the mikaelson family + tumblr text posts pt. I
Okay so this is a scene that will happen at some point in strange you never knew. Tbh I’m kinda writing the chapters randomly, whatever I feel like writing. This is the first one I finished in a long while and I just want to put this up. This is sort of a defining chapter of their tumultuous relationship, as well as their own personal demons. I don’t know. Don’t ask me any questions. AU/AH.
Summer comes with quiet lulls and marigold afternoons, and the walls of her room are tinted lemon in the halogen heat. They lounge lazily on the bed, she: sprawled on her stomach, pretending to read Kafka with her feet see-sawing in the air, undoubtedly ruining whatever it is he is trying to draw inside one of her old notebooks.
He merely brushes her toes away in a rare show of patience and playfulness, before he starts all over again on a new page, the entire gesture underscored with the dimpling of his cheeks.
This is one of the good days, she would like to think.
Rolling on her back, she watches the veins of his arm ripple as he redraws her dresser(?). He’s still without his shirt and there are creases of her sheets on his torso.
"Draw something for me." She voices after a moment.
He doesn’t look up, only rumples his brows. “Am I not doing that right now?”
"No. You draw me, you draw my stuff but you don’t draw for me."
She turns to her side, head propped on her elbow and feet stretched on his lap strategically—right on top of the notebook so he won’t ignore her.
Klaus looks at her for bit and leans back on the headboard, his expression humoring. “All right.”
"I want a tattoo."
He raises a disbelieving brow.
"What? I could want a tattoo."
"But you shouldn’t."
She rolls her eyes.
She’s well aware the ‘you’ there means cheerleader-overachiever-goody-two-shoes Caroline Forbes. He’s not mocking at all, she knows that, but only stating a fact.
"Maybe I’d like to prove people wrong. So." She taps at his leg impatiently with her toes. "A tattoo, please?"
Her commanding tone makes him grin. “What do you want then, love?”
"Something meaningful? I don’t know. Surprise me."
For a while, he fixes his eyes on her blue ones, just looking, before picking up his pen and her left foot. She doesn’t dare question him and just inwardly basks at his indulgent mood.
It’s one of the really really good days.
"Will it hurt?" After a beat she asks. "Getting a tattoo, I mean."
He doesn’t look up, his voice is somber when he answers. “It’s not as hurtful as other things.” He puts her foot down. “There.”
And there on her skin is a perfect equilateral triangle.
She gapes at him. “Seriously?”
"A triangle, love. It’s means a lot of things."
She snatches the pen from his hand.
"It’s the male and the female. The past, present, and future. Mind, body, and soul—What are you doing?"
He chuckles when she bites off the cap of the pen with her teeth, and watches as she skewers his art with three strokes of the hand.
"Is that a star?"
"Yes, a star." She beams at him, spitting the cap exaggeratedly off her mouth. It shoots off to the other side of the room, bounces against the wall and lands on the carpeted floor.
"What does that say about you then? Like you said, it should mean something."
"Well what does yours says about you?” She throws him a challenging smile, eyeing the markings on his chest.
"A lot." He answers in a tone saying he’s not going to explain any further. "Now. Out with it, sweetheart."
"Mmm I don’t know. I guess I’m saying at least you could make a wish with a star…"
"You know… Most of the stars you see in the sky are so far away that they die even before their light reaches the earth."
She sees the death of his smile and then there’s that look. She hates that look. She watched him wear that look around his father.
"Now tell me something, love. What’s the use of wishing to a dead thing?"
Of course it would be easy to say something hopeful and optimistic. Just a dash of the usual Caroline-cheery-wisdom and everything would be okay, right? But she knows with him, she knows it’s never going to be easy. It never going to be easy with them.
So she doesn’t give him an answer. Doesn’t give him a reason to shoot her down and ruin this temporary peace.
Slowly, ahe crawls on his lap, reaching out to trace the angry lines on his face. His frown falls away immediately along with all the words better left unsaid. He smiles a beautiful smile when he catches her lips with his.
Later, lying in tangled limbs and sheets, she studies the expanse of his back and with her finger, draws a triangle on his shoulder with her fingers. She imagines it etched there like an opening. A passage of sorts to his heart, his soul. The idea of getting a tattoo seems more and more appealing to her. Only, she hopes, it wouldn’t hurt her that much.
klaroline’s journey » before sunset
Sexuality: Enzo’s stupid smug expression when he teases Caroline.
#no but LOOK AT IT #LOOK AT THE EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE #its smug but to me its ruined by the way his eyes soften and the way his face relaxes #he looks at her so gently #not at all that hard and cold look behind teasing and sarcastic remarks #he looks at caroline like he trusts her and enjoys her company #something thats probably hard for him to do seeing that he spent most of his time in jail being tortured and experimented on #and his first ‘friend’ left him after enzo helped him escape #but LOOK #LOOK AT THAT LOOK #ITS DRIVING ME NUTS GODDAMN [x]
Candice Accola & Joe King Wedding
New Orleans, Louisiana - October 18, 2014
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#HER HANDS ON HIS ARMS #HIS FACE, SO DETERMINED #CAROLINE NOT BEING ABLE TO THINK ABOUT ABYTHING ELSE THAN HIS LIPS #SO SHE KISSES HIM #THEM #HIS NECKLACES #HER HAND GRABING HIS NECK #JUST THEM
#HIS FACE WHEN HE’S RIPPING HER SHIRT #I JUST CAN’TEverytime I refresh @Desi2747 has reblogged this and every single time, I follow suit. Let’s keep going. By the time the shows come back on the fall we need to be close to a million!
reblog every time
I feel like it’s time to bring this back.
I will ALWAYS reblog this. Klaroline forever.
Candice + Joe - their wedding (18/10/14)