“All so very true. Thoughts likes to play a game of trickery.” Jessica sighed. His kind of funny was cute, but all so strange. It was different then most humor she dealt with especially with the opposite sex. “I have strong senses.” She rolled her eyes and twitched her lips. Then he let her go and a part of her saddened from the comfort she lost. “Well go on finish what you were saying.” By the look on his face Jessica a already knew what was going to be said next.
Stefan grinned and stuck his hands in his pockets. That saying about red heads being feisty still remained true. “You’re oh, so funny.” He frowned as she rolled her eyes. “You keep rolling your eyes that way and you’ll end up being cross eyed.” It had happened before so it was just silly to think about. “You’re a vampire…,” Stefan laughed, “It’s okay. I’m one too. I should have recognized the signs sooner. That’s why you didn’t want to go to the nurse? You need blood, don’t you?” He reached into the pack he’d been carrying and handed her a blood-bag.
Jessica gave a small smile in return. The situation had become quite awkward and embarrassment heated in her cheeks. “I’m not a damsel and I was not in distress. I was just… thinking.” She kinked her eyebrows and frowned at the thought of being a damsel. She was anything but that. Plus she was a vampire, very capable of taking care of herself. “It’s nice meeting you though. And no, no nurse. She smells. Oh, and you can let go of me now…” She looked down at his hands and then back up at him. If she fell like this more often then maybe her prince charming would safe her, but sadly, Stefan would have to do.
Stefan hadn’t meant to embarrass her and he could tell she was by her redish cheeks. “Okay you many not be a damsel, but you did fall. Also…, I did catch you and now the super villain, a.k.a thoughts, is plotting his revenge.” He chuckled softly. Stefan found her all too amusing and grinned down at her. “I haven’t really noticed. Plus it’s rude to go around smelling people.” His smile faltered as he loosened his grip and easily set her on her feet. “Come on, I’m still taking you to the nu…” Then Stefan realized she had no heartbeat and it all made sense.
“I don’t believe you.” she said honestly. She knew Damon was a type of guy who said a lot of bullshit, but he wouldn’t lie about it. She knew it. Anyone who would lie about it was a complete psycho. So maybe he was lying. “I should. Have you been there? In Spain?” she asked.
“Believe what you will.” Stefan shrugged, a little curious why someone could ever believe his brother. To Stefan none of it made sense, but not because she didn’t believe him but because in many ways he wasn’t lying. He may eat like a vampire and live an eternity like a vampire, but was he 100% a vampire? His heart didn’t feel cold or lifeless; he still felt human emotions and tried his hardest to keep his life as humanly as possible. For Stefan Salvatore he was human on the inside and that counted more than what was on the outside. “Yes, I’ve been to Spain. It’s one of my favorite places to visit.”
Caroline raised her eyebrows at Stefan’s comment. She ran a hand through her hair and a smile appeared on her lips once again. “I don’t have anything planned after the dance but you know since I’m Caroline Forbes something could always pop up.” She said in a joking way. “No dresses or heels? I’m starting to get scared for whatever you have planned.” Caroline knew that if she was with Stefan she probably wouldn’t mind having to give up her usual attire although she couldn’t help but wonder if agreeing to this was a good of bad idea.
Stefan bit back his laughter at her little joke. He squinted his eyes at her, “Oh, so you’ll willingly ditch me, huh?” He shrugged carelessly and smiled back at her. “Just wear something simple. I promise you’ll have fun. And you’ll have the chance to get away from everyone, take some time to be yourself. I promise no one you know will be there either.”Stefan didn’t want her to be hesitant, just to expect the best. It was an easy request only spoken between eyes. Besides, if she didn’t enjoy the evening he’d let her pick something else for them to do.
Caroline rolled her as at Stefan. “Well, I still feel pretty human even though I may bite people sometimes.” She pursed her lips and then crossed her arms. Caroline was happy that Stefan would have a surprise for her and the smile which always seemed to be on her lips when she talked to him came back. “Great” She said, happily. “When will this be taking place?” The blond raised her eyebrows, uncrossing her arms.
Stefan put on a dull face, “Hey, I bite people too… And saying that aloud makes it sound kinky.” He grinned and murmured something so soft only he could hear. Today had started of great and he was already looking forward to their next encounter. Stefan would make sure she had a blast and he would be getting what he wanted- more time with her. “I was thinking sometime after the dance. Whenever you’re free. Also you might want to feed up before hand.” He noted. Stefan then had an awful thought that this might all be a dream and he pinched his arm, chuckling lightly afterward. “Also I wouldn’t wear anything too fancy since well be outdoors. Like no heels and no dress of any kind.”
