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11 April 2010 @ 12:45 am
Tip of the Iceberg (One shot)  
Title: Tip of the Iceberg
Fandom: Vampire Diaries
Rating: PG-13, for some language
Characters/Pairing: Damon/Elena
Summary: Missing scene from 1x17 "Let the Right One In."
Disclaimer: They're not my toys. I'm just borrowing them!
Author's note: This is my first fic for the Vampire Diaries, so I'm a little nervous about it. It's also my first story in a while, so I might be a tad rusty. Let me know what you think! Enjoy!


Damon watched Alaric leave the Grille out of the corner of his eye. He hadn’t been at all surprised at the teacher’s punch a few seconds earlier. He could understand Alaric’s fury to a degree. The guy’s wife, the supposed love of his life, had left him for a life of immortality that she did not want him to share. Even worse, Isobel had let her husband believe that she was dead. Yeah, Damon knew all too well what that felt like.

Damon shook his head and nodded to the bartender for another. After downing the shot, he threw a couple of bills on the counter and left. He considered heading back to the house, but he didn’t really fancy seeing Stefan and Elena’s happy couple-dom shoved in his face. Not tonight. So rather than go home, he walked. The quiet, sleepy town of Mystic Falls wasn’t all that different from the Mystic Falls he had grown up in over 140 years before. Sure, there were cars now. And electricity. And all the houses had working plumbing. But the character remained. No matter how far Damon traveled – and he’d been nearly everywhere – Mystic Falls was still home. He’d never admit it, of course. That didn’t make it any less true.

It wasn’t a long walk. Mystic Falls wasn’t that big. But when Damon looked at where his feet had taken him, he wasn’t all that surprised. Elena’s house.  His mind had the annoying habit of bring up the beautiful brunette when he least wanted it to. The girl who looked so much Katherine, but was so completely different from the woman he’d known. Where Katherine was cruel, Elena was kind to a fault. Where Katherine was selfish, Elena was loyal. It was unnerving. But for all that, Damon never saw Katherine when he looked at Elena. She was very much her own person.

A car door slammed from behind him. Damon didn’t need to turn around to know it was Elena. He smiled to himself.

“Are you stalking me now, Damon?” Elena asked tiredly.

“Believe me, Elena, if I was stalking you, you wouldn’t have the faintest idea that I was,” Damon replied. Then he saw the look on her face. She looked sad, exhausted and guilty all at the same time. “What’s wrong?” he asked, before he could stop himself.

Elena sighed. “Do we have to do this now, Damon? I really tired. I’d like to get some sleep sometime this month. Why do you even care anyway?”

“I don’t,” he said hurriedly. “But if you’re having a lover’s spat with Stefan, some warning would be nice. That way I can avoid the Brood Master.”

Elena quirked her lips up at that. “I’m not fighting with Stefan. We’re fine.”

“Elena, that sentence is practically begging for a but. So spill. What’s going on in that pretty little head of yours?”

Elena sighed. “You’re going to find out sooner or later anyway, I guess. Let’s go inside.”

Intrigued now, Damon followed Elena into the house. He plopped down into one of the living room chairs liked he owned the place and waited. Elena took a place opposite him on the couch, ditching her jacket as she did so.

Elena took a deep breath and said, “They found Vicki. Or rather, Caroline found Vicki. The storm apparently washed up her grave.”

“OK, so what does that have to do with the mopey face?” Damon asked.

Elena’s eyes flashed cold fury at him. “Are you serious? Have you really forgotten that quickly? You turned her out of boredom, remember? Then she attacked me at Halloween? Stefan staked her, Damon! And you! You were supposed to bury her!”

“I did!” Damon said indignantly.

“Obviously, you didn’t do a very good job!”

Damon thought back to that night. He had driven out to one of Mystic Falls back roads and haphazardly disposed of the body. Was the grave he’d dug really that shallow? Why hadn’t he burned it? He looked back at Elena. The only thing he could recall with absolute certainty was how Elena’s blood had smelled. He remembered ordering her away before the temptation to taste her grew too strong for him to control. He opened up his mouth to defend himself when his eyes fell to Elena’s wrist. It was heavily bandaged, but Damon could smell the fresh wound.

“What happened to you?” he asked, nodding at the bandage.

“Nothing. And don’t change the subject,” Elena snapped.

“Elena, the last time I saw you, you were half carrying Stefan back to the car. You did not have that,” he said, taking her wrist into his hands.

Elena tried to snatch her wrist away, but Damon was too strong for her. He sniffed at the bandage and smelled Stefan. Suppressing the wave of jealousy he felt, Damon looked into Elena’s eyes and said, “I’m only going to ask this once. What. Did. He. Do.”

For the first time, Elena’s confidence wavered. There was genuine fear in her eyes. “He didn’t take it, Damon. I…I offered. Damon, he was dying. Frederick was there, and…and I had to do something. I couldn’t just let him die.” She paused, took a breath. “So I made him drink. And it hurt. A lot. And then Stefan was staking Frederick with a branch…”

“And? You can’t tell me that after a century of eating squirrels, Stefan was Mr. Calm, Cool and Collected. What happened?”

“He sort of growled at me. It looked like he was going to attack me for a second. Then he snapped out of it. But he’s fine now, really.” It sound more like Elena was trying to convince herself than Damon.

Damon reached up and cupped her cheek in his palm. “Everything’s going to be fine, Elena. We’ll deal with this, OK? You should get some sleep. You look like hell,” he said with mock sarcasm.

Elena half smiled. That was better. Damon helped her to her feet and then made for the door. “Damon?” Elena called.


