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The Racist Treatment of Bonnie Bennett

I contemplated coming up with some cool title with a ring to it, or maybe something veiled that made you scratch your head and wonder, before reading further, BUT… why not just call a spade a spade? - “But, BB8fan, that’s such a BOLD statement to make!” I KNOW. But don’t worry, I have the facts to back it up! 

The definition of the adjective “racist” is showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another. In this article, I will prove that Bonnie Bennett has been CONSTANTLY treated, made, and portrayed to feel as though the predominantly white characters of “The Vampire Diaries” were superior to her. #RacistTreatment

DISCLAIMER: LET THIS POST SPARK EMPATHY AND AWARENESS, NOT ANGER AND HATRED, LEST WE BECOME ADVOCATES OF THE VERY THING WE DESPISE… 

Firstly, when it comes to men: 

Bonnie Bennett has been treated, made, and portrayed to be the least desirable of the three female leads of TVD. While Elena was sought after by the hunky Salvatore brothers… and Caroline by the all powerful, Klaus, All-American, Matt, beefcake wolf, Tyler, Professor Alaric Saltzman, AND STEFAN to boot… BONNIE was sought after by Ben (who only wanted to use her), Luka (who only wanted to USE HER), Jeremy (who was grieving over the ex, he later CHEATED ON HER WITH), and Enzo, who had literally exhausted all other options! 

IT IS DISGRACEFUL! IT IS STOMACH CHURNING DISGUSTING, AND BLATANTLY IN YOUR FACE, WHEN YOU PAUSE TO ACTUALLY LOOK AT IT! THE RACIST TREATMENT… 

Elena was given the show leads, Caroline was given literally EVERY GUY ON THE SHOW, while Bonnie was whiny Jeremy’s third choice (after Vickie and Anna), and irrelevant Enzo’s third choice, for that matter! (Don’t forget CAROLINE and Lily! ;)

WHY have BOTH of her only relevant love interests end up with her BY DEFAULT?! And WHY IN THE WORLD couldn’t Ben or Luka start out using her, and then GROW TO CARE FOR HER?! Why did her stupid STEP BROTHER not even want her?! She had to literally THROW herself at him! WHY DID THE WRITERS TREAT THE BEAUTIFUL BONNIE BENNETT IN SUCH A DEMEANING MANNER??! In my opinion, she’s the most gorgeous of all the females, but NO. TVD made her undesirable. They put her white friends on a pedestal, and portrayed her as the inferior oddball NOBODY wanted and NOBODY CHOSE FIRST. #RacistTreatment  

But in case you need more evidence… 

Secondly, when it comes to empowerment:

Bonnie Bennett has been treated, made, and portrayed to be the most powerless out of the three female leads of TVD. ‘How so? Elena was a weak human for 3 seasons! And Bonnie’s the baddest witch in the land!’ I’m glad you asked… YES Bonnie’s a fierce witch, and yes, Elena was human for 3 seasons. BUT! 

1) Bonnie was possessed, beyond her control. (S1)
2) Bonnie was held back by Stefan, while Damon KILLED HER MOTHER. (S3)
3) Bonnie was CONSISTENTLY FORCED to do magic for Klaus! (S3)
4) Bonnie helplessly witnessed her grandmother being tortured by the spirits, to the point where she lost the ability to do her magic. (S4) 
5) Bonnie had to lay there and watch Jeremy die right in front of her! (S4)
6) Bonnie’s dad was KILLED RIGHT BEFORE HER VERY EYES! (S5)
7) Bonnie lost her magic. (S5)
8) Bonnie became the anchor, and had to undergo enormous magnitudes of pain. (S5)
9) Bonnie was stabbed, chased, and tormented by Kai. (S6) 
10) Bonnie had no magic. (S6)
11) Bonnie was hunted by the armory and had no magic. (S7)
12) Bonnie had NO MAGIC! (S8)

So yes, Bonnie’s an all powerful witch! But HALF THE SERIES she’s spent WITHOUT HER MAGIC! Elena was weak and human, and used for the cure! BUT Bonnie has been used as a magical tool EVERY OTHER EPISODE - and by literally EVERY character on the show! It’s not just Klaus and Katherine who’ve made her feel powerless! BUT Damon, Stefan, Katherine, Klaus, Silas, Enzo, and EVERYONE!!! 

Elena watched Jenna die. But Bonnie watched Jeremy AND her DAD die! She found her Grams dead, and was held back while her Mom was killed! 

This woman has been beaten down in ways that are just deplorable and unheard of! She has been FORCED, she has been ABUSED, she has been TRAUMATIZED in the appalling ways she’s been made to feel and be POWERLESS! More times and with more damaging magnitudes than with any other female lead! Fight me on this! It’s #RacistTreatment

But just in case you still REFUSE to see the light…

Lastly, when it comes to worth: 

This is the most serious and damaging of them all! Fine! Portray your only lead POC character as undesirable! Portray her as powerless! But worthless? This is just unacceptable… But TVD did it! My gosh they DID it with Bonnie Bennett!  

Caroline doesn’t put her life above Elena’s so why should Bonnie? TIME AFTER TIME AGAIN??! And then not only does she do it with Elena, she does it FOR JEREMY TOO!!! She literally GAVE HER LIFE for the two them! For Jeremy to be alive, and for Elena to be “happy,” she GAVE UP HER LIFE, because it is worth THAT little! Or so the show would have Bonnie believe, - AND the other characters, as no one has ever corrected her, - and we, the viewing audience! 

