July 21: Three Fights (1/3)
You’re mad at me for including Stefan? No, I’m mad at you because I love you! Well, maybe that’s the problem…No, that’s not what I- No, I got it Elena. I care too much. I’m a liability. How ironic is that?
Damon and Elena spent much of the first half of season 3 skirting around each other. Both aware of Damon’s feelings for her, but never really bringing it up. But finally Damon gets in too deep and puts Elena’s safety above all else, while Elena continues to play martyr.
This fight especially stands out in my mind because while we figured out a while ago that Damon is a softy inside and will sacrifice a lot, but never Elena for the sake of the greter good, it was never outright stated. This fight showcases just how much Damon has changed. It used to be Stefan that cared too much and ruined plans, but the tables have flipped. Elena’s got Damon wrapped around her little finger, and now she knows it. Or, at least can’t deny it anymore.