Ava groaned and rolled over, she woke up to the feeling of sun rays hitting her skin
"Rise and shine sweetheart" Gran called and rolled her eyes hearing a muffled groan
"What?" Ava asked her voice raspy "It's Sunday Gran day of rest….blah, blah, blah" she rolled over and pressed her face into her pillow
"Yeah I know that but Elena called, she wants you to go round or something" Gran said from the doorway
"And I said you'll be there in half-an hour" she cut the sleepy teen off.
"Why?" Ava whined dropping back on to her bed
"Don't be so dramatic dear, and remember you have to attend the Founders party-"
"Why? We're not even part of the Founding Families" Ava swung her legs out of bed
"I know dear, but the rest of the town are showing up so…"
"Are you going?" Ava asked from her bathroom, she grabbed her toothbrush
"Nope" Gran replied
"Then why the hell do I have to go?" Ava asked a frown marring her face squeezing the toothpaste out of the tube
"Well the thing is honey-"Gran began, Ava narrowed her eyes "I wanna go and play cards with Sheila-
"No, no way" Ava called out "You're coming if I have to go so will you, play cards with Sheila another night-"
"Ava-"Gran whined she had come into the bathroom and was leaning against the doorway
"No come on Gran please" Ava begged "I don't like those things, they're so boring- plus I know for a fact that everyone will have someone to date or whatever….-"
Gran sighed "Fine I'll go to this shitty party, only for an hour and when it gets dark I'm gone-"
"You're my ride home"
"Huh, well call me when you're done, easy" Gran walked forward and kissed Ava's temple. With that she left the bathroom shutting the door behind head, the blond shook her head and carried out her morning routine, she stripped out of her night clothes and threw them in to the hamper, Ava felt around for the shower tap, and when she found it she turned it on, a few more minutes passed till she deemed the water warm enough.
Ava let out a small sigh feeling the hot water wash over her. She trailed her hand along the shower wall knowing there was a small shelf, she grabbed hold of the shower gel, knowing which bottle was which since they were all different sizes and shapes. Ava twisted the lid and smelt the strawberry scent, she hurriedly shower and then reached out for a towel, she dried herself off and wrapped it around herself.
Ava padded barefooted back into her room, and slipped on her underwear and a bra, she then moved over to her closet and let her hand touched the labelled clothes, she opted to wear denim shorts since it was rather warm out and from what she felt was a floral top. Ava pulled on the clothes and brushed her hair and braided her blond locks. She slipped on a pair of ballet and headed downstairs
"Hey Gran what's for-"
"My day off dearie, go and get Elena to feed you" Gran called from the kitchen "plus you're more than late-and I got a hot piece of ass coming over"
"Honey I love but seriously shoo, you're young and beautiful and you definitely can't stay cooped up with me all day" Gran placed her hands on her shoulders and ushered her out of the house, Gran pressed her cane in to her hands "Have fun" and with that Ava heard the door shutting
"Bloody hell, all I wanted was some breakfast" she huffed under her breath, Ava used her cane to aid her down the wooden porch steps and then easily made her way to the Gilbert house which was next door.
Ava knocked on the door and heard it opening
"Ava" Jenna smiled seeing the teen, she stepped aside "Come in"
"Good Gran kicked me out, so I-"
"Need to be fed?" Jenna chuckled and followed after the teen into the kitchen. Ava dropped down on to the chair and heard Jenna's feet shuffling, she placed her cane by her feet
"So where's Elena? You know because of her Gran kicked me out" Ava placed her hand under her chin
"She's coming" Jenna told her "How'd do you fancy some chocolate cake? I know unhealthy-"
"No good, god woman lay it on me" Ava grinned "Least it's not Granny's porridge" she heard the woman laugh and felt the sound of something being placed in front of her, Ava dove into the cake causing Jenna to stare wide eye at the teen, she was a small little thing, and briefly wondered where did it all go.
Ava hummed and swallowed another mouthful of cake, Jenna clicked the television on and heard the voice of the news-reporter
"Ergh, he's back in town dick" she heard Jenna grumble in her thoughts
"What's up Jen?" Ava asked
"I can hear ya, you know, and let out a rather loud groan- so-"
"Just Logan Fell is back in town" Jenna sat down beside her and snatched her fork off of her
"My cake" Jenna cut her off, and rolled her eyes seeing Ava pouting
"Ergh, scum" Jenna hissed glaring at the screen
"Oh are we insulting?" Ava perked up "I got one, little di-"
"Nothing too vulgar" Jenna chuckled "scum ball-"
"Oh I get it, slime-ball" the younger female chipped in
"Good one" Jenna nodded, just then Elena entered the kitchen and was slightly miffed hearing Ava and Jenna insulting someone
"What the hell-"
"Morning Elena" Ava called out making both Jenna and Elena jump
"How'd you know I was here-?" Elena asked the blond hadn't moved her head or anything, her gaze was focused on the television
"Erm…I heard you…you've got clown feet, stomping around, kind of hard not to hear ya" Ava improvised on the spot
"Huh, alright, so aunt Jenna who were you and Ava talking to?" Elena asked, Ava let out a sigh of relief knowing that Elena had bought her excuse
"Him" Jenna pointed towards the screen and got on to her feet, pushing the half-eaten cake towards her and handed her a fork, Ava took in a mouthful of cake
"Jeez Ava chew the food before you choke" Elena said walking further into the room, and wondered how the hell did she get icing on her cheek
"So why are hating him so much?" Elena asked looking back over to Jenna who was sipping her coffee
"Did your mom ever told why I moved away from Mystic Falls?" Jenna asked
"Oh no way, you and him?" Elena laughed, she tilted her head slightly "Hmm…he's kind of cute?"
