“You want a love that consumes you. You want passion, an adventure, and even a little danger.” ¤“I want you to get everything that you’re looking for" ¤ "When I touched you, I saw a crow. (…) A crow. There was fog, a man." ¤ "But whatever I saw, or I think I saw, I have this feeling… That it’s just the beginning." ¤ "She took my breath away." ¤ "It was nice to meet you, Damon." ¤ "She’s got spunk." ¤ "You want me. I get to you, you find yourself drawn to me, you think about me when you don’t wanna think about me. I bet you've even dreamed about me. And right now, you want to kiss me." ¤ "Doesn’t it always come down to the love of a woman?" ¤ "Stay away from me." ¤ ”If this is what you want. I’ll do it.“ ¤ ”Am I going to be safe with you?“ "Yes.” “Will you promise not to do that mind control thing with me?” “Yes” “Can I trust you?” “Get in the car." ¤ ”I saved your life.“ "I know.” “And don’t you forget it." ¤ "You know, I really think that Damon believes that everything he’s done, every move that he’s made, he’s done for love. It’s twisted, but…kind of sad." ¤ "You and I… we have something… an understanding, and I know that my betrayal hurt you(…)." ¤ "I didn’t compel you in Atlanta because we’re having fun… I wanted it to be real. I’m trusting you – don’t make me regret it." ¤ "You look..” “Dashing? Gorgeous? Irresistible?” “Wrecked. You looked wrecked." ¤ "I found out who my birth mother is.” “Ugh who cares. She left you. She sucks." ¤ "You call, I come." ¤ "You do not come into my town and threaten people I care about. Going after Elena: bad move! You leave her alone or I will rip you to bits, because I do believe in killing the messenger. You know why? Because it sends a message." ¤ "How did you know that he was gonna give it to me?” “Because he’s in love with you." ¤ "Which means that somewhere along the way you decided that I was worth saving. And I wanted to thank you for that." ¤ ”Damon, we’re close enough now. I really wanna know how you’re doing.“ ¤ "I care about you, Damon." ¤ "He doesn’t want to feel, he wants to be hated. It’s just easier that way. He got his wish. I hate him, Stefan.” ¤ “You touch her and I swear I’ll never speak to you again.” “What makes you think that has any power over me? Cause I took an arrow in the back for you? You are severely overestimating yourself." ¤ "You have every right to hate me. I understand. But you hated me before and we became friends. It would suck if that was gone forever. So, is it? Have I lost you forever?" ¤ "Katherine really pissed me off and I snapped, and I… I got lucky with the ring. I don’t know what I would’ve done if he wasn’t wearing it. Elena, I’m sorry.” “Thank you for being honest with me. And the answer to your question about our friendship? Is yes. You have lost me forever." ¤ "What you did for Caroline’s mom? That’s the Damon who was my friend." ¤ "Then I’ll protect her." ¤ "It’s Elena." ¤ "I love you Elena. And it is because I love you that, I can’t be selfish with you. Why you can’t know this, I don’t deserve you. But my brother does." ¤ "Is that before or after he kills everyone that I care about, including the two of you." ¤ "Yes, I find hilarity in the lengths that I have to go to to repeatedly save your life." ¤ " I did but then I came back to make sure that you’re okay." ¤ "Damon, I’m your friend. And a friend usually knows when their friend is hurting." ¤ "We just need answers, please don’t do anything stupid." ¤ "Damon, I mean it. All I’m asking is to try and keep it together. Be the better man." ¤ "You need to stop doing that.” “Doing what?” “Assuming that I’ll play the good guy, because it’s you who’s asking." ¤ "I’m in love with a woman I can never have." ¤ "She wants me to be the better man, which means I can’t be who I am. Do you see the problem I’m having, Andie?” “Well, maybe this is who you are now. Love does that Damon. It changes us." ¤ "Let me be clear about something. If it comes down to you and the witch again, I will gladly let Bonnie die. I will always choose you." ¤ "I don’t mind being the bad guy. I’ll make all the life and death decisions, while you’re busy worrying about collateral damage. And I’ll even let her hate me for it. But at the end of the day, I’ll be the one to keep her alive." ¤ "I can’t lose you.” “You won’t." ¤ "Come back as a vampire, I’ll stake you myself, so don’t. Cause I can’t stand the idea of you hating me forever." ¤ "And I know I don’t deserve your forgiveness but…I need it.” “And I need some time, maybe a lot of time.” “Sure, of course. Take all the time you need." ¤ "I’ve made a lot of choices that have gotten me here. I deserve this. I deserve to die.” “No, you don’t.” “I do, Elena. It’s OK, because if I’d’ve chosen differently, I wouldn’t have met you." ¤ "It’s ok, I forgive you." ¤ "I know you love Stefan, I know it’ll always be Stefan. But I love you. You should know that.” “I do." ¤ "You should have met me in 1864. You would have liked me.” “I like you now. Just the way you are." ¤ "It’s ok to love them both. I did.” ¤ “I didn’t want to see you get hurt, ok? I was…I was worried about you." ¤ "Because when I drag my brother from the