Chapter 2: The Reunion

I do not own The Vampire Diaries or any of the characters in this story (except for Melody and a few others). All rights go to L.J Smith and Kevin Williamson.

I wander around the school after receiving my class schedule. I find it surprising how much I have actually missed being here. I smile as I recall some of the good memories that have happened here. I'm nervous about seeing some of the old gang again. I had left town without saying goodbye and I don't know how they're going to react to my return

I spot Caroline and Bonnie standing next to their lockers and I slowly make my way towards them. Bonnie is the first to see me and she freezes on the spot, a look of surprise on her face. I smile softly at her and she just purses her lips and furrows her eyebrows in response. Caroline finally notices her friend's reaction and quickly spins around to look at me. For a short moment, she's stunned but then she suddenly starts screaming and runs towards me, pulling me into a tight embrace. I can feel the tears welling up in my eyes and when I glance over at Bonnie and see that she is silently crying I burst into tears, causing her to run up and join us in our embrace.

We all break apart when we hear a gasp and the sound of books hitting the ground. I look up to see Elena completely frozen with a boy standing next to her with a worried expression on his face. She quickly snaps out of it and runs towards me tackling me to the ground in a tight hug.

"M-Melody? Oh my God you're actually b-back!" I hear her say in between sobs.

Elena and I used to be best friends before I left. I wanted to say goodbye to her so badly but my father wouldn't allow it.

"Where have you been? How come you never said goodbye We've missed you so much!" Caroline exclaims.

"I'm so sorry I never got to say goodbye but my father wanted us to leave immediately. We moved to Ireland to stay with my uncle Patrick. I've really missed you too." I explain, suddenly choking up and crying again.

All three girls come in for another group hug. We pull apart sniffling and after looking at one another, we burst into laughter at how silly we must look. I hear a cough behind us and turn around to see the same boy that was standing with Elena a few moments beforehand.

"Oh Melody this is Stefan Salvatore, my boyfriend. Stefan this is Melody Parker, my best friend" Elena introduces us. I smile at the fact that she still considers me as her best friend, but I'm also shocked that she and Matt were no longer together.

Stefan is tall and well built with forest green eyes and rich brown hair. I'm glad to see that at least Elena still has good taste in guys.

"It's very nice to meet you," Stefan said politely, extending his hand for me to shake it.

I grab his hand and jump from the shock of suddenly seeing bright red eyes with protruding veins surrounding them. "Uh y-you y-too" I stutter from fear.

Stefan gives me a strange look and I suddenly feel like running away from him screaming at the top of my lungs. What the hell is going on?

Authors Note: Okay so I felt bad for starting the story off with such a bad teaser, so I figured I'd make up for it by posting this chapter straight away :) Did I do good? Oh and also, I might upload a picture of who I imagine Melody looks like. If you wanna hang onto your own mental image of her then that's all good, if not then check out the picture on my page :) Oh and please review! I'd love to know what you think :D

- Sarah