“Isn’t it kind of weird and ironic that Alaric who is a vampire hunter is now teaching us to kill a vampire hunting army?” Caroline pointed out.
“Ironic, maybe, but not weird” Elena commented. “Ric can teach us their weaknesses. Besides we’re not going to kill anyone”
“Except Veronica” Damon added dark and bitter. Elena slapped his chest. “We’re not killing anyone” Damon raised his eyebrows. “I’m serious, Damon. I don’t want anyone to get hurt” Elena said sharp.
“Not even her? You know she wouldn’t hesitate to kill you, so why are you so determined to keep her out of harm’s way?” Damon asked desperate.
“Because at the end of the day she’s still human and I’m just…I’m not a killer, Damon. It’s not in me” Elena explained a little emotional.
“You don’t have to kill her, but you can’t be afraid to hurt her” Damon replied with a fierceness in his voice that made Elena cringe.
“Damon, don’t be so hard on her” Caroline reproached her friend. Without taking his eyes off Elena Damon replied: “I’m sorry, but I’m not sparing her. There’s too much at stake here and the sooner Elena realizes some people like her better alive than dead, the better”
“I can take care of myself, Damon” Elena eventually replied and she tried to walk away. Damon grabbed her arm and bowed his head. “Then prove it” He took her outside and put a crossbow in her hands.
“What? You want me to shoot you?” Elena frowned.
Damon started walking backwards. “We already know Veronica can handle a fancy tool like that. See if you can match her”
“Damon, I’m not going to hurt you” Elena said shocked.
“Why not? I’ll heal, you know that” Damon yelled with a smirk.
“What if I shoot you in the heart? Then you’ll be dead” Elena tried to reason with her boyfriend.
“Don’t be so ridiculous, Elena” Damon mocked. “You’re not going to hit me in the heart. Come on, girl, hit me with your best shot”
“You asked for it” Elena mumbled and she aimed the bow and fired.
Damon saw the arrow miss him and heard a gasp behind him. He looked behind him. Elena might have missed him, she sure didn’t miss Stefan.