We were in South America since three months. We had learned to control us, doing less victims for not to draw attention of Michael. The village was very similar to ours; small, cozy, with beautiful women. But only one held my attention, Tatia. She had beautiful curly hair, brown eyes and a perfect figure. I preferred to have a perfect slef-control before approaching her. Elijah had already spoken with her and he seemed he seemed appreciate her, too much in my opinion. In the village, people said that she played with men, I was convinced that I could change her.
There Was a party in the Village,during the full moon, my vampire side allowed myself to have a human appearance, but I feared the presence of werewolves. Tatia she was there, Elijah too. All the village was gathered around the fire, dancing, singing, have fun... Tatia sat alone, near a tree, it was now or never. I took my chance and invited her to dance. She accepted with glad, for the first time, since long time, I was happy. It was only short-term.
When I arrived at my home, late the night, Rebekah slept but Elijah was not here. I knew he was with her, my fears proved correct when I saw them together, hand in hand, laughing, pass the house. I hated him, I felt betrayed by my own brother. And by her...I just wanted to kill her. I didn't want to suffer.
The next day, Tatia came talk to me, I lent her no attention. She seemed to notice it and forced me to look her into taking me by the chin. Her large eyes hypnotized me.
-Niklaus, I know you saw us last night, but you have to know that Elijah and I, we are just friends.
At these words, my feeling were revived. Why have I thought they loved each other? Happy as ever, I proposed to her to join me this afternoon and she accepted immediately. Few hours later I was ready to welcome her, but she never came. So I waited one hour, then two...So I decided to went to her home, maybe she was sick, or maybe she was with him...
I knocked at the door, but no one answered me then I opened the door. Tatia was on the floor, asleep. This is primarily what I thought before seeing two small holes on her neck. Panicked I threw myself near her body. It remember me Enrick...I shook her with hope she opened her eyes, but it was too late, she was dead. I blamed myself, if I had arrived earlier, I could killed this vampire or at least give my blood to her. I sat near Tatia's body, crying.
Suddenly she opened her eyes and sat up, gasping. I believed in miracles but the truth caught up with me soon. Tatia was a vampire. She seemed perturbed, probably as much as me during my transformation. I tried to reassure her, without success. The door opened and I saw Elijah on the doorway, a bucket in hand. The smell from the bucket entered in my nostrils, blood. So it was he who had done that, now he was about to complete the transformation.
-Why are you doing this?! I cried
-she begged me to do, I had no other choice …
-Elijah! You know the consequences, right?! I couldn't control myself , I wanted to jump at his throat and kill him.
-It was a matter of life or death. Tatia suffered from a disease, she was going to die!
I looked Tatia, and in her look I understood that it was true.
-I'd rather see her dead than vampire!
I went out, slamming the door behind me, I was screaming inside. How could he have?! Why Tatia had not spoken to me of her illness? I felt betrayed again by the people I loved most. This was the day that I decided to abandon my humanity, feelings and all that goes with it. The evening, Elijah found me near the house, I was still angry. He knelt , the blank stare, he raised his head to look at me and told me :
-She's gone .. there is no trace of her.
-It's your fault! It's your problem now.
Furious, I went back inside, and saw the dagger I had taken to my mother.
I had surprised her conversation with Ayanna..She said that this dagger could neutralized us, just if it stay in the heart. But it can't kill us. I didn't hesitate a single second when I felt that my brother put his hand on my shoulder, I plunged the dagger in his heart. He winced, his body stiffened and he fell to the ground. Rebekah had seen everything, she started screaming, crying, she ran to Elijah but I was holding her. She gave me some violent kick and punches.
-How could you! this is our brother!
-He betrayed me, choose your camp, hers or mine!