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Feb 27: Favorite Season- Season 3- How Long Till We Call This Love?

On her birthday, Damon gives Elena the one thing that represented hope for her and Stefan. Which only made her realized the depth of her feelings for Damon.

"I got you something. I know I promised not to buy you anything so don’t worry, I didn’t pay for it."
"You stole it?"
"No… I found it."
"My necklace…I thought I’d never see it again."
"Alaric found it in his loft, I figured you’d be happy to get it back."
"I am happy. Thank you."
"You’re welcome."

How long till we call this love?

Elena made Damon go out into the mountains on a full moon to help her find Stefan. Which only ended up putting his life in danger. And she worried.

"What made you changed you mind, Elena?"
"I didn’t want to see you get hurt, okay. I was- I was worried about you."
"Thanks"
"Yes, I worry about you. Why do even have to hear me say it?"
"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."

How long till we call this love?

Damon drives her to Chicago in the attempt to bring Stefan home. Offering himself up as a replacement to Klaus. That’s how much he loves her. That’s how much he loves them both. 

"You want a partner in crime? Forget Stefan. I’m so much more fun."

How long till we call this love?

They cook chili together. They laugh. They smile. Only for them to end the night yelling at each other. Challenging each other.

"You can’t do this anymore, Damon. Not in this town. Not around me." 
"Why not? Nothing I haven’t done before."
"Why is it suddenly so important for everyone to keep me in check?"
"Because I don’t want you to be what other people think that you are."
"What? A monster? Sorry to disappoint you, Elena, but last time I checked I was still a vampire." 
"Yes, I just wish that you didn’t have to act like one."
"I am not Stefan. How about you stop trying to turn me into him."

How long till we call this love?

Damon leaves town. Elena has what can only be described as a nightmare of a night. Beaten, bitten, and drained of blood. And Damon come homes to rescue her. Regretting every second that he was gone.

"Where were you, Damon?"
"I shouldn’t have left.
 I promise you. I will never leave you again.”

How long till we call this love?

Elena is afraid that Stefan is going to break her. So, she asked Damon to help her lock him up. He see her fear. He sees are hard she is training so that no one is able to ever hurt her again. So, he helps her out with a little tip and some reassurance. Which only causes the heat and the  tension caused by their attraction each other to build.

"…that’s your way to a vampire’s heart. I’ll do whatever it is you need me to do, Elena. No ones going to hurt you. Especially, not my brother."

How long till we call this love?

They end the day together. He doesn’t get off her bed. So, she climbs in next to him anyways. She tells him that her brother loves him because she knows this because she loves him too. She falls asleep next to him. And he looks at her and takes it all in as she does.

"I think you’re going to be the one to save him from himself. It won’t be because he loves me. It’ll be because he loves you. Can I tell you the rest tomorrow?
"Sure"

How long till we call this love?

Their plan to take down Klaus goes all wrong. Leaving Damon angry and hopeless. Elena calms him. She tells him that they will be alright. He tells her there is no hope for Stefan. She doesn’t care. They have each other. Which makes whatever they have to deal with or come to terms with easy. 

"I had him, Elena. I had Klaus. This could have all been over!"
"Hey…Hey…Hey, listen to me. We’ll survive this. We always survive. Trust me."
"We’re never getting Stefan back. You know that. Don’t you?"
Then we’ll let him go. Okay? We’ll have to let him go.”

How long till we call this love?

They have a horrible day. Jeremy’s life is in danger. Alaric almost dies. Jeremy chops someones head off. So, she had Damon compel him away to Denver. But at the end of the day, they have each other. And they find a way to make the day end okay. So, they put the guilt they carry over for having feelings for each other aside for one moment and they kiss. Because they both had crappy days and they needed it. 

"No. No. You know what? If I’m going to feel guilty about something, I’m going to feel guilty about this."

How long till we call this love?

Stefan uses her as a pawn against Klaus in the most traumatizing way possible and then leaves her all alone on the road. So, Damon picks her up and takes her home. He defends his brother’s actions and then asks her if she was really okay. And she looks at him like maybe if they kissed, she really would be. But then she feels that sense of betrayal kick in, so she stops herself.

"You can’t kiss me again."
"I know."
"I can’t. Its not right."
"No, its right. Just not right now"

How long till we call this love?

Damon teases her. He tells Bonnie that they kissed because he knows she hasn’t talked about it with anyone. And he wants her to. He wants her to talk about it and think about it and admit to herself what she feels for him.

"We kissed. Now its weird."

How long till we call this love?

