I can’t tell you how much I love that Damon was he one that placed Bonnie’s grimoire on their make-shift grave marker in the woods. Considering everything he did to get it in season one, and the fact that he was the one to try to save the Bennet line…and he is the one to gently place the witches cookbook where it belongs, shows how much he has grown as a character.
I was looking at my SE vs. DE chemistry gifset again and I noticed something about that 5x04 moment between Stefan and Elena:
Stefan only closes his eyes after Elena closes hers and he’s about to close them, you see them getting smaller but he doesn’t fully until Elena does and I just find that so … like, he doesn’t presume, he isn’t thinking “yeah, she’s so into this”, he waits until he’s sure, until she makes a subtle indication of wanting this as much as he does, it’s not enough that she’s leaning forward, that her lips are parted, that she’s holding her breath, that she isn’t pulling away, that her hands are on his face, she has to close her eyes and y’all are telling me that homegirl wasn’t tempted as fuck in this scene?
“Too often we underestimate the power of a T o u c h, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”