Bella’s New Best Friend
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Bella sighed as she leaned against the wall at the bottom of the stairwell. Maddox and Klaus were just leaving to go handle Mikael, she on the other hand, was about to go see if she could make friends with all those stupid teenagers.
“There’s no need to pout, love.” Klaus said stopping at the door and turning to approach her. “I’m sure you’re going to have fun today.”
Bella’s frown deepened. “You can’t even say that with a straight face!” She shook her head and glared at Klaus. “I hope you know that this is the reason I become an alcoholic.”
Klaus smirked, “You don’t like to drink, in fact, the one time I gave you whiskey you were in the bathroom with your head in the toilet for close to two hours.”
“Nik, if there is ever a good time for me to start to drink it is now. You don’t know how terribly boring this is going to be for me.” Bella responded with a slight pout. “Go on, have a wonderful time with Maddie while I have to suffer in silence.”
“I highly doubt it’s going to be wonderful, or that you’re going to suffer in silence. We’re going to go collect a body and haul it over here before a group of teens do something incredibly stupid.” Klaus responded with a smirk. “I just wish you would stay out of danger, so please do not do anything that puts your life in danger.”
Bella sighed, “I will do my best.”
Klaus smirked and kissed Bella, “If anything goes wrong, I expect a call.”
Bella nodded, “And if all goes, right?”
“Then I still expect for you to give me some sort of notice of your well-being.” Klaus responded he kissed Bella’s head before taking a step back. “I’m sure you already know when we’ll be returning.”
“3:54 pm.” Bella responded with a smile. “Have a good day, Nik!” She called out as he exited the house, she turned back around and walked back up the stairs. She needed to change and get ready for the day ahead, and what a long day she suspected it would be.
Bella entered The Grill she was trying to figure out any way out of this, but so far her gift wasn’t being much help to her. She looked around and decided to wait by the bar, Elena and her friends wouldn’t be in for close to two hours. She had wanted to arrive early to secure that there would always be an easy escape if she needed one.
Bella’s gift went off as there was finally an alternative for this ridiculous plan, one that wouldn’t make it necessary to be nice to all the teens. Damon. With a wide smirk, she approached him at the bar, settling into the seat beside him. “Hello.” She said with a wide grin.
“Go away.” Damon said turning to compel her to leave.
Bella smirked, “Sorry, that doesn’t work on me.” She said making herself comfortable on the stool. “I’m really weird on that aspect, compulsion is useless against me. Let’s avoid the small talk and just cut to the chase. My name is Isabella, I prefer Bella and I’m currently in a relationship with Klaus, your enemy at the moment.”
Damon tensed, he turned his head to look at her, “You can’t really be in a relationship with him. No offense, but that guy doesn’t really seem to do the whole relationship thing.”
“You can’t judge a book by the cover, Damon.” Bella said with a wide smile. “I’m here for a reason, Klaus needs someone on the inside, so he sent me. I’m young enough to fit into Elena’s little group of friends, but doing so would take a lot more effort than I want to put into this sort of plan. Honestly, I don’t’ even want to do this, but we all have jobs and this is mine. So, I’m going to offer you a deal that will benefit us both.”
Damon sighed, “Keep talking, I have all the time in the world.”
“It’s simple.” Bella assured with a grin. “There’s only one way I can be a part of this group without a lot of effort on my part. You. You bring in a lot of strange people, you’re old enough to know enough vampires that it won’t be too suspsicious if I appear out of nowhere. All you have to do is tell them that you called me in, I’m an old friend that just so happens to know a lot about Mikael and Klaus. If they ask why I’m human, you can just say that I’m an experienced vampire hunter. I’ll be able to explain the rest to them, and it’ll require the smallest effort on my part, and yours.”
Damon shook his head. “Why the hell not?!”
Bella grinned, “Good, you’ve come to see things in my perspective. For this to work we’re going to have to get our story straight, so pay attention because I refuse to repeat myself.”
