The Lost Get Found (A Vampire Diaries Tale)
Daniela Wake spent her whole life in the city. After her father died of cancer, she moves in with her cousin Tyler. But, what happens when she gets caught in the vampire/werewolf/witch drama? What happens when she dies and comes back to life? What happens when she falls in love?
Chapter 1: The Return
Life sucks. No, donâ€™t get me wrong, I love my older cousin a lot, but I loved my dad more. The cancer came so quick, and I didnâ€™t know what to do. I had no mother to cry to, and I had no friends to talk to. At least, Iâ€™ll have Tyler. Back in New York City, I was a loner. I didnâ€™t like opening up or all that crap. Also, I ad bigger worries than â€œhow my hair isnâ€™t the perfect shade like Selena Gomezâ€ or â€œmy boobs arenâ€™t big enough.â€ Who the hell cares? Iâ€™ll tell who: not me.
"Daniela, weâ€™ve missed you so much! I havenâ€™t seen you since you were seven. Look at you nine years later! Tyler is upstairs. the funeral is tomorrow. We've been through a lot, but you have, too. I'm sorry about your dead. He was a great person," Carol said to me.
"Mom, whoâ€™s this?"
Tyler ran down the stairs looking rather distraught. We both just lost our fathers. Life has sucky timing.
"Tyler, Tsk, tsk, how could you forget your favorite cousin?," I pretend to scowled.
"Danni!" Tyler ran down the stairs, opening his arms to hug me. "What happened to the buck teeth, croaked nose, blonde hair, bushy eyebrows?"
"Ummâ€¦braces, I broke my nose skateboarding so they fixed it, my hair darkened like my mom's, and I got my eyebrows waxed. Anymore questions?"
"How have you been?" he asked me.
"Well," I started. "my dad died of cancerâ€¦But, Iâ€™m doing all right. Hard without my mom, though. I had to leave the big apple. Wasnâ€™t fond of itâ€¦ You know me. Iâ€™d rather be playing sports or breathing in the fresh air.
We chatted for awhile until I put my things away in the guest bedroom. I took out the picture with my mom, and dad before I was born. I let a delicate teardrop fall on the frame before putting it down.
"Mom, how I wished you were here. I miss you and dad," I whispered. "I hope you're in a better place.
"Do you want a hug?"
I smiled at my (eavesdropping) cousin who pulled me in for a gigantic hug. How I missed having friends and family. What ever happened? Oh yeah, my dad moved us to NY. "At least your dad wasn't a dck," Tyler laughed.
"Hey, Iâ€™m meeting some friends later. You remember Matt, Jeremy, Elena, and Bonnie? Wannaâ€™ make bets on who will recognize you first?"
"Youâ€™re on!" I laugh. "They'll take forever. We're not six anymore."
"Yeah, but you still look like a six-year-old."
I grinned sheepishly and play punch my Tyler in the arm. "Iâ€™m going to say Jeremy or Bonnie," I say.
"True, I remember Jeremy having a huge crush on you." said Tyler, and I blushed. "â€¦or was it the other way around? No, he liked you. But, Iâ€™m going to say Elena or Bonnie. You and Elena were close.
"Okie, I got Jeremy and Matt, and you have Elena and Bonnie." We nod in agreement. "Twenty bucks."
Yes, this is my relationship with my cousin.
I walk into the Mystic Grill, and town square is exactly as I remember it. I giggled to myself, thinking of the distant memories as I saw all my old friends, grown up at a table. They all looked so different. Tyler and I sat down, and nobody recognized me. "Who are you?" Bonnie eventually asked.
"Nobody remembers me?" They shook their heads. "Shame."
After a few seconds, Jeremy said out loud, "Ella, I've missed you!" I hugged him, and everyone finally caught on. Nobody has called me Ella in nine years.
"Danni, I'm sorry for the rude reintroduction," Bonnie apologized. "We've all been through a lot. Caroline's in the hospital along with Elena's uncle. Tyler lost his dad," Tyler and I shot each other sympathetic faces. "The wake is today."
"Danni's been through a lot, too," Tyler said. "Her dad just died of cancer." Everyone told me they were sorry for my lost, but I didn't want sorries. Sorry wasn't going to bring my dad back. Besides Tyler, he was all I had.
"I'm getting by. It's been two months, but there was a lot to do. All I want now is to breathe fresh air and start over. By the way, Tyler, you owe me twenty bucks!"
"Why does Tyler owe you twenty bucks?" Elena asked.
"We had bets on who'd notice me first," I responded then turned to Jeremy. "How did you recognize me?"
"The eyes," he responded.
"Awe, how cute," Elena teased making me blush.
"Shut up," I mumbled. "Well, I'm going to see Caroline. I haven't seen her in ages."
"You haven't seen any of us in ages," Matt said.
"Yes, but she's the one in a hospital bed," I smirked, leaving.
"Hey, sleepy head," I joked, walking into the Hospital room. Caroline looked at me and squinted her eyes.
"Who are you?"
"Take a guess," I laughed.
"Oh my god, is that you, Danni?" Caroline gasped.
"Flesh and bones," I replied. I gave her a hug and asked, "How have you been?"
"Fine before the car crash. Did you here that Matt and I are dating?"
"Get out!" I said. "Weren't he and Elena all flirty as kids? Doesn't matter. I'm happy for you two."
"Thanks, and Elena and Matt did go out. They broke up last summer. Now, she's dating a new kid, Stefan. Besides, Elena and Matt weren't all flirty. You and Jeremy were," Caroline smirked.
