4.07 AU: Damon and Elena are in the Lockwood Mansion at the Mystic Falls pageant
“Damon?” asked Carol but Damon didn’t seem to hear her at all.
“Damon? Are you even listening?” she said a bit irritated.
“Um, what?” he said.
“What are you looking at?” she asked yet another question and tried to find what it was that distracted Damon.
“Nothing. So, you were saying?”
But Carol didn’t answer. She found what she was looking for. She caught Elena Gilbert looking at Damon and everything fell in its place.
“Must be hard for you.” she said.
“What are you talking about?” Damon chuckled.
“I’m talking about what is going on with you and Elena.”
“There’s nothing going on, Carol.”
“The same nothing as when you two were dancing at this very place a year ago?”
Damon didn’t answer.
“Stefan is missing all the fun. Again.” she said emphasizing the last word.
“I need a drink. Would you like a glass of champagne?”
inspiration and text editing: Anya