I'm so sorry! Over a month without an update… I've had a tiny bit of writer's block, started watching Buffy, the school year was ending, a bunch of new crossover ideas wouldn't leave me alone… these are reasons why, though I suppose they're more of excuses instead. I really am sorry, and understand completely if you guys send me flames.
Elena woke up, and for a brief moment had a heart attack at the sight of the Boarding House until she remembered the events of the past 24 hours, with the case and running into everyone- including Damon- again.
She sighed and rolled over, wanting nothing more than to fall back to sleep and hope this was just a dream. Her and Damon's argument last night had drained her, and was probably one of the worst they'd ever had. Then there was being back in the one town she swore to never return to, which just had to have a vampire going around killing Naval officers and Marines.
Knowing she couldn't, she reluctantly threw the covers back and climbed out, quickly getting dressed and holstering her gun before heading downstairs to see the others were awake; Ziva appeared to be on the phone with someone.
She avoided looking at Damon and looked at Tony with a confused expression.
'Boss.' He mouthed, and she nodded in understanding just as Ziva came over.
"Gibbs said him and McGee should be here in a couple of days, and that Abby found some blood other than the victim's on his clothing. She does not know who it belongs to yet though." Ziva said. Elena nodded.
I wonder who the blood belongs to. She wondered, knowing it more than likely belonged to whoever the vampire was. She knew it wouldn't be anyone she knew; Stefan was still off with Klaus who knows where, and Caroline was unlikely to kill anyone, as was Damon- now, at least.
"So what's on the agenda for today?" Tony asked. Ziva shrugged.
"Interviewing more people, I suspect." She said. "We should probably visit the sheriff too." Ziva added. Elena mentally groaned; she knew now that she wouldn't be able to put off her and Sheriif Forbes' 'talk' for much longer. Ziva began heading for the door, and Tony got up to follow.
Elena briefly glanced at Damon, who spared her the briefest of glances, before she followed her teammates out. She knew she would have to him later and attempt to fix things.
She found Tony waiting outside for her while Ziva was already in a rental car they had gotten later yesterday evening.
"What was the argument last night about?" He asked suddenly when she reached him. Elena halted and glanced at him. How much did he hear? She thought in horror. The last thing she needed was her teammates, particularly Tony, who had become one of her best friends over the years, if not more, getting suspicious of Mystic Falls.
"I have no idea what you're talking about." She said quickly, attempting to brush past him, but he grabbed her arm gently and stopped her.
"I can tell when someone's lying you know." He said. "Who is this Klaus guy? What does he want with you? And what do vampires have to do with everything?" He continued, not giving her a chance to deny the questions as he asked them.
Elena forced her shock down, and prayed like hell it didn't show on her face. This is bad. Really bad. A voice in the back of her head said, and she had to agree with it. Forcing herself to stay calm, she quickly ran over the pros and cons of telling him the truth or not.
"Tony." She finally said seriously. "It's nothing. Forget about it, it was a long time ago." She lied before turning away and getting in the car, hoping that would be good enough for him. She had a feeling it wouldn't though.
They visited the sheriff's office first. Sheriff Forbes quickly ushered them inside her office and shut the door behind them. She opened a desk drawer and pulled out three files. She handed one to each of the three agents.
Elena opened hers and saw it was a case file. She scanned over the autopsy report, and found the cause of death was what else but every pint of blood being drained. Figured. She thought; very few murders in this town were ever normal, caused by humans.
"Those are the other cases we've had similar to this one." Sheriff Forbes explained. "Hopefully they'll help you find whoever did this."
"Thank you." Ziva said. "We will let you know what we find." She added before turning and heading for the door. Tony and Elena turned to follow, until Sheriff Forbes' voice stopped them.
"Elena, I'd like to have a word with you. In private." She said. Elena reluctantly halted and turned back to the Sheriff. The brunette stood and waited for the other woman to start, knowing full well this 'talk' had to do with vampires. This is going to be fun. She thought.
Tony shut the door to the Sheriff's office behind him and hesitated, wondering if he should eavesdrop or not. He knew Elena had lied earlier; the whole Klaus and vampires- however they fit in- ordeal wasn't nothing, and wasn't buried in the past. There was something fishy going on, and he wanted to find out what.
Against his better judgment, he put his ear against the door and listened.
"Do you have any idea who could have done this?" He heard Sheriff Forbes ask.
"No." Elena said.
"Do you think it could be Klaus?" Sheriff Forbes continued.
"I don't know. Why would he do this instead of just killing me outright?"
He heard Sheriff Forbes sigh. "You're right, it doesn't seem like him. I thought all of this was over though. Ever since you left, there hasn't been many vampire attacks."
So it seems even the sheriff's in on this… whatever it is. Tony thought.
"Tony, what on earth are you doing?" Ziva hissed at him, causing him to quite eaves dropping long enough to glance at her beside him.
"There's something off with this town, Ziva." He told her quietly, so as to not alert the occupants in the other room of their presence. Ziva opened her mouth to say something, but Tony cut her off. "Just listen."
Giving him a questionable look, Ziva moved closer to the door. Tony put his ear back up against the door and continued listening.
"… ask Damon if he doesn't have any idea who might be doing this." Elena was saying.
"Do you think he will?" Sheriff Forbes asked.
"I'm not sure. But there's the chance he may have run into whoever this is in the past- if this vampire has been around for any decent length of time." Elena replied.
Ziva pulled away from the door and looked at Tony, questions and confusion clearly on her face. He too pulled away.
"Do you have any idea what they are talking about?" She asked in a low voice.
He shook his head. "No, but I think it's time we looked into this town's history." He said.
Ziva nodded. "I will give McGee a call when we get finished." She said. "We should probably give Gibbs a call as well."
Tony nodded. You know you can tell me what you're hiding, right? He asked Elena mentally, though he knew full well it was impossible for her to hear him. He just hoped that whatever this was, it wasn't as dangerous or deadly as he feared it was.
Sorry for the crappy chapter, but I wanted to give you guys something since I haven't updated in awhile. I'll be trying to get my other stories updated since I'm on summer break (as of yesterday, I'm officially a high schooler) but I have Driver's Ed for at least 3-4 weeks starting Wednesday. Which of my stories do you want updated next?
Also, if I start a new story, which idea sounds better? An Iron Fey/Vampire Diaries crossover? A NCIS/Vampire Diaries/Buffy three-way crossover? A Buffy/Vampire Diaries crossover? A Harry Potter/Buffy crossover? Or an Iron Fey/Buffy crossover?