|Post Season 3|
|Season 6, Episode 5|
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Merchants of Death
The Fight that Never Ends
Game Over is the fifth episode in Season 6 and 115th overall.
After Liz, Damon and June come up with a plan to save Elena, Elena realizes she has to pay a terrible price for her freedom. Stefan talks to Jeremy about the recent events after he revealed he was fired from Grill. Bonnie and Caroline try to locate Inari to figure out her next move, but they find themselves in a life and death situation. Inari's attack to the Gilbert house comes with a devastating loss. Finally, Elena is offered a disturbing deal, which might also be the only thing that could save her friend's life.
|Someone was knocking the Forbes' door incessantly. Caroline eventually went to the door, only to see Damon and June. She scoffed, but Damon looked at her angrily, so she went ahead and opened the door.
Damon: "Call your mom, I need to be invited in."
Damon: "Elena's in trouble, we need her help to save her."
Caroline: "You've got to be joking."
Caroline: "My mom just lost her left eye to try and save Elena. What more do you want from us!?"
Damon: "I don't give a damn about it. Now call your mom!"
Then she slammed the door to his face. He and June looked at each other with surprise. He clearly wasn't expecting that, and June was surprised about her attitude. A few seconds later the door opened. It was Liz.
Liz: "Come in, Damon."
Damon: "Thanks, Liz."
As they walked near Caroline, Damon gave Caroline an annoying smile, and she smiled him back the same way. Then she went out of the house with her vampire speed.
Meanwhile Elena was being held and questioned in an interrogation room.
Elena: "I don't know, okay?"
Agent: "When did you decide to fake your death?"
Elena: "I didn't fake my death!"
Agent: "Was there anyone who assisted you?"
Elena: "I said I didn't fake my death!"
Agent: "Who's body did you burn and make it like yours?"
Elena: "I don't know."
Agent: "Where did you get that body?"
Elena: "I don't know!"
Agent: "You don't know what?"
Elena: "I said I don't know!"
Agent: "You don't know what you don't know?"
Agent: (punched the table and got up in anger. Elena freaked out. The agent faced the mirror) "I can't do this anymore, this girl's driving me nuts!"
The agent in charge spoke from the room behind the mirror through the radio.
Agent 0: "Alright come in, we'll send someone else."
Upon this the agent left the room while angrily looking at Elena. After he left, Elena started playing with her fingers and nails out of stress. A little while later another agent came in.
Elena: "So you're the good cop of the worse cop?"
Agent: "Actually that was the good cop. Whether I'll be better or worse depends solely on you."
Elena: (looked aside tearfully) "Look, I didn't do anything, okay?"
Agent: "Okay." (sat) "Now tell me what happened, and make sure it's the truth."
Elena: "I've already done that. You didn't believe me."
Agent: "You said you didn't fake your death."
Agent: "Okay, then let us elaborate that truth a little bit more, okay? Now I need you to tell me..."
Suddenly the voices got faded and Elena started hearing someone else's voice inside her head.
Liz: "Elena, can you hear me?"
Elena: (spoke out loud with confusion) "Sheriff?"
Elena: "It's nothing, I'm sorry."
Liz: "June says you don't have to speak out loud, our minds are connected."
Elena: "Yeah, I know. I've done this before. Is she there?"
Liz: "Yes. Damon too. We're here to help you, okay? Now tell me how things are there."
Elena: "It's pretty hopeless."
Damon: "What's happening, Liz?"
Liz: (to Damon, loudly) "She says they're trying to get her to confess faking her death."
Damon: "But she didn't fake it. She was dead."
Liz: "If you want her to tell them about vampires and kitsunes and other dimensions, she'll only end up in an asylum."
Elena: "Guys, I need help, please!"
Liz: "They're pushing her."
June: "So what, her options are jail or asylum?"
Damon: "There has to be a way out."
Agent: "Now, for starters, tell me where you were at the night that the accident happened."
Liz: "Dead cannot actually be brought back."
June: "How did you deal with it when Bonnie came back?"
Damon: "She came back the next day. It's not the same. Elena's funeral was months ago and now out of the blue she shows up alive."
Liz: (looked at Damon weirdly) "Funeral!" (spoke to Elena) "Tell them that you're Katherine Pierce!"
Elena: (unable to help herself due to surprise, spoke loudly) "What!?"
June: (shocked) "What?"
Damon: (also shocked) "What?"
Agent: "I said, where were you at the night that the accident happened. The accident that you were presumed dead in."
Elena: "Yeah." (to Liz, telepathically) "Are you serious!? Is this the best think you can think of?"
Agent: "If you weren't in the accident, you had to be at someplace else. So where were you?"
Damon: (to Liz) "Katherine Pierce is not an actual person. She's Katerina Petrova, born in fifteenth century! What're you doing?"
Liz: (spoke to Elena, but also loudly so that Damon can hear) "Unlike Elena, Katherine is a living person. And her death is not official yet. She has a social security number, she has birth records. She's officially your twin sister. Use that as your way out. This is your only chance!"
June and Damon looked at each other. Damon clearly saw that Liz had a point.
Elena finally made up her mind. She took a deep breath and looked at the agent. He was curiously and patiently waiting for her to speak.
Elena: "Okay, I'm gonna tell you the truth."
First agent: (from the room behind the mirror, spoke to himself with relief) "Finally!"
