like there are two sides: one that understands elena's choice; because after all she wanted to

Dom & Letty 3.0 - FOTF

“You will never be alone again.

I vow wherever you go, I go.

You ride, I ride.

You fight, I fight.

And if you ever die on me Dominic Torreto, I’m gonna die with you..”

Those were Letty’s vows to her husband the night they got married and this movie presents them in action. In part 6 we got to see Dom fight not only for her but for their love, having to captivate her all over again. Now here in part 8 the roles have been flipped and its Letty’s turn to either fall in line with others thoughts or fight for her husband. The difference in their battles is the fact that Dom was fighting for a resurface of memories and their undeniable draw/chemistry – while for Letty it’s about faith. The question of would Dom do this, would he turn his back on his family…on her, and when all the evidence says yes, does she still have the power to say no. How much does she know her husband, how much does she trust him and their love. She comes through with flying colors.

Like I said even though this is a flip, there are big differences, one of those being knowledge of enemy. Dom knew who his enemy was, he knew what had went wrong with her and who was using that for his own purposes. But Letty doesn’t have this same knowledge. She doesn’t know who the big bad is or why Dom is doing things that are totally against everything he is. That’s where the faith comes into play, because she has to everything off the back of it. Despite others telling her that this may be who he has become she has to go off of what she believes of him and their love and remind them of all the great things her husband has done for them while they’re so quick to give up on or judge him. She reminds us of her position and exactly where her loyalties reside when she responds to Hobbs by telling him that he’ll have to deal with the both of them when he warns her that he may have to put Dom down. She’s not just willing to fight for him, but beside him – and that’s not in the hope that he’s still good, but in the certainty that something else is going on because her Dom would never turn his back, the fight for the family is all he’s ever known. You know its certainty because she places her life in his hands. In the briefcase scene there was this great subtext moment because here’s the reality, that moment after he shot the gun in the air and she turned around and told him that he wouldn’t shoot her because he loved her…this moment really was about choosing – he had a choice, stop her and his baby survived another day. Let her go free and choose losing that. He let her go. It doesn’t matter that she got caught unaware around the corner by someone else…because he let her go. The next scene – the standoff – is also important because here he is again choosing to protect his wife with the knowledge of what it will cost him if he shoots this man. Not only that, but it comes back to that faith again. Because this moment is really her time to prove if she believes her husband is doing this for a reason or because he’s turned bad. She has to either side with him (let the case go) or keep it and get the other guy a bullet to the head – putting Dom in further hot water (it doesn’t matter that she doesn’t know exactly what that hot water is, only that she’s aware of its existence if she believes her husband to be innocent).

In one of my old Dotty articles I claimed that Dom had elevated in his Alpha status, that he had become the kind to analysis his enemy then to plot and plan.  That his control was of self and his lead was of understanding his mates and those around him. This chapter really proved those claims. He planned and adjusted to everything that happened (which I’ll go over in more detail in the review). The only thing he really couldn’t plan or adjust for was his wife. As they say – a driver’s weakness really is his best partner knowing all his tricks. She was the only one able to keep up with him cause she knew his tricks, when she got the briefcase he couldn’t adjust and ended up choosing her not once but twice which led to the punishment of Elena dying (not that I shed a tear – I knew she was gonna die the moment I saw that baby). The enemy’s biggest mistake was thinking it was an either or game with Dom – not realizing that he plays the long game his plan would be getting his child and going back to his wife…instead what she did was taunt the him with one (Letty) and bait his with the other (baby Brian). Big mistake leaving Letty out of her equation because she left something out there to fight for him and for him to fight for. She thought the baby would over compass that, she thought the baby would shadow his wife – she was wrong. It not about choosing the baby over Letty/family – it’s about connecting the two.  

I see people saying things like the baby ruined the relationship, it ruined Dom/Letty. No the baby may have ruined the fantasy as you saw it…but he didn’t ruin that relationship. Every one of their chapters has shown that nothing comes between that love because that love is the factor. Letty is not bothered, or upset by this child…and why would she be? It wasn’t something that intentionally happened and when she told Elena that she understood her relationship with Dom, she actually meant it. The baby wasn’t/isn’t a threat to her marriage. It doesn’t mean Dom was in love with Elena, cause he wasn’t. It doesn’t mean that Letty can’t have her own kids with him, cause she can. It doesn’t mean she’s gonna mistreat baby Brian, cause even though he may not have come from her womb – he is still a part of her husband and like him family means everything to her. It doesn’t mean that their kids will take second place just because it came second – understand that there will be no distinction between these kids. Understand that just because this baby didn’t come out of her womb doesn’t mean he’s not her son too. That’s what the Fast & Furious has always been about –a family created not by blood but by bond. Dom and Letty are now parents – maybe not in the way we originally thought/wanted, but in a way that’s not wrong regardless.

One of my favorite things about this series and about this relationship is everyone understands that when it comes to Dom and Letty – the shit that’s between them is undeniable and there’s no walking away from it. When they reunite and he lets her know he hadn’t walked away, she says she knows. Dom and Letty see themselves as soulmates, as bonded, as ride or die. Whatever you wanna call it, it all means the same thing -Love- They’ll follow, they’ll ride, they’ll fight, and they’ll die for it. Isn’t that the ideal, isn’t that why we clamor for it, why we cling to and love it?  

We’ve gushed at their cuteness/power, we cried when she died, we cheered with a blood of vengeance when Dom sought revenge, we fought for the Letty comeback, and we all gasped and gave a standing O when we all saw Letty’s pic after the credits, we died and came back to life when Dom fought for her, their love and their future. We threw our hat into this ring a long time ago and I don’t know about you guys, but mine still resides there and always will as long as the franchise holds close those ideals that are so dear to me - Loyalty, Love, Family, Romance and the sacrifice/fight in the name of those things. As long as it centers and protects the Dotty goodness. Familia remember that we fought for this shit right here. Our OTP’s love is written all over this piece and that is in part thanks to us fans. Romance is thrown to the side in action flicks, used to create some angst by killing off one of the lovers or back-filler that gets no real shine.  But with F&F we get it all, the action, the romance, the family. Sixteen years and the pairing is only getting stronger. I loved this movie because it really defined the love this time around. I don’t just mean romantic love either. It really put the quote ‘you don’t turn you back on family…’ to work, because even though some of them had been misjudging Dom the moment his life was in danger – what did they do? Every time I think they can’t emote further, that they can’t make me feel more about the emotion that resides in these films and yet every time I’m wrong. With the Dom and Letty relationship when I say it defined the love…I mean it really cemented what love means to them – as a pairing not just from Dom to Letty. If I had to pick one word to describe their type of love it would be faith. We’ve seen the trait throughout their relationship over the years and in a big way in part 7 when he let her go on the faith that she would figure it out and come back to him (cause you can’t tell someone they love you). Like I said earlier, it’s her total being in this film - because their faith in one another is so strong, so is the certainty of their love. The reason they can trust one another so immensely, the reason they’re so loyal to one another, the reason they’re so willing to sacrifice, the reason they make each other so damn happy is because of that certainty. They give and know its to be returned with the same passion. They love each other and they always will. It’s the reason they work, the reason they always find themselves together. It’s the reason they’re so indestructible. It’s the reason we’re so damn blessed.


Notes: Videos not mine first one is Queen of hearts and the second is of course one of my all time favs - you know I always gotta in with a ConquerGravity video because the vids are just so damn on point to what I’m getting at. Every time I see a ConGrav vidseo it always makes me see a bigger picture of what I think and feel about this pairing and they’re relationship. None of the videos are new cause the new film just came out but oldies can make you feel new things. I didn’t put everything in this post because I am coming out with a review of the movie and theres a lot of points that connect to that so I stripped this down and left it as bare as possible. I went and saw the advance showing…but I’m going again tonight to see it so I’ll write the review after and hopefully have it up by later Sunday night. Sorry this is so long with no images…

Other Dotty / Vincelle Works:

Dotty Ship Awareness Part 1 / Dotty Ship 2Dotty NonCasual /Future Wishes for F&F / Vincelle Actor Relate Awareness

Other Fast and Furious Post(s):

Brian & Dom

Clairvoyant Disease (Aaron Hotchner x reader)

                   „Agent Y/L/N?”

                You were surrounded by stacks of files so you didn’t see anyone approaching you. Tall, dark haired man was standing in front of your desk.  He was wearing grey, expensive suit. He was in his late forties and behind him stood older, less dressed up man.

               “How can I help you?” you asked not sure what this was all about. They looked rather intimidating and you saw that they were carrying guns. After a moment you realized- they were from the FBI too. You knew them.

               “ My name is David Rossi, this is my colleague Aaron Hotchner.” The older one, David, smiled at you. “ Do you have a moment?”

               “I’m here on a internship. I don’t think my boss would appreciate me having a brake.” You moved the finished files and wanted to grab the new ones but Aaron Hotchner moved them out of your reach.

               “ We are Special Supervisory Agents with the BAU.” He quickly stated. “ And we had spoken to your boss. You can take a break to speak to us.”

               You raised your eyebrows and quickly felt yourself getting annoyed.

               “ I know who you are. I study your cases. I will repeat my question. How can I help you.”

               Two agents exchanged quick glances. David Rossi seemed to be amused.

               “ I can’t imagine that a smart, young FBI agent with good credentials would enjoy her time sorting through the old files.” He stated, the smile still present on his face.

               “Old files are not particularly interesting.”

               They looked around your little cave. You observed from your seat. You suddenly became intrigued.

               “ I can only speculate about why you are here…” You started but Hotchner interrupted you.

               “You always wanted to work in the archives after your graduation? I know you studied profiling and have a criminology degree.” Aaron Hotchner looked straight into your eyes.

               You read about the team and therefore you thought you knew them well but no amount of research could prepare you to being profiled by them. Because that’s what they were doing.

               “ Is that why you are here ? You want to question my carrier choices?”

               Rossi chuckled.

               “ You know what your academy professors think about you?” He asked.

               “ They say I am a freak.” You stated simply. It was years since you felt touched by their comments.

               “ I wouldn’t put that so bluntly Y/N. You have a gift and you are wasting it in this dungeon.” Rossi  was the one to look you in the eyes now.

               You bit the inside of your cheek.

               “So what exactly you want me to do?”

xxx

               “Lisa Elena Edison, killed in Seattle in 1987 was the first victim. He killed another five women the same year.  His victimology is all over the place. “ Emily Prentiss handed you the files as you both walked towards the airport.

               “ In 1990 he came back and killed another four. This time in New York and only prostitutes.” Spencer Reid was walking beside Prentiss.

               “ Big cities.” You murmured to yourself. “ I understand you think it is work of the rope killer.”

               Morgan looked at you with one eyebrow raised.

               “ You did your homework.” He smiled.

               “Always do.” You smiled back without knowing. “So where we are headed now?”

               “Dallas.” Agent Hotchner answered without turning around.

xxx

               You sat next to Prentiss on your way to the town where last two murders were committed. You found her presence very calming.

               The team was surprised when Rossi introduced you. Maybe a little suspicious too but they quickly focused on the case and not on the young agent that was presented to them as a consultant.

               You sat in your seat quietly and listened to their conversation about the case.

               “ We profiled the guy to be in his late forties. That would make him  about sixty now.”

               “He was active almost his whole life but the gaps between kills are odd. There may be more bodies out there.” Morgan stated.

               “The signature is too unique.” You said not looking up from the files you were reading. “ He always left his victims tied up with the same kind of string and in the same way. He wouldn’t kill without it.”

               “We saw many copycats agent y/l/n.”

               “She is right Morgan. It is possible that we are dealing with the same guy. It is highly possible this unsub is still alive and active.” Spencer defended quickly defended you.

               Hotchner closed his file and stood up from his seat.

               “ Morgan, Prentiss and JJ talk to the families of the last two victims. They will be waiting for you. Rossi and Reid will start working on the geographic profile. Y/n you will come with me to the last crime scene.”

               If they were surprised by his decision they haven’t shown it.

xxx

               The ride to the crime scene was uneventful. You talked about the case but you focused more on the city itself. It was your first time in Dallas and you behaved like a tourist what Hotchner found amusing.

               “Do you want to know who pointed you to us?”Hotchner asked as the silence fell between you.

               “ I know exactly who it was.” Your mentor’s face was still present in your nightmares even after three months.

               “ You can’t blame him y/n. You do have a good reputation amongst the FBI agents and he didn’t want you to waste that.”

               “If by reputation you mean they think I’m weird , then you are right sir.”

               Hotchner looked slightly annoyed.

               “ People are afraid of what they don’t understand. I can assure you that the team is different in that matter. We make our own judgments. Besides you’ve met Reid, you should know what I’m talking about.”

xxx

               “ He is not consistent.” You said and begun to put on your gloves.

               “Please explain.” Hotch searched his pockets for his badge and showed it to the policeman who stood in the doorway of nice, big, one family house.

               “ We are in a good neighborhood in a nice house.”

               “ He used to kill in abandoned buildings, motels. I see your point.”

               Stairs muffled the sound of your footsteps as you and Hotchner made your way to the bedroom.

               “Detective.”Hotchner shook  the hand of tall, slightly overweight man. He stood in front of the bed with small notebook and pen in his hand.

               Old school, you thought.

               After quick exchange of pleasantries you two were left alone.

