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|Season 5, Episode 22|
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Happy Birthday Part II: Homeward Bound
Happy Birthday Part III: Bad News is the twenty second episode in Season 5 and 110th overall.
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|Caroline, Tyler and Katherine are standing at Elena's grave with shovels.
Caroline: (while staring at the tombstone) "This is wrong!"
Tyler: "Yeah, but if Bonnie's right, we have to know for sure."
Caroline: (sighs with discomfort) "I know, I just.. I wish there was another way."
They look at each other for a while. Apparently they are waiting for someone to start digging.
Tyler: "Don't look at me, I'm not gonna start digging!"
Katherine: "What're you, superstitious?"
Tyler: "Elena is my friend, Katherine! I can't just.. dig her grave?"
Katherine: "So you're gonna let the girls do this? And you call yourself a man?"
Caroline starts smiling ridiculously.
Tyler: (to Caroline) "It's nice to see you're enjoying yourself! But I'm about to dig a grave here!"
Caroline: "Tyler! Take it like a man and start digging."
Tyler: (holds the shovel ready to dig) "So this is how you get back to your ex. Awesome!"
A little while later, Tyler had dug deep enough that he almost reached the coffin. Up top, Caroline and Katherine are holding the flashlights.
Katherine: "Are you really superstitious?"
Tyler: "I'm not afraid of black cats, if that's what you're asking."
Katherine: "What about ladders, mirrors.." (Tyler stops digging) "Chewing gum at night?" (Tyler looks at her with a weird smile) "Just asking!"
Tyler shakes his head with disapproval while can't helping his smile, and continues digging.
Caroline: (to Katherine, without looking at her) "You know, I didn't get a chance to thank you."
Katherine: "Thank me?"
Caroline: "You know, for coming back with help."
Katherine: "You don't need to thank me for that."
Caroline: "I know, you did it for your own good. But still.. If you hadn't come, we'd all be dead. So I just want you to know that I appreciate it."
Katherine slowly turns to Caroline. Then sees that Tyler is looking at her (Katherine), so she looks at Caroline.
Katherine: (after a brief silence) "You're welcome."
Caroline sees that Katherine was only kind because Tyler was looking at her. Realizing Katherine cares about Tyler more than she (Katherine) admits, Caroline looks back at the grave.
Tyler: (suddenly hits the coffin's wood) "It's done."
He bends to open it. When he opens, they all look at each other with surprise.
Caroline: (with an utter discomfort) "Awesome!"
Katherine: "Now what?"
Tyler: (grabs his phone) "We call Bonnie."
Hope: "What're you waiting for? Do it!"
Klaus hesitates only for a second. Then runs to her with vampire speed and grabs her neck. But before he can bite, he suddenly hears a female voice.
Voice: "Nik don't!"
Both Klaus and Hope look at where the voice came from, and they see that it's Tatia.
Tatia: (finally gets into the temple. She appears to be wounded and hurting, but she keeps walking to Klaus) "Don't do it, please!"
Klaus: (looks at Hope, while still holding her neck) "She's the reason I'm here."
Tatia: "You say that like it's a bad thing!"
Klaus: (yells with anger) "They left me behind! Because of her!"
Tatia: "Okay, I understand. But this doesn't have to be a bad thing!" (arrives near him, and holds his cheek) "We can make something out of it."
Klaus: "What, you and I forever?"
Tatia: "Yes! Nik, you and I are all what's left for each other."
Klaus: (after a brief silence) "I'm not the same man you know. I changed."
Tatia: "I know."
Klaus: "I killed people!"
Tatia: "I know!"
Klaus: (looks at Tatia) "And you still wanna be with me?"
Tatia: "I'm ready to forget it. A clean slate for both of us. Nik, I'm more than ready! I want to spend the rest of my life, which means the eternity, with you! I love you, even after a thousand years, that never changed! But if you kill her now, that's gonna change everything. So please don't do it!" (sees that Klaus is hesitating) "If I mean anything to you, anything!, you won't do it!"
