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A/N: Thank you so much for the reviews for the last chapter! That was amazing guys :)

Now, I'd just like to say that obviously since it's a 'going back in time' story, some of the original story will be retold to the past-characters, so, yes, I am aware that I'm doing that. You don't have to tell me that.

Now onto the chapter, I hope you enjoy!


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Chapter 2


Past


Caroline was sitting at lunch in school the following day and she was seriously pissed. Tyler was back to the 'junkie screwing Vicki' version. She and Matt weren't friends at all. Bonnie and Elena thought that she was an idiot airhead – how did she ever think that she'd been happy before being a vampire?

"What do you think, Care? You haven't made a comment yet, much to everyone's surprise." Elena remarked.

"About what?" Caroline tested.

"The new guy. He's gorgeous." Bonnie answered – Caroline wanted to laugh, she was so going to tease Bonnie for that one later.

"Uh… yeah, I guess if you like that broody look. Not my type at all." Caroline observed surprising both of them so much that they glanced at each other confused at Caroline's complete lack of attraction to him.

"You okay, Care?" Bonnie examined.

"Fine, fine. Nothing to worry about." Caroline smiled brightly.


Present


Stefan, Elena, Bonnie and Damon were sitting in the boarding house and both girls laughed at the same time.

"What?" Damon asked confused by their sudden matching reactions.

"Care's already changing things." Bonnie noted with amusement.

"Like what?" Stefan asked.

"On the first day of school, Caroline thought that you were hot until she got a look at Damon… but this time she just said, 'I guess if you like that broody look'." Bonnie repeated tickled and Elena and Damon laughed while Stefan rolled his eyes. Damon hadn't known that she'd lost all interest in Stefan at the sight of him – that was kind of… interesting.


Past


After school, Caroline hurried over to the Lockwood house with her mother's heirloom. Mrs Lockwood let her into the viewing room and Caroline set it down then quickly fished out the crystal that Damon had left in the box, so that he wouldn't get it this time. Then she darted back over to Sheila's house and handed it over to her for safe keeping. Sheila promised not to give it to Bonnie and did in fact destroy the crystal then Caroline hurried home to get ready for the evening.

She went to the party, socialised, tried to be her old self – but only to an extent because that person really annoyed her – then spotted Stefan standing by himself. So, she decided to go make friends with him because she figured that he could use an ally. She walked right up to him and gave him a friendly smile.

"Hey, Stefan. I'm Caroline. Welcome to Mystic Falls." She greeted and he gave her a polite smile in return – she figured that he thought that she was coming on to him… She was totally going to tease future Stefan for being so up himself.

"Nice to meet you, Caroline." Stefan greeted back.

"I noticed you talking to Elena earlier." Caroline mentioned.

"Yeah, she seems like a nice girl." Stefan confirmed.

"She is. She's great. Want a couple of pointers?" Caroline smiled and he looked visibly surprised at her offer.

"You would do that?" He asked curiously.

"She's my best friend and I want her to be happy and you seem like a nice guy. She's been through a lot." Caroline agreed and he nodded.

"Thank you." He said sincerely.


Present


Stefan laughed and the other three looked at him.

"What did she do?" Bonnie asked amused.

"She's at the party and she's busy giving me tips on Elena." He responded entertained and they snickered in surprise.

"She's probably trying to make friends with you. She's really different now than she was then. I think that she just wants to be around a vampire for some normalcy." Bonnie commented thoughtfully.

"That makes sense." Elena agreed.


Past


Caroline and Bonnie were in the Grill after the party where Caroline first saw Damon. Ugh. She was going to have to smile at him and mean it. Damn it, this time travelling thing sucked.

"I saw you talking to Stefan earlier." Bonnie remarked and Caroline nodded.

"Yeah, he's really nice. I was giving him pointers to help with Elena." Caroline disclosed and Bonnie looked stunned as Caroline was always in competition with Elena.

"You did?" Bonnie questioned dazed.

"Yeah. He'll be good for her. I can just tell." Caroline confirmed and Bonnie looked at her disbelievingly.

"You're really not into him?" Bonnie tested and Caroline shot her a look like she was insane.

"No. Not remotely." She denied. "Besides, I like animals." Caroline murmured.

"What about animals?" Bonnie asked as she didn't understand what that had to do with anything.


Present


Bonnie laughed.

"Crap." Damon muttered.

"Why are you saying crap and Bonnie's laughing?" Elena probed.

