Previously on the Vampires in my Diaries
Caroline throws a Valentine’s Day Ball Party at her house where Silas and Qetsiyah show up. To everyone’s utter surprise, a bunch of vigilantes, who address themselves as ‘The Coven’, invade the party and put down Silas and Qetsiyah through some spell and take them away with them.
Sheriff Forbes has been digging about the new visitor in Mystic Falls- Prof. Nicholas Blackthorne and she warns Damon against him.
Later, Nicholas is seen summoning his friends, a group of witches and tell them to start preparing for a war against the supernatural beings of Mystic Falls, beginning with the Witch Trials.
Will Mystic Falls survive this war?
Who is Prof. Nicholas Blackthorne?
To know more read further: Episode 16: “Never Say Good-bye”
There was something about this morning in Mystic Falls that sent chills down the spine. Like something evil was coming. A storm. A war that was going to claim more lives. And that after this storm would have passed over, nothing would be left.
Stefan, Damon and Elena were talking about the last night’s incident at the Valentine’s Day Ball party at the hall of Salvatore residence. Stefan stood near the fireplace. He wore his serious look. Damon sat comfortably on the couch holding a glass of scotch while Elena sat beside him with her eyes pinned to the floor. She was obediently listening to Stefan speak his heart.
“Elena, I was already leaving Mystic Falls when Silas... Silas dropped me into the bottom of the quarry. So what makes you think it’s you and Damon or your diabolical plans for Qetsiyah and Silas, that has made me decide about leaving Mystic Falls again? Look, may be you guys are right. May be Silas and Qetsiyah are gone from our lives for good. So what is the point of me staying in Mystic Falls anymore? Damon, you know the drill. Explain to her. You guys too will have to leave Mystic Falls soon before the people of this town begin noticing that we’re not aging a day for the past few years”
“Stefan, we know that, okay. And we understand it too. But, why are you leaving so soon? I mean I’m pretty sure that no one’s coming to sue you today in any court of law for not aging naturally? Why? Why do you have to leave right now?” Elena asked.
“Elena, you know that far too many people know our secrets now. Besides, now that the summer break’s over... college would serve as the best excuse for me... for us to leave town and-” Stefan couldn’t finish as Damon interrupted him.
“Come on, Stefan. Who’re you fooling with this speech about college thing. You’ve attended more colleges than I can count. Face the truth. Be a man. Tell her-”
“Whoa, what’s going on??” Elena was perplexed about the cold war going on between the Salvatore brothers.
“Fine. I’ll tell her”, began Damon, “Look, Elena... Stefan and I had had a rational, though totally weird deal long ago. We decided that between the two of us, whoever you choose as the love of your life, the other brother would leave Mystic Falls”
“What?? Are you guys crazy? No, no... I mean what kind of stupid deal is that?? And why?? Stefan, no. You don’t have to leave Mystic Falls. Not on my account. Christ, not on anyone’s account! And especially, not because of some stupid deal. Mystic Falls is your home”
“My only reason for coming back to Mystic Falls was you, Elena. And now, I don’t have a reason to stay-” There was an awkward silence for a couple of minutes as none knew what more to say. Damon’s phone crackled to life and the awkwardness ended. He picked it up.
“Hey, Liz. What made you call so early in the morning?”
“Damon, you’re not gonna believe what I’m about to tell you. I mean about our new visitor to Mystic Falls?” Elizabeth spoke from the other end of the phone.
“You mean, the post- Shane, new creepy Professor guy?”
“Yes, I’m talking about Professor Nicholas Blackthorne. Damon, he’s not new to this town. He belongs to one of the founding families of Mystic Falls and here’s where it gets interesting. He’s Bonnie’s...” Elizabeth couldn’t finish as suddenly the call got disconnected.
“Hello?? Liz?? You there? Liz??” Damon was left perplexed to make assumptions on his own. About what Elizabeth Forbes was about to say and why the call was suddenly disconnected. He dialled Sheriff Forbes number again but only to hear long beeping. He tried to reach her cell-phone. It reported switched off.
“What’s wrong, Damon?” Stefan asked.
“Well if you ask me, I would say- you just got a reason to stay in Mystic Falls, brother”
Back at Elizabeth’s house, someone had cut the telephone cable. She was about to look around when all of a sudden she heard the glass at her front door shatter into pieces. Replacing the telephone receiver, she swiftly moved out of her bedroom and headed toward the front door, holding her pistol in her hand. She looked around, aiming the gun in air. There was no one. She looked at the front door. The door was wide open. The glasses were completely shattered and it was apparent that someone must have tried to seek a forced entry into the Forbes residence. But who??
Suddenly, she felt a needle piercing her back. She turned to look, who shot it. All she could see before going into oblivion, was a masked man who wrapped a black cloth over his face just leaving the eyes. He was dressed exactly like the men the previous night, who declared themselves the coven. Except that he carried no bows and arrows. After Elizabeth was unconscious, the man checked her pulse. It was feeble but she was alive. The man slowly removed his mask from over his face.