               He was standing next to the closed bedroom door as you looked around the room. You knew you will be judged. That’s why he restrained himself from stepping in. It was your time for showing what you really are.

               “Where was the husband when the murder happened?”

               “ On a business meeting.”

               “Business meeting that doesn’t require the wedding ring.” You pointed to the small jewelry dish on the vanity. “ Something wrong with the marriage?”

               “Because he left his wedding ring at home? You based your judgment on that?” Hotchner asked without changing his expression.

               “You saw the walls. Alicia and Frederic Rutherford are not together on any of those photos and you noticed that too.”

               Aaron nodded.

               “The official cause of death was blood loss but we know he was strangling her too. That pattern is the same on all of the victims.” You looked through the crime scene photos to figure out how the body was positioned. “ He tortures, cuts her, and then waits for her to bleed out. We know he cut through an artery because blood is even on the ceiling.”

               Suddenly you fell silent. Hotchner seemed surprised but you experienced this before.

               Visualizing the what happened was fairly easy this time. You knew where she laid because of the photos. The state of the bed and pink painted walls was showing you that the victim suffered greatly.

               She was petite, stunningly pretty even in her late thirties. She was tossing on the bed frantically  when killer decided to finish her.

               He was standing on the right side of the bed because the blood droplets. There wasn’t any on the carpet there.

               You gasped when you realized something. It was hardly possible that man in his sixties would manage to drag young, fit woman all the way to the bedroom. You looked at preliminary ME report. No sign of head trauma. You have to wait for toxicology  report but you didn’t think she was drugged. Overall it looked like a work of the rope killer.

                Fuck, you needed to focus. Bring all the facts together, you encouraged yourself.

               Clean chair on the left side of the bed.

               “It is him. The rope killer is killing again. And he has help.”

               Hotchner processed what you said for couple of seconds.

               “Let’s get you out of here.” Your hands were shaking when he  was leading you out of the room with his hand protectively placed on your back.

               In the car he gave you a pack of tissues.

               “Is this normal?”He asked.

               “ My nosebleed is not important now, sir.”

               He started driving and you tried your best to pull yourself together.

               “You can call me Hotch, Y/N. ” He kept his eyes on the road so he didn’t saw when you raised your eyebrows.

               “So I passed your test Hotch?” This time he looked at you. You held eye contact for a brief moment.

               He didn’t seem surprised.

               “Of course you did.”      

Part 2 here!

Where did Elena Gilbert disappear to?

I really don’t understand why Julie Plec keeps referring to human/vampire Elena like they’re two different people.

They’re not, she’s just writing vampire Elena pretty lousy, or rather unclear. I get her idea, she’s trying to tell us there are two sides of Elena, just like there are two sides to every person - one side that is pure, and one side that is dark. Stefan represents Elena’s pure side, while Damon represents the darker one. So when she says that Elena, as a human, would have never been with Damon because that was the time of her purity, and a romance between human Elena and Damon would have ruined her character, she’s saying that now, as a vampire, Elena allowed herself to explore that dark side.

There’s really no point in discussing the means of how Elena got together with Damon, because it’s pretty safe to say the sire bond is one storyline no one saw an eye to eye, despite their shipping preferences.

The thing is, Elena’s transformation from a human to a vampire wasn’t done well. Season 4 is to blame for that, since one part she spent sired, and the other without her humanity, so no one knew what Elena’s really thinking or feeling at that point. And later, the matter was never addressed. We were all supposed to believe that vampire Elena is a different person just because she became a vampire, which is nonsense.

The thing is, Elena Gilbert doesn’t exist. She didn’t change, she turned a completely new leaf. So, where is Elena Gilbert?

Honestly, it’s idiotic to say Elena finally got together with Damon just because she became a vampire and therefor discovered her darker side. Her dark side was present while she was a human as well, which is why she was able to develop an attraction towards Damon, it’s just that her pure side was far more active. So what changed? Is the mere process of becoming a vampire enough? No. It was stated on the show, time over time, that once you become a vampire, your personality is magnified. Everything you once felt, you feel more intensely now. So wasn’t Elena supposed to become even more compassionate than she was before? Instead, she’s become less, choosing to kill someone just because it’s an easy way out. Unless you’re trying to tell me she was a demoralized, passive participant in her own life who didn’t want to get out of the bed after a break up even before she became a vampire? 

I’m still trying to find an explanation to why Elena is the way she is, because assuming that transformation from a human to a vampire is enough is plainly idiotic. Is that what really defines us? Our ability to breathe, the beating of our heart, blood coursing through our veins? Do our bodily functions define us as people? Or do our choices and the lives we lead? Things we learn and experience and people we surround ourselves with? 

I get that Elena can’t be miss sunshine 24/7. That I’m not going to like all of her decisions and that her choices won’t always be right. But Elena is being the complete opposite of who she was before. Are writers trying to tell us something? Are they trying to point out what was said before - that Damon can be either the best or the worst thing for her? Or is it just faulty writing? 

Because, until now, Damon keeps proving that he’s the worst thing that could have happened to her. Elena lost her sense of moral, she has no real purpose other than being with Damon, her relationship with other characters became practically non existent. As we’ve seen in the latest episode, Damon is so full of hate and resentment. He feeds off of it. He’s motivated by it. All he does is fill Elena with that hate as well. All that hate is a big burden to carry for an 18 year old girl. He makes her sit and drink to someones death. He makes her remember all the horrible things that happened. And she does. She remembers it. She even agrees John deserved getting his fingers cut off, despite him being her father and giving up his life so she can live. She remembers the hate she held for him, but she doesn’t remember the tears she shed while reading his letter, or the rose she had put on his grave. She doesn’t ask herself, not even once, how come she’s in love with a man who can torture a dying woman, a woman he spent more than a century loving and waiting for.

Then she spends some time with Stefan who doesn’t force his opinion on her. Who listens to her and tells her she can think and feel whatever the hell she wants, but also points out that he disagrees and why. And it makes her think, because it makes her remember. And she learns how to forgive, again. She manages to overlook every bad thing Katherine has ever done to her and the people she loves, and she forgives her because at some point you have to stop holding a grudge over someone. At one point, forgiveness is all you’re left with. She pays her price, but she says it herself that, no matter what, this is one part of herself she never wants to lose.

And you can see her, the glimpse of Elena, the girl we knew, the girl who was introduced to us. For a second, you dare to think that she didn’t disappear.

Maybe that’s where she’s been all along, hiding between her smile directed to Stefan, and sitting on the bed of a woman who caused her so much harm, ready to forgive. 

anonymous asked:

Whats your take on Bonnie and Elena treating Caroline as a "best friend"? Don't know if you've talked about this before but your so good at making things clear and writing meta :D

Thank you! :D I haven’t written about this topic yet, but I’m happy to dive into it.

BTW- thank you for your patience! I just really wanted to finish that Stelena meta before writing any others. :) 

Trigger Warning: This is not pro-Elena.

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The Vampire Diaries- "It's a story of Elena falling in love with Damon to the same extent that she is in love with Stefan" - L.J. Smith

“It’s a story of Elena falling in love with Damon to the same extent that she is in love with Stefan”——- 

This is something we have to remember. It’s not about whether she loves Stefan or Damon. She loves them both and we’ve watched two individual love stories. The difference is how she loved them and how her relationship with one and being in love with them affected her life and who she is for each. It’s the journey and growth of her character in the end. That right there is what makes this ridiculous and confusing show bearable for me. 

When growing up we all go through this. We explore, we lose ourselves, dive into our desires, test the waters, and we grow but only from that, do we truly know and find out who we are and what we want. I can understand that, and after that, it makes it more believable to me that Elena truly knows who she wants and who she is. 

We’ve all seen Elena change and last week I was thinking that it wasn’t just that she changed, it started to seem like she is who she is depending on who she is with. This confirmed in my head that we are still going through that life transition of her finding out who she is. And to be honest 6x02 felt like the third point of the triangle, closure for delena. She fell in love with Stefan, and then she fell in love with Damon and now moving forward will be about her finding herself, her journey back to who ever her core really is and who ever that core really loves.

That is why I have no doubt in Stelena. She fell for him instantly, as if it was something deeper than memories and desires, as if it was already apart of her, something eternal. That was the one thing she was always sure of and never doubted, that she loved him. Even in 2x20, when Elena and Stefan were at the top of the mountain talking through her existential crisis, the moments before death when she had to come to terms with where she stood in life, she says, “he doesn’t really know what love is and to be honest I don’t know if I do. I’m seventeen years old. How do I know any of this yet. I know that I love you Stefan, I know thatShe understood that she was too young to supposed to know what love is, and even then, she knew she loved him. She was madly in love with him with out any uncertainty. He is her core, her forever.

I’ve been seeing this floating around a lot, and for good reason; it’s thee declaration to the fundaments of their relationship and their love.

"Elena could not and would not separate from Stefan” (With out some supernatural force)

“I didn’t feel comfortable letting her let go of what is pure in her heart, which is StefanMay I repeat: which is Stefan.

That is soo meaningful and that kind of love is ‘Epic’. And True. True Love. 

I never could understand why anyone would want that kind of love jeopardized, tarnished, or discredited.. As a fan of the show, crazy about Damon or not, why would you want to ruin that? Don’t get me wrong, I get the appeal of Damon Salvatore, the sexy, exciting, dangerous bad ass. I get the appeal of Delena: Elena being allured to his darkness. That’s the 1st point of their love story. Again with the quote from above, ”I didn’t feel comfortable letting her let go of what is pure in her heart, which is Stefan, to explore the darker sides of her impulsesOnce again, EXPLOREThis is part of her transition process I explained above, her exploration in life to find out who she is and what she really wants. As exciting and dimensional this chapter might be, it really is just a stepping stone to her true self, a rightful passage. 

Julie Plec once responded to a Stelena shipper on twitter about something. She said something along the lines of this, ”You must have never fell for the bad boy. It’s confusing and it hurts.“ Their relationship is a life lesson. Something we all go through. At the same time, for once she was able to be selfish, let loose, lose her self, part of the exploration process before growth. He allowed her to explore her darker impulses, which she needed. And she succeeded in this; this relationship served it’s purpose, the ending, the closure to it’s story.

The second point to their love story is that Damon needed to be loved. It wasn’t truly about Elena and Damon being in love together. Damon seen how compassionate she was and seen what her and Stefan had; he knew she was capable of giving that to him and needed that more than anything, to be loved, in order to finally be complete in life, in order to fill that dark deep hole in him to finally grow and be his own person. And with this also, it was succeeded; this relationship served it’s purpose, the ending. At the end of 5x22, "Damon finally had what he wanted in life. He was happy.” The closure to it’s story. 

Their love has always come from selfishness and what they gain from eachother. Elena needed him to be able to peek into the dark, needed things to be about her for once without worrying about others or doing the right thing, and from her, he was able to be loved, for once. 

Their 4x23 scene said everything about what going into that relationship meant to them 

Damon: I wanted to apologize…

Elena: Good.

Damon: Let me finish. I said I wanted to. And then I realized, I’m not sorry.

Elena: You would rather die than be human, and you expect me to be okay with that?

Damon: I didn’t say you were supposed to be okay with it, I just said I’m not sorry. But you know what I really am? Selfish, because I make bad choices that hurt you. Yes, I would rather have died than be human. I’d rather die right now than spend a handful of years with you, only to lose you when I’m too old and sick and miserable and you’re still you. I’d rather die right now than spend my last final years remembering how good I had it and how happy I was, because that's who I am, Elena, and I’m not gonna change. And there’s no apology in the world that encompasses all the reasons that I’m wrong for you.

Elena: Fine, then I’m not sorry either. I’m not sorry that I met you. I’m not sorry that knowing you has made me question everything, that in death you’re the one that made me feel most alive. You’ve been a terrible person, you’ve made all the wrong choices, and of all the choices that I’ve made this will prove to be the worst one. But I am not sorry that I’m in love with you. I love you, Damon.

So pretty much what was said 

Damon: I’m not sorry I destroyed your life because I want what I want. This is about my needs. End of story.

Elena: I’m not sorry about the good things you did for me or the bad. I’m not sorry that everything is wrong and that this is a bad decision because I want what I want. I want to be free from caring about what is wrong and right. 

lol i really am trying not to be an asshole, but the majority of their declarations make me laugh because the writing and parallels are showing just how shallow this relationship is… It’s like the little puddles you step through to get to the street.

Anyway, It’s incredibly enticing when someone will be selfish for you, always choose you, you over everything, when they are obsessed with you. You. You. You. I’ve fallen for guys that were obsessed with me, simply because of that; It made me feel good because it was all about me. It really had nothing to do with him or us. And it’s not really right to want to be with someone because of your selfishness. “He makes me feel free.” because there is no fundaments to their relationship as long as he has her, anything goes. No one is challenging her to be a better person or to find strength in doing the right things by other people and by herself but in elena’s selfish and exploring phase she lets herself relish this. In damon’s side we know that he gets what he wants at any cost, any cost of hers as long as she’s alive so he don’t have to live without her. It’s not about being in love, again, it’s about him being loved.

In 2x20 Damon doesn’t want to lose her. He is hell bent against her decision. 

Elena: It’s my life, Damon. My choice

Damon: I can’t lose you

Even though it goes against everything she wants, he forces blood down her throat so he don’t lose her at her cost. To him, it’s obviously not about her life, her choices and dreams, it’s about his.

