i was thinking about what all of the DEH characters would pursue as careers after the show, and i’ve compiled a list.
EVAN: ya boy is gonna be a writer. not just any writer, though. a writer of informative children’s books about nature. because 1. children are much easier to interact with and be around than adults, 2. he fricking loves trees and such, so he’d get to research them for his book, 3. the show constantly mentions him being a good writer and loving writing but not necessarily being comfortable expressing that, and nonfiction writing is much less personal and can therefore be less intimidating. boom. perfect.
ZOE: for a while i thought about her being a science professor of some sort (psychology, chemistry, biology), because i think she wants to see the world progress and to help people. but i changed my mind. she’s in the STEM field and fluctuates between wanting to work in engineering or medicine. if she isn’t a therapist, a pediatrician, or an OBGYN, she’s a chemical engineer, who works in medication production or in finding new sustainable energy sources. Dr. Zoe Murphy you betcha
ALANA: this girl! ! she seems like a wonderful debater, like someone who would go into politics/political science. she can argue and is very logical, but she can also connect with people and help them get involved. her, in college, studying and studying for the bar and then slayinggggg. she is a lawyer all the way, and often ponders about the possibility of starting a political campaign.
JARED: idek man, but i feel like he’d go into tech. something STEM related, like Zoe, with a minor in marketing. then he’d turn to something that’s still tech-based but has an edge of creativity. i.e. software developer. he’d create some bizarre app (i.e. angry birds) that just goes Viral
also heidi becomes a paralegal and then a lawyer and maybe mentors alana? i love it. and heidi sends everyone a copy of evan’s book, of course.
i never realized the importance of katherine’s quote “ i’m the one that taught you how to love ” until now. i understood it , i agreed with it , but i never truly realized just how deeply she impacted damon’s personality. his fierce love , his passion ––––––– that comes from katherine. granted a lot of it comes from him ––––––– she didn’t give him emotions , everyone has them ––––––– but she encouraged him to feel them fully and capitalize on them. katherine is nothing if not dramatic and damon adapts that style later on. not only did he love katherine , but he also admired her. he admired her power and grace and charm ; he not only wanted to be with her , he wanted to be her. he wanted to be the mysterious , chaotic vampire that she was and he eventually became. once sage reminded him of everything he loved about vampirism , he stopped simply existing and started living the life he’d dreamed of. he remembered the passion that katherine evoked ––––––– the jealousy , the love , the desire , the ambition , the wanderlust ; all of it , and he capitalized on it. and then he waited for her. yes , he slept with other women , but as they said : it’s only ever been katherine. love meant waiting. love meant second chances , and third chances , and even fourth chances because it meant never giving up. he will wait forever for the woman he loves because that’s what katherine taught him. even though it didn’t work out in the end , he spent 145 years loving her absolutely and putting her above everyone , even himself , and that is now ingrained on his heart. whether or not you believe he still loves her , there is no denying that her shadow lurks behind every object of his affection because she’s the one that taught him how to love and that will never go away.