“You sure you’re okay with this?”
Alaric had offered to live with Elena and Jeremy and they had accepted. “It’s not too weird or anything?”
“No, Ric, you’re mais than welcome” Jeremy said.
“What about you, Elena? Are you okay with it?” Alaric asked.
Elena was busy with her phone, so she didn’t hear Ric. “Eh, what? Yeah, sure, no problem”
“Who’re you taxing?” Jeremy asked.
“Damon” Elena said. “He won’t answer any of my calls, so I hope he’ll reply to my messages”
“He’s avoiding you?” Ric asked surprised.
“Seems like it” Elena said. “I don’t get it. Why doesn’t he want to talk to me? I thought we cleared everything up”
Jeremy left to open the door and let Caroline in.
“Hey” she said when she got into the kitchen.
“Hey” Elena said. “You want some coffee?”
“No” Caroline said. “I’m just here because I think you should know the hospital’s going to release Bonnie today”
“What? So soon?” Jeremy asked surprised.
“Yeah, her injury is healing a lot quicker than they expected” Caroline said. “Anyways, I thought I should tell you, so you wouldn’t walk into her unexpected”
“Does Damon know?” Elena asked. “He’d freak out if he came across her”
“The Boarding House would be my seguinte stop” Caroline said.
“Good” Elena said. “Caroline? While you’re there can you ask Damon to give me a call? I’ve been trying to reach him since morning, but he’s not picking up his phone and he won’t reply any of my messages”
“Sure, what’s going on? You’re not having a fight, have you?” Caroline asked.
Elena shook her head heavy. “No, not at all. That’s why I don’t understand why he won’t talk to me”
“Maybe’s he’s afraid to face you after what he tried to do last night” Jeremy tried to give a logical explanation.
“But I’m not holding that against him” Elena said frustrated. “He knows that. He should know that”
Caroline put her hand on Elena’s shoulder. “I’ll go talk to him”
And so she rushed to the Boarding House straight to the living room where she found Damon sitting on the couch, drinking Bourbon.
“Why are you dodging Elena’s phone calls?”
“Hello to you too” Damon said.
“Why are you dodging Elena’s phone calls?” Caroline repeated. “She wants to talk to you, why are you avoiding her? Has she done something wrong?”
“No” Damon said desperate. “I just don’t want to talk to her”
“Why not?” Caroline exclaimed.
“I don’t want to hear her say she wants to be friends” Damon said.
“What the hell are you talking about” Caroline said, completely lost.
“When I pick up that phone and listen to what she has to say, she will tell me that she thought she had a thing for me, but that she now realizes she only felt compassion for me”
Caroline shook her head heavy. “No, that’s not true. She doesn’t feel sorry for you. She loves you. I know she does”
Damon drank from his Bourbon. “She loves Stefan. She always has, right from the beginning. It’s always going to be Stefan, that’s what she said”
“That’s not fair, Damon” Caroline said. “And you know it. You won’t even give her a chance…You’re supposed to trust her mais than that”
“Are you done or was there something else?” Damon asked annoyed.
If Damon hadn’t asked her that pergunta Caroline might have forgotten the reason she was here in the first place.
“Eh, yeah, actually there is” she said now careful. “Bonnie will be out of the hospital today”
“Great” Damon said pissed.