edge and deliver him back to you, I want you to remember the things you felt while he was gone." ¤ "Because I don’t want you to be what other people think that you are." ¤ "If I admit it…if I even let the thought in for just a second…what does that say about me?" ¤ "Where were you, Damon?" ¤ "I promise you I will never leave you again." ¤ "That’s your way to a vampire’s heart.” ¤ “I’ll do whatever it is that you need me to do, Elena. No one’s going to hurt you. Especially not my brother." ¤ "Do you trust me?” “Yes." ¤ "Hey, listen to me. We’ll survive this. We always survive. Trust me." ¤ "Damon is…Damon." ¤ "Well, you're day-drunk. It’s not exactly your most attractive look." ¤ "There has to be another way. We have to fix it.” “ We will! Hey, Elena. Hey. We will. Okay?” ¤ “Thank you. Not just for this, Damon. For everything… I don’t know what I would do if you weren’t here.” ¤ “It’s right. It’s just not right now.” ¤ “The girl who had a normal life, and didn’t fall in love with vampires.” ¤ "We kissed. Now it’s weird.“ ¤ " I kissed Damon.” ¤ “I said something I didn’t mean." ¤ "I do. I thought I could win her from you fair and square… She didn't want me. It’s for the best, i’m better being the bad guy anyway." ¤ "Damon just sort of snuck up on me. He got under my skin, and no matter what I do, I just…I can’t shake him.” “Once you fall in love with someone, I don’t know if…I don’t know if you can ever shake ‘em.” ¤ “I’m talking about the fact that you’re also in love with Damon.” ¤ “Why don’t you let people see the good in you?” “Because when people see good they expect good. And I don’t want to have to live up to anyone expectations.” ¤ “It’s not just that she makes him a better person, and she does. But, he changes her too. Damon challenges her, surprises her, he makes her question her life, beliefs. Stefan is different, his love is pure, he’ll always be good for her. Damon is either the best thing for her, or the worst.” ¤ “But you wouldn't be! And you would have gotten to grow up and had the life that you wanted; the life that you deserved. And I know that I didn’t use to get that but I do now and I wanted that for you, Elena, and I would have gladly have given it to you and let Matt die; because I am that selfish. But you knew that already. The first night we met is not all that you remember.” ¤ “I think I need your help.” “Of course you do.” ¤ “Blood sharing is kind of personal.” ¤ “Maybe I’m better off dead.” “Don’t you think like that. Elena, you’ll be fine. Okay?” ¤ “Then you go to Damon for help.” “Yeah, because I thought that he would understand.” ¤ “So, thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit, because I should have been long gone by now. I didn’t get the girl, remember? I’m just stuck here fighting with my brother and taking care of the kids.” ¤ “Why am I thinking about you?” “Because you’re a vampire now. And part of you knows you’re a lot more like me than you are like him.” ¤ "Nothing you should be ashamed of. You are a vampire now. You just have to learn the right way to be one. And I’m gonna teach you.“ ¤ "I care because I’m still me. I still have the same feelings, Damon.” ¤ “How do you feel?” “I feel good.” ¤ “She already is like me." ¤ "For someone who doesn’t want to be like me, you sure are good at it.” ¤ “I mean, haven’t we already been here before with Jeremy? Isn’t this why we sent him to Denver?” “Well, we’ll get him out of this and we’ll compel him down to the Bahamas. Maybe he’ll find an island girl.” ¤ “I’m fine with her either way, brother.” ¤ “But, at least you still have Damon.” ¤ “Listen, you go find her, alright? Talk her down, she’ll listen to you.” ¤ “How did you find me?” “Didn’t take a genius to figure it out. Third time’s the charm." ¤ "Don’t let him stop you. I know you want to, but you can’t. Don’t.” ¤ “You saved me. Thank you.” ¤ “Yeah, but if it wasn’t for you…” ¤ “Something’s changed, between Damon and me. Much more than it ever used to be. It’s like – it’s like everything that I felt for him before I was a vampire…” “Has been magnified. Your feelings for him have been magnified.” ¤ “I can’t deny that ever since I turned my feelings for Damon have become more intense.” ¤ “You.” ¤ “I don’t think I’ve ever seen you more alive.” ¤ “That dance that they did today kind of reminded me of when…” “When we danced together.” ¤ “I wanted to dance with you today.” ¤ “I’m happy.” ¤ “Well, he knows that something is going on between us. I mean, it’s the reason that he and I broke up.” ¤ “This is our time. It’s never been right before but it is right now.” ¤ “I finally got Elena to a good place about being a vampire. You two idiots can’t stand that she’s happy because of me.” ¤ “I think I’m falling in love with him.” ¤ “Being sired doesn’t mean you feel differently about someone. I hated Klaus but I still did everything he said. The bond affects how you act, not how you feel.” ¤ “The bond can’t be broken with magic. A vampire only bonds to her sire when she has feelings for him before she turns, human feelings. Vampirism only heightens those emotions.” ¤ “Tyler told me the bond doesn’t affect how I feel, just the way