Chapter 10

I could hear their raised voices. The world around me attacking my senses much like the first time I was sent here.

"Valise! How could you kill Jeremy! Oh my god! Jeremy!" Caroline's voice screeched.

I could hear the sound of my double chuckling.

"Because he was tasty."

"You BITCH! I'LL KILL YOU!" Elena's cries cut through the air and for the first time I felt sorry for the girl.

"Valise love, as much as I love a good neck snapping. I am a bit confused. I thought your mission was to prevent the rise of Silas and save the lad and witch," Nik's low voice asked, confusion obvious in his tone.

"Things change."

It was in that second of hearing those two words from my twin that I knew. It all made sense now. Not sparing a second to hesitate, I sped into the room stopping directly infront of my look a like. The others gasped in shock at my sudden appearance. Before my copy cat could fully take in my sudden appearance, I drew my fist and punched her square in the face. My look alike went sailing through the air and into the far wall of the living room in a heap.

"Get the hell out of my face you son of a bitch!" I growled as I moved forward to deliver another punch. My copy cat chuckled as she stood to her feet and brushed herself off.

"Well if it isn't the time traveler. I was wondering when you would get back."

"You should know better than to piss off a slayer. Especially one who has had a bad day."

I was seconds away from grabbing her again when Nik appeared in front of me.

"What is going on here!"

"Nik, move out of my way."

The hybrid stood firm.

"Niklaus, friend or not if you don't get out of my way…"

"No need. Your playmate is gone," Stefan said. I looked over Nik's shoulder and cursed silently. Sure enough, my twin was nowhere to be seen.

"Damn it. Should have known it wouldn't be that easy."

"If you're Valise. Who the hell was that? You have an evil twin Pocahontas?" Damon joked as he coughed loudly. Nik's bit taking hold. Giving a sigh I walked over to him and bit my wrist. He greedily accepted my offer. After a pull or two I rose to my feet and looked around at the occupants of the room.

Stefan still remained in a corner of the room but a little more relaxed now that his brother would be alright, Elena continued to cry softly as she stared at Jeremy's still form, Bonnie was still on the couch in a magic induced coma, Caroline was attempting to console her, the hunter who Nik told me was Alaric stared in shock at Jeremy's body, and Nik looked at me as if he were seeing me for the first time.

"I don't have a twin. That was the worst possible thing that could have happened right now. That was the immortal, that was Silas."

Caroline sniffled. "But how? We didn't free him. Jeremy hadn't even finished his mark yet!"

I frowned. "I don't know. But everything has changed."

I looked to Nik as his phone began to ring, effectively cutting off anything comments from the others.

"Now is not the time Kol…" A frown slowly appeared on his handsome features as Kol responded. My eyes met Nik's in panic as all those in the room with supernatural hearing listened in.

'Valise is trying to kill me! Now would be the time to use some of that hybrid speed and come lend a hand.'

Shit... Silas was after Kol.

"Listen to me Kol…that is not Valise. It's Silas. Run now!"

Nik had given Kol that order over fifteen minutes ago. After leaving the boarding house in a blur. As the mansion came into view up ahead, I looked to Nik.

Although he did a good job of hiding it, fear rolled off him in waves. As we finally reached the front door, I grabbed his arm. His attention instantly fell on me.

"Nik. Silas is unlike anything you've ever faced. Let me handle him. I just need you to get your siblings away. I'll come find you all when it's over."

His blue eyes flared with unspoken outrage as he silently stared into my eyes. I could see him battling with what I needed him to do and what he wanted to do. Finally I saw resignation settle in them.

"Fine. But you do what you have to and I swear if you die, I will call upon a thousand dead witches if I have to. Poor Elijah has been brooding ever since your little confession."

My lips twitched in a half smile. "Deal ANd oh no, I wasn't supposed to tell him that. No matter I'll deal with it later. Now let's get this over wit-"

As we entered the foyer of the mansion my smile dropped. Standing before us waiting was none other than Silas as he continued to wear my face.

"Oh goodie. You're home."

I almost missed the immortal's words altogether as I noticed Kol and a badly beaten Elijah. I felt my blood boil. The two men who meant the most to me were hurt.

Somehow Silas had managed to rig them up in two seats with stakes sticking out of them in various places. Neither vampire looked to be in the condition to make a run for it. Throwing Nik a look, I watched as he nodded subtly. He understood, I would have to deal with Silas first.

"What can I say. Home is where the heart is." I replied as I moved a step forward towards my doppelgänger waiting for my opening. I didn't have to wait too long.

The monster wearing my face relaxed her stance and smirked.

"Never would have taken you for a traditionalist, slayer."

"I'm full of surprises." I replied and then moving faster than I ever had before, I launched myself at Silas. He/She was unprepared for my sneak attack just as I had hoped. With the struggling immortal under me, I began to deliver punches to it's face. I smirked at the sound of bone breaking. Without breaking my rhythm of assault, I called out to Nik.

"Get them out of here!"

Although I didn't turn to look at him, I heard the sound of his feet moving to quickly free both his brothers.

"You're going to die a slow painful death slayer."

I couldn't help but raise an eyebrow at Silas.

"Last I checked you were my personal punching bag."

I frowned in response as he began to laugh. "These wounds you inflict will not last. I am the true immortal. I can not be killed."

"Maybe not in the traditional way but all creatures have a weakness, even you."

He continued to laugh. "This may be true but there is no way to gain access to my weakness for the last of my kind died long ago. Only a true immortal can kill another immortal."

"Valise, love."

I turned my head to look at Nik. He was currently pushing Elijah out the front door behind Kol.

"Go Nik. I'll be alright."

"Say goodbye to your little girlfriend hybrid. She's about to meet her maker," Silas growled.

All too late I forgot the one rule Buffy always taught me. Never take your eyes off your opponent.

Before I could even grasp what was happening, Silas hands wrapped around my neck and twisted. Faintly I heard Nik cry out to me as everything went dark.