A/N: The French in this chapter has been translated with Google Translate and my high-school knowledge of the language. So it might not be accurate enough to be proper French.
Edit: Thank you to Lorelei Candice Black for the correct French sentences 🙂 <3
She had spent the entire week trying to learn the spell that would transform Jasper and Peter into regular vampires. Regular. The word was quite stupid, there wasn’t anything regular about vampires. Dead people surviving mostly off of blood. Immortal. ‘Regular vampire’ in this case meant, no longer a cold one. No longer indestructible, no longer a bigger threat to humans than other vampires in New Orleans and most importantly; easier to kill should they get out of hand.
Bella particularly liked the last bit. While she had spoken to Jasper on occasion, she couldn’t help but feel that she couldn’t trust him. She could trust him when she needed her feelings sorted out because he knew them better than she did, but other than that, she didn’t trust him. Peter was an enigma wrapped in another. It was hard to get a sense of him, although she had to admit that everything that Edward had told her about him was wrong. He kept Jasper balanced and out of trouble and stayed out of trouble himself.
However, she was sure that once she made them into normal vampires that she was going to see a lot more of them.
Peter had managed to secure another cold one – his former mate Charlotte had been gullible enough to be pried away from the advancing group of Cold Ones who sided with the Cullens. Peter got chastised by both Klaus and Elijah for doing something like that, especially seeing as there was a large group of them and what if Peter had been caught? He could have informed the Cullens about what they were planning for them in New Orleans. No, they weren’t happy about it.
The spell also required a flesh and blood vampire and Klaus had selected one of his nightwalkers who came in last. The vampire wasn’t happy at all and Klaus had to compel him to play along. Both Charlotte and Dennis were unwilling participants and it was something Bella had to get passed. Life wasn’t all about rainbows and butterflies, even though the last few weeks had certainly felt like it.
She wasn’t even worried if she was going to do something wrong with the spell, or spells, to be exact. Davina and Kol had been patient while they explained the spell to her and what she had to say and how, and what she had to do. Bella was powerful enough, she knew that, but the slightest mistake or shift of power could get Jasper and Peter killed. And she didn’t care.
Was it bad of her not to care?
They were in an abandoned warehouse across the river and while Davina and Kol were present, they weren’t going to step in unless they had to. Bella didn’t want Kol to help her, the idea of losing him to the Ancestors hurt her heart. She had told him that even if he had the urge to help her, he had to promise not to. She didn’t care much about what happened to Davina, but she wanted Kol to be the way that he was.
Elijah, Klaus, and Rebekah were present and so were a handful of Klaus’ vampires and Marcel. She hated it that all eyes were on her as she drew two overlapping circles with chalk. “Stop looking at me,” she said as she finished the circles and got ready to draw the symbols she needed. “You’re making me nervous.” She wiped the chalk off her hands on her skirt and took out her phone and earbuds to focus on music while she continued her work.
After she was sure that the symbols matched the one on her sketch, she removed the earbuds and looked at Klaus. “I need another one of your nightwalkers.”
“No way,” Marcel shook his head. “You’re going to get one.” He pointed at Dennis for emphasis. “He should be enough.”
She ignored Marcel as she looked at Klaus. “Please?”
“Very well,” he responded with a nod and grabbed a random vampire and compelled him to obey him, just like he had with Dennis.
With a sigh, Elijah snapped Marcel’s neck and then looked at Bella with a grin. “He’d only distract you, Isabella.”
“Thanks,” she grinned as she took the hands of the two vampires and lead them into the left circle. She asked Klaus to tell them to lay down and once they did, she placed her hands on their foreheads and muttered “Dormir.” It worked instantly and the vampires were out cold.
Charlotte was struggling against Peter and Jasper’s hold on her, if it weren’t for the gag, she’d be spewing obscenities matching the look in her eyes. Bella pointed to the overlapping point of the two circles and with some struggling, they had her on the ground in no time at all. She repeated the spell she did on the other two vampires and sighed in relief. At least that worked.
