|klaus mikaelson (howeverlong) wrote in hellascenes,
He felt the turn in the tide, picked up on the weakness she feigned, and Klaus moved swiftly to take advantage. He moved forward, making a grab with the intent to rip her throat out. But as Klaus stepped forward, Faith was there to meet him - far from the weakened opponent he had expected her to be. The stake easily pierced his chest, cracking through bone and plunging into his heart. Klaus could feel the organ collapse and he instinctively reached to grab hold of the wooden weapon. Klaus felt his legs buckle and he grabbed wildly for Faith, a half-hearted attempt to keep from collapsing completely.
As his knees gave out, Klaus glanced down at the stake embedded in his chest and let out a guttural groan. He managed to stagger backward, his back colliding with the wall and then his legs finally left him and he slid to the ground. Blue eyes wide, he gaped at the wound as the blood seeped out, darkening his shirt. "No...," he trailed off. "No, no, no," Klaus gripped the stake, voice cracking. It wasn't just any stake. It was the stake; the only true nemesis to his immortality. He was oblivious to Faith's own concern and shock. "It can't be," he whined, the words desperate and pained. This... human, this insignificant stranger had been the one to kill him?
"What have you done?" he demanded of her, choking on the words and gasping for breath. "What have you done?" he wheezed out the words again in his best attempt at a shout. Klaus's hands hovered over the stake, afraid to pull it out. Afraid. The fear was numbing and all-encompassing and horrific. Who was this girl? How had she managed to kill him? What of his siblings? Klaus shuddered and coughed, blood bubbling up in his mouth. He stared at Faith accusingly before he stared off unseeingly. "Caroline...," the name was mumbled, barely audible as he let his hands fall by his sides. Would they even know he'd been killed?
For the first time in his exceptionally long life... Klaus was terrified and he didn't know how to truly react.