The sun was almost down and Stefan and Amber were once again sitting with each other. Now that Klaus knew they were just friends he didn’t find it necessary to send someone spying on them. He wanted Stefan to be his most loyal servant and he wanted to trust him. His closeness to Amber was alarming, but on the other hand Stefan wouldn’t be so stupid to go against Klaus’ wishes, knowing what could possibly be the consequences. No one would stop him if he went after Damon, or worse Elena. No, Stefan wouldn’t take that chance.
He couldn’t be more wrong. He watched Stefan and Amber talking, but didn’t pay much attention to it.
“They’re not going to trust me” Stefan said. “Maybe Elena will, but I don’t want to involve her into this”
“She’s already involved, Stefan, because she’s your girlfriend” Amber said.
“I know, but I can’t just pop up after being away. Who knows what Katherine and Damon told her about me leaving. They would both get benefit if Elena’s angry with me” Stefan explained.
“You really have trust issues, don’t you?” Amber concluded.
“That’s because I know that if it would be the other way around I would take advantage of the situation” Stefan said.
Amber shook her head. “I don’t believe that” she said soft. “I’ve only known you for about two weeks, but you don’t seem like someone who takes advantage of things to me”
“Well, like you said, you’ve only known me for two weeks” Stefan said dark. “Elena means the world to me and I’ll do anything to keep her. I understand she has friends and I’m not going to separate her from them, but I’m not sharing her with my brother. She’s not Katherine”
Amber looked at Klaus, who was standing a few yards further. “I’m still not sure if our plan’s waterproof. I wouldn’t believe it’
Stefan took her by her shoulders and whispered: “If Klaus would have any suspicion he would’ve compelled you while me and the others were on a hunt. If he would know what we’re really up to we would’ve known by now. He wouldn’t just stand there, he would kill us”
If that was supposed to reassure Amber, Stefan failed miserably. She swallowed by the idea of being killed. “You do the talking, I won’t be able to keep my voice under control”
“Come on” Stefan sighed and he dragged Amber to Klaus.
“Stefan” Klaus said when he saw them heading to him. “Is there something I can do for you?”
“Eh” Stefan looked at Amber, who kept her eyes on the ground. “No, not really. I wanted to take Amber with me for another hunt”
Klaus fixed his eyes on the girl. “Is that right?” he said soft. “Was what your dear friend brought you not satisfying enough, Amber? Look at me”
Amber lifted up her head, but focused on Klaus’ chin. Stefan made a step forward and raised a hand. “She hasn’t hunted since she’s here. She needs to learn, if we want her to be of use. She’s vulnerable if she can’t get her own blood” he said.
Klaus jerked his eyes off Amber and shot them at Stefan. “Very well, then. If you’re willing to make her a blood hunter such as yourself you have my blessing”
“Thank you” Stefan said cold. “Come on” he said to Amber and he pulled her away from Klaus.
“Stefan!” he turned around. “Don’t do anything misguided” Klaus said. Stefan turned around again and together with Amber he left.
“See, I told you we could pull it off” he said confident.
But Amber wasn’t too sure. Something told her this was going way too easy.