|Little Red Riding Salvatore
Author: rocketstar PM
Scarlett Salvatore wasn't raised like normal little girls. She grew up knowing that things do go bump in the night, that there were monsters under her bed and most importantly; two of her uncles were vampires and that she had to keep the family secret.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Family - Stefan S. & Damon S. - Chapters: 97 - Words: 221,386 - Reviews: 489 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 201 - Updated: 05-22-13 - Published: 04-18-12 - id: 8036617
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Thanks for all the reviews! A bit of bad news for you all, there won't be any new chapters for a week or two as i'm going to visit some family and then moving into my own flat and i have to get the internet installed and i don't know when that will be so to tide you over i did this really long chapter and despite the fact i won't have internet for while i'll continue to write so when i do get the internet at my new flat i'll have lots of chapters to post! i promise the moment my internet is up and running there will be a chapter so don't think i've abandoned this story because i haven't! i'll be back xx
"I really don't see why we have to keep doing this." Scarlett said with a sigh as she held out her good hand in front of Damon as get some of her pain medication. Damon was keeping it under lock and key and anytime Scarlett needed it she had to come and find him much to her annoyance. They were her pills not his and just because she couldn't open them because of that damn child proof cap it didn't mean she couldn't look after them and just ask Damon to open it when she needed them.
"Red need I remind you that you tried to kill yourself a couple of months ago by swallowing a whole bunch of pills with some scotch so for that reason I'm keeping a hold of these pills... now swallow the damn pills and have some water." Damon stated putting the pills in Scarlett's hand.
Sighing Scarlett took the pills from Damon's hand, put it in her mouth and swallowed it with some water before rolling her eyes. "Firstly that wasn't my fault as you drove me to it and secondly it clearly didn't succeeded as I'm standing here arguing with you about it Uncle Damon so sing another song, will ya? Uncle Stefan back me up here."
Stefan looked away briefly from where he was boarding up the windows after last nights little escapades, there was big storm rolling over town and since they were missing one window it kind of needed to be boarded up until it was fixed. "Damon hand the pills over Scarlett isn't exactly a child anymore, she'll be eighteen this year."
"And to think I was convinced you'd take my side in this considering that you were the one who saved our 'disturbed' niece from near death but I'm not handing them over. She's a minor and I'm the adult here and until Scarlett is as old as me then I'm in charge." Damon quipped as he made his way over to Stefan, snatching the hammer out of his brother's hand before taking over the boarding up of the window job.
"As old as you? You know that is never going to happen given that you're a very senior citizen and I don't intend on ever becoming a vampire. I'll never be as old as you Uncle Damon!" Scarlett couldn't help but point out.
"Exactly so either way I'll win." Damon gloated and Scarlett just rolled his eyes before looking at Stefan who just shrugged his shoulders and carried on with what he was doing. And the three of them all stood there in silence until Elena walked into the library.
"Hey… Sorry I'm so late, the weather outside is just terrible and really difficult to drive in…"Elena explained until she caught sight of Scarlett and let out a loud gasp no doubt because of the sling and the stitches. "Oh my god Scarlett… look at you! The vampires last night did that to you? When Stefan said that they had hurt you I didn't think it would be this bad…"
"It's not as bad as it looks, doctors checked me out with a couple of x-rays and they said I'm fine or I will; be and they popped my shoulder back in and sent me on my way with some pain meds. I more annoyed about the fact that those vampires had the nerve to come into my house and cause a scene…" Scarlett said using her good arm to motion to the library, most of the mess of last night had been cleared away but Scarlett was till annoyed about it.
"Exactly! I say we go to Pearl's bust down the door and annihilate the idiot that attacked us last night, we make them pay for that and then we kill him for hurting Red. As it's one thing going after the two of us but it's another thing going after Red. He needs to know that she is off limits and killing him makes that point pretty clear." Damon suggested.
"Yeah… I get that your mad because Scarlett was attacked and so am I but we go and then what? We turn to the rest of the house of vampires and say 'Oops. Sorry?'" Stefan said.
Elena sighed. "I can't believe you made a deal with her."
"It was more like a helpful exchange of information and it's not like I had a choice. She's… scary. Besides she's going to help me get Katherine back.
Scarlett and Stefan watched as Elena and Damon started bickering about Damon and how selfish he was and eventually it turned to what was really bothering Elena. The fact that Damon turned Elena's birth mother Isobel into a vampire. Scarlett personally didn't see why Elena was so annoyed at this, at least she wasn't dead unlike Great Grandpa Joseph or Uncle Zach. But then again Elena was a Gilbert and they had a tendency or rather a flair of being overdramatic. "Please, do something about this…" Scarlett murmured.
