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“Look, are you sure you want to do this?” Damon asked, grabbing Elena’s elbow and pulling her to the side of the busy airport terminal.

“He said that he didn’t want to be with me anymore and if that’s really true, I can accept that,” she responded, swallowing hard as she thought about Stefan’s words, “But it doesn’t change the fact that he needs our help.” Damon sighed but seemed to accept her words. “Now, are you sure he’ll be here?”

The vampire nodded as they continued on their way through security, “Oh, yeah. I know Cassie and the way she was talking? She’d seen him. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised; they were pretty close back in New Jersey. I just hadn’t realized they still talked.”

“And she’s a witch,” Elena tried to remember everything Damon had told her about the girl, “And your ex.”

Damon smirked, “Jealous?”

Elena just gave him an un-amused look, “She was discovered by a vampire and studied under a bunch of different witches. She was best friends with Lexi and Stefan.”

A few of the other people in line at the checkpoint gave the girl an odd look. “She’s rehearsing for a role. Actresses,” Damon rolled his eyes dramatically. The others nodded in understanding and stopped paying attention to the duo. Damon then turned his attention back to Elena, “Do you think you could talk louder? I don’t think the people in Alaska heard you blurting out secrets!”

“Sorry,” Elena smiled, looking decidedly unapologetic.

They were waiting at the terminal for their rental car to pull up when Damon’s cell phone rang, “Hello, Cassie,” he smiled.

“Please tell your little human girlfriend to stop stalking Stefan before Klaus notices and kills her… again,” Cassie said getting straight to the point.

The vampire’s forehead scrunched in confusion, “What are you talking about? Elena’s right here.” Elena looked up at the mention of her name and stared at Damon questioningly.

Cassie paused as she peaked out the window again. “Oh. Please tell your little vampire girlfriend to stop stalking Stefan before Klaus notices and… oh, wait. Never mind,” with that, the blonde unceremoniously hung up.

“Huh,” Damon looked down at his phone with a scowl.

Elena’s eyes were wide with worry, “What is it? Did something happen to Stefan?”

Turning his scowl on her, he shook his head, “Good new is, Stefan’s definitely here in Chance Harbor. Bad news is apparently Katherine’s been following him,” he shook his head in disbelief, ignoring the way Elena’s body tensed at the mention of her vampire ancestor, “Un-fucking-believable,” he muttered, “Always for Stefan.”

Elena looked up at him with pitying eyes, “Hey, I’m sure she’s not there for Stefan,” she tried to reassure both of them.

Damon looked back at her with a scoff, “No, she’s there for Klaus,” He said sarcastically, “Of course she’s there for Stefan. It’s always about Stefan,” He shook his head and stared off into space. Damon realized the hypocrisy of his words since his world pretty much revolved around his little brother too. But why did the women he loved have to always love Stefan instead of Damon? Stefan had straight up told Elena that he didn’t want to be with her and she was still flying to the other side of the country for him.

On the bright side, at least he’d get to see Cassie. She was always up for some fun.