"That has to be it," Elena said quickly. It was the only explanation. Somehow Lucy had figured out a way to wake up Damon. Which meant he wasn't scared and alone, maybe just annoyed and confused. But Lucy would have lead him back to camp to find him and Elena. She had to have. She knew the history even if she had been a child when Damon had first fallen victim to the dreamwalker. It was strange. Elena had watched Lucy grow up but the younger girl was the same age now that Elena had been when she'd become a vampire.
"Let's track them' she suggested. Just in case they had gotten into any trouble or had accidentally gotten lost. She thought if anything had happened, it would be the first one. Lucy would know how to get home. By why was she here at the lighthouse anyway? She knew the other girl was going through a hard time now that The McCalls had been taken to one of the human camps. Elena had every intention of breaking them out but she knew it was dangerous when they were so obviously bait. Not for Elena and Stefan, although Elena suspected that Rebekah would like to get her hands on them. The bait had been for Lucy.
Which meant that Elena and Stefan had two people to help. They had been too caught up in their own lives to notice what was happening. Lucy was going after them alone.
"I know where they went," Elena said, stopping suddenly. She turned around and looked up at Stefan. "She's going to save Scott and Allison. Doesn't that sound exactly like the kind of suicide mission that Damon would want in on?"
She had missed his impulsiveness, even if she wouldn't admit it outloud. She just had to come up with a way to explain her and Stefan to him. Despite her best of intentions, she loved both Salvatore brothers and always would. But she couldn't have them both and she knew it. She wasn't Katherine, she wouldn't try to be. Stefan had been there for her but what was more, Elena had never fallen out of love with the younger Salvatore brother. She had loved Damon and still did but it was different.