Jeremy ran through the hallway of the hospital. Stefan had given him a call to fill him in and he had also mentioned in which room Elena was ‘staying’. Ignoring the reproaching of several doctors and nurses and other medical staff he opened the door and stopped to breathe.
“Jeremy, why aren’t you at school?” Elena asked a little harsh.
“I was there” Jeremy said. “But then Stefan called me, saying you were sick”
Elena looked away. “He shouldn’t have said that” she said grumpy. Jeremy walked to the bed and sank down. “How are you feeling?”
“I’m fine” Elena said annoyed. “I don’t get why I have to lie in this bed all the time. I’m not getting better this way”
“Where’s Damon?” Jeremy asked. “He should be here with you”
Elena looked back and frowned. “Hey, don’t be so hard on him”
Jeremy sighed. “I’m sorry”
“He’s with Stefan” Elena said.
“Okay” Jeremy nodded. “I can help you, you know” he said after a while.
“I know, but you’re not going to” Elena said deadly serious.
“Why not?” Jeremy asked surprised. “If I can save your life, why won’t you let me?”
“Because I don’t want you to hurt even more than you already have! You’ve been through enough!” Elena explained angry.
“I’ll be hurting a lot more if you’re dead, Elena!” Jeremy fired back. “I didn’t come here to ask your permission. This is something I have to do”
“Jeremy…” Elena said sad, but Jeremy cut her off. “Leave it, Elena”