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Love At First Sight

Love At First Sight

Klaus didn't really like the body he was in, but Alaric was part of the little circle surrounding his doppelganger. Besides, he had to asses this Slayer that had taken root in Mystic Falls. He'd done some digging on her and she was dangerous. Hopefully his little distraction with a demon from her past was working. Angelus was annoying, but if he succeeded in keeping Buffy Summers off his back then the annoyance was well worth it. He'd kill the stupid vampire later. Straightening his back, he knocked on the door to the Salvatore Boarding House and then opened it, strolling on in.

"There you are." Damon said.

"Sorry I'm late." Klaus lied. There was a girl he didn't recognize standing in the room next to the blonde Slayer. "Who's this?" Truthfully, Klaus didn't care. His eyes were having a hard time tearing away from Buffy. The power radiating off of her was incredible. And her beauty….

"This is Dawn." Damon said, interrupting Klaus's thoughts. "Dawn, that's Rick." Dawn gave a little wave at Damon's introduction. "She's Buffy's little sister."

That was a surprise. "Why is she here?"

"Angelus is back and he killed Giles."

Klaus tried not to roll his eyes. "He killed the Watcher?" He was pleased with how shocked he actually sounded considering he'd order Angelus to do just that.

"Yeah."

"Great." He tried to sound sarcastic, but he was pretty sure he'd failed. He was still trying not to stare at Buffy.

"Hey, I need you to put me and Buffy down as chaperones at the dance tonight. Klaus made his first move."

"Ok, so we find him and then what?" Dawn asked. "What's our plan of attack?"

"Me." Bonnie said. "I'm the plan. He has no idea how much power I can channel. If you can find him, I can kill him."

Oh, but now I know. "It's not going to be that easy." Klaus said instead. "I mean, he is the biggest, baddest vampire around."

"Alaric has a point." Damon said. "I mean, what if he…." He suddenly rushed at Bonnie but she threw him to the other side of the room with her powers.

"Well, I was impressed." Stefan said.

Klaus had to admit he was too, but he had more powerful witches than this young thing.

"It doesn't matter if he's an Original." Bonnie said. "I can take down anyone who comes at me. I can kill him, Elena. I know I can."

Klaus almost rolled his eyes, but Buffy asked, "What about the curse?" Her voice, though quiet and distant with grief, was almost like an angel's: Powerful and beautiful and ringing. How did these lesser beings not bow down to her when she graced them with her presence, let alone her voice?

Bonnie sighed. "Without Willow's help…. I…. I can't do the curse. I don't have this Orb thing that Dawn was talking about…."

"The Orb of Thesulah." Buffy whispered. "I don't have one…. But I know where I can get one."

"And the spell…. Buffy…. It's gypsy magic. I've never…. It's powerful."

"Then we'll get a hold of Willow and she can walk you through it." Dawn said. "You can channel those dead witches for the spell to kill Klaus, then you can channel them for the spell to restore Angel. Trust me, ok? Angelus is not someone you want to be running loose out there. You'll want to do everything in your power to stop him."

"What about killing him?" Klaus asked. Maybe he'd get to kill two birds with one stone….

"I can't." Buffy said. "Angel doesn't deserve that for what Klaus did."

That surprised Klaus. Maybe he'd use a meaner tactic…. "So, you're just going to let him roam free until you're ready to take him on? Like last time? Great plan." His people had done a very thorough background search on Buffy, so he was armed with a fair amount of information.

"Hey!" Damon stood up and blocked Buffy from Klaus's view. "You need to back off."

"He's right." Buffy said, standing up. Wow, he'd thought she'd be taller from all the stories. "I can't let that happen. So I need to come up with a plan." She sighed. "Angelus will come to the dance because Klaus and I will both be there. I'll bet you anything Klaus has compelled Angelus."

It was the only way to get that insolent vampire to help him. "So what's your plan then?" Klaus asked.

"I…. I don't know yet. But I'll have one by tonight." Buffy walked out of the room. Klaus liked the view of her walking away.

"What is your deal?" Damon snapped at him as he followed Buffy out.

Oh…. He had competition. He'd been misinformed that Buffy was involved with Damon. No matter. He was more powerful than Damon was and…. He thought…. A hell of a lot more handsome.

"I've got some things to do for the dance this evening." Klaus said. "I'll see you there." He turned and headed out. When the door closed behind him, he took a deep breath before getting into Alaric's car. The Slayer was exquisite. He had to make her his, one way or another.