“Thanks for helping save Stefan.”

“Hey, he’s my little brother. The only one who gets to torture him is me,” Damon replied with a grin.

Elena smiled back at him. “Good night, Damon.”

“Good night, Elena.” With that, Damon was out the door and heading back to his Mustang. He needed to get back to the house. He and Stefan needed to figure out what they were going to do about Pearl and the rest of the tomb vampires. This Vicki thing just gave their lives a complication that they did not need. When Damon arrived, he saw the downstairs light was still on, so he assumed that’s where Stefan was. He smelled blood the second he entered the house. Human blood. What the hell? As he approached the living room, Damon saw the first blood bag. And then the second. A third rested on the coffee table. Knowing what he would find didn’t make it easier to comprehend. Sitting on the floor, huddled near the fireplace, Stefan clutched the fourth blood bag in his hands. There was blood down his chin and he had a wild, half-crazed look in his eyes.

Oh shit, Damon thought.



Current Location: Casa Salvatore
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Uprising - Muse
Jamiemadjm on April 11th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
Oh, I love this! I wish we had gotten this exact scene in the episode, but I guess that's what fanfic is for. :)

I hope you'll be writing some more TVD fic!
michellemtsu: Damon/Elenamichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I probably will be writing more, especially once school's over in a couple of weeks! Thanks for reading! :)
eccentric addict: damoncommen_sense on April 11th, 2010 07:00 am (UTC)
this was very well written, you had Damon's voice down PERFECTLY.

great job!
michellemtsu: Damon Salvatoremichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was worried that I hadn't gotten Damon quite right. Glad you think I succeeded! :)
monnalisa813monnalisa813 on April 11th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Very nice. I like it.
michellemtsu: Damon Salvatoremichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
panna_niesmiala: de.rainpanna_niesmiala on April 11th, 2010 09:32 am (UTC)
I needed that very much to calm my crazy fangirl in me. That was totally missing in the actual episode. Some other time maybe then.. ;) Thanks for writing it, great one!
michellemtsu: Damon/Elena - I Need You Safemichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this was kinda driven by MY crazy fangirl. ;-) It just demanded to be written! Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading!
hello_sunshinexhello_sunshinex on April 11th, 2010 11:14 am (UTC)
I love this. I wish we had this scene in the ep :)
michellemtsu: Damon/Elenamichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
I wish we had too. That's why they invented fic, I suppose. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading!
eternal_moonieeternal_moonie on April 11th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
AWESOME Story!!!
michellemtsu: Damon Salvatoremichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
Elvirasort_of_lovely on April 11th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
We should have gotten a scene like this. *sigh*
Loved it! :)
michellemtsu: Damon/Elena - I Need You Safemichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, we should have! I think they just ran out of time. :( Curse episodes only being 43 minutes long! Thanks for reading! :)
Nicole: VD Ian puppy lovenicole9514 on April 11th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
awesome, and very realisticly written. thank you for sharing :)
michellemtsu: Ian Somerhaldermichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Welcome! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! :)
take you away from that empty apartment: damonmkcalwell on April 11th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
This is so sweet!
I love the way Damon is all protective over Elena. So real.
michellemtsu: Damon/Elena - I Need You Safemichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot more of protective Damon now that Stefan all blood-crazed. Thanks for reading!
tbt93: Spike facetbt93 on April 11th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
OMG! you did an awesome job on this fic! I think that you should write a lot more. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs!
michellemtsu: Damon Salvatoremichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! As far as writing more, I probably will. Damon is great inspiration! Especially once school's over in a couple of weeks. :) Thanks for reading!
Cori: Damon_Elena4sxymami0909 on April 11th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
I really loved this! I think this was perfect as I felt it was kind of odd how there wasn't a Damon Elena scene after it happened. Thanks for sharing! :-)
michellemtsu: Damon/Elenamichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
I thought it was odd too! So I decided to rectify it. Glad you liked it! :) Thanks for reading!
~ CinJudes ~: vampire diaries - damon - eyes_cinjudes_ on April 11th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
I loved it! Such a great addition to the episode. Damon's POV is clear and much appreciated. I'll admit I haven't read any TVD fiction, but this wets my appetite for much, much more. *hugs*
michellemtsu: Damon Salvatoremichellemtsu on April 11th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
Is that an invitation to write more? LOL Thanks! *hugs*
Miss Stacy: damon/elenaarysani on April 15th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
But for all that, Damon never saw Katherine when he looked at Elena.

Love that line. I get the feeling that he was angry at her at first for daring to look like her, and then, as you point out, they are so clearly different that he couldn't help but want this version of her, one more doppleganger that doesn't really love him. Torturous but true. I'm also thinking he's more mad at himself than anyone else (except maybe Katherine) for being in love with Katherine for so long.

I haven't read much TVD fic yet, but this was lovely :o)
michellemtsu: Damon/Elena - I Need You Safemichellemtsu on April 15th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I agree with your assessment. It'll be interesting to see how their relationship develops over the rest of the season! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
fermat12: VD damon with teddy bear by brulianbabyfermat12 on April 25th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
That totally made me grin. Hope you write more!
michellemtsu: Damon/Elena - I Need You Safemichellemtsu on April 25th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! I daresay I will, just as soon as school's over! :)
Cal Turner Reviews: passion - vampdiariescal_turner on May 15th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
I love this! You captured Damon and Elena's voices perfectly. Thank you! :)
michellemtsu: Damon/Elena - I Need You Safemichellemtsu on May 15th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Welcome! I'm so glad you liked it! :)