Nodding Stefan stepped in. "This isn't being very productive, we're going to figure out a way to deal with Pearl and the vampires… Yeah?"
"Sure, whatever… " Scarlett murmured as waved her good hand in a frivolous manner and walked out of the library, she could feel those pain killers starting to kick in so she went back into the living room and ended up sitting down on the floor leaning against the wall with her eyes shut. God those pills were strong as even with her eyes shut Scarlett felt very weird but oddly not in that much pain anymore. Scarlett was sitting there for god knows how long, all she knew was that she'd fall back asleep at the rate that she was at until she felt a gentle shake of her knee.
"Scarlett?" Wearily opening one of her eyes Scarlett looked to see that it was Stefan, who was kneeling down and looking at her with a rather concerned look on his face. "You okay? You don't look too good kiddo…"
"Those pain meds are kicking in and I feel really drowsy and I was going to take a nap but everything was starting to get hazy and spiny so I sat down and I just don't know…" Scarlett quietly murmured.
"You need some fresh air, here… take my hand, I'm going into the woods to do some hunting so we can walk together for a bit until you fell a bit better…" Stefan said holding his hand out to Scarlett and after a moment she took his hand and the two of them both stood up. Stefan had to help Scarlett into her jacket and adjust her sling for her and after grabbing an umbrella the two of them set out for their little walk in the woods. "Are you in a lot of pain?"
"Yeah, I guess… it's weird to explain. The pain is kind of constant but the medication is good when it's not making me feel drowsy but then I'm trying to adjust to it all, the whole keeping my arm still and not move it is more difficult than I first thought… it's my right arm which means I can't write and I definitely can't drive. Took me twice as long to get dressed then it usually does. Pain is a bit of an understatement…" Scarlett wearily replied.
"Well you know Damon and I are here for you and when I say Damon and I we both know I really mean myself. Whatever you need, don't be afraid to ask." Stefan joked and the two of them laughed. This walk through the woods was starting to do Scarlett some good as her mind was starting to become clearer.
"Uncle Damon's not too bad, you just have to look behind the sarcasm, narcissism, arrogance and cold exterior that he surrounds himself with…" Scarlett began until she noticed Stefan stopping in his tracks. "Uncle Stefan?"
"Stay very still Scarlett, someone's here…"
Looking around there was nothing to suggest that anything was wrong but then Scarlett saw something from the corner of her eye and then Scarlett blinked. It couldn't have been a millisecond but then three men no doubt vampires suddenly surrounded them and one of them Scarlett recognized as the intruder from last night and she could only watch as he stabbed Stefan in the chest. As she watched her Uncle fall to the ground Scarlett took a few steps back until she bumped into something and saw it was the two other vampires.
"Well, well… I try to hunt down one little Salvatore to capture and lo and behold I catch two."
That was the last thing Scarlett remembered.
When she finally woke up Scarlett had to blink several times for her eyes to focus and even then everything was still mystery to her, she was in some kind of basement which was cluttered with an assortment of stuff but as Scarlett gazed around she saw Stefan with his hands tied up and hanging a pole, screaming in pain as a man used a knife to cut deep within his chest. "Uncle Stefan…"
"Well it looks like sleeping beauty is finally awake." The vampire from last night said as he made his way over to Scarlett and ripped her sling off her arm. "The littlest Salvatore, a tiny pathetic human girl…
"Fredrick she's just a kid! A human kid!" The African American vampire said.
"She's a Salvatore Harper! We're getting our revenge on him and the girl then the brother and anyone else that get's in our way." Fredrick yelled as he lifted his foot and kicked Scarlett squarely in her shoulder and she screamed out in pain at the impact as the pain medication she had taken earlier had worn off and her shoulder had just been dislocated yet again in under twenty four hours.
"This isn't right!" the vampire named Harper yelled out as he grabbed Fredrick and Scarlett gripped her arm and supported it as best she could whilst quietly sobbing.
"You're gonna want to let go of me!" Fredrick yelled.
Harper shook his head. "Miss Pearl will be home soon."
"Miss Pearl is no longer in charge." Fredrick said before turning to the other vampires in the room and motioning to them to go after Harper. "Tie him up! And then stake him down! Then we're going to make the two Salvatore's watch as torture each of them, make them plead for their life until they beg and then we'll kill them."