Agent: "Okay, I'm listening."
Elena: "My name is not Elena Gilbert." (immediately the first agent started rubbing his eyes with utter annoyance) "It's Katherine Pierce." (another agent in the room started typing the name to the computer) "A few months ago I found out that I was adopted and that I have a twin sister. I made some research and I found that she's in Mystic Falls, so I decided to come visit her. While on my way, I was planning on impersonating her at several places, you know, for the fun of it."
Agent: "Impersonate her?"
Elena: "Call me a little diabolical. It's.. I can't help it, and I saw it as a good way to break the ice. But then I found out that she was dead. Killed right before I could see her. Mark the convenience. Then you knock the door and ask for Elena Gilbert, so I decided to go for it."
Agent: (clearly annoyed a little bit) "Then why didn't you tell this before?"
Elena: "I didn't realize the seriousness of the situation before."
The agent didn't know what to say, and slowly looked at the mirror. Meanwhile inside, the man at the computer spoke.
Com guy: "Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce. Identical twins. Both were given for adoption right after their births. Birth mother: Isobel Flemming. Also, deceased."
The agent in charge looked at the window and spoke through the radio.
Agent 0: "Just let her go."
Elena and agent looked at each other. She was curiously waiting for what they were going to say.
June left Liz's hands.
Damon: "I'll go dig up Katherine's corpse and put it to Elena's grave."
Liz: "Would be good, yeah."
As he left with his vampire speed, June looked at Liz.
June: "Thank you, sheriff Forbes!"
Liz: "You're welcome."
June tried to smile, but looking at her was disheartening. That eye band was giving her a depressing look. Then she walked out. Liz looked behind her.
Stefan: "What happened to you?"
Jeremy stopped when he saw Stefan and looked at him. Clearly he was hoping that no one would be at home.
Jeremy: "Got into a bar fight."
Stefan: "Bar fight?"
Jeremy: "More like started it."
June straightened up and looked at Jeremy with a naughty smile, as if she would never expect such thing from him.
Jeremy: (rolled his eyes for a split second after he saw June) "Some asshole tried to pick on Brooke."
Stefan: "And you got defensive?"
Jeremy: "No, I got fired." (upon this June started laughing. Stefan smiled a bit too) "Yeah, keep laughing."
Stefan: "You know what, I think you should take a shower because.."
Jeremy: "Because I stink, I know. Try getting two bottles broken on you and let's see how you'd smell."
June: "Try not catching fire then. You'd burn like kindling."
Jeremy didn't say anything, but looked at her briefly in a funny way. Then started walking upstairs. Stefan took a few steps to him.
Stefan: "You want some vampire blood with those wounds?"
Jeremy: (stopped and looked at Stefan) "Uh, no, thanks. I kinda need these wounds." (Stefan looked at him weirdly) "People saw me got hurt. Tomorrow I'll go to school, and people don't heal these kind of stuff in one day." (Stefan quickly raised his eyebrows, meaning he has a point) "Besides, it might give me some good points while talking to Brooke."
Stefan: (smiled) "And that's the real reason, isn't it?"
Jeremy smiled and walked upstairs. Stefan went back to living room.
Caroline: "Where does one go to find someone who is not trying to help Elena?"
Bonnie: (opened her eyes and looked at Caroline) "What is your problem with her?"
Caroline: "She just annoys me, that's all."
Bonnie: "Why?" (Caroline looked at her in a way meaning "you know why". Bonnie inhaled, understanding her) "Look, I get it. You're upset about your mom. But does blaming it on Elena make you feel better?"
Caroline: "Why are you even taking her side? You of all people should agree with me."
Bonnie: "What's that supposed to mean?"
Caroline: "Look at you, Bonnie! Your mom became a vampire because Damon wanted to save Elena. Your grams died to get Stefan out of the tomb, again for Elena! Okay, maybe it's not Elena's fault, but everything that happens to us is because of her!"
Caroline: (interrupted her) "Vicki too! She died when Stefan was trying to protect Elena."
Bonnie: "Vicki was going to kill her, it was one or the other. You'd be hating Vicki right now if she killed Elena."
Caroline: "Doesn't make me feel better." (Bonnie looked at her with disbelief) "Look, it's not just Vicki, okay? It's Chad, Dana.. Tyler, dammit! Everything that happened to Tyler is on Elena! And her parents?"
Bonnie: "So what do you suggest we do then? Let her die?"
Caroline: "Might be a good start, yeah."
Bonnie: "Come on, you don't mean that."
Caroline: "Well, maybe I do!"
Bonnie: "Okay then, don't help. But don't look back fifty years from now and regret that you didn't do something to save your friend's life when you could."
Then Bonnie returned to her spell. Caroline looked at her silently for a moment. Then realizing she's right, that it would be a huge burden, didn't say another thing and watched Bonnie as she did her spell.
June: "You didn't tell him."
Stefan: "Tell him what?"
June: "You know."
Stefan: "Well, he was quite distracted. He's gonna find out anyway. Soon enough."
June: (smiled) "So she's coming."
Stefan: "Yeah, Damon just talked to her."
June: "That's good news, then."
Stefan: "Yeah. But there's a lot of paper work now. Nothing's gonna be same, you know."
June: "I know. She has to live a lie for the rest of her life."