"Because Blondie just murmured under her breath that a reason she's not into Stefan is because she likes animals and my past-self heard her say that and is now suspicious." Damon answered and they looked worried.

"Crap." Elena said.

"Yeah." Damon agreed because he could feel that his past-self was about to try to 'get to know' Blondie.


Past


"Anyway, Care, I'm going to head home. You coming?" Bonnie queried.

"I think I'll stay for a little while." Caroline countered.

"Okay, text me when you get home." Bonnie bid.

"Okay. Night, Bon." Caroline smiled and Bonnie smiled back then left. Caroline saw Damon sitting in front of her at another table and he gave her a friendly smirk – without meaning to… she totally ignored him then sipped her drink finished without looking at him again. Damon frowned – he was not used to complete dismissals like that from women. He stood up from where he sat then went over to talk to her.

"Hi, I'm Damon." He greeted smirking and she looked up at him – crap, that was different!

"Hi, Damon, I'm Caroline." She replied somewhat monotonously as it was only Damon, so what was there to be excited about? She saw that he was quite surprised by her complete lack of reaction and interest in him.

"Would you like a drink?" He asked politely.

"Bourbon, please." She accepted and he looked visibly startled by her drink selection.

"Nice choice." He approved then went up to the bar. Caroline watched him go and wondered how exactly she was going to handle this turn of events...


Present


"Why do you look so muddled?" Elena examined Damon.

"She's changing it completely." Damon remarked. "I have no idea what she's doing but my past-self is currently buying her a drink." He added with a hint of confusion and they chuckled at Caroline being such a can-do individual considering Damon never bought drinks for people.

"Caroline's the type to get things done." Bonnie started. "She didn't see you again for days in the first timeline. That won't work for her when she's got stuff to do." She added.

"That's true." Elena agreed and Damon sighed.

"Let's just hope that she drank vervain then." Damon muttered surprising them as they hadn't thought of that. They were a little worried about her because their Damon was a loose cannon… but past Damon was beyond completely unpredictable.


Past


Damon sat down beside her after retrieving the drinks and offered her a tumbler that matched his own.

"Thanks." She acknowledged then they clinked glasses and she took a sip. "Makers Mark. Good choice." She noted with approval and he watched her with curiosity at the fact she could tell that.

"You know bourbon?" He queried sceptically and she shrugged.

"I wouldn't say that I'm a connoisseur but it's my favourite, so I know which ones I like." She responded and he smirked.

"And which ones do you like?" He charmed cocking an eyebrow and she shrugged again because she was sure that she was immune to Damon, mostly, after all of the time spent around him.

"Depends. If I want something sweet, I'd be more inclined towards a 17 year old Black Maple Hill, otherwise a 27 year old Parker's Heritage does the trick." She divulged and he chuckled at her expensive taste.

"The Parker's is like $200 a bottle. Where are you getting that kind of booze?" He teased.

"I have my ways." She quipped and he smirked.

"I have one at home." He mentioned.

"No, you don't." She denied amused that he seriously thought that he was that charming and he chuckled at her flat-out repudiation.

"How do you know?" He cocked an eyebrow.

"You picked Makers Mark. I highly doubt that you have sweet bourbon at home." She commented and he chuckled in surprise at her being so quick to assess that.

"You got me." He teased and she giggled.

"Those lines normally work for you, don't they?" She quipped and he laughed a little at her being blunt.

"Yes." He admitted and she snickered.

"At least you're honest." She said amused and he looked highly entertained by her.


Present


"Oh for God's sake." Damon muttered and they sniggered at the clear embarrassment in his tone.

"What's she doing?" Bonnie probed.

"She's like… wooing me." Damon stated exasperated and they buckled over with laughter.

"What?" Bonnie laughed. "How?" She asked amused.

"She regularly steals my bourbon, so she knows my stock and she's using it against my past self to her advantage." Damon elaborated in a dry tone and they shook with laughter at how much of a little genius Caroline was.

"Is it working?" Elena asked amused.

"That's the worst part... It totally is." Damon mumbled annoyed and they howled with laughter at the fact he admitted it.


Past


"Anyway, it was nice to meet you, Damon, but I should be going." Caroline indicated.

"You're not driving tipsy, are you?" Damon examined and she giggled at his 'concern'.

"No. I'm going to walk. Need to sober up before I go home." She answered with amusement and he smirked.

"I'll walk you home." He offered and she stood up and looked at him amused knowing full well that 'walking home' wasn't what he had in mind.

