Chapter Three: The Dinner & Plan

November 12th 2011 - 6.00pm

"We came as soon as we could," Caroline said, as Elena let them through the front door. Elena had a towel wrapped around her head.

"Thanks, follow me." Elena said, as she closed the front door and took them upstairs to her room without a word to Jenna.

As soon as Bonnie and Caroline entered her room she closed the door and unwrapped the towel from her hair.

"Oh my... your hair!" Caroline said, in shock, staring at the blue hair on top of her friends head.

"How did that happen?" Bonnie asked, staring at Elena's hair.

Elena sat on the edge of her bed and sighed miserably.

"Katherine did it," she said, showing them the note Katherine left.

Bonnie grabbed the note and read it, while Caroline read over her shoulder.

"This is bad," Caroline said, after reading the note. "She has your diary; I can't imagine what nasty things she can do now that she has all that dirt on you."

"I'm doomed" Elena said, miserably falling backwards onto her back on her bed.

"Don't be so negative," Bonnie said.

"Doomed! I'm telling you," Elena cried.

Bonnie rolled her eyes. "As for your hair…"

"Any ideas on how to fix it?" Elena asked, sitting up looking at them both hopefully.

"Yeah, you can come to my house after school tomorrow and we can dye it a less hideous color," Caroline said, as if it was the most obvious thing in the world.

"Thanks Care," Elena said, smiling.

"Are you going to tell Damon about this?" Caroline asked her.

Elena shook her head, "No, I'll deal with it on my own."

Caroline winked, "You know me, i'm always up for a little revenge."

There was a knock on Elena's bedroom door and then Jenna came in.

"I invited a few more people over for dinner, did you girls want to stay too?" Jenna said, looking at Bonnie and Caroline when she asked.

"Sure, thanks Jenna." both girls said, smiling politely. Jenna smiled at them and then turned to her niece.

"For the love of God! Elena, why is your hair blue?" Jenna asked with shocked, but her curiosity was piqued.

"Who else did you invite to dinner?" Caroline asked, trying to veer off the subject.

"Stefan and Damon are coming too," Jenna replied.

Caroline smiled at the mention of Stefan.

"Oh and Katherine too," Jenna added as an afterthought.

Elena stared at her Aunt in horror, mouth agape, at the mention of Katherine.

"Dinner will be ready in half an hour," Jenna said, closing the door behind her, leaving the girls to talk.

"If things were bad before then they just got worse," Elena moaned.

"No. I think you should piss her off more," Caroline smirked, walking around Elena.

"What? Why? She has my diary!" Elena exclaimed.

"Oh we'll find a way of getting your diary back," Caroline said, airily. "No, we need to show her that your blue hair didn't phase you."

"Care, I don't think this is a good idea," Bonnie butted in.

"Caroline, what are you suggesting?" Elena said, ignoring Bonnie's warning.

"You know exactly what I am suggesting," Caroline smiled, opening Elena's wardrobe.

Half an hour later everyone was at the dining table waiting for dinner to be served, Elena felt miserable as she saw Katherine out of the corner of her eye smirking at the sight of her blue hair.

Caroline had set out clothes that would compliment the blue hair, Elena was wearing black skinny jeans, a black singlet top, black boots and Caroline had made her hair wavy.

"So Elena," Katherine drawled. "What happened to your hair? I can see now that blue's not exactly your color." Katherine said, smirking.

All eyes were on Elena, she wished she could disappear, crawl under the table or wake up from this nightmare but she kept her chin up just like Caroline told her to.

"I think blue is suits her just fine, she looks beautiful, not that i'm surprised." Damon said, smiling over at Elena.

Elena felt the usual butterflies in the pit of her stomach, she felt her cheeks go warm and tried to bite back a smile when she saw Katherine's smirk fall off her face.

'Elena 1, Katherine 0' Elena thought to herself, seeing Caroline and Bonnie giving her the thumbs up.

Soon dinner was served and it was surprisingly good, to the surprise of Elena and Jeremy, since they knew Jenna couldn't really cook. Elena smiled to herself during dinner because one, Damon liked her blue hair and it pissed Katherine off, and two Bonnie and Jeremy were exchanging looks during dinner, she knew something was going on between them and she didn't mind, she was happy for her brother and her best friend.

Elena stood up and said "I'll go do the washing up Jenna, you have done enough tonight by cooking this wonderful meal."

"And here you were earlier basically telling me I couldn't cook, I proved you wrong." Jenna said, smiling, as Elena started grabbing the plates.

"I'll help too," Damon offered, standing up. Katherine grabbed his arm and pulled him back to his chair.

"It's ok, I'll help Elena." Stefan said, getting to his feet and helping take the plates in the kitchen.

Elena sighed, "Well that was an eventful dinner."

Stefan chuckled, "Yeah, Katherine glaring at you all through dinner must have been loads of fun." He placed the plates on the counter.

Elena opened the dishwasher, "Yeah but it was worth it, she thought dying my hair blue was going to hurt me but it didn't, it pissed her off more when Damon said he liked it and I was rocking it in these clothes."

