Everything seemed better now. He didn't know why. He thought it was because of Lizzy, even though he knew Damon was still around but it didn't get to him like before. Stefan wasn't going to leave her in the hands of his brother-he wasn't going to lose someone again, not the way he lost Katherine. He was over her, even though he thought about her occasionally because she had been an important part of his life, just like Lizzy was now. Damon had once said that Lizzy was no good to him because he wouldn't know what to do with such a strong personality like hers. Damon was under the impression he would. Yeah, he would suck her dry. And he wouldn't be able to live with that.
Stefan was holding my hand. I knew what would happen when we returned to school. It would be like Gossip Girl had walked into our lives. Everyone had expected Stefan and me to get together and we had. They had already thought this because of our obvious closeness and how he would never leave me alone for too long. We had one more day before we returned to school and I had no idea of the shock waiting for me there. It seemed like an eternity of waiting. If I was with Damon, then I knew that he would hurt me while I knew Stefan wouldn't because Stefan has more self control than Damon. We went back to the boarding house since the sun was setting and we were told not to go out because of the "unknown psychopath" It was so Damon! You just need to look at the ripped out throats to know that. No normal animal would do that. Not evenn Stefan would do that. I sighed as we got back and changed into our night clothes. Stefan watched me get into bed and said gently. Don't worry. I'm here. I can protect you. I nodded as he got up and kissed my forehead and said. See you in the morning, Sweetheart. Yeah, in the morning. I repeated as I laid back and my head hit the pillow. I started to dream as soon as my eyes shut. Doesn't mean this that this was a good dream either. It was about Damon. I could hear his voice in my head. Speaking so forcefully.
I was back in the graveyard. It was foggy. I could hardly see a thing, in fact I couldn't see. But my instincts were alive. I looked around, scanning for a dark silhouette or a dark power personality that threatened my light personality, threatening to blow it over. I looked around the graveyard. Where is he? I wondered. He's gotta be here, I'm not imagining this darkness all over me. Damon! I shouted. Be brave, be brave. I said over and over again. I crept through the graveyard, staring into the fog looking for Damon. I had to get out of this nightmare. Suddenly, someone grabbed my shoulder. I whirled around and saw Damon staring at me. What do you want? I asked. I want only one thing, Lizzy. I'm not asking for much. He said. What do YOU want? I asked.You. He replied. Damon, I don't want you. I have who I need. I don't need you. I need Stefan and I have Stefan. I said. Yeah, but how long can he satisfy you? He asked. Don't listen to him; He's trying to manipulate you. A voice inside my head said. You know as well as I do that I can satisfy you more. He said. I scoffed. Ha! YOu have seriously gotta be kidding me. I retorted. Do I look like I'm kidding? He asked. I looked at him. Don't look at me with those judgy little eyes. He said, releasing me. I backed off a few steps. I don't know what game you're playing with me, but I'll tell you one thing. I'm not Katherine. I said. I'm perfectly aware of that, Lizzy. The problem with my brother dating you is that you're too strong for him. He can't handle you. He said. Ha! And you can! I replied. Yeah, as a matter of fact. He replied. Don't be so sure. I said. Suddenly, he vanished in front of me.
My eyes slowly opened and I was covered in sweat. I hadn't panicked but that wasn't the point. It still had been hard to hold my nerves as I walked in that dream. My heart was slowly beating against my chest. Ok. I'm out of the dream and I'm back in reality. Suddenly, a hand touched my neck. I gasped and pushed it away. Easy, easy, Lizzy. Stefan's familiar voice said. Stefan! Oh god. I was in a graveyard. Damon was in there and...and he said stuff to me. He said that you couldn't handle me. I explained. Stefan nodded understandingly. I understand...Lizzy. Stefan replied. He's still in my mind. He won't go away, Stefan. I said, calmly. He took my hands and pulled me up. I won't let him hurt you...Stefan said. You're too important to me. He said. I nodded, his touch soothing me. It felt good to have someone who who understood what I was going through. I was scared that Damon would come and kill me. But as I went back to sleep, I couldn't help but think about the three days we had till we returned to school. And what would happen during those three days. I couldn't sleep for the rest of the night. Something was bugging me. Even though I knew we were supposed to be safe at the Salvatore boarding house. Something still bugged me. I didn't know what. But I wouldn't let it bother me, not now. Not when I was tired and absoutely exhausted.