They were sitting on the same terrace Elena had had ice cream with Damon when Derek grabbed a chair from the table, tableau suivant to theirs and invited himself.
“How are toi guys doing?” he asked looking from Stefan to Elena. He’d never seen the blonde girl before and thus he didn’t pay much attention to her.
“Did Damon send you?” Elena asked short.
“What? No!” Derek a dit desperate. He looked around before he continued. “But it’s because of him I’m here. He’s not doing good, Elena. He’s a total wreck”
“He should’ve thought about that before he attacked the poor girl” Rebekah got in between. Derek looked up and stared at Rebekah.
“Something wrong?” she asked. Derek shook his head. “No, not at all” he rotated his head to Elena. “Elena, can I talk to toi in private? It’s important”
Elena looked at Stefan as if asking for permission.
“Eh, Rebekah, we need to go” Stefan said.
“We do?” Rebekah a dit with a sharp look at Derek.
“Yes, we do” Stefan a dit sharp.
“Okay” Rebekah got up. She grabbed her bourse, sac à main and accepted Stefan’s arm. She turned to Elena. “Elena, sweetie, toi have my number, call me whenever toi need a friend” she a dit sweet.
As soon as they were gone Derek turned to Elena. “You can’t trust that girl” he a dit agitated.
“What are toi talking about? Rebekah’s really nice” Elena a dit annoyed.
“That’s acting. She’s evil” Derek insisted. “She and Katherine are the reason toi and Damon are fighting”
Elena shook her head. “Damon and I are not fighting. We’re just over”
“No! Katherine attacked you! She compelled toi to believe Damon did and Rebekah compelled Damon to believe he did. And she also compelled him to stop drinking blood” Derek said. “You need to convince him to drink blood again. He’ll die if toi don’t”
Elena let out a deep sigh. “That” she said. “is a whole load of crap”
Derek grabbed her shoulders. “You have to believe me! I heard everything that night! I’m not making this up and this is not something Damon came up with either. He reacted the same way toi do”
Elena pushed Derek away and he fell back on his chair. She got up and shot him a dirty look. “Tell Damon that he has to leave me alone and that includes sending his minions after me”