NOVEMBER 21 2016
Someone was whispering his name. The ache in his head it was excruciating, every bone in his body felt like it was being crushed. the blood in his mouth tasted sour, coppery. He tried to spit it out, but he couldnt move.
The whispering was becoming a dull roar over the agony crashing his senses. Church bells, really. A cacophony of sound that threatened to deafen him.
“You need to wake up!” it was his brother’s voice.
Which was odd. Because Luke was dead.
Malachai Parker smiled, the blood trickling from his lips. He killed his baby brother when they Merged. He shouldnt have felt remorse. Yet he did. That was Luke. Always the compassionate baby brother.
“You really need to stop doing that!” he spat.
“Get up!” Luke snarled, the younger Parker’s impatience resonated through out Kai’s body, melding with the searing hot pain that enveloped him.
It was because of his family he was in this predicament. Dead. Sort of. Trapped. Again in this hell. Well, didnt he kill all of his coven? Kill his Twin? On her wedding day?
Kai’s stomach churned with nausea.
“I said get up!” Luke’s anger surged through him, forcing him to open his eyes.
Light seared his pupils, and he closed them again. When had the sun become so bright in hell, he thought morosely. Maybe he was a vampire.
Luke laughed at that.
Kai groaned, irritated that his brother was still with him. whispering in his head.
Once more he tried to open his eyes. His vision blurred and his eyes focused on his feet. Tried to move. It was then he noticed something was off about his appearance.
He was wearing sneakers. Jeans. And a grey Whitmore College sweater.
“Fuck” the oath exploded from his mouth. He was wearing Luke’s clothes. Was he in Luke’s body? Blood trickled into his eyes, blurring his vision. Kai tried to swipe it away, but he couldnt move. Something was wrong. He didnt have to see to sense it. It was all around him.
With so many questions racing in his head, Kai struggled to sit up, his muscles straining with the effort. His back hit something hard. He groaned in pain. He took a few deep breaths to ease his pain.
Sunlight peeked through the trees. Casting shadows over the cenotaphs and headstones. A cemetery? Leaning his head back, against the tomb he wanted to laugh or cry at the redundancy. He was in hell, in a cemetery.
The rustling sound of tree branches drew him out of his reverie. The leaves swirled and danced along the dying grass. His skin prickled with a restless sensation.
There was no mistaking it.
It was impossible. He was trapped in a hell without magic for an eternity.
Yet magic seethed around him. Vibrant. Sensual.Beautiful. It seeped into him, pulsating calling out to him like a long lost lover.
“Kai,” Luke hissed.
“Well Toto it looks like we arent in Kansas anymore,” Kai muttered.
“No Kai you were in hell, I was along for the ride,” Luke’s bitterness rolled over Kai in waves. “We were called here.”
“What? Called?” Kai’s mind raced. That too was impossible. When he had killed his coven, he had killed every member of his family. To call him back from the Other Side meant blood magick. Who was left?
“Hello Kai.” the vaguely familar voice drew his gaze to the woman standing in the alcove not far from where he laid.
“Jo?” Luke’s confusion mirrored his own.
Kai blinked trying to clear his vision. Hell no was his dead twin standing before him, like a god damn martyr!
His outrage conflicted with his confusion. And remorse!
Fuck off Luke, he thought bitterly.
The sunlight kissing her dark hair, haloing the strands in eerily light. White shimmering fabric sheathed her svelte figure, and she smiled at him.
No, Kai thought sourly, she was smiling at Luke. She was thinking of poor misguided Luke. Always thinking of him and their siblings. They always came first! Buried familiar rage started to burn inside him.
“We dont have much time,” Jo’s voice echoed in Kai’s ears. “Get up Kai.”
Kai let out a bark of laughter. “Forgive me, dear sister, if I dont rejoice at our family reunion! Or at seeing your face!”
“Kai!” Luke snapped.
Kai struggled to sit up, the movement coming easier now. He leaned against a tree. His breathing laboured. “Why did you call me here! Why did you break me out of that hell I was in!” he snapped.
