So I recently started watching The Vampire Diaries again and am now completely in love with the idea of Jeremy and Bonnie. This fic will include most of the scenes with them in season 2 with my take on how they should have been written – starting with episode 2x07 (Masquerade).

Disclaimer: I don't own anything having to do with The Vampire Diaries, but damn I'd sure love to get my hands on Steven R. McQueen!

Jeremy had never really thought of Bonnie in that way. She was hot for sure and he had always enjoyed watching her prance around the house in her cheerleading outfit when she came over to practice with Elena - but he had never thought of her as someone he could connect with. Or that she would ever be someone that he could not draw his eyes away from.

That all changed on the night of the Masquerade ball. He watched her eyes dance like fire as she spoke passionately about her heritage and her gift. It was clear that she both hated and feared it. But the amazing thing was that she was willing to immerse herself in it to help the people that she loves. It was then that he had truly seen her. She was beautiful, she was powerful and she was confident. He also sensed a sadness about her. She was still grieving for her Grams and he could see that the power that she possessed came with a great loneliness. A feeling he understood all too well.

After they had set the room up for Stefan and Damon to take Katherine down he noticed that he couldn't stop himself from admiring Bonnie's figure as she walked down the stairs. His fingers were itching to touch her in any way possible and she soon provided him with an opportunity.

"Do you feel that?" she asked as she looked around.

"What's the matter? Are you cold?" Jeremy asked as he placed his hand on the small of her back. He could feel her warmth through her dress and wondered what it would be like to touch the smoothness of her skin beneath the material.

"No," she answered and then moved away. She was looking for something or for someone. He watched as she spoke to an unfamiliar woman in her early twenties.

Bonnie was sure that she sensed something familiar coming from the strange woman but she brushed it off as a weird vibe. She realised that she was allowing herself to get distracted. They had a plan to act out. Killing Katherine was the only thing she should be thinking about.

"Can you do like a hocus pocus to ace a test?" Jeremy asked. Bonnie and Jeremy were sitting outside, pretending to enjoy the party while they waited for Damon's signal to move on to the next step of the plan.

"I don't know that spell," she replied as she shook her head and laughed. If only she could be that carefree with her magic.

"It'd be like the first one I'd learn, or maybe like a sex spell or something, I don't know. Do you want to dance or something while we're waiting?"

Bonnie's eyes widened slightly when he mentioned a sex spell. She was surprised at how casual and comfortable he was with the topic. She was even more surprised about him asking her to dance and she showed as much when she responded with a "no" that sounded as if she thought it was an extremely ridiculous request.

Jeremy shrugged off her careless rejection and Bonnie mentally kicked herself for not being gentle about it.

"I mean, no thank you," she amended with a soft smile.

He smiled back at her and she felt a nervous jolt run through her. His smile was gorgeous. She took in a shaky breath as she realised her own thoughts. Since when has she thought of Jeremy Gilbert as anything more than her best friend's little brother? She briefly glanced at him before looking away. He wasn't so little anymore though was he? His chest was broad and anyone could tell just by looking that he had some muscle on him. Bonnie's mind wandered to what he would look like shirtless and what it would be like to run her hands over that muscle. She looked at Jeremy again who was checking his phone for a message from Damon. Vicki Donovan had seen him shirtless and had run her hands all over God only knows what. So had that vampire scum Anna. Bonnie didn't know why but she felt a sharp twinge of jealously as she thought about Jeremy in bed with them. Why did she care? She began to feel angry with herself for caring. She began to feel angry with him. In attempt to gain control of her feelings she lashed out at him.

"What the hell did you mean by that sex spell comment Jer?"

Jeremy's eyes widened in shock as her saw the anger flood her face.

"What? That you could have any girl that you wanted?"

"No, I..." he began to defend himself but she cut him off.

"You do know that that's a form of rape right? It's exactly the same as spiking someone's drink so that they don't even have the option to say no! I really didn't figure you for that type Jer!"

"Hey, woah!" Jeremy reached out with quick reflexes and grabbed a hold of Bonnie's hand to calm her down. As their hands touched she felt an even stronger jolt of nervous energy run through her. She snapped her hand away from his grasp before it could happen again.

"Bonnie I would never do anything like that. You know me. I was just joking. I-I didn't mean to make you mad." She knew that he was sincere but she couldn't stop herself from being angry with him. How could he all of a sudden, make her feel so much? She tried to convince herself that it was all because she was anxious about killing Katherine and whether they would all actually succeed and remain unharmed.

"I'm not mad," she seethed.

"Good," he stated calmly and he stood up and moved in front of her. "Then dance with me," he asked confidently and he offered his hand to her. She looked up at him and he smiled at her. Her heart began to beat faster as she thought about what it would be like to be in his arms and feel his body against hers. No! If she said yes, he would be the one in control of whatever it was that was going on here. The slight buzz of Jeremy's phone receiving a message saved her from having to answer him.

It was Damon. They had to move on to the next step of their plan.

Well I hope you liked it! The next chapter will be about the car ride home. Please review! I'm dying to know what you think!