Klaus looks wildly for a little more while, then his vampire veins start to appear and his eyes glow in yellow. But he doesn't go further, and leaves Hope. Hope takes a deep breath after being choked for so long, and Tatia sighs with relief.
Klaus: (to Hope) "God knows I want to kill you. But that's what you want, isn't it? You lost your freedom, you lost your mother, your friends. You have nothing left to live with, except that big hole in your heart. No, I won't kill you. Living would be a better punishment for you!"
Hope looks down, and Tatia hugs Klaus with happiness.
Tatia: "Thank you!"
After hesitating a little while, Klaus holds Tatia too.
Stefan: "What happened?"
Apparently there has been some bad news.
Damon: (not so happily) "We've got a problem."
Stefan: "Yeah, I pretty much gathered that."
June: "With Elena."
Stefan looks at June.
They all go upstairs to go to Elena's room. But as soon as they open the door, they all look shocked.
Chris: "What the hell?"
Klaus: "So your magic necklace is gone."
Tatia: (numbly) "Yeah. And I also defied Misao."
Klaus: "So they'll probably dethrone you."
Tatia: (looks at Klaus) "I'm sorry. I know this isn't what you signed up for."
Klaus: "So now what?"
Tatia: "First I need to get to the palace before it's too late."
Klaus: "What for?"
Tatia: "To take a few things. And also I'll take some money. You know, to give us a head start. And then if we're lucky enough to find a hot spot, we could live there."
Hope: "I'm sorry my queen, but it appears first you need to is get out of here."
Klaus: "There is only one way out of here."
Tatia: "What is that?"
Klaus: (looks down) "We jump, then we climb to the other side." (Tatia looks at Klaus, as she is afraid) "Now that your magic is gone, that is the only way."
Hope: "Like Bonnie. You're ghosts, so why not."
Tatia: "What about Hope?"
Hope: "I'm not expecting to be saved anyway. I made peace with that."
Tatia: "No. There has to be a way."
Klaus: "Now you sound like Elena."
Tatia chuckles softly.
Hope: "There is no way out for me. I either starve to death, or jump. If I'm found alive, I imagine what they'll do to me is much worse than death."
Klaus: "Agree with you there."
Tatia: (looks at Hope) "Maybe we can do something. Just give us some time."
Hope: "What can you even do?"
Tatia: "I don't know. But let me try. Maybe there is a little hope."
Hope: (tries to smile) "That's a nice thought."
Tatia and Klaus look at each other, they hold each other's hands, encourage each other with their eyes, then they leave themselves into the endless pit.
Bonnie: "Don't look at me, I've got nothing to do with this!"
Meredith: "What is going on?"
June: "She came here like that."
Stefan: "Like what?"
June: "With no memory."
Meredith: "What do you mean, like amnesia?"
June: "No this is not amnesia. In amnesia, you still get to remember the basics. How to talk, how to walk. Things like fork, door.. Sky! But when I touch Elena, I see nothing. Her mind is wiped clean, there is nothing in there before she came through the portal. Her only difference from a newborn, is her size."
Everyone looks shocked.
Stefan: "Okay, how do we fix her?"
June: "That's the problem. We don't know."
Upon this everyone gets utterly disturbed.
Driver: "You sure this is the right place ma'am? 'Cause this don't look like a house."
Carol: (who turns out to be the person in the back seat; looks at the ruins in shock) "I don't understand!"
Driver: "Well one thing's for sure, you ain't staying there tonight. Is there anywhere else I can drop you?"
Suddenly someone knocks the window from outside. Both Carol and driver freak out. Then Carol looks and sees Tyler smiling to her.
She quickly opens the door and hugs Tyler with longing.
Tyler: "Hey mom!"
Carol: "Oh my god, are you okay?"
Tyler: "Yeah, sort of."
Carol: "Tyler, what happened here?"
Tyler: "Long story, I'll tell you when we get there."
Carol: "Get where?"
Tyler: "Mrs. Forbes. I talked to her, she's waiting for you now. You're gonna be staying there for a few days."
Carol: "What about you?"
Tyler: "I've got some place else to crash."
