Ava woke up the next morning, and could hear pots and pans clanging down below her. She sat up and stretched her stiff muscles above her head and then swung her legs out of bed, she rubbed her hand over her tired face, she had only managed to catch a few hours of sleep since her mind had been wired from last night, the evens of what happened were ringing around her head in a constant loop.
Ava padded barefooted into her bathroom and turned the tap on, she grabbed her toothbrush and idly started to clean her teeth. She was confused about last night, Damon had done something to Caroline, causing her to cry out in despair, Ava knew that the pain had emanated from her throat, and she heard the sound of crunching.
Had Damon bit Caroline? She thought, Ava sighed and shook her head, she had a quick shower and stripped out of her night clothes and dumped it into the hamper, and she briefly reminded herself to make sure that the clothes that been clean to re-label them. The blond stepped into the shower and let the hot water wash over her.
After quickly scrubbing herself clean and reached out and felt around for a towel, once she had located one she dried herself off and wrapped it around herself. Ava pulled on some panties and a bra and then rummaged through her closet, her hand closed in around a label and she trailed her fingers over the raised text. She decided to wear a knee length red skirt and a long sleeved top. Ava got dressed and brushed her hair leaving it loose.
She slipped on her shoes and made her way downstairs.
"Gran?" she called coming into the kitchen
"Morning dear" the old woman greeted her "here" she laid down a plateful of scrambled eggs and bacon in front of her
"You ok?" Ava asked noting that Gran's voice seemed to be slightly off
"Yes, dear" she replied, the teen heard the chair scrape against the hardwood floor
"Gran, you know me and I know you, so what's wrong?" she asked not eating
"Gran" she cut her off "I could just that little trick and find out" she tapped the side of her head "but I rather not be doing that so?"
Gran sighed "fine, turns out Greg's married"
Ava's eyes widened "What?"
"Yeah his wife did that face when she walked in on us about to…you know" Gran muttered, Ava reached out and grabbed her hand giving it a small squeeze
"Forget about him, he is totally not worth it" she smiled reassuringly at her and felt Gran squeeze her hand back
"I know, plus he couldn't even handle me" Gran uttered causing Ava to snort
"That he can't Gran" Ava smiled and started to eat
"So anything interested happened after I left?" she asked the teen froze for a moment hearing her question
"No" Ava replied and went back to eating, Gran rolled her eyes knowing that she was lying but decided not to comment on it, since she knew that Ava would eventually fess up.
Ava nodded but didn't say a word, she sipped her orange juice and heard the sound of car honking its horn "Elena's here"
"Alright, well I'll see you tonight" Ava smiled and kissed Gran on the cheek but missed so got her neck, causing the elderly woman to snort
"Leave the kissing to me" Gran chuckled and pecked her on the cheek, Ana grinned and left, she grabbed her cane and her school bag and slammed the door shut.
The blond greeted the brunette who had pulled up her car to the front of the house
"Morning Ava" Elena smiled as Ava climbed into the car and buckled herself up, she placed the cane in between her legs and dropped her bag onto her lap
"Morning" Ava grinned and rested her head against the window "so have you heard from Caroline yet?"
"No" Elena frowned "and I haven't heard from Stefan either, it's like he's avoiding my calls-"
"What about Stefan?" she asked tucking an errant curl behind her ear
"Huh? No word from him either" Elena said,
"I'm sure he was just busy, dealing with Damon an all"
"Yeah" Elena nodded feeling slightly better "what about you?" she had noticed that Ava was wearing long sleeves, undoubtedly wanting to hide the bruise
"I'm good" Ava smiled it was true, she felt slightly better knowing that Damon may not be lurking around the corner.
"Well that's something" Elena pulled up to the school parking lot
Both Ava and Elena entered the school the taller girl linked arms with her friend and they made their way to their lockers.
"How's Claudine?" Elena asked, going through her locker, Ava was doing the same but instead she was running her fingers down the spines of her text books
"Did Granny get lucky?" Elena smirked and giggled hearing Ava's groan
"Don't' ever say that again" Ava slammed the locker door shut "anyway turns out she wasn't so lucky, since Greg's wife caught them, anyway Gran tossed him"
"Aww" Elena frowned "She's here?"
Before Ava could ask what was she on about she heard another voice, Bonnie had joined them and was also slightly miffed since Caroline was here.