"If one more person says that to me today..." I half say to myself.
"They say I'm healing really quick. It's almost a miracle," Caroline said before Matt and Bonnie walked in.
"Hey, Jersey Shore's on," Caroline smiled hugging Bonnie. "Careful! I'm still a little sore." We laugh and I catch up with Caroline because she probably knows everything that has happened with Mystic Falls since I left.
I was talking to Tyler at the wake before we saw a car appear. Not just anyone's car, but the one and only, Mason Lockwood. "So the black sheep returns," Tyler crosses his arms. Tyler and Mason had a fallout because of Mason's lack of ability to visit. Mason was fun to have around when we were little. Even though I was related to him though Tyler (my dad's Carol's brother), he always brought a party. Like me, he lived carefree.
"Tyler?" Mason asked, then turned to me. "Danni? What happen to you two?"
"Last time you saw me, I was twelve years old, but that's two years older then the time before that," Tyler said.
"Tyler..." I warned him, but like all boys, they hugged it out and we went inside.
"Good to see you, Mason," I smiled.
"Same, Danni. How has your father been? Good man," Mason said.
"Dead. Two months ago. Cancer's a b*ch," I said. Mason shot me a sympathetically glance but thankfully didn't say anything.
After a while I go outside and see Elena.
"Hey, Elena, glad you could stop by," I say, and she barley smiled. Rude much, I thought but shrugged it off.
Tyler comes out and said, "Hey, Elena. Come in." She walked in, completely ignoring us.
I roll my eyes to find somebody nice that I know. I find Bonnie walking towards Elena. "Damon's driving me crazy," she complained. "He's walking around like he's some kind of hero for saving Caroline when it's all his fault this happened in the first place."
"Who's Damon and how did he save Caroline?" I asked and Bonnie turned toward me.
"Oh, Danni, I didn't see you their. Damon is Elena's boyfriend's brother. It's nothing."
"Okay," I put my arms up defensively. "Leave me out of the loop." I left chuckling.
I pace around the house and see Elena holding Bonnie against the wall. "Bonnie! Elena!" I shout rushing over there. They look at me as the doors automatically opened.
"Katherine," Stefan said, walking in.
"Katherine?" I ask.
"Long story, Danni. No need to bore you," Bonnie said before running off, leaving me there confused. I roll my eyes, mad and I see Elena.
"Elena? What just happened between you and Bonnie? I could of sworn I just saw you with Stefan wearing something different," I tell her, and she almost gasped. Elena looked at some guy I didn't know and said, "I'll be right back." She went off leaving me there. What was with everyone? It was like there was some big secret nobody was telling me. I sighed and walked off into the yard. I stomp far off and see...Elena and who I'm guessing to be Stefan? Yes, it definitely was Elena wearing the same clothes I saw her wearing earlier. And, she just stabbed Stefan with metal candle holder. Too many weird things have been happening today. I run inside not being able to handle anymore. I jump onto my bed in the guest room and sigh. I couldn't describe what was going on. I was never a big believer on things, but I couldn't deny what I could see with my own eyes.
I marched downstairs to find the first person who could explain this to me. I found Bonnie, grabbed her arm and turned her around. "What's been going on here?" But, before she could answer I added, "And don't lie. Today, I saw Elena push you against the wall, showing her teeth. Then, I saw Elena wearing different clothes about minutes later coming through the door. I also saw Elena stab Stefan with a metal candle holder! Somethings up and nobody's telling me."
Bonnie sighed and looked to her left. I saw the guy Elena ditched me for earlier. "Damon, I need your help," Bonnie said.
"What now?" the guy, Damon responded.
"Make her forget."
"Make me what?!" I exclaimed.
"I don't want to drag her into this. By the way, this is Tyler's cousin, Danni. Danni, this is Damon. Now, make her forget," Bonnie said, ignoring my comment.
"Fine," Damon said, grabbing my arm. He looked me in the eyes and it felt like I was under a trance, but I heard his every word completely. "Don't remember anything. Nothing is eerie with this town. You did not see two Elenas today," he said. I nodded, and he broke eye contact, pulling me into reality. Suddenly, I couldn't remember what just happened.
"Bonnie?" I asked. "Is everything all right?"
"Peachy," she replied. Soon, the wake ended.
I walked in on Tyler trying to tear his dad's work space. "Tyler!" I yelled as his mom walked in.
"What are you doing?" She asked.
"I hate him," Tyler answered in his rage. He rampaged on Carol, and Mason walked in. Mason tackled Tyler to the floor, leaving me there to watch. They fought before Mason settled Tyler down. I sighed, relieved.
"I got this," I said to Carol and Mason as they walked out. I sat with Tyler on the couch. "When my dad died, I didn't know what to do. Everyone thought I'd cry,but instead, I went out on my skateboard and nearly got killed. When I woke up in the hospital, the first thing I said was, "Where's my dad?" They reminded me he died, and I broke down in tears. It's okay. Nobody handles pain the same." Tyler cried on my shoulder, and I rubbed his bed. I told him to go to bed, and I did the same.
As I was sitting in my bed, I grabbed my phone realizing I didn't talk to Jeremy since I met him again at the Grill. I dialed his number (I had all their numbers from the Grill) but it went straight to voicemail. I shrugged pulling up my covers. When I woke up in the morning I remembered everything. The "two" Elenas. How hypnotizing it felt when Damon told me to forget. I remembered how I did forget. But this morning, I remembered.
(One reason I write mostly on Quizazz (quotev) is because it lets me use innocent swear words.)
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