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Camden, South Carolina- July 2009
Taking the final sip of my beer looking for the best shot to sink in the eight ball and win the money the two cute college guys bet on the game against me.
"Okay boys you ready to lose?" I ask in a teasing voice I was slightly tipsy from the alcohol I had been drinking.
"You won't make that shot" the guy I think his name was Alex said. I sent him a wink before bending over to take the shot the guys were distracted by the view of my boobs from this position. They probably wouldn't be looking if they knew I was only sixteen I laugh to myself at the thought. I hit the ball and it lands right in the corner pocket exactly like I wanted it to the boys groan looking at me in disbelief.
"How did you do that?" the other guy whose name was Jeff asked me giving the boy's a sly smirk I replied.
"That is a secret" I sent the boys one last wink before walking back to the bar for another drink. "Hey Tony can I get a 7 on 7"I said to the bartender. I got the feeling that someone was watching me mixed with a feeling I had never felt before as if an alarm was going off in my body to get away. When Tony handed me my drink I took a quick look around the bar it was pretty packed since it was a Friday night. I have not stopped thinking of my family since I left home but I can't bring myself to call them I know they are all angry with me, I can't face them yet. I stopped searching the room when I saw a man sitting at corner booth indeed staring right at me with a strange expression I couldn't read. I was to buzzed for me to focus on one person's thoughts so I studied the man he had light brown hair with matching eyes, he looked to be in his mid to late twenties, he was very handsome I could not deny that. He seemed to stick out in this bar by wearing an expensive looking suit this was considered a dive bar.
"Hey beautiful can I buy you a drink?" a husky voice said from behind me. I turned around to see a tall sandy blond haired man with green eyes looking me up and down with a smirk. I turned my head back to the booth and the suit man was gone that was really weird.
"No I just got a refill thank you" I politely declined giving him a sweet smile.
"Well how about I just sit here and talk to you then?" he asked with that smirk plastered on his face. When this man was so close to me that alarm in my body seemed to get more intense I needed to get away from this guy.
"Actually I was about to leave my friend is waiting for me" I didn't have anyone waiting for me I was taking the money I won tonight and getting a motel room but he didn't need to know that.
"Maybe another night" he said giving me a smile I smile back and head for the door without looking back. Walking down the street toward the motel I was going to stay at, the alarm feeling I had never leaving along with the feeling that I was being watched. I kept turning my head but saw no one around not even cars were driving by at this hour. I turned my head forward again in time to feel myself clash with a hard chest I stumbled back slightly but felt hands on my hips. Looking up I see the green eyes of the man from the bar I begin to panic the way he is looking at me makes me very uncomfortable.
"A beautiful young thing like you shouldn't be walking around at night all alone... you never know what is lurking in the dark" he said with a sinister smile on his face.
"I'm fine my friends isn't that far away" I said trying to walk around him but he steps in front of me grabbing my shoulders and staring into my eyes.
"You will come with me and you will not scream" he said I am frozen in fear he dragged me into the woods on the side of the road and pin me to a tree. "You smell delicious" he said while he sniffed my neck. What the hell was going on? What was this man doing? My heart starts to race as I begin to panic even more. The man chuckled as if this was a funny joke I was freaking out I think my heart is going to fly out of my chest.
"P-please just let me g-go I won't tell anyone about this I swear!" I try to plea with him which made him laugh even more.
"You will be quiet and not struggle" he said staring into my eyes again. I took a deep breath trying to figure out how to get away from this crazy guy. Before I could think of anything I felt his lips on my neck then this intense pain it felt like he was biting me. A scream escaped my lips I couldn't stop it this is one of the most painful experiences of my life. I closed my eyes I felt really fast wind then the pain stopped I didn't open my eyes until I heard a man scream. Opening my eyes slowly I saw the blond guy on floor in a pool of blood and the suit man from bar standing behind him wiping the blood off his hands. The man in the suit looked at me I started to back away from him as he looked calmly at me.
"You don't need be afraid" he said with a beautiful voice
"Who are you? What was he? What are you?" I ask him a little fast still freaking out
"I am Elijah. He like myself is a vampire, and you are something very special aren't you?" he asks with a side smile playing on his lips. My eyes went wide as I took a big gulp trying to calm my heart down vampires are real I'm something special what the hell.
I woke up in the morning with a smile thinking of my date with Tyler everything was perfect, with a sigh I think about my dream. That was how I found out about vampires Elijah told me everything about vampires but only told me little on what he knew about me. Said one day he would be able to explain more but for now it was best for me not to know. Getting out of my bed I had to get dressed for the day heading to the school to work on the floats for the founders day parade. I was wearing a pair of jeans and long sleeve blue shirt with my black flats grabbing my leather jacket and heading down the road towards the school. I walked into the gym I saw Caroline, Macy and Bonnie standing next to the unfinished float talking.