"The Sexy Suds car wash is tomorrow" Caroline said heading towards the trio of girls "The football team and the ban has committed, well not all the band, the ones that can just pull of a bikini"
"What the? She's acting like nothing happened last night" Elena frowned, Ava was slightly confused after all she knew that the blond was a wreck last night
"Maybe she is in denial?" Bonnie suggested
"Hmm" Elena frowned and smiled slightly as Stefan joined them
Just then Caroline skipped over to them after dismissing the cheerleaders
"Stefan where's Damon? He has some serious apologising to do" Caroline said, Ava's eyes briefly widened
"When is he coming back?" the bubbly blond asked, Ava shook her head and gripped onto her cane
"He's not coming back Caroline" Stefan said sombrely and left
"Come on Care" Elena led her away leaving behind Ava and Bonnie. There was a moment of silence before she broke it.
"Was it me or did you guys what she said was completely out-"
"Ok, enough you, come on we've got Algebra" Bonnie grabbed Ava's hand and literally dragged her off down the corridor
"Whoa why the rush?" Ava asked clutching onto her book and cane
"Because Stefan was making eyes at Elena, so obviously wanted to talk to her" Bonnie told her
"Oh right, well come let's fill our mind with mindless crap" Ava grinned hearing Bonnie snort.
Ava fumbled with her keys and unlocked the front door
"WHO'S THAT A RAPIST? I WARN YOU I'M ARMED-"
"GRAN IT'S ME AND NO-ONE WANTS TO DO THAT TO YOU" Ava screamed back she held out her hand against the wall to find the hook, she hanged her bag on it and dropped her cane by the staircase and smelt something in the kitchen.
"What do you mean no one wants to do that to me?" Gran huffed as Ava dropped down in the wooden chair
"Are you seriously upset with me for saying that no one wants to rape you?" Ava could hear Gran shuffling around; there was the sound of something being dropped down in front of her
"Alright, you make it sound as if I'm too old for someone to want to get all on this" she could picture her Gran gesturing to herself,
"Fine" Ava rolled her eyes "erm…there are tons of sickos out there ready…to take advantage of you" she uttered.
"Oh so sweet you are dear" Gran kissed her temple, the young blond shook her head knowing that Gran was actually happy "now eat up I made cookie-"
"And once you've done that you're going out-"
Ava scoffed down the cookie but when she heard what Gran said she paused "What?" she said through a mouthful of cookie.
"Honey chew and swallow. Not that difficult, here I can demonstrate-"with that Gran plucked up a cookie from the platter that she had given to Ava "listen, it's going in my mouth and-"she could hear Gran crunching the cook "now I'm going to-" she coughed loudly.
"Gran?" Ava asked worriedly shooting out of her chair she hurriedly made her way over to the sink and poured a glass of water, as Gran continued to cough, she grasped the offered glass of water. "So Gran you chewed on the cookie-"
"Fine ok, my point wasn't effective I can see that" Gran rolled her eyes, Ava sat down again the radio was set on low in the background.
"You choked on a cookie-"
"Ah but what's that taught you?" she counted, as Ava took a cookie and chewed it thoughtfully,
"That you're not meant to talk and eat at the same time?"
"Precisely" Gran grinned, Ava laughed
"Sometime I wonder how we're related-"
"Oh I can clear that up" Gran uttered "I met you Gramps in the 40's we had mind blowing sex and somewhere along the line your mama was born and then she-"
"BLAH BLAH BLAH" Ava shoved her fingers into her ears "I'm not listening. Gran you're sick, so sick-"
"Come on honey let's have the bees and the birds talk, when a man loves a woman-"
Ava pushed herself away from the table "That's it I'm going to the Grill-"
"Great" Gran grinned
"Wait what?" Ava asked by the doorway
"Nothing" Ava didn't buy it she knew her Gran was up to something "Jim's coming around…have to get the little lass out-"
"Seriously Gran? You're bringing a guy over?" Ava asked
"You read my mind?" Gran said rolling her eyes "He's a guy from the Bingo Hall. So-"
"I get it you want me out of your hair" she cut her off laughing "don't worry Gran have fun you're getting on a bit so-"
"Oi" Ava felt something hit her face
Gran rolled her eyes and got onto her feet "Don't be so dramatic-" she saw the look on her granddaughter's face "alright I know you're thinking as if I can talk-"
"Sure you're not a mind reader Gran?"
