Chapter 11

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Note: Previously, in "Insanity in Love," Damon and Elena have a moment together and Klaus, while in the hospital with his wife and newborn son, receives a call from Brady, who tells him that Damon has escaped, followed by a call from Guiseppe Salvatore, whom he had planned to call.

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Later that Day...

Elisabetta smiled as she watched Damon and Elena having their moment. She was happy that they were able to be together again when it looked as though all hope was lost. She knew what it was like to be young and in love, even if she didn't love her husband for locking Damon up in that hell hole for something that he had no control over.

Suddenly, she heard her phone going off and gasped. Who the hell would be calling her this early? Looking at the ID, she saw the number belonging to her lawyer, Alaric Saltzman. Curious as to why he was calling, she pressed "Send" and brought it to her ear.

"Alaric, what's going on?"

"We have a problem, Elisabetta," he said. "It would seem that your husband knows that you were responsible for Damon's escape from the psychiatric hospital. He's been in contact with Klaus Mikaelson, and it's only a matter of time before he decides to come looking for you."

"The figilo di pattana knows about what we did?" said Elisabetta. "Shit!" She sighed. "It would seem that it's time for Plan B, isn't it?"

"I'm afraid so," said Alaric. "I've got the safe house in Chicago set up for you."

Elisabetta nodded. "I knew that we'd have to resort to Plan B eventually, since Guiseppe isn't an idiot, as much as I wish he was." She sighed again. "I'll tell Damon and Elena that things have changed and we have to leave Mystic Falls."

"Good," said Alaric. "Well, don't waste any time. You want to be able to get out of town before Guiseppe and Klaus find you."

Elisabetta nodded and hung up, heading over to Damon and Elena, who had just finished kissing. "I'm afraid we have bad news, you two. It would seem that Guiseppe found out that we helped Damon escape from the facility."

Elena blinked. "What? How the hell did he find that out?"

"My guess is he has connections," said Elisabetta. "Guiseppe always had people working for him, like he was the head of a crime family or something. I'll bet one of his associates tipped him off. In any case, we can't stay here, because there's a good chance that he'll be coming here looking for us."

Elena nodded. "You're right."

Damon nodded as well. "So, where are we going, Mom?"

"Chicago," said Elisabetta. "Alaric has a safe house set up for us there. We'll have to leave right away, though. We can't waste a single minute."

Elena nodded. There really wasn't any time to be wasted, especially not if they wanted to get to Chicago before Guiseppe and Klaus showed up at their doorstep.

Note: I know, short chapter, but I'm really tired and I can't think of anything more to add. Stay tuned!

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