just escaped Kai and the 1994 prison world. She’d expected to appear in Mystic Falls, but instead, she found herself in New Orleans. She didn’t know why, so she began to walk, taking a look around.

        After finding out what Marcel had done and almost did, she was furious. Instead of hunting him down though, she went to find the Mikaelson siblings and Hayley. She was smart, so that’s why she didn’t go after Marcel. Marcel was a weapon. She was human. Descended from Travelers with Traveler magic or not, she didn’t stand much of a chance against Marcel if she angered him. He was now worse than Klaus himself. Another reason was due to the fact that she had to make sure that Elijah didn’t die. Besides, even though Elijah had left, she’d do anything to keep his family safe, whether Elijah lived or not. She had at least some decency to help out his family, whether she was doing this for him or if she was doing this for those she cared for that were connected to their bloodline.

        A few hours later, she found the abandoned warehouse. She saw that they were already cured, since she saw that Elijah was outside by a fire with Hayley standing beside him. She did overhear them talking about getting Klaus back from Marcel, which she knew meant that Marcel was holding Klaus as a prisoner. She knew without a doubt that Klaus needed saving. She also realized how close Elijah and Hayley had become, which made her wonder if she even belonged in his life anymore. She wouldn’t let anyone see her upset, though.

        She put a hand on the hood of an abandoned car that looked like it hadn’t run in years, so she could at least try to go further. Everything was growing dim, but she did see Hayley finally go inside the warehouse. She’d lost a lot of blood from her time in the prison world, having to deal with Kai of all people. She knew she deserved it for everything she’d done, though. At least in her perspective, she deserved it. She knew others would see it differently. As she used the car to keep herself from falling, or try to, she finally spoke now that Hayley was inside.


        As soon as he heard the voice and smelled blood, he knew who it was and, even before he turned around to see how bad it was, he realized that she was somehow human again.


        He blurred over to stand in front of her, and was afraid for her life, though he didn’t quite show it. She’d lost a lot of blood and was very pale, and he could tell that she was fighting to stay awake and stay on her feet. Judging from the ascendant he saw in her hand, she’d come from a prison world, and he instantly realized which one it had been. He knew all about the two prisons worlds, and he knew about Kai. Elijah normally didn’t go around killing people, but if Kai was here, he’d kill him for harming Katerina. Right now, though, he knew that didn’t matter. All that mattered was to take care of her. Make sure she lived through this. He may care for Hayley, but he would always love Katerina, no matter what.

        “What has happened, Katerina? You’re human.”

        “Long story cut short. I thought Elena said something to make you leave, and since I was angry, I took it out on her, and she shoved the cure down my throat. After Silas drank the cure from me, I began aging and within a month, I died. I ended up getting taken by some black mass and ending up in a prison world, instead of where I thought I’d end up at. I finally found a way out with the ascendant tonight, but not before Kai did what he did,” she summarized to him.

        “I’m so sorry, Katerina,” was all he could say. He couldn’t take anything back that had happened in the past any more than she could. Everyone made mistakes. They just had to live with them and move on.

        She couldn’t say anything to that, since apologies were overrated when it came to them. They never truly got what they wanted. Then everything went black for her.

        When she collapsed, he caught her from hitting the ground. He then put the ascendant in his jacket and gently picked her up in his arms, before blurring to the warehouse. He didn’t know if she could digest vampire blood now that she was a human again. He couldn’t let her die, though. There was only one thing he knew had to work to save her life. He had to get Freya to heal her and save her life, even though he knew Freya didn’t know her. As far as he knew, Freya knew nothing of doppelgangers.

        “Freya, I need you to heal her,” Elijah stated, as he layed her gently down on the table Freya had used to make their cures on a while ago. He put the ascendant on a nearby table and used his jacket as a pillow for her head.

        “Who is she?” she inquired, wanting to know why Elijah was asking her to heal someone she didn’t even know or recognize.

        “I’ll explain later,” he told her. He didn’t feel like telling her their entire tragic love story right now. He didn’t think she had much time left, and he wouldn’t lose her again. He knew what Katerina had told him had been the truth, for once in a very long time.

        He rested a hand on the side of her face.

        “Stay with me, Katerina. Please.”

        Realizing that she was someone that Elijah cared about deeply, more so than he did for Hayley, she agreed and approached. She then began to heal her.

        Hayley silently stood on the sidelines, not having anything to say or knowing what to do, if she could do anything. Katherine was a terrible person as a vampire, but she knew she didn’t deserve to die like this. Katherine didn’t deserve this. She didn’t have anything to say, since she didn’t even know about Katherine and Elijah being together. They had clearly been together, judging from how much he didn’t want her to die.

        Soon, Freya had finished healing her and Elijah stayed at her side, waiting for her to awaken, once the blood she’d lost had been restored, and Elijah had summarized who she was to Freya. He just stood there, a hand still on the side of her face, waiting for her to wake up, determined not to leave, no matter what. He’d left more than once before. He wouldn’t leave again. Especially, when she needed him. Even when she recovered from what she’d been through with Kai, she’d need someone to protect her from non-human enemies. Someone that wouldn’t betray her or try handing her over on a silver platter. He’d protect her, no matter what. Besides, once Klaus had been rescued from Marcel and Marcel was dealt with, there wasn’t anything for him anymore. Klaus didn’t need him anymore. He had Hope and Hayley. He was sure Kol and Rebekah would be moving on as well, even if Freya stayed behind with Klaus and Hope and Hayley. This gave Elijah a new purpose. He could fulfill what Katerina had asked him to five years ago. They could go away together without worrying about Klaus coming after either of them. They could finally be happy.

        Soon, she woke up and they all left to go deal with Marcel. The Mikaelson siblings went to rescue Klaus, while Katherine met Marcel in the cemetery.

