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|Season 5, Episode 20|
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Happy Birthday Part II: Homeward Bound
Happy Birthday Part I: Guardian's Gate is the twentieth episode in Season 5 and 108th overall.
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|Hope and others are walking in the forest as quiet and careful as possible. Nathan is on full alert, and others are ready to take action any second.
Suddenly Nathan grabs Hope's sword and yells Stefan to duck. Before others can understand what's going on, Nathan quickly shakes the sword. Suddenly a guardian appears behind Stefan, and equally suddenly gets decapitated. The others quickly attack to the guardian, but before they can make a move to it's heart, it teleports and goes to somewhere they don't know.
Misao is startled with the headless guardian teleporting to her room. But she acts quick, and uses magic to hold it so that it can't teleport again. Then goes near it and touches, hoping to see some memories. Then looks uncomfortably, as she understood that rebels did this. Then grabs a knife and stabs the guardian in the heart, dusting him right away. While thinking what to do now, she suddenly remembers that Tatia had a way to locate Damon, who most likely would be with the rebels. So she goes out and heads to Tatia's palace.
Back in the forest, the rebels freak out after the guardian they decapitated disappears and never comes back. This means it could have gone anywhere. They eventually realize that they can't stay. Guardian's Gate is one hour ahead, and they have to go there as soon as possible.
Tyler: "What happened?"
Samara: (stays still while looking outside the window) "See for yourself."
Tyler goes near Samara and looks outside, where he sees a couple of foxes sitting around and waiting, and several others are coming. It appears they are gathering.
Tyler: (freaks out) "What the hell?"
Samara: "When I called you it was just one. But I don't think they're gonna do anything until we are ridiculously outnumbered."
Tyler: "Did you see X-Men: The Last Stand?"
Samara: "Your point being?"
Tyler: "There were six of them too!"
Samara: (weirdly looks at Tyler) "I think you watch too many movies!"
Tyler: "I should go get the others."
Samara: "Uh huh."
Everyone gathers in no time, and they all find out about the situation.
Caroline: (while looking outside) "Is anyone else creeped out?"
Samara: "I cast a protection spell, but given their numbers.."
Chris: "It's not gonna help."
Katherine: (to Samara) "What about your dark magic?"
Samara: "My what?"
Katherine: "I saw some Bennett witches casting powerful spells with dark magic. And to protect the house we're gonna need a boundary spell."
Samara: "Forget it."
Caroline: "No, Samara, Katherine is right! With dark magic you'll be even more powerful, and we'll have a chance against them."
Samara: "I said forget it! I will not resort to dark magic, no matter what happens."
Katherine: "Look, I'm sorry about what happened to your sister but now we.."
Samara: (interrupts, angrily) "What happened to my sister concerns me and it is none of your business! If you so much as talk about her again, I will crush your skull! Is that clear?"
Everyone is surprised by this sudden outburst and they look at Samara weirdly. Feeling uncomfortable by all those eyes looking at her, she goes inside.
Tyler: (after she's gone) "What the hell was that all about?"
Chris: "She mourns her sister. And we ask her to forge some power that got her sister killed."
June: (understands) "She's afraid."
Caroline: "Aren't we all?"
Tyler: "Chris, you have to talk to her, she will listen to you."
Chris: "We can't force her to do something she doesn't want to do. She has to be ready for this."
Caroline: "Then make her ready. She has to do this, or none of us are gonna make it out alive."
Chris looks at Caroline. Then slowly nods, and goes after Samara.
Hope and others at the meantime arrive to the canyon that separates their land from the Guardian's Gate. Hope takes out a monocular from her bag and looks at the other side. She sees that there are two guardians standing, guarding whatever is inside the temple like structure on top of a rocky hill. Suddenly they hear a noise from behind them and they all hide. But they are relieved when they see it's Klaus and Damon, who brought Tatia and two soldiers.
Damon: "I knew I'd find you here."
Elena: (smiles) "Didn't come this far to get caught."
Stefan: "Although we almost were."
Stefan: "Getting caught."
Damon: "Well you're safe now. We dusted three guardians on our way." (looks at the other side of the canyon) "How are we doing?"
Hope: "Not sure. It appears there are only two guardians at the other side. But I fear there might be others."
Tatia: "Seems like they didn't think you could make this far. Honestly even I'm impressed."
Nathan: "Cost us an army to come this far."
Tatia: "Yeah, I heard. Sorry about that."
Soldier 1: (while looking at Elena, speaks with a freaked out voice) "Uuh.. My queen?"
