A Delena July - Day 29 - Favourite Happy Moment
I got everything I wanted Stefan. I got to be in love. I had the summer of my dreams.
The beginning of Season 5 was the happiest we saw pretty much anyone on the show. They’d just had the summer of their dreams and promised each other forever, and almost all their scenes were filled with smiles and laughter. For the first time since Damon and Stefan had entered Mystic Falls, everyone was completely free to live their lives without any problems; and it pretty much gives you a glimpse of how Damon and Elena would have been if they were able to have the human life they wanted at the end of Season 6.
And it just makes me so happy watching Elena be happy, because theres always been something holding her back from it. In Seasons 1 and 2 it was her parents death and her survivors guilt, in Season 3 it was saving Stefan and her conflicting feelings; in Season 4 it was becoming a vampire and having to deal with people’s unwillingness to accept who she is - but now, she finally has nothing standing in her way and she won’t let anyones words stop her from being who she wants to be and with who she wants to be. She spent so long rejecting her feelings for Damon because everyone around her kept judging her for it and screaming ‘epic love’ in her face whenever she even considered opening up about how she felt. But she finally has confidence in who it is she wants to be - and that confidence is what made her a stronger person than “the scared little girl who couldn’t admit what she wants”