This is unhealthy, abusive, and DAMAGING, this belief system! But it has gone unchecked and uncorrected for YEARS! AND TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY,  the one time people claim their “superior” white faves did sacrifice for Bonnie is complete BS! Talk about #RacistTreatment

The ignorance of the show BLEEDS into the fans/viewers of it, and it is SCARY! To say that Elena or Damon sacrificed ANYTHING in season 6, when Kai linked her life to Bonnie’s, is not only absurd, it’s HORRIFYING! I don’t know if people are losing brain cells watching this terribly written show, but Elena was IN A MAGICAL COMA! That was done! It happened! – NOW. The loophole is that she could wake up, IF BONNIE DIES! So when people say Elena sacrificed, and Damon sacrificed, they’re literally saying “Delena didn’t KILL Bonnie, they’re supposed best friend! What a sacrifice!” 

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They’re literally patting them on the back, for not MURDERING their “friend!” Do you realize how messed up that is?!… But then again, a messed up ship breeds messed up fans! And a messed up show breeds messed up viewers! Bonnie’s life isn’t worth anything! That’s been the running theme of the show! So why wouldn’t viewers pat DE on the back for not killing her?! She isn’t worth crap! 

“Bonnie’s superiors are her white friends, and she needs to be ready and willing to lay down her life for them, at all times!” 

That’s the message of TVD. I am SICK. I am utterly disgusted and SICK! I cannot BELIEVE I wasted SO MANY years of my life on this show, thinking they cared about this beautiful person of color! CONVINCING myself they were saving Bonnie for DAMON, and that was the reason for her lack of love interest! Reasoning they were making Bonnie a stronger, more layered character, by putting her through so much crap! Believing they’d have the right man DECLARE Bonnie’s worth to her, and put a stop to her self harm!

NOOO! 

They’re not saving Bonnie for Damon. Why would they put the “inferior black girl” with one of the most desirable males of the series?! Even though Bamon is canon in the books, they will not even share a KISS! They will be the only important book!ship left COMPLETELY UNEXPLORED (they even did Meredith/Alaric!), when if this were Bonnie Mccullough they’d already be MARRIED! 

You know, back in season 3 of the show, I started to wish for Bonnie’s death. I thought, ‘if her character is going to be used and abused THIS much, she might as well be gone… Kat Graham deserves better, and I deserve better than to be stuck watching this show for her!’ But TVD kept her alive. They kept their token black person to keep their demographic viewers.

And yeah, a couple seasons later things seemed to be getting better… but then season 8 happened. :/ But I guess I should be thankful! My eyes are OPENED because of it. 

Bonnie Bennett is ENDLESSLY treated, made, and portrayed to feel undesirable, powerless, and worthless, next to her white friends. It’s #RacistTreatment and she deserves better. Kat Graham deserves better. And we as VIEWERS deserve better. 

I am SO DONE with this show, and I hope you will be to! Don’t put yourself through the heartache! Don’t put yourself through the twisted brainwash! I wish more than ever now that Bonnie Bennett would die. There’s just no winning. :/ She deserves better than emo Enzo AND self-centered Damon, who doesn’t give a crap about her! So just kill her! The writers have been emotionally stabbing her from the beginning anyways… 

I’m hurt. This hurts me… In a world full of constant injustice for people of color, I thought I was finally witnessing a powerful character… an attractive and beautiful black woman, who would be cared for and loved by others… It turns out she was nothing more than a plot line punching bag, created to make Elena, Caroline, the writers, and the viewers of this show feel better about themselves. :/ The abuse Bonnie Bennett has undergone has abused me worst than I think I’ve ever experienced in life. They have subliminally consistently told me I am less desirable, less powerful, and less worthy. I didn’t realize it before unfortunately, but I realize it now! And I’m DONE listening to the lies!

Well, I hope this article has enlightened you all! Don’t get so happy next time you see a diverse cast! Pay attention to the way the show/movie TREATS their people of color! Don’t be fooled, and left heartbroken and damaged, after believing and putting your faith and support into complete filth… 

Last, but not least, don’t let the ugly behavior of this world turn you into the very thing you despise. Fight hate with LOVE! And remember, we’re all brothers and sisters, whether we like it or not! 

Pray for the writers of TVD. Pray for the actors. Pray for it’s fans. Pray that they see the error of their ways, and learn to love and treat others the way they’d want to be treated… We all make mistakes. We’re all human. “We all have sinned.” Now it’s about moving FORWARD from that, and not repeating the same mistakes! :)

P.S. Go show Kat Graham’s twitter page some love! As hurt as I am by Bonnie’s treatment, she’s probably 10x more hurt! It’s probably why she decided to leave the show! She knew things weren’t going to get any better for her… :/ Anyhow, go show her some love! Thank her for gifting us with the lovely Bonnie Bennett! And compliment her on being the gorgeous and talented PROFESSIONAL she has always been! 

God bless!

Love At First Sight - Part 2 - Kol x Reader

Hi, hello, bonjour :)

Part 2 (part 3 will probably be the last part, I don’t know when I’ll post it)

Please, note that I am French so there might be some mistakes here and there.

Summary: The day after you first kissed Kol, you spent more time with him and get involved in the town drama.

Enjoy :)

Part 1

Originally posted by lifeofvampirediaries

Family Drama.

“Stop it!” you giggled.

You were sitting on the grass with Kol. You were in the park, trying to study for your history test but Kol couldn’t keep his hands off of you. You giggled when he placed his hands on your waist to pull you to him.

“Kol!”

“Oh, come on, love. Half of the things in this book are wrong!” he told you.

“What?” you looked up at him.

“Nothing,” he chuckled and he shook his head before he leaned to kiss you. You placed your right hand on his cheek and you deepened the kiss.

You broke it as you needed to breathe and he started kissing your neck.

“Kol, I really need to study,” you said but you didn’t push him away. You closed your eyes, enjoying the feeling of his hands on you, of his lips on your neck. “Kol.”

He sighed. “You’re no fun,” he said before he kissed your temple and took your history book from you. “What are you studying?”

