Summary – The Guilty Ones by grim grace. An AU klaroline multific, wherein Caroline meets Klaus and falls for him, not knowing that he is, in fact, Klaus.
Status – Complete
Rating – T
When Caroline meets Nick (not Nik), she is having the worst day. All thanks to one ghostly, terrible Original.
It’s all his fault really.
For starters, he is the reason why she is a vampire, the reason why she can no longer connect with her friends – or her mother. He is the reason why Elena’s life has been turned upside down.
And, last but not least, he is the reason why her boyfriend Tyler, a newly turned hybrid, has broken up with her.
He is THE reason. The Original who shall not be named.
So, when it comes to the mess her life has become, let’s just say that he is the guilty one. And she has not even met him. But one day, she swears. One day, there will be hell to pay.
And, then, there’s Nick. Mysterious and foreign and… perfect. And he might just be what she needs.
The Guilty Ones, written by the witty grim grace, takes us back to the beginning of season three when Klaus wreaks havoc in Mystic Falls. Caroline meets Nick before she meets Klaus, the big bad hybrid. And this is exactly what the story is about.
What if Caroline got to see Klaus with a clean pair of eyes ? What if she saw the man before she saw the monster ? Would she fall for him, utterly and completely ?
But, then, wouldn’t she be guilty by association.
The story is told through Caroline’s eyes, who is unaware of Nick’s true identity, and we follow her as her relationship with him unfolds.
But, when the truth comes out, can she continue to love him, knowing all the terrible things he has done ? Or will she side with her friends against him ? For he is a killer.
And yet, aren’t they all?
The Guilty Ones is about loyalty and acceptance. Accepting yourself and accepting others. Loving them for who they are – flawed and imperfect – and beautiful.
You will find that the characterization is spot on and the writing flawless. The story also benefits from a solid plot, which makes it a true gem. Give it a go, you will certainly not regret it.
It’s all about taking chances.