Chapter 5: Founder's day
Finally the day of the founder's day's party came. The first part of the day I spend with Jenna, Alaric and Hope. We ate breakfast together, and later I sat and played with Hope. Of course they were also going to the party tonight, and they knew I had a date. I just didn't mention who that date was. Jenna didn't knew anything about all the vampire stuff, but she did knew about Stefan and Damon. That Stefan was my ex boyfriend, and that I once had a fling with Damon. I feared her reaction wouldn't be great. Alaric knew everything. He was actually kind of friends with Damon. But I didn't think he would be too keen on the idea of Damon and I together.
That's why I asked Alaric, Jenna and Hope to drive without me. Damon would drive me to the party. If I was lucky, they wouldn't notice Damon and me at the party. Then I could enjoy my night with Damon, without worrying about anything else.
I started getting ready at 17.00. Damon had promised to pick me up at 19.00, so I had two hours to get ready. I started by taking a long bath. Doing all the girly stuff, like shaving my legs and putting stuff in my hair, to make it look pretty. It was nice, not having to hurry. While my hair was drying, I applied make-up. Luckily I had brought almost all of my make-up from London. I had fun, doing my make-up. When I was done, I started doing my hair. I curled it and did it in some advanced style. Then it was time to put on the dress. To be honest, it looked good. I felt ready to be Damon's date. I knew he liked when girls dressed up and I wanted to make him happy.
I ate a little bit before Damon came. And then I just watched television, until the doorbell rang. I turned off the TV, grabbed my purse and opened the door. Damon was standing outside, looking amazing. As soon as he saw me, his eyes filled with love and desire. “I wish we didn't have to go to that party...” he mumbled and stepped inside. “I wish we could just go to my place and have a night full of kissing and loving.” I laughed. “Damon, we have to go. We can't just stay at home,” I said. He took my hand and kissed it. “You look amazing, Elena,” he said and took my other hand. I couldn't help but blush. “You're so sweet, Damon,” I said. He shrugged. “That's because it's you,” he said. We walked outside, where his car was waiting. He opened the door for me and then got in himself. All the way to the Lockwood manor, I had the feeling that he looked more at me, than the road.
I felt proud, walking through the front doors with Damon. He was being a perfect gentleman. Before we walked in, he offered me his arm. We walked in like that, knowing that many people was staring. I didn't see Jenna and Alaric, so I guessed they were somewhere else. Phew. No awkward looks from the people who practically were my parents. One face was looking at me, though, that I really didn't want to be here. “What is Stefan doing here?” I asked Damon, when we walked towards the alcohol table. “I don't know. Enjoying the party, I guess. Please, Elena, forget about him. Just think about us,” he said and handed me a glass of champagne. I took a sip and looked around the room. There was a lot of faces I knew. Tyler was here, with some dark haired girl, Caroline was here with a very good looking boy, Matt was here with April Young and Stefan was here with a blonde girl. At least he wasn't here alone.
“You want to dance?” Damon asked when we got to the room, where people was dancing. Modern music was playing and almost all of the young people was out dancing. “Sure,” I said. He took my glass of champagne and put it at a table, next to his own. Then he took my hand and dragged me to the dance floor. We had fun, dancing. I almost forgot everything about Stefan, who mysteriously followed us around. I felt happy when a slow song started. I loved dancing with Damon. He had had decades to learn how to dance. And he had used that time. “Well, this is romantic,” he whispered, as we got closer to each other. “Indeed it is. I told you, you can be romantic,” I said and put my arms around his neck. He wrapped his arms around my waist and put his head up against mine. Our noses hit each other. “I really want to kiss you, but Stefan is watching,” I whispered and looked into his eyes. “Never mind my brother, Elena. Go ahead and kiss me,” he said and smiled. I pressed my lips against his, and felt the butterflies in my tummy. We danced for a long time. Damon was a vampire, so he never became tired. But I did. “Damon, you want to go and get some air?” I said. He nodded and we walked outside.
