Elena wasn't even supernatural, and she could feel the pulse in the air. That was so not good. Stepping closer to Damon without thinking, Elena scanned the area to make sure that there weren't people in the room they were in. Oh, she heard the voices on the other side of the door. Saw the door knob turn, but she wanted to make sure they were alone in this room so that they weren't completely ambushed. Because that would suck. A lot. There was only so much the group could do after all. But she wasn't going to think defeatist thoughts. They were going to get Bonnie and everything would be fine.
And the door was open and Galinda had slipped in. Phase one of rescuing Bonnie was now complete. Once their friend was out, they would have more fighting power. Because if Elena were to be honest with herself, the gun felt foreign in her hand, heavy and light all at once, awkward. There was a reason she didn't want to use it. Because she hadn't gotten a chance to actually practice with it. She knew the basics, had used the different tools Alaric had but each one was different and the small gun she had was no different.