I honestly don’t get why everyone is so excited for Elena/C*dy leaving like y'all realize that them and Mark were literally the only chances we had for a power shift that would get P**l/R*ven/Al*x out that house any time soon right????
She was scared to let him go because once she did, she’d be gone forever. She doesn’t temporarily close doors-she burns them down and replaces them with tombstones. It becomes a place to mourn a relationship that once was but isn’t anymore; a place where dreams, hope, love, the life they shared and the people they were together are buried and only memories remain.