Stefan: (looked at her) "It's gonna be alright. If I know one thing about her, she's gonna work things out."
June: (smiled) "And you two will be here to help?"
Stefan: (looked at her and he smiled too) "Always."
They looked at each other for a while smiling.
Caroline: "What's happening!?"
Bonnie: "It's Inari, she's fighting back!"
Caroline looked around with confusion. Her hair was waving in the wind, and with that look on her face, she looked quite badass.
Caroline: "Well, it's a good thing your dad isn't home then!"
Bonnie didn't say a thing, but repeated the spell more loudly. But suddenly something happened that none of them expected. The map caught fire, and it burned Bonnie's face. As she jumped backwards, the spell stopped, and so the wind. Bonnie was screaming with pain, as Caroline yelled her name in fear. When she forced Bonnie to remove her hands from her face, she saw that Bonnie's face was burned so badly. She immediately bit her wrist and dropped her blood to Bonnie's mouth. A few seconds later, Bonnie's face started to heal and in no time, she was as good as new.
The screams had stopped, as clearly she was no more in pain. She was in the bathroom, looking at her face, trying to make sure she's alright. A couple of seconds later Caroline appeared at the door. Bonnie looked at her in the mirror.
Bonnie: "Don't say anything."
Caroline: "I wasn't gonna say anything."
Bonnie: "You were gonna say I told you so."
Caroline: "I wasn't gonna say it, but now that you said it, I did tell you so." (Bonnie turned around and looked at Caroline) "I'm just saying, how many more people are gonna get hurt because of Elena."
Caroline: "I know, I know. The fifty years thing." (looked at the bedroom) "So what happened back there?"
Bonnie: (walked inside) "I don't know. I've had magic fighting back before but.., this was intense!"
Caroline: "You said Inari was fighting back."
Bonnie: "It was more like her spell. She's got a protection around her, and I was just trying to find a way around it."
Caroline: "Did you?"
Bonnie: "No. This was like the bodies that Samara told me about. If she protected herself against witch magic, there is no way I can find her."
Caroline: "In that case there's only one person that can find her."
Bonnie understood who she was talking about.
Caroline: (nodded) "June."
They quickly got out of the room and went to the door to go out. But as soon as they opened it, both were shocked with the sight of Inari.
Inari: "Hello to you too!"
Bonnie started walking backwards with fear, but Caroline's surprise left it's place to anger and her vampire veins started to appear. Bonnie noticed this.
Bonnie: "Caroline, don't do anything stupid!"
Caroline: "She killed Tyler and got away with it!"
Then she attacked Inari with her vampire speed. But Inari simply grabbed her neck, and after a ridiculously short struggle, she broke it.
Inari: (dropped Caroline and walked towards Bonnie dangerously) "I wouldn't worry about her, she's a vampire. You, on the other hand.." (started applying intense magic on Bonnie. Bonnie immediately felt something bad) ".. are so fragile. Even though you're no match to me.." (Bonnie started coughing blood. As soon as she saw blood on her hand, she looked at Inari) ".. you're still the greatest threat against me and my getting Elena." (blood started coming out of Bonnie's eyes and ears. Bonnie was panting with fear) "So I kinda need you out of the picture." (Bonnie fell on the floor, as she couldn't stay on her feet anymore) "Trust me when I say.." (Bonnie couldn't keep her eyes open anymore. As she felt dying, she stayed awake long enough to hear Inari's last words) ".. it's nothing personal."
After killing Bonnie, she turned around and left the house like nothing happened.
Stefan: "Welcome home!" (Elena intended to walk inside, but Stefan stopped her gently) "Say the word."
Elena: (smiled) "Sputnik!"
Upon this they hugged each other with longing.
Stefan: "We missed you here."
Elena: "I missed here too." (a little while later Damon appeared from kitchen. Elena looked at him and left Stefan) "Hi!"
Elena: "Thank you, Damon. If it wasn't for you I'd be in jail right now."
Damon: "Thank Liz. She came up with the whole thing, I merely stood there."
Elena: (her looks changed and she got upset) "I can't talk to her."
Damon: (understood why) "Caroline compelled her to get over it. She'll be fine."
Elena: (sadly) "I won't." (Stefan felt Elena's guilt, and looked down) "Can you thank her for me?"
Damon: (remained silent for a while) "Sure."
Elena smiled, then turned her head and saw June. June's smile was so sincere that Elena felt a warm feeling going through her. They hugged each other. Elena was caressing her with love.
Elena: "What would I do without you!"
June: "Let's never find out!"
Their reunion was so lovely that Damon and Stefan couldn't help looking at each other for a couple of seconds.
Then they all went to the living room. June and Elena were on the couch and Damon and Stefan sat on chairs.
Stefan: "So, what's the plan now? Now that you're officially Katherine Pierce.."
Elena: "I don't know. I've been thinking about it on my way home. I just can't think of what to do."
Damon: "Well first things first, you have to take the deeds of this house."
Elena: "You're right."
June: "Then you should take my and Jeremy's guardianship too."
Elena: (looked at June) "I'll do that first."
Damon: "If there is one thing I know, the school principal is gonna be really happy about it."
Elena looked at him smiling.
Stefan: "What about the money in the bank?"
June: (naughtily) "I think I'm the owner of that money now."