You spent the afternoon studying and kissing. When night came and it was getting colder, you decided to have dinner at the Grill. There, you saw Klaus drinking at the bar and Alaric and Meredith Fell playing pool. You saw your sister coming in and she walked towards Klaus.

“What’s happening there?” you asked Kol.

He turned to look at his brother and you knew he was listening to what they were saying. Kol chuckled.

“My brother likes your sister but she doesn’t like him back,” he said in a mocking tone. You watched your sister leave the Grill followed by Klaus.

“I’ll be right back,” you said, getting up. He took your hand and stopped you. You leaned to kiss him before you left for the bathroom.

When you stepped out, you met face to face with Stefan.

“Stefan!” you breathed out. “You scared me!”

“I’m sorry (Y/N),” he said and you frowned. Someone was behind you and put a hand on your mouth so you couldn’t scream for help. You saw Kol turning around and see you get dragged outside by Stefan and who you believed was Damon.

Once you were outside, Damon released you. “What the hell are you doing?” you yelled at the vampire.

“We’re sorry, (Y/N), but this is to protect you too,” Stefan said.

“What?” you were confused.

Alaric showed up with a dagger in his hand.

Damon pushed you away from the door when it opened again.

“Kol!” you called when he stepped outside and Alaric instantly stabbed him in the heart. “Kol!” you cried when you saw his skin getting grey. Alaric caught him so he wouldn’t fall. “What are you doing?” you said. You were angry, scared and you were tearing up.

“They’re all linked and their mother is trying to kill them,” Damon said.

Suddenly, you saw Klaus removed the dagger and Kol fell on the ground. He pushed Alaric and Stefan aside and you rushed at Kol’s still unconscious body. You took his face in your hands. “Kol,” you whispered.

“I should have killed you months ago,” you looked up at Klaus who was threatening Damon.

“Do it,” the vampire said. “It’s not gonna stop Esther from killing you.”

You frowned.

“What did you say about my mother?” Klaus asked as he took a few steps towards Damon.

“You didn’t know I was friends with your mummy?” he said. “Yeah, we have a lot in common. She hates you as much as I do.”

You pulled Kol to your chest.

Klaus was about to kill Damon when he was interrupted by Elijah. “Leave it!” he told his brother and you looked up at the Original vampire who was on top of the stairs behind you. Klaus slowly turned around to look up at his brother whose skin was still a little grey. You were worried Kol still hadn’t woke up.

“We still need him, Niklaus,” the older brother said.

“What did mother do?” the hybrid asked but his brother didn’t answer. “What did she do, Elijah?”

He climbed down the stairs and took his phone out. “Tell me where the witches are or I’ll tell my sister to kill Elena right now!” he told Damon.

“You told me we had after nine!” Damon said.

“Well, I’m sure Rebekah will be more than happy to start her work early,” he said.

You felt Kol move and you looked down at the Original vampire who was slowly opening his eyes. You stroke his cheek with your thumbs and he slowly looked up at you.

“(Y/N),” he could only whisper.

“You’re okay,” you told him and you hugged him tighter.

Damon told Elijah what he wanted to know.

“What’s happening?” Kol asked as soon as he was back on his feet. He kept you close and you couldn’t let go of him.

“Mother had linked us all. One of us die, we all die. She is going to kill Finn tonight, we need to stop them,” Elijah explained.

Kol couldn’t believe his mother was trying to kill them. He looked down at you. “You should go home,” he said.

You looked up and frowned. “Be careful,” you told him and he nodded before he kissed you. You kissed him as if it was the first and last time you were going to see him. “Be careful,” you repeated before he left. When you looked up at the stairs you saw Caroline looking down at you. She had a guilty look on her face.

“What did you do?” you asked her, angry.

“I didn’t do anything,” she said.

“You knew what was going on?” you yelled at her.

She looked at you in silence for a minute.

“Elena told me… She wants to kill Klaus,” she said.

“So if Klaus dies it doesn’t matter if all of them die with him?” you yelled. “I thought you liked Klaus!”

“Klaus is the reason I’m a vampire!” she yelled back at you. “He killed Jenna,” she reminded you. “He’s a monster!”

You couldn’t believe what you were hearing. “Klaus likes you,” you told her. “He trusted you.”

She looked at you with the same guilty look she had earlier. You shook your head.

“You and Elena were ready to kill all of them just to get rid of one,” you said. “And you think you’re better than them?” you asked her but walked away before she could answer.

You sat on your bed, staring at the floor, worrying about Kol. About an hour and a half later, someone was knocking on your front door. You rushed to open and smiled when you saw Kol but you quickly lost your smile when you saw his face. He was looking down and he looked sad.

“Oh, Kol…” you said and you hugged him. “I’m sorry.”

He hugged you tight and buried his face in your neck. You took his face in your hands and stroke his cheeks with your thumbs. He leaned to kiss you and you kissed him back. He lifted you off of your feet and closed the front door as he stepped in your house. You wrapped your legs around his waist and in the next second he was laying you on your bed. His lips moved from your lips to your cheek to your neck. You slid your fingers through his hair and you moaned his named when he moved his left hand under your shirt.

The next morning, you woke up in Kol’s arms. You were only wearing his shirt and you knew he was already awake as he was stroking your shoulder with his fingers.

“Good morning,” he said and you could hear his grin in his voice.

“Hi,” you smiled and looked up. You propped yourself on your elbow. “Get that smile off your face,” you told him and he chuckled before he kissed you.

“Aren’t you gonna be late for school?” he asked and you frowned. You quickly looked at your clock and gasped.

“I’m supposed to be in history class right now!” you panicked. You tried to get out of bed but Kol stopped you.

“Relax,” he chuckled.

“No, no, I have a test!” you told him.

“I’ll compel your teacher to give an A, I promise,” he chuckled and then kissed you.

“You can’t compel Alaric!” you told him.

