- « I'm hungry. I'm going to Mystic Grill. » She said to Stefan, smiling and jumping like a little girl who went to Disneyland. Stefan turned to her then walked away, ignoring Elena.
Shane and Bonnie were in the office. She handed him a paper.
- « Tyler received this. Looks like Egyptian symbols. »
- « Yes, it is. You know who gave it ? »
Bonnie shook her head.
- « I will translate later. »
A man sat, pretending to read the First Folio. Elena sat before him, with a smile.
- « You. Hello. I'm hungry. Do not scream. »
She tried to compel this guy.
- « I also am hungry. That's not why I'm screaming. » He said, closing his book and dropping it on the table, beside of the glass of Black Russian.
- « You're a vampire. »
- « Certainly not »
- « A werewolf, a warlock ? »
- « No. »
Zander jostled Bonnie. Bonnie knocked the herbs. Zander picked it up, intrigued.
- « Professor Shane. He acts with supernatural beings as a pedophile did with children. »
- « What ? »
- « My pack and I took this herb. He said it would be less painful for them. We had killed one hundred and fifty-six people. I do not know what you do, but... »
- « I do not know what you mean. » She said, snatching the bag of herbs of his hands.
- « Brainwashing or hypnosis ? Anyway, I do not care. Do what you want. »
Spencer and two other girls were sitting. Imogen, one of the two daughter read an article in the newspaper, then violently put down.
- « It's impossible we've killed all those people. We had never done that before. »
- « Speak a little louder. »
- « You know where Zander is ? »
- « He depresses, whining. »
He said, sarcastically, sitting near Spencer.
- « And you ? » Spencer asked.
- « You mean when Zander and others beat me to death ? I did not know Zander was that possessive. »
- « This is the effect of the herbs. » She replied.
- « I do not blame him. It was the best night of my life. »
He glanced at Spencer, but she went away.
Elena and Alec were still outside of Mystic Falls, who obviously had a chat in the meantime, Elena was surprised by the revelation that this man she had in front of her revealed.
- « You're my ancestor ? But... »
- « Why not ? »
- « Why now ? »
- « Elijah turned me into vampire. 12th century. Southern Italy. He sends me here to protect you. »
- « Italy ? I've a question. Do you know about the cure ? Since you were in Italy and you were turned by Elijah. »
- « Come tonight at home. I'll give you my address. You will know everything you want. »
He took a piece of tissue in front of him, wrote his address and gave to her. She took it without hesitation, drunk his cocktail, then got and left, smiling.
Spencer knocked on the door. Zander opened it.
- « You okay ? »
- « You should ask to Caleb. » He said, turning.
Spencer entered his apartment.
- « He does not hate you. »
- « I went to see Shane. He told me that these herbs helped to free what we are and just be ourselves. We are werewolves. Our instincts are bestial. That's it. »
- « Zander... »
- « Look, you should go see Caleb. He needs you more than I need you. I just need to be alone. »
Zander was sitting, in the same place as where obviously his pack had read the newspaper a few months earlier, about to write in his notebook. Bonnie joined him.
- « Bloody hand, what is it ? »
- « What are you talking about ? »
- « The night you murdered people. »
- « I slept with two of my pack. My girlfriend has slept with my best friend, Caleb... Whom I've beaten after. As the alpha, the other wolves did the same. »
Spencer and Caleb were in a car, watching Zander coming out of one of the houses.
- « Don't tell me he will to see the family of the victims ? »
- « You're horrible. We just killed hundreds of people because we were under the influence of Shane's grass. »
- « Zander is our alpha. He needs to become heartless. »
- « You do not have activated your wolf side by accident, didn't you ? »
- « I killed my girlfriend when I was in high school. »
- « You raped then killed her ? » She said, disgusted.
- « And you ? »
- « I killed my mother at my birth. »
- « You changed two hundred and sixty times into wolf ? »
- « Yes. I do not understand the werewolves who complain. »
- « So, if a hybrid came and turned you, you would not sired him ? »
- « I would hate him. I want to make little wolves with Zander. Huh, saying like that, it's weird. But Rudy will be child's name. »
- « And the wedding ? »
- « When we have finished our studies. When we have a job and a house. We are werewolves, but we can't live with only fresh water and bread. In your fantasy world, yes. But not in the real world. »
Inside the Mystic Grill, Klaus and Elijah were sitting. Alec went to them.
