Okay I know it has been a while but my Gran was really ill over the festive period and this is her just getting out of hospital and feeling better so it's the first chance I've had to update. I have this chapter and half of the next one wrote so you won't have to wait too long for the next update.
I hope you are all still interested.
Chapter Eleven: Of Decade Dances
Intrigues me with every move til' I'm breathless, I'm helpless, can't keep my cool.
Steals my heart when he takes my hand and we dance, to the rhythm of the band.
I feel his fingertips, grip my hips and I slip as we dip into a rare bliss.
"Oh, my god! I am so bored right now."
Faith huffed as she tossed a book down onto the ever growing pile. She shifted her eyes towards Damon who was frowning heavily as he read through one of the books in his hands before tossing it carelessly behind him with an annoyed grunt. She cleared her throat lightly to grab his attention before sighing irritably when he ignored her so she picked up her previously discarded book and threw it at him. It bounced off the back of his head sharply and she had to stifle a giggle when he noticeably flinched from the hit. He closed his book with a sharp snap and slowly turned to face her.
He smiled tightly at her, "What?"
"I'm bored. You dragged me outta bed to help you find a book…a book that you won't tell me about by the way. It sort of makes it difficult for me to help you find it. I'm missing school for this; I don't even know why I'm doing this."
He conceded her point with a slight nod as he walked the short distance to her chair; crouching down in front of her legs he dumped another pile of books on her lap.
"You're doing it because I asked…and you care about me."
She scoffed loudly and then squirmed visibly uncomfortable when he continued to stare at her with the most serious expression on his face she'd ever seen from him. She rolled her eyes at herself before planting her hand flat on his face and shoving him over. He swatted half-heartedly at her legs before returning to his previous task at the book shelves.
She perked up with a smile when she spotted Stefan walking into the room, "Hey, stud. You back from Elena's already?"
He graced her with a small smile, "Hey, Faith." He then gestured between himself and Damon, "You mind giving me and Damon a minute?"
She raised a brow when she caught the dark look Damon was throwing Stefan and awkwardly clamored up from her chair, "Uh, yeah. I'll catch you guys later."
Faith startled when Damon's arm shot out and tugged her into his side as she passed him on her way to the door. He leaned down slowly and pressed a kiss to her cheek although his eyes remained on Stefan who by this point had clenched his hands into fists.
Damon smirked at the reaction before gently shoving her forward as he promised, "See you later."
Faith screwed up her face in disgust as she tugged at her pink dress. She fiddled with the hemline for another minute before giving up. She dropped down heavily on the edge of Elena's bed to put on her shoes. Elena was in her bathroom fixing her hair and Faith seriously contemplated escaping out of the window so she didn't need to go out in public dressed like she was. She was not a fan of this era of clothing and she wasn't impressed that Elena was getting away with wearing jeans and she was forced into a dress. Caught up in her thoughts she barely registered her name being called but she mostly definitely heard Elena scream from downstairs. Leaping to her feet she dashed down the stairs, barely catching herself from face planting on the ground. She was immediately shoved into the wall once she reached the bottom as someone dashed past her at an unnaturally fast speed.
She turned to face Elena and the newly arrived Stefan with wide eyes, "What the hell?"
Stefan parted from Elena with a deep frown on his face, "It was another vampire."
"Yeah, I got that. Why was he here?" She gasped in surprised when her phone vibrated in her hand unaware that she'd even brought it with her. She was a little annoyed at the relief she felt when Damon's name appeared on caller id, "Damon."
"Hello, beautiful. Fancy ditching the dance to help your best friend?"
She locked eyes with Stefan for a moment who nodded before replying, "We were just attacked by a vampire. Get here please."
The last word was barely out her mouth before the door opened. Elena jumped still visibly shaken up after her attack before relaxing when she realized it was just Damon. Her relief didn't last long when he locked eyes with Faith and stayed that way before eventually looking away. She didn't like how close he was getting to her cousin at all.
Damon walked over to them as Elena and Stefan took a seat on the couch, "How did he get in?"
Elena took a nervous breath before answering, "He was invited in."
Stefan squeezed her knee in comfort as he explained, "We think he posed as a pizza delivery guy last night."
Faith rubbed her arm which was still stinging from hitting the wall, "I'm never ordering pizza again."
Damon nodded with a slightly impressed look on his face, "Well he gets points for that. Did he say what he wanted?"
"No, he was too busy trying to kill me."
Faith would have snickered at the amount of sass that was in Elena's tone but she knew her cousin was just putting on a front so she settled for slapping Damon on the arm who in turn shot her a confused look. She mouthed at him to behave and he rolled his eyes.
Stefan held out his hand for a moment to recapture his brothers attention as he asked, "You have no idea who this is?"