Angelus was lounging on the couch in the dark when Klaus in Alaric's body walked into the apartment. Katherine was probably in the bedroom where she usually hid.

"You're an idiot." Klaus said.

"Not the first time I've been called that." Angelus said, glancing over at Klaus.

"Why ever would you want to kill that exquisite creature?"

Angelus rolled his eyes. "How did she get to you? Bat her eyes? Offer to open her legs for you? And here I thought she was stuck up Damon's ass."

Klaus kicked Angelus in the face. "Don't you dare talk about her that way! You should be kneeling at her feet begging for her to love you back."

"And what makes you think that she'd have anything to do with you? Did you forget that you're the one that released me and killed her Watcher? You're making Elena's life a living hell…. You want to kill her…. And Buffy sees that girl as a little sister." Angelus chuckled. "You don't stand a chance and you can't compel her."

Klaus laughed. "I don't need to compel her. I'll just offer her everything she's ever wanted." He stood up. "Make yourself presentable. You're going to a dance this evening."

Two days later, Klaus, still in Alaric's body, stood in the Gilbert kitchen with Buffy, Stefan, and Jenna sitting at the table in front of him. He'd killed their little witch Bonnie by overloading her powers. Klaus chopped the food on the counter in front of him with a big knife.

"You know, I find chopping…. Calming." Klaus said. "The feel of the blade in the hand, maybe?"

"I'm still waiting for someone to tell me what the hell's going on." Jenna said.

"Well, would either of you like to tell her? Or should I?"

"Tell me what?"

"Do you believe in vampires, Jenna? No?" He laughed at her astounded expression. Buffy's beautiful face was passive, but her eyes blazed with anger. "Well, who does, right? But believe it or not, they do have a place in our history. And as a history teacher, I find them fascinating."

"Why are we talking about this?"

"Well, you've been angry with me for keeping secrets, and this is one of my secrets. I'm obsessed with vampires. There. I said it."

"Are you joking?"

"Not at all. How about you, Stefan? Are you a fan of vampires?"

"In literature." Stefan answered. "Bram Stoker. It's dense, but I appreciate it."

Klaus looked forward to this one. "Buffy?"

"Only when there's a stake through the bad vampire's heart." Buffy snarled. Oh, the spunk! He loved it!

"Hmm. Did you know that vampires are the oldest creatures of the night? Except for werewolves, of course."

"Werewolves." Jenna said. "Werewolves. Now I know you're joking."

"You know, I've read that there's an Aztec curse on both species that keeps werewolves slaves to the Moon and vampires bound by the Sun. Isn't that right, Buffy?" He just couldn't take his eyes off of her. "You know, they say these creatures would do anything to have this curse broken and that they wouldn't care who they had to kill to do it. Oh, I know this all sounds so crazy, but…. vampires are real. Would you care for some more wine?"

"Get out." Jenna said.

"Excuse me?"

"I don't know what it is you're trying to do or why you're saying these things, but…."

"Jenna…."

"I said get out!"

Buffy stood up and Klaus almost shuddered at the power that radiated off of her. "You heard her.""I'm afraid I don't want to."

"Fine! I'll go." Jenna got up to leave.

Klaus grabbed the knife and held it menacingly at Jenna. "You're not going anywhere."

Buffy was suddenly standing in front of Klaus. He barely had time to register it before she hauled him off his feet by his neck and threw him over the island to crash against the far wall like he was a rag doll. Before Klaus could move, Stefan was there. He took the knife from Klaus and shoved it against his throat.

"Buffy! Stefan!" Jenna cried as everything happened. Klaus just smiled."Jenna, get out of here now!" Buffy said, blocking Jenna from Klaus.

"You can't kill me, Stefan." Klaus taunted.

"Watch me!" Stefan growled.

"Stefan!" Jenna cried.

"I may not have a witch protecting me today, but if you kill this body, what's to stop me from choosing Jenna as my next one?" Klaus asked.

Buffy moved into a defensive crouch in front of Jenna and Klaus smirked, his eyebrow lifting in approval at the muscles under her silken skin and the deadly grace she promised with the bunching of those muscles. "Jenna, let's go."

"But you're…."

Stefan turned and looked at Jenna with his vampire face in full view. "Go!" Jenna moved closer to Buffy, but she didn't leave.