The night looked beautiful. We walked across the small bridge and sat down on a bench, near the lake. “I'm really glad you invited me,” I said, as we looked at the lake. The calm water was reflecting the beautiful moon and stars. “I'm really happy you said yes,” he said and looked at me with a charming smile. “How should I have been able to say no?” I asked. He shrugged and cupped my head with his hands. “I hope you won't say no to this.” And then he kissed me. “Why would I say no to that?” I asked with a smile. He shrugged. “I really care about you, Elena. I really do,” he said and suddenly looked really serious. “Well, I really care about you too... I thought you knew that,” I said, and leaned against him. “I do know. But it's always nice hearing you say it,” he said and smiled at me. I laughed.
We walked back to the house, when somebody bumped into me. I heard the sound of a glass breaking, and felt it going into the left side of my body. I think Damon heard it too, 'cause he compelled the person to walk away and then looked at my body. “That doesn't look too good,” he said and frowned. “It doesn't feel too good. It hurts like hell,” I said and looked at it. My dress was ruined and I would get a big scar from the wound. “Here.” Damon bit his own wrist and held it up. One of the perks of having a vampire friend. Their blood heals humans. “Are you sure, Damon?” I asked and looked at his bloody wrist. “Yes, come on, drink!” he said. I grabbed his arm and started drinking his blood. He moaned slightly and pulled me closer to him. He pressed his arm against my mouth and put the other one around my waist.
Damon drove me home afterwards. Or, that is what I thought he did. I fell asleep in the car, and when I woke up, he was carrying me into the Salvatore boarding house. “Damon? What are you doing?” I said and looked at him. He smiled at me and walked through the door. “I'm just taking you home. To my home,” he said and started walking up the stairs. “Okay, then...” I said, when he carefully put me down on the bed. “Now, let me help you get this off,” he said and looked at my dress. I sat up and let him unzip my dress. “Damon, where is this going?” I asked, when he threw my dress on the floor and started stroking my belly. “Why are you asking, Elena?” he whispered and kissed my neck. “Because I want to know... I don't want to be another one of your bimbo's,” I said and tried getting him to look into my eyes, instead of my body. “What, where's this coming from? Why are you saying this?” he said and frowned. Finally he stopped looking at my body and looked at me instead. “I just don't want to be hurt... This time my feelings for you are... Stronger.” I tried looking away from his blue eyes, but it was impossible. “Elena, I love you. Okay? I'm not going to hurt you. Do I have to remind you that it was you who left me the last time? Why do you think I would do the same against you?” I suddenly felt bad.
I woke up next to Damon. I had been staying at the Salvatore Boarding house for almost 2 weeks. Stefan had gone, as soon as I broke up with him, and then I just couldn't keep away from Damon. We had spend the most of the night kissing and cuddling. No sex at all, just kissing and cuddling. But when I woke up that morning, something had changed. I wanted to leave, at once! But how do you sneak out, when it's a vampire you're trying to leave? You really can't. Unless that vampire is dead of course. I quickly forgot that thought. I couldn't kill Damon. He meant too much to me. So I tried sneaking out. I grabbed my clothes and went downstairs. I already had my underwear on, so I quickly put on the rest, grabbed my purse and ran out the door. I quickly got in my car and started driving. I drove until I reached the airport, and got a room in a hotel. At 8.00 next morning, I was on a plane, on my way to London.
“Elena? Please answer,” Damon said and looked concerned at me. “I'm sorry, Damon, it was stupid. I was just insecure,” I said and kissed him. He didn't need more persuasion. He opened my bra and quickly got me naked. “I feel a bit cheated, Damon. I think you need to loose some of that clothes!” I said and grabbed his tie. He raised one eyebrow and ripped his shirt open. “Well, then help me.” And so I did. “God, you're beautiful,” he said and stroked my arm. I smiled at him and dragged his head towards mine. “Are you sure you want to go this far, Elena?” he asked and brushed away some hair from my face. “Yes... I'm sure.” And it happened.
“You. Are. Amazing.” Damon rolled over and put his arms around me. I laughed. “I just want to stay in bed and do this all over,” he said and kissed my torso. “Well, then I have to tell Jenna and Alaric that I'm staying at a friends. I will be back.” I stood up and put on underwear and Damon's shirt. I buttoned the top of it and went downstairs to get my cellphone. But someone was waiting downstairs for me. He quickly got to me, and compelled me. “Don't say anything.” And then I got kidnapped.