(Elena walks out onto the front porch. Damon follows her.)
Elena: I feel like a horrible person.
Damon: You just saved his life, Elena. Take it from me, strange is bad, dead is worse.
Elena: I just can’t stop thinking about what happened the last time I asked you to compel him.
Damon: He found out. And he got over it. Again: not dead, Elena! He’s so lucky to have you for his sister.
Elena: Thank you.
Damon: No problem.
Elena: Not just for this, Damon. For everything… I don’t know what I would do if you weren’t here.
Damon: You should know this, Elena. Stefan didn’t screw us over. He screwed us over but he had a good reason.
Damon: He saved Klaus to save me. Then he stole the coffins to get even.
Elena: What? Damon, if he did it to protect you then… Why would he even do that? What is it even mean?
Damon: What’s it even mean?….. Means I’m an idiot. ‘Cause I thought for one second that I wouldn’t have to feel guilty anymore.
Elena: What? What are you talking about? Guilty for what?
Damon: For wanting what I want.
Damon: I know. Believe me, I get it… Brother’s girl and all.
(He starts to leave then stops halfway down the stairs)
Damon: No!! No, you know what? If I’m gonna feel guilty about something, I’m gonna feel guilty about this.
(He kisses her)
Damon: Good night.
(He walks away.)