Elena: "Yes, but when I become your legal guardian I'll have the say on how much you can or can't take."
June: "See you in four years then. Being a minor sucks."
Damon: "What did you think was gonna happen? That you'd be given all that money? You'd spend half of it on Oreos and the other half on make up!"
June: "Hey, I'm the who can read minds!"
Elena: "Don't try to grow up though. Trust me it sucks even more."
June: "Way to inspire a youngling, Elena."
Elena: (realized her mistake and looked at June with regret of what she said) "Oh my god, I'm.. I'm really sorry! Look, it's just.. I'm having a really bad day."
June: (touched Elena with compassion) "It's okay."
Stefan: "Hey, don't worry. Everything's gonna be okay."
Elena: "No, Stefan. Nothing is ever gonna be okay. It's over. I'm done. I can't be Elena Gilbert anymore. When I go to a doctor, I have to be Katherine Pierce. When I go to a bank and want to start a bank account or want to have a credit card, I have to be Katherine Pierce." (her voice got cracked, as if she was barely holding her tears) "Hell even when I'm gonna get married I have to be Katherine Pierce. How the hell am I supposed to explain that to my husband?" (Stefan and Damon barely looked at each other, understanding Elena's pain) "It's over. My life as Elena Gilbert has literally finished."
A saddening silence hit the room.
Bonnie: "Caroline. Caroline!" (Caroline slowly moaned) "Caroline, wake up."
Caroline started to open her eyes. But as soon as she saw Bonnie, she yelled with fear and ran to the other side of the room with her vampire speed. Bonnie's face was covered with blood, some clotted.
Bonnie: "It's alright, I'm okay!"
Caroline: "You scared the bejesus outta me! Go wash your face!"
Bonnie: (headed to the kitchen which is the closes tap) "A vampire who's afraid of blood. That's new."
Caroline: "I wasn't afraid of the blood, I was afraid of the sight." (Bonnie started washing her face, cleaning the blood) "How did that happen?"
Bonnie: "Inari tried to kill me. She did me the thing that I usually do to vampires."
Caroline: "So how did you survive?"
Bonnie: (dried her face and turned to Caroline) "I think it was your blood. While Inari was doing her damage, your blood was healing me. And I think she did just enough to get me killed, but if she pushed just a little bit more I'd really be dead."
Caroline: "Wait, so you're not a vampire?"
Bonnie: (smiled) "No, I'm not."
Caroline: (went ahead and hugged Bonnie) "Ah, thank god!"
Bonnie was happily surprised by this move. Suddenly the door was knocked. Caroline quickly turned her head to the door.
Bonnie: "It's alright, that's June. I called her here before you woke up."
Started walking to the door and opened it with her magic on halfway. June looked at them, but before she could enter, Caroline rushed and stopped her.
Caroline: "Say the word!"
June looked at her naughtily.
June: "I don't know, I might have trouble remembering that. Spastic?"
Upon this Bonnie laughed. Realizing she's messing with her, Caroline smiled too.
Caroline: "Don't read my memories, it's embarrassing!"
All three laughed and then got inside.
Elena: (tried to smile) "Hi, I'm Katherine Pierce."
The idea itself was too distant to her, she didn't bother trying again. Then got up, took off her top and headed to the bathroom.
Jeremy's door is knocked. He looked at the door quickly.
Jeremy: "One minute!" (it's apparently been a while since he got out of shower. He quickly put on some clothes. Then he saw his Gilbert ring. After a brief hesitation, he put it to the drawer) "Alright, come in." (the door is opened and Stefan walked in) "Hey."
Stefan: "How you doin'?"
Jeremy: "Better, I guess."
Stefan: (closed the door) "Listen, we need to talk."
Stefan: "It's about Elena."
Jeremy: (got anxious) "Is she alright?"
Stefan: "Yeah, she's alright, don't worry about it. But you need to know what happened."
Jeremy: "What happened?"
Stefan: "You might wanna sit down."
Upon this Jeremy sat on his bed and Stefan pulled a chair. As they started talking, Elena got into the shower.
June: "So what kind of a locator spell I need to do?"
Bonnie: "The one that you did in Richmond. The one that gets an exact location."
Caroline: "Wait, that's a hard spell, Bonnie."
June: "No, I can do it."
Caroline: "That spell requires angel blood, and last I checked we don't have that."
June: "Angel blood is better because it's more powerful. But it doesn't really matter as long as it's supernatural. Except it can't be vampire, because.."
Bonnie: "Yeah, I know."
June: "Don't look at me, I'll be doing the spell."
Bonnie randomly looked at Caroline.
Caroline: "Don't look at me too, you still have my blood in your system."
Upon this Bonnie grabbed a knife.
Bonnie: (to June) "You ready?"
June nodded. Upon this Bonnie cut her hand, then quickly gave the knife to Caroline and held June with her uncut hand. June immediately focused on the dropping blood, triggering her kitsune magic. As Bonnie's hand healed, the blood drops suddenly changed direction, and June quickly formed a circle made of blood. Bonnie was surprised with her speed.
Bonnie: "When did you become such an expert?"
June: (smirked) "I've been practicing."
Bonnie looked at Caroline, but apparently she was amazed too. In a few seconds, whatever June was doing worked, and images appeared in the circle.
Bonnie: "It worked!"
Caroline: "So what are we looking at?"
