By L. J. Smith
At the run . . .
Elena Gilbert's love, the vampire Stefan Salvatore, has been captured and imprisoned by means of demonic spirits who're wreaking havoc in Fell's Church. whereas her associates Bonnie and Meredith discover the evil that has taken over their city, Elena is going looking for Stefan.
In order to discover him, she entrusts her lifestyles to Stefan's brother, Damon Salvatore, the good-looking yet lethal vampire who desires Elena, physique and soul. together with her formative years buddy Matt, they set out for the slums of the darkish size, the place Stefan is being held captive. it's rumored to be a global the place vampires and demons roam loose, yet people needs to reside enslaved to their supernatural masters. . . .
Elena will cease at not anything to loose Stefan. but with every one passing day the strain among Elena and Damon grows, and she or he is confronted with a negative selection: Which brother does she particularly want?
Back in Fell's Church, Bonnie and Meredith have made a few dire discoveries. They swiftly attempt to persist with Elena and warn her—only to be stuck up in Elena's most deadly event but.
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And harp strings have to be tuned, and they’re tuned with keys,” Bonnie persevered excitedly. “Yes. ” Meredith, against this, spoke slowly and thoughtfully. “But it’s now not a harp-tuning key we’re trying to find. they seem like this. ” She positioned down on a desk beside her an item made up of delicate faded maple that gave the look of a really brief T or, if hung on its aspect, like a gracefully waving tree with one brief horizontal department. “I acquired that from one of many minstrels Damon employed. ” Bonnie eyed the tuning key loftily. “It could be a harp-tuning key we’re taking a look for,” she insisted. “It will be used for either issues, one way or the other. ” “I don’t see how,” Meredith stated doggedly. “Unless someway they alter form while the 2 halves come jointly. ” “Oh, my, yes,” girl Ulma acknowledged, as though Meredith had simply made an noticeable proposition. “If they're magical halves of a unmarried key they'll potentially switch whilst the 2 halves come jointly. ” “You see? ” Bonnie acknowledged. “But in the event that they could be any type of form, then how the hell do we even recognize while we’ve discovered them? ” Elena requested impatiently. All she cared approximately was once discovering what it took to save lots of Stefan. woman Ulma fell silent, and Elena felt badly. She hated to exploit harsh language or perhaps look distressed in entrance of the lady who had lived a lifetime of such subjection and horror for the reason that her early young people. Elena sought after woman Ulma to believe secure, to feel free. “Anyway,” she stated fast, “we recognize something. It’s within the Silver Nightingale’s tool. So no matter what is within girl Fazina’s harp, that needs to be it. ” “Oh, but—” girl Ulma started, after which she stopped herself nearly ahead of the phrases have been out. “What is it? ” Elena requested lightly. “Oh, not anything at all,” woman Ulma stated rapidly. “I suggest, do you want to work out your attire now? This final becoming is actually simply to ensure each sew is ideal. ” “Oh, we’d like to! ” Bonnie cried, while creating a dive for the sketchbook, whereas Meredith rung a bell pull that introduced a servant hurrying in and hurrying away back to the stitching room. “I merely want grasp Damon and Lord Sage had agreed to allow me create whatever for them to wear,” girl Ulma acknowledged mournfully to Elena. “Oh, Sage isn't really going. And I’m convinced Damon wouldn’t have minded—as lengthy as you designed him a black leather-based jacket, a black blouse, black denims, and black boots all precisely just like the ones he wears on a daily basis. He’d were satisfied to put on it then. ” woman Ulma laughed. “I see. good, there'll be adequate fantastical types worn this night that he may well swap his brain for the longer term. Now let’s draw the curtains at the home windows throughout. This gala is to be interior, with gaslight purely, so shades will convey real. ” “I questioned why it acknowledged ‘indoors’ at the invitations,” Bonnie acknowledged. “I suggestion perhaps it used to be due to rain. ” “It’s due to the sun,” woman Ulma stated soberly. “That hateful purple mild, altering each blue to crimson, each yellow to brown. you spot, not anyone may put on aqua or eco-friendly to an out of doors soiree—no, now not even you, with that strawberry hair that cries out for it.