Kristen stood in her backyard. She was tending to her garden, something she did often in all the spare time she had. After pulling weeds out from the ground and watering her flowers, she went back inside. She took off her gardening gloves and tossed it in the bucket with a bunch of other gardening tools and such. Sighing, Kristen poured herself a cup of coffee, keeping it black, just how she liked it, and went to sit down. After watching a little bit of TV and finishing her coffee, Kristen went upstairs to take a shower. While the water was heating up, she laid her out some clothes for the day. She was running low on food and household supplies, so she had to pick some things up. Luckily she was off work today. She was a clerk at the grocery store. They didn't pay much, but it was money regardless. After laying out a pair of jeans, white tank, and a low cut light blue sweater.
She stripped down and stepped in the shower. The hot water that hit her relaxed her tense muscles. After washing and lathering her long, soft blonde hair a couple times and washing her body with Cherry Vanilla body wash, she rinsed all the left over soap off and switched the water off. She grabbed a towel she had hanging on the rack and dried off before wrapping her hair up in the thick towel. She then tied her silky red robe around her figure and rubbed her face. She didn't get much sleep last night, her dreams were filled of nightmares. They were ones that were jumbled in a big blue, she couldn't make sense of them, and they filled her mind all day. She brushed her teeth and after rinsing the toothpaste out and spitting it back in the sink, she gurgled some mint mouthwash and went back in her bedroom.
After untying and slipping out of her bathrobe, she put on her undergarments and then slid on her jeans. They were a little tight on her hips and she frowned, but managed to get them on. She then out her on some cherry blossom deodorant and then put on her tank and sweater. After she was fully clothed and had on her dark brown boots, she dried her hair and straightened it. After her hair was done, she put on some neutral make-up and grabbed her jacket and purse and the keys to her Altima before heading outside. As she drove to town, she had hundreds of thoughts swarming in her head. For a few years now, Kristen lived alone in her small home, but she didn't mind much. She wasn't exactly the outgoing and party type. She was more like a recluse, and since she lost her dad in the explosion not to long ago, it only made her even more cautious about being around people.
She had been practicing her powers, not as often as she should, for a few months. She knew and realized she had them at an early age, but as much as she tried denying her powers, they were there and she knew they wouldn't go away. Before she knew it, Kristen was parked close to the Grill and got out. Looking towards the Grill, she spotted a familiar face. Narrowing her eyes, she walked inside, and instantly knew her childhood best friend. "Lauren!" Kristen exclaimed, walking up to the girl. It was really her, it had been years since she last seen Lauren, before she moved to the city. The next couple months were hard for Kristen. She did lost her best friend, the only person she could trust. Lauren could relate to her, seeing as how she was also a witch. Kristen wondered how Lauren had managed with her powers and other things.
Niklaus wondered aimlessly around his manor, half a bottle of scotch in his hand. It hadn't been that song since Elena Gilbert left with the Salvatore brothers. It was after the hallucinations from killing Conner ended. Klaus still wanted to get that cure, he wanted his hybrids, and the only way to get those hybrids was the Patrovia doppelgangers blood, which would be Elena. So while she was a vampire, she was rendered useless to him. Hayley walked up to Klaus and he just stared at her. "What can I do for you, wolf girl?" He asked, putting on a sarcastic half smile. "While you're here, drowning in self pity, Jeremy is out there doing who knows. He's got the mark, which means he can get the cure for Elena." She said, pointing it out to him. "I know this already." He said, smiling at her and pushed the scotch into her chest. She grabbed it after a brief 'umph' and watched Klaus as he slid into his black jacket. "Where are you going?" Hayley asked. Klaus didn't answer until he was at the door.
He then looked back at her and just gave her a wicked grin. "I'm hungry." He was then gone and in his SUV. It only took a matter of minutes before Klaus was parked and inside the Mystic Grill. It wasn't as packed as it usually would be. He barely acknowledged Tyler as he took a seat at the bar, getting himself a scotch on the rocks. As he sipped on his drink, Klaus looked around. Many of the faces were familiar to him. Except for one, a beautiful creature sitting alone. She had to be new or passing by or just something. Just as Klaus was about to approach her, another girl came up and he rolled his eyes. He'd have to put the charm on whenever the girl standing up left. Being his usual snoopy self, Klaus listened in on their conversation. The girl sitting down was named Lauren. Beautiful name.