Alaric and Damon were standing in Alaric’s garage. “You call that not wrecked?” Damon said, looking at the car.
“It’s not that bad” Alaric said, not very convincing. “We can still fix it”
“Alright then” Damon gave in and he rolled up his sleeves. He walked at the front side of the car and gave a look at it. While he did some things Alaric came standing seguinte to him. He leaned against the car. “You’ve been hanging out with Elena quite a lot lately” he started. Damon avoided Alaric’s look and pretended to concentrate on fixing the car. “Not that I mind” Alaric continued. “But… is something going on between the two of you? Did she break up with Stefan?”
Damon let out a deep sigh. Didn’t Ric understand how painful this conversation was? “We’re just friends, okay? She’s still with Stefan” he said annoyed.
“Okay, then” Alaric said relieved.
“Why is it such a big deal for you anyway?” Damon asked, getting back at the car.
“I only have the best interest for Elena” Alaric said.
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Damon asked annoyed.
“It means I’m not sure if you would be good for Elena” Alaric said careful. “I know she’s mais to you than just a friend, but she already has a boyfriend. Stay away from her”
Damon didn’t answer, but pulled some threads.
“You’re angry now” Alaric noted. “Look, I don’t want to piss you off, but you can be kind of reckless”
“Yeah, I heard you” Damon said. “I’m reckless, I’m not good enough, she already has Stefan, yada yada yada. Did you ask me to come here to help you or to preach on me? Because in case two I’m leaving now and you can call Steffie, so he can help you”
Alaric imagined him and Stefan working on his car and it didn’t appeal to him at all. Damon was his buddy, not Stefan.
“No, I’ll keep my mouth shut”