I woke up the next morning with a smile on my face. I was happy that Jeremy and I finally made up, but I was still a little cautious because I never know when Jeremy might try to harm himself again. I quietly slipped out, and went home to change. I decided that I was going to go running again, so I changed into my running clothes, grabbed my IPod, and headed out. I didn’t get far before I ran into Tyler and Mason.
“What are you doing running by yourself?” Mason asked as him and Tyler looked at me.
“Well, my boyfriend is asleep, and I have no idea where my other friends ran off to.” I replied, which was pretty easy since I was telling the truth.
“Why don’t you run with her Tyler?” Mason asked, well, more or less stated as he looked to Tyler.
“Sure.” Tyler replied with a slight nod.
I was confused, but I decided not to ask because then that would probably lead to a fight, which I didn’t want. Tyler followed me as I ran out of the woods, but slowed me down once we hit the road.
“What’s up Ty? You seem a little off.” I said as I glanced over at him.
“It’s nothing, Ry. I’ll be fine.” Tyler said back, and that pretty much ended our conversation.
We walked for a few more miles, until we ended up on my street. We said good-bye and I headed home, but not before stopping at Elena’s to see what was going on.
“Where do you think you’re going missy?” I asked with a smile when I reached Elena, Stefan, Damon, and Alaric.
“I’m going to Duke to get more information about Isobel and Katherine.” Elena replied with a small smile.
“Oh, ok. Please be careful. I honestly don’t know what I’ll do if something happened to my best friend.” I said before hugging her.
Elena hugged me back before saying, “I’ll be fine, but look after Jeremy for me.”
“You know I will, and if something happens to her, just know that I’m coming for you Salvatore.” I said with a growl while looking at Damon.
“She’ll be safe with me, Darkwood.” Damon said with a smirk.
I glared at Damon, but smiled when Elena and Stefan both hugged me. I was extremely happy because they were like family to me. I watched as Alaric drove off, and was kind of worried because Damon could easily get to Elena, but then again, Elena would probably kick his ass, and I know for a fact that Alaric would. I got a text from Tyler inviting me to the swimming hole, and I replied that I would be there soon.
“Hey Jer, I’m going to the swimming hole. Do you want to join me?” I asked as I headed up to his room.
I heard a soft crash and some swear words, and that made me a little nervous. When I opened the door, I didn’t see anyone but Jeremy typing on his computer, but I did see a girl’s shirt lying on the floor just barely hidden under the bed.
“Nice try, but seriously. We just get back together, and you go and fuck another girl. I know you’re here bitch, but you can have him because I’m done, and no matter what you try and do, I’m not giving you another chance.” I growled before leaving. I was so pissed off, that I couldn’t wait to get to the swimming hole.
I went home, showered, changed, and drove to the swimming hole, where I met up with Tyler and Matt.
“Damn Ryleigh. You look hot.” Tyler said as I walked up to him and Matt.
“Thanks Tyler. And might I say, don’t you boys look hot as well.” I said back with a smile.
“Thanks Ry. Have you seen Caroline?” Matt asked.
“No, I’m sorry I haven’t, but she might just pop up out of nowhere.” I replied with a slight laugh. I think Matt noticed because he smiled at me.
We talked for a while till we had to leave. I didn’t really want to leave, but Tyler said that he would meet me at my house. I agreed and left the party. When I got home, I was met with an unexpected visitor. Katherine was waiting on me.
“Why is it that I’m not surprised that you’re here?” I asked as I walked up to my door.
“Like I said before, we have a lot of catching up to do.” Katherine replied with a smirk.
“And like I said, I honestly don’t want to catch up, but if you don’t mind I would like to shower and get some sleep.” I said back while I unlocked my door.
Before I could get inside, Katherine grabbed me and slammed me into the wall next to my door.
“You’ll invite me in, and listen to what I have to say or I’ll go next door and kill that precious boy of yours.” Katherine growled in my as I struggled to breathe.
“My answer is still no.” I gasped as she tightened her grip. I noticed that Damon was leaving Elena’s and I prayed that he was coming this way.
“Why does everything have to be so difficult with you?” Katherine asked with a sigh.
“Why don’t you let her go and talk to me?” Damon asked as he came up to us.
Katherine dropped me, glanced at Damon, said, “We’ll talk real soon.” and ran off.
“Thanks Damon.” I breathed as I looked up at him.
“Anytime Ryleigh.” Damon said as he helped me up.
I leaned into him as he led me into my house and up to my room. I was thankful for him, but I needed to change, so I asked him to turn around, and I changed rather quickly just to be safe.
“Damon, I know that you didn’t mean to kill Jeremy, and I was wondering if you would stay here.” I said as I looked at him.
“Why? Afraid that she’ll come back.” Damon asked with a smirk.
“Yes.” I replied with a frown.
“Then, yes, I would love to stay and protect you.” Damon said with a smirk.
I laughed, but curled up on my bed next to Damon.
“Do you think she would’ve killed me if I didn’t invite her in?” I asked as I looked up at Damon.
“I don’t know anymore. Katherine is a loose cannon, so it might’ve been possible.” Damon replied as he looked down at me.
I decided that I would be a sweet person and curled into Damon. I heard him chuckle, before wrapping his arm tight around my waist.
“Goodnight Damon.” I whispered as I started to doze off.
“Goodnight Ryleigh.” Damon whispered back as we both finally fell asleep.
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Ryleigh's outfit to the swimming hole: http://www.polyvore.com/obession_game_ch.3/set?id=92462305&lid=2660180