“You mean the guy that stabbed me last night?” he asked and you looked down and nodded. “You’re right, I’ll just kill him instead,” he said and you looked up at him and he saw the shock on your face. He laughed.

“I’m just kidding,” he said before he kissed you. You closed your eyes and relaxed in the kiss. You deepened the kiss and he moved so you had your back on the mattress and he was on top of you. But you broke the kiss.

“I’m missing school,” you said and he grinned.

“So? Let’s stay in bed all day,” he said.

You looked at him and sighed. He chuckled and kissed you as he took your silence for a “yes”. 

  • Meredith: How many drinks of alcohol do you consume a week?
  • Alaric: One.
  • Meredith: That’s it? One drink?
  • Alaric: One shelf.
  • Meredith: Do you exercise?
  • Alaric: Yes, lovemaking and woodworking.
  • Meredith: Do you have any history of mental illness in your family?
  • Alaric: I have an uncle who does yoga.
  • Meredith: Allergies?
  • Alaric: Cowardice and weak-willed men. And hazelnuts.
  • Meredith: Sexual history?
  • Alaric: Epic and private.

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Klaroline - “We had an incredibly unstable love/hate relationship in college that involved a lot of excellent sex and now you’re my coworker and this is incredibly awkward and then oops we fucked in your office” AU THANK YOU LAINNNEEEE

A RIDICULOUSLY wordy thing happened, when all I was trying to write is a blowjob. You’re welcome, Angie. Smut, obviously. Broken up for easier digestion.

Come On, Take Them Off (Part One)

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“…and the rest of your team will trickle in shortly, and they’ll help bring you up to speed. Any questions?”

Caroline opened her mouth, because of course she had questions, but her new boss’ gaze flitted past her, towards the door, and she smiled slightly, “Ah, there’s one of them now. You went to the same college, actually, so perhaps you know…”

“…Klaus Mikaelson,” Caroline finished the sentence, trying for neutrality but failing miserably, if the smirk Klaus shot her as he approached was anything to go by. It had been more than five years since the last time she’d seen him, and she hadn’t thought she ever would again. Caroline had thought she was over whatever weird thing they’d had. She’d thought it was stress and hormones, making her think she’d felt things that she couldn’t have.

But the way her mouth went dry, the way her heart sped up and the confusing ball of emotions Klaus had always inspired reared its ugly head? Didn’t exactly scream indifference to his presence.

Damn it.

Luckily Meredith Fell, who’d hired her, and had been giving Caroline the rundown of her new responsibilities, didn’t know her well enough to sense that anything was off. She merely smiled, and patted Klaus on the arm, “Excellent! Hopefully, you two knowing one another will ease the transition. We’re expecting great things from you, Caroline.”

Caroline smiled, and was about to say thank you, but Klaus interrupted her, making a low, amused noise. “Careful, Meredith. Caroline’s a bit of an overachiever. The first time we worked together was on a project where the rest of our group was less than helpful. She’s a bit scary, at 3AM, high on caffeine with a deadline to meet. I rather feared for my life, at moments.”

It’s a fight, not to let the smile drop off of her face. Klaus’ words seem innocent, even if the look in his eyes is heated and teasing.

Because they’d spent many late nights together. Studying, arguing, racing against the clock. How those nights had ended had evolved, with time. From contentious to cordial to something entirely different. But definitely less then innocent.

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Imagine meeting the Originals-Part 20

Hi, hello, bonjour :)

Part 20

@caughtonwires

Please, note that I am French, so there might be some mistakes here and there.

Enjoy this long chapter ;)

(Takes place in 3x15x16x17x18)

Originally posted by ladies-of-mystic-falls-blog

You had an awful night. You barely slept, too worried about what would happen next. You decided to put your mind somewhere else and to practice your magic. You were getting better at it. You had only practiced the four elements and ice. You had made plants and flowers grow, created them in the palm of your hand.

A little bit passed noon, Rebekah was knocking at your door.

“You’re an idiot, you know that?” she tells you as soon as you open the door.

“Good afternoon to you too, Bekah…”

“Why did you drink the champagne if you knew there was something wrong with it?”

You sigh. “I just wanted to see how far Elena would go to kill Klaus. At least, now I know she doesn’t care about me at all.”

“Well, you can come with me and get back at her for that.”

You frown. “Where are we going?”

“To babysit” she says.

You follow her under the Lockwood property. “You are linked to me and my brothers. If we do not stop my mother before 9 tonight, we will die. We think my mother doesn’t know you’re the one linked to us and not Elijah.”

“Okay…” You might die tonight, drinking that champagne was definitely the worst idea you ever had. “But what are we doing here? Who are we babysitting?”

“Elena”

Your eyes grow big. “What?”

“We keep her here and we kill her if Damon and Stefan don’t stop our mother from performing the ritual tonight.”

You weren’t happy about killing Elena. But she didn’t stop you from drinking yesterday and didn’t mind to let you die if it meant killing Klaus. Still, you hoped you wouldn’t have to watch Rebekah kill her because if she did, that meant you would die too.

Elena was trying to leave the caves but Rebekah stopped her. “Going somewhere?”

“What are you doing here?” she says, looking at Rebekah and at you.

“Not much, unless you try to run, in which case I get to kill you” she says with a smile.

“Y/N, you don’t want to do this”

You frown. “So, it’s okay for you to kill me if it means killing Klaus but it’s not okay for Rebekah to kill you if it means saving ourselves?”

“I’m so sorry, I never wanted to…”

“I don’t believe you, Elena. You want Klaus dead and you don’t care who dies with him.”

“That’s not true. If there were any other way…”

“I can’t keep listening to you, Elena.” you shut her up.

Rebekah takes her cellphone and start filming the Gilbert girl.

“All right, love. Now look into the camera.”

“What are you doing?” she asks.

“Shooting a picture to inspire your boyfriends.”

“I guess you think I have this coming…”

“You do” you cut her off.

