Pilot | Part One

Caroline Forbes sighed in frustration as she glanced at the time on her cell phone before looking at her fifteen year old sister's bedroom door. If her sister, Marissa didn't wake up soon, they were both going to be late for the first day of school.

After finally realizing Marissa wasn't going to wake up on her own, Caroline walked over to the bedroom door and softly knocked.

When she didn't get an answer from the young girl on the inside of the room, Caroline opened the door and poked her head inside. She rolled her eyes when she saw that her sister was still laying in the middle of her queen sized bed, fast asleep.

"Rissa?" Caroline whispered, as she walked into her room.

After not getting an answer, she called out her sister's name again, louder this time.

"What?" Marissa groaned without opening her eyes.

"Get up." Caroline answered, then added,"It's the first day of school."

"So?" Marissa mumbled.

"So, we can't be late."

"No, you can't be late, I don't care if I'm late." Marissa said, as she tried to ignore her big sister. She rolled from one side to her other side, with her back toward Caroline.

Caroline didn't say anything as she walked across the floor to the bed, she pulled the zebra printed comforter and sheet off of Marissa and tossed it into the floor.

"What the hell, Care? I'm trying to sleep here." Marissa called out, as she sat up in bed and pushed her long blonde hair out of her face.

"And now you're not, so get up." Caroline said, as she turned around and quickly left the bedroom.

"God, Caroline, you are such a bit-"

"Don't even think of finishing that sentence." Caroline yelled out, interrupting her.

"Bitch." Marissa finished quietly to herself.

"I heard that." Caroline called out.

Marissa groaned as she pushed herself out of the bed, as much as she wanted to just lay back down and go to sleep, she knew it was best not to push Caroline. She could be extremely bossy when she wanted to be, which was 99.9% of the time.

Marissa walked over to her closet and stared at all of her clothes as she tried to figure out what to wear, unlike Caroline, she didn't lay out what she wanted to wear the night before.

"Why don't you wear your new sundress?" Caroline suggested, as she stood behind her sister.

"It's too preppy for the first day." Marissa said, as she grabbed the dress from the hanger. It was a white sundress with spaghetti straps that had dark pink flowers on the bust and at the bottom, which stopped right at her knees.

"But you said you loved it." Caroline pointed out.

"And I did, but now I'm not sure." Marissa said, as she looked down at the dress and bit her bottom lip in thought.

"Well I think it's beautiful and I think you look beautiful in it." Caroline said smiling.

"Thanks, Care, but I'm still not sure."

"I totally think you should wear it." Caroline suggested, then added,"And you can wear the necklace Jeremy gave you."

Marissa smiled when she thought about the necklace her best friend, Jeremy, gave her on her last birthday. It was a sliver chain with a small sterling silver charm in shape of a four-leaf clover. When he gave it to her, he said since she was so clumsy, she needed all the good luck she could get.

"Okay. I think I will wear the dress and the necklace too." Marissa said, as she continued to smile.

"Great, now how should we do your hair? Up or down?" Caroline asked.

"How about down, with lots of curls." Marissa suggested.

"That would look great." Caroline squealed, then added with a laugh,"Aw my baby sister is going to be the best looking girl at school, after me of course."

"Okay, Care. Don't get carried away." Marissa said, as she laughed at her sister.

"Hey, I can't help us Forbes girls look good." Caroline joked, causing her younger sister to laugh.

"Okay, I'm going to go take a quick shower." Marissa said, as she grabbed her clothes then headed toward the bedroom door to walk out.

"Alright, when you're done, I'll do your hair and make-up." Caroline called out.

"Okay." Marissa said, as she reached the doorway, then she stopped and turned around to say,"Hey, Care?"

"Yeah?" Caroline asked, as she turned around to look at her.

"Thanks." Marissa said with a grateful smile.

"No problem, little sis." Caroline said smiling back.

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"You got everything?" Caroline asked Marissa, as she exited the car after Caroline parked the car in the school parking lot minutes later.

"Yeah, I think so." Marissa answered, as she placed the big black shoulder bag she used for a book bag on her shoulder.

"Oh, wait, here's your lunch money." Caroline said, as she grabbed a ten dollar bill out of her purse and handed it to her sister.

"Thanks." Marissa mumbled, as she slipped the money into her bag.

"Hey, there's Bonnie and Elena." Caroline said, as she looked over at her friends; who were walking inside the school.

"I should go check on Elena, will you be okay?" Caroline asked her sister.

"Yeah, I'm just going to go find Jeremy." Marissa said, as she began to walk across the parking lot.

"Alright, I'll see you later." Caroline called out.

Marissa waved to her sister, as she continued to walk closer to the school. She walked over to the side of the building where she knew Jeremy would be; the stoner pit.

Since his parents died months ago, she knew he had started taking drugs and even though he knew she wasn't happy about it, he kept doing it, which she blamed Vicki Donovan for. Marissa knew as soon as Jeremy started hanging around Vicki that he would pick up her life style.

"Hey, Jer." Marissa called out, as soon as she saw him.

"Hey, there's my girl." Jeremy said happily, as he threw an arm around her shoulder.

"Okay, one; I am not your girl." Marissa said, as she pushed his arm off her shoulder, then added,"And two; please don't tell me you are already high?"

"Okay I won't tell you then." Jeremy joked.

"Jeremy, this is serious, it's the first day of school." Marissa said, then added,"You promised you would quit before the first day."

"I know, I'm sorry, Ris." Jeremy said sincerely.

