Chapter 7: It's hard to find good help these days

I do not own The Vampire Diaries or any of the characters in this story (except for Melody and a few others). All rights go to L.J Smith and Kevin Williamson.

*Victoria's POV*

I cannot believe that imbecile! All I asked him to do was one thing, one simple thing and he couldn't even do that. I shove my head into my hands and begin tugging at my hair. I refuse to let my plan fall to pieces all because of that neanderthal.
Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock

With a growl I raise from my seat and begin pacing the room. I gave him everything he wanted and this is how he repays me? She should be six feet in the ground right now but no, he had to go and screw it all up by killing her mother instead! I feel no remorse for Claire though, we never really did see eye to eye. The sound of my heels clicking on the floor fall into a rythm with the clock above my head.

Tick Tock, Click Clock, Tick Tock, Click Clock

Where is he?! So help me God I will rip that boy apart limb from limb!
Just then my head snaps to the door at the sound of somebody entering the house. Well, it's about bloody time.

I race towards the door as soon as it opens and pin him to the wall by his neck.

"WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!" I scream into his petrified face. I extend my fangs and lean my face in an inch closer to his.

"Since your major screw up and then your disappearing act, I've had to pick up all the pieces to ensure that this plan isn't a complete failure" I sneer.

"P-please, I'm s-so sorry. I was so sure it was her. T-the picture you gave me, it looked just like her. When I heard she was back in town I-I watched her for you before returning" he stutters like the fool that he is.

"Well clearly you weren't sure enough!" I growl while tightening my grip around his throat, causing his eyes to bulge.
"I should rip your heart out right now. Yes, you're a handsome boy, but I need somebody that's capable of following orders. What good are looks to me now!" I yell before suddenly coming to a realisation.

I quickly release my grip and watch as he tumbles to the floor while gasping for air. I begin pacing again as I concoct a new piece to my plan.
"It's your lucky day, I've just discovered that there's a use for you afterall" I smile menacingly in his face. "Stand up. NOW!" I snap, watching as he scrambles off the floor.
"Melody is a naive little girl who has never experienced romance in her life. Seeing as she is now a vulnerable teenager, I want you to move to Mystic Falls, pretend to be another average teenager and then I want you to gain Melody's trust and if possible, her heart. Be the perfect boyfriend, dazzle her with your good looks and your charm. Once you have accomplished this, we can then begin the final part of the plan, killing her." I say with a broad grin on my face. "Do you understand?"

"Y-yes, I won't let you down again" he vows.

With a flick of my wrist I dismiss him. As he leaves the room, another pawn in my plan enters.

I smile innocently at him while I say, "Tsk-tsk, out of alcohol already? Well we can't have that now can we? A daughter like Melody is sure to drive a man to test his limits. That's why you're lucky to have me to keep you from the edge, isn't that right father?"