That was the first thing that Nik had thought and then replied with when he was given a task to do. He usually preferred to call them favors but he couldn’t deny what it was. He was at the beck and call for that witch and he hated that the fact was always dangled over his head. Like he was some errand boy. Anyone that knew Nik knew that he was not one to toy with. However, as long as this went on, he was to do these tasks that Anastasia had asked him of. He would figure out one day how to get out of it but for now, he had to suck it up.
The second thought that registered in his mind was how could he even do this? While Niklaus Williams and Anya Grimaldi had shared a complicated connection ever since the day they met, he knew that what he was about to do was going too far. Even for him. While he couldn’t stand the Eternal, he knew that she never crossed boundaries enough to piss him off and drive him to do something this terrible to retaliate. However, when it was explained why he’d be doing this, it was only because of scorned feelings about not having an alliance with one of the new species in town. He knew it’d be hell to try to get them on their side. The dragons were clearly off limits and the Banshees were just the same. However, with new rumors circulating about a possible alliance between the Banshees and Phoenixes forming one and then the possibility of the Hybrids linking up with them, just because he used to be in love with Sofia, it didn’t sit well with the witch.
So the perfect targets involved him and one of the Eternals. When some information was given to him about Anya and someone she was close to. He was admittedly surprised. The man she was close to was a human and apparently a meeting was set up between them tonight. So following what he was told, he made it way to where Anya resided to interrupt the evening.
On his way there, he knew in his gut that this was bad. Something easily told him that because he didn’t want to do this at all to her. He just knew this would end badly for everyone and if anyone deserved this to happen to them, he would gladly deliver it but Anya wasn’t someone who did just because someone wanted revenge. Yet, here was was doing the dirty work. While others believed him to be evil, there were boundaries where he couldn’t cross and he was about to do just that.
Even as he walked, he could only picture what Sofia would say and do. If he did this, he could lose her forever even as a friend for hurting her sister. Even Maggie would be ashamed of him. However, he had to push those thoughts aside. He had to do this in order for himself to get the witch off his back.
He had walked up to her door and with a soft intake of breath, he let it out rather slow. “I’m sorry, Anya,” he breathed out before he knocked five times and waited for her to answer. The expression he wore was full of remorse but the second after his last knock, he composed his features to resemble the smug expression he always wore as if he was ready to ruin her night as if to not tip her off.