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15 February 2011 @ 02:52 am
fic: someday this'll be a story.  

Title: someday this'll be a story.
Rating: light r
Spoilers: second season general. Future fic. Caroline-centric.
Pairing: Damon/Caroline. Past Caroline/Matt, Caroline/Tyler. Implied Caroline/Stefan. Implied Damon/Elena
Summary: Mostly she hates that she doesn't feel anything for anyone else and still manages to hate him.
Author's Notes:  This just...what? I started writing and then I stopped writing and well, this happened.
Disclaimer: disclaimed.


She leaves when the bodies aren't quite cold on the ground. The war with Klaus is over and Elijah has kept his word and Elena is still alive by the end of it so probably they've won. But her mom will never refuse to let her stay out late again and she'll never be jealous of Matt looking at another girl and she'll never really get to know whether her
 what if with Tyler could have been a story someday.

She doesn't understand what the big deal about being on the winning side is when it feels so much like losing anyway.


Elena tries to make her stay.

"Caroline," she says, and stops, like it'd never occurred to her that Caroline would still be standing there, listening beyond the first word, "Caroline."

Elena's skin is paler, her eyes shining with the promise of eternity. She's still more beautiful than Caroline. She's always going to be more beautiful than Caroline.


She remembers the sandbox Tyler pushed her in when she was nine, she remembers Elena's dolphin earrings which she'd "borrowed" and never returned, she remembers Bonnie teaching her about football because she'd heard that Davis Parker in her math class liked football and Caroline liked Davis Parker, she remembers Matt kissing her like he wasn't thinking of Elena, she remembers Stefan telling her that she reminded him of his best friend (she always reminds people of someone else), she remembers four-year-old Jeremy lisping that she was the second prettiest girl in the whole world and he would marry her if Vicki Donovan didn't want to marry him, she remembers her mother telling people that Caroline was her daughter when she won the spelling bee in sixth grade.

She remembers because she's a vampire and she's going to remember till she tries to forget and she keeps forgetting to forget.


Bonnie helps her pack. Sensible clothes, jackets and scarves and shoes for the weather in nowhere. And when she isn't looking, Caroline adds in her purple gown and the silver shirt which actually sparkles in the sunlight. And that yellow dress which Damon used to hate and she's always loved.

Bonnie doesn't notice. Bonnie doesn't look at her anymore. She doesn't mind, she doesn't look in the mirror anymore either.


"We're family, you know. You could stay. We need you."

Even though he's lying, she thinks she might be a little bit in love with Stefan Salvatore.


Damon is the last person she sees in town. He's standing next to her house in his big fancy car with his big fancy shades like he has any right to be there. To see her like this.

"Always knew you couldn't handle it, Blondie. Bet you're wishing now that I'd staked you that day at your eventful christening in the world of the undead."

She doesn't look at him, doesn't rise to his taunts, because if she can't help him being the last person she's going to see here, his voice is definitely not going to be the last sound she remembers, fuck him.

He stands there watching her and she hates it. Hates that he can still make her feel shallow and stupid, and useless after all this time. Hates that she has his blood running through her veins. Hates that she doesn't feel anything for anyone else and still manages to hate him.

He takes off his shades, letting those goddamned beautiful eyes rove over her body deliberately, making her skin crawl, "hasta la vista."

"No," she says, because she's been flunking Spanish since seventh grade but she knows this. Because this is more important than not remembering him as the last person she ever talked to in the place where she's lived and died, "No, Damon. We'll never meet again."

He tilts his head in the way he always does, like she's young and stupid and she fucking hates him. "Forever's a long time, Caroline. We're going to meet again."


She leaves Mystic Falls and she doesn't cry. She's Caroline fucking Forbes and she doesn't cry.


Two miles out of her former hometown, she throws away her gown and silver shirt into the first body of water she finds. She's not girly little Caroline anymore.


She compels her way into college.

She goes to some Community College in the backwaters of the world. The men, and quite a few women look at her ever so often, like they can sense there's something different about her, and isn't it just so typical of the entire freaking human race that they're attracted to her when really they should be running away screaming. She sleeps with all those who ask and holds the title of 'slut' as magnificently as anyone who's ever been knighted.

