Hi everyone. This is my first Vampie Diaries fic. It's set some time after 'Isobel' and 'Founder's Day' didn't happen. This is going to be a Damon/Elena fic. Read and enjoy.

Disclaimer: I own nothing but the plot and any characters/places you do not recognize. This goes for all future chapters.

It was more than I could comprehend. He left me. Just up and left me! For Bonnie, of all people. I mean, if it was Katherine, or even that chick, Lexi, I might have understood. I wouldn't have been happy but I would have been able to understand why. But, Bonnie? She was my best friend. Scratch that. Make that EX-best friend. Just like Stefan was my EX-boyfriend. I can't deal with this right now. At least not here, in my room, alone. I need to go out. I get into my car and drive to the Grill.

It's a fairly typical afternoon at the Grill. People sitting around, talking, eating. Matt's working and I notice Anna and Jeremy over by the pool table. My eye catches sight of someone at the bar and my blood turns cold. I hastily turn and walk back out. Maybe, just maybe he didn't see me. But, no. He's suddenly right in front of me.

"Hello, Elena. Leaving so soon?" he asks, smirking that trademark smirk that I've always found kind of sexy. Not that I'd admit it to anyone other than my diary. After all, this is the "bad" brother. This is Damon.

"What do you want, Damon?" I ask with far more irritation than usual. I am in no mood to deal with Damon and his sarcastic comments right now.

"Ooh, somebody's in a bad mood. Come on; tell your buddy Damon all about it." He says, draping an arm over my shoulder. I pull away.

"Don't. Not now, Damon. Please don't do this now." I say moving around him to get to my car. I can't tell him what happened or I'll break down. And I cannot break down in front of Damon Salvatore. I open my car door and expect him to stop me but he doesn't. I get in and drive home.

I get home and open the front door walking towards the kitchen to get something to eat. I'm surprised to see Aunt Jenna in the kitchen. She wasn't home when I left. I see her unpacking grocery bags. She looks up and sees me.

"Hey. I'm surprised you're here. I thought you'd be out with Stefan." She says, placing milk in the fridge. I freeze when she says his name. Aunt Jenna notices that something's wrong. "Are you OK?"

"I'm fine, Aunt Jenna." I say, wanting to leave, my previous hunger forgotten.

"Are you sure?" she asks, concerned.

"I don't want to talk about it." I say, turning back and heading upstairs. I go to my room and enter. It's a minute before I notice the figure leaning against the window. I jump in shock.

"You really should be used to this by now." he says.

"What are you doing here, Damon?" I ask, wanting to be left alone.

"Just checking on you. You don't seem too pleased at the moment and I want to know why." Damon says, smirking.

"Why do you want to know? It's not like you care." I say.

"Elena, I'm hurt." he says, using his sarcastic tone that any other time I secretly like hearing.

"Just go away, Damon." I say, not looking at him.

"Not until you tell me what's wrong." he demands, all traces of sarcasm gone from his voice. I force myself to look at him. There is no sign of sarcasm on his face or in his eyes. He's serious.

"It's nothing." I murmur, turning away from him. He grabs my chin and looks me in the eye.

"It isn't 'nothing'. Tell me." he commands. If I didn't know for a fact that I was wearing my vervain necklace I'd think he was compelling me. Even though he wasn't I still felt like I wanted to tell him.

"Stefan left me. For Bonnie." I manage to get out before the tears start. Saying it out loud makes it real. I collapse and expect to hit the floor but Damon catches me and pulls me into his arms.

"Shh. It's okay, Elena. I'm here. I won't leave you. Man, I knew my brother was an idiot but I didn't know he was this stupid. To have you and let you go? I never would have done that." Damon says, holding me and stroking my hair. He leads me over to the bed and lays me down on it. He kisses my forehead and turns to leave.

"Don't. Stay. Please, Damon?" I ask, my voice shaking. Damon comes back and lays on the bed beside me. He gently pulls me into his arms.

"I'm here, Elena. As long as you want me." he says, kissing the top of my head.

"Promise?" I ask, looking up at him.

"I promise." Damon says, holding me as I feel sleep take over.

Ok, I hope you liked the first chapter. I'd love some feedback even if it's just one word. Please review.