A/N: Hello everybody! So, this is the sequel to Someone Like You. I thought I kept you guys waiting long enough for it ;) Plus, listening to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift greatly inspired me writing this chapter for you guys, so I hope you like it. It's pretty much picking up a few minutes after where I left off in Someone Like You. And so the drama begins between Caroline and Stefan with Damon and Tyler in the way ;) xoxo, Avril
P.S. 11 more days until TVD returns!
Chapter One: Let The Games Begin…
"So…do you want to tell me what happened? Or, do you want to tell your mother and I'll just listen in?" Stefan asked and stared at Caroline as she sat there on her bed, refusing to look up at him. Even though she didn't kiss Damon back, she still felt some guilt, she knew Damon and Stefan's story well enough to know that the last time they chased after one girl ended with them becoming vampires.
"Damon came over today while I was on the phone with you this morning," Caroline sighed and started telling her story "He was helpful the whole day, but constantly making remarks about the whole werewolf thing. So eventually, we got to washing the dishes and he decided to help me, he was quiet most of the time until we got done. He was on my nerves all day and…I snapped at him. Started telling him that I wished I never saved him from Jules and how I was going to let Tyler kill him without a second thought. He started to threaten me too with saying how he could kill me in the blink of an eye and…I don't know how all those death threats lead to him kissing me, but it did…and I'm sorry Stefan. I didn't kiss him back, I swear, but I just can't help but feel guilty for even letting him stay here when I knew it could only end terribly like this." Caroline said
"…You have nothing to be sorry for Care" Stefan sighed and sat down next to her on her bed and put his arm around her. "Damon's unstable. We all know that. I'll let him cool off a little before I got talk to him."
"Please don't go all jealous boyfriend on him either Stef, I know he deserves that after what he did. But still, I don't need anymore guilt or stress in my life." Caroline said and grabbed Stefan's hand and squeezed it tightly
"Yeah," Stefan said and clenched his jaw "I won't hurt him."
"Thanks." Caroline smiled and kissed Stefan on the cheek
"He did hurt you though." Stefan sighed and looked down at the barely visible red marks now on Caroline's arms that were slowly healing.
"I'll be fine. I can barely tell that they're there." Caroline said "Don't worry about me. I can handle myself, I'm a big girl." Caroline smiled and laughed a little bit
"Okay." Stefan said and smiled when he saw Caroline smile. "I'll leave you to explain everything to your mom then, I'll call you later, alright?" Stefan asked and got up
"Okay." Caroline said and nodded "Wish me luck explaining this one to her." Caroline smiled
"Good luck." Stefan laughed and kissed Caroline on the cheek before walking out of her room and downstairs where she heard him say goodbye to her mom before taking off out the front door.
As soon as Stefan was gone, she heard her mother making her way up the stairs. She had no idea how she was going to explain everything from the few broken things in the living room, to walking in on the awkward scene with Stefan walking in on Damon kissing her and everything else going on. She took a deep breath and prepared herself to get ready to face her mom.
Stefan walked into the Boarding House, he was surprised he was holding in his anger so well right now considering all he wanted to do was hunt Damon down and rip his heart out for touching Caroline and making her kiss him. He could hear that Damon wasn't here, the house was completely silent for now. Stefan walked down into the cellars and over to where the blood bags where and started drinking, he needed to calm himself down somehow since he promised Caroline not to hurt Damon, even though he really wanted to, he had to keep his promise to her this time.
"Hello brother," Damon said with a smirk walking into the room with him "Thirsty?" He asked and pointed out the blood bag
"You should leave Damon." Stefan said and it took everything in him right now to keep himself from wanting to lunge at Damon right now and rip him to shreds.
"Not here to cause anymore trouble" Damon said with a smirk still plastered on his face "I have to admit though, Caroline, she's gotten a whole lot better at kissing, don't you think?"
"Damon." Stefan warned him and glared at him
"What are you going to do about it Stef? I just kissed your girlfriend. You're pretty little Caroline. Who, by the way, I already also slept with too before you. She's great in bed, isn't she?" Damon asked and knew he was pushing Stefan's buttons now.
Stefan couldn't take it anymore and he lunged at Damon right away. Before he could even do anything, he was frozen in place and looked down to see a stake shoved right into his stomach and Damon there with that smirk still on his face. Stefan slowly collapsed to the ground and he finally pulled the stake out.