“You know, I don’t know what I want more. To find out we’re safe, or to find out it’s all right to kill you.”

“This isn’t my fault. I wanted to get rid of Klaus. And at one point, so did you. I didn’t know your mother was planning on killing all of you.”

“You’re a liar. You knew what she was gonna do when you gave her your blood” you tell her.

“Do you think I wanna spend what could be the last hours of my life with a girl who literally stabbed me in the back? Of course not. But for some reasons, everybody seems to bend over backwards to save your life, which is incredibly annoying, but makes you the perfect hostage. So we’re going to stay here and you’re going to stop talking because it seems like Y/N, who was supposedly your friend, is tired of listening to your whining and I can understand her, considering she might be living her last moments because of you.”

Elena sits on a rock and shuts up.

“It’s so dark in here” Rebekah sighs.

“I can help with that” you say and all the candles, that Alaric and the others had left there when they were taking pictures of the symbols on the walls, lit up.

“You’ve been practicing” Rebekah smiles at you.

“Yes, and if I die tonight, it would all have been for nothing” you sigh.

“How did you do that?” Elena asks.

“She doesn’t know?” Rebekah asks you.

“I never told her, only Bonnie knows that I’m an elemental”

“What’s that?”

“That, is none of your business” you say.

It was night already. Rebekah was telling you about an elemental boyfriend she once had that could manipulate ice. His name was Gray and they dated back in the 16th century.

Suddenly, you screamed in pain it’s like your heart is pierced by a sharp blade. You fall on the ground just before Rebekah does and you see her skin turning grey. You had never felt so much pain before, you felt like dying. Elena passed by you, trying to escape. The pain last a few minutes before it went away. Rebekah started to move a few seconds after you and her skin was turning back to normal.

“Elena’s gone” you say, out of breath because of the pain.

Rebekah left you, using her vampire speed to catch up to Elena.

When you found her she was blocked by an invisible wall and couldn’t reach Elena.

“Sorry, no vampires allowed” she says.

“You think it’s funny?” you ask her, out of breath and still in pain.

“You okay?” the blonde asks you.

You shake your head “My heart… it hurts”

“One of my brother got daggered, because we’re linked you felt it too”

“You think you’re safe because Rebekah can’t come to you?” you ask getting closer to her. There were candles everywhere and you lit them up.

“You’re not going to hurt me” she says.

“You’re so arrogant, Elena. Before I met you, I lived my life without annoying anyone. I didn’t care enough to be angry at anything. When you left me in that house when Rose and Trevor kidnapped us, I wasn’t angry at all but now, I know who you are, the truth is, you’re a terrible and selfish girl and I might not kill you but you’re going to watch me die knowing that it’s all your fault!” you say, bitter.

Not long after you yelled at Elena, Rebekah received a text from Elijah. Damon had turned Bonnie’s mother into a vampire and you were no longer in danger. You left with the blonde and you both went back to your own house. You took a long shower, thinking about your day.

You were about to go to bed when somebody knocked at your front door.

“Elijah” you breathe his name and smiled, happy to see him.

“Y/N.”

“Come in.”

“No, I can’t stay” he says. “I’m leaving town”.

You frown. “What?”

“Today I’ve hurt an innocent girl to save my family… Although I talk about virtue, I am no better than my brothers… I kill and hurt people when it serves me. My mother is right. We are monsters” he says, looking down, ashamed.

“That’s not true” you say, taking one step towards him, putting a hand on his arm.

“It is. You do not know me or my family. You’ve seen what we’re capable of, we are dangerous” he says, taking your hand in his. “You’ve put yourself in great danger for me and my family and for that I am grateful to you. It was an honor meeting you.” He bends his head to kiss your forehead. “Goodbye, I hope to see you again, one day, Y/N” he says and he was gone.

You gasp at his sudden disappearance. You’re stunned by what just happened. Elijah was gone again. Your eyes were tearing up so you shake your head and take a deep breath. You take your phone and call Rebekah.

“Y/N? Is everything okay?”

“Are you leaving too?” you ask.

“You’ve heard from Elijah” she guesses.

“He’s gone” you say, failing to keep a steady voice.

“I know. He’ll be back, don’t worry… To answer your question, no, Niklaus and I are staying here.”

You nod “Okay, good” you sigh.

“Are you gonna be okay?” she asks you.

“Yes, I’m just tired. I’m gonna go to bed, see you tomorrow.”

“Bye”.

You hang up and go to bed.

The following morning you hear from Matt that Bonnie’s mother decided to complete the transition and that Alaric was arrested. This doctor, Meredith Fell, had shot him and claimed he was coming at her with a knife. Okay, you didn’t like her. She was obviously lying, Alaric couldn’t be the serial killer Sheriff Forbes was looking for.

Rebekah was spending the day with Damon and Stefan so you decided to practice your magic. It was getting easier for you to manipulate the elements. But now that Elijah was gone, you had to ask someone else to translate the grimoire if you wanted to ever control light and darkness.

Katherine called. You told her about everything that happened, that Elijah had left town. You told her your magic had improved and that you hoped she was safe and not too bored.

It was late when Rebekah came knocking at your door. She asks about the summer you worked at the archives of the town. She asks if you knew about an archive about the trees of Mystic Falls. You tell her that the Salvatores had those and she sighs.

“Yeah…The Mayor told me that this morning.”

“Why do you ask, anyway?”

She sighs. She looks hesitant, like she doesn’t know if she can trust you.

“I think the tree that can kill my siblings and I grew again and I need to find it and destroy it” she tells you.

“Okay, if you need any help with that, just ask” you tell her.

She smiles at you “I will”. “There’s this…thing, tomorrow, for the new bridge. You wanna come with me?”

“Yeah” you nod and hug her.

She leaves you and you go to bed.

The next day you’re at the event for the new bridge with Rebekah.