Elena is invited to a ball hosted by the originals. Ester wants to talk to her privately but Damon won’t have it. Its too dangerous. He can’t let that happen. She formulates a plan behind his back and does it anyways. And you can tell that it hurts her but it was the only way to get what she wanted. Damon is furious. And when he tells his reason, it overwhelms her. He overwhelms her. His love consumes her. And she loves him for it. And that terrifies her. Which causes her to say something she didn’t mean. Because him loving her was never the problem. It was her loving him that was.

"Sorry for trying to keep you alive. Clearly, Stefan doesn’t give a crap anymore."
"What? So now you’re mad at me for including Stefan?"
"No, I’m mad at you because I love you."
"Well, maybe that’s the problem."

How long till we call this love?

Damon sleeps with Rebekah. And Elena finds out about it. And it bothers her to no end. So, she goes around and rants about it to everyone all day. Including Alaric. Because Rebekah got back at her in the one way that annoyed her most. 

"Isn’t that what you want? Revenge? Because I pretended to like you and then I stuck a dagger in your back. I mean, that’s why you spelt with Damon, isn’t it? That’s why you’re tormenting me? Because I hurt your feelings."

How long till we call this love?

Damon gives up the fight. He sees that Stefan is coming around and wants Elena back so he lets her go. And resorts back to being “the bad guy” again to try and push her away. He tries to help his brother in ways he knows she wouldn’t approve. But she doesn’t nudge. That doesn’t shake her. Its way too late for that now. 

"And Damon?"
"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 them."

How long till we call this love?

Damon’s life is in danger. Again. Rebekah takes him in the middle of their plan to take them all down. Elena worries. She is ready to drop everything to go and save him. She even uses logic that she has only ever had with Damon. And at the end of the day, she can’t look Stefan in eye and tell him that she isn’t in love with Damon. 

"What he would want and what we should do are two different things."

How long till we call this love?

Damon and Elena go on a road trip together to bring back Jeremy. Elena using it as an excuse to “explore” her feelings for Damon. Which she knows she has. Its irrefutable. She just can’t admit it. Because of the expectations she thinks people have on her. Because of the expectations she has for herself. Her feelings for him terrify her because Damon lives his life in reckless abandon. And she isn’t suppose to love someone like that. But she yearns to live a life like that. To live a life freely. A life without the pressure of living up to anyones’ expectations of her. So, she takes a moment for it. And she kisses him. She lets her feelings she’s trapped inside for so long explode out of her. And she kisses him with reckless abandon.

"Elena…"
"Don’t…"
"Why not?"

How long till we call this love?

Elena falls back and bangs her head hard. Who is there to help her up? Damon. Who does Elena clutch onto and lean on while exiting the room the others take down Klaus in? Damon. Who is the one that makes the decision of choosing between them the most difficult decision she has ever had to make? Damon. Because she wants to choose Damon. She does. But if she chooses Damon, she would feel like that would be a betrayal to Stefan. And that she would lose him because of it.  You can see it in her eyes as she talks to both of them at her doorway. Looking at Stefan every time she mentions losing one of them. But if she chooses Stefan. She knows that whatever she has between her and Damon would have to end. And she doesn’t want to lose that either. 

"And I just don’t know what I’m suppose to do… I mean… If I chose one of you, then I lose the other. And I’ve lost so many people I… I can’t bare the thought of losing one of you."

How long till we call this love?

Elena spends the day faced with this difficult decision. Exploring her feelings. Describing them to Matt. And when Stefan comes back, she wants to let him go. She was ready for it. But she puts it off because it can wait. So, he kisses her for the first time in what has been months because he knows what she was about to do and she loses all the strength she had to do it. And she changes her mind. Because he makes the fear of her feelings for Damon easier to bare. So, she lets Damon go. Despite making her feel alive. Despite how being with him completely takes her over. She lets him go. Because her fear in the way she feels for him. Her fear in the unknown is too much for her. She wasn’t ready for it. She wasn’t strong enough yet. So, she makes up her mind and goes against her heart. 

"The problem is Damon… When I’m with him, he just consumes me."

How long till we call this love?

How long? It was love from the start.

"It was my birthday. Damon and I spent the entire summer looking for Stefan. And I was trying to put on a good face because Caroline was throwing this party for me, but I was just so sad. I was two seconds from deciding I wasn’t gonna go, I was gonna leave the room, until Damon walked in to give my birthday gift. It was the necklace that Stefan had given me. I’d lost it, but Damon knew what that necklace meant to me… what it meant about my feelings for Stefan. Even though he loved me, he gave me the one thing that represented hope for me and his brother. I knew how much it hurt him. But he did it. It was the most selfless he’d ever been. And in that moment, I loved him. I mean… I didn’t want to. It terrified me. But for that moment… I loved him."