June: "The circle shows us what Inari is seeing. Which, by any chance if we recognize, will give us her exact location."
They kept looking at the circle. Inari was walking across a street.
Caroline: (suddenly her looks changed) "Wait.."
Bonnie: "This place looks awfully familiar."
June: (her looks filled with fear) "Oh my god!" (lost control and the blood circle spilled to the floor) "She's just outside the house!"
Bonnie: "We have to go! Like right now!"
They rushed to the door. Suddenly Caroline looked at June.
Caroline: "June, you need to stay here."
June: "Of course not!"
Bonnie: "Caroline's right, June. It's gonna be dangerous."
June: "I know, I can help." (but as they all were going to go out, suddenly an invisible wall stopped June. She looked with confusion, but quickly figured out that Bonnie sealed the house with a spell so that she can't go out. She yelled with anger) "BONNIE!"
Bonnie: "I'm sorry June, but we need to know that you're safe."
June: "Elena is all I have left, Bonnie. If anything happens to her because of this, I'll never forgive you. Just let me come. Let me help!"
Bonnie: (she was feeling June, but she couldn't risk her) "Help us by being safe here."
Then she held Caroline's hand and the two disappeared with Caroline's vampire speed. June looked behind them helplessly.
Inari: "Damon Salvatore."
Then Damon tried a speed attack, but Inari used her magic to raise all of the shards and she threw all of them to Damon. Damon quickly knocked over a table and hid behind it, then yelled Stefan's name most likely for help, hoping he will hear. But not just Stefan, Jeremy heard him too.
Stefan: (got up and looked at where the voice came from, then looked at Jeremy) "Stay here."
Jeremy nodded, and Stefan ran out. Meanwhile Inari ran out of shards, but this time she pushed the table to Damon until he got stabbed by one of it's legs. Then she headed to the front door where the stairs are. That is when Stefan arrived. But Inari simply broke the balustrades using her magic and sent them to Stefan. Stefan found himself hung to the wall. Inari then intended to walk past him, but Damon arrived and tried to hit Inari. She grabbed his fist and threw him to the door. Damon crashed the door and rolled outside. He quickly got up and went to help Stefan. He quickly removed the balustrades from his stomach and freed him from the wall. Inari was on the half way through the upper floor. But before the brothers could go after her, Inari turned to them and opened her clenched fist. Suddenly a huge fire blocked the way. Stefan and Damon looked at each other, then Damon jumped to the upper floor. Inari was surprised that he could make it. Suddenly Stefan made a bold move too and jumped through the fire, ending up finding himself behind Inari. Realizing the clash is inevitable, Damon quickly cracked his neck in a challenging way. Inari smirked dangerously and attacked him. Damon blocked a few of her fists, then Stefan came from behind. Inari kicked him without looking and slammed him to the wall. Then threw Damon to the balustrades. A cracking sound came, but it didn't break. Then Inari threw him towards Elena's room, and kicked Stefan once again to the opposite direction. Meanwhile the fire at the first floor got bigger and spread to the living room.
Inari came near Damon, grabbed his neck, and threw him inside a room. Coincidentally, it was Jeremy's room. Jeremy quickly hid behind the wall so that Inari can't see him. Then Damon tried to get up, but before he could, Inari made the ceiling collapse on him, leaving only his chest and head outside the debris. Stefan came rushing with his vampire speed, but Inari simply grabbed his neck, slammed him to the wall, and broke his neck with a powerful right hook to his chin. Damon yelled Stefan's name with anxiety. But Inari didn't do another thing to him. Instead, she headed to Jeremy's room. Jeremy quickly ran to his drawer to get his Gilbert ring and a hatchet. Then he positioned. He and Damon looked at each other briefly, and then nodded to each other. As soon as Inari entered, Jeremy attacked her. But she almost knew he was there, and successfully dodged his moves with the hatchet. The fight lasted only a few seconds. Then Inari grabbed the hatchet with a surprising move, and before he could run or do anything, she chopped his left hand off, which was also the hand he had his ring on. Jeremy screamed with pain, and Damon yelled with despair. Then Inari dropped the hatched, raised Jeremy with her magic, and started applying intense magic on him, until all his bones got crushed with a very disturbing and creepy voice, killing Jeremy instantly. Jeremy's body even changed shape for a moment.
Caroline and Bonnie finally arrived outside the Gilbert house. But seeing that it's burning, they remained shocked.
Bonnie: "Oh my god!"
When finishing with Jeremy, Inari threw him to the wall. Already weakened by the fire, the wall broke with the hit, and Jeremy's body flew to the street. Caroline saw him, and rushed to save him. But as soon as she held him, she felt the flesh was moving like there is no bone in it. She dropped him in fear. Bonnie ran near him and cried with sadness.
Elena, probably heard all the noise outside, quickly went out of the shower and hid behind her room's door. A couple of seconds later the door opened and Inari walked in. Seeing that she's at her behind, she grabbed a fire iron and tried to hit Inari. But Inari almost sensed this move, grabbed the iron without even looking, then knocked her down with a powerful punch. Then she grabbed Elena and carried her away. Damon saw them leaving.
Damon: "Nooo! Elena! Inari, leave her! Leave her or I swear to god I'll kill you!"
Caroline heard Damon's voice and looked at the house.