“It’s amazing how I can feel it all” you tell her. “The trees, the wind…”

“I’m glad you’re finally embracing who you truly are” Rebekah says, smiling at you.

“How’s Klaus?” you ask her.

“Paranoid about…you know” she says, gesturing to Damon.

“Ah, yes…Did you find anything about that?”

“Unfortunately, no” she sighs.

You keep walking around until Rebekah spotted a woman you’ve never seen before who was talking with Damon.

“Look what the cat dragged in” she says to the redhead stranger.

“Easy there, Rebekah” Damon says “You know, she used to beat men for sport.”

“She always was quite common” your friend says.

“Rebekah.” The woman starts “What a happy surprise.”

“What are you doing here, Sage?”

“Well, I heard Finn was finally freed from that casket you rageaholic brother, Klaus, carted him around in.”

“Finn. You just missed him. He left town and didn’t tell a soul where he was going.”

“He’s probably looking for me”

“I doubt that. Because he didn’t seem to mention you.” You look up with a reprimanding look at her. She could be nicer. “Sorry you came all this way for nothing. Have a nice life. Come Y/N”

You follow her. “You don’t like her?”

She puts a finger on her lips, sushing you. “I’m faking it. I need Damon to believe she will help him kill me, she’s here because Klaus called her”

“Who’s she?”

“Finn turned her. She thinks they’re sharing an eternal love” she says, mocking her.

“Maybe they do…”

She laughs. “So innocent and so naïve…Anyway, I need to find those archives without Damon or Stefan knowing what I’m up too” she sighs.

“This isn’t going to be easy” you tell her.

You both walked to the tables where there were food and drinks.

Damon approaches you. “Anyone ever tell you you’re sexy when you’re bitchy?” he says to the blonde and you roll your eyes.

“We’re talking now, are we? Because you were quite rude the other day. Using me to help you with Stefan and then shooing me away like a stray dog.”

You frown at that, what was she talking about?

“That was brother business. You can’t hold that against me. Besides, I really appreciated your help. Even if I didn’t show it”

“What is he talking about?” you ask but they both ignore you.

“You were mean” she says.

“You like mean”

“No, I don’t”

“No? You didn’t get a thrill back there, pushing Sage down, crushing her dreams of true love?”

“Maybe a little” she admits.

You frown.

“See?” Mean. Can Sage and I interest you in a drink back at the house?”

“Not a chance in hell”

“Well, you know what they say. Two is company. Three is a party”

You didn’t want to hear that. “Okay, I’m going now” you say waving your hands.

“Don’t, he’s leaving” Rebekah takes your arm.

“Feel free to change your mind” Damon says before walking away.

“You slept with Damon?” you say, a little disgusted.

“Yeah…”

“When?”

“The night of the ball…I got rejected by Matt…”

“I’m sorry…”

She shrugs. Your phone rings. It’s Caroline. You sigh.

“What?”

“Hey, it’s me. Look, I know you’re mad at Elena and we’re having a hard time accepting what she did to you but there’s something important you need to know. It’s about Ric.”

Rebekah raises an eyebrow.

Alaric was the serial killer that’s been killing people for a while. Well, not Ric, Ric but dark, evil, Ric. His ring that allows him to come back to life when kill by a supernatural creature had turned him mad. Bonnie says she’s going to try and find a way to help him but she doesn’t know where to start.

You sigh. “Can this town become more dangerous?”

“Oh, you know, it can always get worse, not matter what”

“That’s not reassuring” you tell her.

“I know, sorry”

She sighs. “Anyway, I need to find out about the tree so I guess I’m going to a party tonight.”

You go back home and keep practicing your magic with the crystals. Elijah was right. You were stronger when you were using them.

Late in the night, you receive the visit of Rebekah.

“Hey”

“Found the tree, burned what was rest of it” she says, smiling.

You breathe, relieved “Good” you say. Then, you clear your throat.

“You know I’m still linked to you, right? And when I die, you’ll die too…”

“I know” she nods. “Don’t worry, your friend witch will unlink us soon enough”

You nod. “Anyway, this is from my brother” she says, handing you a roll of paper. “See you later”

You close the door and unroll the paper. It was a drawing of you, dancing with Elijah at the ball. It was signed: You were a vision. Klaus. You smile and think back to that night. You got to your room and framed the drawing before going into bed.

The following morning, Bonnie was knocking at your door.

“I’m so sorry for what Elena did” she starts. “But they’re not gonna stop trying to kill Klaus so I need to unlink you from them.”

“You mean…unlink us all, right?”

She shakes her head no.

“Then, I don’t want you to unlink me.”

“What?”

“You unlink us all or you kill me with them” you tell her.

She looks at you like you’re crazy. “Y/N…”

You don’t budge. She takes a deep breath “Fine” she sighs.

You take her to Klaus’s place. You knew they were back from their trip. They went to bring Finn back to Mystic Falls.

“Well, what do we have here, love?”

“Hello, Klaus” you say “Bonnie has agreed to unlink us all”

“I would have been happy to only unlink her but it seems like she’s ready to die for your family” she sighs, unhappy, blaming him.

“Is that true, love?” he asks, surprise.

“She’s gonna have to kill me before she kills you” you nod.

“I knew you were the only trustworthy person in this town” Rebekah says, stepping inside the room before hugging you.

Bonnie settles in one of the hundreds room this house must have. “It’s gonna take a while before I figure out how to do it”

You hear a scream. “What was that?” you ask.

“Oh, that is my dear sister, getting back at Damon for wronging her” Klaus answers.

You sigh and go find Rebekah.

You entered a room where Damon was attached by the hands and feet to animal traps. He looked terrible.

“Rebekah!” you yell.

“What? He deserves it” she tells you.

“But…you’re hurting him!”

“So? He hurt me first!”

