Katherine was standing on a ladder when some kind of tornado swirled in the room and collided to it, causing Katherine to tumble down.
“Okay, ow!” she exclaimed. She accepted the hand that was reached out and pulled herself up. The moment she looked at Amber’s face she jerked her hand and wiped it off. Amber rolled her eyes. “Bitch, please, get over yourself” she said disdainful.
“What are you doing here? Stefan doesn’t want you here” Katherine snapped.
Amber chuckled. “See, that’s where you’re wrong. Stefan practically begged me to come back and since he turned me I find it hard to say no to him. So I promised I’d help you getting everything ready in time”
Katherine made a few steps in Ambers direction. “I don’t believe you”
Amber conjured a big smile. “Well, then that’s your problem” She looked around. “Okay, what do you want me to do?”
“You can cut the vegetables and the fruit” Katherine reluctantly gave in.
“No problemo” Amber replied and she went to the kitchen.
“Please do me a favor and chop your fingers” Katherine mumbled.
“I heard that!” Ambers voice came out of the kitchen.
Though at first Katherine didn’t want Amber to be there she now appreciated that she was. There was no way she could’ve done this all by herself. When everything was done she entered the kitchen.
“I still can’t stand you” she started, so there would be no misunderstandings. “but I wanted to thank you for your help”
“You’re welcome” Amber replied.
“Aaah, isn’t that sweet?”
Katherine turned around. Stefan was standing in the doorway.
“Before you know it you two will be badass vamp sisters” Stefan said sarcastic.
“Where’s Elena?” Amber asked.
“At the Grill with Bonnie” Stefan answered. “She’ll be here at nine, which is in thirty minutes. Katherine, can you come with me, please?”
“Yeah, sure” Katherine said. She passed Stefan out of the kitchen.
“Amber, remember, before nine I want you gone” Stefan said. “Close the door when you leave”
“You can trust me” Amber said softly. She walked to the sink and washed her hands, showing Stefan she was getting ready to leave.
“Okay, we have to go” Stefan said and took Katherine’s arm.
“Go? Go where?” Katherine asked surprised.
“I’ll explain outside” Stefan said and he pulled Katherine out of the house.
“Okay, we’re outside, you can explain now” Katherine demanded, throwing her hair over her shoulder.
“Don’t take this personally” Stefan started, reaching out his hands. “but it might be wise if you stay away tonight”
“Whàt?” Katherine said, blinking.
“Yeah, you see, Bonnie is coming and-”
“We wouldn’t want me to kill the mood by snapping the skank’s neck, would we?” Katherine disrupted.
“And Elena thinks it’s a bad idea to put you and Bonnie in the same room and frankly I agree with her” Stefan continued. “It’s her birthday and Bonnie is her best friend. And yes, we don’t want you to kill the mood by snapping her neck. Any other time be my guest, but not tonight”
“Are you being serious?” Katherine asked angry and upset. “I just spent hours decorating the house for the girlfriend of the man I love. Not to mention I had to accept the help of a chick you seemed to like more than me”
“Look, Katherine, I’m sorry, but this is how it’s going to be. So you can complain about it or you can get in the car” Stefan said.
“You’re taking me somewhere” Katherine established. “Where?”
“To Damon, he’s expecting you. He’s at a bar, but not the Grill ” Stefan said. “He’s not coming either”
“Not coming or not invited?” Katherine asked sarcastic.
“That doesn’t matter” Stefan avoided the question. “Get in the car”
Inside Amber put out the lights. She was holding a phone in her hand and smiled pleased.