Later at the top of the hill with Stefan, Elena says, “But he did this to me, Stefan, which means he doesn’t really know what love is.” Because real love is not about gain, and being selfish; it’s not a one sided thing. It’s a very mutual understanding of each other and caring of each other. You fall in love with people for who they are but then real deep love you fall in love with the way you love each other, it opens yourself up completely. You feel 100% safe because the way you’re loved and everything in you is understood, like looking in a mirror. You don’t have to worry about the constant struggle of his needs against yours, or your family and friends safety because he only thinks of you or because you guys have a big disagreement. Don’t get me wrong, no relationship is perfect but it can be more workable if it’s two of you in it together for each other.

Even past all that, I don’t think Delena will ever leave a pleasant taste in the general audience’s mouth. As general viewer, and not a crazed fan of damon, I don’t think you can ever feel him transcend fully to redemption as long as he’s still reeking the benefits of his betrayal to his brother. He destroyed his brothers life by taking away the very thing that made him whole. The beautiful love he shared was snatched out from under him. And believe me, we want his true redemption; we want to like him, but that pit still lingering there makes it hard, absolutely even if you don’t 'ship’ Stelena. It’s the principal. And the other thing is, we’ve always known he was madly in love with katherine. He was always begging to be loved, and we know this with Elena too. But now that he has finally experienced this and no longer 'needs’ to be loved, it would be really rewarding for him to find someone he can fall in love because he fell in love and not because he needed to. With someone he fell in love with on their own, he would be with someone that is actually for him. True love. And again, we do want these things. (I am seriously routing for this Bamon thing)

So with all the transitions of their journey a side, Elena and Stefan represented so much. Beauty, pure love, friendship, hope, unshakable power couple fighting for their friends and the better of this world and fighting outside influences to stay together. It was powerful. And they were young lovers. They were coined soul mates from the very beginning and even sense this we have been shown parallels and given dialogue that tells you they are the same person. That they are two sides to the same coin. That they belong together. Imagine how beautiful it will be if after all these horrendous life events and obstacles that has made them lost, they find their way back to each other. Like a magnet. Like gravity. ;)

No matter what, I will always be able to see the unearthy power in them that most people in life are not lucky enough to experience or understand. 

No matter what it will always be Stelena

Crazy or not that kinda love never dies.

Damon And Elena: Forces That Transcend Worlds

Damon: “You are by far the greatest thing to ever happen to me in my 173 years on this earth. The fact that I get to die knowing that I was loved. Not just by anyone, by you. Elena Gilbert. Its the epitome of a fulfilled life.” 5x22

If you still doubt the endgame after this masterpiece of a finale I’m afraid there’s nothing more I can do for you. You’re either willfully ignorant or just fucking stupid. 

Taking Stefan and Caroline completely out of the equation, there’s no better proof that this whole series is Damon and Elena’s love story than this episode. 

Because I’m still crying. Its been eight fucking days since I finished watching ‘Home’ and there are still tears in my eyes. I’ve never been more emotionally impacted by anything in my entire life. 

It’s their love. Not just the story, the road to their well-deserved endgame, their legendary journey from hate to love to lust to truth. Their love in and of itself is by far the greatest thing I have ever witnessed in my twenty years on this earth. 

There’s nothing like it. There never has been before now. There never will be again. 

There’s a reason I say that they are one love to rule them all. Because what transpired between them in this episode could never in a million years be replicated or even accomplished by anyone else. They are simply in a league of their own. 

The love story to end all love stories. 

Beginning with the parallel that made their real first meeting on May 23, 2009 thousands of times more meaningful and relevant than it already was. 

“Listen, I wanted to spare you the gory details, but then I figured well I’ll be lying, and the whole point of saving the universe will be moot because you’d be pissed. So here it is. Project Kaboom needs someone to trigger the explosion so to speak.” 

“Okay… Wait you? No Damon no, absolutely not. No.”

“Go with your first instinct Damon, lesson learned.” 

“Look at me. Damon. Do you see a future with me? Because that’s all I see.”

“Elena, I’ve seen it since the second I laid eyes on you.”

“Then don’t go on a suicide mission.”

“Technically it’s only half a suicide mission because we’re gonna be bringing people back from the Other Side, and I am gonna be with them.”

“Well then what if something goes wrong?”

“Alright not to relive old fights, but this is my choice, and I need you to respect it.”

“That was a low blow.”

“Hey. I will make it back to you. I promise. I promise you.”

This is when I knew he was going to die. Even though I’ve known it for months, even though the signs have been littered throughout this entire season, this conversation was confirmation that Damon wasn’t going to make it back to her.

Because after five seasons of uncertainties, of miscommunications and near misses and vicious angst, both Damon and Elena have finally reached a place where they recognize that their future lies with each other regardless of the internal and external obstacles they face. 

Season five was all about them working through the kinks in their relationship and coming to terms with their own individual struggles and weaknesses that had the potential to ruin them if not dealt with. Now that they’ve been legitimately broken up for legitimate reasons they realize that all of their problems aren’t anything they can’t overcome. They are ready to put aside doubts and fears and expectations in the name of their love for each other.

They are ready to walk side by side into hell if they must. Anything, no matter the consequences, so long as they are together.

“Do you see a future with me? Because that’s all I see.”

Elena Gilbert has never been this certain of anything before. She’s never once been able to look into her future and see something concrete, something that she wants that will actually last. 

And now she does. Now amidst all of the other difficulty in her life she sees Damon in her future. She has plans and dreams for that future. She will fight for that future. 

Damon has always represented Elena’s future. From the very beginning he was the most solid potential she had for a life beyond tragedy and supernatural danger. 

After everything that has tried to come between them this season Elena now truly understands that Damon is the direction she’s been going in from the start.

And apparently Damon has felt the same way for some time. 

“Elena, I’ve seen it since the second I laid eyes on you.”

This callback to their first meeting on that abandoned road could not be more important.

We’ve known for two seasons now that Damon met Elena first, the night her parents died. But there has never been much discussion of it beyond Elena confronting him about it after she completed the transition and the allusion she made to it during her confession of true love to him after graduation. 

Despite the unbelievable relevance of their first meeting, it is never spoken of. It’s simply accepted as another crucial detail of their love story. Something that brought them together when they least expected it.

But this parallel to that night proves how significant it really is that he met her when and how he did. Because she unknowingly changed the course of his entire life. She gave him a small glimpse into the life and future he could have once he let go of Katherine. 

This is how you know it has always been them. That this series is their story above anything else. 

The future is only ever mentioned in abstract terms on this show because of the constant threats that hang over everyone’s heads. And any time that someone broaches the subject it gets glossed over in favor of the current dilemma.

Both Stefan and Matt tried to bring the concept of the future into their relationships with Elena. Matt actually had a whole plan of where he and Elena would go after high school. Stefan intended to keep Elena human and continue living as human an existence as possible with her. 

Elena never reciprocated either of these hopes for the future. She flat out admitted that she wasn’t all that interested in what Matt was offering her. And rather than shutting Stefan down, because what he offered her was what she believed she wanted at the time, she merely told him that she couldn’t think about the future when everything was so uncertain in her present.

She no longer possesses this reticence towards the future and the potential it could hold for her. Now she can comfortably look ahead and see someone that she wants to be with and build a life with. She feels secure in what she has with Damon and all the fascinating places it could lead. 

And that is the first reason this episode is the ultimate evidence for their endgame. Because Elena Gilbert, despite the endless clouds of danger and pain that hang over her head, could give a damn about what might be coming for them as long as she can look forward to that future. To a life with Damon. 

Endgames are about the future. They are about being so sure of your love and trust and happiness with someone that not being with them isn’t an option. All roads lead to that person no matter how many different ways you look at it.

Damon is the end of every road for Elena. He has been since they crossed paths on a road three years ago. And she sees that more clearly now than ever before.

Which makes the tragic end of this episode infinitely more painful. 

Starting with how Damon died.

“What the hell are you doing?”

“You said to respect your choice. And I did. Now you can respect mine.”

“Woah, no, no that’s not how this works Elena. The second we cross that border you’re gonna feel everything, you’re gonna drown all over again. It’s gonna take you back to the night you died a human.”

“I know what I signed up for Damon. And I’m all in. What are you staring at? Drive.” 

Two things: what the actual fuck.

And WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK.

She got into the car with him voluntarily and drove into a fiery explosion knowing she was going to die.

This girl, who has died twice and almost died twenty times that much, willingly chose to die a third time to be with the man she loves. 

She didn’t even hesitate. She got into his car and shut the door with absolute purpose. The kind you only have when you’re so sure of the decision you’re making and why you’re making it that no one can dissuade you. 

Elena loves Damon so much, wants to be with him so much that she chose to die with him, that way if something went wrong and they got stuck on the Other Side they would still be together. 

She didn’t want him to die alone. She didn’t want him to be stuck in a supernatural purgatory alone. 

She didn’t want him to find peace or get sucked into oblivion alone. 

Damon has spent most of his life alone. Granted much of that was self imposed solitude, but his intention was always to end up with someone he could share himself and his life with completely, without reserve. He assumed that person was Katherine and that’s why he waited over a century for her.

It turns out he waited 145 years for a different doppelgänger. One who really would love him and trust him and live with him and die with him without reserve. 

Damon loves with no limitations. Every ounce of his being, his heart, mind, body and soul is devoted to the one he loves. To Elena.

And she loves him the same. Otherwise she never would’ve gotten in that car with him. 

“Damon…”

“I know. I know.”

The next time someone tries to tell me that Stefan and Elena’s romance was epic I’m going to die of laughter. 

Because if you want to talk about epic romance you should be talking about Damon and Elena.

Their last moment together on the same side of the veil as they barrel towards a certain death has them silently telling each other ‘I love you.’

They didn’t even say the words. Such is the power and promise and passion of their love that they didn’t even need to voice it to know it was the undeniable truth. 

And then Damon reached for her hand as the car sped directly towards the front windows of the Grille. 

They died holding hands. 

Do you understand what that means.

THEY DIED HOLDING HANDS. 

That is how you do epic romance. This nonsense declaration that Stelena had this epic love is complete bullshit. It fizzles and dies in the shadow of the real epic romance. It could never measure up to the unconquerable majesty that is Delena’s true love. 

And if it isn’t enough that they envision a future together, that Elena refused to let Damon sacrifice himself alone, that they held hands as they died in a fire (seriously the amount of symbolism for their bond as twin flames is practically its own plot line in this episode), then Damon’s death soliloquy should seal the deal. 

Because if hearing him say goodbye to Elena as she broke down and begged him to stay didn’t move you to tears than you are fucking heartless. 

“You lied to me.”

“Even if I wanted to apologize, you couldn’t hear me. So I won’t.”

“Please don’t leave me.”

“I don’t have a choice baby. You are by far the greatest thing to ever happen to me in my 173 years on this earth. The fact that I get to die knowing that I was loved. Not just by anyone, by you. Elena Gilbert. Its the epitome of a fulfilled life. It’s never gonna get any better than this. I peaked. I love you Elena.” 

“Please. Please come back to me.”

“Bye.”

“Come back to me.” 

This is why I’m still crying. 

This is why it’s been a week and I am still a wreck. 

Because what the fuck is this. No one, I repeat NO ONE, could ever achieve what Damon and Elena did here. No one could ever exhibit so much raw affection and devotion. 

No one could ever have a love that defies the existence of the veil between life and death. 

Elena is alive. Damon is dead. 

And this is the most beautiful, intimate, heartbreaking scene they’ve shared in five seasons. Which, considering the nature of their romance and the moments that have accompanied it, is really saying something.

Just to prove it, let’s dissect every second of this agonizing genius. 

“You lied to me.”

“Even if I wanted to apologize, you couldn’t hear me. So I won’t.”

In just over a hundred episodes Damon has never broken a promise to Elena. Somehow, someway he has always made sure to follow through for her even when the circumstances seemed impossible.

This is the first time that there just wasn’t any way around it. 

And unfortunately this broken promise, this lie, is taking him away from her. Permanently. 

Which merely serves to compound the already mind-numbing tragedy of this.

For gods sake she died with him to avoid this, to ensure that she wouldn’t lose him. She crossed over to the Other Side to be with him in life or death. It didn’t matter, so long as they were together.

And now that choice has been taken from her. Now he’s forever beyond her reach. 

“Please don’t leave me.”

Elena Gilbert has lost an almost incalculable number of people over the years. She’s experienced more grief in her life than anyone ever should.

And in all those losses, through all of that grief, she has never once begged for the person who was dead or dying not to leave her. She has never pleaded with them or even the universe itself for the ones she loves to stay with her.

But as Damon is standing right in front of her, invisible to her eye and silent to her ears, gently touching her hair and looking at her like she is the only girl in the whole world to him, she’s tearfully beseeching him not to leave her behind like everyone else she’s ever loved has.

He was the only one who had never left. The idea of losing him was unfathomable to her. That’s why she chose to die with him.

And it blew up in her face. Literally. She’s losing him anyway.

This is when the sobs began.

“I don’t have a choice baby.”

Let’s just not even talk about how fucking tragic it is that the first time a pet name is EVER uttered on this show in the context of a romantic relationship that half the ship can’t even hear it being said.

Although the fact that he used it so naturally and sweetly proves he’s called her that before. In private, in the deep stillness of the night when it was just the two of them and the rest of the world was nowhere to be seen or heard.

