Katherine Pierce was a survivor; it was something she had been doing for over five hundred years each trail stripping away a bit more of who she was. Each time though she had gotten through it harden but not broken at least until now. It was different
this time though she had died
, dragged away by a darkness to what she had thought was hell
. Living out each day trying to be the predator rather then the prey in this place and in the end no matter what the outcome she would rise again to do the same thing over and over loosing all sense of time and what humanity was as there was no place for it in this realm.
When she had first seen Esther there she had thought she had finally lost her mind unable to hold herself together as the ancient witch tried to explain that this place they were in was actually a witch's prison world and that she could take her out of it. Not believing her Katherine had attacked the witch only to be pulled back by Finn and Kol Mikealson. Esther had explained to Katherine that she had been on the hunt for her children's father but given that she could not find him that perhaps there would be use for her as she planned on returning to the land of the living to fix her family.
Katherine knew well enough to be wary of the witch but given her choices what option had she had but to agree to what the woman was offering. She would have made a deal with the devil himself if he had promised to take her from this place as she still clung to what small sliver of sanity she had left.
True to her word Esther had taken her out of that hell or rather prison world but when they'd returned to the land of the living she had found herself to not be herself and in a panic she had attempted to flee from the Mikaelson's. Kol tracking her down had used magic to put her out and when she'd awoken again she found herself strapped to a bed in some kind of witches nut house where she remained for what felt like weeks until Esther had finally come to collect her. Finally telling her what her purpose was now to be; to convince Elijah to not fight against his mother but join her and let her put him in the body of a witch as she had for her other two children and Katherine.
Again at first chance of freedom she had fled finding herself among a group of compelled people who had followed some vampire to another vampire Marcel Gerard. He was looking for recruits compelling those who had come to only return in they wanted it. It had come to Katherine's attention that he had not been able to use his compulsion on her which lead her to believe that Esther had also put her in the body of a witch.
It didn't matter though she would simply follow his instructions and return with the others using Marcel to flip the script on Esther and escape the witch not wanting to be used to manipulate Elijah to her side.
As it turned out it didn't matter how far she ran because Finn had bond himself to her knowing her history well enough to know she would run and she returned to the French Quarter after a rather painful demonstration of his powers and their reach. It was during a confrontation that she first found out she wasn't a normal vampire that the extra hunger she had been feeling was not just in her head but because she was something Esther called a heritic. Finn had brought her down when she attacked them and the magic had manifested in her desperate state.
Now viewed as too much of a loose cannon they had sealed her away in the back of the crypt and when the two had fallen Katherine had been left there to desiccate. At least until Vincent had found her and released her in to Elijah's care.
It had been a little over a week now and Katherine or rather Kat as she was going by now was still adjusting. Elijah had his sister the older one Katherine had never met before seal Katherine in his room while he tried to help her pull her from this state she found herself. Unable to trust that all of this was really real; there had been so many times she had dreamed of Elijah coming and saving her. Every time though she had woke to find she was back int that place. Because of this she hadn't slept for the first few days and then when exhaustion finally took her the nightmares set in causing her to thrash a bout and often times Elijah would have to take hold of her to insure she didn't hurt herself or him for that matter.
Things had changed recently between them though she could feel it, it was like he was there but he wasn't and she started putting the connections together as she over heard conversations in the compound as hid sealed away from the outside world. It seemed as though that wolf she had sent here to find her family was still around and moving into the compound as her husband had recently died. Katherine got the impression that there was something there between the wolf and Elijah even if they weren't acknowledging it themselves at the moment. She could tell by the way he got when she asked about her.
Katherine had just gotten out of the shower pausing in the room she listened for the sound of other's moving about the house but it seemed as though the place were empty at the moment from all except Elijah who she could hear down the hall in the study. Turning her attention to the closet she went and picked through the drawers of clothes Elijah had bought to tide her over until she could rejoin civilization. Pulling on a pair of black yoga shorts and a red thin strapped top she emerged from the closet looking over as she heard the door open.
Watching as Elijah's Italian leather shoe stepped on the white line that kept her sealed in the room she rose a brow as he swept through it breaking the seal. "Does this mean what I think it does?" she asked hopefully as she'd been asking for days now to be allowed out at least around the compound as it was a bit maddening to keep herself in the same surroundings so long. Though she knew his intentions were good it was simply starting to feel like another prison.