Caroline: "Oh my god!" (she quickly went near Bonnie. She was still sitting upset near Jeremy's body) "Bonnie!"
Bonnie: "He's dead!"
Caroline: "Bonnie, look at me! Look at me!" (Bonnie slowly looked at her) "I have to get in."
Bonnie: (looked at the house. The fire had got incredibly bigger, and it would be a total suicide for anyone) "Why?"
Caroline: "They're still inside."
Upon this Bonnie stood up, faced the house, gathered her strength, and yelled her magic words.
Bonnie: "Sutas incendia!"
Immediately the fire opened a way at the door. Caroline ran inside with her vampire speed. But as soon as she entered, she was forced to stop with even more fire than she thought. More than that, the fire Bonnie put out started to grow again, which forced Caroline to jump aside blindly. Though where she jumped was also burning, she managed to find just a spot that she could stand on. However, she couldn't keep her balance and fell. She stood up quickly before she caught fire. She immediately put out a small fire that was on her shirt. Suddenly the threshold she was standing under broke, which forced Caroline to jump to the other side of the fire towards the stairs. She hit the door and stepped on the first stair, but it broke and her foot got in. She pulled it back out, then looked at the upper floor. There was no getting through the fire on the stairs so she had to jump up. She took a deep breath, then jumped to the balustrades, took height from it and jumped again, and managed to hold the edge of upper floor. But as soon as she held the balustrade to climb, it broke because of the crack Damon caused. She almost fell into the fire, but she managed to grab the edge again. Then pulled herself up through the gap at where the balustrade was. Luckily the fire wasn't on the upper floor yet, but the floor was hot and it was definitely not safe.
While watching the house, Bonnie suddenly heard an engine starting. When she looked she saw Elena's car moving. Inari was driving. Bonnie quickly faced the car.
Bonnie: (angrily) "You're not going anywhere!"
Inari was quick to get to the road, but the car suddenly stopped and the tires started screeching, despite they were still turning. With confusion, Inari randomly looked at the mirror and saw Bonnie at the middle of the road, using her magic to stop the car.
Inari: "That witch!" (she instinctively looked to the rear window, then spoke with utter annoyance) "How come these kids don't ever die!?"
Suddenly Bonnie used magic to blowout all four tires, then opened the car's door and tried to push Elena out. But Inari acted quick and fought back with her magic to close the door again. Elena hit her head and grunted with pain. Then Inari focused at the ground and created a fault line, which quickly broke the floor and before Bonnie could even react, it got wide enough to take her in. Unable to move in time, Bonnie fell in it. Though she managed to grab the edges, she completely lost control on her magic, and the car started moving forward again. Inari quickly used magic to fix the tires, and the car gained speed in no time. Elena sat up and looked outside the rear window. She realized that her house was burning, her friend was in danger, and her brother was laying lifeless in the middle of the street. She cried with incredible sadness and despair. But there was nothing she could do.
Bonnie was trying to climb up, but the fault line was getting wider and it was making impossible for Bonnie to hold both sides at the same time. She was eventually forced to get her right hand near her left hand, facing the house on fire.
Bonnie: "Caroline! Heeelp!" (suddenly the edge broke. Bonnie tried to climb, but she was only able to grab the new edge in the nick of time) "CAROLINEEE!!!"
Caroline wasn't able to hear Bonnie's screams due to the fire's noises. She saw Stefan laying near a bedroom door. But as soon as she went near him, Damon saw her.
Caroline looked inside Jeremy's room, where the voice came from. She recognized it.
Damon: "Caroline, I'm here, under the debris!" (Caroline ran near him) "Help me out, I can't lift this!"
Caroline noticed that some parts of the debris was on fire, so she took off her sweater and held the woods with it.
Meanwhile Bonnie's situation had become even more helpless. The edge had broke once again, and she was holding a piece of rock which was the only thing she could hold. She was desperately screaming for help.
Caroline and Damon finally managed to lift the debris just enough to let Damon out. As soon as he got out, Caroline released it. But then suddenly the floor broke. Damon pushed himself and Caroline aside in the nick of time. But the fire from under floor now spread to Jeremy's room.
Bonnie was still screaming for her life, when suddenly she heard a guy's voice above him.
Guy: "Hey! HEY!" (Bonnie looked up and saw that a boy she doesn't know had leaned towards her, offering his hand) "Grab my hand! Come on, grab my hand!"
Bonnie left the rock she was holding and grabbed his hand with her left hand. But as soon as she held, the rock broke and the only thing that was stopping her from an endless fall remained the guy above him. She screamed with fear, and immediately grabbed his hand with her other hand too.
Bonnie: (with intense fear) "Don't leave me! Don't leave me!"
Guy: "I got you, I got you!"
Then he lifted her and pulled her out of the pit. Back in the house, Damon helped Caroline stand up.
Caroline: "Don't mention it."
They quickly went near Stefan. He was still unconscious. Each got under his one arm, and they headed to the stairs. But the fire was now completely out of the control, and without their knowledge, it also spread to the kitchen and the kitchen cylinder was surrounded with fire. Outside the house, Bonnie finally stood up.
Guy: "We have to get to the other side. Can you make the jump?" (saw that Bonnie was distracted, he repeated himself) "Hey, can you make the jump?" (Bonnie looked at him and then nodded. They quickly jumped to the other side. Then Bonnie looked at the house again anxiously. He understood something was wrong) "Is there someone inside?"
