The Lockwood Estate
Tyler Lockwood looked at his reflection in the mirror. He couldn’t believe he’d actually gotten an invitation to this Ball that Klaus and Caroline were hosting. Klaus’ former first successful Hybrid had no love for the bastard that took Caroline away from him and ruined his life. It was because of Caroline he even considered it in the first place.
Tyler, like others around had noticed a change in Klaus. Caroline brought something out in Klaus that no one even fathomed was there. Just because Klaus was some sort of husband and father didn’t mean a damn thing to Tyler. He was walking into the lions den without a doubt. It was a good thing that just below the surface was a hellhound that could be brought forth at a moment’s notice. Someone had to keep an eye on Klaus. Tyler considered himself just the right one for the job.
After his last cufflink was in place, Tyler started down the stairs toward the front door of the Estate. Those stairs had also been the scene of a few parties in and of themselves over the years. This time, this grand place was still cavernous and empty. It was almost like he was six again only this time there was nothing left but memories.
He closed and locked the door behind him. He was shocked to see a rather lengthy white Chrysler 300 limo pulling up outside the Estate. He waited until it stopped before approaching the driver. “Can I help you with something?” He asked pointedly.
The man was a chauffeur dressed impeccably with slick black hair. “I’m here to take Mister Tyler Lockwood to the Mikaelson Estate for the gathering there per the order of Mr and Mrs. Niklaus Mikaelson.”
“That’s me. I didn’t hire you. I can drive myself to the Ball.” Tyler's stomach started to churn. What was Klaus’ game?
His head tilted to the side. “Wait Mrs. Mikaelson is a part of this?” He asked.
“That she is Sir. I’ve also been instructed to go pick up Miss Laurel Collins as well.” He showed Tyler his GPS screen that had the way plotted to Laurel’s apartment.
Tyler felt that smirk subconsciously return to his lips. Caroline was behind this. Caroline knew that he was pursuing a relationship with Laurel. Being Co-Headmistress of the school meant Caroline would know Laurel’s address. This had to be his former girlfriend's doing. Tyler answered, “Well can’t keep you from doing your job, can I?” Tyler smiled before opening the door and stepping in the automobile. His sank into the seat just slightly and smiled. He saw the bottles of beer on ice and a bottle of wine with a logo on it from Klaus’ own winery. The card was in Klaus’ own handwriting.wasn’t sure which one would be more appropriate.
Tyler let out a little huff. Trusting Klaus Mikaelson was against all his more base instincts. Caroline however, he’d trust with his life. He knew one thing as certain as he knew his own name. Caroline Mikaelson was an amazing woman. You had to be to have Klaus ready to behave himself for an entire evening.
It didn’t take long for the limo to arrive at Laurel’s. Tyler exited the vehicle and bounded down the path toward her door. He knocked waiting for her to answer. He was looking down when she opened the door. Tyler felt his breath catch in his throat. “You look amazing…” He whispered.
If she said anything, he didn’t register words over the sound of his beating heart. She looked like a full fledged goddess to him. He grinned slightly offering her his arm to escort her down the path to the waiting limo. He opened the door for her gallantly letting her climb inside first.Maybe this wasn’t going to be a bad night after all
. He thought to himself.
He climbed into the automobile behind her. The chauffeur started the car and headed toward the social event of the year. Tyler was used to social functions being the spoiled rich only child of Richard and Carol Lockwood. This time this was different. Everything was different because of Laurel. Tyler felt like the luckiest man in the world.OOC: Laurel’s writer has my permission to auto Tyler to go with her inside the house arriving at the Ball.