Jo sighed. The sound whispering through the trees. “You were my last resort, Kai.”
Ah there it was. Kai’s mouth kicked at the corners. “Well hell did freeze over.” he coughed. “She needs me, Luke.”
Without warning, Jo was there. Her face thrusting into his. Her blue eyes had once shone brilliant with love and happiness now glazed over with death and resentment. Their glassy depths seethed with rage.
“You took me from my husband, from my children! I never got to give birth to my babies!” she hissed. Her rage and despair shook the ground he was sitting upon. “I had to watch my husband raise them with a woman that wasnt me! Now my babies are growing up. They are witches, Kai! And the last thing I want is for them to become like you! Full of evil and resentment! Killing innocent people because of some misguided sense of entitlement!” she took a deep breath. “You will help me, kai because you owe me. You will get me my children back!”
Kai could sense Luke’s turmoil rumbling inside him. Great, he thought with disgust. The last thing he needed was Short Stuff here getting his emotions all over him! gross!
“I can fucking hear your thoughts!” Luke snapped.
“Oh yeah I forgot you were here! So like keep your emotions down a notch!” Kai shot back.
Jo’s confusion made Kai chuckle. “That’s right, Sis. Our baby bro is here too.” he tapped his temple with his fingers. “he kind of feels guilty that he let me slaughter our entire family. He being the weak link and all.”
“You fucking bastard!” Luke shouted.
Kai laughed. “Oh come on, dont be so sensitive!”
Jo searched Kai’s features for any sign of the younger Parker sibling. She touched Kai apprehensively. “He is in there, with you?” she asked quietly. “When you Merged you won. You became leader of our Coven. This whole time he was there with you! ” her eyes blinked with tears. “He sacrificed himself for nothing.”
Kai shoved her hand away. “When we Merged, Luke died. Dont get that shit mixed up. I won.” he growled. “I was in hell. By myself. Again. How was that even possible? With the Coven dead, both prison worlds no longer existed.”
Jo didnt answer. Kai scowled.
“So what? You, my sweet dear sister went to heaven? Hell actually exists? Well fuck that! This version of hell was exactly like the prison world that Dad and the Coven put me in!
With no one. At least the first time I had Damon and Bonnie. The second time, I almost went crazy” seeing the glimmer of satisfaction in his twin’s eyes infuriated Kai. Yet some part of him felt hurt she didnt feel nothing for him. He glared bitterly at her.
“I had no one to talk to. The time was passing so slowly. The same day repeating itself. It was agony. I had to go through it again! Again!” Kai pushed himself to his feet, Jo staggered backwards onto her ass. “I had no magic. Yet there was some part of Luke whispering in my ear. Like an insect. Always buzzing. Louder. Louder. Til one day he was just there.”
Jo stared up at Kai in horror. “You’re crazy.”
“I am not crazy!” Kai shouted.
Jo stood, brushing the grass of her dress. “Enough of the dramatics, Kai. I do not know of this place where you ended up. It wasnt the prison worlds. You killed the Coven when you killed yourself, like you said yourself the prison worlds should have been destroyed as well. Dont expect me to feel sorry for you.”
“I dont know how I managed to Call you, Kai.” Jo went on. “All I know is my daughters are in danger. I will destroy anything and anyone who put them in harms way.”
“Ouch.” Luke murmured. “time to put on your big boy pants, brother!”
Her vehemence made Kai smile. “Alrighty then, Sister. Lead the way.”
“Where are we?” Kai muttered. “Do not tell me I am back in Mystic Falls.”
Mystic Falls was a small town located in Virginia. Its old colony charm was a mask . For over a hundred years the town was home to the supernatural; Vampires, werewolves, witches. The founders did everything they could to hide it from the rest of the world.
Jo smiled. “Alaric married Caroline. She gave birth to my babies.”
Kai recoiled in revulsion. “Oh my god, a vampire gave birth to Gemini Twins. Dad must be spinning in his grave!”
Jo’s smile wavered. “I wouldnt know.”
Kai sniffed. “Dad was a canker sore to the coven.”
