Elena, Jeremy and Ric were sitting at the cozinha mesa, tabela having dinner. Well, Jeremy was eating. Elena was stirring in her comida and Alaric was looking at her.
“If you wanted mashed potatoes you could’ve asked” he said. Elena looked up distracted. “What? No, it’s good. It’s really nice” she said.
“How would you know?” Alaric asked. “You didn’t eat yet”
“It looks really nice” Elena said shrugging.
“If you’re not hungry, that’s fine” Alaric said. “You don’t have to eat. But if there’s something else, I want you to tell me”
Elena looked down at her plate, not sure how she’d express herself. “Is there any possibility that he didn’t mean to?”
Ric sighed. Of course.
“Derek said he stopped drinking blood” Elena said careful.
“You can always try to call him” Alaric suggested.
“I don’t know. He might think everything’s okay again and it’s not” Elena said a little reluctant.
“I can call him” Alaric said. Elena frowned, but then nodded. “Yeah, alright”
Alaric conjured his phone and dialed Damon’s number.
“What?” Damon mumbled.
“Damon, how you doing?” Ric asked.
“Peeeerrrrfect” Damon said unclear.
“Have you been drinking?” Ric frowned.
“Nope” Damon said. “Well, I had one drink, but I didn’t really want to. Katherine forced me to drink”
“I could come over tonight” Alaric said. “Hang on…Elena, are you okay?”
Elena grabbed the table. She had gotten up and lost her balance.
“What’s going on?” Damon asked worried. “Something with Elena?”
“Eh, yeah, she got a little dizzy” Alaric said.
“She should go to bed” Damon said. “And she has to eat properly”
“I’ll tell her” Alaric said.
Elena rocked back and forth.
“Elena, sit down” Alaric said. Elena wanted to take his advice, but missed the chair and dropped on the ground. “Elena!”
“Ric! What’s happening?” Damon said sharp.
Alaric ran to Elena and bent on his knees. “Elena? Wake up, sweetie”
“Elena, wake up!” Jeremy said.
“Ric?” Damon asked scared.
“Damon, I have to go”
“What’s wrong with Elena?” Damon insisted.
“She…she fainted” Alaric said. “I’m bringing her to the hospital”
“I’ll meet you there” Damon said.
Alaric remembered what Elena had said a few minutos atrás and though he couldn’t make sure he didn’t want to take any chance.
“No, stay there” he said sharp. “There’s nothing you can do. If anything you could upset her and make things worse.”
But Damon had already hung up.
Alaric lifted Elena in his arms and Jeremy opened the door and helped him lay Elena in the backseat. Ric placed himself behind the wheel and Jeremy seguinte to him and he pushed the accelerator.