Stefan, why did you send Damon to come look for me instead of you? I sent him because lately it seems like he’s able to get through to you in ways that I can’t. You listen to him, you trust him… even when you can’t trust me. I didn’t mean to not… Come on, Elena. I mean, after everything we’ve been through… you can admit it. You’ve been so strong for me, helping me, fighting for that girl who chose you, the girl that I was when I died on the bridge. And I love you so much for wanting to find this cure, because I’d like nothing more than to get her back. Because the girl that she’s become, that I’ve become, is different somehow… darker. Who I am, what I want… What you want or who you want?

No matter how much I missed you or how much I was in agony, I never would have erased everything we ever had. Even if I was drowning in grief. I’d rather hold onto every moment I ever held you, every laugh that I ever heard, every shred of happiness that we ever had. I would rather spend every waking moment in agony then erase the memory of you.
—  Damon Salvatore, Vampire Diaries

1x03And I’ve never met anyone quite like you before, Oh, up, down, turn around; please don’t let me hit the ground, Tonight I think I walk alone, to find my soul desire to go home
8x01But I saw in your eyes I was never alone, Even when It got hard When the shore was too far, Even there in your arms I have always been home


top 50 all time ships (as voted by my followers)
#16. damon and elena - t h e  v a m p i r e  d i a r i e s
“even if it doesn’t work, even if all goes to hell, even if I’m miserable and alone, the smallest chance at the perfect life with you is infinitely better than an immortal one without you. and I know this elena: i love you. and I will love you until I take my last breath on this earth.”