Klaus smirked. "Kill me." He said. "Just remind Elena how easy it will be for me to get my revenge if she tries to stop me from breaking this curse." Stefan tossed Klaus to Buffy. The petite Slayer had no problem catching his weight out of mid-air. She kept the momentum going and punched Klaus hard in the face. She probably broke something in the teacher's face. Klaus landed on the floor and Buffy violently kicked him in the stomach. Broken ribs for sure. His witches were going to be angry with him.

"That's for Angel." Buffy hissed as Stefan grabbed Jenna and pulled her towards the door.

"You won't get him back." Klaus coughed, rolling painfully to his side. He couldn't wait to get his body back.

Buffy looked down at him coldly. "Watch me."

"I have powerful witches on my side." He threatened.

"Yeah? I don't need the plural cause I've got the one." Oh yes…. Willow. He'd forgotten about that little tid bit. "Be afraid, Klaus. The big bad witch is teaming up with the big bad Slayer again." Buffy turned and walked out with Jenna and Stefan. Despite the pain, Klaus still loved watching her leave. He wasn't too happy about the intervention with Jenna, though. Buffy was getting dangerous again and he needed a better distraction.

With a sigh, he pulled out his cell phone and called Angelus's cell phone. "Go after the sister. Take her out, too." He hung up. It was really time to get out of this fragile mortal body and back into his.

Klaus sat at the Grill two days later in his own body. The full moon was that night and things were in place for the ritual. Buffy had proved to be more difficult that he'd thought. Willow had been in the car with Dawn and she'd kept Dawn from dying and she'd managed to capture Angelus. That last part would be taken care of. He'd compel a human to go in and release Angelus later. Angelus would prove useful in luring Buffy into his trap that evening.

At the moment, he wanted to properly introduce himself to Buffy. He watched the Slayer and Damon closely. She was watching her boyfriend pick at his food and sulk. After a minute, she sighed and got up, moving over to Damon's side of the booth and sliding in next to him. She set her chin on his shoulder and looked at him with those gorgeous eyes.

"Don't start with that creepy little stare of yours." Damon said.

"Then stop pouting." Buffy said.

"I'm not pouting."

"You're so pouting."

"Go eat your food."

"I'm finished." She grabbed a French fry off his plate and popped it in her mouth.

When she went for another one, Damon grabbed her hand and pulled it to his lips to kiss her fingertips. "Stop eating my food." Klaus rolled his eyes and stood up, making his way to their table.

"Someone's gotta do it." She grabbed another fry with her free hand and ate it. Damon smiled slightly and shook his head. It was obvious they were in love. It was really too bad that Klaus would be taking her away shortly. That made him smirk as he slid into Buffy's vacated seat.

"Well, aren't you two just adorable?" Buffy and Damon's attention was suddenly on Klaus sitting across from them.

"Ugh." Damon groaned. "Klaus, I presume."

"In the flesh." Klaus said, keeping his eyes on Buffy.

Buffy grunted in surprise. "Wow, didn't expect you to look so…. Handsome."

Damon shot a glare at her and Klaus smiled. That wasn't what he'd expected from her, but she was good at surprising him. "Careful, Buffy." He warned playfully. "Your boyfriend's got enough jealousy to deal with. How is Angelus, by the way? He hasn't come back to me yet."

"He's locked up nice and tight." Buffy snapped. "So, other than the jealousy ploy, is there any other reason you stopped by to say hi?"

Klaus nodded, the smirk still on his face. She was feisty. "Just thought I'd remind you all to not do anything you'll regret with my doppelganger."

"Ha!" Damon laughed. "Thanks for the advice. I don't suppose I could talk you into a postponement, by any chance, huh?"

"You are kidding." Klaus looked at Buffy. "He is kidding, right?"

"No, not really." Buffy said.

"I mean, come on, what's one month in the whole grand scheme of things?" Damon asked.

Another month of dealing with Angelus and Katherine bickering and trying to ward off this powerful Slayer and her friends? He'd rather stake himself! "Let me be clear…. I have my vampire. I have my werewolf. I have everything I need. The ritual will happen tonight. So if you want to live to see tomorrow, don't screw it up." Klaus smiled at Buffy and took her free hand in his, brushing the lightest of kisses on her incredibly soft knuckles as he stood up from the booth. The gesture worked. Buffy blushed slightly and Damon glared at him. Klaus smiled to himself as he left the Grill.

The sun would be down soon enough. Klaus needed Angelus free. He pulled out his cell phone and called one of his witches. "He's in the Salvatore's basement. Try not to get caught like the last one. And make sure he knows to come to me once he's free." He hung up the phone and headed back towards the apartment to wait for Angelus and get Katherine to do her part and lure Jenna out.