Klaus placed the coffin in the back of the car, he looked to Maddox, “Put an enchantment around the area, I don’t wish for them to know that the body isn’t here until it’s too late for them to do anything about it.”
The warlock nodded and headed back towards the burial plot, he reached for his phone as a message came through.
Do you ever wonder why you weren’t lucky enough to get to use a wand with your magic? It seems a bit pointless if there isn’t any fun in it. Oh, and use that one enchantment that causes the person who tries to enter to be cursed for the next 8 hours. I like that one, and it’ll go to a great to a great cause, I promise.
Maddox rolled his eyes, but did as she asked anyway. Once he finished he returned back to the car where Klaus was already waiting at. “Bella wanted a special charm, I’m sure she has something in mind.”
Klaus turned to Maddox as he spoke, “I should ask her how her day is going, she’s prone to get into some sort of trouble.”
Klaus looked at his phone as it vibrated in his pocket, he didn’t need to check it know that it was Isabella.
I’m fine. Everything going as planned! I take it back, I’m happy about this plan. Don’t worry I’m not getting drunk!
Klaus rolled his eyes, but responded to her message, he was just pleased that she was happy. “It’s time to start heading back.”
Bella groaned out in hatred. “I hate this.” She said grabbing the pile of clothes Damon handed her.
“If you want to make it seem believable that we’re friends, you can’t look like a teenager, and you certainly can’t smell like Klaus, Stefan will catch on.” Damon responded placing a jacket on Bella’s arm that he was using as a clothing rack.
Bella rolled her eyes, “My clothing style is simple, I don’t look like a teenager, in fact, I’m not even a teenager.”
Damon shrugged, “Hurry up and try those on I need to know if they’re going to fit or if I’m going to have to go get a new size for you.”
Bella sighed, “They’re all going to fit perfectly, I don’t need to try them on.”
“You don’t know that for certain.” Damon argued.
Bella laughed, “You’re wrong, I do know it for certain. Let’s go pay, I’m done with this. I want to go get something to eat.”
Damon rolled his eyes, “Fine, but you’re returning them on your own if they don’t fit.”
“That won’t happen because they will fit, and they will fit quite well.” Bella responded, she grabbed a pair of sunglasses by the register. “I like these, maybe if I put them on no one will see me rolling my eyes at them.”
“You should get a perfume.” Damon added grabbing one of the bottles from one of the counters. “Klaus’s scent runs deep; you’re going to need something strong to cover it up.”
Bella sighed, “Get the blue bottle, it’ll do the job better.” Bella responded, feeling a little saddened at the fact that she would have to lose Klaus’s scent. Bella reached into her back pocket and pulled out her card, she turned to Damon. “Anything else you think I need to fit in with you?”
Damon shrugged, “A better attitude. This was your plan; I’m just helping you make it look believable. Everyone knows I would never be seen with someone who isn’t up to my level.”
Bella rolled her eyes at him. “I’m adorable to everyone, just ask Klaus, he loves me.”
Damon eyed her curiously as she finished paying, he followed her out of the store in silence, his mind whirling with the thoughts of what the hell Bella was in.
“Just ask.” Bella said as they walked to Damon’s car. “It’s annoying knowing you have a question on your mind, but you don’t know how to ask it. I promise, I won’t be offended by it, if that helps.”
“How the hell do you willingly put yourself into a relationship with one of the most feared beings on Earth?” Damon questioned.
Bella smiled widely. “It’s not as hard as you’re making it seem. I love him, and he loves me, it’s rather simple.”
“How did you fall in love with him?” Damon questioned. “Where you emotionally unstable or what?”
Bella laughed, “I fell in love the same way everyone else does, I got to know him. I didn’t just start dating him right away, we’ve been friends for two years. I’ve helped him stay away from his brother, kill witches, and you know your everyday things. I got to know him as a person, and that’s when I fell in love. And I wasn’t emotionally unstable, I was in the best of health, we were just meant to be. And when you’re meant to be everything will eventually fall into place.”
