Dreaming With A Broken Heart
Chapter Nine @FF.net
Summary: Caroline’s elated when ‘Tyler’ returns to town. So why can’t she stop dreaming about a certain other hybrid? Post 3x22 fic.
How do I turn the kaleidoscope off? Caroline vaguely thought as her head span. I feel like I’m trapped inside a cracked-out rainbow. She could hear anxious voices echo nearby as swirls of patterns and bright colors continued to taunt her. Cautiously, she let her eyes flutter open, hoping her distorted vision would soon return to normal.
“Wait, she’s coming to,” said Bonnie.
“Caroline?” asked Tyler. “Can you hear us? Caroline?”
“I think people in the next state can hear you,” said Damon.
“Everyone just needs to sit back and give her some space,” Stefan instructed. “The last thing she needs is to be overwhelmed.”
“Little too late for that,” Caroline managed to utter, trying to blink everything into focus. She was reclining on a cushy sofa with a throw pillow resting under her head. A lamp in one corner projected a dim light across the room, for which Caroline and her dizziness were grateful for. She could make out two hazy-looking people kneeling next to her, and two more standing behind them. Then there was a lone figure in the background cast in shadows. Lifting her hand to rub her eyes, the images around her became clearer and Caroline got a better picture of whom the dark presence was.
Klaus or Tyler, though… she thought in brief confusion. Klaus, Tyler, Klaus, Tyler.