Always and Forever

~*~ Two Souls, One Heart ~*~

~*~ A Month Later ~*~

Liza’s POV

Kol and I had just got off of the plane and were in a taxi on our way back to our home. Elijah had contacted me telling me we needed to be ready for another one of Nik’s parties.

Luckily Kol treated me to a designer ball gown that I was already wearing, whilst Kol was already in his tux. We were probably the most overdressed people at the airport but we had reason to be. It wasn’t like we travelled in these clothes we changed our clothes there seen as it was easier for the both of us.

Within about half an hour the taxi pulled up outside of our grand home. Kol paid the driver (unlike usual) before we hastily made our way up the pathway and into the house. As per usual on days that we threw parties the front door was open allowing anyone (other than un-invited vampires) who wished to, to enter the house.

As my foot stepped into the mansion, I was tackled into a massive hug. Even though I didn’t need to breath, my breath was caught I my throat due to shock.

“Oh my God, I’ve missed you,” The girl squealed.

As she stepped away I realised it was Caroline, with Bonnie, Jeremy and Matt stood behind her.

“I’ve missed you too, so how’s Mystic Falls been without me?” I chuckled.

“Torture, I am so glad you are back,” Caroline grinned, “So let’s get to the important part how was Paris?”

“It was so great but I’ll tell you about it later I want to go find Nik or Elijah quickly,” I smiled softly hastily making my escape.

I’d rather speak to Elijah and Nik about my trip quickly before Caroline harassed me for every single detail.

For the next ten minutes I wandered the room looking for Elijah and Nik but was pulled over by people for a quick hello. Most of them I didn’t even know but somehow they knew me, how was a different story.

Finally my searching came to an end where I saw Elijah talking to someone. I slowly made my way up behind him attacking him in a hug.

He quickly said goodbye to the person who he had previously been talking too, who now looked extremely confused.

“Liza?” He questioned pulling me into a hug.

“Of course Elijah,” I smirked, “I’ve missed you.”

He chuckled hugging me tighter, “I’ve missed you too.”

We hugged for a little longer before Kol came and tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around and smiled up at him.

“Excuse me brother may I borrow Liza?” Kol smiled softly at his older brother.

“Of course,” Elijah responded, “I’ll speak to you later Liza.”

I softly smiled and took Kol’s hand in my own. He gave his brother one last smile before we headed away from him. Quickly he dragged me to the middle of the stairs and stopped turning to the crowd. Clearing his throat he began.

“Hello everyone could we just have your attention for a moment?” He called out loud enough for everyone to hear over the calm music.

Even though the music was only just audible it went silent and so did everyone else in the room who were all now staring in our direction. Kol slightly squeezed my hand as we he began to speak about the real reason why we were stood here.

“Okay, well not everyone will know us but I am Kol Mikaelson and this is Liza Valentine. I am Niklaus’ brother. We have some news for you all,” He stated turning towards me, gesturing for me to finish.

“We are getting married,” I smiled cheerily.

Since he proposed I had barely stopped smiling. It had been just over a week but I hadn’t contacted anyone as I wanted to tell them myself.

The crowd applauded as Kol slightly turned to me with a smile on his face too.

“Thank you for your time,” Kol finished as we made our way back down the steps as the normal noise began again.

As soon as I got back to the flat ground I heard a squeal next to me.

“Oh my God Liza, we so need to talk,” Caroline squealed grabbing my hand ready to drag me off.

“I’ll be right back,” I chuckled to Kol who had now let go of my hand.

He simply laughed at me being pulled through a crowd with Caroline.

As we exited the crowd I saw Jeremy, Matt and Bonnie who were all smiling just like Caroline- although I was sure hers was a lot cheesier.

“Why didn’t you tell us earlier?” Jeremy exclaimed feigning emotional pain.

“I thought you should find out when everyone else did, I would have liked to tell everyone before you attacked me with questions,” I laughed at them.

“Anyway Liza, congratulations,” Bonnie smiled softly.

I smiled back as a thank you as Caroline began to talk again. Caroline would be talking for a while so thanking Bonnie wasn’t something that would come easily with her hyperactivity.

“When and where did he propose to you?” Caroline squealed, “Tell me everything.”

“Well Kol proposed like a week ago and it was so romantic. We were at the top of the Eiffel Tower having a candle lit dinner with violins playing under the moon. It was so sweet and I definitely think that Paris is the city of love,” I smiled softly.

“Even I think that is sweet,” Matt chuckled.

I never thought I would get married; I’m a vampire for heaven’s sake. For certain I never thought it would be that romantic if someone asked me.

“You are so lucky; no one’s ever going to propose to Bonnie and me like that. And I’m sure Matt and Jeremy wouldn’t do that for the one they loved,” Caroline frowned.

“Too much effort,” Jeremy shrugged.

I could see the steam coming out of Caroline’s ears at the thought of Jeremy being heartless when proposing to anyone.

Merely I chuckled at them all as they soon began to bicker about love and what not. As their argument began to be deep I slowly backed away from the four of them.

Chuckling to myself, I wandered around the crowds looking for Kol, or at very least Nik so I could speak to him as I hadn’t since I got home. Wandering for a little longer, I stopped in front of Elijah who was smiling softly at me.

“I’m proud of you Liza,” He smiled.

“Thank you Elijah, I value your opinion more than anyone else’s,” I said softly.

He hugged me and somehow I could tell that he was happy for me just through his hug.

“I know you are aren’t a child nor immature but this is definitely a step towards showing that you are growing up and are soon not going to be my little girl anymore,” He sighed as he pulled away from the hug.

“I’ll always me your little girl Elijah. It’s hardly like I’ll be moving far, I’m sure Kol wants to stay living with you guys and I do to,” I smiled.

He chuckled lightly, “I know you love Kol, but are you sure that getting married is a good idea now?”

I didn’t expect that. He seemed so happy for Kol and I and then this. Frowning I tried to fathom a response.

“You seemed happy for us, what makes you think it’s a bad idea?”

“Just you’ve only been dating for a short period of time, shouldn’t you make sure that you love one another before you take this large step?” He sighed.

I couldn’t respond to what he said. Frowning I turned away and hastily made my way upstairs to my room.

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