AN: okay just a little one shot maybe possibly though if you want it could be more? Or I could just add a damon Pov? Idk let me know!

The cold wind whipped through her crimson locks, biting at her skin.

She stood there on the white sand of the beach letting the freezing water hit her bare feet.

Her tears silently falling down her cheeks, as she stared at the angry waves of the ocean.

She had tried to be around them, to be a good friend.

But it hurt too much to see them together.

Bonnie knew that she had no right to be upset, that he was never hers to begin with.

But she was in love with him, and when Elena chose him two people's hearts were shattered.

Her's and Stefan's.

Stefan had taken it all with much more grace than her, and he had more right to be upset about it all.

Stefan had remained in Fells Church, saying that he just wanted to see her happy, and that if it wasn't with him than he was glad it was his brother.

But she knew it broke his heart.

Yet he stayed there.

Bonnie wasn't so strong.

She tried to stay, she tried to be happy for them…

In the end it just became too much, and she knew she needed to get away from Fells church.

From them.

So here she was now standing on a beach in southern California mourning a lost love that was never hers to begin with.

The sad thing is it had been over a year since she left, and yet it still cut her deeply.

She hasn't even been in contact with any of her friends since she left.

Yet somehow when she checked the mail that afternoon, she had gotten the invitation.

One of her friends was getting married, the funny thing is it didn't say who.

Of course she assumed it was them.

She swiped angrily at her tears, mad that she let herself get upset about this.

She turned and headed back to her beach front house.

She had some packing to do.


Bonnie stepped out of the small plane and was instantly engulfed in the Virginian heat.

Once she claimed her luggage she loaded it into the small rental car and headed to the boarding house.

She hesitantly knocked on the wooden door.

When it swung open her breath caught in her throat.

After all this time he still had that affect on her.

There in front of her stood Damon and he was as beautiful as she had remembered him to be.

He looked happy to see her, but she wouldn't read anything into it, she couldn't.

"Little bird you're all grown up." He said softly.

It was true, she had grown a lot since she had last seen him.

Her hair now hung in loose curls down to her waist, her curves and features more defined.

"Hello Damon…um is Elena here?" She managed.

"Yes she's in the kitchen with Meredith, planning the wedding." He answered looking her in the eye.

She looked away.

It stung to hear him say those words.

He stepped aside so she could enter, taking her bags from her as she headed to the kitchen.

What she saw surprised her.

Elena usually glowing and full of life looked drained and unhappy.

Her eyes lit up though when she saw Bonnie standing in the doorway.

"Oh Bonnie thank God you're here, I need your help to get this wedding going."

Bonnie forced a smile upon her face.

"Okay tell me what needs to be done."

"Hey Bonnie, I am so glad you could make it. I want you and Elena to be my maids of honor." Meredith said as she pulled her into a tight hug.

Was it selfish that she felt relieved to hear that it was Meredith that was getting married and not Elena?

"So who's the lucky guy? The invitation didn't have names on it" Bonnie smiled genuinely now.

Meredith's face lit up in pure joy.

"Well a lot has happened since you left. Alaric dumped me and then Matt helped put me back together. We became really close and started dating and then last week he asked me to

marry him."

Bonnie was surprised, though she should have seen it coming.

When Elena, Stephan and she returned back from the Dark Demention ,Matt and Meredith seemed a lot closer.

"Congratulations. I am so happy for you." Bonnie said sincerely.


The next few days passed in a blur.

Bonnie was fitted for her dress, and they planned the last details of Meredith's wedding.

It was now the night of the rehearsal dinner and they booked a nice hotel to hold it in.

Bonnie slipped into a pale green silk dress that fell just above her knees. It clung to her curves perfectly.

She pinned back some of her strawberry hair and was putting the last touch of makeup on when a knock sounded on her door.

She was surprised to say the least when she opened the door to find Damon standing there.

He was dressed in an expensive suit, all black of course.

"Can I come in?" He asked.

"Sure." She opened the door wide enough for him to step through.

"You look beautiful." H e said as he sat on her bed.

"Thanks, you're not looking so bad yourself."

He chuckled.

She assumed he had something he wanted to talk about but when he remained quiet she broke the silence.

"So… what brings you here?" She asked.

"Oh I was just wondering how you've been. It has been a long time…" He trailed off.

"I've been good. I moved to California, and am attending school, I have a wonderful beach house. My grams died and left me some money otherwise I couldn't afford it… what about you?"

She asked after summarizing her life after Fells church.

He looked surprised that she had asked.

"I've been good… I mean great. Elena misses you a lot… I miss you." He admitted.

"I miss you guys too I just-I needed to start my own life, grow up you know?"

He nodded.

Though when he admitted that he missed her had more of an effect on her that she would let show, she pushed it aside.

I mean it's not as if he had just confessed deep and undying love for her.

Bonnie struggled trying to put the clasp together on her necklace.

"Allow me." He said taking the necklace from her.

She turned around as he gently pushed her hair to the side.

The closeness of his body made her heart beat faster, she could only hope he didn't notice.