"Yes now shoo I have to make myself gorgeous. Here take this" Ava felt some paper being pressed into her palms from the texture she knew it was money "Have dinner there alright? How you getting there?" she asked following Ava down the hallway
"Walking there" she replied grabbing her bag
"Are you sure-"
"Gran I know how to get to the Grill" Ava huffed opening the door, she went to walk out but the elderly woman stopped her
"Aren't you forgetting something-"
"No" Ava muttered making Gran scoff
"My ass you didn't forget something. Your cane honey-"
"I don't want it" but Gran pushed the thin metal into her hands
"You need it though"
"I might as well wear big shiny sunglasses as well" Ava walked out of the house
"Don't be silly, it's not sunny enough" Gran shouted from the doorway causing Ava to jump and nearly lost her balance.
"Damn it Gran"
"Don't swear at me-"
"I'm not" Ava shook her head she could hear the sound of tires pulling up to their dusty driveway, she never knew why they had it since, she couldn't drive and Gran refused to whenever she asked why she muttered something about death traps and hobbled off.
"Oh he's here go shoo" Gran ushered her away.
"It's like you're ashamed of me"
"Gran" she shouted making the older woman laughed
"Kidding, kidding-but I am"
Ava rolled her eyes and walked off down the pavement. There was the steady sound of her cane tapping against the ground.
Ava pushed opened the door to the Grill and could hear the sound of music and various people chatting,
"Ava" Matt shouted seeing the blond there, he could see that she was having a tough time getting through so he went to help her, "Here" she felt him grabbing her hand and pushing the people out of the way.
"So what are you doing?" she asked her hand was outstretched as they came to a stop, she could feel the wooden edges of a table.
"I was playing pool till my break is over" he said
"What?" she shouted over the loud music
"I said I was playing pool till my break is over. You?" he said loudly.
"Well Gran wanted me out of the house. She's got a dude over" Ava said even louder, "You know what method she used?"
Matt looked up from his bent over position and she was on the other side "what?"
"She wanted to freak me out by giving me the sex talk" Ava said oblivious to the fact that the bar/grill music had stopped "I KNOW THAT A PENIS GOES INTO A VAGINA-wait where's the music-oh shit" Matt laughed hard and loud as some of the patrons of the Grill were staring incredulously at her "alright Matt shut up" she snapped her face was bright red,
"Sorry so funny-"he said in between pants he wiped his tears of laughter away "but Ava only you-"
"What's so funny?" Elena asked coming over to the pair "and why are people staring at Ava-"
"Because she's enlightening the whole of the Grill about the birds and the bees" Matt grinned and was even more amused seeing the pout on Ava's face.
"Can we not do this?" she asked leaning against her cane,
"Ok…Can't believe that happened though…..Vicky and Jeremy is he totally losing he's mind"
Ava frowned "Elena what's up?" she asked picking up on the other girl's thoughts.
Elena sighed seems like Ava always knew when something was up, when she saw the determined look on the smaller blond teen's face she knew she wouldn't be able to keep it quiet. So Elena explained what had happened between Jeremy and Vicky.
"Whoa" Ava gaped she had dragged over a chair to the pool table whilst the other two teens played pool
"Yeah, and there's Vicky acting all nonchalant likes it no big deal that they're hooking up" Elena said shooting one of the balls,
"Yeah I'm not going to lie, your brother and my sister that's weird" Matt said, Ava scoffed
Just then Elena's cell buzzed
"How late is he?"
"Hitting the hour mark-"Elena replied
"Oh so you're waiting for someone, and I thought you were hanging with Matt and me because of our stellar company" Ava drawled tapping her fingers against the cake.
"Duh Ava, why else would I be here" Elena managed to dodge out of the way when Ava swung her cane out "Oh you nearly hit me-"
"That was the point" Ava uttered yawning "what's the time by the way-"
"Nearly 8.30, you want me to drop you off?" Elena offered
"You're waiting for your bloke so no" Ava replied "plus I don't want to walk in on Gran and Jimmy having sex on the couch" she shuddered at the thought
"Happened before?" Matt asked lining up his shot
"Not yet, but I wouldn't put it pass her" the blond uttered leaning back in her chair "So Elena boy issues-"
"Ok here goes, what do you two think of Stefan?" Elena asked
"I like him, he didn't run off when he met Gran so he's good" Ava grinned tucking in a stray curl "Matt your turn to share"
"What's he done to make you ask us?" Matt asked
"He hasn't done anything, he's just so secretive all the time, I think there's something he doesn't want me to know but it makes me want to know even more" Elena explained
"Like what?" Matt questioned.