Three years she carries her books around and resists the urge to bite into the neck of the leggy brunette who sits in front of her and looks like she'd have been a Caroline in her school before the drugs. Stefan would be proud. She gets the second highest in her year in 'Feminist Theory' and she laughs at the irony alone because nobody knows her enough to understand and laugh along with her.

She graduates because her mom wanted her to. And isn't that most precious, dumbass, Hallmark-esque reason in the history of fucking forever?


She goes to Vegas because everyone goes to Vegas and she's nothing if not a cliché.

It's beautiful and sparkly and so alive and she thinks the Caroline she used to be would've liked it. Loved it, in fact. Belonged there. She mostly just stands out in her three-day-old pair of jeans and unconditioned hair and she doesn't care anymore.

"You won't remember this." She tells the guy later, "You went to the Casino and met a girl you liked and after dinner she had to leave. Then you went back to your room and slept off."

"The hotel bed-sheets are pretty soft," he murmurs obligingly, his eyes frozen over (those eyes that looked like Matt's, and she hadn't been able to resist because really she's not Stefan. She's stupid, shallow and useless and not strong enough to resist), the blood on his neck clotting. Damon would be so proud. The thought makes her sick.

She bites into her wrist and offers him bleeding hand. She owes Stefan that much.


Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world he walks into hers.

He's sliding into the stool next to her, before she even has a chance to register. And he's just as achingly beautiful as he was five years ago, and she hates him just as goddamn much.

"It doesn't have to be now," she says because she can ignore him, but she's being mature about this, "our meeting in forever could have waited for about five hundred years. At least."

"Still as feisty", he notes, tilting his glass in silent acknowledgment of something. Then he drains it at a speed that's surely impressive even for a vampire, "oh come on, Blondie, don't pretend like you haven't been dreaming about me. About this."

He can't read minds, she knows that, he doesn't sparkle and he can't read minds but he can read her and it sucks (and in Twilight-terms that probably means she's not special. Bella's mind couldn't be read because she was special; Caroline Forbes has never been particularly special). She's dreamt about him every night since she left.

"That whole turning you thing comes with fine print apparently," he shrugs, answering the question she never would've asked because it involves admitting something she's pretending isn't there to admit. He casually turns to the bar again and she wants to hit him hard for every night she's woken up with the old memories and the new fantasies playing in her mind in an endless loop.

He doesn't notice, pretends he doesn't notice, whatever. He's hitting on everything in sight (seriously, that red-head in the seventies disco dress was so not attractive) and she knows he's partly doing it to aggravate her but she doesn't know why it is aggravating her.

She tries to flirt with other people, just to show him she can. No, just because she wants to. This has nothing to do with him.


"Hasta la vista", he says again, and she can tell by his grin that he remembers it used to annoy her.

It still does.


She's twenty-seven and she can just about manage to look seventeen with make-up (he'd once told her she looked fifteen without) and she still can't buy a drink without compelling the bartender and it's just that much more embarrassing.

And then he's there and she doesn't know why. But he's taunting her and she's drinking way too much because she wants to prove something that she can't remember at the moment.

Forty minutes later she's drunk and it takes the edge of her hunger for blood, but his eyes are so blue and seriously who the fuck thought this was a good idea?


She's tripping over her own feet over the tiles and it strikes her she hasn't been this graceless since she was that other girl a long, long time ago.

That girl at the reception desk of the generically named New York Hotel smiles too wide at him and bends down too low in her too tight shirt for the pen and Caroline resists the urge to do something stupid like putting her arm around his, because she doesn't do jealous. Not with Damon Salvatore. Not anymore.

"What name did you say?"

"Salvatore." He says and it takes her mind thirteen seconds to process that he's registering her under his own name.

"For-" she begins, because he has too many parts of her in the pocket of his stupid leather jacket, he doesn't get to collect her identity too.

"Separate rooms?" the girl asks hopefully, interrupting her.

"One room," says Damon. She makes a sound of protest somewhere at the back of her throat, "single beds."

This is probably what she wanted to convey through her sound of protests but she wants to change to a double just to rub the smug look off the skank's face. And since when is he the kind of guy who asks for single beds with a drunk girl?

"Good night, sir. I hope you and your…sister," Caroline knows better than most people the power of denial, "have a good stay."

He smirks like it's funny, and it's really, really not. "She's not my sister."


"…I'm her father."

Caroline laughs then, suddenly, unexpectedly and thinks she hates him a little more because he can still make her.


