Elena was in her bedroom, finishing her makeup, when the doorbell rang. Expecting it was Damon she kind of jumped off the stairs and hastily opened the door. Her enthusiasm dropped in her shoes when she looked in Stefan’s face.
“Oh” she said impassively. “It’s you”
“It’s me” Stefan smiled. “Not happy to see me?”
“Damon send me” Stefan said and Elena’s face cleared up. “He asked me to escort you to the party, so you can meet him there. He had to do something and wasn’t going to make it on time”
A big smile appeared on Elena’s face. She grabbed her jacket and purse and walked out of the door. “Well, what are we waiting for? We have a party to go to” and she walked to Stefan’s car. Stefan got into the car, too and started the engines.
As they were driving Stefan figured there would be no better timing. His eyes on the road he started talking.
“I love you, you know that, right?”
“Yeah, sure” Elena said, feeling uneasy.
“And I always will. I know I’ve been a real jackass lately, but that’s really just fear of losing you” Stefan continued.
“That doesn’t give you the right to lock me up…or to hurt your brother” Elena carefully said.
“I know, Elena, I know” Stefan said a little sad. He parked the car at the Grill. “But I would do anything not to lose you, even if it means making a commitment”
“What do you mean?” Elena asked, nervous now.
“I guess what I’m trying to say is” Stefan conjured a small square jewelry box and opened it. “Will you marry me?”