|Elena Gilbert is a hero for the lost cause (naturaldisaster) wrote in wariscoming,
@ 2012-11-14 10:25:00
|elena gilbert, tahiri veila
Who: Elena Gilbert and Tahiri Veila
What: Because Elena is incapable of not helping someone, no matter what it means to her own well being
When: Afternoon of 14 November 2012
Where: Uh, wherever Tahiri is to... wherever. Specifics, who needs specifics?
Warnings: Feels. I expect feels. And anger probably. Everything else TBA
Status: Thread | Incomplete
This was stupid. Elena knew that. What normal person goes out to find the very bitter and angry girlfriend of their boyfriend? Not that it actually mattered. Anakin was gone. He'd been sent back two and a half months ago. Back to his death. And Tahiri was obviously from a point long after his death. She wasn't the girl who had been here before. The fact that she looked like Rose just made it even more awkward. But if there was one thing that could be said about Elena, it was that she had a need to help people. She already knew that it was because she couldn't help herself. She wanted to help because if she helped others, she wouldn't think about her own pain. She locked it away, never let it out, because she didn't want people to worry. She just.. wanted them to be okay. Elena Gilbert, savior of the cursed and damned.
But this? This wasn't something she had anticipated. Taking in Kal because no one would give him a chance? Sure. So what if it had been the day after Anakin had been sent back to his death? That she had taken her night of dancing to try and ignore, and then jumped right into saving people from themselves? She had always claimed that she wouldn't be one of those girls who let their lives pass them by because of a boy. Only instead of properly dealing, Elena just locked it all away and threw herself into helping others. Lawrence tended to help with that, something happened and she'd be helping her friends. Not that the ghosts helped, she'd been devastated by what she had learned but she had locked that away as well. Because Elphie had needed her, Rose.. she needed to be strong and so she would be.
Tahiri showing up, though? All of Elena's well crafted walls to avoid thinking about the Jedi Knight she'd had to go and fall in love with had come down. And she couldn't even be a normal teenager, petty and angry. It wasn't Tahiri's fault that she had shown up here, it wasn't Tahiri's fault he had been sent back. It was the Seal. Always the Seal. And Anakin would want her to help Tahiri because he wouldn't trust Jacen to. Because she wouldn't trust Jacen to as was obvious by her comments. Anyone in Lawrence could do this, but Elena still would end up doing it. Because Elena couldn't turn off her compassion and empathy. She wanted to help even if she didn't know how to help. Katherine's comment was annoying but true. Elena wanted to help, so she'd take what she was given and figure out the best way to do so, say what was needed. But someone needed to help Tahiri... And well, why not the reckless teen who took in all the dangerous strays?
Did she want to get hurt by someone? No. Elena wanted to survive. She still believed that she should have died with her parents, but she hadn't. And Jeremy was here, so she had to stay alive for his sake. Elijah was a risk and she knew that, but she also trusted him as he had his honor. So long as Klaus didn't show up... Kal was a risk and she was worried about him. She knew he didn't sleep, it seemed as though the house of misfits was growing to become a house of insomniacs. Maybe that belief led her to do reckless things, but she really did want to help. It was a driving force in all Elena did.
Finally arriving where Tahiri had told her, Elena took a breath. She knew she couldn't hide things, Anakin had known she was hurting even when she had convinced herself that she was fine. It was pointless. But that was also the point. She had told Tahiri she would meet her so that she could determine for herself if Elena was telling the truth. Because Elena knew she'd be able to know through the Force. And well, in terms of wanting to help and the situation, Elena was telling the truth. It was when it got to her personal feelings where the well crafter words and lies came into play to keep from upsetting people and remaining strong.