He stays on his side of the room and it annoys her because.

Just, because.


She dreams about him again. And tonight he's right there and all the frustration of ten years, of all the things she's forgotten to forget and all the dreams she can't control and everything adds up and she's falling down in the scales.

She goes to him. He's still awake. And she can't read minds or sparkle either but she knows the reason for the single beds now. It had to be this way.

"You raped me," she says, the ugly word burning acidic holes in her head, "fed on me. Abused me."

She stares at him, this man who's made her nightmares and fantasies for her entire lifetime in her undead world.

"I hate you."

He continues looking at her, the bastard, hands crossed behind his head, not offering any words of consolation, explanation, apology.

And then she's kissing him, fiercely, like she needs to know this isn't her mind borrowing from memories to create a reality that always breaks with the dawn. And he's kissing her back, his mouth hot and hard over her lips, her neck, her breasts and the bed is really much too small for this. He slows down when he reaches the scar on her back, the scar he left, and kisses it gently. And she's almost surprised to realize she's crying; the soundless, wordless apology that his mouth offers making it hard for her to take the breaths she doesn't even need.

His hands and mouth are everywhere, on her navel, between her legs, reminding her that she'd always wanted this. All the times she'd known she did and all the times he hadn't given her a chance to realize she did.

She doesn't forgive him. Can't forgive him. But he reminds her of who she used to be and she thinks she might love him almost as desperately as she hates him for it.


She wishes he could compel her to forget now. But the sun's rays don't warm her anymore and he can't.

"Did Elena leave you once and for all?" She's hurting him the only way she can, the only way she knows how, "realize that the redemption fantasies she's been building around you are only going to break over her head and fracture her skull?"

His face loses expression for a second and then he's looking at her, really, closely looking at her and can he please freaking stop looking at her? "How long have you been in love with me?"

She shrugs, "is it important?"

He turns around to look out the window at the New York skyline, "not really."

(She'd thought she'd left her heart lying bleeding on the ground with Tyler, with Matt. She didn't realize she hadn't even had her heart with her at the time).


He's gone before she comes out of the shower.

She looks at the paper with the single number on it and it's so, so stupid because please like she hasn't got the Salvatore Boarding House number carved across her brain, and really, he really fails at deep, meaningful symbolism. Or whatever.

She shoves it at the back of her purse, and picks up the room key. She could call the number, listen to Elena rant, listen to Stefan's quiet amusement, maybe talk to Damon. Go back, demand an answer to her unwilling confession, make him just as vulnerable as he'd made her; even though it doesn't matter, even though he doesn't love her.

But Matt had been in love with Elena too. And then he'd loved her. And he hadn't had a fraction of the time that she has right now.

Forever is a long time. They'll meet again.

(She thinks she'll go to Italy.)

Hasta la vista- until we meet again.



Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
still inflicting all that ethan frome damage?: tvd: i'm a big girl nowempressearwig on February 14th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
I hate how much Damon/Caroline intrigues me. This is really, really excellent. Thank you for sharing!
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 15th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
So do I, mostly because I'm well aware it ain't never going to happen again in canon and seriously, is there some sort of vaccination against falling in love with ships that never even leave the dock? Thanks a lot, glad you liked it :)
eenaangel: Caroline Loveeenaangel on February 15th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
I love that whole thing. Caroline is so strong, and still so vulnerable-this was beautifully written.

And Damon. Oh Damon! What else can be said?

Is there a sequel, maybe of Caroline in Italy? *Hopes for a sequel*
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 15th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so much :) I love the idea of Caroline going off on her own and running into Damon in different places (not that he's keeping tabs or anything, because that would be too much like caring and he's Damon freakin' Salvatore, he doesn't care. At all. Really).

And Caroline is so sunshiny and sparkly that I hate to think she'll ever have to be alone (I ship Caroline with everything short of inanimate objects) but I think she'll handle it, she's awesome.

Don't know anything about Italy except textbook stuff, but if you ever wrote about her there I'd be the first to read it (YOU'RE TOO GOOD AT D/C).
ambassador of kwanabvj on February 15th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Wow. I really enjoyed this. I like how much darker your Caroline is because it rings true to who she would be at this point and time. I also enjoyed your writing style very much. Hope to see you write more in this fandom.
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 15th, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)
Wow, that sounds pretty much like how I'm hoping you'll write more for this pairing :D

I honestly find D/C very hard to justify in my mind (which, coupled with my excessive love for them, leads to a lot of bipolarity) because the show pretty much glossed over the whole abuse/torture thing (and we KNOW Damon gets away with a lot because Ian is so gorgeous) so I keep trying to reconcile that with a possible future for them and that makes them darker I suppose!

