Chapter 11

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Note: Previously, in "Losing Your Memory," Damon rescues Stefan from Klaus and forgives him for what happened before the accident.

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Summer Home – Later on...

Elena stood by the window, watching nervously for the Jag. It had been nearly an hour since Damon left, and she was starting to worry about him, even though she had promised to be strong. Rebekah came in from the kitchen, a cup of chamomile tea in her hand to help relax her.

"Anything yet?"

Elena looked at Rebekah and then back to the window. "Not yet. It's been almost an hour."

"They're alive, Elena, I know they are."

Elena forced a smile at that. "Thank you. You have no idea how great your confidence makes me feel. I guess I kind of need that right now."

Just then, she heard a car pulling up outside. Hoping that this was who she thought it was, Elena carefully looked out the window and smiled when she saw that it was in fact that Jag and that Damon and Stefan were safe. She went to the front door and opened it, hurrying outside to where the brothers were and threw herself into Damon's arms, nearly knocking him over, kissing him passionately.

Damon smiled against her lips, returning her kiss. "Relax, Elena, we're fine."

"I know, but I just wanted to kiss you," she replied. "I love you so much, you crazy man."

Damon smiled again. Crazy man, huh? Well, that wasn't something he hadn't heard before. Still, it was a relief to be with his beloved Elena again, since he had a feeling that she was worried about him when she promised to be brave.

Stefan smiled at them and went up to the house, where he found Rebekah waiting for him. Tears of happiness running down her face, she wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him. Stefan returned her kiss and ran his fingers through her hair. God, it felt so good to finally be able to do that after wondering if he was going to live through his ordeal.

"I was worried about you, Stefan."

"I know, Bekah," he replied. "You were all I thought about during the time I was being held hostage, wondering if I'd ever see you again." He kissed her again. "Thanks to Damon, I survived and I'm back with you, never to leave your side again."

Rebekah stepped back. "He's not still angry at you for betraying him, is he?"

"No, he forgave me."

"Thank God," said Rebekah. "I hated to see him be so angry at you." She sighed. "I'm glad he forgave you, though. You two may have your disputes every now and then, but your bond as brothers is the thing that gets you through just about anything."

Stefan smiled. "You're right, it does."

Damon and Elena walked into the house then, shutting the door behind them to keep it from getting too cold in the house. Damon saw Stefan and Rebekah in each other's arms, looking at each other with loving eyes. He smiled at that, knowing that the family was back together again.

Clearing his throat, he said, "Hey, you two, Elena and I are going to go upstairs. I need a shower and Elena is in the mood. I don't know if it's because of her hormones or not, but I'm not about to deny her a romantic shower with me."

"It's okay, Damon," said Stefan. "You don't need our permission."

Damon nodded and looked at Elena. "You heard the man. Time to get down and dirty, for lack of a better term."

Elena smiled and, taking her husband's arm, led him upstairs to the bedroom and, kisssing him hotly, led him into the bathroom, where they stripped, turned on the water in the shower and stepped in, letting the warm water hit their bodies. Damon then pushed Elena up gently against the tile, spread her legs apart with his knee, and drove himself into her, thrusting slowly at first but picked up speed as he went.

Elena gyrated her hips in time to Damon's thrusts, arching her back and pulled away from his lips long enough to let out a scream of pleasure, the love she had for her husband exploding all around them. Damon, feeling himself getting close to the edge, followed suit half a beat later.

"I love you, Elena!"

Elena smiled at his proclamation of love and panted, saying, "I love you too, Damon." She placed his hand on her belly. "We both love you."

Note: Okay, guys, I'm going to end Chapter 11 here because it's just about 1:30 AM where I am and I'm tired. Hope you've enjoyed this chapter. Stay tuned for more!