"Maybe she'll dye her hair blue next," Stefan joked

"That'll be a cold day in hell," Elena smirked. "But no, I don't think she's stupid enough to do that. But she has my diary Stefan, all my feelings, worries and problems are in that book. What if she puts it up all through town?" Elena said, worriedly.

"No, that's not her style. We are going to need to get that diary back before she really does anything to it though," Stefan replied, while loading up the dishwasher.

"What? You mean break into her bedroom?" Elena said, handing dishes to Stefan.

"'Lena there's no other way to get that diary back, I know where she lives, she's out of the house most of the time anyways so it'll be easy to get in and get it without being caught," he said

Elena stood up and sighed, brushing her hair out of her face, "I don't know Stefan, we could get caught. The Police would get involved then, its breaking and entering."

"But she stole from you, you aren't stealing from her you're just taking back what's yours," he tried to reason with her.

"You should both be careful, she could've walked in here and heard everything." Caroline said, walking into the kitchen, making the two of them jump.

"Don't do that," Elena said, putting a hand up to her chest.

"Can I help break in? Pretty please?" Caroline asked, eager to be involved in part one of what's bound to become a revenge scheme.

"Caroline! Don't egg Stefan on. I'm trying to end all talk of this ridiculous, and illegal, idea." Elena hissed.

"The less people who know, the better, but we'll probably have to do it during the day, while everyone's out." Stefan said, ignoring Elena.

"You mean skip school?" Elena asked curiously, never before had she ever skipped school. Couldn't ruin that perfect attendance of hers.

"Of course, come on it wont be that bad, no one will even notice that we're not there," Caroline said, rolling her eyes, trying to convince Elena.

"And if they do?" Elena asked, worriedly.

"Don't think of what ifs Elena, live a little. Would you rather she ruin your life or get in trouble at school once?" Caroline said, airily.

"I guess you're right," Elena sighed, closing the dishwasher.

"I know. I'm always am right," Caroline said, smiling.

Elena rolled her eyes as Jenna and Katherine walked into the kitchen.

"What's going on here? You're all taking too long to do the dishes. We are about to have dessert," Jenna said.

"Nothing Aunt Jenna, we were just talking about school." Elena lied. Well not technically, they were talking about school.

"Ok well you three go back to the table, I'll serve dessert with Katherine." Jenna said, watching the three teenagers go back into the dining room.

Soon Katherine and Jenna came back into the dining room, Jenna carrying plates and Katherine carrying a double chocolate mud cake.

"It was so lovely of Katherine to make dessert for us." Jenna said, smiling as she placed the plates on the table. Katherine sat the cake beside the plates.

"It was no trouble Jenna, I was happy to do it. It's the least I could do." Katherine replied politely, starting to cut the cake.

Katherine served the slices of cake and while no one was watching she put something on Elena's slice of cake before handing it to her.

They all sat in silence while eating the cake, Elena wasn't sure if she should eat her piece, Katherine did serve it so she wasn't sure if it was tampered with or not since everyone else was around.

"This cake tastes wonderful Katherine," Alaric aka Mr Saltzman said.

"I agree, I wish Elena and Jenna could cook something like this." Jeremy said.

"Damon man, this woman is a keeper, don't ever let her go." Alaric said, finishing his cake.

Katherine smiled sweetly at Damon, Elena shrugged and decided to eat her piece of cake, Katherine couldn't possibly have time to tamper with it. She saw out of the corner of her eye Katherine was watching her.

She regretted eating it after taking the first bite. She felt like she was going to throw up.

"Elena?" Caroline whispered from beside her, she looked worried.

Elena shook her head and quickly got to her feet, she ran out of the dining room and upstairs into her room then into the bathroom. She lifted the toilet seat up, got on her knees and brought up her dinner.

She held back tears as she kept vomiting, then she leaned back against the cold wall, trying to not cry.

There was coconut in the cake slice she had, Katherine must have read her diary already, how else would she know she couldn't eat coconut?

"Elena?" She heard Bonnie's voice from her bedroom.

"In here," Elena called out weakly.

She heard footsteps and saw Bonnie appear in the door way.

"Are you ok?" she asked Elena, concerned.

"I'm allergic to coconut, it was in the cake." Elena explained.

"Katherine's doing I bet." Bonnie said, Elena nodded in agreement.

"Sis, are you alright?" Jeremy asked, coming into the bathroom followed by Caroline and Stefan.

Elena chuckled, "You all didn't have to come up here you know. Jenna will be asking questions soon."

"Who cares what Jenna says, she's busy with Alaric at the moment anyways." Jeremy replied.

"God, I so want to slap the smirk off her smug little face," Caroline said, after Elena explained what she told Bonnie.

"You'll have to line up," Bonnie said.

"So are we going to break into her room tomorrow and get the diary or what?" Caroline asked, impatiently.

"Wait, you guys are going to break into her house?" Jeremy asked, in disbelief.

"Yeah, she stole Elena's diary, that's why we are breaking into her house in the first place." Caroline replied.

"Then we've a plan B, C, D, E and so on if that doesn't work." Elena said.

Jeremy rolled his eyes, "You and your never ending plans."

