There were so many things going on lately, that Kol hadn't had the time to really sit down and think it all through. The battle had happened and, on the surface, they'd won. Lucifer and Michael had been locked away like they'd been trying to do for so long. Oh, there'd been losses on all sides, some returned to them, some didn't. And then there were those that had been dragged into the Cage along with the two archangels. Like Rebekah. Between securing his place in Hell and researching ideas from ancient texts on ways to fix this, Crowley had been largely too busy to provide much of a distraction. Kol was ready and waiting for a word for anything he may need his help with. Mostly just for the sake of having something to do.
And then there was the bigger news. Henrik was here. In Lawrence. He was here and alive, if injured, and Kol still didn't fully believe it. He knew the Seal had been known to bring people who had died here, alive and well, he had even been one of them, and still he continued to think it wasn't real, that maybe it was just a dream that would be ripped from him when he woke up. There were so many things that needed to be discussed with the youngest Mikaelson. Ruining his view of their parents, explaining what they'd done to the rest of his siblings because of his death, telling him about what they were, about Nik's hidden side... The mere idea of it all was enough to make Kol want to turn heel and run.
But he didn't. He didn't run because as much as he wanted to, that part of him was vastly overshadowed by the need to see him, to talk to him, to prove to himself that Henrik really was here. There were so many modern things around the house and Kol had tried helping him understand some of it, but he knew how overwhelming it was and kept it to a minimum.
Now, though, with Crowley's plan in place and ready to be executed tomorrow night, Kol found himself full of nervous energy. unable to stay still and he had spent a large part of the day away from the house. Henrik was easy to keep track of, the only live person in a house full of vampires, and Kol followed the sound of the younger boy's heartbeat to a tree in the backyard. "Hey," he grinned up at his baby brother, "what're you doing out here?" he asked curiously.