- Because no relationship should ever be more important than your friends and family. Being codependant on a romantic partner is nothealthy. - You should never have to bend your morals, or become someone entirely different than the person you are in order to be with someone. - You should be with the one who brings out the best in you, not the worst. - Because no, it wasn’t fate, or destiny that brought Delena together… It was a sire bond! - Damon murdered Elena’s brother, raped her best friend, and terrorized her loved ones. That is simply unforgivable. - Damon has no respect for Elena’s choices, or her value as a person. - It is not Elena’s job to make Damon a better man. As soon as he’s not getting into her pants, he reverts back to the same problematic behaviour and lashes out violently towards others. - Love is caring for the needs of another more than your own, and wanting what is best for that person. By these standards, if Damon REALLY loved Elena, he would have let her go. - Their relationship is toxic and abusive. - Delena’s relationship is based on sex, and is purely physical. There’s no emotional component. - They have nothing in common apart from Stefan.
Silas and Amara met first creating the doppelganger curse,because their love was so strong it was supposed to to last for decades. Then Katherine saw Stefan first, feeling a blinding attraction to him that she didn’t understand, proving the curse had indeed worked. But then Elena met Damon first, and he just consumed her. GUYS DELENA CHANGED DESTINY AND MADE THEIR OWN.
This scene is a lot of things in the majestic journey of Delena.
In 5x12, when Damon tells “Elena” that he needed her, “Elena” says the pressure was too much. Look at her face here. She is proud and happy and loves that she has such influence on him. Katherine totally underestimates Elena’s love for him and Damon totally does not understand the extent of her affection.
For all the DE pushovers (fans that abandon the ship if there is a bump in the road), this scene says it all. When Elena implies if he was going to give up on them because they “weren’t meant to be”, we all hope that their relationship does not end right here. Not 3 episodes into the season. And it doesn’t. Delena is too strong for Qetsiyah’s destiny bullshit. It’s Delena vs the universe and it is 1-0 to Delena.
You see the seriousness of their relationship (listen up DE haters), is not about sex. If it was, he would “stop being with”, “building a future with” and “loving” Elena. Their deep rooted connection stands the test of time and fate.
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