But obviously in the middle of the 'darkness', I've added some of the most cringe-worthy, cheesy lines ever -sigh- I need to stop reading trashy romance novels D:
jane_wanderlustjane_wanderlust on February 15th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
Your comment-leaving button confused me.

Nevertheless, this was amazing, as per usual.
I'm on such a bitter (I can admit it) rampage about Damon/Elena right now that this is even MORE intriguing/amazing than normal.

And I didn't even think that was a feat possible. I think I said that backwards. I don't care much.

This was seriously good.
I love your Caroline. I love your Damon.
I LOVE your Caroline/Damon. And yes I put Caroline first on purpose, as I feel, regardless of what she feels, Caroline is the dominant half of these two.

Just because, as you said, she's Caroling Fucking Forbes.
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 15th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
Hahaha, I didn’t even realize I still had that, I’d been playing with journal styles and forgot to change that back.

Wait, you are not. What are you, my soulmate or something? Because I’ve been in the Damon/Elena ranting mode too (SERIOUSLY, WTF ARE THEY DOING TO DAMON) which is why my love for Damon/Caroline has shifted to crazy from ‘eh, they could be cute’.

IKR? I think Caroline just severely underestimates herself. The whole always-being-overlooked-for-Elena thing has obviously affected her really deeply, which is ridiculous because she’s so freakin awesome. How much do I love Tyler for pointing out that she’s incredible and that it’s hard not to fall for her. Because that is my view exactly.

Show, you better get back to the awesomeness that was season-one Damon/Elena or else I’m filing a lawsuit, so there. Hmph.

jane_wanderlustjane_wanderlust on February 16th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)

Because....well, OMG YOU'RE A DASEY SHIPPER!! OMGOMG. I died when I realized that.

Also, yes.
I really, really dislike the angle Damon/Elena are taking right now. To the point of I'm grumbling "Fine then...piss off, show!" Which is stupid and premature, but eff it. I can grumble.

Damon/Elena are beautiful because they're about subtlety. And gravity.
They can't fight what is between them. But it's not in some huge whiny (boring-early-Stefan-days) way. It's subtle. It's in everything they don't say. It's in the decisions they DON'T make.
It's not about Damon being all sad and angsting to randoms about his feelings.
It's not about Damon becoming so absorbed and distraught that his emotions turn him into SOMEONE HE'S NOT.
He's a shell of his former self. :(

It's fucking shit, is what it is.

Anyway, yes, if this is the way they're going to play out Damon/Elena then....DO. NOT. WANT.
And this is coming from a rabid Damon/Elena shipper.

So fuck it, let Caroline be the better girl. Let Caroline be the badass that she is. Let her get the guy maybe for once. Because if this Elena is going to be the Elena that will constitute her half of Damon/Elena....THEN I DON'T WANT IT AT ALL.

Ok. End rant.
Also. Caroline rules.
LOL 5th grade chant style.

Also again...

Your soulmate.
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 18th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
OKAY YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT MY EXPRESSION WAS LIKE WHILE READING THIS: Something like O___________O because, seriously? YOU SHIP DASEY? OHMYGOD. LWD's been my biggest fandom obsession till date. I was on it for a solid two and a half years (and that too just a couple months back). I've actually written like an insane amount of fic for it, long chapter fics as well (which I NEVER write usually cuz I'm lazy), because I used to love it so, so much. So much possibility and UST there.

And of course you just exactly said what was on my mind. As per usual. I realized that the entire fandom does not think that way; they love the D/E scenes still and Damon's sudden obsessive-compulsive need to talk about his "feelings" (seriously, show, wtf?). But I'm getting tired of his bathroom confessionals (although the 'bathroom' part keeps the x-factor going :D). Damon and Elena were epic because they were FUN, not the broody-forever-romance type, but the we-hate-each-other-but-we're-secret-bffs kind, he was this psychotic, evil bastard but he made her laugh. And she made him...well, stick to blood bags for one. And they cared so much, so obviously, it was actually funny in this adorable way. AND they had the angsty side to them which was so delicious to explore, and now...?