"You know you two sound like an bunch of old ladies gossiping" Ava commented "Why you're worried that he's some psycho who wants to use you to recreate that scene from the 'Human Caterpillar?"
Matt snorted whilst Elea scrunched up her nose in disgust "Ava it's the 'Human Centipede-"
"Centipede? Damn I have to tell Gran that" Ava muttered "but am I right Elena-"
"No of course not" Elena shook her head "but what do we know about him?" she leant against the pool stick
"He's great at football, and he's a bit of a loner and as much I hate to say it he's a nice guy-"
"And totally hot" Ava added "from what I touched he has that whole strong jaw thing going on"
"Ok, just remember that I didn't say that" Matt spoke over her.
"So you think I'm being paranoid?" Elena asked quietly
"Yes-"Ava blurted out
"I think you just need to talk to him" Matt advised and lightly whacked Ava upside the head causing her to jump
"Talk to who?"
"Speak of the devil" the blond muttered.
"I'm so sorry I'm late" Stefan said walking towards them
"What happened?" Elena asked
"I got held up"
"Is everything ok?"
"It was a thing with my uncle-"
"And what you couldn't call-"
"Ok I think we're going" Matt said pulling Ava onto her feet and grabbed her cane
"Hey no I wanted to listen" Ava whined
"Nope" Matt dragged her away "come on I know you want some dinner your belly has been making plenty of noise-"
"You are so nosy-"
"Whatever, bye Stefan" she called over her shoulder as Matt guided her towards the bar
"Stool is here, and you want your usual?" Matt asked placing a cup of coke in front of the blond teen
"Yes please" Ava smiled sipping her drink through her straw, she felt someone coming to sit down beside her
"Sheriff Forbes" Ava uttered "how are you?"
"Fine" Liz smiled at the blond teen "I wonder if she knows what's going on with Caroline-"
"I have a nose" Ava blurted out she couldn't think of anything else to say
"Ok Ava" Liz frowned the blond teen was somewhat an oddity,
"Here ya go" Matt set down her fries and burger in front of her, Ava handed over him the cash "I'll get your change"
That was the good thing about having a friend who worked here since she knew she wouldn't get fleeced. "Erm Sheriff is there any ketchup around?"
"Yeah, here ya go" Liz handed her the bottle
"Thanks" the sheriff couldn't help but chuckle seeing the petite teen literally scoffing down all the food, they settled in a content silence. Ava's ears perked up hearing someone approaching them.
Ava frowned and put her head down creating a curtain around her face with her hair, she knew that voice she swore she did.
"Logan over here" Liz pulled him away not wanting anyone to overhear them.
Ava attempted to focus into their minds but all she was getting was static, she sighed and decided she most likely couldn't pick anything up since she was tired; she yawned and munched on the last bit of her burger.
"Home sweet home" Ava muttered trudging up the porch steps, she had walked home from the Grill, and she unlocked the front door
"WHO'S THAT? IS IT A PEA-"
"GRAN IT'S ME" Ava shouted dropping the house keys into the dish bowl by the door, she dumped her cane and bag by the front door. she could hear the buzzing sound of the television coming from the living room, she entered the room and inwardly groaned
"Really Gran? Titanic?" she asked dropping down beside her
"What I like it" Gran huffed wiping the corner of her eye. Ava frowned and kicked off her shoes placing her feet on to the coffee table,
"Yeah and I'm a mermaid, you only watch this film if something's wrong" she said "did something happen with your date? Was he too hands on?"
Gran scoffed "I wish. But no turns out the fucker has mommy issues-"
"I swear his sixty-"
"Yean and according to him, the bitch is still around." Ava's eyes nearly bugged out when she heard that. She reached out and dug her hand into the bowl of popcorn "for the whole night he as whining and moaning about her…why can't she wash my clothes…..why can't she give me my own space-"
"Wait he lives with her still?" Ava asked there was a burst of flavour in her mouth from the popcorn "That's screwed up-"
"Tell me about it" Gran grumbled under her breath "Now shush…Leo is here"
"Either shut up dear or go away"
"You're so mean" Ava pouted
"Yes now seriously shut up kid" Gran slapped her upside the head. Ava huffed and snatched the bowl of popcorn.
"You're watching Leo, I'm eating" Ava said finality in her voice.