"Oh is he? Describe him and-"
"No he's anything but cute" Jenna told Ava curtly and then told the television off
"What are you doing? I was listening to him" Ava uttered she heard the chair on her right side being pulled out and knew that Elena has sat down
"What are you doing with that?" Jenna asked
"I went yesterday and got this from the safety deposit box" Elena said, Ava reached out and felt a hardwood box the brunette opened it and shifted it slightly so Ava could feel the various items. The blond picked up what she assumed was a ring "Mom told Mrs Lockwood that she would loan it to the Founder's Council for their heritage display"
"Huh this feels pretty" Ava muttered feeling the diamond ring
"Is that Grandma Beth's wedding ring?" Jenna asked looking over Ava's shoulder and plucked the ring off of her.
"It is, but it was originally great, great grandma Mary's wedding ring" Elena said picking up another item and started to polish it
Ava ear's perked up hearing someone else entering the room
"What the-? Why has she got that?" Jeremy thought he reached into the hardwood box and picked up the pocket watch "how much do you think this stuff would fetch on e-bay?"
"Well you're not going to find out" Elena snatched it off of him, just then the doorbell rang
"No one going to answer the door?" Ava asked
"They're sending glares at one another" Jenna informed her, Ava rolled her eyes
"I'll guess I'll get the door" she stood up and walked down the hallway "Who is it?" she called her hand hovering above the door knob
"It's Stefan" she heard him reply, a smile played on her lips and she pulled open the door open
Stefan smiled seeing Ava
"Hey Stef" she grinned at him "here to see Elena?"
"Yes, but I also wanted to speak to you" he stated shutting the door behind him
"Oh?" Ava's brows furrowed
"I know what Damon did" Stefan said, when he had heard what his brother had done, he was furious "I don't think I need to tell you did this Ava, but stay away from Damon, he's not stable-"
"More like completely psychotic" Ava snorted "So I guess you also hear-"
"That you whacked him?" Stefan asked when he had that his anger had slightly melted away; he was amused that Damon got his ass handed to him.
"Yep, felt good by the way" she grinned "but yeah there's zero chance of me going anywhere near him"
"Good" she was surprised when he kissed her cheek
"Stefan?" Elena smiled coming into the hallway, "is everything ok?" she asked
"Yep, well I'm off" Ava declared
"Ava you getting ready here tomorrow night?" Elena questioned
"Yep" she smiled
"Wait hold on let me get your cane" Elena ran back into the kitchen
"You really like her?" Ava whispered looking in Stefan's direction
"I do" he said sincerity ringing through his words
"And you'll treat her right?" she asked
"I will" he told her, she surprised him this time and flung her arms around him and hugged him tightly, he stiffened momentarily as he was hit full force with her scent but he wrapped his arms around her returning the gesture.
Ava pulled back when she heard Elena coming back
"Here ya go" she handed her the cane
"Thanks catch you two later" Ava smiled and left.
There was a steady sound of tapping from her cane as Ava made her way back to her house, she climbed up the porch steps, and fumbled in her pocket for her key, she slid it into the lock and stepped over the threshold
"Gran?" she called and frowned when she got no reply, Ava shrugged it off thinking Gran must've gone out. She climbed the up the stairs heading her room but froze when she heard sounds coming from her Gran's room
"Oh yes Greg right there" Gran moaned, Ava balked and paled and could make it out moaning and groaning
"Oh my god" she turned on her heel and ran down stairs; she pushed barriers up in her mind not even wanting to hear what they're thinking.
Ava decided to head to the grill, knowing that Stefan and Elena were probably having alone time and she definitely wasn't going to back to her house, she ended up walking towards the grill and was grateful that the weather was good.
She stepped into the grill and was assaulted with the sound of chatter and music
"Ava" she heard Bonnie call
"Bon" the dark skinned girl grinned and hugged her, "come on, I was hoping I would see someone here" she grasped her hand and led her over towards a booth
"So what's up?" she asked "can you believe what happened? So-"
"Whoa" Ava spoke over her "what are you talking about?" she asked confusion reeking from her
Bonnie frowned "Haven't you heard?"
