Elena was lying on the bed her eyes wide open. Alaric had called her to get up, but she wanted to stay in bed. All day. Maybe listen to some sad songs.
“Elena, get your ass out of bed, you’ve got mail” Alaric shouted outside her room.
“It’s Sunday, I deserve one day of feeling miserable” Elena muttered. The latch went down and Alaric entered the room. He walked to the bed and sank down.
“I know you’re hurt” he started. “But you can’t let him have this kind of power over you. You can’t stop living, because he’s a jerk”
Elena wiped her eyes and sobbed. “You’re right. I know you’re right” she said, getting up. “Does it still hurt?” she asked looking at Ric’s allied hand. Ric shrugged. “Not so much. It was worth it”
Elena got out of bed and put on her dressing gown and slippers. “So, what’s this mail you were talking about?”
“Oh, right” Alaric said and he handed the newspaper to her.
“Mystic Falls Daily?” Elena frowned. “How is this mail for me?”
“Trust me, it is” Alaric said. Elena took the paper and opened it. As she opened it an envelope fell out if it and on her lap. She put the paper aside and picked up the envelope. She opened it, took the letter out and read it.
“My sweet Elena,
I can’t tell you how sorry I am for how I behaved last week. You were absolutely right to leave me. But I can’t just let you go. I have never loved anyone the way I love you. You’re my missing link, I’m as good as dead without you I can’t promise I’ll be the perfect boyfriend, but I can promise I’ll try to do better.
You’ll probably rip this letter into little pieces, but before you do that, please remember that I love you and not that long ago you loved me back”
After reading, Elena felt short of words.
“I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have shown you this” Alaric said. He took the letter out of her hands and threw it in the bin.
“I’m going to get ready and then I’ll be downstairs” Elena said. Alaric nodded and left the room. As soon as he shut the door Elena pulled the letter out of the bin and lay down on the bed again. Her eyes on the words she pulled out her phone. She stared at the numbers, wondering what she should do. She sighed and put her phone away again. She decided to let Damon crawl in the dust a little longer.