Carrabelle stood outside the building her father lived in. Her stomach was doing back flips and her legs were wobbly. The wind outside made her red hair appear as an uncontrollable fire. She walked inside hazel eyes wide with fear. You can do this! she kept telling herself but, as she reached the last step she crumbled to the floor in tears. I can't do this! Meet a man who left my mother and I so he could run off with another women! He didn't want me anyway so why am i even here? She thought as she wiped her tears.You dumbass you know why your here! Your here for answers. Answers to a million and fifty question. " Excuse me miss but are you alright?" an elderly women asked concern written in her soft eyes. " Yes ma'am." Carrabelle answered sniffling. " Do you um.. have you seen umm.... Do you know Alaric Saltzmen?" Carrabelle asked after many pauses. " Why yes dear I do. Poor man lost his girlfriend just a month ago. All broken up and sad. Comes and goes" The elderly women said. " Do you um happen to know where he is?" Carrabelle asked nervously. " He usually comes in at this time would you like me to tell him you stopped by?" Just as the elderly women asked footsteps were heard heading up the stairs. " Oh that might be him now." Carrabelle turned around and saw a sandy haired man in his mid-thirties holding a bottle of whiskey. His hazel eyes filled with grief. " Mrs. Rose is this your granddaughter you always talk about?" The man asked his words slightly slurred.This man is my father? He doesn't even recognize me!! Gosh ,maybe this was a waste of my time. " Mr. Saltzmen she is here for you." Mrs. Rose answered. Alaric's eyes filled with confusion. " I um needed to meet you Mr...." " Call me Alaric please." he said. " Alaric ok so i needed to um meet you and um it's well important." " Alright give me just a second." He said as he unlocked the door and closed it shut. He pulled out his phone and called the only person he could think to call, Damon. " Hey Ric it's Stefan. I was just about to call you. I need your help." " Stefan? why do you have Damon's phone?" " Damon, he's, He's dying." Stefan said sadness and worry evident in his voice. Alaric almost choked. His girlfriend Cheri, his wife Isobel, Jenna, and now Damon. Everyone he cared about was dying before his eyes. " Don't worry Ric I am looking for a cure I just need you to baby-sit. " Stefan I can't a girl she showed up at my front door saying she needed to speak with me. I don't know who she is or what she wants but I need to know." " Ok Ric be safe." Alaric hung up and turned back to the door. When he opened it the girl was still there. She looked oddly familiar. " So Alaric may I come in." Before he answered he looked for a ring or something that signified she was a vampire nothing. " Yes please do" he answered opening the door wider. Carrabelle walked in and she had to admit she liked it. The place not the whole meeting him. " would you like a drink?" Alaric asked as he led her to the living room. " Just water please." He nodded and she sat down. Alaric walked into the kitchen and brought her water mixed with vervain. " thank you." Carrabelle said as she took a sip. Nothing happened and Alaric became more at ease. " I um.. Do you know Cheri Sanders?" Carrabelle asked bluntly. Alaric's body filled with ice. Now he knew why this girl looked familiar. This was his daughter. Cheri had died while giving birth to this child. Suddenly he hated this child. This one girl killed his true love. " Yes, and you most be my daughter." His words icy. " Why did you leave us?" She asked tears filled her eyes. " Why did you leave my mother and I?!" She screamed when Alaric didn't reply. " What do you mean left you? Cheri died after giving birth to you! You killed her!" Carrabelle was shocked.He has to be lying! This man doesn't actually think her mother died from giving birth to her did he?" My mother died from cancer in 2003." Carrabelle said calmly. " My Grandmother told my mother you left without a goodbye or anything after my birth." Alaric couldn't believe this his Cheri had been alive for ten years. Ten freaking years before she died! " I think you need to leave." Alaric said standing up. " No." Carrabelle said confidently. " Not until you tell me why you left us." " Your grandmother told me Cheri died during birth. She said only you had made it. I couldn't stand the sight of you. I thought you had killed her. So.. I left." Carrabelle looked into Alaric's eyes and saw nothing but truth. She nodded and grabbed her things understanding how hard it must be for him. As she grabbed her purse she remembered a picture of her and Cheri before she got sick. " Here you can have it." She said handing him the photo. Alaric nodded and muttered a thank you and Carrabelle left. Alaric looked down at the picture his daughter had given him. In the picture Cheri was smiling her blue eyes looked sad though as she held the little girl that had the same red hair as her. The little girl had his eyes and those eyes matched her wide grin. her two front teeth were missing and this made Alaric smile. HE then started sobbing and he kept sobbing all through the night. Carrabelle did the same thing when she got to the motel but she was sobbing for a different reason. her mother had died thinking the man she loved had left them. She hated her grandmother. A thought suddenly occurred to her. She wanted to know her father. I think Mystic Falls is my new home. She thought as she finally fell asleep.