        “Long time no see, Katherine. I was surprised when you wanted to meet me here,” Marcel greeted, once he’d arrived.

        “The only reason I wanted you to meet me is because I heard about what you did. Bad move going after Elijah and Klaus. You know how much I care about Elijah, and you broke our deal we made. Or did you forget? I helped you get the tourists to come back to help New Orleans thrive like it was meant to after you and Rebekah sent Mikael here. In exchange, you keep away from the Mikaelson siblings, though I never really cared about Rebekah, considering the history you two have. I figured you’d never harm her, but I guess I was wrong. You’re just like Klaus. Worse than Klaus now, though. Tell me. Why’d you do it? What did Klaus do this time for you to strike back the way you did?” she greeted back.

        “I never forgot, Katherine. I just figured after all this time, since you never followed Elijah back to town, that you wouldn’t care what I did. Davina’s dead because of Kol. The ancestors may have had a hand in it, but it’s still Kol’s fault that she died. He deserved what came to him. As for his family, darkness surrounds them all. Everyone they touch, eventually dies one way or another,” he replied to her.

        “You think that it’s okay to do this? What you did is unforgivable, Marcel, and you know it. You may not have friends that are linked to the Mikaelson bloodline, but what happens if someone else has friends or family linked to Kol or Elijah or Rebekah? This may come as a shock to you, but I actually do have people I care about. People I don’t know who their bloodline starts with. I’ll always love Elijah, but I also have always loved another vampire. Someone I turned. If any of them die and my bloodline is linked to someone that’s not Klaus, his blood will be on your hands, and I will be your worst enemy,” she warned him, trying to get him to see reason.

        “You may be human, Katherine, but I can do whatever the hell I want now that I’m a weapon against the Mikaelsons.”

        “I’m not just a human, Marcel,” she answered. “I’m much more than that.” She magically through him against a mausoleum that was close by, and then approached. “I can do whatever the hell I want and get away with it myself, because I’m descended from Travelers. Something I learned from my long-lost daughter I didn’t ask for the cure from. You’ve been keeping Klaus captive, I’m well-aware of, and though I’ve hated him for 500 years, keeping him away from his daughter is something personal for me. My father did almost the exact same thing with me. He tore her from my arms and when we were reunited, all we got was maybe a few weeks or so and then we died together, as family, because one, I didn’t ask for the cure because I was afraid of what Klaus would say and two, everyone found out that I body jumped so I could live a little longer. My doppelganger thought it would be nice to waste the cure for vampirism on me, so when Silas drank it out of me, I began dying of old age and it couldn’t be stopped. Take it from me. The time you lose with your daughter can never be bought back.”

        Marcel got up.

        “I’m sorry about your daughter, but it’s different with Klaus. He deserves what has come to him.”

        “Why?” she questioned him. “What makes you any better than Klaus? You’ve killed just as he has. Those around you die just like what happens with Klaus and the others, and even myself. We’re all the same, whether we want to believe it or not.”

        “You hated him for 500 years. What stopped you?” he inquired of her, wanting to know.

        “When I was on my deathbed, I knew it was time to forgive everyone who ever wronged me. I even forgave Klaus, and I forgave Elijah for leaving. There’s no point in having vengeance forever, when you can’t do anything about it. Even if you do seek your vengeance and win, there’s no satisfaction. You don’t get what you want truly. Look at you. You’ve gotten your vengeance against Klaus and Kol, but what of Rebekah? You’ve lost her because of what you’ve done to her family. She loved you and this is how you repay her? I’ve stood in her shoes before, and I know that she won’t forgive you. She’ll make sure you suffer before she finds a way to once and for all, kill you, with or without her family at her side. You see, she may despise me, but we are so much alike I hate admitting it. I know what she thinks of you, and how she’s going to react to what you’ve done. As for me, I won’t side with you after what you’ve done. I’ll side with the Mikaelsons. Enjoy what life you have left, because you never know when we’ll all take it from you,” she told him.

        She figured that they’d rescued Klaus by now, so she turned around and began to walk away, leaving Marcel to ponder about what she’d said.

        As he watched her leave, he knew that he’d lost her forever as a friend and ally, all because of what he’d done over rage and vengeance.

        After Klaus was rescued and reunited with his siblings, and he and Hope bonded, his siblings and Katherine decided on how they’d get rid of Marcel. Elijah didn’t want to deal with Marcel anymore, but Katherine and Freya and Kol and Rebekah were onboard. Katherine decided to be the one, instead of any of the Mikaelson siblings, just so nobody got hurt. Plus, Katherine was more than ready to destroy Marcel once and for all. So, once Freya made the dagger that would destroy Marcel, Katherine went to the compound where Marcel was, and she used it on him, which permanently killed him.

        Once Marcel had been taken care of and everything, the Mikaelsons moved back into the compound. They were happy to be finally back home, and they began to turn the compound back into what it had once been.

        Katherine stood on a balcony in Elijah’s room that night, which Elijah entered and went to stand beside her.

        “Thank you, Katerina, for saving us all. We all owe you, even if some of us don’t want to admit it.”

        She looked at him.

        “I’d do anything to keep the Mikaelson bloodline alive. Marcel’s death ensured that, even if he was once a friend and ally, and to some, family. What will you do now? Klaus has Hope now, along with Hayley, and Rebekah and Kol are leaving town together.”

        “I hoped that maybe you and I could leave together. That is, if your offer still stands, and you’re willing to let me protect you and keep you safe as possible. Maybe there can even be a newfound relationship between us. No lies. No secrets. Complete trust and truth,” he replied to her.

        “I’d love that,” she replied.

        So, that night, Klaus’ siblings and Katherine, apart from Freya, left town on their own adventure.
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