Kelsey poked her sister to wake her up. Amber opened her eyes and looked around. They were still in the woods and seemed to have spend the night there. Kelsey pulled her sister up and dragged her with her.
“What’s the rush?” Amber asked surprised by Kelsey’s speed.
“We need to get you somewhere safe” Kelsey said agitated, not slowing down.
“Why? Okay, I know I have to be careful for the sheriff and vampire hunters, but I’m not going to get myself caught” Amber said.
“Trust me, the sheriff’s the least of your worries right now” Kelsey said. She ran even faster. “What do you think is going to happen when the Salvatore Brothers find out about your action last night? If they don’t know already”
Amber braced herself and Kelsey had to stop. “Damon knows…Well, he obviously has no idea who I am, but he saw me. He threw me against a tree. It hurt” Amber said. Kelsey panted. “That’s great, Am. That’s just… great” she sighed. “You should’ve listened when mom and dad told us to stay out of trouble. They were right”
“Well, you didn’t stay out of trouble, but you’re fine now” Amber said. Kelsey looked at her with a sober smile. “I bet they didn’t fill you in on what happened after that car accident?” Amber shook her head. “Don’t feel left out… They didn’t tell me a thing, either… I had to find out the hard way” Kelsey continued, with a bitter undertone. She turned around and walked further. She stopped when Amber raced in front of her. “All I remember is mom and dad were arguing with you. I heard you crying and dad told you to leave and never come back. And that’s the last time you were home” she said. “Is there something else I should know about that night?”
For a moment Kelsey wanted to tell everything to the person she was closest with. But then she shook her head. “You’re not ready for it” she said.