“This is how it’s going to happen,” she explained to everyone in the warehouse. “I first need to transfer Charlotte’s essence somewhere else. In agreement with Peter, I’m going to release her essence into the ether, passing her on. With the upcoming fight in mind, once her body has no use to me anymore, we will dismantle her and burn her, using her ashes to forge weapons that will penetrate a Cold One with minimal effort. Depending on how many weapons we can make, Kol, Davina and I will spell it so it becomes an even more powerful weapon against Cold Ones. They will not work on you. I promise. The two nightwalkers will be passed on as well, should the spell work properly, their shells will turn into the shells of Cold Ones. Once again, we will burn them and use their ashes for the weapons.”
Kol was so proud of his Bella. She spoke with confidence, she oozed confidence in everything she was doing right now and he knew this spell was going to wipe her out but if it wouldn’t, he would definitely wait for everyone to leave and take her up the wall in the warehouse. That wall, over there, with the smooth side and the little stool against it for her to stand upon if she needed some aid… “Ow!” he winced as Davina kicked against his shins. “Why did you do that?!”
She simply eyed his groin area with a smile on her face.
“No one, I repeat, no one, will enter the circles until the transformation is complete. It could take up to an hour, maybe longer. While Jasper and Peter will be completely oblivious during all of this, every one of you will have to be patient. I have no idea how this spell will affect me, but if I get in trouble, Rebekah will help me out. Should I need extra magic, Davina will provide it for me. Questions?”
“Go on then, little Swan, you’ve made yourself very clear,” Klaus said with a nod.
Bella nodded as she invited Jasper and Peter in the other half of the circle and used the same spell as she had used on the other vampires before she stepped outside the circle and walked over to Kol with a big smile on her face.
“What?” He chuckled. She didn’t look nervous, but he sure as hell was.
“Kiss for good luck?” She asked playfully.
“You don’t need-”
Bella pulled reached up to his head and pulled him down while she tugged on his hair to kiss him passionately, only breaking off the kiss when they both needed air. She then smiled at his dumbfounded face and kissed his cheek as she ruffled his hair and then walked back to her task, feeling a little more relaxed. She definitely needed that kiss. She wanted more, but she doubt that it would be appreciated by everyone else in that warehouse. That smooth wall with the stepping stool looked appealing.
She took a deep breath and closed her eyes as she stretched out her arms to reach the three vampires who were moving on. “Entrez dans la Sérénité, votre vie était belle. Il est temps de partir,” she whispered. Enter Serenity, your life was beautiful, it’s time to leave. She wasn’t sure life had been beautiful for them, but it worked for the spell.
She took another deep breath and repeated the sentences a few times before she realized that the minds of these vampires weren’t going to give up that easily. Her eyes flew open and she reached for her jar of ground up gemstones. She took a handful of the ground up Serpentine, Amethyst and Chiastolite and sprinkled some on the bodies before she repeated the sentences.
Slowly, but surely, she could feel how the essences of these vampires vacated their bodies. “Be at peace, Dennis, Rick and Charlotte, may you be welcomed back in the arms of your loved ones.” She then watched as three balls of light shot up and moved out of the window and smiled. At least that one had been successful.
Bella loved it that Davina and Kol had adjusted the spell to her liking, nothing that forceful if not needed. Of course, she knew the backup spell as well, but she liked things to be easy going, pressure less. She sat down at the blonde heads of Peter and Jasper and sprinkled some of her gem mixture on top of them, although she suspected that she wouldn’t meet any resistance from them, they wanted this. All this… three bodies was for them. It took a lot for her not to be disgusted by it. “Alright you two,” she said softly as she moved to touch their shoulders with one hand and reached for Charlotte with her other. “Time to vacate your bodies for a bit. Il est temps de se séparé de votre corps. Let me in. Permettez-moi.” She closed her eyes and she reached into Jasper’s mind to pull him out of his body and put it in Charlotte’s. She did the same for Peter.
Rebekah was quick to catch her when she got to her feet, feeling slightly dizzy. “Thanks,” Bella smiled at her as she held on to Rebekah for a moment and then let go of her to start circling the circles while she chanted something in latin. Or whatever language it was, it certainly was similar. The idea was that both circles would merge onto Peter and Jasper while casting out the Cold One makeup. She had needed Charlotte to hold their essences because a normal vampire would have exploded, but at the same time, the spell had to cancel out their originality.