“That’s awfully sappy for someone who is supposed to be with the most fearless creature.” Damon responded as the two of them began to make their way to the car. Because soon they would be meeting everyone at The Salvatore house, a meeting that would surely be explosive.
“You really hunt vampires?” Elena questioned quietly once she and Bella were alone. “No offense, but you’re only human.”
Bella smiled, “The only limitations I have are the ones I set for myself, so I’m capable of pretty much anything. You don’t need to have super strength or speed to kill something, you only need to make smart decisions, and know you’re enemy.” Bella said setting down her water bottle on the kitchen counter and heading back into the living room.
“What is it you know about Klaus?” Stefan questioned entering the room.
Bella shrugged, “I know he’s incredibly charming.”
Damon scoffed, “Something useful.” He eyed her carefully not wanting her to give them both away.
“That was useful.” Bella said standing and smiling at the three vampires in the room. She didn’t particularly like the blonde Caroline. “You know he’s charming, that’s why you have a little crush on him. The man is not only handsome, but he can be as charming as the devil. He’s charming enough to make his enemies weak. You may all think you’re going to outsmart him, but at the last moment one of you is going to ruin it all. In this group, my money is on the blonde, you’re infatuation runs deep, and you’re going to do something stupid.” Bella’s eyes hardened as information flooding into her mind. Caroline was going to die, and by her hands. “I know it.” She responded lowly.
She took in a deep breath and turned to the rest of the group. “If you want to stop Klaus, you’re going to have try and wake up Mikael, he’s the only one who would be strong enough to hurt Klaus.”
“We don’t know where he is. Katherine was the only one who had an inkling, and he killed her.” Elena responded in a small tone. “We’re stuck.”
Bella grinned, “Luckily for all of you, I’ve narrowed down his location.”
Elena stood up immediately. “Good, we can go now.”
Bella laughed, “No, we’re not rushing this. You all seem to forget that all things come with time. There must be a plan. A well thought out plan in fact, and you all need to come up with it. First, we must make sure Barbie over here doesn’t ruin things by falling in love with Klaus. Second, Sabrina over here needs to work on her magic.” Bella turned to Bonnie. “Sorry to break this to you, you’re one of the weakest witches I’ve met, and that’s pathetic seeing as you come from a strong bloodline. You need to get your act together. I say we get together tomorrow to continue creating a plan.”
“Who put you in charge?” Caroline questioned, her arms crossing over her chest. “You’re only human, and for all we know you’re not even experienced with vampires and all of this is bullshit.”
Bella shrugged her shoulders, “You’re right, but as an experienced vampire hunter, I know all my enemies. Including all of you, I know about your mother, the sheriff and how much of a shame it would be for all the people she’s killed to come to light. Especially since only 10% of them were actual vampires, and the rest were all simply shifty looking people. Not to mention that Romeo over here is one of the world’s most notorious serial killers. Killing close to 600 people, 5% of which is all the human world knows the great Chicago Ripper is certain of having killed. Now that he’s a bunny muncher, he’s weaker than any other vampire, making him useless to really defend or protect any of you from a human drinking vampire.”
Bella turned to Bonnie, “And you Sabrina, well you’re probably one of my favorites. You killed your own grandmother because of your inexperience. Not to mention that your sleeping with your best friend’s brother.” Bella grinned and turned back to Caroline. “You’re right, I am only human and sure physically you’re stronger than me, but mentally, I can kick all of your asses. I know how to make all your lives miserable, to the point where killing you would be incredibly easy. Fortunately for all of you, I’m not here to kill you, I’m here to help you take down the strongest vampire in all of history. So, can we all agree that I’m on your side and stop questioning me, because I never had patience for tests.”
“Why are you so eager to help us?” Elena questioned standing up. “We’re nothing to you.”