Baby.

He fucking called her baby. 

Damon Salvatore, king of the legendary love confessions, adores this girl so much that he uses a completely modern term of endearment with her. 

Because she’s his girl. He can call her that because she’s his. 

Finally, after over a century of waiting to have a real partner in life, someone who reciprocated his feelings, he found a girl who really is his to love, to cherish and protect and devote himself entirely too.

And now he has to leave her. 

“You are by far the greatest thing to ever happen to me in my 173 years on this earth. The fact that I get to die knowing that I was loved. Not just by anyone, by you. Elena Gilbert. Its the epitome of a fulfilled life.”

This far and away eclipses every incredible affectionate monologue he has ever given her. This is when I could no longer see through the haze of my tears.

As if we didn’t already know, this verifies for all time that she is everything to him. After nearly two centuries on earth he credits her with being the single greatest thing to ever happen to him. Something that made his life worth it. 

And to top it all off, as she completely breaks down in front of him, he remains entirely calm and peaceful, content with his predicament because he is dying as a man loved by an angel.

Because that’s exactly how he sees her. Thats exactly what he’s saying here.

It isn’t that he was loved, finally, as he deserved after all these years.

It was that he was loved BY HER. 

It was her love, her acceptance and trust and affection for him that made his entire life, and all its persistent darkness, worth it.

He doesn’t care that he had to wait over a hundred years, that he had to spend five years held captive in metaphorical hell, that he existed for essentially six decades with no emotions, that the woman he died for deceived and betrayed him. 

None of that matters because it brought him to her. And she was worth it all, every second of misery and self loathing and insecurity and torture.

All because she loves him. That’s what gave his life meaning. Fulfillment.

Are you crying yet. 

“It’s never gonna get any better than this. I peaked.”

How is it even possible for a man to love a woman this much. 

The man is essentially condemned to disappear into some supernatural oblivion, to never see this girl that he loves more than life itself ever again. And rather than choosing to lament his fate, he finds peace from the happiness and love that she brought to his life. 

She is the highlight of his existence. Being with her, loving her and being loved by her was the peak of his century and a half as a vampire. 

I can barely wrap my mind around it. 

Their love is divine. Almost religious in its righteous supremacy. 

“I love you Elena.”

And this is where my mental faculties shut down.

Not because he told her he loves her.

Because of how he told her.

In the epitome of the Sotto Voce Damon voice. 

Soft and serene and so damn sweet I’m crying just thinking about it. 

He whispered it like he was saying a prayer, thanking every god in every religion in every universe for this girl’s very existence, for bringing her to him and allowing her to love him, and him to love her.

He views her as a gift. A miracle. Everything in the world that he’s ever wanted.

And he couldn’t be more grateful that after all the horrible decisions he made he was granted the privilege of being with the woman of his dreams. The only girl for him.

His twin flame. The mirror to his soul. 

How can anyone actually expect to compete with this.

How can anyone even imagine that they could ever be equal to this love that is so all-consuming, out of this world, beyond the realms of sanity, that brings you the utmost joy and despair all at once, that laughs in the face of classic true loves like Romeo and Juliet. 

No one can hold a candle to this. Damon and Elena are their own, a love that can’t be totally explained or understood simply by virtue of its utter fire breathing magnificence. 

Because at the end of all this, it doesn’t matter that Damon is supposed to be gone. That Elena believes he is gone. That even Damon himself believes he will never see her again. 

Death cannot defeat them. 

No separation, no amount of time or distance can stop them, can keep them from each other, can conquer what they’ve built together.

Damon Salvatore and Elena Gilbert are a sovereign force of passionate pleasure and intimacy, unbreakable trust and loyalty, raw and brutal love.

Damon may be gone, but that won’t stop them. Nothing can.

Because their love is a force that transcends worlds. 

5 Reasons Why Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries Reaches a New High

The last episode of The Vampire Diaries, “Let Her Go,” easily became one of my favorite episodes in the show’s history. We’ll touch upon the episode a bit more in this review, but I mainly want to focus on why this season has continued to impress me. After barely holding on in seasons four and five, I am beyond thrilled that this show has gotten its act together and has recommitted itself to the qualities that we loved so much in season one. It’s like a miracle, or something. Now that TVD is taking a short three-week hiatus, let’s examine the main reasons why this season is really, really working for me.

Brace yourselves, because I have a lot to say.

 

1. KAI PARKER, EVERYBODY

This one is pretty self-explanatory for anyone tuning in this season. And if you’re not watching, then do it for no other reason but to witness Christopher Wood steal ever seen that he appears in. TVD hasn’t seen a more threatening antagonist since Klaus circa seasons two and three. The writing for this deliciously psychotic villain has been nearly flawless. He’s deranged, driven,and acts without remorse. (Well, there’s the whole Luke’s-Compassionate-Side-Influencing-Kai thing, but I will reserve judgment on that until we see where that’s going exactly). But perhaps his most inviting traits are his biting wit and dry sense of humor. He’s funny, like, in the Season-One-Damon sort of way, but only better. It’s just hard not to love him, even if he is kind of a scary, unpredictable maniac. I also really like the fact that he doesn’t have his own magic, and only absorbs magic from other sources. It gives Kai a good chip on the shoulder without making him sympathetic. Christopher Wood is a phenomenal talent, and his presence has given the show a much needed lift. I’m hoping that he stays, but I’d cool it with giving him feelings of empathy. In a TV universe full of anti-heroes and redeemable villains, sometimes I just want my bad guys to stay bad.

2. Steadfast Storytelling

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the mythology of the show. While I believe TVD has excelled in it’s storytelling in earlier seasons, it all kind of got out-of-whack and confusing in the last two (I still don’t get the entire Travelers business, but whatever). In season six however, the writers have thankfully taken their time to set up the mythology of the Gemini Coven. This was actually pretty cool because it linked various characters – Liz and Luke (the witchy college twins we met last season), Jo (Elena’s mentor and Alaric’s love interest), and Kai (Snarky Supervillain) – as siblings with a painful history in which psycho-brother Kai tried to kill them all. I loved the whole concept revolving around the “merge.” I loved that this coven had such weird and crazy rules regarding twins. I loved that these witches indulge in invisibility at the most opportune moments. The structure of this mythological narrative doesn’t feel overwhelming as other stories have felt in the past. It feels steady, and fresh, and exciting. And the execution of the merge was handled very well, with Luke dying instead of Jo. I’m interested to see where this story goes after the hiatus and how it concludes, but so far it’s been riveting.

3. Bonnie the BAMF

I could probably write a twenty-page essay on Bonnie alone because that’ just how much I have to say about this character. If I’m being real, Bonnie’s characterization has troubled me since season two. She showed an incredible amount of potential in season one, demonstrating inner-strength, vulnerability, and complexity ever since she discovered her magic. However, in the seasons that followed, Bonnie was wrongfully pushed to the background, used more as a plot-device (the go-to witch for Elena and The Salvatores), rather than an actual player on the show. Any attempts to showcase Bonnie’s point-of-view was usually cut short before it was fully realized, like her story with her mom in season three, or dad in season four. Even the Expression story line, initially filled with promise for a darker, sinister Bonnie, ended up disappointing. It wasn’t until season five, when Bonnie returned from the dead as the anchor to the other side that the character finally felt like was coming into her own. She started to feel integral again, not just because her actions pulled the story along, but because she affected every character, altering the fabric of the show. Her sacrifices in the season five finale established her as a woman of empowerment and selflessness. And from there, her most excruciating and astonishing journey began. 

Coming back to season six, Bonnie was placed in the most precarious of circumstances, living in a prison-world set in 1994, trying to regain her magic, and coping with the only companion she had left – her former enemy Damon Salvatore. Watching Bonnie and Damon together those first few episodes were better than I could have ever imagined. They complemented each other so well in their bantering, friendship, protection, and love for each other. These early season six scenes are true gems (I’d go further into it, but, then this would be a super long review and I want to avoid that). Despite the awesomeness of Bamon, it wasn’t until when Damon made it back to the real world, leaving Bonnie with Kai, that Bonnie’s true story took shape. We saw Bonnie stand her ground against Kai, patch herself up after he impaled her, and subsist when he escaped the prison, making Bonnie the lone survivor in the alternate universe. Isolated from everyone she has ever loved, Bonnie was forced to come to terms with living in an empty world. As Julie Plec stated on Twitter in defense of her writing choices, Bonnie has THE story this season. The reason, you ask? Because we get moments like Bonnie burning the tree on Christmas, running to meet up with Damon and Elena only to be shattered by finding nobody there, contemplating suicide by tearfully uttering “It’s the loneliness, I can’t take it.” Graham shines, ya’ll. She slays this entire arc in which we see Bonnie hold on to hope, lose hope, only to find it again in the midst of a complete breakdown. 

And for those of us who clamored for months for the much anticipated Bamon reunion, we were not disappointed. Damon is the first pit stop for Bonnie after she rescues herself, and their joyful embrace was perfection. I’m excited to see how Bonnie is reintegrated into her old life. She has undoubtedly changed from her journey, but I’m most curious to see how she copes with a potential case of PTSD, and who she leans on for support. 

This has been a sublime character study. Bonnie emerges triumphantly as one of the best characters on canvas right now.


4. Caroline Takes the Lead

Much like Bonnie, Caroline is another secondary character I’ve been waiting to see thrive in the forefront. I understand that because this show revolves around our core three, the rest are not going to have their stand-alone stories, but I’m glad that season six really took the plunge and gave both Bonnie and Caroline individual arcs that supported their growth as characters. 

I was on the fence with the cancer story line. My main concern was that I didn’t want Stefan and Caroline to be drawn together by tragedy like most of these couples are. But, what I found was that Sheriff Forbes’s impending death wasn’t just about Stefan and Caroline falling in love, but also about Caroline as an individual. This story was about Caroline losing her mother, and Caroline dealing with the possibility of unrequited love, and Caroline finding immense comfort in her best friend. This story was told through Caroline’s eyes, with multiple episodes beginning and ending with Caroline. Because everyone knew Liz’s demise was approaching, it already made this particular struggle with mortality different from all the other sudden and immediate deaths the show has seen. With this, we got to see Caroline deal with it over a small period of time. She sat with her grief, her anger, her frustrations, her fears. That’s what makes this story so heartbreaking, real, and human. It also exemplifies another brilliant character study of the season. 

The journey of this arc, resulting in the beautifully written episode last week, just proves why this arc will be remembered as one of TVD’s very best. Candice Accola and Marguerite Macintyre are true winners. 

Caroline’s emotional voyage will continue to develop after the hiatus since she has turned off her humanity in efforts to numb the pain. I can only hope that her experiences as a vampire gone rogue differ from that of Elena’s.

5. Steroline Delivers the Feels

This one kind of snuck up on me. As a huge fan of Stefan and Caroline since season two, I have always considered their friendship as the sweet spot of the show when everything else was messy and haphazard. But turning this flawlessly platonic bond into something romantic was an idea that left me doubtful. However, much to my surprise, the transition from friends to something more has been so enjoyable to watch. It’s awkward and sweet at the same time. It’s a kind of love that we had not yet seen mature on this show before, which is why this pair is a breath of fresh air. Rooted in a place of friendship, trust, and mutual support, it makes so much sense for these two individuals to be together. One can imagine that this relationship will be healthier than any of the ones we’ve already seen. But, of course, any great love depicted on a show has got to have conflict, angst, and tension. And Steroline has all of these things from Caroline feeling abandoned by Stefan at the beginning of the season, to not being able to define their relationship, to not finding the right timing. Witnessing this relationship blossom before me has me wearing a dumb smile on my face. Steroline’s first kiss was perfection. Stefan’s admission to Damon about his feelings for Caroline was perfection.

But, of course, with Caroline’s new predicament, we are going to see Steroline struggle some more before the relationship finally finds its footing, but I’m all about that, man. I am so here for this.

Other Great Stuff From Season 6: 

1. I am so pleasantly pleased that Jo and Alaric are pregnant and engaged to be married. Will this be TVD’s first ever wedding and pregnancy? Guys, I’m psyched. I’ve loved Alaric since forever and I’m happy that he’s found happiness and even happier that he’s found it with Jo. She’s my kinda gal. 

2. 1994’s pop-culture, fashion, and music gave us unexpected nostalgia. It was awesome while it lasted. 

3. Stefan and Damon finally acting like real brothers, minus the bitterness, animosity, and girl-drama. This feels right. This feels earned

4. Matt and Tyler as cops? Odd but possibly a good direction for them both. Except, wait, why would Tyler risk killing someone and triggering his werewolf curse?

Overall, the writers of TVD gave us what they promised – more focus on the characters and a turn back to season one. They have exceeded my expectations immensely. I’m really hoping that I don’t jinx it, but for now, I’m a happy viewer. 

And that about covers it. Of course, there are some details that I don’t like about this season (and a D-plot that I really don’t like), but I’m on such a TVD high right now, that I’m going to leave this review feeling warm and hopeful for what the rest of the season brings. 

Until then, much love.

6.19

This episode jesus.

So since we’re down to Nina’s last few episodes i wanted to watch these episodes and see if they’re going to give any change to Elena’s character and i don’t know why i still have expectations with this show because it keeps getting worse and worse. There was so much wrong with this episode but 2 characters were the MVPS who dropped so much truth and i’ll talk about them but first lets get the boring people out of the way. Here’s my review.