The warehouse slowly spun out of existence, she could only see what was in front of her as she continued her spell, feeling some resistance coming from the other side. Davina had told her that it could happen, casting a spell of this magnitude would surely wake up the Ancestors and they’d try to stop it even if Bella didn’t have to answer to them.
She grunted as she continued chanting and tried to imagine a steel door to push the Ancestors away. She knew that they knew that they had no say over her, but they were trying to bring her off balance and have her fail the spell. They sure weren’t giving up, and neither was she. While she kept circling the dormant vampires and held one hand above them, she used her other one to put extra force behind that mental door. Just as Davina had taught her.
She didn’t know how long it took but eventually she could feel how everything was transferring back as it should, energy was lightly brushing against the hand she kept centered. Had she not cast out the first three vampires, she would have gained some of their strength, but she didn’t want it, simply because she didn’t need more strength. She then realized she made the big mistake of not protecting Jasper’s and Peter’s gifts that well and stopped casting. Fuck.
At the same time she stopped casting, the circle winked out of existence just as the warehouse had done earlier and she was met with darkness as she passed out.
She woke up with a pounding head. It was as if there were tens of thousands of midgets inside her brain and trying to drill their way out. When she opened her eyes, she was relieved that the room was blissfully dark. Room. It took her a moment to realize she wasn’t in the warehouse anymore.
“Hey, hey,” she could hear Kol shush her and felt how he gently took her into his arms. “Shh, it’s okay, Davina made sure everything wrapped up nicely.”
Bella sighed as she snuggled up against him. “Did it work?” Oh, speaking hurt.
“You were incredible,” he softly planted a kiss on her head. “Go back to sleep.”
“Why not, Cuddles?”
“My head hurts,” she said with a sigh and looked up to him, she could barely make out his face in the darkness.
“I can fix that,” he said softly and caressed her hair as he muttered a spell. “How’s that?”
“Better,” she softly kissed him before nestling back against him and drifted back to sleep.
When she woke up again, she felt fully rested and headache free. On top of that, she wanted to continue what her brain started the day before, or whenever that was, she wasn’t quite sure how long she’d been out. Kol was happily snoozing away still and she was going to put a stop to that.
He had undressed her and himself before going to bed, which was a good thing, it’d save some time. She turned into him and softly started to kiss his neck, gently pushing him onto his back and moving with him as he continued to sleep. He’d wake up soon enough, she knew that for sure.
Bella started to kiss her way down his chest as her hand worked its way into his boxers and once she had a firm grip on it, started to move her hand up and down. He was still asleep, but she loved how he responded to her touch and her lips. Then again, she had learned that men always had sex on their mind, which was great, but it amazed her how he just continued to slumber.
The blankets got in the way so she pulled her hand off of him and threw them on the floor before tugging on his boxers. Kol was waking up now, she knew that, but she still wanted him to have a great wake up call. She whispered the spell he had used on her countless of times to get rid of his boxers and marveled at the sight as the tiny sparks revealed his erect cock.
“What are you doing?” Kol sleepily muttered.
Bella giggled as she positioned herself and firmly grabbed his cock again. She placed a kiss on his shaft and then licked it from the base all up to the top, lapping up his pre-cum as she did. She hummed in appreciation and then took him into her mouth.
“Oh… fuck…” He shook the cobwebs of sleep out of his head as he propped himself up on his elbows to look at her, her head bobbing up and down and her little noises of her sucking him enticing him even further. He had thought he was dreaming at first and didn’t want to wake up, but this was a hundred times better. Bella was sucking him off and she looked so pretty doing so. When she accidentally scraped her teeth, he hissed and moaned at the same time as he let himself fall back onto the bed. His little, innocent girl was becoming someone as corruptible as him when it came to sex, and he loved it.
She moaned around him as her pussy started to ache with need, with want. Bella had only planned on giving him a blow job, but she wanted more. She needed more. She released his cock to get out of her underwear, causing Kol to whine a complaint before greedily kissing him as she got on top of him.
Bella was already soaking wet as she took his cock and lined herself up with him as she kept her eyes trained on Kol, who was staring at her as if she’d lost her mind. Or maybe he lost it, she wasn’t sure about that. Licking her lips, she lowered herself until she felt the tip press against her opening. “Want me to stop?” She asked teasingly.