Bonnie didn't answer, but her looks was almost confirming. He looked at the house without knowing what to do. Meanwhile Caroline and Damon arrived to the stairs and realized that the fire was blocking the way completely.
Damon: "Looks like we ain't going that way."
Caroline: "But there is no other way out!"
Damon: (quickly looked at the window at the other side of the corridor) "Actually there is one."
Caroline looked at where he was looking, then sighed. But knowing they have no other choice, they changed direction. Then started running as soon as the floor started creaking, indicating it's about to break. Suddenly the kitchen cylinder exploded, creating a huge blast that made Bonnie and the guy fall. And upstairs, Caroline and Damon managed to jump out of the window in the nick of time before the fire got to them. As they fell down with Stefan, Bonnie was relieved, but the guy watched them with surprise.
Suddenly Caroline looked up, and noticed that the wall of the house was collapsing on them due to the effect of the explosion. Quickly Damon and Caroline held one arm each, and pulled Stefan away from the danger. They managed to evade just in the nick of time.
As all were now safe, they looked at the house as it burned until it's completely ruined.
Guy: (to sheriff) "The next thing I know, two people jumped out of a window. They were saving another person from the fire. And that's pretty much all I saw."
Liz: "Okay. Thank you Zander."
Zander nodded, then watched Liz as she went to talk to other polices. Then seeing that Bonnie is now okay, he left too. Meanwhile, Caroline and Bonnie were sitting at the back on a van that had opened it's back doors.
Bonnie: "I can't believe he's dead."
Caroline: "Me too."
Bonnie: "And Elena? I was this close to saving her."
Caroline didn't say a thing. Bonnie sniffed. Then they saw Damon and Stefan coming near them.
Damon: "She took Elena, didn't she?"
Bonnie didn't say anything, but the way she looked down confirmed him. In anger, Damon punched a car. The impact deformed it's steel.
Stefan: "Where is June?"
Bonnie: "She's at my place."
Upon this Stefan went near Damon, and after talking for a while, they left with their vampire speed.
After they are gone, a car came and stopped very close to the scene. Sheriff went near the car, and the driver got out upon seeing her. Driver was a blonde girl at her early to mid twenties.
Liz: "You can't stop here."
Girl: (took out her wallet from her jacket and showed her ID) "Gwen Sawicki. Private Investigator."
Liz: (surprised to see this) "A PI? Who hired you?"
Gwen: "My employer prefers to keep their identity and motive a secret."
Liz found this quite odd. Then she offered hand.
Liz: "Sheriff Forbes." (after handshaking, she and Gwen started walking towards the Gilbert house which is now completely burned and partially collapsed) "I don't know what you expect to find at this place. This was just a fire."
Gwen: "But something, or someone, started it."
Liz: "Or maybe it was just an accident."
Gwen: "I doubt that."
Liz: "Why is that?"
Gwen: "Just a hunch." (pointed the fault line at the middle of the road) "How did that happen?"
Liz: "We're still working on it."
Gwen: "Any theories?"
Liz: (sighed) "None, unless you're interested in crazy."
Gwen: (smiled) "Try me." (but before Liz could say a thing, she saw the body that was being taken to the ambulance, and yelled to paramedics) "Wait!"
They stopped and waited for Gwen to come near them. She showed them her ID, and they left her alone. Liz came shortly afterwards Gwen uncovered the sheet on Jeremy.
Liz: (with sadness) "Poor kid."
Gwen: "You know him?"
Liz: "Jeremy Gilbert. Late Elena Gilbert's brother."
Gwen: (after a quick check) "He had all his bones broken."
Liz: "There was an explosion. Must be due to the impact."
Gwen: (shook her head, meaning she disagrees) "He has no burns. Besides, an explosion doesn't chop your hand off so smoothly." (looked at Liz) "This was no accident." (Liz didn't know what to say. She knew she was right, but she couldn't say it. Gwen eventually put the sheet back on Jeremy and took a few steps towards the house) "Are there any witnesses?"
Liz: "Two, actually. They were in the fire."
Gwen: "Can I talk to them?"
Liz: (made a face indicating she's not sure) "They're pretty shaken up."
Gwen: (with a reassuring voice) "It's only a few questions."
Upon this Liz showed the van.
Liz: "They're behind that car.
A little while later, Gwen went near the girls.
Gwen: "Hi. I'm looking for Caroline Forbes and Bonnie Bennett."
Bonnie looked at her. But before she made up her mind and spoke, Caroline did.
Caroline: "I'm Caroline Forbes."
Gwen: (showed them her ID) "Gwen Sawicki, Private Investigator. If you don't mind, I'd like to ask you a couple of questions."
Bonnie: "Actually this is not a good time."
Gwen: "It's only a couple of.."
Caroline: (interrupting her, stood up and took a few steps to Gwen with a threatening manner) "She said it's not a good time!" (Gwen was forced to take a few steps back, and looked at Caroline with surprise and a little hint of fear. Then Caroline turned to Bonnie) "Let's get out of here."
Bonnie looked at Gwen with dislike, then stood up and started walking away with Caroline. As they were going, Gwen took a tape recorder from her pocket and spoke to it.