Alaric & Jo | They’re still very boring, and seeing as how i don’t care for neither of them I don’t understand why they’re still on here. It seems Jo’s only purpose is to make Elena realize of what she truly wants in life and who the hell knows why Alaric is on there maybe to be Damon’s cheerleader like everybody else on this damn show who knows but whatever they were boring.

Matt | Once again he was made to be a plot device, and have a 5 second scene of checking a wound where he was almost killed. Can y’all just give Matt his farewell and send him on his way? Seriously any episode he’s in he’s either being held hostage or almost getting killed just let him go already. I get that he’s basically the only human left among his “friends” but its time for him to die permanently or leave town because there’s no purpose for him anymore. I like Matt, he deserves better than his characters been given so give him his deuces and leave MF.

Enzo | Okay did i go temporarily deaf or did that fool call Damon his “old friend” when he was talking to Lily? Then bitch about Stefan again? I’m sorry who was the one who left you in a cell to die and then kill the woman you love? Oh right DAMON. I ain’t got no time to deal with Enzo his time on this show ran out a LONG time ago and this little storyline with him and Lily made him no more interesting. 

I hope this isn’t going to be some freaky hookup story or something between them because ew, but it looks like he’s going to help her stop from becoming a ripper again which would be very ironic seeing as how he constantly bashes Stefan for the same thing. Enzo just has no purpose, he’s either bitching about something Stefan did or holding someone hostage dude either die or shut the hell up because i don’t care anymore.

Now onto the MVPS of this episode….

Bonnie Bennett | YES MA’AM MY GIRL SAID SHE WAS PUTTING HERSELF FIRST!!!!!

One of the things the writers are getting right this season is how they’re handling Bonnie’s character because after seasons of her sacrificing for these people she’s finally realizing how they never appreciate what she’s done for them in return and she’s saying fuck that and putting herself first. She let Damon know that she wasn’t just going to let his mother have the chance to bring Kai back or those vampires/witches who could kill them all, she’s fought too long and hard to get back to her life for it all to go to hell again and that’s what i loved to hear. Bonnie taking control of who she is and giving no one any mercy.

She also dropped so much truth tea on Damon about the cure and she was right on the money with what she said. I was warming up too the idea of Bamon but when he tried to attack her that’s when i jumped off that train because it reminded me that he’s an asshole and doesn’t deserve anybody especially Bonnie. She deserves way better than that and more.

Lily Salvatore | I know some of y’all may have a problem with her but I love her because even though she has parenting issues, she also schooled the hell out of Damon the whole episode. She knew just how messed up he was for keeping the cure from Elena, knowing that it would make her happy and wasn’t going to give it to her so she took it upon herself as punishment to give the cure to Elena herself and i was here for it because he was too much of a selfish asshole to do it. She may be getting to know her sons again but one thing is for sure she isn’t a pushover and is just as lethal to get her point across.

I’m not sure where they’re going with her storyline but it looks like she’s going to be a ripper again if they don’t get her friends out of the other world and something tells me this is going to end badly. Bonnie has the device to get back to her world so its going to be a showdown no doubt.

Steroline | I feel like with these two they always try to flip back and forth from friendship Steroline to relationship SC and it just doesn’t work. I liked that Stefan was trying to help her get her humanity back, but that all went to hell with those visions because they were once again using Liz’s death to prop them again and i’m not here for that. I don’t understand why they took such a great friendship and ruined that, their first time was with their humanity shut off and they’ve been terrorizing people together so right off the bat whatever they have isn’t healthy and i’m still not feeling the vibe that Stefan wants to even be with Caroline. 

I know he cares for her, but ever since S6 started they’ve been forcing the fact that he HAS to be with her, everyone telling him he HAS to save her, HAS to be bring her humanity back and Stefan really has had no say. No ones told him that he doesn’t owe her anything, that all he has to be is a friend to her and that’s the problem. I think he’s more with her out of guilt and sympathy than anything else and i’ve said it and i’ll say it again he’ll never love anyone like he does Elena so Caroline won’t be 1st in his heart. Caroline deserves a good man, but right now she just needs to mourn her mother. They’ve put so much emphasis on SC that they haven’t had time to show Caroline just be sad and try to take it one day at a time and they probably won’t but that’s what should happen. 

sidenote: Loved what Caroline said about DE, not one damn lie was told!

speaking of….

Damon & Elena | I’m so disappointed at the fact that ever since S4 they’ve taken Elena’s character and made her a puppet for Damon to do and say whatever he wishes to happen. Everyone pointed it out to him what has been the truth since forever and that’s that he doesn’t give not one care to the choices Elena makes or what she wants it all about what he wants. Her happiness has to revolve around him, and if it doesn’t he gets a temper tantrum. He lashes out and takes out his aggression on the people who Elena loves, but that’s not the sad part its that Elena will look past all of that and still forgive him. Its not like she’s blind to his evil deeds either because those are the only memories she has of him so my question is why is still with this man who’s caused her life so much hell?

In S1 what happened when Damon found out that Elena was on her boyfriend’s side about not getting the grimore from his father’s grave? He threatened to kill Elena and turn her into a vampire.

In S2 what happened when Damon got mad that Elena made her own choice? He snapped Jeremy’s neck.

What happened when Elena wanted to make the choice to sacrifice herself to Klaus? He fed her his blood, so that she’d come back as a vampire knowing good and damn well she didn’t want to be one and then almost killed Stefan for defending her.

In S5 what happened when Elena(katherine) broke up with him? He killed Aaron, and almost killed Jeremy and Bonnie.

Its very clear that from all of this that Damon doesn’t care about Elena’s free will unless he has any say about it. Even when he died at the end of S5, when he came back he made sure to force his way into her life and even though she had erased her memories of him he didn’t care.

That brings us to the cure storyline, and this is what gets me about Damon. He says all these words about loving Elena, but when the time comes to show it he provides no proof. He didn’t like the fact of her growing old, having children, having an actual happy human life without him in it even though he knows that’s what she wants. 

Elena SETTLED for Damon, she settled becoming a vampire because she had to, she settled becoming the person she knew she didn’t want to be but she was never suppose to become this person in the first place.

We truly did lose the true Elena gilbert when she went off of the bridge and since S4 she’s never been the same. When she was human she was the best version of herself, with Stefan at her side she was selfless, brave, kind, and fearless. Stefan was such a great influence of Elena because he loved her unconditionally, let her make her own decisions, and was there for her no matter what. He wanted to take the cure with her for genuine reasons, he wanted to actually grow old with her and have a family with her. He also was content to just give her the cure and be happy in any way she chose, because that’s how much he loved her very selflessly. That’s why him and Elena worked so well because they had love in the most pure way and always brought out the best in each other.

That’s why Stelena’s “human” life episode was so genuinely beautiful because they truly wanted that life with each other, they had tears in their eyes when it was over because it would never be a reality. They told each other they’d always love one another and that’s what love is all about.

Damon only wants to take the cure with Elena because he doesn’t want her to go back to Stefan, or to leave his side to be happy her own. Once again this is about what HE wants, and not about what Elena wants. Damon never wanted to be human again, he doesn’t want any kids or to get married because in S4 when Elena asked him to take the cure with her what did he say? “That’s Stefan Elena, not me”, the only reason he wants it now is to keep Elena under his control. Its never been about her happiness, its about Damon and that’s why their such a toxic couple. They’re so codependent on each other, and selfish as a whole that they don’t work. They’re not romantic, they’re not epic, they’re just sad and if this is suppose to be representation on how a relationship should be its a very poor one. 

Elena’s self worth is dependent on Damon’s happiness, and if girls who watch this show think that’s how a man is suppose to treat you then that’s very unfortunate. He doesn’t care about her, he doesn’t care he stole Elena from his little brother, he doesn’t care about anyone but himself and he’s not going to change. He’s an asshole, plain and simple no one else to blame.

I know this was long as hell but i had to get my point across, i guess i’ll see y’all next week!!!!

Steroline Drabble || without even realizing it

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When Alaric pushed himself and Lexi through the open portal from the other side, Lexi couldn’t believe she was back. For good, it seemed. And also, human. 

Stefan and Damon hugged their best friends for a moment. Lexi told them she knew how to close the portal, but it involved getting rid of the other side all together. 

They did as she said and after all was said and done Lexi had two things she needed to do. She needed to snap some sense into her best friend, then she needed to say goodbye. There was a man out there waiting for her, and she needed to find him, and settle down with him. Maybe they could even dredge up a witch to help them with some daylight ring for her man.

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So as nervous as I was, I found courage within to watch the episode, even more I watched some parts of it twice(besides the sc scenes). I knew this would happen which was the reason I was nervous about this episode. I knew I didn’t want Elena anywhere near Caroline to give her emotional support. I knew she was not the right person. We already knew Stefan’s feelings about Caroline but I knew this talking would go wrong. I get his hesitation and fear, she’s his best friend he doesn’t want to do something he can’t take back or fix, he wants to be sure before taking the next step. But Stefan really should consider making MORE friends, like more than ZERO at least! You don’t take advices from Damon, Even Elena which happens to be known with her bad choices despised the idea of listening to Damon which seemed pretty inconsistent by the way considering how she’s all about Damon and
Damon: She’s not the one! If she was you wouldn’t have to ask!
Really?? Is Damon the one to question this? Meeting the one, realizing it in the blink of an eye and not questioning, hesitating ever? Really? Do we need to remind how long it took Elena to pick Damon? How it was always going to be Stefan? So in Damon’s perspective Damon’s not the one too. Ironically while saying this he’s in front of a mirror, looking at himself. Nice. As much as I hate the fact that Stefan said “yeah” and couldn’t come on top after that little convo I understand he couldn’t say anything because he was already in conflict within. But I loved how upset he looked and how instantly he tried to defend “the feelings he can’t explain” which means it wasn’t the thing he wanted to hear. He wants to move on, he sees the light, shines upon him, he needed encouragement to go into the light, sort of an approval from someone. Damon’s words rather upset him. So this episode practially tied up most of the theories we came up with before. He knows there is something, he knows he feels something but he can’t explain what it is, not to damon, not to himself, not to caroline so what is he going to do? What can he do? He’s in the middle of a big shit storm and he’s trying to figure out right direction to take. These are the moments someone could take advice to heart no matter how ridiculous it is and Damon basically ruined everything rather than encouraging him in this episode. So thank you Damon! And thank you once more for reminding Caroline how terrible it’s going to be tomorrow because she didn’t suffer from loneliness and silence and from the people who left her enough. Yes remind her this so she can turn it off. Thank you. (I don’t hate Damon, Defan forever!! I hate writers lol) As a side note I’m definitely on board with Caroline’s turning it off. There are traits based on emotions and there are traits based on personality. ie: being bubbly=personality trait, caring=emotional trait. So considering her emotional and personality traits if we take out the emotional ones, like caring, kindness, insecurities and such. It’ll take Caroline back to neurotic control freak, bubbly, optimist, little bitchy, shallow, selfish perfectionalist party girl which is a better version of season 1 Caroline. (when I say season 1 caroline I don’t mean the entire season, she had a big development throughout season 1) So actually in my perspective humanity off Caroline is not EVILOLINE. She will be Caroline, a little more selfish a full vampire, not a RIPPER not an ANGEL but accepting vampire nature doesn’t mean she won’t go full dark, she’ll hit rock bottom pretty quickly depends on who she will come across which means writers can manipulate this storyline in any direction they want. Without Stefan it would be fun ride. But with Stefan?? I don’t know this story can go any direction it all depens on timings, feelings, how much Stefan willing to do, how much he is aware of his feelings, are writers serious with steroline? Because there is another narrative I’m following in the background I don’t like it but I’m not gonna share it until I see it really going somewhere. I really want to believe they truly care about steroline and they won’t ruin it but most the times writing choices are bad here. I’m not sure what kind of obstacles and dramas they will pick in the future. As far as stelena concerns, stelena is unsalvageable.

I hate the hug scene so I’m gonna just skip it. Just another repeat of 6x07.
The scene where Caroline sang a tribute song was amazing and I’m totally in love with it. Candice can even sing. Caroline should have been one of the main characters long before and she should have take the spotlight long ago and writers should have considered a musical carieer for Caroline. There are soooooo much wasted opportunities with her and we are literally wasting air, time and space with a certain useless main character.
I love how Stefan was amazed with her, how admired he looked, it feels like he got that feeling he can’t explain just like when he was just amazed and shocked when he kissed her and literally couldn’t say a thing! See?? This was the encouragement he needed all along and he got that courage from Caroline. A reminder of what he felt, how he felt. This time when he goes to Damon he goes there to prove him he’s wrong. This time he’s not hesitant.

