Stefan:Hello, brother. Damon: Stefan. I need your help. Stefan: I got to say, I’m surprised.
Last time I saw you, you seemed pretty hell-bent on severing ties.
Damon: Yeah, in hindsight, that might have been a bit dramatic. Stefan: Well, it’s a little late to take it back.
Even if Sybil made you do it.
Damon: Yeah, see, this is where it gets tricky.
I want to serve her, Stefan, I mean, I have to.
And serving her keeps me away from the big bad devil himself.
And I want to stay away from hell as long as humanly possible. Stefan: By turning off your humanity? Damon: There are worse fates.
Stefan: You know I can help you.
If you let me.
Damon: You’re gonna make me turn it back on.
No, I-I-I-I-I don’t want to do that, Stefan.
Stefan: You have to.
You can’t keep doing what you’re doing.
Damon: Why not? Isn’t this easier?
There are no amends to be made, Stefan.
I can’t munch on bunnies and save people, and work my way back to peace.
So, why? Tell me.
Knowing what I know, why would I ever want to feel again?
Stefan: Because if we can’t feel, then what’s the point of being alive, huh? Damon: Exactly, brother.
What’s the point?
I’m not buying it.
I can see your humanity trying to break through, Damon.
Come home with me.
I can help you be happy again. Damon: How?
Stefan: It’ll take time and work.
But I’ll be there for you. Damon: I-I… I can’t, Stefan.
I ruined everything.
I am your brother, and I love you.
Just come home with me.
I don’t think Elena necessarily came into my life to be my soul mate. I mean, she was. We loved each other, but she was also the only person I’ve ever met who actually believed that my brother was worth loving. And she reminded me that I used to believe that about him too. Her faith in him, it brought Damon and I back together, and yeah, I loved her, more than I thought I could love somebody else, but I think in the end I needed him more than I needed her.
Vampire Diaries 8.01 | I’m talking about hell, brother. Not the kind of hell that traps you in a stone. Fire and brimstone hell. I’ve seen it. I met it up close. Tasted it, touched it. It’s beyond its reputation.
Hayley: I just don’t want her to grow up without a father. Stefan: Hmm. Guess that depends on the father. I could have done without mine. If it weren’t for my brother, I probably wouldn’t have survived the guy. Hayley: So, he stood up for you, and now you’re risking your life for him? Stefan: Yeah, something like that.