"Heard what?" she asked tapping her slim fingers on the wooden table top
"Tanner he was killed last night" Bonnie stated, Ava's eyes widened
"What?" she asked surprised
"Yeah animal attack" Bonnie told her 'his throat was ripped open"
Ava licked her lips "Wow" she muttered sure she didn't like Tanner but she'd never had waned that for him "did they say what-"
"It was a mountain lion" Bonnie said
"Mountain lion around here?" Ava didn't buy that but nodded anyway
"So how comes you're here anyway?" Bonnie asked
"Gran is having sex with the bus driver" she said making the other girl choke on her drink
"You're joking?" Bonnie asked wide eye
"I wish, ergh" Ava shuddered "it was gross; I'm also thinking Gran may be taking a date to the Founders party, sad isn't it? Even my gran can snare a date"
Bonnie snorted "Join the club, Caroline's here"
"Hey girls" the bubbly blond slid in beside Ava
"Are you taking Damon to the Founders party?" Bonnie asked looking at her; she didn't miss the look on Ava's face. But brushed it off since it was no secret that Ava didn't like the elder Salvatore "What about me?"
"Go with Elena" Caroline stated
"She's taking Stefan" Ava chipped in
"What about Ava?"
"Erm…kind of going with Gran, or I should be-you know what I'm actually not sure" Ava rambled on oblivious to the amused looks that she was getting from the other two girls
"I'll meet you there" Ava nodded
Bonnie laughed and shook her head "So what does your mom think of you going with Damon? Is she ok with it?"
"And I'm supposed to care why?" Caroline scoffed
"Well then that would be a no" Ava snorted "Plus he's dangerous Care-"
"Ava you don't like him" the other blond rolled her eyes "he's not dangerous, he has just a lot of drama with his family, like a major deep rooted drama"
"That's an understatement" Ava muttered under her breath "What kind of drama?"
"I'm not supposed to tell" Caroline said causing both Bonnie and Ava to frown
"When can you Caroline Forbes, keep a secret?" Ava asked
"Fine but you both-"just then Ava's cell rang
"Oh crap" she muttered and answered "Hey Gran what's up?- you want-ergh fine, I'll go get it"
"Where are you going?" Caroline asked and swung her legs around to let Ava pass
"Have to pick up some rollers for her, catch you later" Ava said grabbing her cane and left.
Ava arrived at the store and walked down the aisles
"What do you need Ava?"
"Hey Paul" Ava greeted the clerk "Gran wants some rollers you got them?"
"Sure hon, go wait by the cash register, I'll bring it out" Paul said, Ava walked towards the counter and leant against it.
Ava fiddled with the strap of her cane while she was waiting.
"Well this is a surprise" drawled a familiar voice
"How is this a surprise? It's a store you moron" Ava sniped knowing who it was
"Oh come on princess, I just want a few words-" she felt him coming closer, so close in fact that she could smell his cologne
"Yeah well I don; want to talk to you" she muttered and went to step away but he gently grabbed her wrist
"Don't be that way Ava, I know-"
"No you don't" she wrenched her hand away "look I don't care about what game you're playing but you're dating Caroline, and unlike you I care for my friends"
Damon cocked an eyebrow and breathed in her scent, what he wouldn't do to have a taste of her "That's kind of presumptuous don't you think? You don't know whether I care for my friends, I could be the most caring guy in the world-"
"Say's the guy who hasn't even got any friends" she muttered
"Ava" he moved closer and placed a hand on her other side effectively boxing her in, he smirked hearing her breath hitch "I really am-"
"Back off Damon" she snapped
"You really don't want to tell me what to do" he purred into her ear, she gulped feeling the tip of his nose against her cheek "I get mad when people do"
"Are you threatening me?" she asked,
"Hmm" his icy blue orbs dropped down on to her pink lips "that's hardly me threatening me dear" Ava placed her hand on his chest and went to push him away but he caught her hand
"Let go" Ava attempted to pull her hand away but he held on tight, her pulse quickened when she felt his lips graze her wrist, unknown to Ava the veins around Damon's eyes became more pronounced and his fangs protruding, "let go" she hissed
"Is there a problem?" Paul asked coming up behind Damon so missed the demonic look on his face
"No" both Ava and Damon said at the same time
"I think you better let her go son, she doesn't look happy" Paul said,
"Right, well Ava I do apologise" Damon smirked, from his tone she could tell that he didn't mean it and kissed her cheek and left.
Ava let out a sigh of relief when he heard his footsteps fading away. Paul walked around her to bagged the rollers for her
"Is that you're boyfriend?" Paul asked
Ava balked "Him? No way, he's a creeper" she shook her head, Paul chuckled
"That'll eight-fifty" Ava dug around in her pocket and pulled out a ten dollar bill
"Thanks Paul" she called grabbing the bag and pocketing the change.