"Hmm, I don't know. It doesn't sound particularly safe to walk home with some strange guy." She jested and he snickered – she was certain that he thought that he had her right where he wanted her… veins for the taking.

"We've been talking for half an hour. I'm not exactly a stranger anymore." He pointed out. Caroline wondered how she could have ever thought that he was human – he was so obviously supernatural that she was shocked that nobody else had noticed.

"I'm going the long way though." She countered.

"What's the long way?" He asked amused.

"Through the woods." She answered surprising him that she would go through the woods unaccompanied at night.

"You were going to walk through the woods alone?" He queried mischievously.

"The woods are amazing at night." She shrugged as she pulled on her jacket and she was certain that she saw an expression on his face that showed that he was pleased with himself – he hadn't even had to try to get her alone.


Present


"What the…?" Damon trailed off sceptically, completely not understanding what Blondie was doing.

"What's happening?" Bonnie scrutinized.

"She's going home and she just told my past-self that she's going the long way through the woods and my past-self is 'walking her home' and she's allowing it." Damon replied like it was insane and they looked shocked that Caroline would take that risk after knowing what he was like back then first-hand.

"She clearly has some kind of plan. She's not stupid." Stefan hoped she had a plan. He really did.


Past


They'd been walking through the woods for a while when Damon looked at her curiously because her gaze wandered through the trees all around them.

"What are you doing?" He quizzed her while she was looking around.

"I was here the other night and there was this beautiful owl. Was just wondering if it was still around." She remarked absently, though, she'd been in the future when she saw the owl.

"I can't hear one." He replied and she nodded in acceptance. She was walking in the direction of the Lockwood underground property where Tyler tied himself up and internally she was shocked that he hadn't made any kind of move to bite her or anything. "How was the party earlier?" He queried.

"It was okay." She replied. "Well, until Vicki Donovan was attacked."

"Attacked how?" Damon pushed curiously even though he knew.

"She was attacked by some kind of animal. The ambulance crew said that it looked like a mountain lion or something." Caroline answered.

"She survived?" Damon asked surprised – he made a mental note to go kill her.

"Yeah." Caroline confirmed.

"So, there was an animal attack tonight and you were still going to walk through the woods by yourself?" He questioned, amused that she clearly wasn't afraid of much and she shrugged.

"What's the likelihood of it happening twice in one night?" She countered teasingly and he chuckled – he thought that it was fairly likely. Though, he wasn't going to kill her. She'd be his meal and his fuck. Maybe more than once, she was really quite interesting after all.

"You never know." He teased back mischievously and she knew that he was thinking that the situation was amusing. If it had been the other way around, she was sure that she would have found it kind of humorous too.

"Well, you'll protect me, right?" She almost laughed at how ridiculous that was but he smirked at her deviously then grabbed her hand and pulled her into him and she looked up at him amused. "Is that a yes?" She joked.

"I'll think about it." He replied, because he didn't think that he would kill her anymore then he kissed her. Caroline kissed him back heatedly as she was trying to distract him. He pulled her closer and her hand slipped into her pocket then she pulled out a vervain dart and stuck him in the leg. He pulled away immediately and looked at her dumbfounded. "Vervain." He gasped wide-eyed at the fact he'd had no idea that she knew. She'd known all along! That she'd been such a good little actress!

"Sorry, Damon." She apologised softly then he felt to the ground and passed out.


Present


"Well done, Blondie." Damon stated, astounded that she'd pulled that off.

"What? What did she do?" Bonnie questioned.

"She just vervained me." Damon replied.

"In the woods?" Elena asked confused.

"We're really close to the Lockwood property." Damon remarked.


Past


Caroline did her best to carry him the rest of the way to the Lockwood cellar. She'd left vervain soaked shackles there earlier and she chained him to the wall then added rope around his ankles just to be on the safe side. She took a seat on the floor and about twenty minutes later, he groggily opened his eyes and looked around.

"What the hell?" He fumed and she sighed.

"I'm sorry that I had to do that but I'm only human now and I really need to talk to you." She replied and his eyes narrowed at her.

"What do you mean you're only human now?" He asked her annoyed.

"I'm from the future." She revealed and his jaw dropped. "Well, my mind is from the future. In the future, I'm a vampire too. It's just that you have a tendency to snap and kill people, so I needed the chance to talk to you in safety." She explained and he scowled at her for resorting to that then she held up a glass with a straw.

"What's that?" He examined.

"It's my blood. Can't you smell it?" She queried incredulously and he rolled his eyes.

