Run, that’s all he could think about. He had to run before she would catch up with him. And as he ran, he felt the aching coming back. His back started burning again, his head bounced and with every step he took it was as if thousand needles stung in his feet. But he had to keep running, for he had to stay ahead of her.
A few yards further he heard two voices argue. He recognized the voices. He wouldn’t count on the male one, but the girl would listen to him, she would understand, help him.
“Elena, wait!” Stefan yelled. After his proposal she had jumped out of the car and ran away.
“I don’t believe you, Stefan! Asking me to marry you? In case Du hadn’t noticed, I’m not myself right now, I can’t make a decision like that. And even if I would be myself I still couldn’t. I’m freaking 18, I don’t want to be committed, not to Du oder anyone else for that matter” Elena shouted angry.
“Elena! Just stand still, already! We can talk about it!” Stefan yelled back desperate.
“Why? Du seem to have planned it all out for the two of us” Elena fired.
Stefan caught up with her and flashed in front of her. “I’m sorry” he quickly said. “I should’ve known better than to drop such a bombshell on you. But like I said, I don’t want to lose you” he took Elena’s hands in his and looked her in the eyes. “You don’t have to answer me right now, but can Du promise me to consider it?”
Elena didn’t have to answer that, for someone collided to her. She turned around and even in the shadows of the leaves she could see the fear on Damon’s face. It was so present she could actually feel the fear.
“Damon?” was all she sagte with a small voice.
“Help me” Damon sagte scared to death.
“What’s going on?” Stefan asked.
“She’s coming for me” Damon said.
“Who is?” Stefan asked, but Elena remembered how afraid Damon had been after he had saved her from Amber.
He took her arms and gently pushed her away. She looked at him, not understanding. “Don’t come too close” he said. He wasn’t angry, he was scared. “Damon?” Elena asked concerned. “She’s coming” Damon said. “Who’s coming?” Elena asked. She came closer to him again and hooked her arm in his. Damon nodded ahead of him. Elena turned around. “Bonnie!” Even Mehr confused she looked from Damon to Bonnie. Could it be true? Was Damon, the man that saved her life, afraid of her best friend who wouldn’t hurt a fly?
Bonnie pierced her eyes into Damon’s and Damon grabbed his head. He almost Lost his balance, but Elena gripped his arm and helped him stand on his feet.
“Bonnie” she said.
“But she’s not here right now” Stefan sagte confused. “You don’t have to worry”
Damon shook his head heavily and he pierced his stare into Elena’s. “You don’t understand. She is with me all the time”
Stefan looked around, but Elena kept her eyes on Damon.
“I don’t understand, but Du have to go hide” Stefan said. “We’ll keep Bonnie away from you” Elena leaned to Damon and gave him a soft KISS on the cheek. “Everything will be okay” she whispered. “I promise you”
“Go!” Stefan sagte and Damon reluctantly jerked his eyes off Elena and started running again.