The Vampire Diaries
I’m very excited to be part of Amazon’s new venture, and have published my story The Vampire Diaries: Tabula Rasa through the Kindle Worlds program. This lets authors “borrow” the characters from specific shows they’ve obtained permission from and spin their own realities. The authors retain ownership of any new characters they bring to the table, but we can build on each other’s worlds and the show could even decide to use our ideas if they like it enough.
I’m giving it a shot to see how it pans out, mostly to try and reach new readers, and also just because I love, love, love writing Damon in The Vampire Diaries. It’s a fun change to play in their world every now and again instead of my own, and with Tabula Rasa in particular, I had a lot of fun winking at established canon through my own eyes since it’s an amnesia story, the name inspired by one of my favorite episodes of Buffy.
Here is the blurb:
Tabula Rasa means blank slate, hence a perfect name for a fic about amnesia. The premise is this: Elena, Katherine, Caroline, Bonnie, Damon, Stefan, & Mason all wake to find themselves trapped in an abandoned warehouse with complete amnesia. Stripped of their past histories and all the baggage that comes with it, how will they interact with each other? Who can be trusted? And who has betrayal in their heart? Will we end up with canon pairings? Or will other true feelings be revealed? This story takes place after episode 2.5 Kill or be Killed, going completely AU after that.
Three little days. That’s all Damon needs to keep Elena safe until the next full moon. Klaus has assembled a witch, vampire and werewolf and waits only for the night of the next full moon to sacrifice Elena and finally get everything he’s schemed for since Katherine evaded him hundreds of years ago. With his blood running through Elena’s veins and her bitter contempt ringing in his ears, Damon decides to take matters into his own hands. Kidnapping seems like the best way to buy them some time to figure out how to defeat Klaus, and Elena has little choice but to go along with it.
Soon they’re on the road with no distractions to keep them from getting to know each other better. With some extended alone time together, will Elena be able to see past Damon’s caustic smirk for once and see the man inside? Will Damon risk letting Elena slip behind his carefully constructed defenses?
This is set before the big showdown with Klaus at the end of season two, after Damon has already forced his blood on Elena. It begins during daylight hours, so no werewolf bite from Tyler yet either. This picks up right after Elena and Stefan spent the day hiking by the falls in episode 2.20 “The Last Day”.
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