"The sun is filling up the room, 

                                 and I can hear you dreaming. 

                                                                Do you feel the way I do, right now?” 

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February 28 : Favorite Overall Delena Moment

#this moment tops everything for me #because it finally answers the question of whether she would have still chosen damon as a human #all through their relationship it’s been in the back of damon’s mind #this deep nagging insecurity that he is second choice #that she would be happier without him #and this is the moment that i think it finally hits home with him #it doesn’t matter #they will never know if human elena would have somehow ended up with him #but elena loves him now #she doesn’t want to live in the past and wonder what if #she wants to look to the future and they are the future #and that since they’ve been together #no matter the obstacles that have been put in their path #somehow she has always found her way back to him #it doesn’t matter who or what came before the start of their relationship #what matters is that they here now #she chooses him now and for always #and i love how you see it finally click with him #he agrees with her and then he kisses her #and in that kiss he lets the past and his insecurities go #this is their life #now is all that matters 

anonymous asked:

I read Anya's post about the DS convo's in 6.15 and it was a light bulb moment for me in understanding it was about Damon's insecurity and Stefan being like Elena in seeing the light about what real love means. I had the same negative feelings after the episode. I was so angry about what it felt like the writers were implying and was ready to follow in your footsteps and quit the show but you ladies made me see it for what it really was.I think I can watch again,

Yeah. I think by me watching that episode from a place of negativity and the fact that I’d already sort of removed myself from caring about the show, it was easier to just take it at face value (which was maybe the writer’s intent) and make some pretty superficial conclusions about what it meant.

I got really pissed that they seemed to be putting forward that Elena was in some way responsible for all of the Salvabro’s heartbreak and that loving her was a mistake for both of them.

Like, REALLY pissed. 

I may ship DE and adore Damon but I’m not one of those who only likes Elena because Damon likes her and then turns on her when things fall apart. I don’t actually hold her responsible (although accountable) for much of anything that happened to them, considering the fact that these dumbasses are, like, almost two centuries old and even they haven’t figured this shit out yet.

So, when Anya made a post about something sort of related but not exactly and there was a thing she wrote that clicked and the actual meaning of those scenes became clear. I remembered the connections between DE and SC relationship dynamics and realized what it was really about.

It’s just about Damon and Caroline both being insecure and still placing SE’s relationship on a pedestal, like the pinnacle of what true love is supposed to look and feel like: 

"Stefan is your epic love" and “You and Stefan, epic”  ”Stefan. Think about Stefan.”

It’s about how they always feel undeserving or like the second-choice/back-up plan:

"Why am I never the one?" and "You had a choice to make; you chose Stefan" "I don’t deserve you. But my brother does."

Then from Stefan’s pov, we see him pretty quickly arriving at the same realization that it took Elena seasons and seasons and so many wrong choices to get to, which is that he was mistaken in the past about what love is supposed to be. Real love can’t always be defined and categorized and it doesn’t follow specific guidelines or have a set of criteria. Real love is, "he got under my skin and I just can’t shake him"  and "I may not be able to explain what I feel for her, but…" 

It’s about SC and DE both being relationships that had one person being insecure and idealizing someone else’s relationship so much that they convinced themselves they didn’t have a shot in hell and so they lose faith in ever having their feelings reciprocated. Meanwhile, the other person has such strong preconceived and overly-romanticized notions of what love is supposed to look and feel like that they almost miss their chance when real love actually presents itself.

Yes, it was very much framed in a way that it could be interpreted otherwise and it was certainly baiting for people who (like me) only took it at face value but following this show’s pattern, it’s actually nothing to do with anything other than DE and SC. It’s not foreshadowing the future, it’s clarifying the past.

help raise TVD ratings

so i’ve been checking vampire diaries’ news and i’ve read that the show might be in trouble b/c of their ratings. the last episode was the lowest yet. let’s help out and trend on twitter about how much we truly love the show, b/c it is an amazing show. the best i’ve ever watched, for me at least. i feel like people have been boycotting or deciding not to watch the show because they’re not getting what they want or they’re disappointed in the writing and writers. there’s even antitvd posts and tags. let’s just enjoy the show and see what they have planned for us, that doesn’t mean you can’t create trends for your otps and whatnot but, let’s still support the show. tv shows are supposed to make you cry, laugh or get mad. they can’t make everyone happy! so let’s show our support- meaning all of us whether you’re delena, stelena, steroline, bamon, bonkai, klaroline, forwood, kennett or whatever. so, let’s do something BIG every now and then to show our love and support towards TVD! ALL OF US!! TRENDS ON TWITTER WORK THE BEST! say something like WE LOVE TVD! let’s help the show get back on track, we can even help recruit more viewers. i don’t know about you guys but, i do not want the show to get canceled- it’s too amazing!