A few minutes later, Carol enters the Forbes house, and Liz welcomes her. After she leaves her bags near the bed Liz prepared for her, Carol goes to the living room where Liz is.
Liz: "Not like a mansion, but.."
Carol: "No, it's great. Thanks."
Liz: "So are you okay?"
Carol: (sits) "What happened here?"
Liz: (sits, then sighs) "A lot. But they say it's over now."
Carol: "It is?"
Liz: "Honestly? I don't know. But things seem a lot quieter than last night."
Carol: "Quieter? This town is abandoned!"
Liz: "I know. Things really got out of hand at one point. All council members were killed, including sheriff and mayor. People left town after that many death news."
Carol: "Who could blame them?"
Liz: "Last I know there was six council members. Maybe we should call them back."
Carol: "Yes, we should. We have to save this town."
Liz: "We're gonna have to start from scratch. People left for a reason."
Carol: "I know. So first thing, we have to convince them that Mystic Falls is safe again."
Liz: "We could call them and say the criminals are caught and the gang is destroyed."
Carol: "Would that work?"
Liz: "It's worth a shot."
Carol: (sighs) "Okay. We have a lot of work to do tomorrow."
Liz nods slowly. She apparently agrees.
Tyler: "So, how's our big baby?"
Caroline: "I still don't understand how this could happen."
Bonnie: "Her grave was empty, right?"
Caroline: "Way empty!"
Katherine: "Like nothing was put in there to begin with."
Bonnie: "Like I said, there's only one explanation. Elena's Dark Dimension body was created by Inari's magic. So that magic somehow took Elena's body on earth, fixed it, and put it back on Elena's spirit during the.. You know."
Tyler: "While she was passing through the portal."
Stefan: "That's all nice and sweet, but that doesn't explain why her mind is empty. Even June can't read anything, right?"
June: "That's correct. Even if there are repressed memories, like something compelled to forget, or a temporary memory loss. If there is anything in that brain, I would know."
Chris: "So this is not something she could snap out of."
June: "It's not."
Caroline: "So this is the new Elena?"
Tyler: "What about her spirit?"
Bonnie: "What about it?"
Tyler: "Even if she was put in a brand new body, her soul is not new. She still has all those memories of her past nineteen years, but we can't reach them because it is not of matter, it is of spirit!"
June: "Well if you're right, that goes beyond my abilities."
Caroline: "Maybe angels can do something about it."
Chris: "We can do what?"
Caroline: "I remember that Stephan was saying something like wings of remembrance?"
Caroline: "Do you have such wings?"
Chris: "We do!?"
Caroline: "Well, use it?"
Meredith: "Of course! Wings of remembrance, that could work!"
Chris: "But we can't do it."
Damon: "What do you mean you can't?"
Chris: "It's too dangerous."
Damon: "Do I look like I care? At all?"
Meredith: "I want to do it, Chris."
Chris: "You can't, Meredith."
Stefan: "You awfully seem like you're against this."
Chris: "Well I should be. Wings of remembrance are intense."
Caroline: "Identify intense."
Chris: "It brings back all the memories, at once! Using it on an advanced brain could have severe consequences. Think about all of the memories of your life, since the second you were born, rushing into your mind. And I'm not even talking about all the vampire werewolf crap she had been dealing with. If we force all those memories into her at once, her mind would fail. She can't take it."
Tyler: "So what're you saying, we shouldn't do anything when we can do something?"
Chris: "Wings of remembrance should be our last option."
Damon: "Okay, then we will go with our first option, except we don't have any!"
Meredith: "Chis, I want to do it."
Chris: "Meredith, no."
Meredith: "I owe it to Elena."
Meredith: "I'm the reason she became a vampire, Chris. I'm the reason all of this is happening. So if there is any chance that I can fix it.. I want to give it a shot."
Chris: "Do you realize how much energy we have to muster, just to give it a shot?" (Meredith simply shrugs, meaning it doesn't matter. Chris looks at her for a moment, then speaks uncomfortably) "Okay, let's do this."
They later go to Elena's room. She appears to be sleeping.