Soon enough Ava arrived and could hear Gran in the kitchen
"Hey Gran" she greeted her and placed the paper bag on the table
"Hi sweetheart" she beamed "You've got them"
"Yep, curious as to why you're making such an effort, you never make an effort" Ava leant forward so that her elbows were resting on the table top
"Well use your-"
"Don't say gift" Ava cut the older woman making her roll her eye
"Shush I'm talking so go on the" Gran sat opposite her "just tap into my mind"
Ava sighed and closed her eyes she zeroed in on her Gran's mind
"I'm going with Greg, he is so fit, he did stuff that no man could ever do, the way he grabbed-"
"Stop" Ava shouted abruptly pulling her out of her mind "stop thinking….eww"
Gran laughed loudly "So now-"
"Yes now I get why you're going all made up, still going to give me a ride?"
"Yes, dear now come and help me make dinner" Gran told her, Ava jumped onto her feet and made her way over to the counter.
Ava let out a yawn as she crawled into bed, she pulled the covers up to her chin and her slowly closed her eyes drifting off to slumber land.
Ava was walking through the woods, on a clear dirt path she could feel the breeze against her fair skin and the birds singing, she could hear the sound of water running and walked towards it. She felt the lush grass against her bare toes. She settled by the lake and picked up the skirts of her dress and dropped her feet into the cool water, and smoothed down the dress and felt the lacy beaded material
She let out a sigh and tilted her face up and smiled hearing the birds, she whistled loudly and grinned hearing the birds whistling back, she waited till the birds fell silent and once again whistled again
"They're mocking jays" a soft belle like voice called out, causing Ava to jump she tensed
"What?" she asked confused
"Those birds, they're named Mocking Jays" she felt the air stir slightly
"Who are you?"
"A friend" the woman replied "I mean you know harm, that I can assure you" Ava tensed feeling soft fingers graze her bare shoulder
"Where are we?"
"Somewhere special" the woman murmured "take care Ava-"
"I wanted to see you, it's been so long. Goodbye for now I'll meet you again-"
"No wait, do I know you?" Ava called out scrambling on to her feet, tripping over the hems of her skirts
"Goodbye Ava, they're coming so be careful"
"Goodbye sweetheart" the voice faded, Ava felt the work around changing. It was no longer warm or sunny, it felt colder and darker, Ava heard a sound of a twig snapping
"Who's there?" she shouted not managing locate the source of the noise, she gripped the skirts of her dress and fled, but she crashed into something hard and would've fallen but felt a strong arm wrap around her waist so that her body was pressed against another
"Who are you?" her voice trembled and her pulse quicken when something graze her throat
"Someone's who's been searching for you for a long time" a husky voice purred, and then Ava felt something sharp being plunged in to neck, she let out a scream.
Ava gasped shooting bolt-upright, she was breathing heavily and took in huge gulps of breath. Once she managed to catch it she reached out towards her night stand and swore when she accidently knocked the glass off of the table, she groaned when she heard it shatter
"It's nothing Gran" she called back, but the old woman didn't listen and entered the room, she switched the light on so she could see
"Gran serious I'm fine, I just need to clear-"
"Ava you're far from fine" Gran padded barefooted over to Ava's bed, the teen was trying get out of her muddled sheets, she placed her hand on her shoulder "honey I'll clean it up, now what's got you so worked up? And don't even think about lying" Gran hadn't miss the flush look on her face, Ava sighed and laid back down and felt the side of the dipping due to some excess weight, Gran brushed aside a blond lock
"I had a dream-"
"Oh god is this some Martin Luther-"
"Kidding dear, no tell me what's up"
"I had a dream, well it started off as one but it turned into a nightmare" she explained
"What happened?" Gran asked
"There was a woman, she said she knew me" Ava muttered, unknown to her Gran's eyes saddened slightly "that she's waiting to see me for so long"
"Did you know her-"
"Her voice sounded familiar Gran"
"Oh dear" Gran murmured "and then?"
"She said she had to leave" Ava sighed and snuggled in to the bed, she patted the empty space beside her, Gran quickly turned the lights off and climbed in beside her grand-daughter "Then everything change" the teen yawned snuggling into the covers, the warmth was radiating off of her Gran
"How'd you mean?"
"I don't know, it was cold and felt darker, someone else was there" she murmured her eyes were closing "a man I think….or a monster….he-I don't know what he did but there was a- I think he bit me or something…you must think I'm crazy…." Gran looked down and saw that Ava had fallen asleep.
"Hardly crazy dear" Gran murmured and gently ran her fingers through the teen's hair "hardly crazy" she held Ava like she had done when the teen was a little girl and fell asleep.