ALSO, SO YOU AGREE ON THAT TOO. I love the fact that Damon called her out the fact that she's totally using his feelings for her. I know she thinks she's doing it because he needs to be a better person, but she's doing it even when it doesn't better anything. What was the point of the whole "you care, Damon, I know" thing after Rose's death, why on earth does she always need to make him ADMIT it? Of course he cares, and he keeps pretending he doesn't, but since it's obvious to her, she should just take that as a victory; calling him out on it leads to Jessica Incidents happening.

I loooove Caroline, so much freaking character development and she's amazing with EVERYONE! But I honestly wish the show would go back to the Damon/Elena dynamic that used to be because I loved them so and I want to ship them D:

Myramidnightblack07 on February 15th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
this was beautifully written!!
your characterization of Caroline, who she could come to be after all is said and done is perfection <3

Her hate/love feelings for Damon, the way he responds to them, everything about this is just perfect.
& I loved the ending with her deciding to go to Italy (give what it represents for him) and the glimmer of hope she gives herself through the idea that he, like Matt, could come to love her one day; gaah just beautiful!! =)

p.s. I noticed that we both have almost the same journal titles (mine is "slowly reviving ophelia") =P
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 15th, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much!

Oh my god, Italy, like, not to be obvious or anything. But I love you for picking that out because I’m sure a lot of people’ll be thinking- wtf dude, why would she randomly go to Italy? I’m pretty sure she doesn’t know the connection herself, or will definitely not admit to it :D

You know, the whole D/C dynamic is so amazing but it’s really hard to reconcile that with their past. The show glossed it over and I’m pretty sure the fandom doesn’t consider it rape because she ‘wanted’ it and she seemed willing. But in that one scene of their morning after, it was made obvious that she was dead scared and would’ve definitely broken things off if she could have. So anything that happened after that would’ve been against her free will, and even if he didn’t explicitly compel her to sleep with him, the fact remains that had he not compelled her at all, she would’ve absolutely refused to be with him- rape by default in a way. (Even I ignore that when I’m writing/reading fic because seriously, I do not want to go there).

Ooh, we do? How interesting! I am going to stalk yours now :D Thanks!
Aly J.: TVD -- D/Csimply_aly on February 15th, 2011 09:28 am (UTC)
Wow. You have no idea how much I love jaded!Caroline.

He smirks like it’s funny, and it’s really, really not. “She’s not my sister.”


“…I’m her father.”

^So like Damon to acknowledge their connection at the most wildly inappropriate time.

I'm on such a Damon/Caroline kick right now it's insane. I just love the dynamics between them.
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 15th, 2011 09:37 am (UTC)
You know, I never had a name for it, but you're right- I love jaded!Caroline too. And I can imagine it's a constant source ofamusement for Damon that he's several human lifespans and she's seventeen and jaded.

Haha, I can imagine the receptionist thought he had a bit of a "who's your daddy?" kink. :D

crowandfog: TVD: Damon/Caroline not yetcrowandfog on February 16th, 2011 10:38 am (UTC)
What is wrong with me that I am so obsessed with this ship????? Why are they so amazing in all their messed up, angsty glory? I'm really angry with myself for being so fond of a ship that has most-likely sailed as far as it ever will. (But maybe if the show goes on for years... *crosses fingers*)

Uh, but the point of this comment is that I love this fic.

(She’d thought she’d left her heart lying bleeding on the ground with Tyler, with Matt. She didn’t realize she hadn’t even had her heart with her at the time).

I really like this line a lot.

GAH! I want the show to explore the Damon/Caroline dynamic SO MADLY. Like is she still upset with him? How does he feel about her? It kinda feels like we're supposed to assume that he cares about her at this point, but I NEED MOAR!!!!!!!

Guess I'll have to keep reading fic like this. ;D
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 16th, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
Get out of my head!

Haha, no seriously, you just pretty much said all that I think about the ship including the "OMFG, PLEASE TELL ME I HAVEN'T BOARDED THE FREAKIN' TITANIC AGAIN." Till date none of my ships have ever sailed- and in this fandom, that holds true for Delena too. D/C have so much epic potential- if they didn't have their shocking history and the ethical dilemmas that come with that, if the only thing in the relationship had been the "she's shallow, he's arrogant, never the twain shall meet" then that'd hardly be epic, that'd be every high school movie ever made. So their history makes them as interesting as it makes them problematic.

