Hey party people!

This is a contribution to one of my obsessions of the moment which is Bamon!

Obv I own nothing, the song is Taylor Swift the characters are the CW's and originally L J Smiths...yadayadayada...


Love Story

Bonnie closed her eyes, trying to calm her shaking body. She sucked in a ragged breath and exhaled loudly. She couldn't help being nervous, her dad, her friends, people she had known her whole life were outside, just beyond the curtain waiting for her to perform. For one night only Mystic Grill had turned into a talent show venue, Caroline's newest idea to make money for the cheer squads new uniforms.

She was out of time to think. Jeremy winked at her before hitting a button at the edge of the makeshift stage, the curtain lifted and the lights made Bonnie want to bolt. But she didn't. Instead she spotted the table where her father and friends sat, let out a shaky smile and tossed her head up defiantly, knowing that her green eyes looked strong.

The dread filled her stomach before she could stop it.

He wasn't there.

Bonnie closed her eyes willing the tears away. She didn't have the opportunity to dwell on it, the strands of the song started up in the background and all she could do was breath. Opening her mouth, with her eyes still closed, Bonnie started to sing.

We were both young, when I first saw you.
I close my eyes and the flashback starts-
I'm standing there, on a balcony in summer air.

Bonnie had hoped that singing in-front of the audience would distract her but instead the memories flooded her mind in a whirlwind mix of desire and longing and angst.

The first time she had really met Damon, without all the threats and hostility she had been sitting on a swing. The playground had been deserted and the setting sun looked gorgeous as the last rays of the day bathed her dark skin with warmth. Her eyes had been closed but she knew that he was approaching her and she didn't have the energy to fight him. She felt him looming behind her, his hands reaching above hers to grasp the metal chains.

"You need a push?"

Bonnie had laughed, "no hormonal girls to bother Damon?"

She could tell he was smirking, "Just you today Bennett."

And it was somehow as simple as that. Her eyes had narrowed but Bonnie had kept her hands just below his. A second later she leaned back into his chest so that she was resting against him and then he was pushing her.

"So what's wrong?"

"Today's the day my mum left."

I see the lights, see the party, the ball gowns.
I see you make your way through the crowd-
You say hello, little did I know...

Bonnie's eyes opened and she swayed across the stage pulling the microphone out of its holder.

That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles-
And my daddy said "stay away from Juliet"-
And I was crying on the staircase-
begging you, "Please don't go..."
And I said...

Lowering her lashes Bonnie tilted towards the crowd as she remembered the night she realised that she was falling in love with a blue eyed Devil.

The first time Damon had entered her dreams he had taken her back to his time, when he was still a mortal. Looking swarve and young in his suit he had bowed to her and kissed her hand with a small smile.

"Miss Bennett."

All around them people were watching, curious and disgusted. Damon seemed oblivious until her fingers clenched around his, he looked up at her, a hint of surprise glinting in his blue eyes.

"I shouldn't be here..."

"And why's that?"

"It's clearly not convention."

"Screw convention, your here because I want you to be."

Bonnie opened her mouth to protest but bowing his head Damon kissed her hand once more and Bonnie felt a calm she had never known wash over her. In the background the strands of the waltz started up and all she could do was smile as Damon led her to the dance-floor.

Romeo take me somewhere, we can be alone.
I'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run.
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess,
It's a love story,

baby, just say yes.

Her father was far from happy. He had come home early one day and found Damon and her asleep on her bed. Innocent, yes. Innocent to a father who spent too much time away from home? Not a chance in Hell. Not only did Damon look older but he had a bad enough reputation in this town without being caught in bed with a teenage girl. Her father was furious, he threw Damon out before he even had time to think about compelling him and Bonnie's tears amounted to nothing. He forbade her from seeing the older Salvatore brother ever again. Bonnie being Bonnie didn't listen.

A smile played on her mouth as she strutted across the stage with more authority, her voice gaining confidence.