Ava hummed and rolled over, she woke to the sound of the her cell shrilling loudly, she groped around and fumbled slightly to find her phone,
"Hello"? she croaked
"Ergh…you're too happy Elena" Ava muttered pulling the covers over the head, she could feel the sun against her skin and knew that it must've open the curtains
"Right you're not a morning person" she heard the other girl laugh, "Well come over as soon as you're ready" she told her "we're getting ready for tonight at my place"
"Who's we?" Ava asked kicked her covers off and swung her legs out of bed, she brushed her hair away from her face
"Me, you and Bonnie, so hurry up" with that Elena hanged up, Ava grumbled under her breath and padded barefooted towards her bathroom, she carried out her usual morning routine and had a quick shower, Ava wrapped a towel around herself and opened her dresser, she felt around and pulled out a pair of panties and a bra, she slipped them on and then proceeded to go through her closet, she opted to wear skinny jeans and a t-shirt. Ava brushed her hair and pulled it into a messy bun. She slipped on her flats and skipped downstairs
"Gran?" she called coming into the kitchen
"Hello dear" the old lady greeted her and saw that she was dressed
"Thanks for clearing up the-"
"No problems dear, plus it would've been cruel to let you get on your hands and knees to clean shards of glass" Gran commented "Might've been fun to watch though"
Ava smiled and shook
"So are you getting ready at Elena's?"
"Hmm, but I'm getting dress here though, do you-"
"Hmm how about that cream coloured dress? The one with the thick straps and lace overlay, you'll look sexy as hell"
"This is weird" Ava muttered "but sure why not?" that was something Gran was great at she knew what looked good on Ava, and the elder woman hadn't stirred her wrong yet
"Great, I'll lay it out on your bed for you when you come back"
"Thanks so Greg?"
"Oh he'll be meeting me there" Gran uttered "If he's lucky he might get laid-"
"Ok I'm going" Ava cried out and practically ran from the room. she grabbed her cane and made sure she had her keys and slammed the door
Ava waltzed into the Gilbert house
"Elena?" she yelled
"Kitchen" she heard the other girl reply back, Ava left her cane near the doorway and walked into the kitchen
"Hey Ava" Bonnie said as the blond dropped into the vacant seat beside her
"So Elena you going with Stef?" she asked and felt a small glass bottle near her left hand and grabbed hold of it, and could tell that it was nail varnish, there was a knock on the door, and Ava heard Elena leave the room
"So Bon" she grinned
"So Ava" Bonnie laughed "How's your Gran-"
"I…I don't want to talk about that please" Ava felt her cheeks heating up
"Don't want to talk about what?" Elena asked coming into the room,
"Oh shit, Bonnie don't-"
"Ava walked into her house yesterday and heard Claudine having sex with-"
"Greg the bus driver" Ava yelled out and violently shook her head as if wanting to dispel those sounds that she heard from her mind, her head thumped against the wooden table hearing the two girls laughing
"Aw poor Ava" Elena cooed patting her back.
"Can we move on from my Gran's sex life" Ava muttered, Bonnie ruffled her hair
"Ok so, Delicate Flower or Naughty Vixen?" Bonnie asked
"Hum, Delicate Flower" Ava replied
"What's your dress colour?" Elena questioned
"Nice, then this would go nicely" Bonnie grinned and grabbed Ava's hand and started her work.
"Elena? What's your preference?"
"Naughty Vixen" Elena grabbed the bottle,
"Aw trying to impress Steffie?" Ava asked
"Oww" Ava hissed when Bonnie accidentally dug her nails into the back of the blond girl's hand
"Sorry" she apologised "Should I tell her? I should-oh god what if she hates me? Just do it"
Ava frowned hearing the thoughts coming from her dark skinned friend
"Bonnie is everything ok?" Ava asked softly
"No it's just-"
"Bonnie spill" Elena demanded
"I can't tomorrow, I don't want to ruin a fun night"
"Bonnie what is it?" Ava asked and felt Bonnie now moving on to her other hand, she blew on her wet nails waiting for her to start talking
"Ok, but keep it to yourselves, Caroline will kill me if it get backs to Damon she squealed"
"Ok, ok we won't, now tell" Ava uttered shifting slightly in her seat
"Fine, well according to Caroline, Stefan apparently has an interesting back story" Bonnie said quietly causing both girls to lean in, she had finished Ava's nails. "Do you know what happened to his ex-girlfriend?"
"Yeah some fire killed her" Elena replied
"When did you find out?" Ava asked confused
"As soon as you left on Friday, carry on Bon" Elena said, Ava rested her hands on the table top not wanting her nails to get ruined
"Yeah, well apparently Stefan's fault and that's why his brother hates him so much"
Ava scoffed at that "No way, that doesn't sound like Stef, Damon's a stirrer"
"Yeah, it just sounds like one person's side of the story and it sounds likes Damon's side" Elena frowned
"Well I just wanted you to know" Bonnie shrugged her shoulders
"Anyway his past relationships are none of my business-"
"Unless his an arsonist" Bonnie said dryly,
"Really?" Ava questioned cocking an eyebrow "Elena just try and be discreet about it, if you want to know, I mean you're going out with the guy, you should know him"
"Yeah, and how do you know what Damon said was true?" Bonnie nodded, both girls assured their friend.
Ava groaned "Oww" she whined "are you trying to rip my hair out?"