I want the show to explore them too, even non-romantically would be amazing, just to be able to judge their current dynamic a little, like they're doing with Stefan/Caroline. Thank you so much :)
(Anonymous) on February 16th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Ah i loved this, i wish the show would explore the dynamic between them more even if its just as friends. I would rather they get another chance now they are equal and on the same playing field. I dont want bonnie/damon to ever happen i dont know why so many people do :\ He has way more chemistry with Elena and Caroline. But first i want Damon to say sorry to Caroline for being such a dick to her and i want them to become best buddies who like to tease each other :D The only way i could see them getting together again is if it was just random hate sex between them lol. But we always got fic world to keep us going :)
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 18th, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)
Re: Awesome
Thank you so much! :)
Haha, I think people actually want the Bonnie/Damon thing as a hangover from the books, where it's very heavily implied, but then that Bonnie is a completely different character so I don't think they can really be equated in terms of their relationship with Damon, in the same way that Caroline-in-the-books is almost the antithesis of Caroline-in-the-show (and I am so glad about that, it show!Caroline makes her about nth times more awesome). And You're right, the only way I can really see them getting together is hate!sex (OH GOD SHOW, THAT WOULD BE SO MUCH FUN, MAKE IT HAPPEN), but their whole snarking routine, not to mention the fact that Damon is her sire, makes the pairing just too interesting to NOT explore!
solovely83solovely83 on February 28th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
I really liked this. I liked that you explored the Damon/Caroline ship, but I loved even more the beginning where she is saying people always say she reminds them of someone else, or how Jeremy said she was the second prettiest girl, I like her exploring her own insecurities. It inspired an idea for a fic of my own.
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 28th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
I love insecure!Caroline, to me that's been her most defining trait and it makes her so real. Which is also why I loved Tyler telling Matt that he can't see why anyone wouldn't fall for Caroline because she's that amazing, she just doesn't know it. I'd love to read your fic when you write it! :) Thanks!
xcoolscorpx on February 28th, 2011 11:58 am (UTC)
I love these two! I love them even more now he is her sire :D The show should explore the dynamic between them more, instead of wasting screen time on boring characters like Matt, jeremy, Jenna. OH I AGREE TO HATE SEX, PLEASE SHOW MAKE IT HAPPEN =) I also think its awesome that Caroline now knows all the stuff they probly talked about when he compelled her in S1. I loved this, Sequel? YES, NO, YES :D
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on February 28th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of him being her sire, too bad the show never explores that- but still, that's what fic's for :) I think they feel like they've already done it, so I don't think they'll 'go there' again, which sucks because Candice and Ian have fiery chemistry. I think that's awesome too; we know Damon has a habit of revealing his feelings when he can compel people to forget them so Caroline must know SO much about him, stuff that probably no one else does! Haha, I'm really bad at sequels, but I do want to write more for them :D
(Anonymous) on April 7th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
Caroline should be more appreciated
She doesn't forgive him. Can't forgive him. But he reminds her of who she used to be and she thinks she might love him almost as desperately as she hates him for it.

That line over there? It won me over, such powerful words delievered with such a vulnerable tinge.

"You raped me," she says, the ugly word burning acidic holes in her head, "fed on me. Abused me."

I really, do feel that the Tvd writers failed to adress the issue between them and it still lingers on. Remember that one time when Damon roughed up Caroline when he warned her to stay away from Tyler? And in the recent episode, 3X18, Damon again felt the need to manhandle Caroline. But,in the end I think that is what makes the so epic, the angst, the fragility and the drama to their understated fall out. It is what garners your attention and makes you want to explore the "what-ifs'.

I don't think anyone could ever capture these characters like you do, I loved the fact that you took time to jot down Caroline's insecurities and even Damon's asshole-ry? The fic is just so beautifully written, kinda like "Unfinished Symapathy" by Caramel Charm (It is my favourite) and Caroline's portrayal was so contradictory, she was strong yet so, so vulnerable. Fantastic work, I so wish I could write like you. :)

P.s. Are you going to write another D/C fic anytime soon? because. Just because. I mean, they are Damon and Caroline, too many similarities and too much fucked up history, isn't that reason enough?
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