I don't own The Vampire Diaries.

A/N: I am still working on my other stories and I haven't abandoned any of them. Sorry it's taking so long, I haven't been very well and I didn't have access to a computer in hospital.

The Solution

Chapter 2

Damon gave Rebekah a large sum of money and a number to call for a guy who would set her up with a new identity so she could live then he sent her away and she promised not to cause any trouble. Damon needed to see if Caroline was alright thought it was seriously late. He went to her house and awkwardly climbed in her window since he no longer had his vampire stealth or grace. The noise woke her from her sleep and she looked up to see Damon kicking off his shoes just as he climbed in beside her in the bed. He hadn't noticed her awake yet. He turned to look at her and saw that her eyes were opened.

"Are you okay?" He asked her concerned. He saw that she had a bandage on her neck as she still had a bite mark – it just didn't poison her anymore.

"How are we human?" She whispered and he sighed.

"I haven't got the faintest idea." He said honestly. "Bonnie did it but I don't know how." He said and she nodded.

"What are you doing here?" She asked him self-consciously as he now knew how she felt.

"I wanted to see that you were okay." He replied honestly. "I'm so relieved to see you awake." He admitted quietly and she looked mildly surprised that he admitted that.

"I'm glad I didn't die but..." She trailed off and glanced downwards.

"But what?" He asked her softly.

"But I... want to be a vampire." She said surprising him and he nodded.

"Me too." He replied. "I always thought that I'd give anything to be human again but now that I am... I just want to be a vampire again. That's who I am." He said.

"I get it." She agreed.

"Though, I have a feeling that I'm going to be a vampire again tomorrow." He said surprising her.

"How?" She asked.

"Bonnie took a fair bit of my blood before she did the spell and she said that she needs to sacrifice me tomorrow night so..." He shrugged and her eyes bugged and her jaw dropped.

"Bonnie's going to sacrifice you?" Caroline asked horrified cutting him off.

"Mmm." He nodded.

"How can you not care?" Caroline asked in disbelief and he shrugged.

"It was worth it to keep you alive." He replied and she looked stunned.

"No." She said shocked. "That... you can't do it." She said to him seriously and he chuckled.

"I promised, Caroline. I don't break promises." He said. She stared at him in contemplation for a moment.

"So you'd be a baby vampire again?" She asked him.

"I'm not sure if she actually is making me a vampire again but if she is then yeah." He nodded. "That'll be just dandy." He muttered and she chuckled.

"If she does, will you turn me?" She asked and he nodded.

"If that's what you really want." He replied.

"It is." She said.

"We can't both be new vamps at the same time though." He said. "So I'll turn you in a few months after I'm in control, okay?" He asked her.

"Okay." She agreed. They fell into silence for a few seconds then Caroline couldn't resist telling him. "I heard you." She said softly.

"You heard me what?" He asked.

"When you thought I was dead." She said and he looked surprised then he remembered back to how he'd had a panic attack at the thought she was dead.

"Oh." He said.

"I didn't know you cared." She said and he looked at her sadly.

"I'm an ass but I do care about you. More than you know." He said honestly. He was so relieved that she was okay. Alive. Caroline was lying on her side facing him and he faced her too. She stared into his eyes and her stomach fluttered.

"Stay." She said to him softly and he saw the vulnerability on her face. In all honesty, he didn't want to leave so he nodded. He reached up with his hand and brushed a curl of her hair behind her ear and he hadn't broken eye contact with her. He couldn't really help it, he was getting swept up in the moment so he leaned forward and kissed her. Caroline was surprised but she was never going to pass up a Damon opportunity so she kissed him back. Before she knew it, he was pulling her closer and she was deepening the kiss. His hand ran down her side and she ran one hand through his hair which only made him kiss her more passionately. Her hand slipped under his shirt to feel the skin at his side and minutes later he was pushing up her top. She unbuttoned his shirt without breaking the kiss and slid it over his shoulders while he slid her pyjama bottoms down her legs. She kicked them off then unbuttoned his jeans and slid them down until they were in a pile on the floor leaving them both in their underwear.

Damon's hand caressed over her breasts and she explored his back and chest with her own hands. He kissed her cheeks and neck and lips and soon enough his fingers found their way to her underwear. They lingered a moment as if asking for permission so Caroline slid his boxers down and Damon understood that she was consenting so he gently slid her underwear down her legs then tossed them aside as he kicked his boxers off. He rolled on top of her as they kept kissing then she straddled him from below and he slowly pushed into her until he was fully inside of her.

