12:34 PM, lunch period - Mystic Falls High:

"But Elena..-" Her friend whined.

"Caroline, you know I can't go out tonight. My parent's want me to keep an eye on Jeremy, they're going to Atlanta for a long weekend." I said, crossing my arms.

"But we haven't hung out in over a month, I miss you." The blonde girl pouted.

I shook my head "My dads already booked the time off work, it took him months just to get Friday and Monday off. I can't cancel on them now, I promised them I would do this." I sigh, "You know they haven't had any time away in the last four years."

"Fine." She huffed, stomping her foot. "Wait, what if I come round? We can have a girly night while your brother plays his stupid video games.." Her eyes were trying to be persuasive, but it just was not working. This girl was used to always getting her way, it worked with everyone, except Elena.

"I can't, I'm not allowed to have anyone over while they're away. Something about making sure Jeremy doesn't go anywhere.. You know what he's been like lately, with the whole Anna thing." I told her, not budging one bit. "He isn't allowed out of the house, my parent's don't want him hanging around with her, they think she's a bad influence."


"Caroling, I can't go out and no one can come over."

"But Jeremy won't tell them, you know he won't." She attempted to glare at me, but that didn't work either.

"Caroline, the answer is no." I growled, she was really starting to annoy me now.

"I can come over when he's gone to bed, he won't even know I'm there." She tried yet again.

"Caroline." I waved my hand in her face, but she still wasn't paying any attention to me.

Sometimes she could be so self-centered. She hardly ever paid attention to anyone but herself.

"Patience Elena, I'm planning our girly weekend." She went on as if I hadn't said anything.

"For fucks sake, Caroline, the answer is no. You, and anyone else that we know, are not allowed to come round to my house this weekend." She attempted to interrupt me again, but I wasn't having any of it. "And that's the end of it, you understand?" I shouted, it was the only way she would listen.

The truth was, I didn't want her there. At least not this weekend, Jeremy was going over to Matt's and staying the night. I, on the other hand, was having some company, of the private kind. If you catch my drift. Jeremy wasn't going to say anything, we'd already had a talk about it, if Caroline called either of them, they would pretend to be busy, Jeremy would say he was hidden away in his room and Matt would be working on his truck or something.

The only reason I was doing this was because she was starting to be a little, alright extremely, overbearing. She liked to think she was in control of all of us, Stefan's older and much hotter brother, included. I was amazed at the lengths she would go just to make us do what she wanted. She wasn't anything like the girl I had met in kindergarten, she had completely changed and I don't know why.

I didn't want to be her friend anymore, we hardly spent any time together anymore and it didn't bother me one bit. I could care less if we spent time together, she wasn't a very good friend, and to be honest, she had turn into a complete bitch. She had cheated on Matt when they were together with some guy called Mason, who, it turns out, was our friend Tyler's uncle.

She stood there with her mouth hanging open, catching flies. She seemed shocked that someone had finally stood up to me, that someone had told her no. She wasn't used to hearing that word. I couldn't deal with this anymore, so I stood up and walked away from her before I did, or said, something I would regret later on.