He wrapped the necklace around her neck and clasped it together.

"There perfect." He said as he stared into the mirror that was reflecting them.

Bonnie stepped away and slipped her shoes on.

"Thank you… I guess we should get going." She mumbled.

"Yes we should." He agreed.

They walked in silence to the reception hall where the dinner was to be held.

When they walked in she was flooded with compliments from her friends and then she went to take her seat at the long table.

Damon had taken his seat beside Elena but his eyes never seemed to linger from Bonnie for too long.

She noticed this and deliberately kept he eyes anywhere but in Damon's direction.

She however could still feel his gaze on her, and felt the need to get away.

"I-I need some fresh air." She excused herself and stepped out onto the balcony.

"It hurts doesn't it?" A voice sounded behind her.

She turned her head to see Stefan had joined her.

"Yes." She whispered.

"I don't know why I stay. I guess that I just need to be around her… but its torture."

"You're stronger than I am, I left…" She said quietly.

"No Bonnie, I am the coward here. You left to move on.. and I stayed because I was afraid to leave."

"But I can't move on Stefan it's been over a year now and I still…"

"I know. I feel the same way." Stefan sighed sadly.

"What are we going to do with ourselves?" Bonnie asked.

"The only thing we can do. Try to accept what we can't change and try to be happy that they're happy." He answered honestly.

"Elena still loves you, you know. I see it every time you walk into the room her eyes light up."

"Well she made her choice and she will have to come to me and tell me if she wants me back. I won't break them up if they are happy together. I will just have to put my feelings aside…

and try to get through this." His voice was agonizingly sad.

"You won't be alone… well until I go back to California, I have to leave the day after the wedding but you can call me anytime you want… I guess broken hearts should stick together."

Bonnie reassured.

He simply nodded before saying "I guess we should get back in there."

They took their seats once more.

Bonnie absently listened to the chatter until she heard her name.

"So Bonnie meet any hot guys in California?" typical boy crazy Caroline.

She noticed Damon's gaze fall on her waiting for her to answer.

"Lots, but they're not…" Damon , she wanted to say but instead she said.

"We're just friends."

The rest of the Dinner was filled with laughter and jokes.


It was the morning of the wedding.

Elena and Bonnie were just about finished helping Meredith get ready.

She looked stunning in her elegant wedding dress.

Bonnie and Elena wore deep red dresses that clung nicely to their curves.

Once everyone was ready Meredith was ready to walk down the aisle.

Meredith's face was lit with joy making her more beautiful than she already was.

And Matt looked handsome in his suit and his face showed that he was just as happy as Meredith.

Once the "I do's" were said and Matt kissed the bride it was time for the reception.

Bonnie was dancing with the groom, and was about to tell him how happy she was for him when they were interrupted.

"May I cut in?" Damon asked behind Matt.

Matt stepped back allowing Damon to take his place.

A slow song came on just then and Bonnie hesitantly wrapped her arms around his neck trying to keep a little space in between them.

Damon chuckled at her reluctance.

"Don't worry I promise I won't bite."

She laughed lightly.

They swayed slowly to the music letting it carry them along the dance floor as they looked into each other's eyes.

When the song ended Damon still had his arms around her waist.

She tore her eyes away from his.

"I-I should get going my flight leaves early in the morning." She said as she detangled herself from his embrace.

He looked a little hurt at her actions but she didn't allow herself to look at him for too long as she quickly said goodbye to her friends and headed to her room to pack.

It was all just too much, and though she was happy she saw her friend get married part of her wished she had never come.

She felt the fresh tears come to her eyes as she drifted off to sleep.


The next morning Bonnie woke up early and headed for the airport.

She waited impatiently for the announcement to come that her flight was ready for boarding.

When it did she hastily took her seat next to the window and stared out of it for one last glance at the town she grew up in.

"Is this seat taken?" A silky voice said.

"Damon? What are you doing here? Where's Elena?" Bonnie asked confused.

"Well you didn't think I was going to let you get away from me again that easily did you?"He asked as he sat down next to her.

"And as for Elena I imagine her and my little brother are off doing things I really care not to know about." He smirked.

"Oh she left you for him?" Bonnie asked

"Actually I believe she never stopped loving him. As for me I was in love with someone else, it just took me too long to realize it. So I told Elena to go talk to Stefan and here I am."

Bonnie smiled but then it faltered.

This just couldn't be happening could it?

Damon lifted her head to look him in the eye.

"Yes little bird this is happening. I love you Bonnie I always have, I was just blind for a moment."

She giggled and raised a brow.

"A moment? Try over a year."

He chuckled.

"Well I-" He started but she cut him off.

"Just kiss me already." She pulled him closer to her holding onto his leather jacket.

He lowered his face to hers and just as their lips touched the plane took off.


AN: it just popped into my head! I am leaving it open in case you want a Damon pov or something else so hit that button and let me know…. Also I finished the story missing but am considering a sequel I will post the summery for it tomorrow so let me know if u want it or not.

-Julie