I checked my phone for the millionth time as I began to drum my fingers on the table. I've only been back in Beacon Hills for 5 hours and he's already not following through with plans. I sighed sadly as I looked around the small café anxiously while I waited. The giant bay window in the front of the shop filled the place with warm natural light that reflected off of the wooden tables and chairs. The air was thick with the smell of coffee and pastries. I picked up my purse and shoved my phone into my pocket as I walked up to the counter. "Could I get a coffee to go please? And maybe a chocolate chip cookie?" I asked as I began to dig through my purse for my wallet. "Make that 2 cookies." A familiar voice said with a smile as he handed her some cash. I looked up and my breath caught in my throat as I took in the man that was standing next to me. He was taller and broader than the last time I saw him. His dark hair was cut short but 6 years had left his light green eyes untouched. They still held all the intensity that did had all those years ago. "Here you go." Said the girl behind the counter as she handed me my coffee and Derek grabbed the cookies. He led me back to the table I had just been sitting at and we took our seats.
"You thought I wasn't going to show." Derek said as a playful smile played tugged at the corners of his mouth. I took a sip of my coffee and laughed. "Can you blame me? You're an hour late." I said meeting his eyes with a challenging look. "Well in my defense I haven't seen you or even really spoken to you in 6 years and last time we actually spoke we had a huge fight." He said accepting my challenge. "Well communication works both ways pup." I said with a wink. "Besides if I remember correctly last time we had a conversation you told me you never wanted to speak to me again because I bad mouthed your precious Kate." I said with a smirk as a growl rumbled in his chest. "Did you just come here to drag up old history? Why are you here Beks?" He said letting his annoyance color his tone. "I heard through the grapevine that you were back in Beacon Hills and I wanted to see you. We use to be best friends remember?" I smiled as he began to visible relax.
He shrugged off his leather jacket and I had to restrain myself from staring to long. He wore a plain black T-shirt that was pulled tight over his chest allowing you to see his muscles as the wired down his body. "So how have you been? How's your sister?" I asked breaking the silence. Sadness darkened his features and I instantly regretted asking my question. "My sister's dead… she was murdered by Peter." He said so softly that I almost didn't hear him. I reached out and grabbed his hand. He looked down at the sudden contact as I gave his hand a squeeze. "I'm so sorry Derek." I said in barely a whisper. "It's ok." He said letting a neutral mask find his face as he pulled his hand away.
"How have you been?" he asked changing the subject as he handed me one of the cookies. I nibbled on it for a moment and then I smile. "I've been good… I've been doing some traveling, but nothings felt right… so I figured I would come home for a while." I said as I noticed him studying me. "What?" I asked with a laugh. "Nothing… you just haven't changed at all." He said with a small smile. "What's that supposed to mean?" I asked studying him. "You've always been a dreamer Beks. Ever since we were kids you've wanted to see the world…" "Yet my dad saw it otherwise… He wants me to settle down with a nice Beta and be an obedient housewife and have lots of babies, because we are a dying breed…" I said with a sad smile. Derek laughed and the sound filled the café with warmth. "I've always known you would never follow his rules." Derek said smiling warmly. "I've watched all 5 of my sister follow his rules and don't get me wrong they're happy, but to me they live lifeless lives." I said sadly as I finished my cookie. "So where have you been?" He asked excitedly. I smiled at his question. "I've been all over the U.S. and Canada. Then I visited the U.K., Greece, Italy, France, Germany, and I was in Norway when I decided to come back here." "What made you come back here?" He asked. "Honestly… I came back because I heard you were back and I missed being your friend." I said as I tried to hide my face because I could feel myself blush a bright red. I chanced a look at Derek and saw that he was smiling. "I miss being your friend too Rebekah. I'm sorry for the way I acted when you confronted me." He said hanging his head shamefully. "Hey it's in the past." I said flashing him my best smile. He nodded as his phone went off. He took his phone out and studied the message for a moment. "Damn." He growled. "What?" I asked studying his face. "I have to go…. Where are you staying?" He asked. "I don't know yet maybe a hotel or something…" "Nonsense! Come stay with me!" He said standing and putting his jacket on. "Really?" I asked. "Of course! Come on you can follow my car." He said heading for the door. I grabbed my purse and headed out the door and to my car.
Derek had parked next to me and laughed as I climbed into my Durango. "What?" I asked. "Why are you driving such a big car?" he asked still laughing. "I like it… I get to be up high." I said with a small smile. My answer caused him to laugh more as he slipped into the driver side of his car. He pulled out and I started to follow him. We came to an intersection and we had the green light. I was half was through the intersection when a huge black SUV crashed into my side with such force that my car began to roll. I held onto the steering wheel as glass began to shower around me. When the car finally stopped rolling I was upside down and cut up pretty bad. I carefully let go of the wheel and unbuckled my seat belt. I crawled out from the driver side window to see myself surround by none other than the Argents.
I felt a growl rumble through me as I caught sight of Chris, Gerard, and a girl that kind of reminded me of Kate and she had a bow trained on me. "What is this about?" I growled leveling my eyes with Gerard's as a whistling sound caught my attention. The arrow landed a foot away from me and emitted a blinding light causing me to double over in pain as my vision went blurry. "It's nice to see you again Rebekah." Chris said. His voice came from somewhere on my left. I felt myself shift and I tried to lunge after him. Instead of striking him another arrow came sailing through the air to imbed it's self into my right shoulder. I cried out in pain when I realized the arrowhead had been laced with wolfs bane. I felt the ground fallout from under me as the sweet nothingness of blacking out embraced me. I remember just before I hit the ground uttering one name. "Derek…" I whimpered and I heard the Argents laugh. "That's right call out to him sweetheart. He's who we really want." Gerard purred.
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