Bella shrugged, “I like Damon, he’s a good friend. I kill vampires I don’t like, and Klaus and I have some backstory with so I wouldn’t mind him being gone.”
Elena nodded, “I think we need to listen to her. I have a good feeling about this. I think we have a chance at winning this. I know she was being a little harsh, but she has a point, we need to get our heads straight and we need to plan this out so we get it right the first time.”
Bella turned to Damon with a smirk. She had them all so perfectly wrapped around her finger. It was amazing.
“Do you need a place to stay, Bella?” Elena questioned. “Or did Damon already offer to have you stay here at the Salvatore home.”
Bella smirked, “I’m staying outside of town. I don’t have any need to want to stay so close to someone who has trouble controlling their thirst. Not to mention that things will go more smoothly if no one notices that there’s a new arrival in town. It’ll attract too much attention.”
“Come on.” Damon said, “I’ll drive you home.”
Bella smirked, “Only if I can sit in the back and we can play Driving Miss Daisy.” Bella said following him out, she had an hour an 45 minutes to get back to the house to get there before Klaus.
As she entered the car she knew Damon was going to lecture her about her behavior as soon as they were out of hearing range. In a few seconds, he finally spoke, “You were too harsh.”
“I was honest. Besides, I couldn’t be polite, they would find it suspicious.” Bella leaned back in the car. “You can take me back to my car in front of the Grill, I want to drive home. You should get back to the group, and keep an eye on blondie, I wasn’t joking, she’s falling in love with Klaus.”
“She’s barely even seen him.” Damon responded with an eye roll. “You don’t know that she feels anything for him.”
“She’s infatuated with him, and that Is not okay.” Bella responded, “I’m not insecure about Klaus and I, I know our relationship is unique and unbreakable. But that doesn’t change that I will kill her if she touches him.”
Bella entered her home and changed into her own comfortable clothing. Damon had good taste in clothing, but it wasn’t her taste. Bella changed and headed down the stairs, she had some things to get for her meeting tomorrow with the rag tag group of misfits.
Bella was leaned over the counter in the kitchen, she was looking at a recipe Sue had sent her, and she was debating trying to cook or get back to the work she was planning to do to prepare for her meeting tomorrow.
“I haven’t seen you attempt to cook in some time. Why the change now?” Klaus said entering the kitchen to see Bella had already arranged the ingredients together on the counter.
“Sue sent me the recipe for her carrot cake, and I’m debating making it.” Bella responded she turned to Klaus and smirked. “You should be happy to know that I figured out a way for everything to work out just perfectly. I even made myself the new leader of their group. I’m actually quite proud of myself.”
Klaus crossed his arms over his chest in skepticism. “And how exactly did you do that, love?”
Bella grinned, “I’m so glad you asked.” She stepped forward and embraced Klaus in tight hug. “I made a new friend.”
Klaus growled lowly in his throat as he could smell Damon’s scent all over her. “You smell like Damon.”
Bella smile and pulled away. “I know, I’ve spent the day with him, I think he might take Maddie’s place as my best friend. I came up with a plan that would mean I wouldn’t have to become best friends with Elena, but I could still know everything that was going on. Damon is my informant, and with his help we convinced the entire group that I was a seasoned vampire hunter. Then I became their leader in the plan to destroy you, when in reality I’ll be destroying them.”
Klaus sighed and shook his head, “The point of this is for you to stay safe.”
Bella smiled, “And I will be. You see, Damon is smart and he doesn’t want to die, so he’ll keep me alive knowing that you’ll kill him if anything happens to me. I’m safe, and I get to execute a plan that keeps you happy, and allows me to have some fun with this group.”
“If you insist on doing this, I ask that you at the very least try and stay safe.” Klaus responded.
Bella smiled, “Of course.” Bella grinned. “Now, I came up with a better plan for the rest of the day that has nothing to do with cooking. I have Damon’s scent all over me, and I would much rather prefer it to be your scent.”
Klaus smirked, he couldn’t’ deny her anything, especially not this.