I think you were wrong about Caroline. I realized that I may not be able to explain what I feel for her but IT’S SOMETHING and yeah maybe all love isn’t true love IN THE MESSED UP WAY YOU AND I HAVE EXPERIENCED IT but I think this could turn into something EVEN BETTER

I know that SE fans believe what Stefan and Elena felt was real and it was but the problem is, Stefan fell in love with two girls which happened to be both doppelgangers and both of them was at first sight and I’m sorry no matter what characters believe it doesn’t clean away the suspicion that doppelganger prophecy manipulated their feelings prior to dating. Again during dating the love between them might be real. True love doesn’t necessarily come in the form of “love at first sight” or you can be sure immediately. So there is some logic fail there with both brothers. Practically Stefan is experiencing something he didn’t before, he slowly fell in love and at the moment he’s slowly realizing it. He’ll learn a different kind of true love. But with his words; maybe even better. This is a man IN LOVE *who wants to pursue a girl* talking. Hyped by feelings. You can feel it from the smile on his face when he gets the approval he was seeking from Damon. (Which is parallel to his sad face when he gets disapproval in the first talk he had with Damon) He gets up with a smile as if he left all his burdens on the table and finally he’s able to go where his heart takes him. Unlike Caroline he needed a long journey and thinking and encouragement to follow his heart. It’s understandable considering how bad Elena broke his heart. Last time he followed his heart, it was ripped out, crushed and stepped on. So he needed this he’s not like Caroline. Caroline is the true form of bravery within the vulnerability. Unlike Stefan Caroline follows her heart, she knows how to pick up the pieces. She’s experienced, she’s the optimist. Stefan is not, he instantly shut himself off after the first heartbreak, did the same thing after the second but Caroline broke through those walls and got into his heart with her humanity and heart. That’s how she touched his soul, even in the form of a monster he was despising the most which Elena couldn’t do. Now that she lost it and I HATE IT! I love and I want humanity off Caroline but NOT NOW that was the worst timing ever! This is a big test for Stefan’s character. Are we going to repeat the history that occured with Elena or is Stefan going to put his heart out there and risk everything this time? Will he follow his heart or is he going to be devestated with this news? If I know how strong his feelings are beyong his predictions I fear that ripper Stefan is on the way and it’s our next bump on the road.

BTW I believed they would not go there, I believed Caroline was stronger than that. I thought that it was the obvious direction that everyone saw since 6x01 and which is why they wouldn’t go there but I was shocked that they took the most obvious route. Though If I were to imagine Caroline turning it off, only our queen could do a planned turn off lmao Who wanna bet she even made some kind of a list and rules thing for herself and even planned everything she’s allowed to do and not allowed to do during her humanity off period asdasdşlkdsa Anyway I think this storyline will be fun until it gets messy, tearjerker and bloody.

Ch. 3 Prince Lucas of Agannia (Fanfic)

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Background: Loosely based on Cinderella. (Y/N) is Princess of Estia, and a few countries over is Agannia, where Prince Lucas will eventually become king. Each destined to rule, they are at a time in their lives for marriage, in which the only motivation is to gain political power. How would love have such a role in this environment?

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The Vampire Diaries- Has It Jumped The Shark?

Changing gears a little….time to talk TVD.  TVD is going into its 6th season.  Any TV show that’s on the air that long is going to have issues keeping the plot fresh & exciting.  Especially one that revolves around a love triangle. 

I’m not going to lie, Season 5 was rough for me.  I’m not talking specifically as a Stelena shipper - although I will admit that is a source of some pain.  I respect the fact that in the course of a TV show, based on a love triangle, each side of the triangle needs its time in the sun.  It’s Delena’s time in the sun. I don’t have an issue with Elena being with Damon if it makes sense narrative wise.  I remember when Elena died in the S3 finale, after I picked myself up from the puddle of tears, I was really excited.  I said to my husband, “They figured out a way to do it - how to split Elena in half.  Stefan will have human Elena’s love and Damon will have vampire Elena’s love.”  I knew the moment Elena said “I never unfell for him” that S4 would be about Elena “unfalling” for Stefan. I accepted that becoming a vampire would create darker tendencies in Elena.  Logically, that would make her more compatible with Damon.  I was also interested to see Damon & Elena try to make a go of it. See? I’m a reasonable Stelena shipper.  I can share.

However, after Season 4 and Season 5, I’ve decided that my issues with TVD are so much bigger than Stelena vs. Delena.  And from the drop in ratings, it looks like I’m not the only one.  Its left me wondering if TVD has jumped the shark.

Maybe yes, maybe no.  However, I do believe the problem with TVD, in my humble opinion, can be boiled down to two main issues: Mythology and Elena (side note - this is NOT an Elena hate anthology so just bear with me).

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Don't Let False Maturity Make You Believe Calaric is a Good Idea

Why the hell are some people now on board with Calaric? Just because they had a “mature” conversation at the end in 7x20?

Not that everyone needs life experience to understand relationships, but in this case, my experience definitely plays a part as to why I believe Calaric is a terrible idea. As a mom of two kids and as someone who has been in two long-term relationships that spanned years and plenty in between, I can tell you that that supposedly mature conversation was anything but.

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anonymous asked:

Klayley & Delena are endgame stupid bitch :P

These gifs are everything

If you are Bamon shipper that ships Klayley/ Klaroliner who ships Delena back away now lol. Run for it!!!! Haha xD First and final warning. I’m going on a full blown rant on why I don’t care if they aren’t endgame xD

Lord I have found them, the rare breed of the aggressive delena and klayley shippers. Wow you must feel threatened to message me. It’s no surprise either both ships involve weak women being held down by violent men. When you ship something it’s normally template of what you want your relationships to be like. Are you being controlled? Are you alright? I’m really sorry I can’t help you anon. 

 

Tom Hiddleston and Kingsley gifs make everything better  

Lol in all seriousness though so I guess you are wondering why I ship Bonnie & Caroline with these bad abusive men. Here is some examples of strong women bringing down these men:


Look at that Bonnie setting the almighty Damon on fire and Caroline was calling out the big bad hybrid on his shit in these scenes. 

For Delena to happen they have completely destroyed the sweet and likeable Elena who cared about her friends and family. Nope I really hate Elena now. I like her in season 1 and season 2, I even found Delena intriguing with the forbidden romance and all. But now she disgusts me with how selfish she acts. I like how Delena has made Damon a slightly better person. But thats it. Damon realistically has never been challenged by Elena, the first time he saw Elena he saw Katherine, and in the finale he claimed he saw a future. Yeah a future of morphing Elena into Katherine. Which he succeeded in, but Elena ruined herself. She no longer cares about Jeremy, Bonnie and Stefan, the people she loved and who she cared about. Delena is a toxic relationship, which has ruined Elena’s core character traits.  

With Caroline though Klaus revealed a whole new side of himself to her, which was quite frankly intriguing to watch. But the beauty of it, is that it wasn’t cliche beauty and the beast esque. They were two monsters togethers, two lonely soul mates. Both have family problems and both thought they can’t be fixed or worthy of love. Caroline was never first choice to any guy she liked. Matt loved Elena over her. I do love forwood but Tyler chose revenge over her. I am all about the steroline/klefaroline life, I don’t trust Julie Plec there is a high chance if steroline happened Stefan would go back to Elena later, so they can keep this shitty triangle going. With Klaus though, you have to admit he genuinely cared about Caroline and he did a lot of good things for her not just the pretty dresses and the material things. But like letting Tyler go for her which is a major example… In return though Caroline taught Klaus a valuable lessons such as ” you don’t connect to people because you don’t even try and understand them” and “anyone capable of love, is capable of being saved.” Caroline arguably uncovered the humane side of Klaus. Klaus called Caroline out when she did wrong that she killed twelve witches as she went crying to him. Caroline isn’t a angel. Caroline tries to be a good person and that is strength. She makes mistakes, Caroline is neurotic, Caroline is a massive hypocrite at times. Klaus underneath all that big bad hybrid facade, just wanted someone to connect with. ” I wanna talk about you, your hopes, your dreams, everything you want in life.” Klaus didn’t want the same loyalty from what he had from his Hybrids. He wanted love and a connection from Caroline, Klaroline had opened up so many doors for Klaus and Caroline’s character. You can disagree with me all you want, fair enough you are entitled to your own opinion but I believe they are soulmates.

^IF THATS NOT FUCKING SHOUTING ENDGAME I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS

I’m all steroline, klefan and klefaroline for now but even though my stelena heart is damanged beyond repair, Elena still wake up one day next season and realise what she has done/ who she has lost. Stelena was beautiful. They had a relationship that everyone should want for herself. A relationship built on compassion, trust and understanding. They were happy together. Stefan made her happy to be alive. REMEMBER WHEN SHE SAID ” YOU SHOULD LOVE THE PERSON THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY TO BE ALIVE” - DAMON DROVE HER TO HER “DEATH”, DAMON BLEW HER UP. THAT SHIT ISN’T REAL LOVE. THATS A FUCKING TRAGEDY. WHAT SORT OF MESSAGE IS THAT SHIT SENDING PEOPLE? And fuck that bullshit how she saw a future with Damon. Elena discussed a future with Stefan ” do you think about our future together”. Elena is a dumb ass. She sacrificed everything about herself for what sex, the sirebond and for the sake of a man. Stefan would have done anything for her, but this Damon obsessed Elena trampled all over him. I’ll forever be bitter over how much stelena is changed, but it can be salvaged. As this love triangle will never fully go away.

^S5 IS AN IDIOT FOR THROWING THAT AWAY. BUT NEVER LET THAT GO JUST SHOUTS ENDGAME TO ME.

Bon and Damon, would have stolen the whole show. Nobody can convince me that this isn’t the case. We haven’t seen any relationship like this before - a witch/anchor and the vampire that would have been more forbidden Delena. It would bring a new set of obstacles. It would have been a whole new interesting dynamic and expanded their characters. Bonnie is selfless while Damon is selfish, they would have balanced each other out. Bonnie and Damon are both full of love though, Damon loves selfishly while Bon loves selflessly. To be honest Bonnie needs to be more selfish, she is a doormat to all the other characters to use her while Damon is possessive he needs to learn put other people before himself. I think they could have been the best thing for each other. Damon needs someone to call him out on his shit, Elena can’t do it. I think Bonnie can though she’d need her powers. Bonnie has never loved Stefan, so Damon wouldn’t need to feel like second choice. Jeremy loved Anna. He cheated on Bon with Anna. The human Elena chose Stefan in s3. And come on S4/5 Elena wasn’t a challenge to him, so he is going to get bored. They could be each others first choice. Damon has to change his core self to be with Elena as well tbh, he is weak and full of manpain :L. With Bon he’s funny, sarcastic and rude. Bonnie and Damon are kick ass. And best of all “he actually kind of loves her.”

^ SEEE THE FUCKING POTENTIAL HERE ANON? DAMON FUCKING CARES ABOUT BON.

These are real. There see are actual bamon moments from the series before S5 finale happened ^

You might be right anon that klayley and dullena are endgame on the show. However after Julie Plec’s BS klaroline will find a way back to each other and I bet stelena & bamon do to, whether it be 10 years to a 100 years. You can keep them lust-filled couples, with Klaroline/Stelena/Bamon we didn’t need sex, a baby or a sirebond to fall in love or for the shippers to ship them. What we found with these three pairings is potential for these characters to be better versions of themselves but not change their core values, to have a connection and to perhaps think for a mere moment that the concepts of soulmates/true love does exist. Delena’s and Klayley’s relationship may be real lust but it isn’t true love. So I really don’t know what your aim of your message was. Because now all I feel how beautiful my otps are, lol.

So if you are trying to stop me shipping Bamon and Klaroline…

OMG WHAT AN ESSAY TO ONE LINE XD I THINK I WON THIS ROUND ANON XD SERIOUSLY THOUGH DELENA OR KLAYLEY STANS DON’T TALK TO ME.

anonymous asked:

Damon's attitude towards being reprimanded with Elena and Bonnie is fascinating. When Elena told Damon about Bonnie's Grams dying he just smirked and suggested sending lasagna sarcastically. When Bonnie told Damon not to be disrespectful to her dead bf(or friend) he decided to bury him. Can you think of any?

You mean Abby, but yes! Actually, I’ve always wondered how Damon really felt about what went down with Grams, once the Katherine-induced self-loathing spiral subsided.

He obviously knows how important she was to Bonnie, you could hear that in his voice in 5x22 when he was listing their loved ones who were stuck on the Other Side.

But anyway, that’s not what your ask was about, sorry!

Another good example of Damon listening to Bonnie was after he turned Abby, actually. He tried to crack a sarcastic remark about Elijah forcing them to turn Abby and them having no choice, but Bonnie shut that down quick, telling him that “There’s always a choice.” And then later in the episode, he implies to Meredith that the fact that his “choices have been controversial lately” is why he’s being considerate of Ric’s choice to die peacefully rather than quick and relatively painless.

That’s huge, because not only did her words make him understand the truth she was talking about regarding stealing her and Abby’s choices, it even stuck with him to the point where he was applying it to respecting other people’s choices in other situations as well.

A lot of people want to pin this on inherent differences between Bonnie and Elena, that somehow Elena lets things slide or makes excuses where Bonnie would not. And maybe on some level that’s true, but tbh I feel like it’s more complicated than that, and just as much of it is due to Damon’s own framing of his relationships with Bonnie and Elena, respectively.

What I mean is, when Elena confronted him in the police station about not showing compassion for Bonnie’s loss, he automatically connected that to his own insecurities. He has, since nearly the beginning, seen Elena almost as a symbol of his redemption. If Elena sees him as someone worthy of love, then that means he’s not irredeemable. Unfortunately, that means that any time Elena calls him out on stuff, he automatically lashes out. Because he’s not seeing it just as her taking him to task for his action, he’s taking it to mean that she might find him to be an irredeemable monster after all.