"Relax" Elena ordered, the brunette was trying to do Ava's head "Bon, up or down?" she asked
"Hmm side pony and add a slight twist" Bonnie advised, both girls were helping Ava get read, after a few more twist and putting clips in Elena stepped back happy with her work
"Looking good Ava" Elena grinned and then dropped down on the bed behind Ava, she started her own makeup-
"Let's think, your dress is cream right?" Bonnie asked, she was doing Ava's make-up
"Yep" Ava replied
"Hmm, let's go with the natural look" Bonnie muttered under her breath, truth be told Ava was attractive enough so she would easily pull that look off.
Ava heard the phone ring, Elena picked up, both her and Bonnie listened to the one sided conversation, she heard the brunette letting out a huff and stormed off
"Where is she going off to?" Ava asked
"She's making a bee-line towards Jeremy-"
"Did she do the face? You know the 'I'm going to kill him look'?"
"Yep" Bonnie chuckled and glanced at the time "You should head off, so you can get dressed"
Ava nodded and hopped off of the bed "Where's my shoes?" she asked
"By the door" Bonnie answered, she slipped on her shoes and turned around so that she was facing Bonnie
"Thanks a lot Bonnie" she smiled at her
"You're welcome, I'll meet you at the party" Bonnie answered, Ava waved and left and called goodbye to Elena and Jeremy. She picked up her cane by the door and made sure to shut the door behind her.
"Who's that if-"
"Gran it's me" Ava cut her off dropping her keys into the small dish bowl that was located by the door
"Oh, let's see Elena's and Bonnie's work" she heard her Gran's footsteps coming into the hallway, Ava blushed hearing her whistling "Oh they did a wonderful job, go get dress and then we can leave, your shoes are by your door"
"Ok" Ava jogged upstairs and shut the bedroom door behind her, she kicked off ballet flats, she felt around and picked up her dress, it took her a few seconds to position the dress right and she slipped it on, Ava slipped on the shoes that Gran laid out and grumbled when she realised that it was a pair of heels.
"Coming Gran" she yelled back and made her way downstairs
"Aw you look lovely" Gran complimented
"Erm….thatnks….the same to you Gran" she muttered, causing her to snort
"And that compliment went down the drain, come on I'm driving"
"Shit" she hissed under her breath earning a smack on the shoulder from Gran,
"I'm a great driver" Gran walked ahead whilst Ava grabbed her cane
"You're a mental driver" Ava muttered and locked the door behind her.
"Relax Ava you're still alive aren't you?" Gran asked, as soon as Ava felt the car come to a stop she literally jumped out of the vehicle
"Only just and I know you ran a few red lights"
"Pfft no way" Gran linked her arm with hers "there's a long line"
Gran led her over to the crowd and they stood in line
"Elena" Ava heard her from behind her
"You look lovely Elena" Gran smiled at the teen, her gaze travelled over to Stefan "and you, Stefan Salvatore look dashing, the thing-"
"My god are you flirting with him?" Ava hissed under her breath,
"And if I-"
"Lovely seeing you again Claudine" Stefan spoke over her,
"You to as well dear, oh the line is moving up" Gran uttered "there are eight steps Ava"
Ava nodded and climbed up the steps and felt Gran pulling her to a stop "So Elena did you know Ava came storming home the other night, claiming to hate all men?"
"No didn't have a clue" Elena said glancing over to Ava; Stefan frowned knowing why the petite teen had claimed that.
"Well I told her I thought she was a lesbian- I don't mind all that, since even I find women attractive enough but-"
"Oh my god, smite me down now" Ava declared opening her arms wide looking up at the sky,
"Don't be so- oh there's Greg, he's looking sexy-"
"Gran go" Ava snapped
"Thanks Dear, Elena you wouldn't mind dropping Ava off home tonight would ya?" Gran asked
"You're supposed to give me a ride-"
"Well I might go home early, with the-"
"Ok by Gran" Ava cut her off and felt Gran kiss her cheek and left. "so sorry" she told Stefan "Gran has the same nasty syndrome as me, word vomit"
"Yeah I can see that" he chuckled watching as the older lady flitted away, Elena lightly nudged forward as the line moved, the blond stumbled but Stefan grabbed hold of the back of her dress, keeping her upright
"Thanks" Ava smiled
"Ava, dear" she heard Mrs Lockwood "You look lovely" and the other woman kissed her cheeks
"Thank you" Ava smiled
"Come in sweetheart" Mayor Lockwood ushered her in, Ava nodded and used her cane to guide her into the room and could hear the soft music in the background.
"Ava" Stefan approached her "here have a drink"
Ava held her hand out for the glass of spiked Champaign and sipped it "Thanks" she smiled
"You're looking bored" he commented taking a seat beside her
"Hmm, there's not much I can actually do at these events" she shrugged her shoulders and took a sip of her drink, she it tasted slightly funny but she brushed it off
"So how's it going with Elena?" she asked
"Great" Stefan smiled hearing the brunette girl's name
"That's good" Ava nodded it was about a couple of seconds before she spoke again "but you're hiding something Stefan"
His head snapped up to meet her gaze; she was slightly off point to him though
Ava rolled her eyes "I'm not stupid Stef, but it's your business, you should talk to her properly though or whatever because I wouldn't put it pass your brother to whisper poison in her ear"
"Right" Stefan murmured, he had underestimated Ava, she was much more in-tune with the going ons then he thought
"Stefan, Ava" Elena approached the pair, "want to go check out the heritage display?"