You sigh. You know you can’t stop her. “Still…” you didn’t know what to say to convince her to stop. Rebekah spent all the afternoon torturing Damon. It was already dark when Bonnie finally performed the spell to unlink you. Klaus accompanied her to the front door.

“Oh leaving so soon?” Rebekah tells the witch, cleaning Damon’s blood off her hands.

“Sister” Klaus says “Be nice”

“Thank you Bonnie” Rebekah says, insincere. “See you in physics class” she says, smiling mischievously before walking away.

That’s when Bonnie saw Damon. “Oh my God”

“Yeah, you’ll have to excuse the mess” Klaus says, mentioning the blood, “apparently Damon hurt her feelings”

She turns to look at you. “And you’re not saying anything?” she yells at you, outraged.

“What do you want me to say? There’s nothing I can do…”

“You chose them over us, do you see what they’re doing to him?”

You frown. “Damon compelled me. Elena tried to kill me. And you’re surprised I choose them over you?”

“Can’t you see what they’re doing to him?”

“He tried to kill her! Yesterday he was going to use the white oak tree to kill Rebekah and that would have killed me too! I’m not happy about it but like you said, it’s them over you. You have to stop behaving like they’re the bad guys and you’re the good ones. Do I have to remind you he turned your mother into a vampire?” you yell back at her.

She frowns, obviously disappointed in you.

“But thanks for saving my life, anyway” you say before following Rebekah’s footstep.

“Go on.” Klaus says “Help him. Save the man who turned your mother into a vampire”

Bonnie stares at Damon for a while. “Just get me out of here”

“Very well” Klaus leads her to the front door.

Once outside she takes her phone and call Elena. “Klaus has Damon.”

“Klaus should be dead. We just killed Finn”

“What?”

“Did you unlink them?” Elena asks.

“Of course I did, wait… Y/N would have died too! How could you do that?”

“We didn’t have a choice, Bonnie. She picked her side.”

“You’re unbelievable!”

“Where’s Damon?” Elena changes the subject.

“At Klaus’s mansion, it’s bad. Y/N is there too, she’s not gonna help him. I can’t believe you were ready to kill her!”

“Bonnie…”

“I have to go” the witch says and hangs up.

You were in Klaus’s studio. You liked this room because of all the art. You were staring at his latest work when he joined you.

“Everything okay, love?”

You look up at him. “Yeah…”

“Tough choice it was between the witch and my sister?”

“Not really” you shrug. “They hurt me more than you ever did”

He looks at you curiously.

“Thanks for the drawing, by the way. I love it” you smile at him.

“You’re welcome, love” he smiles back at you.

He turns his head a little bit on the side like he was listening to something you couldn’t hear then leaves the room. You follow him to find Stefan in the room where Damon was with a bag filled with stakes.

“I’m here to make a deal” the younger Salvatore says.

“Stefan, what are you doing?” Damon asks but his brother doesn’t answer.

“Eight stakes, make of white oak. The part of the Wickery Bridge that you forgot to burn” he says, looking at Rebekah.

“That’s impossible” Rebekah breathes out.

“Actually, it’s not” Stefan says. “Finn’s dead”

You frown. They didn’t know Bonnie was unlinking you and if they had killed him sooner, you would’ve died too.

“You killed my brother?” Rebekah asks with a threatening tone.

He doesn’t answer. “Damon in exchange for the last eight weapons that could kill you”

“And how do we know there aren’t any more left?” Klaus asks.

“Because there aren’t.” Stefan tells him.

“Let’s be certain, shall we?”

You frown, watching the hybrid walking over to Damon.

“Leave” he tells Damon.

“No”

“Go on. Leave”

“Klaus, stop” you tell him

“Nik, he’s my plaything, not yours.”

“I said, go home”

Damon, then, painfully tries to set himself free from the animals trap.

“Klaus, stop” you say, again.

“You have a soft heart, Y/N” he says but stops Damon anyway.

“I see that you can finally be compelled, so let me ask you this, minus the stake that’s in my brother’s heart, how many more stakes are out there that can kill me” he asks.

“Eleven”

“Eleven! Really?”

“You really shouldn’t have lied” Rebekah says.

“So not eight?” he asks, looking at Stefan.

“I’ll get you the other three” he says.

“Yeah, that would be nice. Or since you lied, maybe I’ll just compel your brother to chew his own tongue”

“Klaus” you say, reprimanding him.

“What’s wrong with you?” Stefan asks.

“What is wrong with you?” the hybrid gets angry “Do you really have no appreciation for me? I have given you someone to hate, to loathe, a target for all your anger. So you don’t have to turn it on yourself. I have given you a life purpose as your friend. I really think you should be thanking me!”

You roll your eyes.

“Enough!” Stefan pushes Klaus into a wall, vampire speed, with a stake in his hand.

Luckily, Klaus manages to stop him. “Step down or you’ll both die”

“Stefan, stop!” you say.

He does as you say and Klaus takes the stake away from him.

Rebekah’s watching you, you’re silently asking her to stop this. “This is ridiculous” she sighs and frees Damon.

“What are you doing?” Klaus asks his sister.

“I brought him here, I get to release him. My rules now” she’s now looking at you. “Bring us the stakes and you’ll both live. Take your brother as a sign of good faith” She starts walking away. “Come Y/N”.

You looked at Klaus who looked at you before looking at Stefan “Bring us the stakes. All of them. Or I’ll wage a war against everyone you love. I hope I’m being clear.”

You sigh and follow Rebekah.

“I can’t believe Finn is dead” she says.

“Good riddance” Klaus says, entering the room.“He was an embarrassment, Rebekah.”

“He was still your brother, mind your tongue.”

“Fine, let’s say a prayer for Finn who slept in a box longer than he lived as a man.”

“And whose fault was that?” you say, annoyed.

He turns his head to look at you and you raise your eyebrows at him.