Bonnie: (quietly) "Should we wake her?"
Chris: "No, actually I was praying for this. It's better is she's sleeping."
Caroline: "So is this gonna work, 100%?"
Chris: "Actually it probably won't work, because I don't know if we can reach out to her soul. This is deep stuff."
Meredith: (to others) "You should leave the room."
Stefan: "Why is that?"
Meredith: "The wings will have the same effect on you too if you are exposed to it."
Stefan: "Going now!"
Damon: "Right, remembering being breastfed by mom wouldn't be the highlight of my life!"
Meredith smiles upon this. And eventually everyone leaves room except Meredith and Christian. They look at each other.
Meredith: "You ever done this before?"
Chris: "No. You?"
Chris: "I heard it is exhausting. Like you'll be drained of power. I heard it's effects on the angel are far worse than wings of destruction."
Meredith: "If you're trying to scare me off it's not gonna work."
Chris: "It's funny how people in grief are so suicidal."
Meredith: "I'm not suicidal!"
Chris: (sighs) "Let us hope you're right." (then one of them goes to Elena's left, and the other goes to her right. They look at each other one last time) "You ready?"
She nods, and they call for their wings of remembrance.
Meanwhile outside her room.
Caroline: "What if it works?"
Stefan: "Would it be a bad thing?"
Caroline: "I mean what if it works and Chris is right? What if she can't take it, what if her mind fails?"
Damon: "Well, then we'll compel her to forget some of it."
Bonnie: "Would that be wise? I mean, why bother if you're gonna make her forget anyway?"
Damon: "So that we can give it back to her when she's ready."
Caroline: "Yeah, that could work."
Suddenly an intense white light comes from the space under Elena's door and the keyhole. They all look at each other, then they look at the door. A couple of seconds later, the lights disappear, and shortly afterwards a thudding sound comes. Upon this they open the door, and see that both Chris and Meredith fell down. Meredith is unconscious, but Chris isn't. Still, he is almost blacking out. Elena seems to have awoken due to that intense light. They immediately run to Chris and Meredith.
Stefan: "June, check Elena! See if there's any difference."
June quickly does what she is told, and goes near Elena. As she is looking at her confused, June smiles to her in an effort to comfort her, then touches her hand. But the hope on her face disappears as soon as she touches her. She looks at others, and shakes her head, meaning it didn't work. Everyone gets desperate upon this. Chris closes his eyes helplessly, then blacks out.
Misao: "Take one step, and I'll kill your beloved."
Tatia holds Klaus, meaning to tell him that it's okay. Upon this Klaus calms down.
Tatia: (her voice gives away that she is incredibly freaked out) "What do you want Misao?"
Misao: "I want you to relax, for starters. You know if I was gonna kill you, you'd be dead already."
Tatia: "Well, you could have killed me. But you spared my life and it was your call. Don't think it gives you any power on me."
Misao: "You're right, I could have killed you. But I couldn't kill you."
Tatia: (confused) "What?"
Misao: "I couldn't just kill you." (looks at Klaus) "Not after your final request."
Tatia: (looks at Klaus. He looks at her too. Then she looks at Misao) "I don't understand."
Misao: "Us kitsunes have to grant the final requests of our preys. Consider this a weakness, but it has been this way for generations."
Tatia: "What does that have to do with you having to spare my life? I asked you not to hurt him, not me."
Misao: (quickly looks at Klaus) "Why do you think they left him behind?"
Klaus: (angrily) "To get rid of me, that's why!"
Misao: "That and.." (to Tatia) "He is the vampire that started their bloodline. If he died, so would they die. But here he is a ghost. Indestructible. Nothing would ever kill him, and he would live forever."
Tatia: "Like me?"
Misao: "Exactly, like you. Vampires are dead people. Magic is what keeps them alive. When that magic is gone, the dead cannot live anymore. The magic started with you. That's why I couldn't kill you. You asked me not to hurt him, and I couldn't grant it if I killed you. So I had to spare your life."
Tatia: "But if I'm a ghost, and indestructible, how could you even kill me?"
Misao: "Trust me, I could have. You don't wanna test me!"
