Hey guys, this is just a little something I would love to see happen in S5. Hope you like it.
"Honey, I'm home." I say as I walk through the door chuckling. Sigh I amuse myself. Hmmmm no Elena jumping into my arms? My mind begins going into overdrive, what could have happened to my little danger magnent? What fresh hell could be causing chaos to my otherwise blissfilled summer oh my God Zombies! It has to be what else could be left in the supernatural realm for us to deal with? I begin making a check list of things we will need bats, shotguns, good tennis shoes...
"Caroline, please stop trying to make me regret my decision. I didn't choose to fall in love Damon, it just happened and I am the happiest I've been in my entire life. You're my best friend I need you to start acting like it!" Click. That's what I heard followed by sobs, my Elena's tears. I am not one to loose control, infact I seem to have it down to an artform. I should teach Vamp 101 at Elena's college next fall what with all sparkling vampire craze out there I'd have the most popular class around. Of course it wouldn't hurt that the professor of said class makes the statue of David look like a grotesque slob. But Elena's tears? Makes me want to go on a murderous rampage that would put Stefan's ripper phase to shame.
"Fucking Caroline." I blur to our bedroom where I find Elena standing with her back to me trying to dry her eyes. I smile at how she still forgets that I could her her sniffles from downstairs. I walk up behind her and slide my arms around her waist pulling her against. She is wearing one of my shirts, the grey one I wore when I promised my Warrior Princess I wouldn't let anyone hurt her. I'll let you in on a little something ladies. I know what Victoria's secret really is, her secret is (brace yourselves) is that she is scamming you out of your hard earned dollars because there is no thong or lingere that can compare to seeing your girl walking around in one of your shirts mmnnph. I place a gentle kiss on her temple and gently sway her back and forth.
"You ok beautiful?" I ask as she turns around in my arms and buries her face in my chest. She nods her head and lets out a sigh dripping with meloncholy. I know that sigh. I hate that sigh. That sigh is going to make me do things Damon Salvatore doesn't like to do. I can feel a tightness in my chest, bile rising up in my throat, I am starting feel clamy, thank God I don't need to breathe because I'm pretty sure I would need to be breathing into a paper bag right now. But I tell myself to pull it together because my girl is unhappy and I'm pretty sure I know how to fix it. I am going to have to (que suspensful music) apologize to Caroline Forbes. Fuck my life.
Elena and I don't lie to each other, in fact we can be pretty brutal at times but that's one of the reasons why we work. Which is why I had to choose my words very carefully as to why I am making my way over to the Forbes residence instead of making my way through my bed sheets with Elena. Why not just tell Elena I'm going to apo....apolo...argh I hate that word, well because, I'm me and I'm not gonna change.
I knock on the door, I begin a mantra of "You're doing this for Elena, You're doing this for Ele.." in my head.
" EECK. What are you doing here?" God I swear Caroline's voice could used as a weapon of mass destruction or forget water boarding just have the terrorists listen to Caroline give her opinion on which brand of lip gloss makes her lips plump better.
"I think you and I need to have a long over due talk. May I come in?" She gives me a look that if I weren't a 170 year old vampire would have me questioning the logic of this idea but she reluctantly nods her head opening the door to allow me in. I take a seat on thr couch in her living room as she sits in a chair across from me. This is so awkward, I don't do awkward. Get this over with Salvatore.
"I have some things to say and I would appreciate it if you would allow me to get it all out before you unleash on me ok? I mean we both love Elena and this has to happen for her sake." Caroline is looking at me like I just sprouted wings (haha if she only knew). "When I came back to this town my emotions were a bit all over the place, one could say my humanity was off. As you may be aware of my brother and I have a little sibbling rivalry going on." Caroline snorts and leans back in her chair. "My father and I didn't have the best relationship he put me down constantly, he compared me to Stefan, when I was deemed to have been bad he would....well, that's not important. What I'm trying to say is that I have always felt second best in my life. I knew you wanted to be with Stefan but he shot you down because of Elena. I also knew once you figured out who I was that you only wanted to be with me to compete with Elena but again I was the second choice and I figured since you were using me that I would beat you at your own game. Plus you were different back then, much more annoying then you are now." I see Carolines nostrils flare. Oops I guess I need more practice at this apology crap. "I'm more of an actions speak louder then words kinda guy. So I figured when I saved you from a pack of werewolves, convinced your mom to give you a chance after you turned, got bitten by Tyler protecting you, NOT killing Tyler for biting, and not killing your mom after she tried to kill me that you would get it. But I guess since you're a girl and all that men are from Mars stuff..What I'm trying to say is that I'm sorry for the way I treated you, it was wrong and I regret it. I am not expecting you and I to go shoe shopping and eat frozen yogurt together but I hope we can at least be civil for Elena's sake. I love her Caroline and nothing is going to stop that so as long as she's willing to have me I'm gonna be around. You're making her feel like crap. I know you're looking out for her what with my spotty record and all but I am telling you that Elena is everything that has been missing in my life. You have no idea how badly I want to be right for her or how determined I am to make her as happy as she has made me. Plus you are being hypocritical when you want to flirt with Klause who is one, has done way more evil crap then me and two, is way less better looking then me. He killed Elena, Caroline. And you know damn well that if you walked into the Grille tomorrow and told Elena that you decided to be with Klause that she wouldn't hold it against you and she would be happy for you because Elena is annoyingly saint like. So stop making her cry, she's done enough of that these past two years."
I get up to leave. Holy shit I got through it. High five Salvatore, I think a quick stop to the Grille is in order. I turn the door knob opening the door when Caroline's wprds stop me.
"I didn't start dating you because I had to compete with Elena. I chose you to make Elena jealous." Hmmmmm ok color intriged. I turn around to face Caroline with a quizzical look on my face. "That day she met you, when you kissed her hand. Well she wouldn't shut up about it or you. I know Elena, she was so into you but she had already hooked up with Stefan so...you know. She was always talking about you, how you were giving her cooking lessons, training her, being there for her. You won't believe how long she went on and on about you sleeping with Rebekah. I guess what I'm trying to say is I guess in a way it's always been you."
She smiles at me as she holds the door open for me once again. A smile slowly creeps across my face as Caroline's words start to sink in. Screw the Grille. I am home in no time I am aching to wrap myself up in Elena. I can smell her cherry vanilla scented shampoo and I am lost in all things Elena. So much so that bump right into the cock blocker in chief Little Gilbert.
"Hey Damon, I think you and I need to have a little talk." Is he going to give me the "if you hurt my sister, I'll hurt you" speech or does he want an apology too? I told you to kill me you ungrateful little brat isn't apology enough? I think as I pour myself some bourbon and sit down on my couch awaiting my lecture from a newly reborn vampire hunting, ghost seeing seven-teen year old. Fuck my life.