"Hey girls" I greeted with a smile on my face.
"Oh thank God your here she is driving me insane!" Macy said loudly as she pulled me into a tight hug Caroline scoffed and Bonnie laughed at what she said.
"Well what would you like me to do Miss Mystic Falls?" I ask Caroline with a smile on face that I can't seem to get rid of.
"You and Macy go help Matt over there" she points to other end of the float where Matt and some other guys from the football team were. We walk over just as Matt looked up he gave me a disappointed look which made my stomach and smile drop.
"Hey Mace can you get started I need to talk to Matt" I said to her
"Sure" she nodded her head and walked away
"Matt will you come over here and talk to me?" I ask him his back was facing me I saw his shoulders tense. "Matt please" I said my voice barely above a whisper he sighs and walked over to an empty corner of the gym with me.
"What?" he asks sharply
"Matt please don't be like this with me your like my older brother I can't stand you being mad at me. Is this about Tyler?" I ask
"Of course it's about Tyler, Jo! He is only going to hurt you, he isn't who you think he is" Matt warns me.
"Matt I know what I am doing please trust me" I said looking him straight in the eyes begging him to see my side.
"He made out with my mother! Then beat me up Joey and I'm his best friend what do you think he could do to you? Look after Brad I swore I would never let another guy hurt you but you are not making it easy on me." Matt said running his hand through his hair.
"Matty I appreciate you looking out for me but you need to trust me he isn't Brad he wouldn't hurt me. I know you might not like it but please I really like him and want to see where this goes." I said pulling him into a hug "I love you and don't want to lose you" I let go of him and backed up slightly he sighed letting his shoulders drop and a weak smile on his face.
"You know I can't stay mad at you… but please be careful Joey I just don't want you getting hurt." He said and I smiled pushing his shoulder a little
"I will be fine now let's gets back to work before we face the wrath of Caroline!" he laughed at my joke as we walked back over to the float and I took my spot next to Macy.
"So where is Tyler?" Macy asks nudging me with her elbow
"He texted about having to be a part of the drawing committee with Jeremy before I got here. I over slept" I said with a slight blush which of course made Macy jump to conclusions.
"You had sex with him already?!" she yell/whispered at me grabbing my wrist and spinning me around her eyes ten times their normal size "You haven't given me all the details! Spill everything now! Who made the first move? Surprise birthmark? Quick to the finale? Come on girl tell me all!" she was speaking so fast I thought she stopped breathing I felt my cheeks go pink and a nervous chuckle as I shook my head at her.
"No we didn't have sex you perv. He was a perfect gentleman actually it was really romantic a picnic next to the lake behind his house." I told her with a sly smile on my face at the memory. My happiness was short lived when I felt eyes on me and his presence getting closer to me I felt my face turn into a scowl as my jaw clenched.
"Hi Jocelyn can I talk to you?" Stefan asks I turn around to look at him
"No I'm busy at the moment" I said a little sharply
"It's okay Joey I got this you work out whatever it is you guys need to work out" Macy said next to me trying to be the great friend that she is. She knows I'm having issues with Stefan but she has no idea why.
"Fine" I said through gritted teeth I let Stefan walk me over to a secluded area behind some boxes. I turned to him with the strongest glare I could give. "What?" I ask
"I want to talk to you about what happened at the pageant…" he trailed off slightly I took that opportunity to interrupt him.
"Talk about what Stefan? How you almost killed me or how much you have fantasied about killing me?" I hissed venom dripping off my words. He took a deep breath looking so guilty I almost felt bad for him… almost.
"Look I know I don't deserve your forgiveness what I did and said was awful. I feel guilty and wish I could take it back but I can't. Elena feels guilty about everything after, you don't know how bad she feels about everything." He said I just rolled my eyes at him trying to make me forgive Elena.
"Look Stefan I appreciate you coming and admitting what you did and your guilt. But do not get involved in mine and Elena's family business it is for us to handle. I understand you love her and want to make her happy but you don't know me and what I can do." I finished in a low treating tone staring him in the eyes. "One day I will be able to move past all of this but it is not today." I started to walk away when I felt Stefan grab my wrist stopping me.
"Elena's mom is in town and she is making threats she needs you… we are in Alaric's room." He said and walked away without looking back at me. I took a deep breath soaking in what he said I know Elena needs me an I have to suck up my issues and be there for her.