Her question got answered by his hands firmly clamping down on her hips, keeping her in place. Kol watched her in fascination as she continued to lower herself on him, slowly impaling herself on him and it took everything in him not to be impatient, flip her over and drive himself into her. No, this was all Bella doing what she wanted and he loved every second of it.
She couldn’t remember if she ever felt as aroused as she was feeling now, it was almost as if she could feel Kol’s need fuelling her own. Once he was snug inside of her, she let out a deep breath and felt herself slip down even further as a moan escaped from her lips and her head rolled back.
“Oh, look at that pretty neck…” Kol said huskily and swallowed hard as he started to caress her stomach and then decided to play with her breasts, they were much more fun. “I’d have sunk my teeth in that in a heartbeat.”
Her eyes flew open and she looked at him. “You want to become a vampire again?”
“No,” he laughed. “I love my life too much, thank you very much. But if I still were one… your neck would be mine. Forever.”
“I imagine if you still were one, we wouldn’t have met. Your life would have gone differently.”
“Yeah, locked up in a box. Thanks.” He sulked as he twisted her nipples, causing her body to spasm and her hips to move. “Yes…” he moaned with a big smile on his face. “Keep on doing that…”
She ground her hips into him and put her hands on his stomach to keep her in place, which was quite tricky considering Kol really liked the way she responded to him twisting her nipples on regular intervals. He was almost using them as a way to steer her and after a while, they felt sore and extremely sensitive to his touch. He was close, she could feel it, and she was too.
She twisted her hips and felt how he came inside of her and she rode out his orgasm as she rubbed her clit to follow him. Bella didn’t bother to get off of him to catch her breath and just laid down on top of him, drawing circles on his chest. “Good morning,” she grinned.
“Good morning,” he replied with a big smile on his face, making her feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside again. “I take it you’re feeling better then, Cuddles?” She shivered as his fingertips started to mimic her movements on her back. It just felt so good.
She nodded as she closed her eyes, enjoying being with him like this.
“Jasper and Peter are doing fine. It worked.”
“Shh, I don’t want to talk about them. Don’t ruin our bubble.”
She could feel how he buried his hand in her hair and started to massage her scalp and sighed happily. This was heaven. She could definitely be like this forever. But forever needed to wait. Bella had the sudden urge to call her mother and tell her and Phil to pack a bag and come to New Orleans, something was wrong, but she couldn’t really understand why or even explain it. “Where’s my phone?”
Kol groaned as he reached for her phone on the nightstand and handed it to her. “I thought you didn’t want to ruin our bubble?”
“I don’t, but I have a feeling something’s going to happen to my mom,” she said as she dialed her mother’s number. “I want her here where it’s safe.”
“What are you talking about, Cuddles?”
She put her hand over his mouth and put her phone on speaker as it lay on his chest. Hearing it ring felt like pure agony for her.
“Hi, sweetheart! How are you doing? Is everything okay?” Her mother sounded happy, and it immediately calmed Bella down.
“Yeah, I’m fine. Great, even,” she replied with a smile on her face. “Hey, how about you and Phil pack your bags and fly out to New Orleans on the first plane available?” When she was sure that Kol would shut his mouth, she removed her hand from his lips.
Bella could hear her mother laugh. “Don’t be silly, Bella, I have work in the morning.”
“Mom. Please. I…” she looked at Kol and bit her lip. How was she going to get her mother to New Orleans? “I want you to meet my boyfriend.”
Boyfriend? Kol mouthed with a smile on his face.
“Well, Phil and I can come over in a few weeks?”
“No, now, mom. Please. Come now. I don’t … I…” she tried to sound panicked, almost as if she was having a panic attack and by the look on Kol’s face, it sounded pretty convincing.
“Okay, okay, calm down. We’re coming as soon as we can, baby. I’ll call you when I’ve landed.”
“Thanks…” Bella muttered. “Love you.”
“Is it safe to hang up?”
“Yeah, thanks, mom… really…”
“Alright, honey. See you soon. I love you too.”
Bella hung up and put her phone next to her on the bed as she looked up to Kol. “What?” She said with a chuckle.
“You’ve been hanging around me too much, I’m corrupting you,” he pulled her up so he could kiss her. “Now, what was all of that about?”