Caroline laughed lightly at Stefan, she felt really bad for telling Stefan no because she knew that going to the dance with Noel was just some stupid bet. “Well, since you’ve been alive for so long you should know that girls are terrible and making decisions.” The blonde showed a little smirk on her lips then ran a hand through her hair. “I love surprises,” She winked at Stefan and her smirk turned into a sweet smile.
Girls making terrible decisions was an understatement and for a second Stefan thought of Diana. She was the perfect example as a terrible decision maker. Maybe he had made a big mistake too by revealing his thoughts of Caroline to early in the game. “I think that’s more of a human thing, but if you want to blame it on the female race then that’s fine by me.” He shrugged with a simple nod of the head. “Good, because I already know what we’ll be doing and this way I know you’ll be thinking of what it could be.” The idea was slowly forming in Stefan’s head and he grinned to himself.
Jessica was feeling more out of it than usual due to the fact she hadn’t had any fresh blood in awhile. She had arrived for school a little earlier than she’d meant to and of course, she blamed it on her alarm clock. Then again she hadn’t been in her right mind all morning… as if she was jet lagged or something. She didn’t remember how she got there but she was now walking down the school steps, missing a couple along the way from her weak muscles and overly sore gums. She could feel the drop happening quickly, until a pair of masculine arms wrapped around her to catch her from the blow. Jessica looked up to see the face that had caught her only to be met by a pair of green and unfamiliar eyes. “Um… I’m Jessica. This is a fancy way of meeting you.”
Stefan had arrived extra early that morning to pick up a few assignments and other vital things needed for school. He was still not used to the enormous size of the building and he probably would have never found his way to his first period class -or the exit- if it hadn’t been for Caroline. Taking the nearest stairs up he noticed a red headed girl who looked extremely pale heading down. He was sure she wasn’t going to make it and predicting what would happen next he reached forward and caught her as she fell. Even for someone who looked so ill she was extremely gorgeous. “Stefan,” he smiled politely down at her, “It isn’t every day you get to save a damsel in distress… And I think I need to get you to the nurse.”
Caroline pursed her lips when Stefan mentioned the Homecoming Dance, she knew that she had promised Noel to go with him if they had won the game and they did. “Well, about that…” The blonde didn’t want to sound mean but she wasn’t sure if there was a way of telling him she can’t go to the dance with him sound nice. “I kind of already have a date, although it’s not really a date… I’m not exactly sure what it is.” Caroline knew she had started rambling and wasn’t making any sense, although it was true, she had no idea what going to the dance with Noel meant. “We can definitely do something else,” Caroline showed a little hopeful smile.
Stefan sucked in his breathe, not sure if he should release it. It bothered him to a whole new extreme that Caroline would be going to the homecoming dance with someone else, but he’d never ever be invidious to her. “Don’t worry about it… You’d laugh at my dance moves anyway. I wouldn’t want to expose you to my old fashioned ways.” Stefan kicked one foot over the other as he tried to hide his hurt expression. It was possible he’d go just for the heck of it. “We can do whatever you like, Caroline,” Stefan’s wishful thinking was still intact along with a smirk and a small shrug.
She listened to what he said and nodded to herself. Stefan didn’t seem like a guy who searched for trouble, although Damon had that look of a dangerous, adventurous guy. “Not much, actually. He told about the fact that vampires are killers, though. That it’s in their nature. ” she said and swallowed her spit. Elena had to admit; even though Stefan didn’t seem threatening, she was still slightly frightened. “I think you’re right.” she smirked.
Stefan listened carefully to Elena. Not every day did he hear about his brother doing something note worthy, then she said the word ‘vampire’ and every cell in Stefan’s body froze. He choked on his laughter. He figured his brother would do something stupid like this. “My brother’s a drunk. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” Stefan just shook his head. He didn’t like others knowing what he was, that kind of information could easily get him in trouble. “You should see the parks in Spain.” Stefan rubbed the back of his neck, thinking of one of his favorite places in the whole world.
Caroline couldn’t help but smile when Stefan said that he would some day like to be in a relation ship with her although he was right, she should get to know him first. “Well, what do you have in mind?” She asked, raising her eyebrows to his question about going on a date… or something like a date but apparently as friends. “I’d love to see what your idea of fun is,” She laughed lightly then bit her lower lip.
Stefan sighed with relief as he caught her smile, “Oh, I don’t know. We could go to that homecoming dance… Or we could go hiking, maybe even get a cup of coffee and you can ask any question you like. Something that will make you happy.” Stefan wanted what she wanted and if that was to fly to the moon and back then they would do it. He hardly ever put himself out there and every time he did it was a blast, but it all ways came to an end. This time he wanted to enjoy it; he wanted to do it all. “I don’t think we have the same definition for fun.” Stefan chuckled quietly, slowly crossing his feet.