Elena, Jeremy and Ric were sitting at the 厨房 表 having dinner. Well, Jeremy was eating. Elena was stirring in her 食物 and Alaric was looking at her.
“If 你 wanted mashed potatoes 你 could’ve asked” he said. Elena looked up distracted. “What? No, it’s good. It’s really nice” she said.
“How would 你 know?” Alaric asked. “You didn’t eat yet”
“It looks really nice” Elena 说 shrugging.
“If you’re not hungry, that’s fine” Alaric said. “You don’t have to eat. But if there’s something else, I want 你 to tell me”
Elena looked down at her plate, not sure how she’d express herself. “Is there any possibility that he didn’t mean to?”
Ric sighed. Of course.
“Derek 说 he stopped drinking blood” Elena 说 careful.
“You can always try to call him” Alaric suggested.
“I don’t know. He might think everything’s okay again and it’s not” Elena 说 a little reluctant.
“I can call him” Alaric said. Elena frowned, but then nodded. “Yeah, alright”
Alaric conjured his phone and dialed Damon’s number.
“What?” Damon mumbled.
“Damon, how 你 doing?” Ric asked.
“Peeeerrrrfect” Damon 说 unclear.
“Have 你 been drinking?” Ric frowned.
“Nope” Damon said. “Well, I had one drink, but I didn’t really want to. Katherine forced me to drink”
“I could come over tonight” Alaric said. “Hang on…Elena, are 你 okay?”
Elena grabbed the table. She had gotten up and 迷失 her balance.
“What’s going on?” Damon asked worried. “Something with Elena?”
“Eh, yeah, she got a little dizzy” Alaric said.
“She should go to bed” Damon said. “And she has to eat properly”
“I’ll tell her” Alaric said.
Elena rocked back and forth.
“Elena, sit down” Alaric said. Elena wanted to take his advice, but missed the chair and dropped on the ground. “Elena!”
“Ric! What’s happening?” Damon 说 sharp.
Alaric ran to Elena and bent on his knees. “Elena? Wake up, sweetie”
“Elena, wake up!” Jeremy said.
“Ric?” Damon asked scared.
“Damon, I have to go”
“What’s wrong with Elena?” Damon insisted.
“She…she fainted” Alaric said. “I’m bringing her to the hospital”
“I’ll meet 你 there” Damon said.
Alaric remembered what Elena had 说 a few 分钟 以前 and though he couldn’t make sure he didn’t want to take any chance.
“No, stay there” he 说 sharp. “There’s nothing 你 can do. If anything 你 could upset her and make things worse.”
But Damon had already hung up.
Alaric lifted Elena in his arms and Jeremy opened the door and helped him lay Elena in the backseat. Ric placed himself behind the wheel and Jeremy 下一个 to him and he pushed the accelerator.