Okay so I know I really should not be starting a new story while I still have three stories unfinished and another one that has been in the making for about two months, but I couldn't resist. Episode 22 amazed me so dearly that I needed some way to vent for the next four months until season two comes on.

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A/N: Please excuse me and the fact that I did not recap the season finale. I really had no urge to do so. Therefore, if you have not seen episode 22, I suggest you find a good, well written spoiler before reading this.

DISCLAIMER: I do not own any part of The Vampire Diaries. If I did, I would purposefully make myself Elena :)
Nor do I own the song at the beginning, if I did, I'd be pretty impressed with myself, but I didn't, so I'm not.

Enjoy...


Tonight I'm so alone
This sorrow takes a hold
Don't leave me here so cold
Never want to be so cold

Your touch used to be so kind
Your touch used to give me life
I've waited all this time
I've wasted so much time

Don't leave me alone
'Cause I barely see at all
Don't leave me alone

I'm falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths can I ever go back
Dreaming of the way it used to be
Can you hear me?

Falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths can I ever go back
Falling inside the black
Falling inside, falling inside the black

You were my source of strength
I've traded everything
That I love for this one thing
Stranded in the offering

Don't leave my here like this
Can't hear me scream from the abyss
And now I wish for you my desire
Don't leave me alone 'cause I barely see at all
Don't leave me alone

I'm falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths can I ever go back
Dreaming of the way it used to be
Can you hear me?

Falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths can I ever go back
Falling inside the black
Falling inside, falling inside the black, black, black, black

Falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks

Falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths can I ever go back
Dreaming of the way it used to be
Can you hear me?

Falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths can I ever go back
Falling inside the black
Can you hear me?

Falling inside the black
Can you hear me?
Falling inside the black
Can you hear me?

Falling inside
Falling inside
Falling inside
Falling inside the black

(Falling Inside the Black by Skillet)


Elena was talking on the phone to Stefan when she finally reached her driveway.

"I looked everywhere. Someone definitely took my stuff."

"I'm sure you'll find it. Just don't worry too much about it." Stefan was at the boarding house after the big scandal at the Founder's Day Parade.

"I guess you're right. It has to turn up sometime. I have to check on Jeremy before I go to the hospital. I'll talk to you tomorrow, okay?"

Elena was exhausted. After today's events, she wasn't sure she could even handle a needle-sized amount of drama.

"Okay. Sweet dreams. Love you," Stefan replied absentmindedly.

He was still thinking of the look on Elena's face when she found out Damon was trapped in the basement fire. Of course, they were friends but did she have to look as if it would kill her to lose him?

"I love you too, Stefan."

And in that moment-when she spoke those words, when she said his name like that-there was little room for doubt. He knew they were utterly and irrevocably in love.

She hung up the phone and opening the door, walked inside.

Elena's POV:

"Jenna?"

No answer.

"Jer?"

Still nothing.

Why wasn't anyone answering her?

I guess Jenna was probably hanging out with Alaric again, and maybe Jeremy was so upset about today that he simply decided to go to bed or listen to his music at top volume.

Still a little thirsty from earlier today, I walked into the kitchen to get a glass of water.

And what I saw stunned me into silence.

Uncle John. John. My father. My biological father…was dead.

On my kitchen floor.

With a knife through his chest, and the tip of his ring hand cut off.

No. No. No, no, no, no. NO.

This isn't fair!

I ran over to my father.

He had to be breathing. It wasn't an option, he needed to be alive.

He can't die on me too.

Tears were violently streaming down my face.

"Je-Jenna!"

Where the hell was she?

"Wow, you really are my doppelganger, aren't you?"

"Katherine."

I whirled around to find Katherine staring at me, a smirk of satisfaction on her face.

"My goodness gracious, humans are so naïve. It was all too easy to convince your father-"she giggled, "-that I was you."

"Get the hell out of my house," I was not in the mood for her. This was all too much.

"Oh, poor baby, after all this time you finally find your long lost parents and figure out they suck. No pun intended."

Katherine was honestly trying to get under my skin, and it was so close to working.

"Katherine, no one here wants you. Now leave."

I was still on my knees next to John, trying to save an already dead person.

In the blink of an eye, Katherine had me up against the wall, gripping my neck as she lifted me off my feet.

"You had better watch who you command, Elena. You are just some weak human who happens to have cut and copied my face. You are my replacement. You mean nothing. When Stefan and Damon look at you, they see me. And that is why they want you."

I gasped in pain as she slammed my head back against the wall.

Katherine giggled.

"You know, Elena, I am just oh so curious as to which of us tastes better. Shall I sample a bit and tell you? Oh, you insist. Well then so be it," Katherine smiled hugely.

With perfect agility and grace, I felt her fangs pierce my throat.

Slowly, I began to feel lightheaded, and I knew she was taking too much.

She was going to kill me.

At that exact moment, Katherine pulled back.

"Now, now, Elena. I cannot have you passing out on me. Who will tell my wonderful tales? But do think about what I said." She turned to leave. "Oh and Elena, stay away from my boys."

With those words, she yanked me from the wall and threw my body across the room, smashing into the counter. I fell quietly to the ground.

And then she was gone.

It took me a few minutes to try to push the pain away so I could think straight.

Finally managing, I fumbled in my coat pocket for my phone.

It was soaked in blood.

I was grateful Alaric had eventually convinced me to program my speed dials, seeing as I was having a hard enough time seeing the screen in this agony.

I pressed speed dial three and held the blackberry to my ear.

I was still lying on the ground, too shocked and hurt to move.

My phone continued to ring before it went to voicemail.

"UGH!" I screamed.

Stefan is supposed to be there for me when I need him, and somehow, right now, I think I need him! I thought sarcastically.

Well if he wasn't going to help me then I would have to go to the next best source.

I pressed speed dial two.

"Well, hello Elena. Couldn't get enough, could you?"

"D-Da-Damon," I breathed, my voice breaking on his name.

"What's wrong? What happened? Are you okay?" His voice was frantic.

"She…she killed him. John is dead," I cried, afterward screaming as the sob pulled at my wounds.

"I don't care about him. What is wrong with YOU, Elena?"

I could hear his engine revving in the background.

He was coming here.

However, I knew he would be too late.

"She did it. Tell Stefan I love him and you…you too…. I just need some r-rest. Then, I 'll…be back…with my parents." I smiled hazily at this statement. "I'm…sorry. So…sorry."

I was too weak. Damon was speaking but I could not make out the words.

My body had given up, as had my mind.

My hand fell limply from my ear, dropping the phone as it slid to the ground.

Subsequently, Damon came barging into the kitchen.

I felt a rush of wind and hands on my face.

(A/N: Damon bites his wrist to give Elena his blood.)

"Elena, this is no time to be stubborn. You need this…because no matter what it does, you will still be here."

I fought the black, I had to explain this to him quickly. I had to make him see that this was best. Everyone I loved would be safe. And it was too late for me.

"Damon, no. I-I don't want…to be a-a vamp-vampire. I just want…my parents," I sighed.

I felt a drop of water fall onto my face.

"Tell Katherine…she wins."

I fell into the black.


Well that my friends is the end. This will just be a one-shot unless, I get reviewsasking otherwise. I hope you enjoyed these lovely words :)

Feel free to read my other stories, or suggest something you would like to see me write.

Namaste,
Nina