Klaus: "She's talking about Shi no Shi. They would put you back in flesh like they did with the witches."
Misao: (looks at him with a smile, as she is apparently impressed) "You're smart!"
Klaus: "I've been around for a thousand years sweetheart."
Misao: "Fair enough."
Klaus: (looks at her dangerously) "Now if you'll excuse us, we'll be going."
Misao: "I'm afraid I can't let you do that."
Klaus: "And you think you can stop us?"
Misao: "Maybe I can, maybe I can't." (takes out Tatia's necklace from her pocket. Surprisingly, it looks good as new) "But I need you to stay exactly where you are."
Tatia: (shocked) "Is that..?"
Misao: "The one and only."
Tatia: "I thought you destroyed it!"
Misao: "I did. But somehow it came back. I think it's protected by it's copy on the other dimension. I gather the only way to destroy it is to bring the two pieces together."
Gives the necklace to Tatia.
Tatia: (confused) "What, are you just giving it to me?"
Misao: "I am."
Misao: "Because I need your help."
Upon this Tatia and Klaus look at each other, as both are incredibly confused.
Back in Mystic Falls, June wakes up and checks Elena. She is sleeping happily. June smiles and closes the door, and goes downstairs. Damon and Stefan are already awaken.
June: "I missed this. Waking up at home, seeing you in the morning."
Damon: "Well, don't get used to it. We can only stay here for so long."
Stefan: "Well we're gonna have to move out at one point. We both are kinda Elena's exes, so it's not really proper."
June: "I didn't realize you two ended things."
Stefan: "We had to. Because, you know.."
June: (understands, chuckles) "Right. You can't be in love with a baby!"
The door is knocked. June goes to open it.
Bonnie: (walks inside with bags full of things) "One of the upsides of living in an abandoned town, everything is free!"
They all smile. Then they open the bags in the living room. June suddenly sees her favorite chocolates.
June: "Oh my god!"
Bonnie: (smiles) "I know you love those!"
June immediately starts eating the chocolate with an unexplainable pleasure. They all have fun listening to the joyful sounds she makes. Damon opens another bag and disappointed to see what's in it.
Damon: "Diapers? Really?"
Bonnie: "She's a baby. She doesn't know she needs to go to toilet. She doesn't even know how to walk to go to toilet."
Damon: (scoffs) "I'll be damned!"
June: (literally swallows the last piece of the chocolate) "So is this really how she's gonna be from now on?"
Bonnie: "I'm afraid so."
June: "Isn't there any spell, or something, I don't know."
Bonnie: "I'm sorry."
Stefan: (after a brief but disturbing silence) "Maybe we can make something good out of it."
Damon: "Is this a joke?"
Stefan: "No, I'm serious. Think about it, all Elena ever wanted was a normal life. Now we can really give it to her. We stay for a couple of years, see that she learns enough to handle things."
Bonnie: "We could even call Jeremy."
Stefan: "Yes, he'd help his sister."
June: "But aren't we just giving up too quickly."
Damon: "Agree with you there."
Stefan: "What other choice do we have? Magic cannot fix her, angels cannot fix her. We exhausted every single option. Basically we have a Jessi on our hands!"
Damon: "Let's just hope she doesn't have any mind powers like her." (scoffs) "So much for the birthday present!"
Bonnie: (looks at everyone) "Us four. Elena sacrificed herself to protect us four. We owe it to her, to give a normal life."
They look at each other. They all seem to agree on what Bonnie just said.
Bonnie: (looks at Damon) "Damon?"
Damon: (stands near her) "Look I get that you're trying to help, but.."
Bonnie: (interrupts) "But what, Damon?"
Damon: "You know what. We talked about it."
Bonnie: (turns to Damon) "You can't ask me that now."
Damon: "I'm not asking!"
Bonnie: "You know how Elena is. She needs every help she can get."
Damon: "This isn't just about Natalie. I saw how you cold bloodedly killed those two kitsunes. Truth is, I can't trust you with Elena."
