a/n-Since vampire diaries is my second favorite show i decide to do a story about it. This story actually started as a dream i had months ago and i finally decided to write it out and make a story. This story takes place in season 1, after the tomb vamps were released. Hope you enjoy it.

Chapter 1

Scarlet Ambrose stepped off of the bus and looked around the town of Mystic Falls. She held on tight to her bag and lowered her head, as she turned left and walked away from everyone into the dark night. She walked down a dark, deserted alley, it was a shortcut to the hotel she was planning on staying at. About half way down the alley she heard a noise behind her, she stopped walking and slowly turned around. Standing in front of her were 3 vampires.

"Well, if it's not little Scarlet. What are you doing here little girl?" One of the vampires said, he was obviously the leader, or at least he thought he was.

Scarlet sighed,"I'm not here to cause any trouble. I am only here looking for someone, then i will leave town."

"You were warned to never come to this town." The main vampire said.

"I know, but i promise you. I won't be here long."

He took a step close to her,"You are right about one thing. You won't be here for long."

In a flash he was in front of her and holding her by her arms. Her bag fell to the ground and before she could scream, his fangs were in her neck.

"Hey, let her go." A male voice called from the shadows.

"Stay out of this Salvatore." The main vampire said.

Damon Salvatore stepped out of the dark shadow and walked toward the vampires. He stood in front of the main vampire and Scarlet, she moaned as her head fell forward.

"I said, stay out of this Salvatore."

"Can't do that, Frederick. Let the girl go." Damon said.

Frederick gave him a evil smile,"I never thought i would see the day when Damon would turn soft."

Before Damon could say anything, a group of people walked into the alley. Frederick threw Scarlet into Damon's arms,"This isn't over." He whispered before he disappeared with his vampire posse. Damon pressed his lips against hers as the group of people walked by, to a innocent bystander it would look like they were just making out. Once the group was gone, Damon held her by her arms and pushed her long dark brown hair out of her face. He lowered his eyebrows in confusion as his eyes roamed over her face. He leaned down and picked her up, her head laid against his chest. He quickly ran to the house, it didn't looked like she had lost much blood, but he wanted to be sure.


Once back at the house, he gently laid her down in a bed. He moved her hair out of the way to check the two holes on the side of her neck. He was overcome with hunger when he saw the dried blood on her neck and heard the blood rushing through her veins. From the sounds of it she didn't lose much blood, it seemed like she just passed out from fear. Damon looked at her peaceful face and felt drawn to her, he hasn't felt that for a girl in centuries. Not since Katherine Pierce. "Look how well that turned out." He thought to himself as he lightly stroked her cheek. He took one last look at her before walking out of the room.

"I need a drink," He said to himself,"a strong one."


The next morning, Elena Gilbert opened the front door to the Salvatore house and walked in.

"Stefan?" She quietly called out.

When she didn't get a answer back, she slowly walked up the stairs and into his room. Laying in his bed was a strange dark headed girl. She slowly left the room and walked back downstairs and called for her boyfriend again.

"In here, Elena." He called out.

She followed his voice and walked into the study. Stefan was standing in front of his brother Damon, who was sitting on the couch with a smirk on his face.

"Who is that strange girl in your bed?" Elena asked Stefan.

"That is just what i was asking Damon." He said as he looked back at his brother.

Damon stood up and rolled his eyes,"What makes you think i have something to do with a strange girl in your bed? You should keep your boyfriend on a better leash Elena."

Elena scoffed,"Come on Damon, who is she? Is she some poor girl that you compelled?"

Damon filled his empty glass with more dark liquor,"No, I'm not compelling her. Frederick and the tomb dicks attacked her, i was just trying to help."

"You mean you did something unselfishly for another person? I am surprised." Elena said.

Damon smirked at her,"I do have feelings, Elena."

"Since when?" She asked.

"Alright, that's enough you two." Stefan said as he stepped in between them before looking at Damon,"Now we know how you met her, but we don't know who she is."

Damon shrugged,"Can't help you there. They attacked, she passed out, then i helped. I have no idea, who she is."

"I'll go check on her, when she wakes up she will probably be freaking out." Elena said as she went to walk out of the room.

Damon grabbed her arm to stop her,"I'll go check."

As he walked out of the room Elena turned to Stefan,"that was weird."

"What?" He asked her.

"I have never seen Damon care for another person other than himself. Something weird is going on." She said.

"It's just another crazy day in Damon's world." He said to her as he wrapped his arms around her waist.