"What? It's always good to be prepared." Elena protested

"Then it's settled, We'll leave at 10am sharp during study hall, that gives us enough time to sneak out of school, get in, and get out. Meet me at the parking lot." Stefan said, cutting both siblings off from starting an argument.

The rest of the group nodded in agreement.

"What are you lot up to?" Jenna asked them, minus Elena who was still upstairs.

"Nothing, we just had to go check on Elena." Jeremy lied, while they all sat back down at the table.

"Why? What's wrong with Elena?" Jenna asked, concerned for her niece.

"Yeah, what's wrong with her?" Katherine said, smirking.

Caroline sent her a glare while Damon watched the exchange quietly.

"She wasn't feeling well but she is alright now," Bonnie spoke up.

Caroline got up from her chair, "Katherine can I see you outside for a minute?"

Katherine got up without a word, and followed Caroline out the front, as soon as the front door closed behind Katherine, Caroline turned around and glared at her.

"Ok let's get things straight Katherine, I saw what you've been doing to Elena and frankly I don't like it. Stealing her diary and turning her hair blue? Seriously?" Caroline said, crossing her arms. "How childish of you!"

"She was putting moves on Damon, yeah right 'accidentally falling asleep' cuddling Damon last night, what bull. I've seen the way she looks at him." Katherine replied back coldly.

"So what! She is not the type of person to steal another persons boyfriend, sounds familiar though huh? You're the one that likes to steal other people's boyfriends Katherine, not her. Yes you both look so alike it's freaky, in fact you guys could pass as twins, but Elena is nothing like you." Caroline said defending her best friend.

Katherine chuckled, looking at her perfectly manicured nails and raised one meticulously plucked eye brow.

"Are you done? Your boring me." Katherine said.

Caroline walked over to her and stood inches away from her.

"Stop with you childish games and leave Elena alone or you'll live to regret it," she said.

Katherine chuckled again and then said coldly, "Keep going and I'll make your life a living hell too, you can count on that."

Someone coughed and both girls looked at the front door to see Damon there.

"Am I interrupting something?" he asked.

"No, I was just heading back inside," Caroline said, glaring at Katherine one last time and walking past Damon back inside.

They watched her go back inside, Damon closed the door and turned to Katherine, she smirked at him and walked slowly over to him, swaying her hips.

"Why don't we head back to your parents' house and spend some quality time in your bedroom," She purred seductively.

"I like that idea," he said, smirking, leaning in for a kiss.

Elena sat on her bed while her brother, Stefan, and her two best friends went back up downstairs so Jenna wouldn't think anything was up.

She had stopped throwing up and was now dreading what else Katherine had in store for her. Yes the blue hair backfired on Katherine since Damon liked it and she rocked it like Caroline suggested but still, Katherine had her diary. The diary her own mother gave her weeks before the car accident, one of her most prized possessions.

There were so many things in her diary Katherine could use against her, some things she didn't really mean were written in that diary, it was just her anger that took over and she wrote her feelings down at the time.

Elena sighed, she honestly didn't know what to do. She wasn't trying to steal Damon from Katherine, in fact Damon only thought of her as a sister.

She could do what Caroline suggested and play the same game Katherine was playing, but she wasn't sure if she could do that.

"Why hello there," Came Katherine's voice.

Elena looked up to see Katherine walk into her bedroom after closing the door.

"What do you want Katherine?" Elena said, coldly.

"You think the blue hair and coconut was bad, now that I have your diary I can do a lot worse." Katherine said, taking something out of her bag and showing Elena.

It was Elena's diary.

"Give it back!" Elena demanded, getting to her feet trying to snatch it from her.

Katherine stepped away and laughed, she put the diary back in her bag.

"I don't know so, stay away from my Damon or things will get worse." Katherine threatened.

Then she turned on her heel and opened the door, sashayed out, and closed it behind her.

Elena got her phone out and group texted Jeremy, Stefan, Bonnie and Caroline.

Ok, i'm in. I need to get my diary back.

Ok everyone that's Chapter Three done, what does everyone think? Thanks to my beta reader becausethenight

Seems things are going to get a whole lot more interesting soon. Doesn't look like Katherine is going to let go of the grudge anytime soon, seems we find out a whole lot more about Katherine too.

1. Katherine has a history of stealing boyfriends

2. Caroline seems to really hate her, I wonder what Katherine did to make the blonde bubbly girl hate her, looks like these two has a history also. But I guess that will come out in later chapters *wink wink*

3. Looks like things with Bonnie and Jeremy look like they are going somewhere too.

I wonder what secrets and stuff Elena is so worried about people knowing in her diary if Katherine used it all against her…seems there are things she isn't proud of writing in her diary.

Now for readers, I am adding a choice in options here, please vote in your review. This may not happen for a while though, what would you like to see happen next?

A) Katherine and Elena get into a fight at school.
B) Elena and Damon kiss at a party, a photo gets taken and shown to Katherine.
C) Elena finds out something that's been kept from her for her whole life

Vote in your review and let me know what you think of this chapter. If anyone has suggestions on what they wanna see in this story please feel free to leave it in the review.