|No One Ever Said It Would Be This Hard
Author: Future Memory PM
This is going to be mainly Stefan and Elena's story, but it will also include some other ships. It's an AU story where Stefan and Elena meet after she is introduced to vampire's world.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Elena G. & Stefan S. - Chapters: 34 - Words: 87,879 - Reviews: 284 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 07-09-12 - Published: 03-24-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7954316
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Hey guys, welcome to my new Stefan/Elena fan fiction that is going to be a little bit different than anything I wrote before. The other day, I was rewatching Haunted, and at one point while Stefan and Elena were sitting and talking on her porch, she says she wishes she can forget it all, that she wishes she had never met him. So I started to think, what if they haven't met when they did? What would their lives be like? What kind of people would they be? So I decided to write a fan fiction where they meet after certain things have happened, like Elena already being aware of the existence of the vampires. In order to write it like that, I had to change some things. Like Elene is not going to be a doppelganger, and her parent's car crash will play out differently. Well, I hope you'll enjoy it, have fun reading and please review!
It was a quiet night in Msytic Falls. Quiet Sunday night, which meant you can find every high school student in the Grill, blowing out steam before the beginning of a new week. Elena and Bonnie were by the pool table, more talking about guys who came through the door and laughed at half drunk girls who were trying to much, than actually playing the game.
„Hey, check out those two" – Bonnie said and insensibly pointed to the two guys that were sitting by the table across them. One looked older than them. He had a black hair and dark, deep eyes that were undressing couple of those drunk girls by the bar. Both Bonnie and Elena knew his type. He played hard to get, but all he needed was love. He craved for it more than anyone, but was too scared to admit it because of the fear of a rejection. Bonnie was always saying it's better to keep a distance from those guys, but even she couldn't deny how attractive this one was. There was something interesting about the way his eyes moved. The other one looked like he was their age, he had a light brown hair, and from time to time his eyes smiled. He wasn't too interested in the girls like the other guy was, but he glanced in their direction few times. They were both drinking and tapping their foot under the table as the rhythm of the song carried them.
„Vampires?" – Elena whispered to her.
„I think so, they look cocky enough" – Bonnie laughed. Elena had no choice but laugh after her. Everyone hated vampires. Well, everyone who knew about their existence. People who knew the true cause of deaths around the town, and who didn't buy the story about wild animals attacking people in the middle of the town. But no one hated vampires more than Bonnie. Bonnie tried to explain to Elena that it's normal for witches to hate vampires, and than vampires are not fond of witches either. From the beginning of time witches were slaves to vampires, and Bonnie always said she would rather die than to serve someone so evil.
„Do you want to have fun?" – Elena asked with a big smile on her face. Her face brightened Bonnie's face too.
„What did you have in mind?"
Stefan was sitting by the table in the restaurant in his home town. It's been a while since he was in Mystic Falls. Few decades, actually. He was drinking scotch, nervously tapping with his foot under the table and watched bunch of hormonal teens trying to get in each others pants. He glanced at his brother for few times who seemed to enjoy the view. He was smirking devilishly at two girls who were standing by the bar. Stefan was convinced he's not going to go after them, they were below Damon. They were an easy catch, something a young vampire would jump on first chance he gets. Damon liked a challenge.
„Those two girls are eating us with their eyes" – Damon bumped Stefan with his hand and pointed with his eyes to the two girls by the pool table. Stefan looked at the two girls who were clearly staring at them and playfully laughing. First girl was a short girl with dark skin, dark brown hair and big eyes. Stefan wondered how he hadn't noticed those big eyes on him before. Second girl was a little bit taller than her friend, with milky skin, long brown hair that was falling all over her back and a smile that made him want to smile too. He controlled himself, though.
„What are you thinking?" – Stefan asked. He knew her brother too well. He wouldn't show him those girls if he didn't want something from them. Sex or a bite on the neck. Sometimes both.