"You are right about that." She laughed then kissed him.


Scarlet slowly woke up and realized two things, she didn't know where she was and she wasn't alone. She gasped in surprise and sat up in the bed when she saw a strange, yet handsome man sitting on the end of the bed. His blue eyes looked deep into her dark brown ones. As strange as it was, his staring didn't bother her, it actually made her relax. She laid back against the pillows as he gave her a small smile.

"How are you feeling?" He asked.

"Ok." She said softly.

He held out of cup full of coffee,"You want some?"

She leaned up and took the cup from him and took a small sip.

"I'm Damon, by the way." He said.

"Scarlet." She said with a smile.

"Do you remember what happened last night?" He asked her.

She took another sip of coffee then shook her head no.

"Someone attacked you in a alley."

"And you saved me?" She asked.

"Yeah, what were you doing in a dark alley alone?"

"It was a shortcut to the hotel."

"It's not safe to do things like that in this town."

"Why not?"

"Why are you here anyway?" He asked, changing the subject.

"I wanted to learn more about my ancestors, they are from here."

"Who are your ancestors?"

"Their last name was Townsend."

"That name sounds familiar." He thought to himself.

Damon stood up from the bed,"Well, i will let you get some more rest and we can talk more later."

"Hey, where's my bag?" She asked

He pointed to a chair off on the right side,"on the chair."


He gave her a small smile as he went to walk out of the room.

"Oh wait Damon?"

He turned around to look at her,"yeah?"

"Thanks for saving me."

"No problem." He mumbled as he walked out of the room.


Damon walked back into the study and headed for the bookcase.

"Is she awake? How is she?" Elena asked as soon as he walked in.

Damon ignored her as he grabbed a book and began flipping through the pages.

"What are you doing?" Stefan asked as he walked toward his brother.

Damon ignored him too as he keep flipping through pages, mumbling"Townsend," over and over to himself.

Once he found the page he was looked for, he quickly read it then slammed the book shut,"I knew that name was familiar."

"What are you talking about?" Stefan asked.

"She said she is here to research her ancestors." Damon said.

"Yeah, so?" Elena asked.

"Guess who her ancestors are? Townsend." Damon said.

"Townsend?" Stefan asked confused, then he remembered,"Wait, Townsend as in..."

"Yep as in, one of the first founding families." Damon finished for him.

"That means, they were probably on the council too." Stefan said.

"Bingo." Damon said.

"We can't let her find out about her ancestors or she will find out about us, vampires." Stefan said.

"If she doesn't already know." Damon said.

"If she knew she would be trying to kill us right now, not sleeping under our roof." Stefan.

"Either way, we have to get her out of this house. The longer she stays the sooner she might find out something." Damon said.

"Where is she going to stay?" Elena asked.

Damon looked at her and raised his eyebrows.

Elena scoffed,"She can't stay with me, what am i suppose to tell Aunt Jenna?"

Damon rolled his eyes,"I don't know Elena, make up a lie. Tell her she is a friend from school."

"No way, this is your problem Damon. Not mine." She said.

"If she finds out about us, it will be a big problem for boyfriend when she sticks a stake in his heart." Damon said.

Stefan grabbed one of Elena's hands."As much as i hate to admit it, Damon is right. She can't find out about us and if she stays here she might come across something."

Elena sighed,"Alright, fine. I will do it for you Stefan."

"Thank you." He whispered before kissing her softly.

"Ok now that that is settled, we need to get her the hell out of here and find out all we can about her ancestors before she does." Damon said.

Stefan and Elena nodded their heads in agreement.


As soon as Damon left the room Scarlet jumped out of bed and ran to grabbed her bag. She took her cell phone out and noticed she had several miss calls and voice mails. Ignoring all of that she quickly dialed her best friend Katie.

"Where have you been? You was suppose to call me when you got into town. I was worried Scar." Katie said as soon as she answered the phone.

"I know, I'm sorry. Something came up." Scarlet said.


"I met him." Scarlet said smiling.

"Already? That was fast."

Scarlet laughed,"I know, isn't it great though? Now i can start the plan."

"Are you sure? I still think this is a very bad idea."

"What else am i suppose to do? I am all out of options."

Katie sighed,"I know, i just worry."

"You have nothing to worry about. Everything will be just fine. At this rate i will be home a few days earlier."

"Just please be careful."

"I will, i promise." Scarlet said as she hung up the phone and looked around the room.

"Now on to step two." She thought to herself with a smile.


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