Klaus admired the scene in the clearing by the falls. Elena was surrounded by a ring of fire and Jenna was sitting on the ground next to Elena surrounded by her own ring of fire. Angelus was waiting just inside the tree line for Buffy. He'd made sure his scent from the house led straight to this place. Almost on cue, Buffy run into the clearing.

"Buffy!" Elena cried.

The flames flared and Buffy was thrown back when she tried to get to Elena through them. Klaus was happy the trap worked from both sides. He watched Buffy land on her back. "Ow!" She yelped.

"What are you doing here?" Elena asked.

"Following Angelus' trail." Buffy said, getting to her feet.

"He's locked up."

"Klaus somehow set him free. What's Jenna doing here? Oh god…." Klaus was impressed. Buffy realized right off that Jenna was no longer human.

"She's the vampire sacrifice." Elena said sadly.

"Oh, Jenna…." Buffy looked around and spotted Greta standing by a group of rocks. "Who's that?"

"That's Greta."

"The Martins' long lost family member?" Elena nodded. "She wasn't ever really lost, was she?" Klaus was becoming even more impressed with Buffy. She had an uncanny ability to put situations together quickly.

"No. She's with Klaus."

Klaus smirked slightly as Angelus came out of the tree line to stand a few feet behind Buffy. Now the show could really begin. Though she had to know he was there, Buffy didn't turn around. In fact…. She looked annoyed.

"Hello, lover." Angelus said. "You should really get those locks reinforced. They're not very strong."

"I'll have to remember that." Buffy said, turning around. "So what's on the menu tonight?"

"You."

Greta waved her hands and a ring of fire formed around Buffy and Angelus. Buffy turned to look at Greta. "Klaus doesn't want any interference from you, Slayer." Greta said. "Angelus will keep you busy while the ritual happens."

"What about after?" Buffy asked.

"That's for Klaus to decide." Greta turned and Angelus attacked.

"Buffy!" Elena and Jenna cried.

Buffy managed to dodge the mystical flames and roll away from Angelus at the same time. She came up, leaving her leather jacket in Angelus's hands, and turned quickly. She was faster than Klaus had thought she would be. Angelus laughed and tossed the jacket to the side. He charged at her again, but Buffy was faster.

"I've got eternity to play this out, Buff." Angelus taunted.

"So do I." Buffy said.

"Not if I kill you first."

So…. Buffy knew about Slayers being immortal. Well, she had been the Slayer for quite some time. She was bound to notice she wasn't aging. The more he saw from this woman, the more he liked her. Making her his would prove to be a fun game. For now he wanted to see how she fought Angelus.

Buffy kicked Angelus in the stomach as he charged her again. He doubled over and she slammed her elbow onto his neck, knocking him to the ground. She landed a brutal kick at his stomach, but he grabbed her ankle and twisted. She flipped in midair and landed on her back. Klaus smelled the blood from her arms and the scent was intoxicating. She must've landed on rocks to cut her arms.

Angelus moved to kick her, but, despite the obvious pain and struggle to breathe, she kicked him hard in the kneecap. He went down and Buffy rolled to her hands and knees and coughed, trying to catch her breath. Angelus moved towards her again and Klaus was sure he had her this time, but she dropped down and flattened herself on the ground. Angelus sailed over head and Klaus bit back a laugh. She rolled in the opposite direction and jumped to her feet.

Why didn't she just stake him and save her some trouble? Instead, she just danced around Angelus, keeping clear of the circle of flames around them. Angelus obviously had enough and he rushed at her. She went down under his weight and Elena screamed Buffy's name. Klaus found himself a little worried, but Buffy used Angelus's forward momentum and rolled onto her back, planted her knee between their bodies, and kicked up. Angelus went flying into the mystical flames and slammed into the barrier where he landed on his head. The moron was unconscious.

"Are you ok?" Jenna called.

"Peachy. But I need to get out of this circle." Buffy said through, dusting the rocks off her arms. "How are you feeling?"

"I feel like myself…. Only not." Jenna shook her head. "Everything is brighter. The fire's hotter. Part of me is terrified, but there's another part of me that doesn't want to feel anything."

"Your type of vampire can turn off the part that's human. That's the part that hurts."

"I'm gonna die, aren't I?"

"No!" Elena cried. "Jenna, I'm not going to let that happen. I don't care what I have to do."

They heard someone screaming. "Who's that?" Jenna asked.

"That must be the werewolf." Elena said.