I act. My feelings for you haven’t changed, Damon. Nothing has changed.” ¤ “Everything has changed, Elena.” ¤ “I’ve changed. So have you, Damon. And I’m happy. Just like you were yesterday morning before we knew about any of this.” ¤ “You know what would make me happy? To know that this entire time that I’ve been completely in love with you; that what you actually felt for me; was real." ¤ "It is real. I know that it is. Damon, I know what you’re about to do. Please, don’t do this to me.” ¤ “I have to do the right thing by you.” ¤ “Does this feel wrong?” ¤ “This would be so much more fun if we were naked.” “That was your call. Not mine.” “I was being a gentleman.” ¤ “It feels real. And I’m not ready to let go of that.” ¤ "I want to throw you back in my bed and never let you leave.“ "So do it.” ¤ "I’ve to meet Bonnie She’s teaching Jeremy how not to kill me. Wanna come?“ ¤ "Last time I was here I was completely in love with Stefan, now that’s barely a memory. Is that the sire bond? Or just that I am so happy to be here with you?” ¤ "All the drama, and you’re missing the actual fun part.“ "Elena, we can’t. I can’t.” ¤ “Damon, you can’t keep telling me that this isn’t real. I know how I feel and that you feel it, too. So, stop fighting it.” ¤ “It’s good to see you like that… All normal with your brother. I want that again for you.” ¤ "Christmas was always mine and Stefan’s favorite holiday when we were kids, not that I’ve celebrated it since. I kinda miss that.“ "You’re thinking about how upset he’ll be when he finds out you and I are together?” ¤ "Damon, please.“ ¤ "I’m setting you free, Elena. This is what I want. This is what will make me happy." ¤ "I was ready to fight you on this." ¤ "The one spell that I've never found is how to break somebody from loving too much.”
I love Delena because they love each other so much. I love them because they trust each other, because they save each other, because they accept each other like no one in their life ever did. I love them because they have been through everything together; because they hated each other, because they became friends, because they help each other, because they want each other, because they can let go of each other if that is the best thing to do for each other, but still, they fight for each other. Because what they have is real, and it is so beautiful and painful. Because these two have been through hell to keep the other alive, to make the other happy, even if they got hurt on their way. And these two amazing characters, who are so good and kind and selfless, deserve each other. They deserve being accepted, to be told that they’re doing okay, that they’re good enough. They deserve being loved for who they are. And I love them because they see the best in each other, they give each other what they need, what they deserve. They bring out the best of each other. And most of all, I love them because he fell for her with his humanity shut down, when by what seems to me, he was still sired to Katherine. Because she fell for him at her lowest point, when everyone turned against her, when even she couldn’t live with herself, because he saved her and made it all okay. Because they don’t change each other to other people, they help each other be themselves. They don’t pretend to be people they are not, they don’t hold on to who they used to be at the beginning, when they first met, when Elena was still human and Damon was the “bad guy”. And they are so similar, so they understand each other so well. The look on his face whenever she’s sad, the way she acts whenever he’s falling apart. And I love them because they make each other so happy.
I just love how far they went after everything they’ve been through. Elena hated him and still they’ve started to be friends and the more they stayed with each other, the more the feelings have grown. They have so much chemistry together and i loved every scene they had. They always save each other, no matter what. And thanks to Elena we were able to see a completely different side of Damon, his humanity and his selflessness. Their love is real, and when it’s real you can’t walk away.
Long story short, I just love everything about this ship : the angst, the friendship, the jealousy, the flirts, the saves, the hugs, the dances, the hate, the love.
Okay so there are so many “______ appreciation weeks” now, but there is no Delena one. So since I haven’t seen that anyone’s planning to start one, I’ve decided to plan one myself.
The “rules” are simple: every day for 7 days starting Sunday, Dec. 16th (THE WEEK AFTER THE CHRISTMAS EPISODE) you make a post (it can be a text post, gifs, graphic or anything really) that shows the following things:
Day 1: Why do you love them?
Day 2: Favorite scene
Day 3: Favorite quote (of one of them or another person about them)
Day 4: Favorite song moment
Day 5: Favorite road trip
Day 6: A moment that broke your heart
Day 7: Favorite episode
The tag of this week is #DEAW12.
Please reblog this post to promote this week, because the more people participating, the merrier!
(if you have any questions or ideas for this week, feel free to message me!)