"But why is your blood in a glass?" He asked and she frowned.

"Isn't the vervain burning? I hate being vervained. It's such a pain in the ass. So, I put some of my blood in a glass as a kind of peace offering." She admitted and he looked confused.

"So… you're not planning to stake me." He tested with curiosity and her jaw dropped.

"What?" She asked shocked. "No, of course not." She denied like he was ridiculous for even considering that and he looked surprised.

"Fine, gimme." He accepted nodding to the glass and she chuckled at his wording then held it up and he drank the whole thing down through the straw. When he was finished she set the glass down and turned back to look at him. "So what do you need to talk to me about?" He queried.

"I'm from about a year and a half from now and it's horrible. So much crap happened. So many people died. So, a witch sent me back to fix it." She began.

"What witch?" He queried.

"Bonnie Bennett." She replied.

"What has this got to do with me?" He asked confused.

"Well, you, Stefan, Elena and Bonnie were all part of the decision to send me back here." She replied and he looked highly confused.

"Me and Stefan were part of a decision together?" He questioned sceptically.

"Yes." Caroline confirmed.

"Fine, keep talking." He encouraged and she nodded.

"Katherine's not in the tomb." She stated and his eyes bugged.

"You're lying." He glared.

"I'm not. The night that you and Stefan were shot, she had a deal with a guard who set her free. She's been free the whole time. She's just selfish and evil. She screwed you and Stefan around so much." Caroline said and he looked furious.

"How do you know about the night me and Stefan were shot?" He asked darkly because he couldn't imagine ever telling anyone about that and she sighed.

"Because I'm your friend." She admitted softly and he looked stunned.

"I don't have friends." He countered.

"Not now, but in the future you will." She opposed. "I know that Stefan made you transition. I know that your middle name is Giuseppe. I know that your birthday is November 17th, 1844. I know that your favourite song is 'Yesterday' by the Beatles." She revealed and he just stared at her in shock that she would know such personal things about him. "Your future-self told me to tell you this: 1978, Thailand, Hotel room 119, Foon Sha." She said and his jaw dropped.

"You're telling the truth." He gasped in disbelief and she nodded.

"I'm telling the truth." She agreed. "But if you need proof. We took pictures before I came, so that I could show you." She disclosed then held up her phone and it was the picture of her on Damon's back and it was the first one that Bonnie took where Damon was smiling up at her and she was sticking her tongue out at him and he stared at it confused.

"Are you my girlfriend in the future?" He inquired.

"No, why?" She asked.

"Just, that photo looks like a couple photo." He observed surprising her that he would think that.

"Oh. No, we're just friends." She refuted.

"So… I take it that you need my help." He concluded and she nodded.

"I do." She agreed.

"With what?" He tested.

"I need you to turn Elena." She revealed and he blinked in surprise.

"Why?" He asked sceptically and she sighed.

"It's a long story." She answered. "But, it started with the tomb." She began.


Present


"What's happening now?" Elena questioned.

"My past-self believes her." Damon replied surprised. Damon was also shocked that she remembered his middle name, his birthday and his favourite song from when she was human as he hadn't written those things on the list.


Past


"All of that happened in a year and a half?" Damon examined doubtfully and she nodded. "And why should I care if all of those people died?"

"You don't have to care about the others but one of them, Ric, he was your best friend." Caroline divulged sincerely and he looked confused.

"And how did I meet that guy?" Damon tested and she sighed.

"You turned a woman named Isobel into a vampire about two years ago." Caroline said and he nodded.

"What about her?" Damon queried.

"She's Elena's biological mother." Caroline stated and he looked stunned as that meant she was Katherine's descendant.

"Really?" He asked shocked and she nodded.

"But her husband is Ric." Caroline said.

"Does he know that I turned her?" Damon questioned.

"Well, he did know." Caroline agreed.


Stefan entered the Grill looking for Damon but couldn't find him, so he went up to the bar.

"Excuse me. Have you seen a guy with raven hair, blue eyes wearing all black?" He asked the bar tender who nodded.

"Ordered bourbon." He said.

"Yeah, that's him. So, he was here?" Stefan tested.

"Yeah, he left with a girl not too long ago." He agreed.

"What girl?" Stefan asked with trepidation.

"The Sheriff's daughter, Caroline." He answered and Stefan paled – he liked Caroline and really didn't want Damon to kill her!

"Thank you." Stefan acknowledged then raced out of the bar and he hurried down the street where surprisingly, he caught his brother's scent heading towards the woods…


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