He rocked back and forth slowly allowing her to get used to the feeling and she gasped in pleasure into his mouth and wrapped her legs around him allowing him to go deeper. His thrusts increased in speed but he wasn't going too fast as he didn't want it to be over soon. He was enjoying this immensely. He wanted it to last. She touched him with such affection. Affection that he wasn't used to – but he liked it. He kissed her deeply and she held him close.

Damon was sure he'd never had sex like that before. He wasn't doing it to get off... he was doing it because he wanted to be close to her. He was doing it because he'd almost lost her just when he'd realised that he couldn't bear to lose her. He probably loved Elena, but he was going to make himself get over it – that is if Bonnie didn't kill him permanently – because he wanted the beautiful blonde that lay underneath him. He hadn't felt this good since he was human the first time – and he didn't mean physically, he meant emotionally. He felt safe with Caroline, like he could truly be himself... like he could truly be happy.

Caroline knew that he wasn't in love with her but she also knew that this wasn't just a 'hook-up'. She could feel it in the way he touched and kissed her, the way his body moved against hers, the way he was being careful and gentle with her... the way he was treasuring her. She honestly didn't care in that moment if he went back to Elena after it because nobody could fake what he was doing. She could feel that he cared about her. That was enough. That made her happy – so she kissed him deeper and held him tighter. If she was only getting one shot at being this way with him, she wasn't going to waste a moment of it.

Caroline's eyes snapped open to a knocking sound. She sat up and looked only to find her bed empty. Her heart sank at the fact he'd left. Then she heard the knock again.

"Caroline?" She heard her mother say through the door. She grabbed her tank top and pulled it on quickly.

"Yeah?" Caroline asked and the door opened to reveal her mother in her uniform.

"You okay, sweetie? Is it okay if I go in to work? Want me to stay home?" Liz asked her concerned and Caroline gave her a smile. Her mother had never offered to skip work before.

"I'm fine, mom. Go ahead. I'll call if I need you." Caroline replied and Liz gave her a smile in return.

"I love you, Caroline." Liz said softly and Caroline felt her heart warm.

"I love you too, mom." Caroline said and Liz smiled.

"I'll be home for dinner." Liz promised.

"Okay. See you tonight." Caroline replied. Liz nodded then closed the door and moments later she heard the front door open and close and she sighed. Her bathroom door opened then and she gasped in fright because she hadn't been expecting it at all. Damon smirked at her. "I thought you left." She said confused at the sight of him standing in his boxers with his clothes in a pile in his hands.

"No, I just darted into your bathroom so that Liz wouldn't catch me." Damon said as he went back over to her, tossed his clothes on the floor and climbed back in beside her and she chuckled. She was so happy that he hadn't just run out on her. She was so happy that he wasn't just getting dressed and leaving.

"Probably a good thing. She might have shot you." Caroline teased and Damon chuckled then leaned over and kissed her cheek.

"Did you sleep well?" He asked her and she nodded from where she lay beside him.

"Yeah, like a log." She replied and he smirked.

"Tire you out, did I?" He teased and she smiled.

"Could be that." She agreed. "Might have been partially to do with the whole 'werewolf bite then turning human' thing too though." She smirked and he laughed at her cheeky face. "What are you doing today?" She asked him as she yawned and he shrugged.

"Well... I don't know what's going to happen tonight." He said to her and she looked at him confused.

"What do you mean?" She asked.

"Well, I'm dying tonight. Either permanently or coming back as a vampire." He said and she bit her lip. "So... would you spend the day with me?" He asked her and she looked surprised.

"You want to?" She asked and he nodded.

"What do you think?" He asked.

"Okay." She replied. "Though... I won't be much fun. I'm still tired and a little weak." She said and he smirked.

"Is that your way of saying you want to stay in bed all day?" He asked her and she giggled.

"Yeah." She replied and he chuckled. He rolled on top of her then kissed her a peck on the lips.

"Works for me." He replied and she smiled. He kissed down her neck and she closed her eyes as his hand trailed down her chest slowly then down her side to her hip. "You're not wearing any underwear." He smirked against her skin.