"Sure" Stefan nodded and got on to his feet "Ava?"
"It's boring and-"
"Alright, alright, oh Bonnie's said she'll catch you in a bit" Elena told her
"Ok" she nodded; it was a couple of minutes before Ava was approached again
"Hey Gran" Ava smiled and heard the chair to her right scraping against the wooden floor
"Just wanted to say goodnight, I'm off with Greg-"
"Please I don't want the details" Ava rushed out, Gran chuckled
"No dear, we're spending the night at his, apparently his got an indoor Jacuzzi just wanted to let you know, here's the house keys" she placed the cool metal into Ava's open palm
"I'll be home before you even wake up, have fun" she kissed her cheek and left.
Ava licked her lips and decided to go and get another drink, she clamoured on to her feet and made her way through the crowd, bumping into several people.
Ava slipped when her ankle twisted and would have fell to the ground if someone hadn't caught her around the waist
"Seriously princess you need to wear a sign" Damon commented
She frowned and attempted to pull away but he kept his grip on firm "Let go-"
"Just trying to help"
"I don't need help" she snapped, he rolled his eyes at her stubbornness, and led her over to the bar since that was where she was obviously heading
"Says the girl who would've landed on her very fine ass" he smirked seeing her reddened cheeks. Ava felt her cane hitting something and realised it was the makeshift bar
"Are you always a dick?" Ava asked and felt a glass being placed in her hand
"Don't try and say you're not" she cut him off, Damon scoffed
"You can drink it" he stated seeing her placing the glass back down on the bar
"Not thirsty" she uttered
"So Ava on your own? Can't get a date?"
"Yeah I would make a super date for someone" she rolled her eyes and hopped on to the bar stool
"What'd you mean?" Damon asked, making sure to brush his side against hers, she was so warm, he was being lured in for some unknown reason
"Well guys tend to go for girls who can actually successfully look at them in the eye" Ava murmured "and those who do want to date me, got one thing on their mind"
Damon frowned at that "So what you'd never been on a date before?"
"Why'd you sound so surprise?" Ava asked
"Have you seen yourself" the slight smile that was on her face vanished
"Are you kidding me?" she spat, his eyes widened briefly realising what he had just said
"You're a fucking dick" she threw the drink at him and got his face, she went to storm off but he grabbed her wrist
"Oww, you're hurting me" she hissed feeling his fingers into her soft flesh
"Now that was uncalled, I made a slip of words" he said and pressed her against the bar, she let out an oof as her back hit the bar
"Yeah well you've been doing that a lot haven't you" she sniped back and tried to shove him back but he wouldn't relent "let go of me"
"You know what? I don't want to" he used his other hand an brushed aside a few stray curls, she stiffened feeling his fingers on her collar bone
"What-what are you doing?" she asked her voice shook, Ava had no clue what he was capable of and it didn't help that she couldn't exactly probe his mind
"Damon" Stefan grabbed his brother's shoulder and pushed him back "leave her alone" he snarled at her, but the elder brother merely smirked
"Oh I don't think so, me and Ava were just getting to know each other"
Stefan narrowed his eyes on him and turned his gaze to Ava, who was looking slightly pale
"Ava, Bonnie's near the heritage display with Elena" he told her, she nodded and grasped her cane and left the pair of vampires
"Oh, why'd you do that. Ava's fun" Damon mocked pouted
"Leave her Damon"
"You know what? I don't think I will" he snarled, Stefan glared at him knowing that the blond was an innocent
"Why are you so intent on-"
"What? Sucking her dry? I know you want to as well Stefan, come on baby bro, don't tell me you can't smell her scent? It's reeking of goodness, you and I both know we want to take every ounce of blood from her delectable body"
Stefan felt his fangs protruding also the veils around his eyes darkened, Damon chuckled
"Or maybe not, after all we don't want delicious little Ava, to end up dead, that's a big No-No, right?"
Stefan snarled and shoved his brother away.
Ava took a forkful of the cake, that she, Bonnie and Elena was sharing, the brunette was telling the other two of her relationship woes
"It's all my fault" Bonnie declared once Elena had finished telling them what happened "I'm a doubt planter-"
"Oh so that's what you are, must say Bon, do you have some sort of Identity disorder, I mean first you're a witch, now a doubt planter, next you're a purple leprechaun" Ava said licking her lips, Elena laughed at that.
