Anonymous said: Drabble Request! Instead of that haylijah pool scene in TO. Can you make it Kalijah? Do anything with it :3
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"Niklaus?" Elijah called out as he entered their palatial home just outside of New Orleans, "Rebekah?" He tried calling out for his sister instead.
The house remained quiet and Elijah shook his head knowingly, no doubt Niklaus and Rebekah were probably off somewhere fighting over Marcel or something equally trivial.
Elijah moved through the house, entering the family kitchen in search for a strong drink to distract him from his thoughts. When he first moved to New Orleans a few weeks ago he assumed it would be a fresh start for his family. Instead the past weeks had been consumed with bickering and mistrust. Still, he remained optimistic, Always and Forever, they had promised each other.
A sound from outside disrupted his thoughts, “Hayley?” He questioned, calling out for the only other person who lived in their home.
Hearing no reply from the young werewolf Elijah walked over to the kitchen’s French doors opening them with one swift movement.
Taking a step into the garden his eyes scanned the area for intruders but was only met with the low buzzing of cicadas.
“Looking for someone?” A teasing voice rang out. A voice that had haunted him for decades.
“Katerina?” Elijah asked in shock as turned towards the sound of her voice.
“The one and only.” She called out from her position in the middle of the swimming pool.
Elijah could barely register what was going on as he made his way over to the pool, ‘What are you doing?”
Katherine smirked, “Taking a midnight swim of course. I forgot how horribly humid the south is, my hair is already regretting the trip.”
Elijah shook his head in exasperation, “I mean what are you doing here Katerina? In New Orleans?”
“Nuh uh.” She responded with a small smile, “I’m not talking unless you get in too.”
“You cannot be serious.”
“Oh come on ‘Lijah, New Orleans has made you boring. I know you want to know why I’m here.” She quirked an eyebrow, daring his to refute her statement.
Elijah stared at her for a moment before shaking his head, a small smile gracing his lips as he shrugged off his suit jacket and unlaced his shoes.
Katherine smiled widely as he stepped into the pool.
“What about your shirt?” She faked concern, “Isn’t it Tom Ford?”
Elijah tried not to smile anymore, “Don’t push your luck Katerina.”
“Fine.” She said with a roll of her eyes.
Wading through the water he quickly reached her, the water lapping around his chest as he came face to face with the beauty that had stolen his heart too many times to count. Rebekah had always chastised him for falling for Katherine over the years and though he agreed she could be wicked, he couldn’t help but see the girl she really was under all the layers of mischief and mind games.
“Care to tell me what you’re doing here now?” He spoke lowly, noticing how quiet Katherine herself had gotten.
Finally looking up from the water she answered him with another question, “Who is Hayley?”
Elijah sighed, “Kat-“
“You called out for Klaus and Rebekah and then this Hayley-“ She said with distaste, “Now I know she can’t be Klaus’s girl since he is obsessed with Stefan’s little blonde friend and well Rebekah just doesn’t have friends so-“
“It’s not like that.”
“I admit I care for her. She’s carrying my niece or nephew, how could I not?” He replied.
“Klaus seems to be doing a good job of not caring.” Her voice dripping with sarcasm.
“Well Niklaus is Niklaus- wait, why aren’t you surprised to hear who Hayley is? And how did you know how Klaus feels? How long have you been in New Orleans?”
“Hmm about that…” She said awkwardly.
“I’m leaving.” Elijah made a move to get out of the pool before Katherine wrapped a small hand over his arm.
“I had to make sure it was safe, but it seems Klaus is dully distracted. And I wanted to see you Elijah. I always want to see you.” She said, bringing her other hand to rest on the side of his face, her thumb gently stroking the smooth skin she found there.
“Katerina.” He breathed, slowing closing his eyes; “My family needs me in New Orleans right now.”
“Okay.” She said softly.
“Okay?” His eyes sprang open in surprise.
“If you need to be here, then that’s where I need to be too. I’ve been running my whole life Elijah and the only place I’ve ever been truly happy is in your arms.” Her eyes grew glassy as she spoke, “So as long as you want me to stay-“
Elijah moved closer to her, wrapping one strong arm around her waist, “Of course I want you to stay.”
Katherine choked back her tears with a small laugh, “Well then, I guess our only problem now is Niklaus.”
Elijah chuckled, “I’II handle my brother.”
Leaning down so their foreheads touched Elijah finally let out a sigh of happiness, “My Katerina, finally you’re home.”