"Only had time to put my top back on." Caroline mumbled. He sat up on his knees and pulled her up and hitched his thumbs under her top and slid it upwards. She lifted her arms and he pulled it over her head then leaned over her as she lay back down. He kissed down her chest and sucked one of her nipples into his mouth and she moaned a little at the sensation. He slipped his hand between her legs and ran his fingers along her slit and she bit her lip at the feeling. Caroline moved her hand into his boxers and she wrapped her hand around him and he groaned a little against her skin. She stroked him while his fingers moved in circles against her clit. With his other hand, he got his boxers off and tossed them aside.

Caroline opened her legs and bent her knees a little then he lined himself up and pushed into her wet centre. He moaned at the tightness surrounding him as he thrust back and forth. He leaned on top of her and captured her lips in a kiss. She surprised him when she rolled them over so that she was on top. She sat up and he held her hips as she moved herself up and down on him. Caroline watched his lustful expression as he watched her ride him and she enjoyed how he clearly was very attracted to her body. His thumb soon covered her clit and he rubbed gently against her as she rode him and she moaned at the amazing sensation it gave her. It wasn't long before her legs shook and her orgasm hit her then she slumped down on him and he chuckled then rolled them back over and took over the work as she came back down to earth. He kept things slow and soft hoping to allow her another build up before he inevitably finished. He was surprised at how long he was lasting considering he wasn't a vampire anymore but he didn't dwell on it. He soon felt Caroline coming undone underneath him again and when she finally had another orgasm, her muscles clenching around him was enough to finally finish him off. He slumped down on top of her then lazily put small kisses on the side of her neck that didn't wear the bandage.

"You're just as amazing in bed as you were before." She panted and he chuckled and kissed her neck.

"You're rather amazing in bed too." He replied and she smiled.

"This is such a guy thing to say but I'm totally starving now." She said and he laughed.

"Me too." He replied amused. "I haven't felt this kind of hungry in like a century and a half. It's so weird." He said and she chuckled.

"Have you had to pee yet?" She asked amused and he laughed.

"No, but I'm sure that'll be weird too." He said amused and she giggled. "What do you want to eat?" He asked her as he rolled off of her onto his back.

"Pancakes." She replied and he smirked.

"I'll make them." He said and she looked at him curiously. She was about to question why he was being so nice but she decided that she wasn't going to bother. She was going to enjoy it while it lasted. She wondered if it was maybe the fact that he was human and not a vampire so he couldn't hide his humanity anymore.

"Alright. I'll shower while you do that." She said and he nodded.

They were sitting at the table half way through pancakes when there was a knock at the front door. Caroline looked at Damon sceptically.

"I really hate not being able to hear who it is." Caroline muttered and Damon chuckled.

"I know the feeling." He said amused and she smiled then hurried to the door. She opened it and was surprised to see Stefan and Bonnie there. Bonnie lunged at her and threw her arms around her and hugged her tightly.

"I'm so glad you're okay." Bonnie said and Caroline hugged her back.

"Are you human too?" Caroline asked Stefan over her shoulder and he nodded.

"Have you seen Damon?" Stefan asked her worriedly.

"Yeah, he's here." Caroline replied surprising them both. They followed her into the dining room and she retook her seat at the table.

"Hello, brother." Damon said with a smirk.

"Why didn't you call me back?" Stefan asked him annoyed as he and Bonnie sat down.

"I haven't checked my phone." Damon replied. "So why are Stefan and I human too?" He asked Bonnie who kind of gulped.

"Well... I kind of... turned every vampire in the world human." Bonnie said and both Stefan and Damon's jaws dropped and Caroline's eyes bugged.

"What?" The three asked her in shock.

"This is going to cause so many problems, Bonnie." Damon said seriously. "There are thousands of vampires – sorry, were – thousands of vampires in the world." He said.

"I know." Bonnie replied. "You remember I told you that you wouldn't like it." She said.

"So why do I still need to come to the witches' house tonight?" He asked her.

"Because I'm turning you back into a vampire." She said and Stefan gasped.

"No! We finally get to be human again. No." Stefan said shocked.

"I want to be a vampire again. It's fine, Stefan." Damon replied shocking him. Caroline was internally sighing in relief – she'd been so worried that Bonnie was going to kill him permanently.

