Hearing the knock on the door, Elena opened her eyes immediately getting up and grabbing the door. Seeing Caroline, her chest tightened and she felt her stomach flip. She’d been nervous to see her, and anyone since what’d happened in Mystic. “Hey,” pushing a strand of hair behind her ear and stuffing a hand in the front pocket of her pants, Elena smiled weakly over at the girl. “Come in.” Stepping aside for her friend to come in, Elena stared down at the floor, closing the door behind the other girl. Walking her into the living room, she sat down patting the spot next to her for Caroline to follow her lead. “I know you’re pissed at me right now, Care. But please you have to hear me out. I would have never left you without a reason and I would never miss your wedding without a legitimate reason.” She tapped her fingers against the edge of the couch waiting for a response.
Caroline stepped inside, unsure of what she was supposed to feel right now. She had pushed back any feelings she had in regards to the fiasco with Toby and Klaus because she was tired of stressing over it, she was trying to forget about all the other problems she had to stress about but she couldn’t help but feel slightly hurt that Elena kept leaving her. Following her into the lounge she sat in the spot that Elena patted, waiting for her excuse, hoping that it was something legitimate because she didn’t want to have any reason to grow distant from anyone again. “Which was?” She didn’t sound angry, more genuinely curious as to what had happened.
Elena had more than a lot of people to explain herself to, she’d just been waiting for the right time. She’d been and emotional mess herself, and now that Caroline was ignoring her, she figured she couldn’t wait any longer. After preparing the house to have Caroline over, she quickly gathered the mess of papers around her coffee table. Elena’s nights had lately consisted of sessions by the TV or computer, trying to make sense of the things she’d learned when she got back to Mystic. No one of course, had known the girl had even left in the first place. She wasn’t really sure about what Caroline would think of the whole thing, but one thing was for sure: Elena had a legitimate reason for the whole leaving thing. It was a lot more intense than her usual visits back home, so she wasn’t really up for sharing it with the entire town of Rosewood. She’d spent her deal of time with Jeremy back home just coping and dealing with what’d happened, and a part of her was sure Caroline would understand, but the other wasn’t so sure. Laying on her couch, she waited for Caroline to arrive, closing her eyes to pass time.
Caroline couldn’t help but be upset by the fact that Elena had left, she had gotten over the fact that she’d disappeared for school work it was the on and off since then that had gotten there, she’d needed to have her best friend around and she just hadn’t been there for her. She loved Toby but there were things she couldn’t tell him because he was a part of it, she probably wouldn’t tell Elena either though, seeing as she doubtlessly wouldn’t approve. Telling Toby she’d be back the next day she kissed him before taking her bag and heading over to Elena’s house, which wasn’t far from her own now that she was living with Toby. She turned up at the door and knocked, chewing the inside of her cheek nervously.