I woke up the next morning alone, like usual, and went to shower. I knew that I had to help with the decorations for the masquerade ball, and I couldn’t wait, but the only downside was, was that I had to split my time between Stefan and Elena. They were still ‘fighting’, and I don’t know when it’s going to stop. After I got out of the shower, I went into my room and screamed because Katherine was standing in the middle of my room.
“Damn, you’ve got some powerful lungs.” Katherine said with a smirk.
“What the hell are you doing here?” I asked as I glared at her.
“I came to see if you were ok. Is that so hard to believe?” Katherine replied with a pout.
“Actually, yeah it is hard to believe because you only came back for Stefan, if I remember correctly.” I said back, but with an attitude.
“That is true, but I also came back to see you.” Katherine said back, and that confused me.
“Me? Why?” I asked as I looked at her.
“Well, like I told Emily when you were little, I felt drawn to you, and I still don’t know why. Maybe being back in town will bring the answer to light.” Katherine replied back before leaving.
I just stood there stunned until my phone rung. I ran over to it, and saw that it was Elena.
“Hey Elena.” I answered.
“Hey Ryleigh, are you coming?” Elena asked, and I knew that I heard something in her voice that worried me.
“Yeah Lena, I’ll be there soon. I love you sis.” I replied, hoping that would cheer her up some.
“I love you too sis.” Elena said back before we hung up.
I finally got dressed, grabbed my stuff, got in my car, and headed over to the Lockwood’s. I started helping around until Bonnie grabbed my arm. She was basically being dragged by Damon, and I knew that she would hurt him.
“What do you want?” Bonnie asked as we all stopped walking.
“A favor.” Damon replied.
“Like that’s gonna happen.” Bonnie said back with an attitude.
“So predictable. That’s why I brought him.” Damon said with a smirk.
“And that’s why I brought her.” Bonnie said as she pointed to me.
“I have no idea what’s going on, so I’m just here.” I said with a shrug.
“I know how you feel about helping us out, but since you’re the one that linked Mason with Katherine… we have an opportunity to get an upper hand on them. So just hear us out.” Stefan said, while Damon added, “Pretty please.”
After a few minutes, Bonnie said, “I’m listening.”
Stefan’s phone started ring as she said that, and Stefan said, “I have to fill Elena in on what’s going on. Can you play nice, please?” while also looking at Damon.
I smirked at that, and almost laughed when Damon replied, “Yes.”
I barely listened to what they were talking about, but I knew that this day was going to be fun because I knew Damon had plans for Mason, and I also knew that he would be in a lot of pain.
I followed Damon and Bonnie, and basically watched as they knocked Mason out and threw him in the back of his own truck. I jumped in my car and followed Damon, who drives like a freaking maniac, to the boarding house. I went back to my car because I knew that I should shed the button down shirt, which I did, and as I was heading back inside, I ran into Bonnie, naturally, and Caroline, who I missed.
“We’re going to check something out about where the moonstone might be.” Bonnie said before I could say a word.
“Ok, but please be careful, and let me know if you need anything.” I said back before they ran off.
I was almost in the living room, when I heard Damon say, “Ooh. Someone’s feisty.” I had to laugh when Mason knocked his chair over.
“Huh? I thought you liked being tied up.” I laughed as I made my way to Damon.
“I thought the same thing.” Damon said with a smirk.
“Ryleigh, why are you doing this?” Mason asked with fear dripping from his words.
“You went after the people I love. I told myself that I wouldn’t lose another person I loved, and guess what, you threatened my boys, and well, one of them will succeed in probably killing you.” I replied with a smirk. I know I sound like a total bitch, but I’m trying to stop Katherine just as much as the boys are, and he did try to get Stefan and Damon killed. I do protect the people I love, and that will never change.
“What?” Mason yelled, but I think he yelled that at Damon because Damon then shoved a hot fire poker into Mason’s chest.
I shuddered at the sound of his skin sizzling, but I knew that Damon just wanted information. I stood by and watched as the rest of the scene unfolded.
“You can hurt. Good to know. I was afraid you were gonna be some Beastmaster with no affinity to pain.” Damon said as he pulled the poker out of Mason’s chest.
“Oh, but you heal quickly. Not good.” Damon said as he looked at the spot where the burn mark was as it healed.
“Guess I’ll just have to keep applying pain.” Damon continued as he grabbed Mason and set him up right.
I wanted to hear the rest of the conversation, but my phone started to ring. I growled as I grabbed it, and headed outside. I looked at the screen and saw that it was a friend of mine in another state.
“Hey girl. Is everything ok?” I asked as I answered my phone.
“Hey, and yes, everything is fine. I was just calling to check on you.” my friend, who shall remain nameless (you’ll find out soon who she is), replied with a slight giggle.
“I’m good, and why do I think that you have me on speaker.” I said with a slight laugh.
“Sorry girl, but I couldn’t help it. Your dad made me do it.” she said back before I heard laughter in the background.
“I didn’t make her sweetheart.” my dad said while laughing.
“I know dad, but it’s good to hear from you. I miss you guys so much.” I said back right before I heard Mason scream.
“What was that sweetie?” my dad asked.
“I don’t know dad, but I’m going to find out. I’ll talk to you later. Love you.” I replied, and I hung up and ran into the house, only to see Damon chocking Jeremy. I was about to pull him off, but Damon pulled away right as I entered the room.
Jeremy left as Damon started talking to Mason, but I stayed because I knew exactly how this was going to end. I listened to Damon and Mason talk before Damon ripped out Mason’s heart. I had to turn my head because I didn’t want to see it. I went home after that, changed into my pajamas, and crashed on my bed.
I wasn’t on my bed for long because my phone started to ring. It was Alaric and he told me that Katherine made Jenna stab herself, and that she was in the hospital. I jumped up, changed clothes, grabbed my bag, and headed to the hospital. I ran in and ran straight to Jeremy and Elena, who were hugging, and Jeremy’s jaw kept locking and unlocking.
“Is she ok?” I asked as Elena and Jeremy pulled apart.
“Yeah. The doctor’s said that she was lucky and that she’ll be fine.” Elena replied before she hugged me.
I hugged her back, and told her that I was here for her and nothing else would happen because I would find a way to stop Katherine.
“She’s too dangerous Ryleigh. Jeremy could be next, or she could go after you.” Elena said while we were walking to our cars. Alaric had finally convinced Jeremy and Elena to go home, and that he would call them if anything changed.
“I know Elena, but she won’t go after me because she can’t figure out why she’s drawn to me. I can use that to my advantage, and if she tries to go after Jeremy, then I’ll just have to kill her.” I said back.
“Ok, but please be careful.” Elena said back after a few minutes of silence.
“I will, and the same goes to you.” I said before hugging her again.
Elena told Jeremy to ride with me because she had something she had to do. I knew what she was going to do and I also knew that this was only the beginning of the hell that we were all fixing to go through. Jeremy and I talked the whole way to my house, and things seemed right in the world. When we got to my house, I changed my clothes, again, and gave Jeremy some clothes to sleep in.
We finally crashed on my bed and fell into a peaceful sleep. What we didn’t know, was that Katherine had someone watching us outside my window. The person was talking to her on the phone, and telling her what was going on.
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