"Don't worry, I got all snooty and ergh…I told myself I wasn't going to act like that, but then I did" Elena shook her head and also took a bite of the cake "we've all done wrong"
Ava cleared her throat, causing both Bonnie and Elena to roll their eyes
"Right except Ava" Bonnie chuckled "So I saw your gran running out earlier-"
"Yep, her and Greg" Ava felt some of her hair tickling her face, she brushed it back
"Hey what's that?" Elena asked suddenly causing Ava to jump
"What?" she asked, Bonnie grabbed her arm
"You've got a bruise on you wrist Ava" Elena frowned
"Don't lie, someone grabbed you, those are finger shapes bruises" Bonnie spat
"What happened?" Elena asked concern reeking from her
Ava shifted and looked down
"Ava" Bonnie sighed
"It was Damon" she blurted out
"What?" Elena asked her eyes narrowing on the blond
"He-he tried to kiss me at the match, and then- he won't leave me alone" she told them
"I'm going to kill him" Elena scowled but Ava grabbed her by her arm
"Ava he hurt you, and doesn't Caroline have a right to know what he's been up to?" Bonnie asked
"I know, but not tonight, she seems happy and I don't want to ruin the night"
"Fine" Elena huffed "but I'm going to tell Stefan later, if he comes near you again-"
"I'll set Gran on him"
"Oh a bit too harsh" Bonnie teased, the tense atmosphere eased up, "Why is she coming over for? Bitch"
"Elena honey" Mrs Lockwood came over to them, Ava snorted realising who Bonnie was thinking about. "I notice the watch is still not there-we really need it"
"Oh, I'm sorry Mrs Lockwood…I couldn't find it…I guess it's packed up with my parents belongings" Elena lied
"Oh, I see, well please let me know when you find it" Mrs Lockwood and left, Ava briefly wondered why was she so desperate to get the pocket-watch
"You're lucky she doesn't know you that well" Ava muttered "You're a shitty liar"
Elena rolled her eyes and smiled
"So where is it? The pocket-watch"
"With Jeremy" Elena replied
"So where it belongs right?" Ava smiled and placed her fork on the plate.
Ava sighed she had headed outside to get some fresh air, the girls had parted ways for a short amount of time, Elena had gone off to touch up her make-up and Bonnie wanted a wonder round. Ava sighed and slipped off her shoes, wigging her toes in the cold grass, those heels were killing her
"Please don't hurt me" Ava's head snapped up hearing that familiar voice in her mind, it was Caroline, she zeroed in on the girl's thoughts and found out that she was on the fields and she wasn't on her own. Ava hid behind a tree a couple of feet away
"She took it off I got scared" Caroline cried, Ava bit her bottom lip hard she could tell that the girl must've been so scared "I didn't know what to say, I swear I didn't tell her, I just told her you didn't mean to hurt me"
Ava gripped onto the tree trunk hearing her friend sob, she focused on in on Caroline's mind so she could know what's happening
"You make me crazy you know that?" Damon purred into her ear, "It's ok, I am so over you right now"
Ava gasped and immediately pull out of Caroline's mind, hearing her pained thoughts, Damon did something, she went to run forward but an arm grabbed her around the waist and a hand was slammed over her mouth
"Ssh" Stefan soothed her "It's me"
"I know I'll deal with it"
"What? Did he-" before she could finish off her question she heard another cry of pain, but it wasn't Caroline's feminine tone, no it was coming from Damon "Stefan-"
"Look after Caroline, Ava ok?" he lightly gripped her chin "Ok? I'll deal with him"
She nodded and felt him leave her. Ava picked up her dropped cane and shoes and ran towards where she could hear Caroline
"Caroline?" she questioned
"Are you ok?" she asked
"Yeah, I'm fine, I'm fine" the taller girl said breathing heavily "I'm fine, I'm fine" Ava reached out and touched her shoulder she could feel her shaking
"I'm fine, I'm fine" Caroline said, Ava did a brief venture into her mind but got spots of blank, now that was something certainly new, she would definitely be asking Gran about this she thought.
"There you two are" Elena came over "you two ok?" she asked looking between the pair
"Yeah-"but then Caroline started to sob
"I'm fine, we should drop her off home" Ava said
"Yeah, you're right come on" Elena said.
"Are you going to be ok?" Elena asked pulling into the driveway, she had dropped Caroline off
"I'm fine" Ava smiled thinking what the hell had happened tonight
"Ok, so Damon-"
"Stefan dealt with him" she told her
"Well that's something, Damon's horrible" Elena muttered "you want to stay over at mine? I know your Gran's not home"
Ava rolled her eyes "I'm a big girl Elena I'll be fine"
"Alright" she bid her goodnight and jumped out of Elena's car, Ava gripped onto her cane as she walked up her darkened driveway.
AN: Here you go. another chap done and dusted, so a lot went down in this chap, Ava heard her Gran doing the dirty with the bus driver. Damon met her in the market, most residents attended the Founders Party, where Ava witness something happening to Caroline, but not sure what.
bookfreak25(and to all of those who want a visual of Ava): I picture Ava as Dianna Aragon
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