It seemed like whoever this vampire Fredrick was really had it for her because it soon became apparent to Scarlett that she was probably going to die in this room. Scarlett was convinced she was going to pass out from the pain because she had been slapped god knows how many times when she shut her eyes when Fredrick continued to torture Stefan with vervain and she couldn't bare too watch it anymore. Stefan on the other hand seemed to be doing a lot better in certain terms, provoking Fredrick in order to distract them from hurting her again and using her injured arm to inflict as much pain on her as possible. Time seemed to go slowly until something distracted Fredrick and he and the other's left.
-"S-Scarlett… Are you okay?" Stefan asked breathing in heavily and Scarlett just nodded as she was in too much pain to do anything else and after that Stefan turned his attention to Harper. "Uhh… Thank you for trying to help us."
"They just needed somebody to blame, someone to punish." Harper said in an attempt to explain only to be interrupted when the cellar door opened and in walked Damon and Elena.
"Elena… You shouldn't be here…" Stefan murmured.
"She was supposed to stay in the car." Damon replied as he made his way to kill Harper with one stake to the heart.
"Unh! No… No. No. Not him…" Scarlet wearily said.
"Jesus Red, look at you…" Damon said as he crouched down beside Scarlett and let his fingers touch her cheek before his eyes noticed her sling a couple of yards away and then his eyes quickly darted over to her arm and then Damon looked at her. Scarlett could tell by the look in his eyes that he realized what they had done. "I-I'm gonna kill every single person in this house, don't you worry but first we got to deal with you and your arm again."
"H-Help U-Uncle Stefan first, I'm fine…" Scarlett lied trying her hardest not to bite down on her lip and make it obvious how much pain she was currently in at the moment. Stefan had taken the brunt of it and so Scarlett knew he was worse off than her.
"Okay…" Damon said after a moment and he and Elena then proceeded to release Stefan from the ropes that he had been bond with that just so happened to contain vervain. They even released Harper before Damon turned to Elena who was helping Stefan to stand. "Can you get him to the car?"
"Yeah." Elena replied.
"All right, go." Damon stated.
"What about you?"
"You rescue, I'll distract now go." Damon said and after a few moments Elena and Stefan left the room and Damon made his way back over to Scarlett and took her good hand in his and squeezed it. "Red I am going to have to pop your arm back in, it's going to hurt more than it did at the hospital but I'll be as gentle as I can but you have to be quiet."
"I know, just do it." Scarlett quietly replied.
I'll do it on 3, so 1….2." Damon began but after he had said two he moved so fast and popped Scarlett's arm back in but it wasn't quick enough as Scarlett was in a excruciating amount of pain and ended up causing her lip to bleed as she bit down on it in order to stop screaming. After that Damon slid the sling back over Scarlett and secured her arm once again. "Red can you walk?"
Scarlett feebly nodded as she took several deep r. "Yeah, I just need a moment tosort myself out."
"Okay, I need to go deal with these other vampires so you need to get of here quickly, get to the door and at the bottom of the road is my car, Elena and Stefan should be there already." Damon told.
"F-Fre…" Scarlett began. "Fredrick…"
"H-He's the one reasonable, the one who attacked us here and at the house." Scarlett explained and nodding Damon left to go upstairs. It took Scarlett a few minutes to gather her strength but when she did Scarlett manage to get out of the cellar and back up into the house where things went to fast for her to understand. The only thing she could remember was stumbling into Damon and Mr. Saltzman in all the confusion and then Scarlett's legs gave way
"I've got her." Mr. Saltzman said scooping Scarlett up and wrapping her left arm around his neck to carry her and to avoid her bad shoulder. Scarlett seemed to become more alert the less energy she used and as the three of them went to the door two female vampire both walked in; Anna and Pearl.
"What's going on here? What did you do?" Pearl demanded to know.
"Me? Your merry little band of vampires spent the day torturing my brother and my human niece… Take a look at her, that Fredrick guy dislocated the shoulder that his little female dislocated for my niece only yesterday. My niece did not look like this until your little coven started going wild." Damon said in a scathing tone of voice.
"Trust me the parties responsible for this will be dealt with…"
Scarlett zoned out after this and the next time she 'zoned' in she was back in her room at the boarding house lying on her bed and Damon was sitting at the bottom of the bed. When he noticed that she was awake he handed over two pills to Scarlett which she gratefully took. "Uncle Damon…"
"You need to get some rest kiddo, once you and Stefan are feeling better than we'll talk about what happened. But right now you look like need some sleep Red." Damon warned.
"I thought I was going to die today. I thought both Uncle Stefan and I were going to be killed but you came and you saved us. So thank you Uncle Damon." Scarlett said and pain meds ot no pain meds it was probably the most sincerest thing that she had ever said in her entire life and it was most likely true as Scarlett preferred sarcasm to sincerity
"It's what I'm here for Red…"