- « Elijah, Niklaus. It's been a long time. Almost a thousand years. I'm Alec. Tatia's son. Remember ? »
- « Alec... »
- « How are you alive ? » Elijah questioned.
- « I am one of the Five. When a vampire does not kill us, we are immortal until our map is completed or a vampire come and knock the door. » He lied.
- « How can you be a hunter since my brother have already killed the original ones after a century of your birth ? » Elijah answered, visibly annoyed by Alec's lies.
Alec ignored Elijah and looked at Klaus.
- « Ironic the way to invite the vampires. It's like putting a cigarette between lips. Humans want to die. I have an idea. I know you want to cure for the doppelgänger. I'll help you. »
Alec turned and walked away, leaving no time to the Originals to respond.
- « Peasants. » He murmured when he was far enough away from Klaus and Elijah.
- « How he is blond while both of Tatia and Akshay had brown hair ? » Klaus questioned to himself.
Bonnie sat in front of her father, waiting for her.
- « Hey, sweetie ! What are you doing here ? »
- « It's complicated. »
- « You met Zander. »
- « Yes. He helps me about Shane. »
- « What ? »
She looked at her timepiece.
- « Nothing. See you later. »
She got up immediately and left.
Imogen, one of Zander's werewolf, opened the door.
- « Where is Zander ? »
- « And you are ? »
- « Bonnie Bennett. I know Shane. »
- « Zander, there is the junkie witch. » She yelled, turning, for Zander and Spencer fit. « Wait here. »
She left, leaving Bonnie outside, the open door. After waiting a few minutes, Zander and Spencer down the stairs.
- « Too late. Sorry, but we have to go to class, us. »
- « I've been waiting twelve minutes for you. »
- « I still a lesson to have. »
After the lesson class, Bonnie walked, waiting for Zander comes. But, instead, Spencer was the one to come.
- « Hi ! Your name is Bonnie, right ? I could know what Shane did to you ? »
- « I do not really know. Zander said he would help me to remember. »
- « I see. Hmm. Come tonight. »
- « But the full moon... »
- « Do not worry, Zander and I are special werewolves. We would be able to answer your questions. »
Elena and Alec sat, apparently discussing about the cure. Alec looked deceptively interested in this. Someone knocked on the door, one of Alec's servant opened the door. Elijah and Klaus entered. Elena stood up, surprised, but Alec remain seated.
- « Klaus and Elijah, I present Elena. Well, you must know her. Tatia's doppelgänger, John and Isobel's daughter and all. »
- « And him ? »
- « He is a hunter. » Alec said, as if the hunter does not exist.
After a few seconds of silence, Alec glanced at the hunter remained.
- « Leave now. »
The hunter left.
- « No blood tonight. Just a nice dinner cooked by one of the best chefs in the world. I hope you like Russian cuisine. »
Alec invited his guests to the dining room.
After the main dish, Alec finally launched the conversation.
- « I have nothing against vampires, personally. I hate the sea lampreys. This is not a reason for going to hunt them down one by one. »
- « If you tell us why you invited us. » Elijah finally asked.
- « I need the cure. Well, no, I need Silas. »
- « Why ? »
- « You've probably read the letter. »
- « What letter ? » She said, joining the conversation.
- « What do you know about Silas ? »
- « I know Iris, Qetsiyah and he were Roman. Silas was Nero's descendant.
- « Nero ? »
- « The first victim of werewolves. The Original Pack. Nero and Luna were lovers before his cheating with Caecilia. »
- « Silas asked to Malach to give his blood to be immortal for protect Iris and himself from the werewolves. Malach accepts. But Qetsiyah betrayed him and killed Iris. Silas' story is not really interesting. I prefer Akira's. Fratricide, messiah complex, bloody rivalry between two powerful beings, lack of love stories. »
Bonnie entered, Zander was standing. Spencer was waved in Bonnie, smiling. But before Bonnie could greet her turn, she had already entered a room with other werewolves.
- « This is the first time she sees a witch. Sorry. »
- « How do you know I am a witch ? »
- « I knew your grandmother. I was his favorite student. My condolences, by the way. Okay. Well. The herbs Shane gives you is not really toxic. It helps you to be yourself. The things you wanna express yourself. Your deepest instincts. »
Surprised how quickly Zander was shown to change the topic, Bonnie decided to go straight to the point.
