Morning came in, but Elena was too tired to get up. It had been 4 am when she had fallen asleep and even then it was a restless night. However she felt a sudden weight on her kama and a shadow covering her face.
She opened her eyes and stared in Damon’s face. She was awake right away. She sat up and threw her arms around Damon.
“You’re alive!” she cried. She held onto him like she would never let go.
“Yeah, some cop helped me” Damon said. “I had to compel him, though. He wanted me to go to the hospital”
“I wanted to go find you” Elena said, letting go of Damon. “But Stefan wouldn’t let me. What is wrong with everyone? Bonnie hexes me, Caroline tries to set you with Bonnie, Stefan tries to kill you. Why are they all pagganap like this?”
“They’re crazy” Damon explained, helping Elena out of bed.
“I guess so” Elena laughed and she put on her dressing-gown. Damon took her hand and escorted her downstairs to the kusina where they found Stefan and… Caroline and Bonnie. Elena freed herself from Damon and walked to Bonnie. She raised her hand and slapped the girl. Bonnie stared at her shocked. “Damon told me what you’ve done to me” Elena said. “How could you?”
But Bonnie was too shocked to answer. Elena walked back to Damon, Stefan’s eyes pinched in her back.
Caroline came forward. “Look, let’s try to forget what happened” she started.
Damon shook his head. “Forget what happened? Do you have any idea of what she’s done?” he sinabi trembling. Bonnie shot him a threatening glance.
“Geez, Damon, she tried to go on a petsa with you. Get over yourself” Caroline exclaimed. Damon looked away, angry, but no one seemed to notice, except Elena. “He’s not in pag-ibig with you” she sinabi to Bonnie. “Get it in your head already”
“Okaaayyy” Caroline sinabi as if the last few sentences hadn’t been spoken. “I was thinking of throwing a party at the Grill”
“I’m not in the mood for partying” Damon said.
“Oh, come on!” Caroline said. “It will be good for all of us. It will wash away the dirty days we’ve had lately and Elena never had a real birthday. She’s 18, she should have us throw a party for her”
Damon looked at Elena. “If you want it, I’ll do it”
Elena looked at the rest of the gang. Caroline vowed her hands. “Please, Elena? Pretty, pretty pleeeaasse?”
Elena rolled her eyes. “Alright then” she gave in.
“Yesss!” Caroline triumphed. She grabbed Bonnies hand. “Come on, let’s go. Elena, we’ll come back in a few hours. Then we can have lunch and go shopping”
“Why do we have to go shopping?” Elena asked confused.
“Because it’s fun” Caroline sinabi obvious. “And because we need new outfits for tonight” she winked. She walked out of the kitchen, dragging Bonnie along, leaving Damon, Elena and Stefan with each other.
After a long silence Stefan said: “I’m sorry. Both of you. I shouldn’t have stabbed you, Damon. And I shouldn’t have locked you up. I…I don’t know what I was doing. I had too much blood. I know it’s a lame excuse, and it doesn’t make it right. I just…I hope the two of you can give me another chance”
“I’m going to get dressed” Elena sinabi and she turned around.