“Is that how you would speak of me if I died?” Rebekah asks her brother.

He turns his head back to her. “Well you let the Salvatores loose with two stakes that can kill us so I guess we’ll find out soon enough”

You sighed, you were tired of the drama so you left the room and went back home. How is it they were so different from Elijah?

Bonnie McCullough IS RESPECTED but Bonnie Bennett IS NOT.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If Bonnie were cast as her novel counterpart, meaning as a White girl of Scottish/Celtic descent with pale skin and red hair (picture Holland Roden), then Bonnie most definitely would have had the romantic connection or romance arc that she is SUPPOSED to have with Damon. No matter how much the writers may try to deny it or hide it from the TVD audience, the fact of the matter is that they are hesitant to take Bamon to the romantic level because Bonnie is an African-American woman and she is being portrayed by a mixed race WOC in Katerina Graham. If KW and JP had cast someone like say Holland Roden in the role instead of Katerina Graham, then I have a feeling that JP and CD would not be so against romantic!Bamon. 

The reality is that in the original source material (the books/fan fiction which were/are written by the original author LJ SMITH herself), Damon and Bonnie are soulmates and have a very strong and profound bond that is deeply romantic in nature but also exceeds romance. If this show is based on the books or the original source material, then how come Bamon is the only canon book pairing that has not been explored romantically on the show? Why has Stelena been explored? Why has Delena been explored>? Why has Forwood been explored? Why has Matt/Elena been mentioned and respected as a past love story on the show? Why has the show produced Alaric/Meredith? All of these pairings are canon in the books. Why have all of these couples been romantically acknowledged, yet the arguably most popular TVD book pairing in Bamon has NOT yet been romantically explored? Book!Bamon is the most popular couple in the TVD books! It is. It is the most talked about ship. Many people would think it’s Delena, but it’s not. Growing up reading the books when I was 12, everyone was crazy over Bamon (and Stelena). It is obvious that the TVD writers (namely JP and CD) had an agenda regarding not wanting to put Bamon together romantically on the show and it is very apparent that it is a racist agenda. Why is it that Elena and Caroline (Bonnie’s two White best friends) have had every single love interest thrown at them or has received tons of unnecessary male attention but Bonnie, who in my opinion, is the most beautiful one of the trio (I mean come on, I love Nina Dobrev and she is very beautiful but Katerina Graham is just stunning) has gotten little to no male attention and has to settle for scraps (i.e. Jeremy, Jamie, Enzo, etc?). Why can’t Bonnie Bennett, who is established as the second main female character after Elena Gilbert in the books and who was also a stand in heroine and protagonist for Elena in her own book Dark Reunion, not have the attention on her for a change?

Bonnie McCullough, the novel counterpart to Bonnie Bennett, is adored by men and she gets so much male attention. She has all of the male characters (Damon, Stefan, Matt, Zander, now Bastian) in the books or story wanting to protect her, save her and fall on their sword for her. Bonnie is even getting her own LOVE TRIANGLE in the upcoming fan fiction War Of Roses, Damon and Bastian are going to fight over her and be in competition for her affections! Bonnie is going to have options of who she wants to be with romantically! Why does Bonnie McCullough get that kind of luxury but Bonnie Bennett doesn’t? The only reason I can think of is RACE. The only thing I can think of is the fact that Bonnie M. is a White girl and Bonnie B. is a Black girl. The TVD writers, namely Julie Plec, not wanting to respect TVD book canon and progress Bamon on the show to the romantic level showcases her racist and bigoted personality. Julie Plec doesn’t want the WOC to be with the White male lead in Damon. But I’m sure for Julie Plec, it would totally okay in her eyes if Bonnie looked like her novel counterpart. That way, she would totally green light romantic!Bamon on the show. Let’s face it, JP doesn’t want to pursue the romantic Bamon storyline because Bonnie Bennett isn’t a White girl like in the books. IF BONNIE ON THE SHOW WERE A WHITE GIRL LIKE HER NOVEL COUNTERPART, ROMANTIC!BAMON WOULD ALREADY HAVE BEEN CANON AGES AGO LIKE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN. There probably would have already been an obvious Elena/Damon/Bonnie love triangle that is currently happening in LJ Smith’s version of the story (Evensong). On the TVD show, Bonnie McCullough would have been respected and adored, but Bonnie Bennett is clearly not. 

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Some references to the books:

  • Mrs. Flowers, in the novels, is a witch and she owns the boarding house where Stefan is living; in the TV series she owns the bed-and-breakfast where Katherine was staying.
  • Meredith Sulez is one of Elena’s best friends in the books, in the show she was introduced as Meredith Fell. In the books, she is a student and girlfriend of Alaric K. Saltzman but in the series, Meredith is a doctor and has a relationship with Alaric.
  • Sage in the books is a male and a vampire, but in the show, Sage is a female. In the novels Sage is a close friend of Damon, in the the TV series she used to be his mentor.
  • In the books Bonnie’s surname is McCollough, not Bennett like in the show. In the TV series she used the surname McCollough when she was under cover to get close to Virginia St. John.
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Can we talk about this poor man? He’s such a great guy and he doesn’t even realize it. He thinks he is a mess. He drinks too much. And he doesn’t consider himself as a role model. But he’s so brave and good. He’s taking care of two people that aren’t even his children but yet he’s willing to sacrifice his life for them. He’s very protective of Elena and Jeremy. He’s a parental figure for them and Alaric consider them his family now. But life gave him so much pain. He had a wife he was in love with. But she decided to abandon him and to become a vampire. He had a girlfriend, but he lost her for some crazy sacrifice. And now that he’s letting himself to be with another person, that he’s being honest about anything, she’s basically a psycho. Not only he has to die almost every episode, his love life is so tragic. After everything he has been through, I just want him to be happy and possibly with a girl that isn’t a bitch, or a victim, or a murderer.