When she told him he should show Bonnie more compassion, he made the remark about lasagna. And Elena then told him he was just being mean. And he replied, “I’m mean. You hate me. All is right with the world again.”

It’s petulance. And it shows just how unhealthy the connection between them has been, even at the inception of their romantic relationship. A significant other is not a symbol of redemption, they aren’t a prize to win, they aren’t a reflection of who you are as a person, period. The fact that Damon has so entangled his self worth in Elena’s good opinion… it isn’t sustainable.

Combine this with the fact that Elena post season-4 also formed an unhealthy attachment on Damon, entangling her self-worth and identity as a vampire to him and their love… and you get the word “toxic” being thrown around again and again.

This plays out most obviously in season 5, because Elena is struggling to maintain her sense of identity (and therefore her dependence on their relationship) by making excuses for what he clearly knows is not excusable. So he in turn is shaken, because what if he’s so broken that he can mess up even Elena’s moral compass (which in its symbolized state in his mind should be unalterable), what does that say about him?

It’s so messy… it’s two broken people fumbling in the dark. And hurting themselves, each other, and other people in the process.

I got side-tracked by the DE thoughts, but based on your ask I wanted to compare Damon’s unhealthy treatment of Elena’s reprimanding to his treatment of Bonnie’s when she calls him out on things. Namely, none of the same baggage is there when it’s Bonnie.

Bonnie’s respect (and eventually love?) was something that Damon worked for, not because he felt her opinion of him was a reflection of his worth, but because he respected (and eventually loved) her, end of. No symbols, no unhealthy self-worth entanglements. It’s based entirely on equality and respect, not insecurity. That’s why it’s inherently healthier, and that’s why she brings out the best in him without ever meaning to.

Now I know this isn’t what you were expecting when you sent the ask, anon, so I’m sorry, lol. And thank you for letting me ramble.

SE/DE vs. BE/DB

As much as I’m enjoying the SE/DE vs. BE/DB parallels, I think the differences between the two love triangles far outweigh the similarities. The differences are why I find the latter so much more compelling and enjoyable than the former. Every relationship in the triangle starkly contrasts with its “parallel”. (Yes, I’m posting this in both the BE and the DB tags. It’s under a cut and you can easily skip the parts that don’t pertain to your ship. You’ll survive).

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Damon And Elena: You Are Not What I Wanted, You Are Better (Part One)

Damon: “I love you Elena. And it’s because I love you that I can’t be selfish with you. Why you can’t know this. I don’t deserve you. But my brother does.” 2x08

‘Rose’ has always been the biggest reason I question why you wouldn’t ship Damon and Elena. Damon’s confession to her at the end of the episode is without a doubt one of the sweetest, most romantic moments on any show I’ve ever seen. It far and away eclipses every moment Stefan and Elena ever shared before and after it.

And she wasn’t even allowed to remember it. The most brilliant and necessary of tragedies. 

The reason their slow burn journey makes this series their love story first and foremost. 

But I’m getting ahead of myself. 2x08 isn’t just about that legendary first ‘I love you’ that puts all other professions of love to shame. 

It’s about the build up. About WHY it was time for Damon to own up to his feelings for her.  

The previous episode was a means of setting the stage, letting us know that Damon’s love for Elena really wasn’t all that secret to anyone who pays attention and he needed to stop denying it, at least to himself.

Elena getting kidnapped by Rose and Trevor for reasons unknown at the time certainly seems to be just the jolt he needed. Although that’s largely because of what happened on the rescue mission.

Jeremy: “Well you can’t do this alone.”

Damon: “He’s not. Let’s go.”

Stefan: “You’re coming with me?”

Damon: “It’s Elena.”

The lead in to this save Elena venture was just the beginning of Damon’s final push. He’d spent months coping with Katherine’s betrayal, developing an unprecedented friendship with Elena and eventually realizing that what he had with Katherine wasn’t what he believed it to be, yet what he had with Elena was already everything he’d ever dreamed.

She is the fulfillment of every unspoken wish he has ever had since the time he was human. She is, for all intents and purposes, the one. More than a soul mate or an epic love, she is true. Real. 

The mirror of his soul. 

It just took him a completely understandable stretch of time to accept it. To come to terms with the fact that his world wasn’t what he thought it was and that the person he had waited all this time for was nothing that he ever expected.

She was better. 

It’s all wrapped up in that simple statement. 

Stefan seems slightly surprised that Damon would volunteer to join him on their rescue mission without any provocation or coercion. 

“It’s Elena.”

It IS Elena. Like she’s it. Everything. The most important thing that ever was to him. 

Yes Stefan had said the same thing not two scenes before this, but it doesn’t carry the same weight coming from him. Because Elena doesn’t mean the same to him as she does to Damon.

Elena isn’t everything to Stefan. She never was. That isn’t really how Stefan loves. All or nothing, with basically no room for anyone else. 

But Damon’s entire heart, mind and soul is centered on Elena. And that is more or less what that statement conveys. You can see it in his eyes. Hear it in his voice. 

It’s how you know the confession is coming. And soon. 

Stefan: “Thank you. For helping me.”

Damon: “Can we not do the whole road trip bonding thing? The cliche of it all makes me itch.”

Stefan: “Aw, come on Damon. We both know you being in this car has absolutely nothing to do with me anyway.”

Damon: “And the elephant in the room lets out a mighty roar.”

Stefan: “It doesn’t have to be an elephant, you know, let’s talk about it.”

Damon: “There’s nothing to talk about.”

Stefan: “That’s not true, sure there is, just get it out. I mean are you in this car because you want to help your little brother save the girl that he loves or is it… Is it because you love her too? I mean come on, express yourself, I happen to like road trip bonding.”

Damon: “Keep it up Stefan, I can step out of helping as easily as I stepped in.”

Stefan: “Nope, see that’s the beauty of it. You can’t.”

The most fascinating part of this conversation is Stefan’s utter nonchalance. He seems to take no issue with the fact that his big brother is head over heels in love with his girlfriend. 

Obviously, deep down, he does have some insecurity over it. But Stefan being Stefan, he recognizes that at the end of the day Damon being in love with Elena is better and safer for all of them than the alternative. So rather than discouraging it he looks for the positive in these unorthodox circumstances. 

Damon, on the other hand, is nowhere near ready to go down this road with his brother. Not again. Not after Katherine. And especially when he is not the choice, and apparently will never be. 

So he deflects as he always does. Except that its difficult to feign indifference for someone you’re madly in love with. Someone who is currently in a potentially catastrophic situation with no way of protecting herself. 

He tries to wear his mask of detachment but his smirk and his snarky tone just aren’t convincing anyone. He’s too far gone. Another step closer to his admittance of the undeniable truth at the end of the episode. 

Elena: “Thank you.”

Damon: “You’re welcome.” 

The first scene Damon and Elena have had together in two episodes has no actual dialogue being exchanged. This expression of gratitude is silent, mouthed in secret behind Stefan’s back.

This is also what I believe to be the reason Damon finally cracked and went to see her that night. 

The look of love and relief and trust on her face when she stood at the top of the stairs and gazed in adoration at her ‘savior’ was one that Damon wishes more than anything could be directed at him. For a moment he believes it is.

Until he remembers his brother is standing just to the side of him. And that Stefan’s the one she wants. 

You can see when his face falls as she runs to his brother that he can no longer deny what he’s feeling. The love is too real to pretend it isn’t there. And bottling it up isn’t doing him any favors.

At the same time, he doesn’t want what he’s feeling to impact the current dynamic because all it would do is distract from the danger of their new, unseen enemy. So even though he can’t contain it anymore, he also has no plans to inflict his unrequited love on those around him.

Damon: “Cute pjs.”

Elena: “I’m tired Damon.”

Damon: “Brought you this.”

Elena: “I thought that was gone. Thank you. Please give it back.”

Damon: “I just have to say something.”

Elena: “Why do you have to say it with my necklace?”

Damon: “Because what I’m about to say is probably the most selfish thing I’ve ever said in my life.”

Elena: “Damon don’t go there.” 

Damon: “No I just have to say it once. You just need to hear it. I love you Elena. And it’s because I love you that I can’t be selfish with you. Why you can’t know this. I don’t deserve you. But my brother does. God I wish you didn’t have to forget this. But you do.” 

This scene is everything I love about Damon and Elena. Its their bond and its inherent beauty in its truest form, untainted by judgment, expectation or distance. 

This is how you know its real. Unfailingly, unbelievably, uncontrollably real. 

Damon hasn’t shown up unannounced in her bedroom since 2x01. Since he made a mistake that cost him Elena’s trust and friendship. That turned her affection to hate. 

But now that the first arc of season two is coming to its close, the writers brought Damon and Elena full circle in this respect. They brought Damon back to her room with completely different intentions.

This time he isn’t drunk, hurt, angry, betrayed and lost. This time he has no nefarious objectives, no potential for dramatic impulse, and no specific expectations.

When he showed up to her room in 2x01 his motives were selfish, born of resentment and rejection.

When he shows up to her room in 2x08 his motives are selfless, spawned from nothing but complete surrender to his all consuming love for her. 

The ultimate example of how he’s let go of Katherine for good and embraced Elena is this parallel. 

In 2x01 he was riddled with uncertainty and pain. The only emotions Katherine has ever really brought out of him in moments of honesty between them. 

In 2x08 he is radiating purpose and clarity. The emotions that Elena has drawn out of him from the beginning. She makes everything more certain for him than Katherine ever did. 

“No I just have to say it once. You just need to hear it. I love you Elena. And it’s because I love you that I can’t be selfish with you. Why you can’t know this. I don’t deserve you. But my brother does. God I wish you didn’t have to forget this. But you do.” 

But perhaps the most incredible aspect of this scene is its far reaching consequences. Because Damon has absolutely no idea what he ensured for his own future when he came to see her that night and uttered these words. 

This is the reason Elena finally embraced her feelings for him in season four.

Regardless of the dozens of other factors involved in her breakup with Stefan and subsequent coupling with Damon, getting THIS memory back is what sealed the deal for Delena.

It’s not because he loved her already so early in the game. 

It’s because of the way he chose to express that love for the first time. By going against every assumption and criticism that has been made of him since he came to town.

He proved in this scene that the way he loves Elena is nothing like the way he loved Katherine. That his humanity really will be his saving grace in the coming seasons. That he’s capable of doing the right thing for the right reasons.

He proved that he’s the better man. The better brother.

The persona everyone has assigned to Damon would have you inclined to believe that he would use her vulnerability in this moment – the fact that she isn’t on vervain – to his advantage. He could’ve compelled her to do anything, to want him, to love him, to forgive him for killing Jeremy. At this juncture the more ignorant individuals would assume that he would do something awful and selfish like that. 

Elena apparently had some of those same fears at the time because she tried to back away when he refused to give her the necklace back. She had understandable reticence about his intentions. After all, the last time he’d shown up unbidden like this in her room he’d taken her little brother’s life because she spurned his advances. She had no reason to trust his presence in her room this time.

Yet another reason that this carries so much weight. It isn’t just an ‘I love you.’

It’s a form of redemption. A large concession on Damon’s part that shows he’s been set on the correct path. A path that holds Elena and forgiveness and humanity and love and happiness.

All because he loved her enough to let her go. 

He had to tell her. He couldn’t keep it to himself any longer. It had to be said out loud once instead of being kept a dirty little secret because to him she isn’t a dirty secret, and neither is his love for her. His feelings developed naturally and beautifully from her positive influence on him. He didn’t intend to sully that by continuing to hide behind a mask of indifference.

But he didn’t want to burden her with his love either. Because she had made it very clear she would never feel the same. That it would always be Stefan. So instead of challenging that and trying to get in the middle of her apparent happiness with his brother, he removed himself from the game. He preserved her relationship with Stefan because he wanted them to have what they deserved: a chance to be together without him screwing it up.

He could never have known that this very confession, bred from the purest selfless love imaginable, was the final nail in Stelena’s coffin. He set up the implosion of his brother’s romance with Elena by doing this, by being the bigger person and sacrificing his own feelings and happiness for theirs.

“Because what I’m about to say is probably the most selfish thing I’ve ever said in my life.”

I suppose in some ways it is selfish that he fell in love with her. She wasn’t his to love. What right did he have to harbor those romantic feelings for her when she would never feel the same.

But this is why everything about Damon is such a clever paradox. Because as he’s openly admitting to her that he recognizes how selfish his feelings are, he’s also doing the most selfless thing he’s done in decades. 

He’s putting her first. Above and beyond everything, he’s making her desires and wants and needs the priority. 

And right now her desires and wants and needs revolve around Stefan. So rather than disputing it Damon accepts it. Even acknowledges that his brother is the better choice anyway.

“I don’t deserve you. But my brother does.”

He’s wrong of course. Dead wrong. Damon deserves her much more than Stefan ever could.

But it’s okay that he thinks this about himself. It only leaves more room for his personal development, silently confirming that someday he will be the one that deserves her. He will be the better choice. 

And then he tops it off with that first forehead kiss. The epitome of everything that is so romantic and thoughtful about Damon and Delena. 

Firstly because Stefan doesn’t kiss Elena’s forehead and never did. It isn’t in his repertoire. He’s not affectionate like that. He opts for the hugs and the hand holding over the cheek and forehead kisses.

Hugging and handholding is sweet, but its also simple. Adolescent. An example of a high school romance.