Tatia: (realizes what the soldier is freaked out about, smiles) "This is Elena. My great great great and many more great grand daughter."
Soldier: (with the same voice) "I see!"
Tatia: (looks at Stefan) "And you must be Stefan. Damon told me about you on our way. It's good to make your acquaintance."
Stefan: "You too."
They all remain silent for a moment.
Elena: "So let's go." (looks at Damon with a smile) "I don't wanna spend another minute of my birthday in this place."
Upon this they all smile barely, then they start walking.
Samara: "No, you don't understand."
Chris: "Look, I don't want you to do this any more than you. But you must realize, they have a point."
Samara: "Look, my sister has nothing to do with this."
Chris: "Then what is it?"
Samara: (looks at him for a moment) "If I do down that path, that's it for me. You know what they say, once you go black you never go back!"
Chris: (shocked to hear something like this from her) "Th.. They say that for black people, not for black magic! You know that, right?"
Samara: "It's all the same. If I taste that power, even for once, I will know it. I will want more. And I will resort to darkness for the easiest thing, I will keep finding excuses to use dark magic. And before I know it, I will be consumed by darkness completely." (upon this Chris sees her point) "My family already has a reputation among the spirits. What am I supposed to do, prove them right?"
Chris: "I know. I understand, but.."
Samara: "Let me do this my way, Chris." (they look at each other for a while. Chris knows that he can't resist her when she looks that way) "Please!"
Chris: (silence continues for a little while longer. Then Chris slowly nods) "Okay."
Then they hug each other. In the meantime, the rest of the gang is near a window and they are looking outside. The kitsune crowd is multiplied, and there are foxes as far as the eye can reach.
Katherine: "What the hell are they waiting, it's almost the entire species is here!"
Caroline: "I don't wanna admit but I'm scared like hell!"
Tyler: "Me too."
June: "It looks like they surrounded the entire house. We cannot even run."
Katherine: "They want to end this once and for all."
Caroline: (after a brief but disturbing enough silence) "So that's it, huh. After everything we've been through."
Katherine: "Maybe. But I'm certainly not going down without a fight."
Tyler: "You said it."
Caroline: (looks at them, scared but determined) "I thought my end would be a lot different."
Then they all remain silent, until June breaks the silence while looking outside.
June: (freaked out) "Guuys!"
They all look outside, and see that the foxes started to approach the house.
Caroline: "Here goes nothing!"
Suddenly the front line starts running with great speed. The gang is officially freaked out. Suddenly Samara comes running and yells a magical word, which creates a fire wall between the house and foxes. But regardless, the foxes start jumping through the fire wall like it's not even there. Chris comes too, and sees that it didn't help. Samara looks with despair.
Samara: "That was supposed to be intimidating!"
They all look at each other, and get ready for the inevitable battle.
Misao: "Where is the queen?"
Soldier: "I don't know."
Upon this Misao grabs his throat, slams him to the wall and raises him, then repeats her question.
Misao: "Where.. is.. the queen!"
Soldier: (while trying to breath) "I don't know! She and two vampires headed to some place, she said she doesn't expect to return. She said it was a personal mission, she didn't even take any soldiers with her!"
When she hears this, Misao leaves the soldier. He falls down and starts breathing heavily.
Misao: "Do you know of such tool she used to locate one of the vampires?"
Soldier: "I'm not aware."
Upon this Misao hisses angrily.
Misao: "Never mind. I think I already know where she's gone."
Then leaves the palace quickly.
In the meantime at the Guardian's Gate, everything seems quiet near the gate that opens to the temple. The two guardians are still at their post, standing still. Suddenly a gunshot is heard, then one of the guardians yell with pain and instantly turns into dust. The other guardian looks around, but suddenly he is shot too. But the shooter missed his heart, as he just drops to the floor. Then without getting up, he teleports to Misao's room. But she isn't there. So the guardian decides to wait until she shows up.
Meanwhile at the other side of the canyon, it is revealed that Tatia's soldiers are the shooters. Hope is watching things with her monocular. But due to the distance, none of them seems to have realized that one of the guardians is not destroyed, only escaped. So Hope turns to others and says they are good to go. Upon this they go out from where they are hiding and start walking.
Tatia: "There's supposed to be a bridge somewhere here."
Seconds later they arrive to the edge, but there is no trace of bridge anywhere.
Damon: (looks at Tatia) "Where's the bridge?"
Tatia: (looks confused) "I don't understand."
Suddenly Nathan's looks change.
Nathan: "I do."
Then runs to somewhere. Others understand too when they look where he is headed. At where the bridge was supposed to be, there are just two stakes and some ropes that are cut off. It seems it was a wooden bridge, held by ropes (eg: ), but someone seems to have cut the ropes and destroyed the bridge so that no one can pass.
Soldier 2: (checks the ropes) "These cuts are new."
Nathan: "Big surprise! They knew we were here."
Hope: "So they cut off the bridge? My god, what are we gonna do now?"
Tatia: "I have no idea."
Stefan: "Shouldn't there be another way?"
Klaus: "They don't need. They can teleport or turn into birds."
Stefan: (looks at the distance they need to cover in order to get to the other side) "This gap is easily half a mile. We can't jump, we can't drop a tree and pass over it."
Meredith: "I can fly us to the other side. One person at a time."
Stefan: "No, it'd take too much time."
Nathan: "We could get caught, exposure risk is too high. We can't afford that after we've come this far."
Meredith: "Alright, I get it!"
Elena: "So what, we're stuck here?"
Bonnie: (while looking down the canyon) "No."
Soldier 1: "With all due respect, I don't see how."
Bonnie: "I'm gonna jump down."
Elena: (immediately) "Jump down? No!"
Bonnie: "You were right, Elena. We're stuck here. So someone has to do something about it, and that someone is me!"
Elena: "What could you possibly do?"
Bonnie: "I'm gonna try to find something big enough we can get on, so that I can get us all to the other side at once."
Elena: "Well then we'll find something here!"
Bonnie: "Elena, look around. There is nothing here."
Elena: "Bonnie, look at this pit! We cannot even see the bottom and you're gonna jump in there? You'll die!"
Bonnie: "But I'm a ghost, I'll come back."
Tatia: "Even if you're right, even if you find something, and even if you can raise it this high, you can't carry us all at once."
Bonnie: (looks at Tatia) "I know. That's why I'm gonna need help."
Tatia: "Like when we channeled to each other in Shi no Shi?" (Bonnie nods) "But in order to do that shouldn't we get a hold of each other or something?" (Bonnie doesn't move, but her eyes are enough to confirm her) "I'm not jumping there!"
Bonnie: "I'm not asking you to. But I'm gonna need your talisman."
Tatia slowly looks at her necklace.
Tatia: "I can't give it to you."
Bonnie: "Why not?"
Tatia: "This things is what gives me magic. Without it I'm lost! If anything happens to it.."
Bonnie: (interrupts) "It won't."
Tatia: "You can't know that!"
Bonnie: "I promise you, I will protect it with my life!"
Tatia looks at everyone. They are listening silently, waiting for the whole thing to be resolved.
Tatia: "Esther said I shouldn't exhaust this. Because once it runs out of power, it's gone for good. Even if you are able to protect it, if you use too much of it.."
Bonnie: "I won't. I won't channel to it unless I have to. But if I have to, I need something I can use before it's too late."
Tatia looks convinced, but she is clearly hesitating big time.
Elena: "What if you can't find something?"
Bonnie: "Then I'll break my physical foothold and push myself here. But there has to be something down there."
A tense silence takes place and continues for a while. Then Tatia slowly gets her hands to her neck, and slowly takes off her necklace.
Tatia: (before giving it to Bonnie) "I never took this off or a thousand years. Take good care of it."
Bonnie nods, and Tatia gives the necklace to her. Then Bonnie looks at others.
Elena: "Be careful!"
They smile to each other. Then Bonnie runs to the edge and leaves herself to the endless pit. Others run too, and look behind her until she disappears due to the distance.
Katherine: "Samara, what're you waiting for, use your dark magic!"
Tyler: "Samara we're not doing good, please think about this!"
Samara: "I SAID NO!"
Then uses magic to push several kitsunes.
June: "Katherine, behind you!"
Katherine turns back and rips the heart of the closest kitsune, and fist fights the other one until Tyler comes and breaks his neck. But as he left the window unprotected, kitsunes run inside. Chris force pushes the wooden floor and breaks it, making the kitsunes fall to the basement. Then realizes his mistake, but June comes to the hole and raises her barriers to prevent them from passing, despite knowing she can't do it for long. Meanwhile Chris is surrounded by a couple of kitsunes. Caroline comes to his rescue and kicks some of them away while Chris hits one with his head and fist fights the other one.
Caroline: (angrily) "Samara, we're all gonna die, use your dark magic!"
Samara: "Dark magic is what got my sister killed! Even if it means we all die here, I'm never tapping into that power! So fight back to them! NOT ME!!"
Chris: "She's right guys, we have to deal with them!"
Caroline: "But we can't!"
Suddenly the kitsunes at the basement realize June above them, and push her up with their magic. She hits the ceiling and falls down, but Caroline rushes and holds her before she hits the ground. But in doing so, she lowered her defenses, and finds herself surrounded. Distracted by what happened, Tyler and Samara loose their focus too, and kitsunes rush inside. They smack Chris down, and strangle Katherine. That is when something totally unexpected happens. A ghostly winds starts blowing, and strange noises are heard outside the house, getting closer really fast.
Suddenly Samara feels an incredible power outburst, and screams with pain. Candles around the house burn out with a freakishly long fire, and everyone, including kitsunes, is startled by these. Then suddenly an incredibly strong power blast throws all of the kitsunes out of the house, leaving no one but gang inside. Then something invisible drags them away, making the house and a small circle around it a safe zone. One of the kitsunes try passing through, but is stopped by an invisible wall. They all look at each other with confusion.
The gang inside the house gets up and they look at each other. Clearly they are equally confused.
Katherine: "What the hell was that?"
June: "I have no idea!"
Chris: "It felt like an act of god! Seriously, what was that?"
Samara: "It was me." (they all look at her) "I don't know what happened. But my power is.. I don't know."
Caroline's looks change, as she apparently understood.
Caroline: "Hundred dead witches! It's them!"
Samara: (looks at Caroline with confusion) "But why? They said they'd never trust a Bennett witch with that power again!"
Caroline: "But you just proved yourself. You just showed them that even in the darkest moment, you would remain pure. Witches must have appreciated that."
Samara sees her point, then realizes that she is indeed right. As everyone gets happy due to this, Samara laughs briefly.
Chris: "What a second. Are you saying that now, my girlfriend is as strong as hundred witches?"
Caroline: (happily) "Well, it's technically a hundred and one, because a hundred witches and her power makes hundred and one.."
Chris: (cannot help laughing) "That is so cool!"
They all smile and look at each other happily, as these turn of events totally cheered them up.
Elena: (looks at the edge) "How long has passed since she jumped?"
Damon: (looks randomly) "An hour or two."
Stefan sighs uncomfortably.
Tatia: "What is taking so long?"
Klaus, knowing that what's troubling her is something else, goes near her. Tatia looks at him, and leans to him.
Tatia: (slowly looks at him) "Is there any chance I can convince you to stay with here with me?"
Klaus: (looks at her) "I don't belong here, Tatia."
Tatia: "You belong where home is. And you can have that here. You and I can build a home, and live happily ever after. I can keep you safe, no one would bother us. I can make you so happy that you wouldn't miss your earth for one second! We can make it work, Nik! I know it!" (but Klaus looks at her tearfully. Tatia understands) "But that's not what you want, is it?" (Klaus doesn't know what to say) "Just hold me." (then they hug each other)
Stefan looks at Elena.
Stefan: (jokingly) "Some birthday, huh."
Elena: (smiles) "You know it's never fun if Caroline didn't plan it. Somehow she always makes it work and you end up having fun. Without her it's never same."
Stefan: "I bet she prepared something already. They're just waiting for us with funny hats and gifts and a cake with nineteen candles."
Elena: (smiles, as she can totally picture it) "God bless her. She never gives up on believing that things will turn out good."
Damon: "All we need to do is get to the Guardian's Gate and go home so that you can blow up the candles."
Elena smiles barely, while believing it and remaining determined, but somewhat unsure. She looks at the edge again, clearly worried about Bonnie.
While sitting together with Meredith, Nathan looks weirdly, and finds himself compelled to look down. He gets up and walks to the edge. Meredith curiously asks what happened. Nathan doesn't reply, and continues walking. Then arrives to the edge, and as soon as he looks down, he freaks out.
Nathan: "Uuh.. Guuys!?"
They all rush to the edge upon this and look down. They are equally shocked.
Soldier 1: "My god!"
Stefan: "Oh my god!"
Others don't speak, but they clearly can't believe their eyes.
They all see that Bonnie is raising the bridge, which is so big that she looks ridiculously small at the middle of it. The bridge keeps rising, and in short time it comes to the same level with them. Tatia looks and sees Bonnie at the middle, trying to keep the bridge steady and both sides up, so that everyone can pass.
Hope: (still in shock) "She is strong!"
Bonnie: (looks at them and yells) "Come on!"
Elena: (looks at others happily) "Let's go!"
No one is completely out of the shock, but one by one they jump on the bridge, and they start walking to the other side. The bridge is so long that it takes a long while until they reach to Bonnie, who is still standing at the middle. They smile to Bonnie while passing, indicating appreciation and respect. And they continue walking, as Bonnie remains at the middle.
Suddenly the guardian that they couldn't kill (the bullet hole close to his chest indicates it's the same one) comes back after not finding Misao, and is shocked to see the bridge is up. He looks and sees Bonnie at the middle, and starts running to her while teleporting at the same time, which increases his strength. Bonnie realizes the guardian, and yells others to run. They all do so upon seeing the guardian. Bonnie suddenly uses magic to push the guardian, but loses focus on the bridge for a moment and it shakes terribly. Everyone had gotten to the other side until then, but Nathan was a little late and he loses his balance with the shaking bridge. He falls, but manages to grab the side and doesn't fall to the endless pit. Meredith yells his name, and runs to him.
Meanwhile the guardian teleports himself behind Bonnie and hits her, which makes her lose all of her focus on the bridge, and the bridge starts falling. However Klaus rushes and catches one of the ropes of the bridge, and despite the incredible weight, he manages to hold it. The bridge keeps falling, until it becomes completely vertical and hits the rocky side of the canyon. Bonnie manages not to fall by grabbing the side ropes, but with the impact of the crash, she drops Tatia's necklace. Luckily she can put enough focus quickly and uses her powers to pull it back to her.
Meanwhile the guardian had teleported to the other side, and the others are having an incredibly hard time fighting back to it. Nathan tries to guide them as best as he can, but he is hanging at a very blind spot and even his best isn't helping much. Tatia tries to use magic, but feels desperate upon realizing she can't. Then the guardian comes and takes her down with a powerful punch. Elena tries to attack him, but he teleports her near the rocky side and hits her to the rock so hard that she falls unconscious. Later the guardian intends to hit Klaus and make him drop the bridge, but Nathan foresees this and yells Meredith to protect Klaus. She force pushes him in the nick of time, but the guardian teleports behind her and drops her while him being at the top. Then he starts punching her. Damon and Stefan come to her rescue, but the guardian kicks Stefan to the rocky side and teleports Damon above the canyon. Meredith uses her wings of protection in an effort to stop his fall by creating an invisible ground under him, and luckily it works. Meanwhile Tatia's soldiers do their best to hold the guardian, and surprisingly enough, they can manage it, mostly because they are well organized and coordinated. Realizing this, Stefan grabs a knife and attacks the guardian again, but the guardian dodges his attack and Stefan crashes him with his vampire speed. Right after the crash, the guardian teleports near the soldiers and hits them, making both of them fall into the endless canyon.
The guardian then sees that Meredith is still holding Damon, and tries to hit her. Hope comes to her rescue in the nick of time and hits the guardian, but it's very ineffective. The guardian then hits her and she falls on Klaus, which makes the rope in his hand slide a little. But he can manage to hold strongly again in the nick of time before the rope ends and the bridge falls. Still, the slight fall freaked both Nathan and Bonnie.
Damon stands up, but he can't restore his balance because he sees there is nothing under him that he steps on. Then looks at Meredith, and that is when he sees that the guardian has taken down others and now is going to Meredith. Without looking down, he uses vampire speed and comes near them, then jumps to the guardian. But the guardian sees him and teleports himself to some place else. But to his surprise Elena comes running out of nowhere, and stabs the knife Stefan dropped to the guardian's heart. Guardian yells with pain, and Elena drags him to the edge. Suddenly the guardian turns into dust. Elena, who gave her weight to the guardian, finds herself about to fall. But after a brief struggle, she can restore her balance and turns to others, relieved that it's over. But suddenly the edge she is standing on breaks, and she falls down to the endless canyon. Stefan and Damon yell her name and run, but they aren't fast enough. As Elena falls screaming, Nathan yells Meredith to jump after her, which she does so. Bonnie freaks upon seeing Elena falling, but is kind of relieved when she sees Meredith. It takes a while until Meredith can reach her. They grab each other's hands, and Elena hugs Meredith. Then Meredith calls her wings, and they fly back up, near others.
Meredith lands near others and leaves Elena safely. Elena looks at her thankfully.
Elena: "Thank you!"
Meredith: "You're welcome."
Nathan climbs as high as he can, and Damon helps him come up. Only Bonnie is left, and she too comes up quickly. Damon lays again, and reaches to Bonnie.
Damon: "Bonnie come on, grab my hand!"
Bonnie looks at Damon for a while. But instead of grabbing his hand, she grabs Klaus' arm, indicating her mistrust to Damon. Upon Bonnie being in the clear, Klaus leaves the bridge, and lifts Bonnie.
Klaus: "You're welcome."
Damon looks at Bonnie, unable to believe that she trusted Klaus of all people over him.
Meredith: (to everyone) "I can't believe we all made it!"
Tatia: (while getting up) "Not all." (meaning her soldiers)
Upon this they get remain silent, as they understand her pain.
Bonnie: (goes near Tatia and hands over the necklace) "This belongs to you."
Tatia: (takes it slowly) "I wish I had this before."
Bonnie: "I'm sorry."
Damon: (while looking up) "So I guess the hard part is over."
Tatia: (looks up at the Guardian's Gate) "Actually this was the easy part."
Damon: (scoffs) "And the hard part is climbing up there?"
Tatia: (looks at him weirdly) "That's the easiest part." (then looks up again) "I've heard some things. Things probably you should know."
They curiously look at her.
Elena: "Before we get there or after?"
Tatia: "I'll tell you on the way. Let's go."
So they start climbing up.
Samara: "They're working on the spell."
Samara: "It's getting thinner. 100 dead witches is powerful, but they're going to find a way through."
Tyler: "Any idea when that might be?"
Samara: "Eventually. For now we're good, but this will not last long."
Katherine: "Then we have to find help."
June: "But how? There is no one who can help us!"
Chris: (after a brief silence) "I know someone. I don't know if it will work, but I guess I have to try."
Chris: "An old friend." (June understands who she means, and Chris understands that June understood. They look at each other while clearly thinking this is not a good idea but they have no other choice) "Does anyone have a phone?"
Caroline: "My battery is dead."
Katherine: "Here, use mine."
Chris takes the phone and looks at everyone. Then enters a number and calls it.
The phone starts ringing, and a little girl replies it.
Chris: "Andy hey! It's me, Chris!"
Andy: "Chris, hey!"
Chris: "Is mommy there, I kinda need to talk to her."
Andy: "Yes, here."
Indistinct chatters are heard through the phone, then someone grabs the phone.
Mom: (happily) "Chris?"
Chris: (happily) "Hi, Brigitte."
Brigitte: "Long time no see. Or hear, in this case."
Chris: "I know, I'm sorry."
Brigitte: "So, how are you doing?"
Chris: "Honestly, not good."
Chris: "Actually that's why I called you. I need your help."
Brigitte: (upon this her looks change, and goes into the kitchen where her daughter can't hear her) "Chris, you know why I left Mystic Falls."
Chris: "I know, and I'm sorry to ask you this, but there is no one I can turn to." (a brief silence) "Gary's dead."
Brigitte: (shocked) "What?"
Chris: "Ashley too. Arnold, Natalie, Stephan. They're all gone. It's just down to me and Meredith, and I'm about to lose her too. Please, I'm desperate."
Brigitte gets tearful, and looks incredibly upset. Then slowly looks at her daughter, who is playing with her toys, unaware of the conversation.
Brigitte: (gets back to the kitchen) "What do you need me to do?"
Chris walks inside and gives the phone back to Katherine.
Chris: "She agreed to help."
Caroline: "Well that's great!"
Tyler: "So I guess one of us must go and supply blood."
Caroline: "Alright I'll go. Tyler has wolf, and Katherine has muscle. You'll be needed here."
Katherine: "Actually Samara's protection spell is working fine right now, but we need the help as quickly as possible."
Caroline: "Your point being?"
Katherine: "I'm faster, young blood! I'll bring the help faster."
Caroline: "So you think I'm gonna allow you walk away from here? I know you, you'll never come back."
Katherine: "Actually you know me wrong."
Tyler: "Oh boy!"
Tyler: "These two started again."
June: "Caroline, how many times Katherine had the chance to run but she didn't? She is in this as much as we are!"
Caroline: "She didn't run, because we weren't hopeless. Look out there! She goes, she never even goes to meet Brigitte, and we all die here!"
Katherine: "What makes you think you're such an expert on me?"
Caroline: "The fact that I know what kind of a manipulative and selfish bitch you are."
Tyler: "Caroline you're not making sense!"
Caroline: "She killed me so that I can spy on my friends, she ruined Elena's relationship just because she was jealous, she compelled Matt and Sarah to trigger your wolf side, she ruined your uncles's life, she brought Klaus in our lives! She is a walking disaster, she brings nothing but harm!"
Samara: "The girl you're talking about sounds nothing like the girl I've spent my last three months with!"
Caroline: "It's because she was putting on a good face, girl!" (to Tyler) "But you know that on her first day here she tried to kill Jeremy!"
Tyler: "She's changed since then!"
Caroline: "Why would she ever change, Tyler? After 500 years of being evil, how can anyone change in three months? Do you think her love for you redeemed her? Are you that naive?"
Tyler: "I never said that!"
Caroline: "You let her go, we're as good as dead!"
Katherine: "Did you ever think, Caroline, maybe I killed you because you deserved to die?"
The discussion continues indistinctly.
Damon: "So this is the device?"
They go near it.
Nathan: "I don't see any switch on it."
Tatia: "My knowledge about this is very little. But I know the only way to activate it is to charge it." (shows the little iron pillars at her side of the cube) "Once these pillars are charged with enough energy, they will create laser beams, and when they meet here, it will create your portal."
Hope: "I thought only a kitsune can activate this."
Tatia: "I said energy. Not magic."
Bonnie: "So you and I should be able to do it."
Tatia: (nods) "Let's do it."
They hold each other's hands, but before they start the magic, Elena comes and hold their hands. Both are surprised with this.
Bonnie: "What're you doing?"
Elena: "I don't know how much power you'll need, so you could channel to me if you need to. You can't draw power from ghosts, so you need flesh."
Upon this Nathan and Hope look at each other, then they go and hold Bonnie and Tatia's hands too.
Nathan: "That's all we got."
Hope: "We'll make it or we'll die." (smiles) "Let's do this."
Bonnie and Tatia smile to each other, then together they start the spell. At first everything seems okay, but as the spell continues, humans and witches feel like they are getting drained of power. But it works, and the pillars start charging. Then in short while, all four pillars are charged enough, and just as Tatia said, the laser beams meet at the center and create a big vertical yellow portal. They let each other go and cheer happily.
Hope: "Oh my god, I can't believe it!"
Meredith comes near Nathan and they look at each other with in euphoria.
Nathan: "We're going to earth!"
Damon: (looks at Elena) "You first!"
Elena smiles happily and nods, then walks near the portal while Stefan watches her happily.
Tatia: (can't help feeling their happiness) "Now tell the portal where you wanna go. Otherwise you may end up in a random point in your universe. Chances it to be Earth, slim."
Elena looks at Tatia, then turns to Damon, who nods to her. Upon this she looks at the portal.
Elena: "Okay, I never gave an address to a portal before, so.. The Milky Way Galaxy, Solar System, The Earth, United States, Virginia, Mystic Falls. Somewhere remote, where the portal won't be seen by people."
Then looks at Damon, who nods, meaning it'll work. Indeed the portal starts changing, apparently preparing itself an opening at the other side.
Deep inside the forest in Mystic Falls, the ground breaks like a fault line, and as a result a powerful earthquake happens. A couple of trees fall into the gap that opens, then in short while a crater like thing occurs and inside it a yellow portal appears.
Samara and others feel the earthquake too, and they look at each other.
Tyler: "What the hell was that?"
June: "I'm feeling an incredible power rising!"
Chris: "Kitsune power?"
June looks at him freaked out. She doesn't nod or anything, but the way she looks practically confirms him.
Tyler: "The last time an earthquake like this happened.."
Katherine: (interrupts) "Kitsune came to us with a great force."
Chris: "This one was even more powerful! Whatever they are mustering they're gonna crush us like bugs!"
Katherine: "I'll be gone now."
Caroline: "Oh no, you're not!"
Samara: "Enough!" (turns to Katherine) "We lost enough time. Katherine, go make it up with your speed!"
Katherine nods and disappears quickly.
Caroline: "No!" (furiously) "What have you done! She'll never come back! You just signed our death warrants!"
Samara: "Caroline, I don't know what's gotten into you, but if you don't shut up, so help me god, I will kill you!"
Caroline: (comes close to her) "Say that without your hundred dead witches!"
Both look at each other furiously. Meanwhile in the Dark Dimension, Damon and Stefan come near Elena.
Damon: "It's time now."
Elena looks at them happily, then goes near the portal and tries to pass through. But she weirdly realizes she can't. She forces a couple of times, and pushes. But it won't work.
Stefan: "What's happening?"
Elena: "I don't know, I can't pass!"
Damon: "What do you mean you can't pass?"
Elena: "I don't know!"
Damon puts his hand in the portal, and realizes he has no trouble.
Damon: (confused) "I can pass."
Suddenly Hope's looks change, and she looks incredibly demoralized.
Hope: "I know what this is all about."
Hope: "Damon can pass because he is a ghost. His body is on Earth, he has a connection. He belongs there. Elena can't, because she doesn't. She belongs here."
Damon: "What you mean she belongs here? Her spirit came here from Earth, she belongs there!"
Hope: "Her spirit maybe. But her body was made in here. She was created in the Dark Dimension, and she belongs here. The only way she can pass through the portal is if she has clearance.. from a kitsune!"
Upon this everyone else is demoralized.
Nathan: "And the same goes for all of us." (sighs) "And here I was so excited to go to Earth."
Meredith: (sadly) "Nathan!"
Nathan: "I should've known. Everything was just too good to be true."
Elena calls Stefan, Damon and Bonnie near her.
Elena: "So this the end for me."
Damon: "No. I refuse to have come this far for nothing."
Elena: "But you did. You brought me this far. And for the rest of my life, I will always know that you could take me to Earth on my birthday, and that's the most beautiful thing you could ever do."
Damon: "But it's not enough!"
Elena looks down, and a few tears drop to the floor. Then looks at them again.
Elena: "You have to take care of June. You are all she has left, and her future now depends on you."
Bonnie: (sadly) "Elena!"
Elena: "Please! I need your word." (looks at them) "You have to say her goodbye for me."
Suddenly Stefan's looks change.
Stefan: "No one's gonna say goodbye!"
Elena: "Please Stefan, don't make this any harder."
Stefan: "No no, I mean it. There is a way."
Hope: (overhears) "What?"
Stefan: "We have a kitsune!"
Damon: "What're you talking about?"
Stefan: "Remember how we got here in the first place. June has kitsune power! She has an imprint of Misao's magic!"
Elena: (gets excited) "Oh my god!"
Bonnie: "Of course, why didn't I think of this before?"
Nathan: "Does this mean it's not over?"
Stefan: "It's not over!"
Meredith and Nathan look at each other happily.
Damon: (happily) "Stefan, this is one of the times that I'm really proud that you're my brother!" (looks at Bonnie) "Come on, let's go."
Bonnie: "Why me?"
Damon: "Because if I have to come back you're only one who can make June make that happen. Besides her imprint may not be enough to give clearance we need."
Elena: (smiles) "Go!"
Bonnie: (looks at Tatia) "I cast a protection spell as soon as we entered. No one can get out, no one can get in."
Tatia: "That should work for us. Now go."
Damon grabs Bonnie's hand and goes near the portal.
Damon: (to others) "Sit tight."
Then he and Bonnie jump into the portal.
Klaus: "Here we go."
Stefan: "Now what?"
Meredith: "Now we wait."
Nathan weirdly looks around.
Meredith: (looks at him) "What?"
Nathan: (but he keeps looking around like he can't see or hear her) "Meredith, where are you?"
Meredith: "Are you kidding, I'm right here!"
Elena: "Where's Stefan?"
Stefan quickly looks at her, unable to understand what's going on.
Tatia: (looks around and sees that Stefan, Meredith and Klaus aren't there) "Did Nik pass through the portal?"
Elena: "No, I've been standing here, no one passed!"
Stefan: "Oh my god, they can't see us!"
Klaus: "Well that's a problem!"
Meredith: "I'm gonna give you the Genius of Millennium award for that line!"
Nathan: (suddenly understands) "Oh boy, I know what this is!"
Nathan: "Only ghost ones are not here. Well they are here, but their physical foothold is broken, that's why we can't see or hear them."
Tatia: "But why would that happen, it doesn't make sense!"
Nathan: "Bonnie was the one who gave them physical foothold. With magic. That's what Meredith told me. Considering Bonnie's spells draw their power from Bonnie, with her gone now, all of her spells are broken."
Tatia: (freaked out) "All of her spells?"
Hope understands what she is freaked out about, and looks at the entrance, equally freaked out.
Hope: "That would mean.."
She can't complete her sentence, but everyone understands that along with all other spells, Bonnie's protection spell is gone too.
Stefan: "Oh my god!"
Everyone looks at the entrance, acknowledging that they are standing at a very dangerous place, as everything now depends on Elena, Nathan, Hope, and Tatia.
—TO BE CONTINUED—
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