By the end of the movie Gran was in tears "You know I never realised how much of a bit Rose as, I'll never let you go she said, bloody liar. Ava?" she glanced over to the blond and realised why she had been so silent she was fast asleep. "And she's got popcorn in her hair, how'd she managed that" Gran muttered under her breath and started to pick out the pieces "Alright kid, wake up" she lightly slapped her cheeks causing Ava to wake with a jerk,
"Huh?" Ava yawned and wiped some of the drool off of her mouth.
"Go to bed dear" Gran said. Ava mumbled something incoherently under her breath and staggered under her breath, Gran mentally counted to five and when she hit the number there was a loud crash in the hallway
"Relax" Gran hurried out and saw that she had managed to knock over a glass vase "you go to bed dear, I'll clean up-"
"I can" Ava snapped
"Don't you take that tone with me" Gran uttered and lightly pushed her upstairs.
Ava trudged up the stairs knowing that there was no point of arguing with her, she stumbled into her room and grabbed her night clothes which was always hanged up the back of her door on a hook, she stripped out of her clothes and changed, with that she crawled into bed, and rolled over, now all she had to do was wait till sleep took over.
Ava was just dozing off when she heard the sound of her cell ringing loudly. She reached over to her nightstand and grabbed the shrilling device.
"Ava, it's me Caroline"
"Oh Care what's up?" she asked yawning, she lay flat on her back
"Well I just wanted you to know that tomorrow is the car wash and-"
"And if I don't show you you'll hunt me down. Yeah I know, I'll be there" Ava replied "is that all-"she jumped when she heard the sound of Caroline's phone clattering to the ground.
"Shoo go away, go away-"
"Caroline what's going on? CAROLINE?" Ava yelled
"What happened?" Ava asked her brows furrowing
"Nothing, just this dumb bird trying to get into my room, it's freaky as hell" Caroline explained. Ava rolled her eyes and slumped back down into her bed
"Oh I thought you were getting murdered. That would've totally messed up my evening" Ava uttered
"Thanks for the concern Ava" Caroline drawled
"AVA" Ava clutched her head someone was screaming in her head "AVA" she groaned and landed face first in her bed, she dug her fingers into her head and was on the edge of ripping her blond locks out
"Ava" Gran gasped at the sight
"Gran make it stop, make it stop, there's screaming" Ava whimpered.
Gran rushed forward and hauled the petite teen onto her lap "Hush. Just block it off Ava, come on my girl you can do it" Gran rubbed her back soothingly and grew relaxed when Ava slumped in her arms "What happened?"
Ava took in a shuddering breath "Someone was screaming for me. I….i don't know what happened it's like someone wanted my help, is it-"
"You're fine dear, go to sleep" Gran gently pried her off her lap and pulled the covers over the exhausted blond.
"Now go to sleep, you got a car wash to go to" she kissed her on the temple and closed the door behind her. She slumped against the door, Claudine knew that someone was reaching out for Ava, and whoever it was probably had no idea on how it affected the blond teen. She only hoped that those dark creatures wouldn't discover her sweet Ava's origins.
Ava groaned and rolled over and cringed when she felt the sunlight bathing her room
"Gran go away" she whined,
"No can do dear, I am under strict instructions to make sure you get out of this house, and go to this sexy studs car wash thing. Otherwise Caroline will come round and drag you out of here"
Ava sighed and sat up and pulled the covers off, she swung her legs out of bed and stretched her arms above her head, "I'm kind of offended that Caroline didn't ask me to come and held out. If she wanted sex appeal she could snap—"
"Ok no way Gran. we aren't going to do this" Ava shook her head and walked out of the room heading straight to the bathroom,
"Why not? It's true" Gran shouted. Ava laughed and slammed the bathroom and hurriedly did her morning routine, her and her Grams had separate bathroom which was a plus because she knew where everything was.
When she had rinsed her mouth, she turned the shower faucet on and placed her hand under the spray of water and waited till the water had gotten hot. When it had she stripped off her clothes and stepped under it, Ava had a quick shower and when she was done she groped around for a towel.
She felt the fuzzy material she grabbed it and dried herself off, Ava stepped out of the tub and padded barefooted back to her room, she made a beeline towards her dresser and pulled out her panties and bra.