The strategically placed kisses are simple for a different reason. They’re gentle passion and intimate comfort. An expression of more mature love and respect.

And they can convey a host of diverse meanings depending on the situation. 

In this instance, Damon’s forehead kiss is his way of letting her go. It’s him telling her silently that she is loved but that there won’t be any pressure or expectation put on her from him because of it.

It’s his subtle way of imparting how selfless his love really is. Because his love is not incumbent on any reciprocation from her. She doesn’t have to earn it, to live up to it, to feel the same way. It is freely given and wordlessly expressed.

A forehead kiss. The ultimate selflessly romantic gesture of affection.

He’s saying 'I love you.’ He’s saying 'I’m here for you.' 

He’s also saying 'I know you’ll never be mine.’

This scene is why I ship them, yacht them to the very edges of the earth. This is why Damon is better for her. This is why their relationship is the better relationship, why their romance is better developed, why their love is so much stronger and more intense than Stelena’s. 

This is why it’s so real between them. 

Because of how unanticipated this was for both of them. 

Damon never expected to love her like this. Elena never expected to be loved like this. 

Neither of them knew the other would turn out to be the greatest thing they never expected to happen to them. 

Elena in particular was blindsided by what she has with Damon. But he was just as shocked if his reluctance to admit it was any indication. 

After all, this wasn’t what he had waited all these decades for. This wasn’t why he turned. This wasn’t why he came back to Mystic Falls.

This wasn’t the plan. SHE wasn’t the plan.

But all the best things in life come to us unplanned. 

Damon waited most of his life for a woman he was willing to do anything for. A woman he believed felt the same in return. 

As it turns out, the woman he waited for, and the love he felt for that woman, were nothing compared to what he was REALLY waiting for. 

Elena. 

You can never convince me otherwise. He waited 145 years for her. To love her, to be with her, to experience genuine happiness with her. 

Because she is not what he wanted. She is better. 

Let me tell you something. I really feel as if the people who enjoy Delena or ship it so hardcore are young or just…. have a deluded sense of reality and haven’t really experienced the dynamic of having a relationship. It’s not just a show. It has a large female fan base, especially younger who want a “love like Delena”. When I first started watching this show, I was 15, and yes, I instantly fell in love with Damon and wanted DE to happen in season 1. I want to hug my younger self around the neck tightly. I saw the whole allure of the forbidden and his longing but just the allure isn’t enough. But as years progressed, and by season 2 and more, after gaining life experience and now at age 20, I could NEVER ever condone such a toxic and mentally co-dependant realtionship. I feel like younger fans don’t see this because Damon is “hot” and “poor baby pain he is heartbroken.” They dont want to acknowledge any other sides of the story or understand any other charecter if it means they are in the way of their precious ship. I mean, my younger sister is 10 and ships Delena because “they’re cute” and that’s alot of the answers I get from people or totally absurd ones with no logic trying to blame Stefan when bypassing everything Damon has done. So every Delena fan, would you date someone who murdered a family member or messed with your friends? Would you date someone who raped/abused your friend? Fucked your mom and killed her? Imagine a sibling dying because of that man and then you dating them? Seriously. I want you to think about that. Would you? And it isn’t even all of why Damon isnt good for Elena either, it’s why SHE isn’t good for him either. That she has to do a radical 180 dramaticn change to be with him, bend her morals and still not fit correctly. That she as a human, her real self, would have never been okay with what he does and never accept and now she accepts it too much. They don’t have a balance. They don’t work. He deserves someone who loved him for HIM. Someone who picks him first or at the very least doesn’t waver between two people. That just grapples on to his insecurities. I always see that Stelena is a high school love and Delena is mature but that isn’t true, it’s the other way around. Delena is the one night stand and Stelena a real mature relationship. Making choices, free will, understanding, compromise, conversations, little moments, unwavering support, unconditional love and I could go on. I personally would want a love like Stelena’s because I think anyone who got to experience that would be lucky and I have gotten a glimpse of it and honestly, it was wonderful. Elena doesn’t challenge him any longer and when she did, she was trying to turn Damon into Stefan 2.0. When one party has to change for the other in order to love them, it isn’t love. Both Damon and Elena have changed, Elena has to lower her standards and beliefs while Damon has to act higher and guess what? They are still fragmented pieces that won’t ever work in the long run. Sex is good but a relationship cannot be based upon just that because it will not work. They don’t communicate, they don’t work. But trying to pour this into the mind’s of stans who can’t see past how “hot” they are…. I worry. And this is just the tip of the ice-berg really.

elizamorley  asked:

Klaus and Caroline au ah fluff!!!!!!

I’m doing this one first because I don’t want you to yell at me again. 

Caroline had always thought she didn’t matter. She had always been second choice, last one picked, no one’s best friend as long as she could remember. Her mother always worked and when she was actually at home she practically ignored her daughter. Her father had abandoned them when she was young and he had ran off with some other man.

So when Klaus Mikaelson had come into town on his white horse (more like black SUV) her entire world had flipped. She hadn’t instantly fell for him, no she had been more a challenge than he had originally expected but all the same it was what had drawn him to her.

The first time they actually met was when she had been walking home from the Grill one winter night. Her foot had hit an icy patch in the walkway and then before she could even comprehend what was happening she was falling. She closed her eyes and waited for the impact but before she could hit the ground a pair of arms came out of nowhere and caught her. 

“Careful there sweetheart,” A low voice sounded in her ear, “Wouldn’t want to break such a pretty neck,” He pulled her up and situated her in front of him, not taking his hands off her forearms.

“Thanks,” She blushed and he smirked. She hated guys who smirked. Hated them. Smirking meant cockiness and that meant they had a big ego and that meant they were most likely an asshole.

“Niklaus Miakelson,” He said, taking his hands off her arms and holding one out to her. Caroline swallowed and took it nervously.

“Caroline Forbes,” She took his hand with a small smile and shook it.

“Well Caroline,” He held his arm out for her to take and she looked at it with a puzzled expression, “Since I saved your life and all I think you should at least allow me to take you out to dinner,” There was evil twinkle in his eye and she scoffed, crossing her arms.

“Actually I don’t owe you anything Niklaus,” She spat, “And you won’t be taking me anywhere,” His mouth almost fell open in shock, “Goodbye mr. Mikaelson,” With that she was gone in a flurry of blonde hair.

Klaus watched her go with a small smile. This, he decided, was going to be fun.

A few months later everyone decided that if one knew Caroline Forbes, they knew Klaus Mikaelson. The Mikaelson bad boy’s infatuation with the Sheriff’s only daughter was considered the stuff of legends. Nothing ever happened in that town so when something did it was talked about non stop for years and years on end.

Caroline Forbes was sick of it.

She hadn’t gone on a date in months. No guy would even look at her for fear of messing with Klaus and getting ‘talked to’ by him and his brothers.

Klaus himself hadn’t left her alone for so much as two days since they had met. He would arrange 'coincidental’ meetings when she was walking somewhere, or he would show up at her house when he mom was gone for work and insist that he had something important to show her (she fell for it every time).

They went on like this for about a year before something happened that changed both of them forever.

It was one of those picture perfect summer days where the sky is unbelievably blue and the sun was high in the sky. It wasn’t at all the kind of day Caroline thought it would be when she got a call saying her mother was in the hospital being prepped for surgery after an almost fatal bullet wound.

She hadn’t known who to call. Elena was away with her family and Bonnie was doing a summer program at college.

Caroline had practically collapsed onto her kitchen floor when she had gotten the news and she was sobbing so hard that she couldn’t bring herself to get up.

With shaking hands she just dialed the last number she had contacted and hoped it was someone that could come be with her for a little while.

When he picked up the phone Klaus was in the middle of a family brunch, but Caroline almost never called him and he would jump at any chance he got of her actually taking charge of their relationship. He was already smirking when he pressed answer and brought the phone up to his ear.

“Well love this is certainly a surprise,” He said cheekily and waited for her sassy response. When he heard nothing but the sound of choked crying he got worried.

He pushed his chair away from the table with a loud noise. His mother yelled for him to sit back down while his father threatened him if he didn’t put the phone down.

“Caroline? What’s wrong? Are you hurt?” She sobbed harder and he felt like the whole weight of the world was sitting on his chest, “I’m coming over, are you at home?” She managed to choke out a yes and before he even hung up the phone he was running out of his house and to his car.

Not even ten minutes later he had practically broken down her front door and was rushing towards the kitchen where the sobbing was coming from.

It only took one look at her for his heart to completely shatter. She was sprawled on the floor in jean shorts and a tank top, her phone clutched tightly in her hand and tears streaming down her face.

He knelt down beside her and gently pried her hands away from the cell phone, setting it on the counter above them. He then pulled her into his arms and tucked her head under his chin.

She clutched at his Henley and pressed her body into his side as he began gently rubbing her back and shushing her, trying to calm her down.

“My mom,” She managed to choke out a little while later when her crying had died down just a little, “Someone shot my mom,” Klaus froze and shut his eyes tightly. There was no one in the world that Caroline loved more than her mother and he knew that losing Liz would completely break Caroline. 

“Is she,” He couldn’t finish and Caroline slowly shook her head. 

“She’s in surgery,” He nodded and kissed the top of her head.

“Would you like me to bring you to the hospital?” He asked and her body tensed before she shook her head.

“Will you just stay with me?” She looked up at him with pleading watery eyes and he smiled down at her, “I don’t want to be alone right now,”

“I can stay as long as you wish sweetheart," 

Liz Forbes came home from the hospital a week later and Caroline worked her butt off to make sure her mother was comfortable and taking it easy. Klaus had stayed for three whole days with her, making sure she did normal things like eat and shower and when he wasn’t doing that he would just hold her and tell her everything was going to be okay.

A few days after Liz was home Caroline headed out to go catch Klaus at the Mikaelson mansion.

When the door opened she was about to say thank you when she saw the bruise on his cheek.

"What the hell is that?” She asked, stretching her hands up to examine it worriedly.

“It’s nothing, don’t worry your pretty little head about it,” He tried to smile but it was obviously forced. She could hear yelling come from inside and it was obviously Mikael, probably drunk again. Before he could protest, Caroline had grabbed Klaus’ hand and pulled him from the house and to her car.

 They were sitting in the Mystic Grill kitchen and Caroline was handing Klaus an ice pack when she addressed the elephant in the room.

“Mikael did this didn’t he?” She asked and Klaus nodded, pressing the ice to his eye, “Because you were away with me,” She looked down sadly and Klaus slid off the counter he was sitting on and went to cup her face gently.

“This has nothing to do with you, do you understand that?” He gave her a hard look and she shook her head.

“You were with me, this is my fault,” She nearly started crying again but he stepped closer to her and shook his head again, setting the ice pack on the counter behind her.

“I was with you because I wanted to be with you. I made that choice and I wouldn’t have had it any other way,” She opened her mouth to say something but he placed a finger over her lips, cutting her off.

“Klaus,” She sighed and he shook his head, moving his hand from her mouth to her other cheek and before she could stop him he bent her head down to kiss her gently.

“I would go through more than this for you,” He breathed against her lips and her heart clenched, “I would fight battles and tear down armies if I could just have you,” He pressed his lips to hers again and she smiled into it, settling her hands on the back of his neck.

“I’m not worth it,” She whispered, pulling back and giving him a small smile. 

“You are worth everything,” And then he pulled her in for another kiss. 

freckledsouls  asked:

kc + 2 or 45 pleASE YOU'RE AMAZING THANKS ♥

Since I’m a terrible person who takes forever to write things when my muse just up and disappears for months on end, I’ll write both for you :) Please forgive me!

2. childhood best friends au

Also for Klaroline AU Week, Day 5

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13 years

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5

“Give it back, Damon!”

“No way, Blondie. It’s mine now.”

Caroline clenched her hands into fists at her sides, tears threatening to stream down her cheeks as she glared at the older boy. “Bunny McFlufferson is mine, Damon! You can’t have him!”

The dark haired boy smirked at her, holding the purple stuffed bunny out of reach. “Finders keepers, losers weepers!”

Unable to hold back the tears any longer, Caroline wailed as she chased after Damon. Where was Stefan when you needed him? He had always managed to keep his older brother in check whenever they played at the park, but ever since Elena had invited him to play house with her he was hardly ever around anymore.

Suddenly Caroline ground to a halt, watching in shock and awe as Damon faceplanted in the sandbox. She looked up to see another boy about his age standing over him wearing a scowl.

“I don’t think this belongs to you,” the new boy said in a funny voice as he reached down and retrieved Bunny McFlufferson.

Caroline stood silently captivated by the new boy as he walked up to her, dusting off her stuffed animal before returning it to her grasp.

“This is yours, isn’t it?” he asked, giving her a shy smile.

“Your voice is weird,” Caroline said as she stared up into a pair of blue eyes.

The boy frowned for a moment before he replied. “I’m from England. Everyone talks like me over there. My family just moved here.”

“Oh,” she said, not really understanding. “I’m Caroline. Thank you for saving Bunny McFlufferson,” she said enthusiastically, hugging the plush tightly against her chest.

“My name is Klaus.”

“Your name is weird too. Let’s be friends. Do you like the swings?” she said in rapid succession, grabbing his hand before he could reply and pulling him towards the playground equipment.

*

9

“Caroline, hurry up!”

“I’m coming! Wait!” