What Damon isn’t talking about is how desperate and afraid he is of how Bonnie’s unraveling the longer she’s there. He’s had time since they’d arrived together to ponder what he’d be reduced to if alone; to be thankful; and he’s thought about the roads strong, stubborn, Bonnie Bennett might go down. He could never see it going well for either of them. In his imagination, Bonnie always held out for quite a while–but he’s scared and angry and there’s a mantra going in his head for her to stay strong, hold on. Hold on, Bonnie Bennett. please.