- « And the Expression ? »
Noise in the other room sounded.
- « Excuse me. »
He went into the other room, annoyed.
- « Hey. Hush. We discuss about magic crap. »
- « Asshole. » Arwen muttered, after Zander has closed the door. Having heard this, Zander reopened the door.
- « When I tell you to shut up, you shut up. » He said, more aggressively. Arwen looked down.
Klaus, Elijah, Elena and Alec had finished eating dessert, they were all standing, in the living room. A man entered and went right to Alec.
- « I present a hunter. Another. »
Another man came in with the white oak stake Esther had and gave it to Alec, then stood behind Alec.
- « I know you want Elena to be human again, as we want, so I have an idea for us to go faster. »
Two men entered, this time with a coffin. The man behind Alec opened.
- « Rebekah. »
Before Klaus had time to react, Alec closed the coffin.
- « Keeps. Don't cry, Niklaus. That would just be just so embarrassing for all of us. »
Alec gave the white oak stake to the hunter. One of the men opened the coffin.
- « Wait. We still do not know if Klaus is really the originator of the bloodline. » Elena interrupted.
- « I'll be back. I have to call someone. Do nothing. Watch them. »
The two men follow Alec, leaving the hunter and Elena alone with the Originals.
Alec went into the living room.
- « Klaus is the true originator of the bloodline. Ki... » He stopped.
The hunter was dead, as the coffin disappears with Klaus and Elijah. Strangely, Elena was still alive.
- « They are gone. And they killed your hunter. Bravo. »
- « I knew they would do something like that. » He confessed.
- « The hunter is still dead. »
- « I have four others. »
Alec left the room to go down. Elena is placed before the body of the hunter.
- « Rest in peace, poor hunter who failed to survive a day in Mystic Falls. »
A touch of irony and sadness mingled in the sentence of Elena, but after a few seconds, she ended up joining Alec.
Elijah and Klaus were in front of the door. A spell of confinement had been done. Unable to leave, they returned to Alec and Elena, who descended the stairs.
- « I think and, yeah, it's very cruel to kill your only sister and all for a stupid cure. I want Kol. We'll sacrifice him instead. »
- « I won't sell any of my siblings to you and the cure. » Klaus replied.
- « You love Rebekah too much so you'd be willing to accept to abandon your hybrids and see Mikael for a half-century. Again. »
- « Let's make a deal if you want. I won't sacrifice your siblings if you give me twelve billion dollars now. Do you have twelve billion dollars in your pocket ? »
- « Sacrifice Rebekah. Kol, Rebekah... Who cares ? They are both annoying. » Elena intervenes.
Alec pretended to think.
Zander was sitting, feet on the desk. Bonnie was standing.
- « Expression is a energy from entites from another world. »
- « Entities from another world ? What world ? The Other Side ? »
- « It's not really important. »
- « We have a problem. » Imogen said, entering the room where.
Bonnie and Zander. Bonnie looked at her, but Zander still looked Bonnie.
- « Come back when that interest me. » He replied.
She looked up, then left.
A minute later, it was Spencer who entered.
- « We have a problem. »
Zander frowned, stand up and went to the next room. Bonnie follows.
- « The lion will kill the immortal of the forest. » Zander read what there'd written on the wall.
Back at the Stefan and Damon's mansion, Elena drank a glass of Black Russian.
- « Why did he want the cure ? » Damon questioned, aggressively.
- « He didn't. He said he wants Silas to release someone. »
- « Someone ? »
- « I do not know. He left, laughing, when I asked who. I invited him to come here. »
- « I don't trust this guy and you shouldn't. » he said, snatching her drink.
Elena, annoyed, turned to Damon.
- « At the latest news, Alec hasn't raped or attempted to kill my best friends. He didn't treated me like a kid. He respects my decisions and my friends. »
She took the glass.
- « My house, my rules. »
- « I s... »
- « The sire bond is broken, Damon. You do not have to order me what to do. Alec and I are the ones who decide now. »
- « What have you decided with Alec ? »
- « We made a deal with Klaus and Elijah. A hunter will sacrifice you, Katherine, Tyler's friend and random vampires. »
She left with a smile. Damon stood there.