“…and I find it really low of the two of you to walk out on me like that. Just thought you should know” Derek ranted.
“Derek?” Alaric said. He pointed at Damon and then himself. “We get it”
“Yeah, and not because you repeated yourself over and over and over again for the last hour and a half” Damon said sarcastic. He vowed his hands over his chest. “We deeply regret our disgusting behavior and if we hurt your delicate feelings, please be so good to forgive us. If it helps you can party with us, but after that you can fuck off. You can choose which way. Leave or stake”
“Us as in the three of us?” Derek asked, his angry tone gone.
“Nope, you, me, Katherine, everyone in here. Alaric won’t be here, he’s expected at Elena’s party which will be boring as hell since I won’t be there” Damon bragged a little.
“Speaking of which, my ride should be here any minute” Alaric said, checking his watch.
“Make it now” Stefan said. Katherine ran passed him to the bar. “Two gin tonics and make it fast”
She poured the alcohol in her mouth and shivered. “Sorry, I really needed that” she shot an angry look at Stefan.
“Get over it” he commented.
“What’s going on?” Derek asked.
“Oh my God, it thinks it can speak to me” Stefan said soft. “How can I make it clear that it cannot?”
“Stefan, pull it off. You got what you want” Katherine said. “I’m here. I’m not at the Boarding House though I’ve spent hours preparing and working with Amber, who’s the most annoying vampire I’ve ever met”
“Amber? As in Amber Lindy?” Derek asked slowly. But everyone was looking at Damon, who’d gone paler than he already was, if that was even possible.
“How did you say your name was again?” he asked scared.
“Derek Janders, why?” Derek asked confused.
“The boy’s name’s Derek. And he had a girlfriend, Amber Lindy, or something. From what Caroline heard from her mother Amber was in transition the night Derek died.” Elena’s voice said in his head.
“We have to go to the Boarding House” Damon said urgent.
“Why?” Stefan asked.
“Because Amber Lindy is a vampire” Damon said obvious.
“Yeah, I know. I turned her” Stefan said. “She’s harmless”
“No, she’s not. She tried to hurt Elena on that night you took her hunting, remember?” Damon snapped.
“And she’s really sorry for that” Stefan said.
“And you believed her?” Damon asked disbelieving. “Why did you come back? How did you? I thought you were supposed to stay with Klaus for ten years”
Stefan shrugged. “I told him I was taking Amber hunting and he let us walk away”
“Just like that?” Damon asked sarcastic. “Are you stupid? This is Klaus we’re talking about. He’s up to something and he’s using that girl for it”
No one asked for his opinion, but Derek gave it anyway. “And if you know Amber once threw a hook in someone’s hands and hung them up…”
“What?” Katherine asked distracted.
“Yeah, there was this bitch who made her life at school a living hell and one day the genitor find her. She was hanging on the ceiling, with a hook in each hand. She wasn’t dead, but everyone knew who did. They were just too frightened to say anything. No one has ever tried to lay a finger on her again”