"Wait – won't that make Damon the only vampire in the world?" Stefan asked him confused.

"For the time being." Bonnie nodded. "Damon made a promise last night." He said.

"What is it you want me to do?" Damon asked her.

"The witches in the house asked me to get you to travel the world and repopulate the vampire species." She said and Stefan and Caroline's jaws dropped. Damon rolled his eyes in annoyance.

"Great." He muttered – he'd promised. He knew he had to do it.

"Maybe we can set up a website with a number to call for ex-vampires who want to be turned back." Caroline suggested and they looked surprised.

"That's a good idea." Damon agreed. "There will be a lot of old vampires that won't know how to be human anymore." He said. "I could even go compel a news station to say some totally cryptic thing." He said thoughtfully. "You are going to be a vampire again though, Stefan." Damon said and Stefan looked at him stunned.

"What?" Stefan asked shocked.

"Not right now. I'll give you a few years to be human if you want. But you made me turn so you can hate me for 150 years but I will make you turn too." Damon warned him and Stefan sighed – he knew why. Damon didn't want to be alone forever. He understood it. That's why he'd done it.

"Is your mom happy to be back to human?" Caroline asked Bonnie to change the subject.

"Surprisingly, no." Bonnie muttered. "She admitted that she was glad she didn't have to be a witch anymore." She said. "What about Klaus?" She asked.

"I killed him." Damon replied and Bonnie and Stefan's jaws dropped. Caroline already knew that.

"And you didn't think it would be a good idea to tell us that?" Bonnie asked him annoyed.

"Well, he was human when I killed him and considering I'm human at the moment, it's technically a murder. Didn't think you'd want to know the details just in case." He shrugged surprising them.

"How did you kill him?" Stefan asked.

"Shot him in the heart with psycho doctor's gun." Damon replied and they looked surprised. "Tyler's going to be pissed that he's back to being a werewolf." Damon quipped and Caroline looked surprised – Tyler hadn't crossed her mind once since Damon showed up the previous night.

"The hybrids were abominations though." Bonnie said.

"So, back to this turning me into a vampire thing, am I drinking my own vampire blood then you're killing me or what?" Damon asked.

"Not... exactly." Bonnie said.

"Meaning?" Damon asked wanting more information.

"You're not going to be a baby vampire." Bonnie said surprising them.

"How?" Damon asked confused.

"The witches are going to restore your years of control as a vampire so that you won't have blood problems like a just turned vampire." Bonnie said and Damon was visibly pleased to hear that.

"So I'll just be back to normal?" Damon asked.

"Yes and no." Bonnie said. "They're anchoring your humanity to you." She said and Damon stared at her for a moment.

"Why?" Damon asked annoyed.

"Because they aren't just turning you into a vampire." Bonnie said.

"What aren't you saying?" Caroline asked her.

"Damon will be the type of vampire that the Originals were." Bonnie said and all of their jaws dropped.

"As in... I won't be able to be killed by a stake?" Damon asked her shocked.

"Yes. Dagger, sun or white oak stake only." Bonnie nodded. "That's why they're anchoring your humanity. If you're going to be the only vampire like that, they need to ensure that you aren't going to turn it off and run riot where nobody will be able to stop you." She said and Damon scowled at her.

"So why can't I just be a normal vampire then?" Damon asked annoyed.

"Because you're going to have to be able to compel the vampires you turn since they're all going to be new vampires. The witches understand that vampires have a purpose in the world but considering not all the vampires were new vampires killing everything in sight before, there can't be thousands of sudden deaths by exsanguination all at the same time because it would be too obvious. Do you see what I mean?" Bonnie asked and Damon sighed in annoyance because yeah he did get it.

"You should probably get Elena to dye her hair or get a tattoo or something." Caroline said.

"Why?" Stefan asked confused.

"Because Katherine's human again." Caroline said and they looked surprised.

"Hadn't even thought of that." Damon said. "She'll be so pissed." Damon chuckled.

"I think there will be a lot of vampires who will be really pissed." Stefan said.

"Who's good with computers and stuff? Blondie's website idea is good." Damon said as he pulled his phone out.

"Who are you calling?" Stefan asked.

"Katherine." Damon chuckled.

"Why?" Bonnie asked confused.

"To laugh at her." Damon smirked as he dialled the number and they laughed in surprise.