"Are you going hunting?" she asked. She sat up quickly as if she hadn't even dozed off for a moment at all. It was easy to sleep in the safety and comfort of Stefan's arms. But she was always ready at a moment's notice to spring into action. Elena wasn't sure if it was the razor sharp reflexes of being a vampire that kept her on constant alert or just the general state of their lives.
Elena didn't feed from animals, which was what Stefan did when he went hunting. Even the larger game like deer could not satisfy her but she understood why Stefan needed the animal blood and he could tolerate it unlike other vampires. He was stronger than the rest. Elena had to drink human blood which meant taking volunteers.
She was usually hungry but she only ate once per day. The rest of the time she drank alcohol and coffee when they could find it. It helped to keep the cravings at bay. She didn't want to risk taking too much from a volunteer, that had happened before and Elena didn't want to repeat the experience. Just like she never wanted to turn that switch off, no matter how much easier it would be.
"I'm okay actually. But if you're hungry I'll go on the hunt with you." She smiled at him. She wouldn't eat anything but she would at least keep him company while he ate.