"No." Damon grew annoyed at the unconvinced nod Stefan gave him, "Don't look at me like that. I told you we had company."
"You think there's more than one?"
Faith snorted and tried to take a seat on the edge of the couch only for Damon to sit there instead with a smirk on his face. He patted his knee for her to lean against as she crossed her arms with an unimpressed look on her face and tried to sit step around him only for him to stretch out his legs blocking her way. Stefan caught the exchange and grew even more worried about their relationship when Faith gave up and draped her crossed arms over the back of Damon's shoulders so she was leaning over him to get a view of the couple.
He cleared his throat lightly to get back their attention, "Damon, he was invited in."
"Then we go get him tonight." He peeked at Faith before turning towards Elena, "You up for it?"
Elena gave a barely there nod, "What do I have to do?"
"Let your boyfriend take you to the dance, we'll see who shows up. I'll do Faith the honor of being her date."
He swatted her thigh when he heard her let out a little 'ew' before reminding the couple, "Until we get him this house isn't safe for anyone. It's worth a shot."
"I'll do it. I'll be with the two of you I'll be safe."
"And Faith; I'll be with the three of you." Elena corrected before giving a tiny smile, "You're so needy."
"My god, as if the clothes weren't lame enough now I have to put up with tacky decorations and crap music?"
Damon rolled his eyes at her whining as he continued to drag her along the hallway by the hand, "Stop bitching."
Elena nodded although Faith couldn't see her, "I can't believe I'm saying this but Damon's right. Let's just try to relax."
Faith snorted in response, "Oh, you mean before we get out jugulars ripped out?" Her voice then turned high pitched and extra girly, "Damon will you like dance with me and oh my god, lets spike the punch!"
Stefan couldn't stop the laugh he was trying hard to repress when he spotted Faith batting her eyelashes up at his brother who stared back at her slightly horrified. Elena slapped his arm in response and he coughed to try and dispel his laughing.
She spun around so she was walking backwards trusting Damon not to let her walk into anything as she smiled sweetly at Stefan, "Yes, Daddy Stefan."
She turned back around only to grunt as she slammed into Damon's back who quickly reached for her and tugged her in front of him, holding her hips as he gently pushed her through the gym's doors without so much as a word. They kept themselves to the shadows in the corner so no one could spot them unless they were walking right past them. Her brow furrowed wondering what was wrong with Damon before shrugging it off. Elena quickly took off when she spotted Caroline and Bonnie while Faith seemed to have no option but to stay with Stefan and Damon as the latter still held her in a secure grip. She grew bored when they did nothing but gaze about, if this vampire was smart enough to secure an invite into the house then surely he wouldn't make himself known while the two of them were very obviously looking for him.
"Stefan, dance with me."
Stefan blinked at her before shaking his head, "No."
Faith pouted before turning to Damon, "Damon?"
He fake smiled back at her, "I don't do second choice."
She frowned at him and pulled herself from his grasp as Stefan awkwardly made himself scarce, "Okay, what the hell is wrong with you?"
"Nothing, I just don't need to witness you panting over my brother all night."
"Panting over your-" She burst into hysterical laughter startling Damon in the process, "You think I like Stefan?! Ew." She paused when she realized how that sounded, "Okay not ew cause he's hot but he's like my brother…my very hot, very buff, very old brother."
Damon grimaced at the description, "Okay I get it. Sorry."
She grinned at him, "Did you just apologize? Without any sort of coaching?"
"That's so cute, you're evolving."
He swatted her hip before pulling her into a loose embrace as he swayed to the music secure in the knowledge that no one could see them, "If I dance with you will you drop it?"
"You're already dancing with me." She pointed out and giggled when he twirled her before pulling her back in.
"You're really annoying."
She sighed happily, "I know."
Damon hummed in response before lowering his head so his lips brushed against her ear as he spoke, "You know, we never did finish what we started in Georgia."
Faith flushed as she recalled the heated kiss, "I guess we didn't."
"You promised to come back."
She pulled back slightly, her lashes lowering when he slowly leaned in his lips gently brushing against her own; almost testing to see if she would pull away. Faith knew she should, there were far too many issues to consider if she got involved with him but she couldn't deny her basic instincts, instincts that were telling her she was very attracted to Damon and it was becoming increasingly harder to resist him. Throwing logic out of the window she griped the lapels of his leather jacket and pulled herself closer, pressing her lips firmly against his as she did so. He wasted no time in responding as he spun her around and pressed her against the wooden paneling behind them, one hand delving in her hair while the griped her waist. There was nothing delicate in the way they kissed and caressed each other. Faith tore her mouth from his as she panted for much needed air while Damon continued on unconcerned as he bit gently along her collarbone with blunt teeth.
She moaned in response, "We should not be doing this right now."
