delena appreciation week. day 1: why do you love them?

i never know how to reply to this question cause i actually just love everything about them, and it wouldn’t fit into one gifset, but i tried. i love the development of the intimacy between them throught the seasons, i love that when they’re alone together they seem to forget the rest of the world exists; i love their banter, i love that they can joke and laugh at each other freely and it’s not awkward or uncomfortable; i love that they accept and love each other for who they are and they don’t turn their backs on each other and still have each other even when everybody else is judging and trying to fix them; i love that they have fun, they can be themselves and just enjoy their time together; i love all the sexual tension and hotness and insane chemistry; i love that they’ve been protecting and saving each other for four seasons now, especially damon would do just anything to keep elena safe; i love that they can make each other happy; i love that they’re best friends first, then the rest; i love that they’ve seen each other in their darkest moments and still cared; i love that no matter how often they push each other away, they always come back; i love that despite the differences at their core they’re very much similar and they know it.


look at how striking the contrast here is.

when elena was successful after feeding, look at damon’s face. he is happy for her and proud of her and excited for her and he wants her to feel good about herself.

however, when elena tells stefan that she fed successfully without hurting anyone, look at his face. he barely manages a smile. it is like he is disappointed in her and is forcing himself to patronize her like a child. and he makes her feel bad about herself.

that is why afterwards with stefan elena looks like she is about to cry. but with damon she is is overjoyed and leaps into his arms with happiness. because damon makes her feel good about everything she is. while stefan only wants her the way she was as a human.


"Griffin’s molecules became photosensitive, Watson’s mind grew to new heights, and Tesla’s reaction was the most dramatic. His genetic disposition brought forth vampiric traits which had lain dormant in his genes. But your mother? Well, her gift was the most simple and elegant.”