Bonnie: (blinks angrily) "You wanna talk about killing cold bloodedly? Fine, let's talk about Vicki. Or let's talk about my mom. Or Elena's brother, Stefan's friend Lexi." (Damon looks away angrily) "I did what I did because I had to. You did what you did because it was fun. So don't stand before me, and talk about killing cold bloodedly, okay?" (takes one step to Damon in a threatening manner) "Trust me Damon, I don't wanna stay here and look at your pasty face everyday any more than you do. But my friend needs my help, so I'm gonna stay here until I make sure she's okay. So you either suck it up, or we can take it out on each other right here right now!"
Damon angrily looks at Bonnie for a while, then turns around and goes back into the house.
Tatia: (in shock and confusion) "Come again?"
Misao: "Oh come on Tatia, don't look so shocked."
Tatia: "You're talking about making a move against Inari! I think I earned shocked!"
Klaus: "Why are you against her anyway?"
Misao: "I have my own reasons. Are you with me or not?"
Klaus: "You're insane!"
Tatia: "I can't do this, Misao."
Misao: "Inari will hear about your betrayal, Tatia. No matter what you do. As soon as she comes back, she will know, and she will come for you. You'll be at the top of her hit list and you know it! Now all we got is each other. If we join forces, I believe we can do something."
Klaus: "What do you mean as soon as she comes back? Where is she?"
Misao: "Inari went to earth, to find the doppelganger."
Tatia: (freaks out) "What?"
Misao: "I wouldn't worry about it."
Tatia: "You wouldn't worry? This is Inari we're talking about! She'll kill them all!"
Misao: "She will, that's given. But Mystic Falls gang is a tougher nut to crack than I anticipated. They wiped out our entire forces on earth. I don't know what's their secret, but somehow they always come through. Even I couldn't stop them no matter what I did. I'm not saying they have a chance against Inari. They don't. But they can give her a fine run for her money and that will give us the time we need to prepare for her return."
Tatia: (inhales nervously) "I don't know, Misao."
Misao: "This is the best chance anyone ever got against Inari. Do not waste it!"
Klaus: "How do we know this is not a trick?"
Misao: "It's not. Do you think I'm loyal to Inari because I want to? She ruined my life. I want it over. I want my life back!"
Tatia and Klaus look at each other. They are convinced, but they are hesitating big time.
Bonnie: "Good morning!"
Bonnie: "Sorry I couldn't come earlier. I had stuff to do."
Samara: "Who don't? But I'm glad you came."
Bonnie: "Were you here all night?"
Samara: "If you don't count the times I went to get coffee and.. Yeah I was here all night." (chuckles)
Bonnie: (takes a quick look at Chris) "How is he?"
Samara: "The same." (looks at him) "Honestly I don't know. Doctors say he's healthy as a horse. But he's just sleeping."
Bonnie: "Yeah, he exhausted himself pretty much with those wings."
Samara: (looks at Bonnie) "I heard about Elena. I'm sorry."
Bonnie: (tries to smile) "She's gonna be okay."
Samara: "Is she?"
Bonnie: (looks at a random point) "I don't know." (looks at Samara) "Do you wanna go out? For like an hour. We could walk, take some fresh air. I saw a cafe on my way. We could have some breakfast."
Samara looks at her, then looks at Chris, then looks at Bonnie again.
Samara: "Yeah, that sounds nice."
Back in the Gilbert house, Elena seems to have awaken and June is playing with her. A little while later Stefan walks in the room.
Stefan: "Jeremy called. He's taking the first flight here."
June: (smiles) "Great! (looks at him) Thanks!" (quickly checks if there is anyone else) "Where's Damon?"
Stefan: "Went to a council meeting."
June: "A council meeting?"
Stefan: "Yeah. Him, Liz and Carol are gonna discuss what should they do next. They're gonna declare that Mystic Falls is safe again, can you believe it."
June: (chuckles softly) "No!"
Stefan: "They're gonna call everyone one by one. Say that school is starting next week, and hope that they can bring some people back. Speaking of.. Since you have to go to school, who's gonna be here for Elena?"