“There was a slight oversight with the creation of the spell…” She smirked at him. “Oh, don’t worry, I’m sure it’s only temporary. And I’m quite positive I’ll be able to handle it.” He just looked at her. She loved his confused puppy look face and softly kissed him. “The spell blocked vampire abilities but Jasper and Peter are more than that and it brushed off to me… just a little bit.”
“Oh, great,” Kol groaned as his head fell back onto his pillow.
“I’m sure that I’ll be fine in a few days.”
Bella nodded and softly kissed him. “Want to take a shower with me?”
“Yes. No… yes.” Kol grinned as he pulled her back on to the bed and pinned her to the mattress. “I thought about taking you away for a couple of days, but here you are, ruining my plans by inviting your mother and her boyfriend to New Orleans.”
She stuck out her tongue to him as she put her legs around his waist.
“Where do you want them to stay?”
She shrugged as she looked at him. “At a hotel.”
“Not here, where it’s safer?”
“Yeah, but that would involve a lot of compelling and-”
“Niklaus probably wouldn’t mind sparing one of his vampires as a security detail but truly, it’s safer if they’re here.”
“You know I’m right, darling,” he smiled at her and started to kiss her neck. “We’ll talk to my brother to hear his opinion about the matter, but I think he’ll agree with me.”
Bella huffed and tried to wiggle out of his hold. This was going to get out of hand – again – if she didn’t put a stop to this and get them both underneath the shower to cool off. She could already feel how her restriction sent her blood racing through her body, already demanding for more. Her sore nipples started to ache again as she could feel his lips against his ear.
“I’m not done with you yet,” he whispered in her ear, sending shivers down her body. “You told your mum I’m your boyfriend.”
“Yes,” she whispered as he brushed her erection against her core. Oh, he was going to pay for this. So. Much. “You would be annoyed if I told her I wanted her to meet my friend…”
“I wouldn’t say annoyed…”
She could feel how his weight shifted to the hands that were pinning her wrists to the mattress and how he nuzzled her earlobe as he repeated the movement he did earlier. She found that he thought she was incredibly sexy with no place to go – even though she was more than capable of pushing him off of her. But she didn’t want to do that. No, she was good for another round and used her legs, that were still around his waist, to pull him down to her.
When he stopped nuzzling and popped his head up to look at her, he had this arrogant smirk on his face. Bella knew that he knew exactly what he was doing. “You little shit,” she moaned as she bucked her hips against him. Where did that come from?
“Oh, this is very interesting indeed,” Kol grinned and kissed her as he released one of her wrists to quickly guide himself into her and grabbed hold of her wrist again before she had developed a thought of maybe doing something with her hand. “I should tie you up the next time…” he said huskily. “Up against a wall or just here on the bed… make sure you absolutely can’t move by yourself…”
She let out a strangled moan, quite liking that idea herself, as he sunk himself into her. “That wall in the warehouse…”
“Oh, you noticed that too, have you?” He grinned as he licked along the vein in her neck. “It’s definitely something we could do… the feeling of that cold wall against your back as I have my way with you…” Kol rocked his hips once he was in and started to move. “Slow at first… slow and deep.”
She arched her back into him with a moan as she closed her eyes. She could already imagine the sensation of that happening.
“But then again, we’d be up against a wall and would definitely need something for you to stand on… otherwise, it’d be fast and hard,” he continued with a groan and started to drive himself into her. “Or slow…” he adjusted the pace again just to tease her. “While you ride me as I walk around that warehouse…”
“You fucking tease…” she moaned as she tried to free her hands again, but he was still pressing them down into the mattress.
“Oh yes, I’m fucking you and I’m a tease,” he smirked, licking his lips as he looked at her. “And you, Cuddles, are fucking delicious and so sexy when you talk dirty…”
She couldn’t bring out a coherent thought then, as he continued to claim her with various speeds and her body making involuntary movements. The fact that he was keeping her in place was thrilling, exciting and something she wanted more of; he would never hurt her. She knew this. Bella then started to think of him being all tied up and nowhere to go and all the things she could do with him then… how he’d look. So gorgeous. So hot.
She came hard and fast as he slammed into her, not bothering to keep quiet as it was a moot point with all those vampires around. She could feel him come inside of her as she basked in post-coital bliss, knowing that the next few days were going to be very interesting indeed.