I'm so unpredictable; you don't know what to think.

So unemotional, wonder if I'm still in love.

You see, I don't know what to tell you now.

It's always harder the second time around.

I'm so unpredictable, just like you used to be.

So unemotional, Boy, I can't forget the way you were with me.

I don't know what to tell you know.

It's always harder the second time around.

Second Time Around – Lady Gaga


Claire paced the room, deep in thought. "Penny for your thoughts..." Damon appeared behind her, wrapping his arms around her waist. "I was just thinking about Elena…" She sighed, "How are we gonna save her, Damon?" Damon pressed his warm lips to her temple, murmuring "Don't worry about that…" he kissed her shoulder, "We'll find her. Somehow. Someway." Claire nodded stiffly, and then looked up at him, seeing the dark circles under his eyes. "You should rest…" she whispered, cupping his cheek, "You're exhausted." Damon kissed her hand, cerulean eyes affectionate and revealing the depth of his love for her. "I can always sleep later." Claire kissed his forehead, murmuring "Come on. We'll go rest." Damon chuckled as she pulled him to the bed. "You know, if we go there, we're definitely not getting any sleep…" His words prompted her to giggle softly.


Stefan leaned against the wall, trying to block out the sounds coming from his brother's room. Finally, he stood straight and turned on the radio, cranking it up as loud as it allowed. Closing his eyes, Stefan reached out with his mind. Feeling around for Elena's mind. Her presence. Her life-force. Elena? He asked mentally. Can you hear me?


Elena perked up, hearing Stefan. "Stefan?" She called out. Elena… His mental voice sighed, relieved. "Where are you? I can't see you." Elena squinted into the darkness. The Boardinghouse. What can you tell me about the place where Klaus is holding you? "It looks like a penthouse… I can't see much. He's been keeping it dark. Stefan?" Yes? "Be careful... I love you."


Come back. Come back.

Come back to me.

Like you would.

You would.

If this was a movie.

Standing in the rain,

Outside til I came out.

Come back. Come back.

Come back to me.

Like you could.

You could.

If you just said you're sorry.

I know that we could work it out somehow.

But if this was a movie,

You'd be here by now.

If This Were A Movie – Taylor Swift