“Now, I can’t let anyone tell my secret, can I??” Prof. Nicholas smiled wickedly. Next, he opened a can of gasoline and began sprinkling the fuel around the house. When he was done, he lit a matchstick and threw it on the curtains and they rapidly caught fire.
Back at the founder’s council, Mayor Rudy Hopkins was presiding over a meeting.
“Mr. Mayor”, Agatha Fell began, “where are we with the last night invasion at Sheriff Forbes’ house? How could you let it happen?? A dozen masked men, barging into a Sheriff’s house just like that?? They terrified half of the young children of this town. Our children. Christ, my daughter was shivering with fear when she got home. All night, my poor child... she couldn’t sleep”
“Mrs. Fell, I know about what happened last night. For your information, my daughter and her friends were there too when the incident happened. I’m looking into it. I’ve asked Sheriff Forbes to...”, Rudy couldn’t finish as another man interrupted him.
“God, you’ve got to be kidding me!” scoffed Edward Whitmore, “You asked Sheriff Forbes to what?? Submit her report on the incident?? Can’t you see, Mr. Mayor?? Sheriff Forbes is no longer in capacity to protect us anymore. When she can’t look after her own residence’s security, how could you expect her to keep the entire town safe?? Ladies and gentlemen, what do you have to say in the matter?”
“We agree. We agree. We want a new Sheriff”, chorused the members of the council.
“And so do we”, said a man as he barged into the room. Soon ten others followed him.
“We’re the coven”, began the young man who led the others, “and we too are of the opinion that this town needs some serious replacements in all the departments. Every office in Mystic Falls has either been compromised or infiltrated. And by that, I even mean about this council”
“How did you people get in? Security?? Security??” Rudy Hopkins shouted with all his might.
“Relax, Mr. Mayor. The securities have been put to sleep. Only temporarily. Now coming back to the replacements thing, what do you all say shouldn’t we begin with the mayor of this town??”
Katherine Pierce was all set to leave Mystic Falls. For good. She got a second chance. A new life. Though, a boring, mortal, human life. She did not turn back into a vampire. Stefan’s blood helped her. But only to heal from her earlier asthma-like attack when she almost died of suffocating. She wasn’t dead but she wasn’t even a vampire again and somehow Klaus’ compulsion had now worn off magically.
She put her baggage inside the back of her car and was about to reach for the driver’s seat, when a woman stood in front of her car. The woman was slim and was dressed in jeans and a leather jacket.
“Elena Gilbert?” the woman asked Katherine.
“Who’re you?? What do you want??”
“Wrong answer”, said the woman and emptied a bottle of vervain on Katherine face.
“Oh, so you’re Katherine Pierce. Never mind. Doppelgangers are on our hit list too”
“Wait, what??” Before Katherine could understand what the woman meant, the woman craftily hit near Katherine’s carotid veins and she went straight into oblivion.
Caroline entered the Salvatore mansion and everybody rushed to her.
“Caroline, are you okay?? Where... where are you coming from?” Elena asked her worriedly.
“Yeah. I’m fine, Elena. Why?? What’s wrong?”
“Your mother called us five minutes ago from your residence and all of a sudden the call was disconnected somehow” explained Stefan.
“And now, we can’t reach Sheriff Forbes. Her cell phone too reports being switched off. We were just leaving for your place” said Elena.
“Oh, my God! Mom?? No, no. I shouldn’t have left home. Especially, after what happened last night. Oh, my God! What do I do now??” Caroline was turning hysteric.
“Caroline, everything’s gonna be okay. We’ll figure something out. Your mom will be fine”, condoled Elena.
“We should summon the witch. Caroline, where’s Bonnie? She stayed at your home last night, didn’t she?”
“Yeah. But, she left for her home early this morning”
Damon, Elena and Stefan looked at each other’s faces. The same thought gripped all the three of them at the same time- Is Bonnie safe?
“I’m gonna call, Bonnie”, said Elena and was about to dial her number when her cell-phone began ringing. It was Abby Bennett calling.
“Hello, Miss Bennett. How are you?” Elena spoke over the phone.
“Hello, Elena. Where... where’s Bonnie?? Is she with you??” Abby was sounding hysteric on the phone.
“No, no, Miss Bennett. Didn’t she reach home yet?? But she left hours ago?”
“Elena, i’m... I’m very worried. Especially, after watching the news on TV this morning”
“Wait, what news?”
“Just turn on your TV, Elena. It’s all over the news. I’m gonna go look around. Tell me if you find out anything about her or Rudy” She hung up before Elena could ask her what she meant by ‘about her and Rudy’.
“So now Bonnie’s missing?? It’s only morning now. I’m just worried what the day holds for us”, said Damon concernedly.
“The news. Stefan, could you please turn on the TV” They moved to the TV in the hall and turned it on.
