"Uh... What?" said Elena, staring wide-eyed to Caroline's happy expression.

"What? It'll be a great thing for all of us. We can get away from all the Klaus and Stefan drama! " said Caroline, following Elena as she walked out the kitchen door.

"You're not being serious, are you? " Elena asked, crossing her arms over her chest.

"Give me one good reason why we shouldn't do this! " she exclaimed and Elena turned to her, raising an eyebrow.

"Klaus has more time to plan something bad, we'll have no idea where Stefan is, we'll miss out on school- " before Elena could say more Caroline interrupted her.

"I said one! Come on, Elena! Just for a week? " Caroline asked, walking over to her.

Elena looked at Caroline almost as if she had done something unbelievable-which she had, "I can't believe you of all people are suggesting this! What about Tyler? "

"This isn't about Tyler! Look, I know how important getting Stefan back is to you but I figure every one that has been through what you've been through deserves a break every now and then! " said Caroline and Elena had to admit, it sounded amazing.

"I just- I don't think I can… " said Elena and Caroline sighed.

"Look, I promise you, you won't regret coming to this! Please? " she asked and Elena sighed, running a hand through her hair.

"Yeah… okay, fine. " said Elena and Caroline did a little jump for joy.

They exchanged a hug and as Caroline pulled away, she grinned, "So what are you waiting for? Let's get out of here. "

Elena frowned, straightening out her denim shorts, "What are you talking about? I haven't even packed yet! "

"You have no idea. " said Caroline, grabbing Elena's hands and pulling her outside. Elena was about to protest when she realised what was happening.

Alaric was standing by the back of Damon's car, talking to someone that was… on her roof?

"Damon, what the hell are you doing? " she screamed at the tall, dark and handsome man that had just thrown a suitcase off the roof.

He looked down and grinned, "Hey there, princess, I'm just packing your bags for you, so you don't have to bother. No need to thank me for that by the way. " he said, making it the ground to catch the case before it made impact with the driveway.

"What is happening? " she asked, moving off of the porch and closer to Damon's car where Bonnie had just climbed out of.

"We figured you'd act this way… "

Elena closed her eyes and took a deep breath, "This is unbelievable. " she said, looking around at all of them, Caroline, Damon, Bonnie, Matt and Alaric.

Damon walked over to her, putting a strand of hair behind her ear, "Believe it. We're going. " he said and she fought her hardest not to grin but failed miserably as it spread across the features of her face.

"Okay, okay… Would you rather have to live in Madonna's body for the rest of your life or have hair on your teeth for the rest of your life. " suggested Matt, lightening the mood of the car.

Everyone was in their own conversation as Matt said that and Elena smiled, she had to admit, she almost felt like a normal teenager.

She was sitting in the back seat in the middle of Matt and Caroline, Bonnie leaning on both of them as there weren't enough seats.

Every now and then, she'd sneak glances in the rear view mirror, catching Damon's eye, soon looking away.

As every one answered, Elena grabbed her phone out of the handbag that Caroline had packed full of things she might need, Elena grinned at the thought of how much they'd done to help her, to get her to agree with this 'vacation'. She really was looking forward to where they were going and as they rolled past the 'You are now leaving Mystic Falls' sign, she grinned.

It was time to let her hair down.

They all piled into the motel that they had decided to stay at for the night. No one but Alaric and Damon knew where they were going and she had decided to keep it that way. She'd rather be surprised.

Elena placed her bag on the bed and sat down, looking around, taking a deep breath.

She couldn't believe that she had agreed to this but on the other hand, she wanted to do it- to step out of Mystic Falls and be a normal teenager just for once.

"Whatever is running around in that little brain of yours, turn it off, you should get some sleep. " Damon said as he swaggered into the room, sitting next to her.

Her voice broke as she replied, "Thank you, Damon. " she meant the words as they escaped her mouth.

And he frowned as they did, "What are you talking about? " he asked, as she moved closer to him.

"For setting this up for me. And even though I'm kind of hesitant towards where we're going, I'm happy to get away from the craziness. " she said, becoming aware of the music playing from the radio.

"I have a way you can thank me. " he said and she frowned as he stood and turned up the volume of the radio.

She was pretty sure she knew what he was suggesting and as the cheerful music blasted through the speakers, she looked at him questionably as he held out his hand to her.

"It would be rude not to dance. " he said and she grinned from ear to ear.

"Are you serious, Damon? " she asked and he shrugged.

"You don't want to? " he asked and she slowly shook her head.

"Well… your big smile says otherwise. " She sighed, smiling.

And grabbed his out-held hand.

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