„I'm not thinking anything, brother" – Damon smirked at him. „What are you thinking?"
Stefan smiled back at him. „You want to have fun with them?" – Stefan asked while glancing at the girls.
„Yes, but that one doesn't look like much fun" – he pointed at the girl with the long brown hair. „The other one.. well, I could have fun with the other one" – Damon kept on smirking. Stefan didn't know what Damon was thinking, be he could keep on guessing. In that moment, the girl with long brown hair and bright smile headed to the front door.
„Fine" – Stefan took another sip of the scotch. „I'll have that one" – he got up from the chair and headed after the girl. „And Damon, there will be no killing" – Stefan pointed a finger at him, like he's warning him.
Damon smiled. „Your game, your rules, brother."
Stefan got out from the restaurant, and saw the girl walking all by herself through an empty parking lot. There was something about the way she moved. She did it so graciously. Stefan hurried to catch up with her.
Elena could feel cold wind on her back, and when she thought she felt someone's warm breath on her neck, she instantly turned around. But there wasn't anyone behind her. When she turned back, there was a guy standing in front of her.
„Has anyone ever told you how beautiful you look, especially under the moonlight" – Stefan told her while looking in her eyes. At first, he could see a hint of fear and surprise in her eyes, but as soon as she studied him, those emotions were gone. She looked back at him and burst into laughter. „What's funny?" – he felt irritated. No one has laughed at him when he gave them a compliment. Especially not a girl.
„Nothing" – she cleared her throat. „But that was incredibly cheesy" – she bumped into his shoulder with hers and walked past him. Stefan didn't know how to react. She was supposed to take the compliment, melt into his eyes and his boyish charm he was able to keep for the whole eternity, then he would take a sip from the neck and she wouldn't remember anything the next day. But she laughed at him, right into his face. He wasn't used to that.
„You're not used to taking compliments?" – he shouted and ran after her. He was interested in her. He was interested in the girl who had enough decency to laugh at his face.
„I am" – she seemed a little offended when he finally catched up with her. „But I think Shakespearean sonnets about moonlight virgins with a glowy skin and eyes that reflect their souls are a little bit out of our time" – she finally stopped walking when he stood in front of her.
He smiled. He had a nice smile, she thought to herself. „Okay, maybe my approach was.. wrong. How about this. I'm Stefan" – he stretched out his hand to her.
Stefan, she repeated in her head. That sounds old. „Elena" – she shook his hand. They were standing in front of each other for few minutes, but then the silence became awkward as they kept looking each other right in the eyes. Elena started feeling irritated to she started walking.
„Where are you headed to?" – he asked playfully, which irritated her more. Why was he nice to her? He should attack her, and she should put a stake through his heart. Simple as that. He should not talk to her, he should be biting her. Or trying to bite her. When she didn't answer him, he asked the same question again.
„Okay, can we stop pretending I don't know you're a vampire and that you don't want to drink every drop of blood from my body" – her irritation finally reached maximum, and she couldn't keep her tongue behind her teeth no more. He looked confused. And he was. He had no idea how could she possibly now he's a vampire, but he knew there's no point in hiding it. She seemed pretty sure she knows what she's talking about.
„Now what?" – he asked.
„Now I kill you" – she seemed pretty confident. He watched her as she was slowly pulling the stake out from the back of her pants.
Stefan laughed out loud. „You really think you can kill me?"
„Yes" – she said. There was no fear in her eyes. To him, it seemed like she's numb to fear. Numb to pain as well. He didn't understand how someone who looks so vulnerable can be so fearless. How can an 18 year old girl be standing in front of a vampire with a stake in her hands, being sure she can kill him?
„Give it a try then" – he said with a smirk on his face. She was surprised, but only for a moment. She didn't want him to see how surprised she was, so she didn't hesitate, not even for a moment. She raised the stake, and when she was ready to put it in his heart, he grabbed her hand. But he did it gently, like he didn't want to hurt her.
