DISCLAIMER: I do not own any characters from the Vampire Diaries, or this scene. Only Stefan's thoughts :)

Hey guys! Okay, so I was watching Season 1 again, and obviously I love the Stefan/Damon relationship (who doesn't?)! This one-shot really doesn't have a purpose to it, other than to show Stefan's thoughts and feelings in the scene from Episode 9 where Damon and Stefan mimic each other :P Please read and review!
Thank you to my beta CreepingMuse, for all her help, this would not be good without her! :P

"Rise and shine! Don't be late for school."

Stefan shot upright. What the hell is he doing? Damon was sitting in front of his window, holding a mug of coffee. Stefan could smell the strong smell it emitted from here.

"What are you-What are you doing?" How dare he wake him up? Not that he had been sleeping...He didn't think he'd be able to get some rest for a long time. Lexi's face kept popping up when he closed his eyes. Her death kept plaguing him.

Damon offered him the mug. "Peace offering..."

He could not be serious...After everything, he thought a cup of coffee could make up for it? The thick smell was uncomfortably penetrating his nose.

Stefan climbed out of his bed but stepped back abruptly when Damon appeared in front of him. "Come on, you need it for blood circulation. Does dead flesh good!"

He wanted to shout, scream, punch, kick do anything to get rid of his brother, but he knew it would be no use whatsoever. He'd just provoke the 'evil' side of Damon. Although Stefan was starting to believe the 'evil' Damon would never leave. Damon did something good, like protect his family from vampire hunters in Mystic Falls...but by killing his best friend! How did that work out?

Damon seemed to realise that Stefan's face would not budge from the glare he was giving him, and relented. "All right, I'm sorry."

"Step aside, please?" Damon was lucky he still retained his manners.

Stefan walked out the room, needing a moment to calm himself, it wasn't fair, Damon was intruding in his personal space! He could hear Damon chatting to him, as though he knew he would be listening. Which he was. Why was he listening? Because he could never shut his brother out.

"I got the town off our back, it was for the greater good, but I'm sorry! And to prove it, I'm not going to feed off a human for at least...a week. And I'll adopt a Stefan diet...only, nothing with...feathers."

Stefan sighed and walked back in. Typical for Damon; in this situation being angry wouldn't work, being mean wouldn't work, being happy definitely wouldn't work, so he was being sarcastic.

"Because I realise that killing your closest and oldest friend is beyond evil and yet somehow...it's worthy of humour?" Sarcasm on his behalf was the only way forward.

Damon frowned at him "Are you mimicking me?"

Stefan put on his shirt and came closer to his brother "Yes Stefan, now that the secret society of vampire haters is off our back, I can go back to my routine of 'how can I destroy Stefan's life this week?'"

Damon had that look on his face. Smug, knowing that two could play at this game. "And I can go back to sulking, and Elena-longing and forehead brooding -" He looked up and smiled "This is fun, I like this."

Right, so Damon only likes me when he kills my best friend and when I am now being heavily sarcastic to make up for my desire to murder him? Seriously? Damon would be Damon.

"And I, will finally reveal the ulterior motive behind my evil and diabolical return to Mystic Falls..." Could Stefan get his brother to confess?

Damon gave him a look to show he wouldn't go that far in seeking peace "Ye-eah, I'm done..." Of course.

He started backing away to the door "This is just like you Damon, always have to have the last word!"

Stefan shook his head slightly and looked down at his drawer. He'll find out what Damon was up to in due course.

Right now, Stefan had to go see Elena and tell her the good and bad news. I didn't kill my brother.

Would he ever be able to?

If you liked this fanfic, please check out my Stefan/Damon vampire diaries story 'Tough Love' xD

And I was thinking of updating a couple more chapters of other cool Stefan/Damon scenes from this episode (as you know, there were quite a few ;). What do you think? :)