Vampire Diaries: Chapter 8
Written by Amanda
Edited by Rose / Krystal

While Elena washes up in Stefan’s bathroom a transformation takes place and she emerges angry, remembering that her purse is in Tyler’s car and recalling Stefan’s cold and composed behavior. Exiting the bathroom, Elena found Stefan standing by the window offering her a cloak to wear; her dress leaving little to the imagination. Elena examines his room in further detailing, picking things up to purposely get a rise out of Stefan. Stefan cares little until she tries to open an iron coffer, slapping it shut saying “its private.” Elena noticed he was careful not to touch her and angrily makes a spiteful remark. Moving away she leans her head back to look at the trapdoor in the ceiling, and Stefan takes an audible breath as he sees her exposed neck.

Memorable Quotes

Elena: “Careful,” she said savagely. “Don’t touch me, or you might get a disease.” (Page 117)

Elena: And she knew, suddenly, what she must look like to him, pale hair spilling over the blackness of the cape, one white hand holding the velvet closed at her throat. A ravaged princess pacing in her tower. (Page 117)

Elena: “Why do you hate me?” (Page 118)

Stefan: “I’ve never hated you. But you…remind me of someone.” (Page 120)

Elena: And then, helplessly, he bent his head down to her lips. (Page 122)

Vickie: “We were in the church… it was horrible. It came… like mist all around. Dark mist. And eyes. I saw its eyes in the dark there, burning. They burnt me…” (Page 123)

Elena: And… it was as simple as that. All questions answered, all fears put to rest, all doubts removed. What she felt was not merely passion, but a bruising tenderness and a love so strong it made her shake inside. (Page 124)

Elena: This was where she belonged, and she had found it at last. With Stefan, she was home. (Page 125)

Bonnie: “It didn’t attack Dick, which at least shows it had some taste.” (Page 129)

Questions for consideration:

What did you think about the choice of attire that Stefan gave Elena to wear? Is there any significance to it?

Robert mentions that Vickie had been drinking and the doctor thinks she probably imagined the whole thing and they think the scratches came from a cat. What do you think?

Did something or someone in this chapter catch you by surprise?

Did you see any particular symbolism or little detail you have never noticed before while re-reading this Chapter?

What is your favorite quote from this chapter?

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