June: "I've been thinking about that. I thought maybe it's for the best if I take a year off."
Stefan: "Nah, Elena wouldn't want you to do that."
The two remain silent for a while.
June: (hesitantly) "Is it true?"
June: "What Bonnie did. To Natalie."
Stefan: "Girl, no one can keep a secret from you!"
June: "Is it true?"
Stefan doesn't know how to reply at first. But knowing that June will learn anyway, he slowly nods. Upon this June gets upset, and looks around sadly, unable to believe.
Stefan: "Hey, don't be mad at her."
June: "She killed an angel. A good angel."
Stefan: (after a brief silence) "If she offered you your parents back, would you do it?"
June: (thinks for a while) "I would want to. But I couldn't have done it."
Stefan: (looks at June) "She was in love."
June: "See, that's what I don't get about love. They say it makes you mature, but it makes you do stupid things." (Stefan smiles ridiculously) "I'm never gonna fall in love."
Stefan: "You sound like me, when I was thirteen."
June: (smiles) "Shut up."
Stefan: "You know, three years from now, you're gonna meet a boy, and he's gonna.."
June: (interrupts) "Do you have any idea how many times I've heard this speech?"
Stefan: (after a brief silence) "No."
Upon this they both smile happily.
Tatia: "What if we don't succeed?"
Misao: "That is a big chance you know. But I can promise you one thing, Inari will never kill you."
Klaus: "You can't guarantee that."
Misao: "Actually I can."
Klaus: "Exactly. What kind of an influence can you possibly have on Inari?"
Misao: "I can't. And I don't. But you are important to Inari."
Misao: "You know in Shi no Shi we can put souls in flesh and they would serve just as well as humans. Have you ever wondered, why Inari never pulled that off on you? You were the first loophole, the one that she's been wanting for many millennia. And you've been staying right in her reach, but she never touched you."
Tatia: (curiously) "You know why?"
Misao: "Because you being here is the only way she can have your doppelgangers. Like Elena, like Katherine."
Tatia: "I don't understand."
Misao: "When Esther sent your spirit to this dimension, it created an imbalance in the other dimension. The nature had your body, but not your soul. And it has been trying to fill in that blank ever since you came here."
Klaus: (suddenly understands) "By creating doppelgangers!"
Tatia moves uncomfortably.
Misao: "Exactly. But with every newborn spirit, also came the body. So it can never fix it completely."
Tatia: "So there will be other doppelgangers?"
Misao: "As long as your bloodline continues, yes."
Klaus: "Which gives Inari an unlimited number of chances to do it correctly." (Misao nods) "But why did she skip Katherine?"
Misao: "Thanks to you."
Misao: "Katherine had a child and then banished to England. There she met your beloved, who wanted to sacrifice her. Katherine figured that out, turned herself into a vampire, and ran. She ran for centuries, she never stopped at one place long enough anyone can spot her." (looks at Klaus) "Thanks to you, Inari had to wait for the next doppelganger."
Tatia: "But Elena doesn't run. She doesn't leave her loved ones behind."
Misao: "Which is her downfall. Inari knows that. So she's taking her time." (looks at both of them) "Which brings me to my point. Inari is after the doppelganger, but her friends are not gonna give in easily. We'll have the time we need. So I'm gonna ask this again: are you with me, or not?"
Klaus: (looks at Tatia) "What do you say, love?"
Tatia: (looks at Klaus) "She's gonna come after me anyway." (turns to Misao) "I'm in!"
Misao: (to Klaus) "What about you? After Inari's gone, you and Tatia can take her spot."
Klaus: "What is out chances?"
Misao: "Slim. But it's the best we got. It's the best anyone ever got. Besides you got the whole "kitsune magic don't work on me" thing, which is a plus for you."
Tatia is looking at Klaus nervously. Apparently she is curious about his answer too.
Klaus: (looks at Tatia, inhales) "Always and forever, right?" (Tatia smiles happily, and Klaus looks at Misao) "Count me in."
They all look at each other nervously. After all, they are all aware that they are about to do something no one would ever dare.
Inari grins dangerously, and continues walking.
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