Caroline was standing with Elena, her cell phone in her hands, while cheerleading practice was on.
“I can’t believe I quit this a year ago” Elena said.
“Why? You miss it?” Caroline asked as she was dialing a number.
“Not really, no” Elena sighed. “Maybe I should just get rid of my costume. It’s not like anyone’s going to see me in it anymore, right?”
Her eyes still on the phone Caroline replied mumbling: “Oh, I could think of someone who would love to see you in it”
Elena elbowed her friend, but smiled at the same time. “So, what’s up with you and Tyler?” she tried to change the subject. Caroline shrugged, seeming not very pleased about the current subject. “What’s there to tell? We’ve spent weeks locked in rooms next doors, he almost accidentally killed me, he helped me help you save Damon, we’ve spent the rest of the summer together…But really, what’s there to tell?” she said a little hysterical.
“Caroline, is everything okay with you?” Elena asked concerned.
“Of course! Why wouldn’t it be?” Caroline exclaimed. “It’s not like I’m his girlfriend or anything. He can hook up with anyone if he wants to”
“Caroline” Elena said, putting her hands on her shoulders. “Go talk to him. Tell him how you feel”
Caroline threw Elena’s arms off and looked at her phone again. “And I’m still not getting any response from Bonnie. This is not normal anymore”
Elena looked away. “I’m not sure I want her to come back. It would make things a lot more complicated if she were here. And I doubt Damon would welcome her and I wouldn’t blame him”
“You can’t stay mad forever” Caroline said.