The CBN news reporter was saying,
“Early this morning, eleven masked men invaded this building. And now all the twenty members of the Founder’s council including Mayor Rudy Hopkins have gone missing. The security guards said that when they tried to stop the invaders, the masked men mumbled something in unison, what appeared to be some spell in Latin and minutes later, they fell unconscious.
Last night, a similar incident happened at Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes’ residence when about a dozen people invaded a celebration and abducted a man and a woman. The two abductees are yet to be identified.
Earlier this morning, when we tried to reach Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes at her residence, we found her entire house was burnt to the ground. We didn’t find any dead bodies, so it suggests that both Sheriff Forbes and her daughter are safe. But, we haven’t yet been able to locate where Sheriff is. Is she too missing just like the members of the Founder’s Council?”
“Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Mom... no, no”, Caroline was terrorised by the incident. Elena hugged her.
“Who would do all this?” wondered Stefan.
“My guess is the creepy Professor Blackthorne. Sheriff Forbes was digging about him and was about to tell me something when her call got disconnected”, said Damon.
The news on the TV continued,
“These mass disappearances of the important personalities of Mystic Falls have terrified the common people of this town. And.. wait, we are getting some news about this gang of masked men who call themselves, the coven. We are taking you straight to our correspondent Sharon, who’s covering the leader of the coven while he addresses the media for the first time.”
Next, the camera footage showed a young masked man addressing the media.
“We are the coven, he began, “the True Blood Witches... the purest of our bloodlines and we’re here to save Mystic Falls. Many of you must believe that Vampires, Werewolves, Witches are not real. That they are only a mad man’s imagination and some author’s fantasies. That they are myths. But your beliefs are about to change. Mystic Falls is infested with all these supernatural creatures for centuries now and the Founder’s Council along with the police department have kept this truth from you... the very people of Mystic Falls. Lying to you at your faces for centuries. All the body counts, all the murders, mutilations, killings covered up under animal attacks. We’re here to drop this veil and show you the truth behind lies. All those responsible for this, will be tried in an open court. The People’s Court. You will decide what punishment best suits these traitors”
Damon, Elena, Stefan and Caroline were all shocked by what they were watching on the TV... a LIVE Telecast of their upcoming demise.
“They know about us”, guessed Caroline.
“No, Caroline. They only know about the vampires in this town. They do not know about their identities”
“We have to stop them before they find out about us”, Elena said.
“Yes, but first we have to..”, Damon couldn’t finish as they heard some sound around their front door. At once, they all rushed to see what it was. The door was wide open but they couldn’t find anyone. Seconds later, a number of wooden stakes were fired out of bows, at them. Before, they could defend themselves, Damon and Stefan were hit by the stakes and they instantaneously fell to the ground. Blood flowed from their bodies.
“Damon, Stefan”, Caroline and Elena cried out together.
Minutes later, the two Salvatore brothers fell unconscious. It was like the wooden stakes were laced with vervain. Besides, the stakes were craftily carved like they had also been spelled.
What came next, was even worse and unpredictable. A number of wooden arrows were fired again. It was like the arrows were coming from everywhere. Clearly, the archers were very well trained. This time, the arrows set fire. The large curtains caught fire first, followed by the wooden furnishings and moments later, the fire began spreading all over the Salvatore residence. Engulfing every part of this old boarding house.
“Elena, come on. We have to go. Right now. Before this entire house burns down to the ground with us inside of it”
“But what about Stefan and Damon, we can’t leave them here?” spoke Elena. She was in shock.
“Yes, help me. We have to take them somewhere safe”, said Caroline as she began dragging Stefan by his legs.
Back in the mayor’s house, Abby Bennett rushed to her bedroom and hurriedly opened her closet. She hastily searched through her clothes until she found what she was looking for. A large, old, thick book, her grimoire. Next, she moved to the chest of drawers beside her bed. She threw away all the things inside it until she found the small wooden box. She opened it and took out the cure.
Just then, Lucy entered the room.
“Abby, what are you doing?” she asked worriedly.
“I have to save them, Lucy. They are my family. But for that, I need my powers back. I have to be a witch again”, Abby had tears in her eyes as she spoke.
“I’ll help you, Abby. We’ll save them. Together”, promised Lucy. Next, Abby opened the bottle and drank the cherry-colored cure to immortality.
“Ughhh... aghhhh”, Abby cried of pain. Lucy rushed to help her. Abby fell to the ground, unconscious.
Back in his bedroom, Nicholas Blackthorne was talking to an old photograph. It was a picture of a younger him and young Shiela together. Shiela was holding an infant in her hands, the baby Abby Bennett.
“You answered for your sins, Shiela. Now, it’s time for your daughter and her daughter to answer for theirs”, saying so he kept the photograph back on the table. He then looked at the unconscious body of a girl, lying on the floor.
“Bonnie, I’m your old grandfather. I wish I could say that it was nice meeting you”, he looked at her with contempt and hatred the same way he looked at most other witches.