"Because there's a vampire trying to kill Elena." Faith's eyes widened disbelieving that that little fact had just completely escaped her notice, with a sigh she tugged at Damon's hair until he relented and looked her in the eyes, "There's a vampire after Elena, we are not doing this. So you go look and I'll be...anywhere else."
She shoved him backwards before walking away although she did sneak an occasional glance back at him as she did so and suppressed a smile as he stood there completely dumbfounded.
Faith wrung her hands as she glanced around the dance. She couldn't find Elena or the Salvatore brothers anywhere and she was beginning to worry what that meant. With a frown she headed decided to head for the bathroom in the hopes that she would bump into one of them on the way. The hallway was eerily quiet and at once Faith regretted leaving the dance by herself when there was a rouge vampire on the loose. She heard a female scream coming from the cafeteria to her left and without pause she bolted for the door. Skidding into the room she spotted Elena pinned against the wall with a vampire baring down on her, a broken broom lay useless beside them. Quickly she picked it up and rammed it into the vampires back allowing Elena to escape from beneath him and run into Faith's loose embrace. Their relief was short lived when he groaned and started to push himself off the ground. Before they could blink he'd thrown Faith hard against one of the tables before wrenching Elena's neck to the side as his fangs emerged. Before he could bite down Stefan arrived and threw him aside.
Damon stood guarding the door in case he tried to make a run for it, "Hey, dickhead. Nobody wants to kill you. We just wanna talk."
The vampire tried to run but Stefan intervened, pulling the stake from his back and ramming it into his stomach instead forcing him onto his knees.
"Now you feel like talkin'?"
He choked in pain but remained defiant, "Screw you."
Stefan drove the stake deeper in response, "Wrong answer. Why are you doing this?"
"Cause it's fun."
"What do you want with Elena?"
The question brought a smile to his face despite the pain he was in, "She looks like Katherine."
Faith immediately shifted her eyes to gauge Damon's reaction to Katherine being mentioned but he showed no emotion other than confusion.
Damon's brow burrowed, "You knew Katherine?"
He chuckled bitterly, "Oh. You thought you were the only ones. You don't even remember me."
Damon sneered in response, "Tell me how to get in the tomb. Hmm?"
Stefan twisted the stake again causing the other vampire to pant as pain shot through his entire body. Faith watched in morbid fascination, barely aware of Elena's fingers digging into her forearm.
"Where is it?"
"Check the journal. The journal. Jonathan Gilbert's."
Elena leaned further into her cousin as she whispered, "Our family's journal?"
Faith tried to shrug it off but it was nagging at her as well, "Apparently."
"Who else is working with you?"
"Who else is there?"
He shook his head at the brother's questions, "No. You're gonna have to kill me."
Damon looked at Stefan knowing what they had to do. Without a word Stefan withdrew the stake only to drive it into his heart instead killing the vampire.
Elena gaped worried about how they were going to get answers now, "What do we—how are you gonna find the others now?"
Damon barely shook his head and locked eyes with Faith who gazed back at him unflinching, "He had to die."
Stefan lay a hand on her shoulder to get her attention, "Elena, he's been invited in."
Faith sighed as she leaned against the doorway and watched as Stefan comforted Elena after tonight's ordeal. To be honest she was a little concerned that neither of them had freaked out yet but Stefan assured them both that it was the adrenaline and they'd feel better after a good night's sleep. She startled out of her thoughts as Stefan motioned for her to join Elena on the couch. Her cousin shot her a confused look but Faith had no idea what was going on either.
"I need to tell you two something and I don't know how you're gonna feel about it."
He directed the last part more to Faith than Elena but he honestly didn't know how either of them were going to react.
"Stefan, you're creeping me out a little."
"I told Damon that I'd help him get into that tomb to get Katherine back. But it was a lie. I let him believe that he could trust me."
Elena couldn't understand why he was worried to tell her this, "Well, then why would you be worried about telling me?"
Faith on the other hand knew exactly why he was worried about her reaction, "We can't just lie to him. Even if we did what happens when he finds out?"
"Because he can be very persuasive, and you all have bonded lately." He glanced back at Faith, "If this goes the way I hope it does he won't find out."
Elena went to respond but Faith beat her to it, "He's gonna find out when Katherine doesn't get out the tomb."
"I don't wanna be his enemy, but I can't let him do it."
Faith shook her head, "You can't make me lie to him about this."
She went to stand but Elena griped her hand and kept her seated, "I know you and Damon are friends but this is for the greater good okay?" Faith failed to respond so she turned to Stefan instead, "We'll help you, whatever it takes."
Faith knew before this even started that it was going to end in disaster.
His eyes light up and I melt within.
Feels so good it must be a sin.
I can't stop what I started, I'm giving in.
He brings life to my fantasies, Sparks a passion inside of me.