"Well, I can't have you in the way of everything, now can I?" Damon asked and pulled out a needle full of vervain and injected it right into Stefan's arm causing him even more pain which eventually made him pass out. "Sorry Stefan, can't let you be in the way this time" He sighed and picked Stefan up and locked him up in one of the cellars again.
Once the door was shut and Stefan was in there still passed out, Damon glanced at him one more time before locking the door. After locking the door he heard footsteps upstairs in the Boarding House and an all too familiar squeaky voice up there calling out Stefan's name.
"Let the games begin." Damon said and walked away from Stefan without looking back.
"Stefan? Are you here?" Caroline asked looking around the kitchen
Once she knew he wasn't here, she turned around to walk back out only to be cut off by Damon standing there right behind her now.
"Go away Damon" Caroline huffed and walked around him but he cut her off again "What?"
"Stefan's not here" Damon said with a smirk
"I know that dumbass" Caroline said "I'm just gonna call him and see where he is" She said and took out her cell phone and called Stefan right away only to hear his phone ringing in the living room
She took off to the living room and picked up his phone before hanging up hers.
"Where is he?" She asked Damon
"Said he was leaving Mystic Falls for a while. Just a trip to get away from everything for a few days. He left a note" Damon said and handed her the note that he wrote that was on the table and signed Stefan's name at the bottom
"…What?" Caroline asked as she read the note and felt her heart breaking "…He left without saying goodbye…"
"Technically, that's his goodbye" Damon pointed out
"…But this isn't like him, he would tell me, he would talk to me before he would leave" Caroline said trying to make everything sink in
"He was pretty pissed off at me. A little at you too" Damon shrugged
"Me?" Caroline squeaked and tried to hold back tears "but-But I told him the truth!" She said "You kissed me. Not the other way around!"
"I told him, but he didn't believe it much given…well…you know" Damon said d
"I can't fucking believe this!" Caroline hissed and crumpled up the note and threw it into the blazing fire in the living room right now, not caring if that would be Stefan's last words to her or not "I hate him!" She hissed and felt the tears finally falls as she slowly collapsed down to the ground crying "I hate his guts! I hope a werewolf bites him!" She said
"…You don't mean that" Damon sighed and sat down on the ground next to her and put his arm around her "The werewolf is supposed to bite me, remember?"
"…It can take both of you" Caroline said and wiped away her tears and didn't care that Damon had his arm around her right now, she just wanted to cry.
"Better be one big ass werewolf" Damon said with a smirk and hoped that Caroline would at least smile a little bit
"I'll just find a bunch of werewolves then" Caroline said and smiled very faintly for a few seconds before it faded away again.
"Good luck with that" Damon said "Want something to drink?"
"No" Caroline said "I just…want to go to sleep" She sniffled
"…You can stay here if you want" Damon said
"I don't think that's a good idea" Caroline sighed
"Stay in Stefan's room, he left most of his stuff here, pretty much almost all of it" Damon said
"…Okay, fine" Caroline said, knowing that at least being around Stefan's stuff would help her sleep tonight.
Caroline sat down in the middle of Stefan's bed with one of his shirts on. She just wanted to be around that familiar scent of his that she had gotten used to. At least he still be there with her in someway, even if it wasn't the way she wanted it to be. She had no idea why Stefan would just take off on her like that, it wasn't something he would ever do. Maybe he was just too riled up and needed to cool down? After all, he left almost all his stuff here, he would have to come back eventually to get it if he did decide to leave for good. So she would wait. She would be here every single day until Stefan came back and told her to her face that he was leaving Mystic Falls for good. That he couldn't handle being here anymore with all the stress between him and Damon plus all things werewolf on top of it. That he couldn't handle being with her anymore. That…he didn't love her anymore. Then and only then would she stop thinking about him. When he would say right to her face that he didn't love her anymore, that he never loved her, that it was all fake. It would tear her to pieces and make her feel like someone just staked her right in the heart, but that would make her give up. That would make her forget about Stefan Salvatore ever walking into her life.
Caroline took a deep breath and inhaled Stefan's scent that was surrounding her at the moment. She finally decided that it was getting late and she got under the covers and buried her face into Stefan's pillows. When his scent hit her again, she felt the tears come back. This time she didn't bother to stop herself from crying. She just cried until her whole body was shaking and there were no more tears left. Only then did she finally fall asleep. And only then did Damon realize, who was listening to her crying the entire time for hours, that this was only just the beginning of her tears and that maybe, he might have taken it a little too far this time.