♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MATHILDE! ♥
you wanted a SPIES AU, so here it is, darling.[Caroline, Hayley, Rebekah, Elena, Bonnie; The Originals; ensemble; some K/C] + 15k words
Hayley says, “Nobody could have anticipated this. We weren’t made or anything. In and out clean. The miniscule detail that we kind of kidnapped a government operative is just going to have to blow ov—”
“Not a government operative,” Rebekah interrupts. A pause, a sheepish admission. “My family is evil.”
Elena, patron saint of disbelief, asks, “What do you mean evil?”
“Like Refuse-to-pay-taxes evil? Assign-their-daughter-to-infiltrate-spy-school evil?” As soon as Bonnie says this everyone’s immediately on their feet, not exactly crowding Rebekah, but not giving much space to move should she choose to run either. Caroline hopes she doesn’t run. While fighting in stilettos had come in handy - what with their sharp points and ability to pierce the most tender of body parts - they also gave her a shitload of blisters, and imagine the mess if they burst untimely.
“No,” Rebekah says mournfully. She doesn’t even look offended that they’re eyeing her like she might be like, a double agent. Or something.
“What, No, they pay taxes or No, I’m not a double agent?” Caroline demands.
“I’m not a double agent,” Rebekah snaps, scowling. “My family’s just evil. They steal for sport, they kill for power. Other than that they’re pretty good citizens. No overdue mortgages. Finn goes to church on Sundays. And I’m pretty sure they pay taxes.”
unbowed, unbent, unincluded from the fuckin show
"Minerva McGonagall Potter I named you after the bravest person at Hogwarts. "
"Dad you named me after a girl."
“Listen son you talk like that around McGonagall you’ll get your ass handed to you turned into a goblet and be forced to drink from it.”
“It wasn’t a very likely place for disappearances, at least at first glance.”
passive aggressive family members
"guess i’ll never be a grandma"
"guess i’ll never be an aunt"
"guess i’ll never be able to dress a niece/nephew"
stop feeling so entitled to my hypothetical offspring. it is not yours. it is mine. i will grow it if i grow it. and it will be mine. not yours. i am not an incubator which grants you familial titles. jesus. go away. this “have a baby i can play with” thing is so impersonal and insensitive and annoying.
Especially since so many people who use this tactic want you to have a child because it will tie you down to a certain lifestyle and behaviour set. They have no intention of helping you to raise and pay for the kid, they just want you to conform to what they think you should be doing as well as give them something they feel entitled to from you.
You’re far too charming
au: klaus and caroline in the morning. (◕‿◕✿)dedicated to goldcaught.
Time has not erased from my mind the memory that I have of my little brother […] He was so full of love. All he ever wanted was to be loved in return.
When Elijah said that in the Director’s cut of the backdoor pilot (A quote that should have made it to the actual premier of the show, in my opinion) all I could think of was "we’re the same, Caroline". And it kills me every time. Because Caroline, too, is just someone who is so full of love, and craves for it to be returned. That’s why I ship Klaroline. It isn’t because Caroline makes Klaus better. It’s because she brings out the side of him that already exists, but he’s forgotten about it.