Elena finally talked me into going home. I didn’t want to leave her, but she told me that if she needed me, then she would call me. I finally gave in, and went home. I did my routine and tried to get some sleep. I tossed and turned the whole time. I finally fell asleep, but that didn’t last long because there was a knock at my door. I went to see who it was, and was shocked to see Damon.
“Damon, what are you doing here?” I asked as I opened my door.
“Can I come in?” Damon asked.
I noticed that he was breathing pretty heavy, but I knew that we would have to talk eventually. I let him and we sat on my couch. We talked about everything, and that’s when he started to apologized.
“Why are you apologizing?” I asked because I was confused.
Damon didn’t say anything, but that’s not what scared me. What scared me the most was how pale he looked. Damon just gave me a small smile before kissing me softly. I didn’t know what to do because this isn’t the Damon that I know. Damon then pulled away and left. I was still in shock until there was another knock on my door. I got up to answer it, and I was happy to see Jeremy and Elena standing there.
“Hey guys. What’s up?” I asked as I let them in.
“We were wondering if you wanted to hang with us today.” Elena said.
I looked at them with wide eyes. I didn’t know what to say, but I did know that Elena was trying to make everything seem good even though it’s bad.
“Sure. Let me get changed first, and then we can go.” I said before going to get dressed.
After getting dressed, I joined Jeremy and Elena. We headed off to the square. I knew right then that we were going to see a movie. I was actually happy with that because I thought that we needed a distraction.
“You brought me here to see a girl movie.” Jeremy said to Elena.
“We had to get out of the house, Jer. This is our three-hour distraction from reality. Plus, we have Ryleigh with us so it won’t be that bad.” Elena told him.
“Is that what we’re doing? Pretending like our lives aren’t screwed?” Jeremy asked.
I wanted to slap him. Here Elena is trying to be a good sister, but he’s trying to tear her down.
“We need to do this, okay? Breathe, eat, sleep, wake up, and do it all over again until one day, it’s just not as hard anymore.” Elena replied.
I knew that this was hard for Elena because she had to watch Jenna die. If Jeremy saw what we did then he would understand what we were going through. We sat down with Caroline. We were having a ball, so I decided to capture it in a picture. After I took the picture, the movie started. I couldn’t keep my mind on the movie because I kept thinking about Damon. Not too long after the movie started, Elena and I looked up and saw Stefan.
“Hey.” Stefan said as he walked up to us.
“Hey! Look who couldn’t resist an epic romance.” Elena said with a huge smile.
“Will you and Ryleigh take a walk with me?” Stefan asked and I was confused.
Elena and I got up and walked off with him. I think I know what this is about, but I’m not sure.
“We’re breaking the rules, you know. Movie night’s supposed to be a distraction. Tomorrow we can return to our regularly scheduled drama.” Elena said which made me giggle.
I’m glad that they’re keeping me in the loop, but I’m worried about what Stefan has to tell us.
“I know. I wish this could wait, but it can’t. Listen, um, the other night when Damon was helping Tyler, something happened. Tyler was starting to transform, and Damon was bitten.” Stefan told us.
I couldn’t believe it. That’s what Damon and Katherine was whispering about. No wonder Damon didn’t want to tell me anything. But, how did it happen? I was there.
“What? Is it… is he gonna…” Elena tried to say, but she couldn’t say the right words.
“Yeah.” Stefan said sadly.
“How? I was there when it happened.” I told them.
Stefan just gave me a sad look. I didn’t want to believe him, but I knew in my heart that it was true. Elena just hugged me.
“Oh, my God. And he came to the house this morning and… and tried to apologize. I practically slammed the door in his face.” Elena said as she pulled away from me.
“He came by my house as well. He apologized as well, but before he left, he kissed me, and then left.” I told them.
Elena just hugged me again, and Stefan just gave me another sad look.
“He told me not to tell either of you, but I figured if either of you wanted to talk to him, I… I wouldn’t wait.” Stefan said.
“Stefan…” Elena tried to say, but she couldn’t find the words.
I had nothing to say because I didn’t know what to say at this point. My heart was telling me to go talk to him, but my head was telling me no.
“It’s not over. There might be a cure, but I have to find Klaus to get it.” Stefan told us.
I knew right then that if Stefan went to Klaus, then I was going with him.
“No. He’s gonna kill you.” Elena said trying to change Stefan’s mind.
“No, he had the chance to kill me, but he didn’t. Whatever Damon’s done, whatever has led him here, I’m the one that made him become a vampire in the first place, so if there’s a chance for a cure, I owe it to him to find it.” Stefan said.
“Then I’m going with you. I know that Klaus won’t hurt you while I’m there. I may not know why that is, but let’s use it to our advantage.” I told them.
Stefan and Elena had nothing to say. I was thankful for that, but I knew that if things went south, then hopefully, Katherine would help me out. No more words were spoken because Stefan and Elena hugged each other.
“Go talk to him. Just tell him that there’s still hope.” Stefan told her.
I followed Stefan to Klaus’s apartment. I was nervous because we haven’t seen him since the ritual. I hope that we can get him to help us.
“I won’t let him hurt you.” Stefan told me.
“That’s not what I’m worried about Stefan. I’m worried that he’ll hurt you.” I told him.
“Don’t worry about me, alright. I’ll be fine.” Stefan said as we reached the door.
I nodded my before we headed in. Katherine was still there and she didn’t look to happy.
“Hello, Katherine.” Stefan said.
“Two days, I’ve been waiting. I’m supposed to be free of Klaus’ compulsion by now. He’s supposed to be dead!” Katherine exclaimed as she got up.
I just stood by and watched as they were talking because I really didn’t have anything to say.
