Jeremy learned about Crossroads Demons on the internet. At first, he was skeptical. It all sounded a little toofantastic to be real. But then, he'd spent the last two years with Vampires, Werewolves, Vampire-Werewolf Hybrids, and Witches, so maybe it wasn't all that outrageous. Besides, it seemed worth a shot. If it didn't work, then no harm done. If it did, then everything would be okay again.
It had been two months since Klaus had been killed. Two months since Tyler had died with him.
"What can I do for you, darlin'?" a woman said, appearing from nowhere.
"Are- are you-"
"A demon?" she asked. "Sure am."
"I- I want to make a deal."
She smiled. "That's usually why I'm called. What is it you want? Eternal fame? Money? No." She studied him. "No, you're here for love."
"His name is Tyler Lockwood," he said.
"Vampire-Werewolf Hybrid, that could be a toughy."
"Can you do it or not?" he asked.
"What's the problem?"
"Well, a Hybrid can't exist without the Hybrid Master. That's why he died in the first place, isn't it. I can't bring someone back if he can't exist."
"But you said-"
"I know what I said. I can't bring a Hybrid back."
"But… but you can bring him back as something else? As just a werewolf."
"Then do it!"
"It's a little more complicated than that, darlin'," she said. "Bringing him back as a werewolf will bring him back, exactly as he was when he was the wolf. He won't remember anything after becoming a Hybrid."
Which meant… "He won't remember me."
"Not the way you remember him," the demon nodded.
So that was it then. He could either have Tyler back as a werewolf with no memories of the last year, no memories of them, or he couldn't have him back at all.
"Do it," he answered. He could find a way to show Tyler what they'd had. That he'd loved him.
"There is a cost, you know."
"I know," Jeremy nodded.
"Ten years," she said. "Ten years on earth, then I'll come for you."
"Deal," Jeremy said. The demon kissed him.