Gwen: "Caroline Forbes.. She has a very aggressive personality. She was unwilling answer the questions, and didn't want her friend to answer too. Could be hiding something, and a possible suspect. I need to.." (suddenly someone hit her hand. The recorder fell and broke. Gwen looked in anger, and saw Caroline) "Hey!" (but before she could say another thing, Caroline held her and pushed her to the side of the van with her vampire speed. As soon as they stopped, Gwen's anger left it's place to intense fear) "Oh my god!"
Caroline: (calmly looked into her eyes and compelled her) "You're gonna forget everything you saw here." (Gwen looked at her with confusion) "And then you're gonna go to your car and leave this town for good. There is nothing wrong in Mystic Falls. This is just a regular town. Nothing.. special.. at all!"
Gwen: (after a brief silence) "Okay."
Upon this Caroline left her and went back near Bonnie.
Bonnie: "Was that really necessary?"
Caroline: "It kinda was. If I didn't do it, she'd be following us, and I have enough problems already. Suspect? Me? Was she serious?"
Bonnie: "The way you stood up and walked to her, I would have thought the same thing too."
Caroline: "Come on, I wasn't that violent."
Bonnie: "You kinda were."
As they were talking and walking away, Gwen took a few steps to an opening. She was looking at them with fearful and confused eyes. Then she put her hand in her pocket, and took a vervain flower. She was clearly not compelled. After looking at the vervain for a couple of seconds, she looked back at Caroline. She didn't know what she was supposed to do now.
Inari: "Get out."
Apparently Elena has been crying. She looked at Inari with disgust. Inari got impatient and grabbed her arm, then pulled her out. Elena fell on dirt and her robe got dirty. Then Inari grabbed her arm and twisted it so hard that Elena had no choice but to go where Inari takes her.
Elena: (after they entered the warehouse) "If you're gonna kill me, you should do it now."
Inari: "Don't you worry about your death, sweetheart. Everything has it's time. But for now I need you to do something else for me."
Elena: (with anger) "Bitch, you killed my brother! I'll never do what you want!"
Inari: (opened a door) "We'll see about that."
Then she pushed Elena into the cell. The push was so hard that Elena couldn't keep her balance and fell. When she raised her head, she saw that there was a body in the cell. She looked and saw that it was Matt.
Elena: "Matt?" (ran near him anxiously) "Oh my god, Matt!" (she quickly checked, but he was not breathing and he had no pulse) "No, no no no no no!" (looked at Inari devastated) "Why? Why did you do this to him? What did he do to you!"
Inari: "Nothing, but that's irrelevant, don't you think?"
Elena: "Irrelevant? He's dead!"
Inari: "You're forgetting that it's not a problem when you're talking to a kitsune. You know, I can bring him back."
Elena: "How? He's human!"
Inari: "Part human. The other part of him was able to see ghosts, which makes him part supernatural." (took out a glass tube from her pocket that has a fluid in it) "I'm pretty sure you know what this is. If enough amount of it is poured on a dead body.."
Didn't finish the sentence on purpose, meaning she wanted Elena to finish it. Elena understood.
Elena: "It resuscitates." (Inari smiled) "But I'm guessing you won't just hand it over. You'll want something in return."
Inari: "That's right."
Elena: "What do you want?"
Inari: "I want a baby."
Elena: (shocked) "What?"
Inari: "In return of me bringing him back to life, I want you two to deliver me a baby." (Elena was shocked by this request) "In case I fail during the sacrifice, the baby will ensure that your bloodline continues so that I can have another doppelganger."
Elena: (with intense disgust) "This is sick. You're sick!"
Inari: "Bringing your friend Matt for that was a token of my good will, Elena. I'm sure you'd rather doing it with him instead of a random stranger I'd pick from street."
Elena: "What kind of a pervert are you? Have you got no morals left?"
Inari: "You may take comfort in knowing that your bloodline will be taken well care of by personally me."
Elena: "Well I have another idea. You may rot in hell, because I'll never do this."
Inari: (smiled dangerously, sure of herself) "Take your time reconsidering that. Let me know when the sight gets painful."
Elena looked away painfully. Tears were dropping from her eyes. Inari turned around and headed outside the room. But just before she got out the door, Elena spoke. Her voice was cracked, indicating she was very sad.
Elena: "Wait!" (Inari stopped and looked at her) "I'll do it. I'll do whatever you say. Just bring him back."
Inari: (walked back in with a sinister smile) "That was quick." (came near Elena and gave her the magic fluid) "I'm sure you know what you need to do. Pour it on his heart, and let the magic work."
Elena took the tube while crying. Then Inari turned around and walked out. As she was walking away, Elena sat on her knees and then got Matt's head on her legs gently. She opened the tube, then looked at Inari. She had her back turned to Elena.
Suddenly Elena made a bold decision. Instead of pouring the fluid on Matt, she poured it to the ground. Immediately a portal opened. Inari quickly turned to Elena and Matt like she had sensed it. Elena looked at her with vengeful eyes.
Elena: "Game's over, bitch!"
Inari ran to them. But she was too late. Before she could even move, Elena threw herself and Matt into the portal. Inari jumped, but the portal closed just before she could arrive.
Inari: "Noo!" (got up and yelled with anger) "You stupid doppelganger! That was the last of it!"
She looked around helplessly. She was furious, but nothing could help it.
Elena was gone to the Dark Dimension.
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