“We ran into complications.” Stefan replied smoothly.
“Complications?” Katherine asked as she looked between Stefan and me.
“Doesn’t really matter. I just need to find him. Do you have any idea where he might be?” Stefan asked.
Before we knew it, Katherine pushed Stefan against the wall. I was just as shocked as he was, but when she motioned for him to be quiet, I knew then that Klaus was about to come through the door.
“Klaus, you’re back. Look who decided to come for a visit.” Katherine said as she let Stefan go.
“You just keep popping up, don’t you? And it seems that you didn’t come alone. Hello, Ryleigh.” Klaus asked Stefan, before turning to me.
“Hello Klaus.” I said back.
“I need your help… for my brother.” Stefan said pulling Klaus’ attention back to him.
“Well, whatever it is, it’s gonna have to wait a tick. You see, I have an obligation to my brother that requires my immediate attention.” Klaus said.
I wanted to say something but with Katherine next to me, I just stayed quiet. I hope that this goes well, or we’re all screwed.
“You understand how important family is, or you wouldn’t be here. My brother gave me his word that he would reunite me with my own.” Elijah said as he looked at Stefan.
“And so I shall.” Klaus said before daggering Elijah.
I was in complete shock, but that wore off quickly because Klaus then pushes Stefan against the wall. Katherine had to hold me back from trying to help Stefan.
“Now, what am I gonna do with you?” Klaus asked.
“Klaus, please.” I begged softly.
I didn’t know why I felt so weak, but I was going to do everything I could to help Stefan.
Klaus then pushes a stake through Stefan and Katherine had to cover my mouth to keep me from screaming. I had tears coming down my face, and I didn’t know what else to do.
“Do you feel that? It’s scraping against your heart. The slightest little movement and you’re dead.” Klaus taunted Stefan.
“He’s just trying to help his brother.” Katherine told Klaus while trying to calm me down.
“The witches said that you had a cure. Make me a deal. Just give me the cure, and I’ll do whatever you want.” Stefan begged Klaus.
Klaus took the stake out of Stefan. I ran over to him. I stayed by his side because I knew that he was weak.
“Trouble is I don’t know if you’d be any good to me the way you are now. You are just shy of useless.” Klaus told us as he poured himself a glass of blood.
I had to keep myself from gagging. I may be used to vampires, but I still can’t stand the sight of blood. Klaus came over to us with the glass of blood. I saw that Katherine was giving me a look, so I went back to her. Klaus didn’t seem to mind because he let me. I didn’t really listen to what Klaus as saying until he said, “Katerina, come here.”
I watched as Katherine walked over to him. Klaus’ face turned and he bit Katherine.
“Aah! Aah! No. No… No. No.” Katherine said after Klaus pulled back.
I almost ran to her, but Klaus then bit his own wrist and made Katherine drink his blood. Almost instantly, her bite wound healed.
“You want your cure? There it is.” Klaus said as Katherine came back to me.
“Your blood is the cure.” Stefan said.
I guess we were both shocked because I was thinking the same thing.
“Gotta love Mother Nature.” Klaus said with a grin.
“Now… Let’s talk, you and I.” Klaus said while putting his hand on Stefan’s shoulder.
I just stood by Katherine and listened as Klaus tried to convince Stefan to turn back in the Ripper. I’m still confused on that, but I guess I’ll have Stefan explain it when we get out of here. I almost got sick when Klaus kept making him drain blood bag after blood bag. Lucky for me that Katherine was still there to calm my nerves. All of a sudden, Klaus called Katherine over to him.
“Take this and Ryleigh to Damon and come right back.” Klaus told Katherine as he handed her a vial of his blood.
“You want me to leave?” Katherine asked.
“No!” Stefan yelled.
“Yes and if I were you…” Klaus didn’t get to finish that sentence because Katherine and I were already out the door.
“Well, it’s me that you should be thanking.” Katherine said as we made our presence known at the Boarding House.
Elena got up and looked shocked when she saw me and Katherine in the doorway.
“I mean, I’m the one who brought the cure.” Katherine told them with a sick smile.
Katherine headed toward Damon, and I just stood there and watched.
“I thought you were dead.” Katherine told Elena.
“I was.” Elena replied.
Katherine then sat next to Damon, and I went to stand by Elena.
“You got free.” Damon told Katherine.
“Yep. Finally.” Katherine said.
Katherine then pursed the vial of blood into Damon’s mouth. I was happy that she helped save him instead of leaving.
“And you still came here?” Damon questioned.
“I owed you one, plus I couldn’t do that to Ryleigh.” Katherine said as she touched Damon’s face, and gave me a smile.
“Where’s Stefan?” Elena asked as Katherine got up.
“Are you sure you care?” Katherine asked.
“Where is he?” Elena asked more forcefully.
“He’s paying for this.” Katherine replied while waving the empty vial.
“He gave himself over to Klaus. I wouldn’t expect him anytime soon.” Katherine said.
I’m surprised that Elena isn’t asking me anything, but I knew that once Katherine left, then she would turn to me.
“What do you mean, “he gave himself over”?” Elena asked confused.
“He just sacrificed everything to save his brother, including you.” Katherine said before leaving.
“Is that true Ryleigh?” Elena asked as she looked at me.
“Yeah, Elena, it is.” was all I could say.
Elena looked upset, but I gave her a small smile, which told her that we wouldn’t give up on Stefan just yet. I finally got Elena to go home. I curled up next to Damon.
“I’m glad that you’re going to be ok.” I whispered to him.
“Me too.” was all Damon said before we both fell asleep.
I hope that wherever Klaus has Stefan, that he’s ok. I’m not going to stop looking for him until he’s home with us. I guess we’ll know more once everything has settled down.
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