23:49 PM, Gilbert Household - Elena's Bedroom:

I lay in my bed that night, thinking about Damon, obviously.

Our families knew that we're together, but no one else does, and for now, I'd like to keep it that way, for as long as I can. I'm actually dreading the day everyone finds out, not for what they will say, but for what they will do. The girls will wonder how I managed to snag him when they have been trying for the last three or so years, and then, as they always do when they want something they can't have, they try and ruin the experience for others, namely Damon and I.

I wasn't about to let that happen, and neither was he, so we were taking this relationship step by step, we knew pretty much everything about each other at this point, but there will always be things that we could still find out, and that's what we wanted to be, with the prying eyes of the towns people and our fellow classmates. Not that it was any of their business what we did or didn't do. It was like there was a huge age difference between us or anything like that, he was a year older than me, not a big deal.

The people of this town really need to start minding their own business and learn that the world doesn't revolve around they snarky comments and childish opinions. They need to grow up and pick on someone their own size, starting with the Mayor - Mrs. Lockwood. She and my mother had been friends for years, and now, for some reason, she thinks that she can but into my life and try to tell me where I'm going wrong. She has been trying to set me up with her son since I was fifteen years old with no luck so far, obviously.

She may be the Mayor of this little town -but she is, by far- the most hated women who ever did live here. She's only the Mayor because no one else wanted the job. I feel sorry for her family, they have to put up with her nonsense all the time. It's a shame, really. Her son and husband are very kind, friendly people.

"Baby, you feeling okay?"

"I'm fine, just sad is all." I turned onto my side. "I miss you. I wish you could have stayed over."

"I know, but I'll be there first thing in the morning."

"You promise?" I smile.

"We can spend the day together, just the two of us."

Damon would do anything and everything for me if I asked him to, we were the kind of couple you see in those cheesy Lifetime movies, the ones that were ready to live together, ready to get married and start their family. To be honest, I was ready for all of that.. I wanted to have all of that, but I would only have it, if I could have it with him. I would never want it with anyone, because no would would ever come close to him.

I'd never feel this way for anyone else.