So I sneak out to the garden to see you.
We keep quiet, because we're dead if they knew-
So close your eyes...

Escape this town for a little while.

Oh, Oh.

They'd snuck around from everyone. He'd be waiting in his Mustang after school to pick her up, she'd invent extra witching sessions to get away from Eleanor and Caroline...It wasn't ideal but neither was the thought of living without him.

Cause you were Romeo - I was a Scarlet letter,
And my daddy said "stay away from Juliet" -
but you were everything to me-
I was begging you,

"Please don't go"
And I said...

Bonnie placed a hand across her chest as she tossed her hair over her shoulder. She knew that their relationship was far from perfect, they still argued like Tom and Jerry. It didn't help that everyone knew that deep down Damon was in love with his brothers girlfriend. Bonnie had confronted him about it. It was after midnight in the playground where he had pushed her on the swing. Of course he had run from her. He was Damon Salvatore. Bachelor extrodinare and resident bad-ass of Mystic Falls. How could she ever expect him to settle down to one woman? Especially one that wasn't Elena. On that night she swore that she had cried enough tears that the ocean would run dry.

Romeo take me somewhere, we can be alone.
I'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run.
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess.
It's a love story, baby, just say yes-

As she curtsied to her audience Bonnie found her mind scanning for him, screaming his name mentally as if she would find him there.

Romeo save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel.

She had left him a final note. It was an ultimatum, there was only so much of her own courage and self respect that she could swallow even for the man that she had come to love. If he wanted Elena he could go get her but if he wanted her...Well he had to make a choice. Once and for all.

This love is difficult, but it's real.

She would love him forever and be his forever. All he had to do was promise the same in return.

Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess.
It's a love story, baby, just say yes.

Oh, Oh.

Bonnie's green eyes lowered in sadness and regret.

I got tired of waiting.
Wondering if you were ever coming around.
My faith in you was fading-

She paused for a moment, feeling the anticipation mount in her stomach.

When I met you on the outskirts of town.
And I said...

Damon was nearby. Bonnie could feel it in every inch of her body.

It made her heart pound intensely and her legs want to run. She just wasn't sure if she needed to run to him or away from him.

Her voice went low. But she knew she could feel overwhelmed by bitterness at any moment. She focused on the song.

Romeo save me,

I've been feeling so alone.
I keep waiting,

for you but you never come.
Is this in my head,

I don't know what to think-

Bonnie's hand tugged through her curls just as he emerged from a dark corner of the Grill. Dressed in black he was every inch the predator tonight. Her eyes went wild and wide.

He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said...

A glowing smile lit up her face as pulling her hand out of her hair Bonnie held it out, her five fingers sprayed. On her middle finger was a gold band. A gold band with a large, heart cut diamond. A gold band that was engraved with three words.

Be mine forever.

Just looking at it made Bonnie's heart swell with joy and that made singing this part of the song even more emotional.

Marry me Juliet,

you'll never have to be alone.
I love you, and that's

As she sang her confession Bonnie's hand patted her chest twice before she pointed at Damon who had the biggest grin on his face.

all I really know.
I talked to your dad

your pick out a white dress

She clasped the skirt of the dress she was wearing and swirled around. Her curls swayed with her.

It's a love story, baby just say...

Bonnie looked straight at Damon whose smile matched hers.


Bonnie could see people standing up and clapping. She could feel their cheers and whistles and cat-calls but she couldn't hear anything. All she could do was focus her attention on him and he was beaming. She could sense that Caroline, Tyler, Stefan and Elena were looking at each other in shock and that at any moment they would turn to her father to see if he really consented...But right now Bonnie couldn't care about any of that. Not when Damon was looking at her like that.

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh.

She started lowering the mic. Winking at Damon before swaying her hips suggestively and raising the mic back up, one last time for the final lyric. She sucked in a breath and locked eyes with her Vampire again.

Cause we were both young when I first saw you...