Damon and Bonnie 2
The entities just stood their unmoving for at least ten minutes. Watching them like lab rats in a cage.
"I'd give you a penny for your thoughts seems a little pricey though," said Damon sarcastically to who he thought was the main leader.
"Damon, now's not the time," whispered Bonnie so low he almost didn't hear her.
Under normal circumstances he wouldn't pay any attention to her, but even he had to admit that they both were out of their element. "Why don't you just tell us where we are?"
They spoke up as a collective oddly reminding Damon a little bit of the travelers. Nothing's unique anymore he thought well except me.
"All who wander are not lost."
Damon turns to Bonnie clearly frustrated, "I'm too tired to even pretend like I understand what that means."
Bonnie rolled her eyes, "I've heard the phrase often, back before we ended up here. I just always took it to mean you're in the right place."
"Yea, now that I think about it I've heard it a time or two myself. Let's just hope they don't plan on talking in riddles this whole time." Damon turned back to the leader, "what do you want with us?"
"You can choose your fate but not your destiny," said the collective.
The entrance to what looked like a cave appeared to the right of the house.
"Okay this is only getting weirder."
"Okay maybe not, lets consider what we know? Grams has something to do with us being here so it has to be a good thing. Now their giving us a chance to choose what happens to us," said Bonnie.
"This is all speculation we don't know that for sure. We could be walking into trouble?" he said gesturing angrily to the cave.
Bonnie nervous about the whole idea herself stepped forward to ask a question of her own, "What are our choices?"
"Choose the life you want to lead over the things you want to have."
"I've never been one to take a gift for granted, but who the hell are you people?"
"The messenger is not important."
"Fine, the fate we choose is to be sent back to where we came," said Damon thinking it was obvious.
"You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore fate has cursed you. You cannot make this choice."
"Send us back to earth back to where we came," said Bonnie feeling bad for Damon, but she guessed it really didn't matter how they got home. As long as they got to see their friends and loved one's again.
"Don't look back you are not going that way. Choose your fate or have one decided for you," said the collective.
"I want to go to mystic falls," screamed Bonnie.
"Woahhh, wait we're going to talk about this for a second," said Damon pulling Bonnie away.
"The decision has been made," said the collective rejoining the main leader they all disappeared one by one. The friction kicked up high winds knocking Damon and Bonnie off their feet and towards the entrance of the cave.
"Bonnie, grab my hand," screamed Damon who was finding it hard to hear over the howling hands touched just as the wind sucked them into the cave and only darkness greeted them. They landed with a thud in some grass.
"Dammit, Bonnie we're back in this stupid forest," said Damon looking around to see a bunch of trees yet again.
"Not true, look," she said pointing to the sky as the birds flew in familiar formations. Excited she took off running knowing their old high school would be on the other side. Damon followed close behind oddly silent. "We're back in Mystic Falls."
"But we're not back where we belong. This is probably some weird alternate reality. We could've went anywhere New York, Paris, London and why in the world would you doom us to Mystic Falls? Answer me," he said grabbing her arm roughly and turning her to face him. "Why would you want to be reminded of everything we lost?"
"Because for everything we lost this is still home. I couldn't have thought of a better place to be."
"That's not good enough. You made a decision that affects both of us and I didn't even get a vote."
"That wasn't my fault," said Bonnie annoyed at his reaction that just seemed selfish.
"You know what I like the sound you make when you're silent," he said storming off in the opposite direction.
"You don't have to be an asshole. At least we know turning you human hasn't affected your shitty personality."
"I'm going back to my house check whose their or not. Don't follow."
"I guess I'll go to my place and see if Jeremy's their. I'm not the least bit interested in following you right now. Lets just meet back here and report what we found. Do you hear me?" she yelled after him.
"Yeah whatever," he replied not even bothering to turn around to look at her. He had different plans in mind.
Used to super speed it took him longer than usual to make it back to his house. He reminded himself if he ever went anywhere in the future to take his babe out of the garage. Thank god they hadn't tampered with his memory. "Stefan, Elena," he yelled upon entering the house. He wasn't sure what he expected. If they're here its not like they would be the real thing just bad substitutes. Did he even want a bad substitute? He searched the entire house and found no reference to Stefan or Elena. No clothes in the closets, empty fridge and the rooms didn't even look slept in. He went to the bar hoping that at least there would be alcohol in the minifridge. No such luck. "Well time to see if the bar made it to this reality."
Bonnie made it to her apartment and laughed hear someone singing in the shower. She yelled Jeremy's name and rushed to the bathroom door and yanked the shower curtain open.
"Babe, if you wanted to join all you had to do was ask," he said running his hair under the running shower head.
"Mason Lockwood," said Bonnie surprised. The last she heard of him was that Damon had killed him. She carried the guilt of his death on her shoulders. Leaving him with Damon alone to chase after the stone and Katherine with no thought to what Damon might do to him in retaliation.
"You going to take a picture babe or you going to jump in?"
"Oh, sorry," she said closing the curtain quickly, "Where's Jeremy and why are you in my shower?"
"Who is Jeremy. Babe I told you I was going to take a shower while you grabbed lunch," he responded perplexed by her questions.
"You know who Jeremy is Elena's brother. I am not your baby?" she said getting angrier at his casual responses.
He turned off the water and grabbed a towel and wrapped it around his midsection. He got out the shower dripping wet and she wasn't exactly immune to the sight of this gorgeous guy standing in front of her.
He shook his head, I don't know who Jeremy or Elena is, but I do recognize my baby."
He went in to give her a hug, but she pushed him back and slapped him. She ran for the door, but told him to get out before she returned. She had to get back to Damon and let him know that Mason was here. Maybe it wasn't what they thought maybe this alternate reality had something to do with Katherine. She went back to the woods and waited for two or three hours before she realized he wasn't coming. He had stood her up and their was only one other place he could be.
"Can I buy you a drink? If things don't work out for us you can pay me back?" said Damon talking up some busty blond college student.
"He has herpes," said Bonnie coming up behind the women effectively scaring her off as she slid smoothly off the bar stool and away from Damon.
"Real funny Bon-Bon, real funny," he said going back to nursing his drink.
"Did you find anyone or anything?" asked Bonnie.
"Couple of obvious observations for instance this bar is still standing and not charred on the ground. Secondly, do you recognize the bartender?"
"Don't know him, nothing out of the ordinary about him."
"That's exactly it, It's not Matt. Stefan and Elena are no where to be found in this reality either," he said taking another sip from his drink.
"Yeah, I've got a theory about that. I just found Mason Lockwood in my shower. Maybe all this is somehow connected to Mason and Katherine."
"You found him in your shower," asked Damon amused.
"Focus, he was claiming to be my boyfriend and had no memory of Jeremy or Elena."
"And you think he's lying?" asked Damon quizzically.
"Although, the idea of Mason coming back from the dead is a little unsettling. Our current situation has nothing to do with it. Mason was Katherine's lackey. Katherine is definitely dead and she couldn't have bluffed her way out of that one. Although this could be some sort of revenge. Mason alone is not powerful enough to bring down the other side. We have the travelers to thank for that."
"Speak of the devil," said Bonnie watching Mason entering the bar.
"Hey, Bonnie if I did something will you tell me? You kind of rushed out of the house this morning," said Mason.
"Hi, I'm Damon," he said shaking Mason's hand. "I'm not going to beat around the bush is this some elaborate revenge scheme to get back at me for killing you?"