“He was a great leader.”
“He tried to kill me.”
“Was that before or after you killed our siblings.”
“Touche” Luke and Kai said at the same time.
“Shut up,” Kai growled.
Jo turned to him. “What?”
“Luke is being a bit talkative.” Kai kicked a stone.
Jo was silent. “What does he say?” she asked quietly.
“Luke.” Jo murmured.
Kai didnt answer at first. He studied the tree line for a moment. The sun was beginning to set. The pinks and oranges were splattering across the sky.
“He really misses Liv.” he whispered. “he talks about her as if she didnt die. As if she was standing right there.”
“What are you doing?” Luke rasped.
“Hearing the misery in his voice sometimes makes me want to puke, other times I think he wants me to hurt as much as he does. He talks about his friends.”
Kai smiled thoughtfully.
“You must have been pretty lonely.” Jo surmised. “Luke wouldnt talk to you about Liv.”
Kai let out a laugh. “You are so right.” he snapped his fingers. “You really good at psychoanalyzing my shit!”
Jo sighed. “Even dead I wouldnt take that on”
The Mystic Falls city limits were just a few miles through the trees. Kai could feel its energy calling out to him in its hauntingly familiar way. Yet there was a strange undercurrent to it. A darker menace. Lyrical sensual.
“You feel that bro?” Luke asked. The hairs on the back of Kai’s neck rose.
“Yeah I can. I dont like it.” Kai snarled.
“What is it?” Jo asked.
“You cant feel it?” Kai shot a glance at Jo. Her hair veiled her face, yet tension coiled the muscles in her bare shoulders.
The closer they got to town, the edgier Kai became. He scratched at his skin. “Its like the town buzzing with it.” he growled. “Evil.”
“Says Evil personified.” Jo shot out.
“I am not kidding.” Kai snarled. “Lets find your kids. So we can go. Where is Alaric?”
Jo closed her eyes. “I dont know. I cant sense him anywhere. Its like something is blocking my spell”
“maybe she is rusty.” Luke suggested.
Kai didnt answer, his eyes were riveted on something in the middle of the street. A figure was huddled over something.
“Kai?” Jo nudged him. “What are you doing? Where are you going?”
Kai ignored her, and took a step forward. His skin was crawling. His senses were alert. Something was wrong. Very wrong.
the closer Kai got, the more he became uneasy. A woman was huddling over something, no someone. He could make out long dark blond hair, darkened with red. she was making noises.
The woman froze, as if sensing Kai’s presence. She straightened. Slowly turning, the woman focused her attention on Kai.
Kai’s eyes widened in horror. Blood smeared all over the woman’s face. Dripping from her mouth, bits and pieces of flesh were caught between her teeth as she smiled.
“Well hello you sexy thing!” she purred. She stood. Dropping something from her fingers, she advanced. a seductive melody humming around her.
“Was she eating a human?” Luke’s horrified gasp, infuriated Kai.
“Not now, Bro” Kai snarled. “Kind of busy!”
Kai took a step back as the woman approached, “Hmm you are so dreamy” the woman sighed, “You look familiar. Have we met.”
“On this side of a hell dimension? Not likely” Kai snapped.
The woman’s features clouded over. “Oh you have been to hell too. Do you know Arcadeus?” she asked.
The humming grew louder. “What is that horrible sound” Luke snarled. “Do something, Kai!”
“Like what? I dont have magic!” Kai hissed.
“This isnt Hell, Kai. This is Mystic Falls!” Luke cried. “Dont let her touch me with those bloody fingers! Oh my god her breath reeks. Is that flesh! Oh my god!”
Kai felt a surge of anger. His brother was right. He wasnt in a prison world anymore. He wasnt crippled by the loss of magic.
He crouched, flattening his hand on the road. The unexpected wave of magic crashed through him. Racing through his veins, filling him with euphoria he had forgotten.
His head lifted. “Will the real slim shady please stand up” he announced.
The woman cocked her head in confusion.
