Katherine was sitting on Caroline’s bed, a blood bag in her hand. Her stomach was healed and she was wearing one of Caroline’s tops. When she had finished the bag she gave it back to Caroline.
“Thank you” she said, though it took her quite some effort. They heard a car park. “I think your mother’s home”
Liz had been working really late. Caroline walked to the window and shoved the curtains. “No, it’s not mom” she rotated her head to the bed. “It’s Matt”
Katherine nodded and got up. “Yeah, I need to go home anyway”
“No, you can stay” Caroline said. “I’ll just talk to him outside”
As Katherine sank back on the bed Caroline rushed outside.
“What’s going on?” she asked Matt.
“Hello to you too” Matt said a little annoyed.
Not impressed by Matt’s mood Caroline said: “Why are you here, Matt? It’s 10.30 pm”
“Your mother told me what happened. She told me you were abducted by Stefan and some girl named Amber” Matt said.
Caroline crossed her arms and looked away.
“So, it’s true?” Matt asked to make sure.
Caroline averted her face to him. “Yes, Matt, if it makes you happy, yes, it’s true”
“Why didn’t you tell me?” Matt asked a little hurt.
“What does it matter?” Caroline exclaimed raising her hands. “There’s nothing you can do about it”
“I know” Matt said soft, taking Caroline’s hands in his. “It’s just…the idea of you being there all alone…it breaks my heart”
“Well, you don’t have to worry” Caroline said. “Because I wasn’t alone…Tyler was with me”
Matt abruptly let go of Caroline and made a few steps backwards. “I…I have to go” he mumbled and he got back into his car.
Caroline watched him leave, feeling sorry for hurting him. But he’d asked her and she couldn’t lie.
When Matt’s car was out of sight she returned to the house. She went back to the room and saw Katherine had fled.