Before Marissa could say anything back, Vicki walked up to them and said,"Hey, Jeremy."

"Hey Vicki, what's up?" Jeremy said to her smiling.

"Nothing much, you got something for me?" Vicki asked.

"Yeah." Jeremy answered, as he handed her some pills then said,"Don't take more than two in a six-hour window."

Marissa rolled her eyes as she watched what was taking place in front of her, she couldn't believe that not only was Jeremy taking drugs, but he was also dealing them too.

"Hey, Vicki. I knew I'd find you here with the crackheads." Tyler said sarcastically, as he walked up to them.

"Hey." Vicki said, smiling at Tyler. Causing both Marissa and Jeremy to roll their eyes.

"Hey, Pete Wentz called. He wants his nail polish back. " Tyler said, as he looked over at Jeremy with a smug smile.

"Pete Wentz, huh? How old school T.R.L. of you. Carson Daly fan?" Jeremy said sarcastically to Tyler.

"Oh, Ty, be nice. That's Elena's little brother." Vicki said.

"I know who he is. I'll still kick his ass." Tyler warned.

"Come on, Jer, let's go." Marissa said, as she grabbed Jeremy's arm and began to walk away.

They had only taken a few steps when Tyler said,"Wait hold up, is that little Rissa?"

Marissa turned around to face Tyler then said,"Yeah, Tyler, it's me."

"Damn girl, when did you get all grown up?" Tyler asked, as he flashed her his flirty grin that he knew drove all the girls wild.

Marissa blushed then said,"I hit a growth spurt over the summer."

"Well you're looking good, Baby Forbes." Tyler said, still smiling.

"Thanks." Marissa said.

Vicki scoffed as she grabbed Tyler's arm then said,"Let's go, Ty."

"See ya around, Rissa." Tyler called out, as Vicki dragged him away.

"Bye." Marissa called out.

Once Tyler and Vicki was gone, Marissa turned to Jeremy and said,"Oh, my God, can you believe that?"

Jeremy rolled his eyes but didn't say anything as he began to walk away. It angered him to see Tyler being flirty with Marissa, even though he knew it made Marissa happy since she had a crush on Tyler for years, it made him sick to his stomach.

In Jeremy's mind, Marissa was his. His best friend, his first love, his everything, only she didn't know that and never would.

"I just can't believe he talked to me, I mean I've been hoping he would notice me, but I never thought he would talk to me." Marissa said excitedly, as she walked along beside Jeremy.

"Congrats, Rissa, the dick spoke to you. Can we move on from this conversation now?" Jeremy asked.

"I just don't understand why you hate him so much, Jer." Marissa asked, confused.

"Cause he's a dick and you deserve better." Jeremy answered.

"And you deserve better than going after Tyler's sloppy seconds." Marissa snapped, talking about Vicki.

"Whatever, Rissa." Jeremy mumbled, as he walked into the school building to get away from her. The last thing he wanted to do was fight with her.

"Wait, Jer, I'm sorry." Marissa called out, as she ran along behind him.

Marissa sighed when Jeremy ignored her and went into the boy's restroom. She glanced off to the side and saw Elena and Bonnie talking, she knew Jeremy might get mad at her about what she was about to do, but she hoped he would forgive her in time.

"Hey." Marissa said, as she walked up to the two girl.

"Hey, Rissa." Bonnie and Elena said, as they both quickly hugged the girl they considered a little sister.

"Hey, is everything okay?" Elena asked, when she noticed the concern look on Marissa's face.

"It's Jeremy." Marissa said softly.

"What did he do now?" Elena asked with a sigh.

"I'm worried about him, Elena, I'm pretty sure he's high on something right now and I just saw him giving away pills." Marissa explained.

Elena groaned then said,"Don't worry about it, Rissa, I'll take care of him."

"Thanks, Elena." Marissa said sincerely.

"No problem." Elena said, then asked,"Where did he go?"

"Bathroom." Marissa answered, as she pointed to the bathrooms Jeremy just went into.

"Alright, I'll go talk to him. You just get to class. Caroline will be pissed if you're late." Elena said to the younger girl.

"Okay." Marissa said softly. She still felt bad for telling on Jeremy, but she only did it cause she was worried about him and she hoped Elena could get through to him.

"I'll be right back." Elena said, as she walked into the bathroom to have a quick word with her brother.

"Please be hot." Bonnie said, as continued to look at the new guy that she and Elena were looking at before Marissa walked up.

"Who are we looking at?" Marissa asked, as she looked in the direction that Bonnie was staring in.

"New guy." Bonnie answered, as she nodded her head toward the dark-headed guy wearing a dark jacket.

"Hey, he's cute." Marissa said, as he turned around, then she added with a laugh,"I bet you Caroline is going to be all over him."

"I bet you're right." Bonnie said laughing.

"Alright, I better get to class." Marissa said, then added,"Talk to you later, Bon."

Bonnie waved to the girl as she watched the new guy walked out of the front office and toward the bathroom. She couldn't help but laugh when Elena walked out and bumped into him.

'This is going to be an interesting year.' Bonnie thought to herself. If only she really knew.

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a/n - hey all, I decided to start a new vampire diaries story. This will follow along with the show starting with the first episode as you can see, but with Caroline having a sister. Following along with the show is a first for me, so I hope you enjoy it. Since the episodes are long which will make chapters long I decided to break up the episode, but if you would like a full chapter being an episode let me know. Lastly I wanted to give a special shout-out to KyroxIsxSmexy for all of your help on this chapter and the story. Thank you!