Greta arrived with Jules in tow and threw her on the ground. "What's happening to me?" Jules cried.

"I cast a spell to slow down your transformation." Greta said. "Your insides are trying to tear themselves free." She created a fourth circle of fire around Jules.

"Witches are supposed to maintain the balance in nature." Elena said. "It's your duty to them to keep this curse sealed."

"My duty is to Klaus! The new order."

Klaus took that as his cue and walked out of his hiding spot. "Glad to know I still have a dance partner." He looked at Elena, Jenna, and Jules. "Hello, my lovelies. Are we ready?" He turned to Buffy. "Ah, Buffy. He said you were a sucker for traps. How do you like mine?"

"Not very original for an Original." Buffy said.

Klaus nodded, chuckling. She had spirit. "Well, most traps aren't, my dear." He strolled over to her, walking through the magical barrier with no problem. Good job Greta. "I like you, Buffy." He moved behind her and reached out to stroke her hair. It was impossibly soft and smelled like vanilla and sunshine. She kept still under his touch and that frustrated Klaus a bit. She wasn't melting like most women. "I think I might keep you after this is all over." He glanced at Angelus. "If he doesn't kill you first."

Buffy turned and looked him in the eye. "You may be handsome and powerful…. And don't get me wrong, I'm flattered…. Really…. But I'm a one vampire kinda gal and that spot's already filled."

Klaus laughed and leaned into her. He placed his lips against her ear and whispered, "We'll see." He turned to Greta, walking over to her through the barrier and handed her the moonstone from his pocket. "I spent 500 years looking for this. I hate to part with it."

"The moon has passed its apex." Greta said. "Remember everything you need to do?"

"I remember."

Greta threw the moonstone in a stone bowl and it exploded.

Behind them, Jules said to Buffy, "Everything I did…. I was just trying to help Tyler."

"Save it." Buffy snapped, much to Klaus's surprise. "You I don't really care if Klaus sacrifices." Such venomous words! He turned around to watch the exchange between Slayer and werewolf.

"I didn't want him to be alone!"

"So torturing Damon and killing Rose was all helping Tyler? Stabbing me in the gut while I was knocked out on tranquilizers that you shot me with was helping Tyler? Go to hell, Jules."

Klaus walked over to Jules with a smile. "The Slayer has spoken. Shall we?" The circle of fire disappeared around Jules and Greta's spell wore off. Jules started to transform and she tried to run, but Klaus caught her by the throat, shoving his hand in her chest and ripping her heart out. He kept his eyes locked on Buffy's the entire time. She showed no emotion whatsoever, though Jenna and Elena both gasped and looked away.

Angelus groaned behind Buffy and she broke eye contact with Klaus to turn and look at Angelus. Klaus took the heart and walked over to Greta and her stone bowl. He held the heart above the bowl so the blood poured into the bowl over the ashes of the moonstone just like his witch had directed.

"Tell me it's working." He said.

"It's working." Greta said.

"Thanks for the rest, Buff." Angelus said. Obviously he'd recovered from his run in with the barrier and Buffy. "Shall we continue?" Klaus heard Buffy sigh in annoyance as Angleus jumped at her.

Klaus took a moment to look at Buffy fighting as he walked over to Jenna's circle. "Hello, Jenna."

"Let her go. I understand that I have to die, but she doesn't!" Elena begged. She got too close to the fire and it flared up, keeping her back.

"Careful." Klaus chided.

"Elena, don't!" Jenna cried.

"No, Jenna! We can't leave Jeremy without a family." Elena looked at Klaus. "I followed your rules! I did everything that you asked. I didn't run. Please."

Klaus stopped listening when he felt Stefan's presence appear in the clearing. "Well, well…. I don't recall you being on the guest list." Stefan stood at the top of the cliff. When Buffy glanced up, Angelus used the distraction and tried to sweep Buffy's feet out from under her, but she moved too quickly and was out of his reach in the blink of an eye.

"I'm here to talk." Stefan said.

"Very well, then." Klaus glanced at Buffy and Angelus and joined Stefan at the top of the cliff. "What can I do for you, Mr. Salvatore?"

"You don't need to kill Jenna. I'll take her place."

"Oh, I don't know. I rather appreciate the symmetry of three women… Three goddesses…. Sacrificed at nature's altar."

"Don't play games with me. You'll get what you want."

"You're quite the hero, aren't you? I've heard that about you."

"Just make the trade. Me for Jenna."