"Ava hurry up breakfast is ready" Gran yelled,
"OK" she yelled back and rummaged through her closet, she ran her fingers over the labels to find something she opted to wear shorts and from what she felt a grey vest. Ava got dressed and slipped on her pair of converses. When she was done she skipped downstairs
"I thought this car wash was meant to be sexy-"Gran drawled placing a plate down on the table, Ava could hear the various tinkering of the radio and cutlery,
"It is" Ava replied sitting down, her hand bumped into a plastic cup causing her to frown "Gran where are the regular glasses?" she asked
"I don't want you to break any more of my good china, so plastic is the way to go-"
"That's bullshit" Ava snapped
"Say that again if you want me to spank you" Gran threatened
"You don't need to do that, I can-"
"Honey it's nothing to feel bad about" the elderly woman assured her
"It is. You don't think I can even have a normal glass-"she stopped talking hearing the sound of a chair scraping against the wooden floor, there was then the sound of the cupboard opening and something being set down in front of her.
"There one glass cup, happy?" Gran asked.
"Yes" Ava replied and reached out for the carton of juice, she made sure to pour its content into the glass cup
"And there goes the muffins I baked" Gran muttered seeing a slosh of orange juice being dropped onto the banana muffins she had baked in the morning.
"Sorry" Ava apologised drinking her juice.
"No problem you only hit three" Gran uttered and handed the teen two muffins "now are you going on your own or-"Gran didn't get to finish her question since there was the sound of a car honking its horn,
"Nope I'm going with Bonnie" Ava jumped out of the chair and sped down the hallway towards the front door
"No you don't, you're missing this" she shoved the cane into her hands "and this" with that Gran bungled her out of the house.
"Morning Ava, Claudine"
"Morning dear, make sure she eats those" Gran gestured to the muffins.
"Sure. You're looking-"
"Ok get in the car" Ava huffed and climbed into the car, she set her cane in between her legs and buckled up, and Bonnie did the same
"So you gonna give me one of…
"Nergh-"Ava's voice came out muffled since her mouth was full "mine-"
"Lovely Ava, just lovely" Bonnie shook her head and stepped down on the accelerator.
"Ava you made it" Caroline grinned seeing the blond approaching,
"Duh, Gran practically kicked me out" she replied and came to a stop when she hit the table with her thighs.
"That's a good thing then" Elena commented alerting Ava that she was also there "otherwise Caroline would literally turn in to a unstoppable monster"
"Hey I'm not that bad"
"Pfft yeah right" Ava snorted "can I keep this here" she held up her cane
"Sure" Elena replied taking it off of her "It's behind the desk ok?"
"Got it" Ava nodded "so what's going on here? Besides the car wash?"
"Well Caroline as giving me a breakdown on how to be in charge of the money and-"
"Ah I get it" Ava cut her off
"Great now pay attention Elena" Caroline said seriously "No friend discount, no freebies, no pay you later. We are not running a charity here-"
"No we are not" Elena nodded
"Shut up Ava. And-"
"I hate you sometimes" Ava muttered causing Elena to laugh
"What did you say?" Caroline asked
"Nothing. It was Elena-"
"Hey" Elena rolled her eyes but couldn't help but smile seeing the look on Ava's face,
"Hi" a new voice entered the scene.
"Stefan" Elena grinned seeing her boyfriend "Hi-"
"Er you do know that this is called sexy studs" Caroline said and walked off
"Did we just get scolded-"
"No you got burned" Ava grinned
"Ava don't you have cars to clean?" Elena said, the other teen laughed and went off
"There's Elena and Stefan. God she looks so happy-"she recognised that as Matt's thoughts and followed it.
"Hey Bon" Ava smiled
"Hey here" she handed her a sponge "there's a bucket by your feet and the car is right in front of you, you're washing the front" Bonnie informed her
"Thanks" Ava dipped the sponge into the cool water "so let me guess is Matt staring longingly at Elena yet?"
"Yeah, Matt none of that tortured pining stuff" Bonnie scolded him,
"I'm just observing" Matt defended himself, as Ava wiped the car she could hear the sound of tires behind her
"Yeah right and Caroline's handing out candy canes" she scoffed causing Bonnie to laugh.
"Tiki, this one yours"
"Why do I always get the homey ones-"
"Same reason why you're always a bitch" Ava sniped back "you don't have to be so rude"
"Yeah your car is a POS we can wash it but it's still a POS-"
"You don't have to be rude" Bonnie snapped glaring at the other girl.
