How will season two of The Vampire Diaries come to an end? You tell us, we asked readers in our first-ever fan fiction contest.
Below, TV Fanatic Dayna Barter depicts the concluding scene of the finale, taking her best guess as to how it will all go down...
Klaus stands a few feet away, waiting for his circle of hooded witches to complete their last-minute preparations. When one of those cloaked figures approaches the altar, Elena renews her struggle against the bonds. The warlock smears a pungent oil over her forehead, the base of her throat, across her left wrist. Then, leaning over her body, he reaches for her right wrist.
Instead of warm oil, though, Elena feels the quick chill of metal, and the rope that has held her slackens. She glances up wildly, but a hand on her chest holds her still. Keeping his body between her and Klaus, the figure tilts his head slightly so Elena can see...
He shakes his head almost imperceptibly, and, again, her fingers touch metal. Elijah presses the handle of the dagger into her palm and, wrapping her fingers around it, tucks the blade against her body, out of sight. Stepping away with a flourish, he turns, bowing low and deep to Klaus. The preliminaries thus completed, Elijah rejoins the circle as Klaus steps up to the altar and assumes center stage. He bellows:
"The sacrifice begins!"
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