I woke up the next morning and saw that I was alone. I wasn’t going to let that get to me because I knew that I would have to help Elena stay away from Stefan. I knew that they were fake fighting, but we didn’t want Katherine to know. I showered, changed, and drove to wherever I was supposed to. Everyone was helping set up for this picnic, and I knew that I would see Jeremy, who I was majorly avoiding.
“Why does Mason look like he’s about to hurt someone?” I asked as I walked up to Damon and Stefan.
“I offered peace between him and Damon.” Stefan replied while Damon scoffed.
“Well, I hoped it worked because it will be the death of you Damon, if it didn’t.” I said before walking off to help people out.
I was working hard, when I saw Damon spit out something. I knew that it wasn’t good, so I ran over to him and Stefan to see what was going on.
“What’s wrong guys?” I asked as I sat next to Damon.
“Vervain. Vervain.” Damon gasped and I knew that someone set him up, and I had a pretty good idea of who it was.
I watched as Stefan had to shove Damon down to keep him from going after Mason. I wanted him dead now too because, well, you hurt someone I care about, then you’re as good as gone. Stefan told me to stay behind just to be safe. I waited before going after them. After a few minutes, I heard gun shots, so I ran until I came across Caroline’s mom, Mason, 2 cops, and Damon and Stefan, who were shot and out cold.
“What happened?” I asked as I stood next to Mason.
“Ryleigh, you need to get out of here.” Caroline’s mom replied as she came closer to me.
“My friends are hurt and you want me to leave them. No, I’m not going anywhere.” I said back while moving away from her.
Mason grabbed me and dragged me to wherever they were taking Stefan and Damon. I was so pissed off that I was about to knock the hell out of someone. I watched as the cops basically through my boys on the ground, but what I thought was funny was that Caroline’s mom, whose name I found out was Liz, wanted Mason to leave and to take me with him.
“I’m not going anywhere without my friends.” I said while crossing my arms.
Liz was about to say something when Damon started to wake up. I made a move to go to him, but one of the officers grabbed me, and kept his arm around my neck to keep me from moving. I was glad that Damon was alive, but I was scared because Stefan hadn’t woken up yet. I listened as Damon and Liz talked, but screamed when Liz kept shooting him and Stefan.
“Why are you doing this? They’ve done nothing to you.” I cried after Liz shot another wooden bullet into Damon.
“They’re monsters, Ryleigh. They’ve fooled this town for the last time.” Liz replied as she kept her gun aimed at Damon.
“I’ll be alright Ryleigh, trust me.” Damon breathed as he glanced at me.
Before we knew it, Elena came in and Caroline followed shortly after, killing the officers. Everything went down so fast and I felt bad for Caroline because her mom looked terrified of her. I drove home, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was being watched. I got inside and locked the quickly before going up to my room. After I showered and changed, I walked into my room, and screamed when I saw the 2 people I thought I would never see again; Dylan and Aurora.
“Did you miss us?” Aurora asked with a smirk.
I tried to run, but they were faster, and Dylan wrapped his arms around my neck. I was shocked that they were faster than last time, and that made me think that they were turned.
“You’re not going anywhere, and no one is going to save you this time.” Dylan said with a smirk as I gasped for breath. I clawed at his arms, but that didn’t help at all.
I was then thrown on my bed and pinned down. I knew that he was going to try to rape me, like the last time. I fought back as hard as I could, and just when I was about to give up, Dylan was pulled off of me. I was trying to cover myself because I was completely naked, and saw that Damon was the one to save me, again. Dylan and Aurora finally left and Damon turned and looked at me.
“Why me? What do they want with me?” I whimpered as I hugged my blankets closer to me.
“I don’t know Ryleigh, but I’m not leaving you.” Damon replied softly. I was glad that he was here, and I knew that I would be safe.
Damon turned around so I could go change, and I thought that, that was sweet. I came back into my room and curled up under my covers, with Damon.
“Damon, can you promise me something?” I asked as I looked up at him.
“Sure Ryleigh. What is it?” Damon replied back.
“Promise me that you’ll always be here to protect me.” I said as I looked into his eyes.
“I promise you that I’ll always be there to protect you, always.” Damon said back.
I smiled and curled up against him. I don’t know why Dylan and Aurora are after me, but I do know that they want something, and I’m going to figure out what it is.
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