„You're never going to kill a vampire like that. Not the one that has a brain, at least" – he smiled at her.
„I should assume you have a brain, then?" – she didn't want to show him how disappointed she was because she failed to kill him.
He laughed and let go of her hand. „Give it another try."
Elena was surprised, but yet again, she didn't hesitate. She tried to stake him again, but this time, as soon as she raised the hand in which the stake was in, she could feel his hands around her waist. He twirled her and pulled her back to him. She wasn't facing him anymore, now her back was pressing to his chest. Her heart was beating wildly, but she didn't make a move. She didn't even make a sound. She wasn't feeling so fearless anymore. His hands were still around her waist, and she could feel how firm his body is while she was pressing next to him. He reached for her hand, took the stake from it and threw it on the ground. She could hear his face vamping out in the silence of the night. No one was around. She could scream, but that way, he would only kill her faster. Plus, probably no one would hear her scream. When she heard him growling, her body started tremoring. She knew the next step is his fangs on her neck, piercing through her skin. So she closed her eyes, that's the least she could do. She's not going to give him the satisfaction of seeing fear or pain in her eyes while he's killing her. But when she closed her eyes, she could feel him letting go of her waist.
„What are you doing?" – he asked.
When she couldn't feel his hands on her, or his chest on her back, she opened on eye, then the other and turned around. She saw him standing there with her stake in his hands.
„You're not going to kill me?" – she asked surprised. She was relieved, though.
Stefan laughed. „No, I don't kill pretty little things like you" – he made one step closer to her. „You should practice more" – he stretched out his hand and gave her her stake back. She grabbed the stake from his hands, but she didn't know what to say.
And when they thought the silence will become awkward, they could hear the front door of the restaurant slamming, and then they could hear someone's screams. Stefan noticed his brother squirming on the ground with his hands on his head, screaming. Bonnie was above him, with his hands stretched out.
„I see your friend met my brother" – Stefan said while giggling. Elena looked at him, but he kept looking in the direction where his brother was laying on the ground, trying to scream stop. „Can you ask her to stop?" – Stefan asked nicely before running in their direction. Elena ran after him.
„Bonnie, stop" – she said, half asking, half ordering her. Bonnie raised her look at Elena, and when her eyes met Elena's, she pulled her hands back and Damon stopped screaming. Stefan gave him a hand to help him get up. Elena crossed to Bonnie's side.
„Why did my brother do to piss you off this much?" – Stefan smiled at her while pulling Damon back up.
„He was suggesting inappropriate things to me" – Bonnie said through her teeth. Elena giggled. She knew Bonnie is a little bit close minded when it comes to boys and how they handle their hormones around her. So she could only imagine how furious she got when a vampire wanted to stick his tongue in her mouth.
„I was merely.." – Damon started talking but Stefan gave him a bump with his elbow, and Bonnie looked judgmentally at him. Stefan could assume his brother is going to do something like this. When he didn't want to feed of girls, he wanted to sleep with them. It was only a matter of time when one of them is not going to like his approach or choice of words. It's her luck she's a witch, because Damon doesn't like taking no for an answer.
„We're going to leave you two alone now" – Stefan said while holding his hand around Damon's. „But we're staying in the house on the edge of the town, if you ever want to finish that practice. I'd love to see you in a top and shorts" – Stefan winked at Elena. That house was empty as long as Elena could remember, and now she knew why.
„Or if you want to try any of those things I suggested" – Damon looked at Bonnie, but Stefan pulled him away before he got another chance to say something that will piss her off. Bonnie was irritated, but she had to smile at the cockiness of that vampire.
Bonnie and Elena watched those two walk away, and when Bonnie was convinced they can't hear them anymore, she looked at Elena.
„What kind of a practice?" – she smiled at Elena.
„Oh shut up" – she bumped into her shoulder with hers. She knew what Bonnie was thinking. „I'll tell you everything about it on the way home."