A/N: Anyone else wondering what happened when Rebekah woke up? Written because Jeremy and Elena weren't the only siblings struggling with family drama. Missing scene from 3x20 that runs in time with the Graveyard scene because, well, it broke my heart (this episode broke my heart on so many levels...the Klaroline scene, anyone? Poor Klaus) and because I absolutely LOVE the song choice (Be Still- The Fray). This show has so many geniuses working on its staff, it isn't funny. Anyways, this can also be seen as a companion piece to my other Rebekah/Klaus oneshot, Always and Forever.
That brings me to my other story, Lessons of Love. I'm editing the next chapter but it's going to take a little longer to update than I previously thought. So, I hope that this, while its not Klaroline, appeases those of you waiting on that.
Please review is you have a minute! :)
Disclaimer: I don't own Vampire Diaries
Be Still and Know that I'm With You
Klaus laid Rebekah down on her bed and pulled a chair up beside it. He watched as her color started to come back and he grasped her small hand in his much larger one and did the only thing he could do.
Rebekah gasped for air as her beautiful eyes flew open. She looked around nervously and gripped her brother's hand as her frightened eyes met his. Klaus tried to give her a soft smile as the tears welled in her eyes.
"Nik?" she whispered.
"I'm right here, sweetheart."
She was quiet, her breathing still ragged as she tried to figure out what had happened. Rebekah slowly took in her brother's appearance, he had not shed his attire from the evenings festivities.
"The dance," she said quietly, the tears spilling over. "Matt was going to take me and I missed it."
"Shh, little sister. With everything that happened this evening, I was glad you were not in attendance," Klaus said, wiping tears off Rebekah's cheek with his thumb. She looked at him, her face suddenly a mixture of fear and betrayal.
"Why?" she asked and he looked at her, his brow creased, trying to figure out what she meant. "Why didn't you notice? Couldn't you see it wasn't me, Nik?"
He let out a breath he hadn't realized he was holding. "I'm so sorry, Bekah."
Rebekah rolled her eyes and tried to turn away from him. Of course her self-absorbed brother hadn't noticed. Rebekah didn't know what hurt most, the fact that he hadn't noticed or the fact that he hadn't cared to notice, especially after all she had been through for him. The manageable tears had turned into sobs.
Klaus pulled Rebekah gently so that she was forced to face him. He looked at her gently, his face soft as he took her face in his hands. "Bekah, I'm so sorry, love. So, so sorry. I promise that it won't happen again. We're leaving tomorrow. I want you by my side, baby sister. You are all I have left. I won't let that bitch take you away from me again. That's a promise, Bekah."
She sniffled and looked into her older brother's face, her vision blurred by unshed tears. "Al..always and forever?" she asked, trying to control her sobs.
Klaus smiled slightly and nodded. "Always and forever," he agreed before Rebekah broke back down and sobs wracked her body.
Nothing could erase the guilty feeling that worked its way into Klaus' stomach as he watched his baby sister cry. She had always been there for him, always, and the one time she needed him, he had been too caught up in getting his dead heart crushed again to see it.
He got up from his chair and climbed onto Rebekah's bed and laid down beside her. She curled up against his body as he wrapped his arms around her, caressing her in the way that only an older brother can, resting his chin on the top of her head, murmuring comforting words to her as her body shook with sobs.
She was his little sister, his to protect and love, and nothing could change that.
Not even forever.