"She can't help it. It's in her nature as well as being the town's bike. Tell me Tiki how many guys rode you-"
"And we got a blind girl here because?" Tiki uttered glaring at the pale teen. "It's not as if she can see what she's doing-"Ava picked up the bucket and threw it
"ARGH AVA" Matt screeched she had soaked him instead. Tiki cackled loudly seeing that
"It's not my fault-"
"It's freaking cold" the jock howled
"Oh my god you can't even get that right" Tiki laughed. Ava's face flushed in embarrassment
"Well let me have another go" the blond grabbed the suds covered sponge and threw it from where she could hear the laughter.
"Ha" Bonnie laughed
"My eyes my eyes" Tiki screamed
"In the face bitch" Ava grinned
"Why you little-"Tiki scowled and went to charge out her but Matt grabbed her around the waist "One day Ava I'm going to kick your ass" she shouted
"Bring it on bitch" Ava shouted back "I will-"
"OK" Stefan grabbed her around the waist "you need to calm down-"
"Tell her, psycho-"
"Ava calm down" Stefan said and he didn't let her go till she had stopped struggling against him Tiki did the same. Both Matt and Stefan let the teens go
"You're dead-"Tiki literally launched herself towards Ava
"Go on then-"once again Matt and Stefan grabbed them around the waist pulling them apart
"Stop it" Bonnie shouted "Ava over here"
Ava swore but nodded "just ignore her" Stefan murmured,
"Ok" Ava muttered and went back to washing the car, when Stefan saw that there will be no more trouble he went back to Elena.
"Serious you need to back off Tiki, so not cool going after Ava like that" Bonnie glared at the other girl,
"Why because she's blind?" Tiki snarled, Ava was completely oblivious to the looks that Tiki was sending her "I could so kick her ass, and just because she can't see doesn't mean I won't" with that Tiki stalked off towards the bucket. Bonnie glared at her and jumped when the hose splashed up water causing Tiki to scream
"Whoa" Matt rushed to her rescue
"What's going on?" Ava asked hearing the commotion
"Tiki got some hose issues" Bonnie replied "It wasn't me, it can't be"
Ava paused for a minute hearing her friend's thoughts, "Bon you ok?"
"Yeah now come on, there's a bucket of fresh water on your right" Bonnie said "we've got cars to wash"
"Ergh, you're a slave driver" Ava mumbled and yelped when she felt a soaking sponge hit her bottom,
"BONNIE" she shouted
"That's my name now get back to work"
"AVA Help me…help me…"
"Shut up" Ava shouted knocking the bucket of water over
"Ava you ok?" Stefan asked looking at the blond in concern she had grown pale and was clutching her head
"Yeah, yeah fine" she muttered stumbling slightly; Stefan grabbed her arm to steady her
"You don't look fine" Stefan frowned he could see that there was something off about her.
"I am. "She snapped but then sighed knowing that he was only trying to be helpful "Sorry it's just…" she floundered for an excuse "Tiki pissed me off…"
"Does it bother you when people-"
"Make assumptions?" Ava suggested hearing him trail off"I hate it when people think I can't do things or…underestimate me"
"Hmm well you know what Ava?" Stefan said quietly refilling the bucket he handed her a sponge "I reckon you could've taken on Tiki-"
"Really?" Ava laughed
"Totally" Stefan grinned
"Ah thanks Steffi" she bumped her hip with his "But seriously I knew that before"
Stefan laughed loudly "Cocky much?"
"Only telling the truth" she grinned "Now Steffi get back to work" together they started to work on the car,
"There are no towels"
"I'll go find Caroline she'll know where they are" Ava said before Stefan could stop her she walked off, when she got a couple of feet away she stopped walking and pulled the barriers up in her mind.
"He's calling me….I have to go to him"
Ava's eyes snapped opened "Caroline?" she called and from what she get from the other blond teen's mind she was leaving the car wash behind. Ava felt there was something off and called out her name
"Caroline?" she called
"Ava?" Caroline stopped allowing the other girl to catch up "what are you doing?"
"What are you doing?" she countered "You're acting-"
"I need to go. He's calling me-"
"You're not going anywhere-"
"I have to" Caroline snapped causing Ava to jump "I just have to"
"Well I'm coming to" she said determinedly
"Yes, now either you let me come or I will scream this parking lot down" Ava threatened, Caroline scowled but knew there was no point since Ava was too stubborn so thought it would just be easier if she let Ava tag along.
"Fine" Caroline huffed
"Wait let me grab my cane" Ava said she picked it up as Caroline grabbed her hand.
