"You obviously still care about him, Elena!" Damon shouted angrily throwing his bourbon glass into the fire making the flame grow.

"I don't know how many times I have to tell you this." Elena's mouth was angled downward in an angry frown. "I chose you." Elena ran her fingers through her hair. "Not Stefan."

"Then why in the hell were you in his room with him Elena? I'm not stupid okay?"

"No actually. You are." She pushed him. "If you don't trust me, Damon, then what's the point?"

Damon threw his hands up in the air. "Nothing I guess!"

Elena shook her head and ripped her necklace off that he had given her on their anniversary and threw it against him. "You're a child."

"This isn't anything new, Elena. I haven't changed since the day we met." He spat bitterly.

"And I guess that's the problem, isn't it? You haven't changed, and you refuse to." Elena grabbed her leather jacket and shoved her arms into it. She could hear thunder boom in the distance, almost as if the sky was as angry with the world as they were with each other.

"I tried to tell you, I'm bad Elena, I'm so bad for you."

"Yeah, you're an ass I get it." She said rolling her eyes, she shook her wavy hair out from inside of her coat. "I'm going to Caroline's for the night."

"You sure you don't want to go to back to Stefan's room?" Damon said his lip curling up.

"Fuck off, Damon." Elena said pain in her voice as she slammed the front door shut. The air was crisp and she started to walk, she was trying to calm down because she had no real intention of going to Caroline's house and listen to her tell Elena to break up with Damon, because that wasn't an option. Not really. They had fights like this a lot, but they could never stay apart, their pull was too strong.

Stefan walked down the stairs into the living room, looking at Damon.

"I hope you're happy, hero hair." Damon snapped at Stefan.

"You're a dumbass." Stefan said simply.

"Yeah why's that?" Damon challenged waiting for a fight.

"Because of this." Stefan said tossing a notebook at Damon.

"What is this?"

"Just read it, man." Stefan said shaking his head.

Damon took the notebook from Stefan and looked at the notebook, on the page in purple ink were words, her words.

Things we need for Damon's surprise birthday party:

1.LOTS of bourbon. J


2. Dancers, burlesque. Aka. Classy strippers.

3.Food, steak bites.

4.Music, but NO POP!

Damon felt like an ass, a complete ass. He ran out into the yard. "Elena!" He shouted, he didn't see her anywhere so he started to run into the woods. He was shouting her name.

She was walking, when she heard it, his voice like silk. He was saying her name, and her heart fluttered. She stopped when she heard him come up behind her. Lightening lit up the sky.

"Elena Gilbert." Damon whispered softly. "I am the biggest asshole."

Elena nodded. "It's true."

"I know, baby…" He took a few steps towards her. "I screwed up, okay? Just…seeing you with him."

"It makes you stupid." She said quietly.

"Just look at me, okay?" Elena turned towards him, their eyes meeting. "I love you, Elena, and I keep screwing up…"

Elena took a step forward. "Yes."

"But I'm done with that." He said pulling her into his arms. "I'm taking life by the horns baby, and I'm ready."

"For what?" She asked looking up at him, their chests touching.

"To be the man you deserve." He said quietly. "Or at least to try."

She reached up, her fingers intertwining with his black hair and she pulled his face towards hers their lips colliding.

And as they collapsed into each other the sky collapsed onto itself and huge water droplets fell from the broken sky covering them, soaking them to their core. But they didn't notice, because they were together. His hands trailing her body, Goosebumps rising on her skin, and not from the chill from the rain but from the way his lips touched her body, soft and gentle but urging something more.

He ripped her jacket off and picked her up, pressing her against a tree. He pulled away slightly. "Elena you are the most incredible woman I've ever met."

"Shut up and kiss me." She whispered with a smile, her lips slipped against his from all the water, he pulled her away from the tree and in an instant he slipped and they were lying on their backs in the mud, and they were laughing.