Kai straightened, and with a wave of a hand sent the woman flying through the air. “Guess who is back?” he laughed gleefully.
The woman plowed through the building, the sound of glass breaking echoed in the dark night.
There was a moment, before boards were shifting. A groan was heard. The woman pushed herself out of the debris. “Well that was rude. You didnt introduce yourself!” she stomped her foot.
kai sighed. “This was alot of easier when I was dealing with the Salvatore brothers. I kill one. The other one cried.”
“yeah but you didnt kill them” Luke muttered.
“She doesnt know that” Kai shot back.
“Oh you know Damon?” the woman asked. “Oh why didnt you say so. This would have been alot easier.”
Kai sighed in resignation “Oh come on!” he cried. “You know Damon.”
“I think the whole female population of Mystic Falls knows Damon Salvatore.” Luke whispered.
“What is it with brooding vampires!” Kai sighed. “Either you are evil or you are not! Just pick one.”
The woman smoothed out her hair, smearing more blood all over the strands. “I am not a vampire.”
Kai frowned. “You were just eating a woman.”
“Yeah. vampire’s suck blood. I eat human flesh.” the woman shrugged. “Big difference.”
“Yeah big difference, bro” Lucas sighed. “She is a cannibis.”
“no bro what the word you are looking for is a cannibal. You went to college! How do you not know these big words!”Kai snapped.
“Maybe because I had the life snuffed out of me before I could experience the whole college thing.”
“Do you usually talk to yourself, because I am getting bored here.” the woman kicked more debris out of the way. “I have places to be.”
“Oh so sorry to hold you up.” Kai snarled.
Anger flashed in the woman’s eyes. “You will be.”
A surge of power knocked Kai to the ground. Disoriented, Kai rolled to his feet. When he got up, the woman was gone.
“Kai!” Jo’s voice drew his attention to the human lying a few feet away. “She is alive.” Jo was crouched over the human.
“Let her die, Jo” Kai sighed, even death couldnt keep Jo from helping others. It must be the Hippocratic Oath. Do no Harm. “Or put her out of her misery.”
Jo glared at Kai. “Help me.”
“Fine.” Kai marched over. “I dont know what I can do. I am not a doctor.” his words stop. His eyes widen in disbelief. “Bon Bon!”
Bonnie Bennett laid Jo’s arms, struggling to breath. “Do not call me that.” she hissed. “I think I am in hell, if I see you Kai.”
Kai fell to his knees beside her. “What happened. What the hell was that thing?”
“Please dont pretend you care.” her breath rattled in her lungs. “That thing is called a Siren.” her head turned to Jo. “You came.” she sighed. “I wasnt sure, if I could do it. I used up my magic.” her eyes blurred with tears. She glared angrily at Kai. “I didnt realise that it would bring Kai back”
Jo smiled. “You did good, Bonnie.” she stroked her hair back “Kai will help you.”
It wasnt a question or a request. Kai sighed. “Last time we chatted you had no magick, what happened.” he laid his hands over Bonnie’s wounds. The Siren had done a surmountable damage to her body.
“Listen, you dont have much time.” Bonnie whispered, ignoring Kai. “Your girls are with them now. The Sirens. Two of them.”
Kai muttered an oath. His magic wasnt working.
Bonnie knocked Kai’s hands away from her. “What are you doing?” Kai exclaimed. “I am trying to help you”
“I dont need your help, Kai!” Bonnie’s breath rattled in her lungs. “Do you really think I would trust you after what you did to my friends”
Kai’s lips curled in a sneer. “You double crossed me. I was defending myself. Remember that spell I cast on your best friend Elena?You die. Elena wakes up”
“You cant help me!” Bonnie shouted. Her body seized with coughing, blood splattered on Jo’s dress. On Kai’s hands. “You cant help me!” her eyes focused on Kai. “Just find the twins and save them.”
Jo lowered Bonnie to the ground. “Kai, she is right. She is dying. You cant save her.”
- season 8 episode 5: my god this series is becoming so ridiculous. I became inspired by the idea of Kai coming to save the girls. i just want Kai to come back♥