Klaus eyed Stefan for a moment. "Follow me." He led the way back down to the fire circles. Buffy was still fighting Angelus, but she was distracted by what was happening with Stefan. "Quite the predicament. You know, it's funny…. All this talk about preserving family and here's Stefan…. Granting your wish.""Stefan…." Elena started.

"It's ok." Stefan said. "Buffy, are you all right?"

"Oh yeah. This fending off a psycho killer is fun." Buffy kicked Angelus is the head. "You should try it some time." Stefan smiled as Buffy sent Angelus into an airborne flip across their circle.

"Well," Klaus said. "Who's it going to be, Elena?"

"No." Elena cried.

"Oh, don't worry. There's actually no choice." Klaus pulled a stake from his jacket pocket and shoved it in Stefan's back.

"No! Stefan! No!" Elena screamed.

Buffy turned to see if Stefan was ok and Angelus grabbed her from behind in an awkward choke hold.

"I have other plans for your boyfriend." Klaus said. "I want him alive. But for now…." He punched Stefan and knocked him to the ground. "Whenever you're ready, Greta." The circle of fire around Jenna disappeared and Klaus turned his attention to her. As much as he wanted Buffy, this was no time to keep his attention on her. Not when his hour was at hand. "Your turn."

"No, Jenna, no!" Elena cried.

Jenna looked at Elena. "It's alright, Elena. I know what I have to do." Jenna rushed over to Greta and bit her neck, but Klaus moved with his vampiric speed and shoved the broken stake into her side. Jenna fell on the ground.

"Just turn it off." Elena sobbed. "Jenna. Turn it off. You won't be scared anymore."

Jenna looked at Buffy. "Take care of Elena and Jeremy. For me."

Klaus rolled his eyes and staked Jenna through the heart.

"No! Jenna! No! Jenna! No!" Elena screamed as Jenna let go of her last breath and then began to decay.

Buffy struggled against Angelus as he laughed and said, "Poor, Buff…. People should really think twice before they become friends with you. They all seem to wind up dead." Klaus turned just in time to see Buffy kick backwards and nail Angelus in the crotch. He doubled over in pain, still holding onto Buffy, but his grip loosened enough that she could drop down and away and kick Angelus backwards.

"It's time." Klaus said to Elena, walking over to her. The circle of fire disappeared around Elena and he held his hand towards her. She didn't take it, but marched on her own to the altar. Klaus moved up to Elena and gently turned her face towards him. "Thank you, Elena." He said.

"Go to hell." Elena said.

Klaus moved behind her, let his fangs drop, and bit into her neck, drinking deeply.

"Elena!" Buffy screamed, punching at the barrier in front of her.

Klaus released Elena as her eyes rolled up into her head and she fell to the ground, dead.

"Elena!" Buffy screamed, still punching at the barrier.

Angelus grabbed Buffy by the hair and slammed her onto the ground. "Buffy!" Stefan yelled.

The power coursed through his veins and he felt the change coming upon him. "I can feel it." Klaus said. "It's happening. Yes, yes!" The wind suddenly picked up and lightening began to strike as the bones in his body started to break and form a new shape. One bolt hit Klaus in the chest and threw him back. This wasn't part of the plan. Klaus noticed that Bonnie and Willow had arrived and Damon had just snapped Greta's neck. "You were dead!" Klaus screamed at Bonnie.

The fire circle around Buffy and Angelus died away and Damon rushed over to her. She ignored him as she got back on her feet and fought Angelus off. All around them the fires of the torches raged and the lightning struck and the wind swirled. Klaus was screaming from the pain Bonnie was inflicting on him with her powers and from the pain his own body was inflicting on him as he changed into a wolf.

To his utter surprise, Elijah calmly walked up and knelt down by Klaus. "Elijah?" He asked in disbelief.

"Hello, brother." Elijah shoved his fist through Klaus's chest and held onto his heart. Klaus writhed in pain. "In the name of our family, Nicklaus…."

This wasn't happening! "I didn't bury them at sea! Their bodies are safe. If you kill me, you'll never find them." It was the one thing he knew that Elijah wanted most and he was willing to use it to bargain for his life.

"Elijah! Don't listen to him!" Stefan cried.

"I can take you to them. I give you my word…. Brother." Klaus said.

"Do it or I'll take you both out." Bonnie warned.

"You'll die." Elijah said.

"I don't care."

"I'm sorry." Klaus took one last look at Buffy before Elijah swept him away. Soon, Buffy. Soon you will be mine.

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