Tyler stared at Ronnie over his glass. She had been telling all about herself. It was quite a lot. Her parents both lived in Charlottesville. She had a brother named Jack, but he was out of the picture. She was interested in supernatural stuff and had heard Mystic Falls was full of it. And now she stared at Tyler with an expecting look.
“I want to know more about this town ”
Tyler frowned. “There’s really nothing to tell” he said avoiding.
“Yeah, right” Ronnie said in disbelief. She searched her handbag and took out a newspaper and held it in front of Tyler.
“Police finds bodies of Lindy sisters” Tyler read. He looked up. “Yeah? What’s that to do with any supernatural stuff?”
“There were bite marks on the youngest girl’s arm. They couldn’t find anything else, so she died because of that bite. And the eldest her heart got ripped out. Think of any creatures that do that?” Ronnie said.
“What else do you got?” Tyler asked, not giving in.
“I know Damon and Stefan Salvatore are vampires and that I can’t trust them” Ronnie said.
“Have you met them?” Tyler raised an eyebrow.
“No, but a close friend told me everything about them” Ronnie explained. “I’m prepared, though. I know vervain weakens them and that they have rings to protect them from the sun. I know wolfsbane is poisonous for werewolves and I’m pretty sure I heard something about witches, though not many are left”
Tyler coughed. “You’ve done quite some research”
“Yes, I have” Ronnie confirmed, pleased with herself. “And I know your little secret” she whispered conspiracy.
“What?” Tyler asked shocked.
“I know you don’t like me” Ronnie said. “You’re just trying to make up. I know you like that blonde girl”
“Who? Caroline?” Tyler asked, playing dumb. “Nah, we’re very close, but there’s nothing between us”
“Yeah, because someone’s too blind to see the signs” Ronnie said.
Ronnie rolled her eyes. “Honestly. Okay, you be a gentleman and pay the bill, please? I’m going to the bathroom” She walked to the restrooms. Tyler conjured some paper money and put it on the table when he heard someone coughing.
“Excuse me, sir. The black car outside is it yours?” a deputy asked.
“Depends” Tyler said frowning. “How many black cars did you see?”
“How about you come with me so you can point me your car and I’ll tell you if it’s the one I mean” the deputy suggested.
Tyler’s frown grew deeper. “You didn’t look at the license plate? Tell me you at least know what kind of car it was”
“Look, sir, it is not my intention to make a scene here, so how about you come with me. If it’s not your car that’s parked wrong there’s no problem” the deputy said.
“Fine” Tyler muttered and he grabbed his coat and followed the deputy outside.
Ronnie came out of the restrooms and noticed right away Tyler had left. She walked to the table with fierce steps, knowing everyone was looking at her. She grabbed her glass of wine, drank it to the bottom and smashed it on the table.