They had been walking for fifteen minutes and Ava was getting even more freaked out when Caroline didn't say a word
"Caroline where are we? she asked hearing the sound of the door opening, she followed after her and knew she was either walking on a rug or on a carpeted floor since neither hers or Caroline's shoes were making any sound, wherever they were it was a grand place and had long hallways.
"Caroline? Are we in someone's house? We shouldn't be here" Ava said getting even more unnerved, her friend wasn't acting at all like herself, from what Ava could tell they were entering the basement. She tapped her cane against the floor so she was aware of steps; one thing was for sure this place was cold and dank
"Caroline let's go-"
"No I need to be here" Caroline said her voice was devoid of all emotion, "Oh my god-"
"What is it?" Ava asked her grip on her cane tightened
"How did I know you were here?"
"Because I wanted you to know-"
"Damon?" Ava could recognise that voice, but it was croaky and unused,
"And you brought a snack along with you" he grunted and got up onto his feet and staggered over to the locked door, "let me out of here-"
"Caroline let's go" Ava said she didn't care that he was locked there must've been a reason for him to be in the first place though.
"No don't go come on Ava, I'm hurt please let me out" Damon pleaded hoping her good nature would work in his favour.
"No" Ava shook her head and stumbled back "Caroline-"
"You bit me" Caroline said causing Ava to panic even more
"You liked it" Damon said "remember"
"Why do I keep remembering things but in different ways?" Caroline asked
"Because of him he's messing with your head Caroline" Ava snapped "let's get out of here. There's a reason he's locked up Caroline so come on"
"Don't listen to her, look at me you will remember what I want you to remember" Damon said "the vervaine has passed out of your system you won't remember what you're about to do"
"What am I going to do?" Caroline asked blankly,
"Caroline come on" Ava snapped not liking this one bit
"You're going to open the door-"
"OPEN THE DOOR"
"No-"Ava heard the sound of the bolt being unlocked.
"NO" a man's voice shouted pushing them back "get out of here-" he was struggling with the door "Get out"
"Caroline come on" Ava shouted, Caroline blindly grabbed the smaller blond teen's hand and dragged her up the stairs. Ava stumbled up the stairs missing the footing several time, she yelled out when she felt a hand wrap around her ankle
"No" she flung her foot back and managed to kick Damon in the face. Caroline's grip tightened
"Ava come on" she shouted they ran through the corridors, Ava could hear Damon chasing after them
Ava picked up her pace, Caroline threw the front door open, she felt the sun hit her face and she could hear the sound of Damon screeching.
Ava slammed her front door shut gasping for breath,
"Ava?" Gran came out "what happened you-"but the teen ran upstairs dropping her cane by the door and sped towards her room.
Ava dove into her bed and pulled the covers over her head, she didn't know what the hell had just happened but she knew one thing for sure and that was Damon Salvatore was dangerous.
"Ava what's wrong?" Gran asked standing in the doorway
"Nothing" came the teenager's muffled reply
"There is something, you're scared." Gran dropped down on to the foot of the bed
"No I'm not" Ava denied
Gran snorted "You're hiding under your blankets, now that's a tale tell sign that you're scared. Tell me honey-"
"You're going to think I'm mental or I'm paranoid" Ava said pulling the covers down, Gran leant forward and brushed her stray golden locks aside
"I won't now tell me? What's got you running in here like a bat out of hell?" Ava sighed and licked her lips
"Damon Salvatore" she admitted
"He didn't hurt you did he?" Gran asked immediately "Oh I would so kick his ass if he touched one drop of her blo-"
"Gran what is he?" Ava asked hearing the older woman's thoughts
"He bit Caroline, and then he used mind control or something." Ava said "That's not normal. So what is he? And don't even deny it. You know what he is"
Gran sighed and leant against the headboard "Fine, The Salvatore boys are vampires" she said bluntly
"You've got to be fucking kidding me" Ava exclaimed.
AN: So i know it's been a while since i updated this story but here's the next chap. Apologies for any grammar or spelling mistakes.
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So in this chap-Ava learns that Gran didn't have a great night, Gran attempted to teach her a lesson about eating but ends up choking, Ava goes to the Grill when Gran kicks her out, she meets Matt there and ends up embarrassed. Elena joins them. Ava talks to the sheriff. Gran tells her about Jimmy the guy has mommy issues. Ava hears someone screaming in her head wanting help. The Car wash happens and Ava gets in to a fight. She follows Caroline to the Boarding House and they find Damon. Gran tells her what the Salvatore brothers are.
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