That's Not Your Choice to Make Part 5

Sorry guys, this part is really short. i was having a hard time writing it. I’m going to try to make part 6 a little longer than the others, I was having  huge writer’s bock for the past couple of days for this part. :/

Caroline took a step forward to Stefan looking him up and down taking in the sight in front of her. Stefan’s eyes were slightly dark and had blood dripping from his chin.

 “You look different”, she said.

 Stefan shrugged giving a slight grin and kicked some rocks from the ground.

 “Yeah, well, I was hungry, I didn’t have a blood bag and I wasn’t in the mood for Bambi”, he replied coldly. Stefan started to walk towards her, not breaking their eye contact.

 ”What’s wrong with you?” Caroline said while taking a step back.

 “Well, you looked like you were having fun and I thought that I would join you”, he said while continuing to walk toward her.

 “You can’t Stefan. Unlike me, I can control myself and not literally rip people apart”, She stated.

 Stefan smiled, knowing that The Ripper was coming through and that he kind of liked it. He was in control, for now.

 But how long would it last?

 For right now, Stefan was enjoying this dark flirtation with Caroline. He’s only seen the soft, sweet, protective side of her and was now curious what this new Caroline was like. He was inches away from her now and pushed some of her hair behind her ear. Their new energies were flowing out of them, Stefan began licking his lips and starring at Caroline. She was trying not to look at him, knowing that her emotions would come through. She didn’t want to do this, but the Caroline that kissed him back at her cabin wanted to kiss him with all her heart.

 I don’t care about him… I… I can’t care about him.

 “Let me play with you”, he said teasingly with is hand still on her neck.

 Caroline took a step forward to him and they were so close that, if one of them made the slightest move forward that their lips would touch. She was finally able to look at him and then she leaned towards him bringing her mouth to his ear.

“Fine, let’s play”, she whispered, gently allowing her lips brush up against his ear.

 Stefan’s whole body tingled to the way that she spoke with such lust in her voice. He hopped that Caroline was feeling something at this moment. Neither of them had acted this way towards one another; it was scary and so exciting to see where this was going to go.

 She slowly stepped backwards and Stefan grabbed her arm and she stopped. They both looked down at Stefan’s hand that was on her. In sync they moved their heads together to look at one another.

 “Let’s”, Stefan whispered back with a mischievous grin. As Caroline was biting her lower lip.

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Elena was standing near the backdoor listening to their conversation just to be on the safe side if anything would happen. Bonnie came walking up behind her with a drink in her hand.

 “How are they doing?” Bonnie asked after taking a sip from her drink.

 “Well he’s giving it to her and she’s buying it”, Elena said while listening intensely.

 Then there was a slight silence. Elena stepped closer to the door so she could hear better, but she couldn’t hear Stefan or Caroline’s voices anymore. Bonnie could by Elena’s expression that within that moment that something was wrong. Elena quickly opened the door and the girls stepped outside to find only the couple that Stefan had almost killed were still lying on the gravel. The Ripper and the new Caroline were gone.

Elena sighed looking up at the sky in frustration pulling at her hair.

 Great… now what are we going to do?

 The doppelgänger took out her phone and began to dial. Bonnie left for a moment and then came back with two shots of tequila.

She handed one to Elena, “Here, we’re going to need this.” She said. Elena didn’t argue about the shot. She knew that it was going to be a long night until they found Stefan and Caroline.

 Stefan’s plan better work; otherwise I’m going to kill him.

 “Hey”, the voice said on the other end of the line.

 “Damon, we have a problem…” Elena started to say.

 She could hear him sigh on the phone and knew that Damon was quickly coming up with a plan B. Something had to be done just in case Stefan couldn’t be in control for very long and his Ripper side took full advantage.

 “I figured as much from the tone of your voice” Damon replied.

 “They’re gone” Elena said walking back and forth in from of the two victims. Bonnie stood by the door to make sure that no one would come out to see the unnatural sight.

 “I’ve got a plan, just come back to the house and we’ll put it in motion”, Damon ordered.

“Okay, we’ll see you in about thirty minutes… I love you.” Elena whispered.

 “I love you too”, Damon said in comfort.

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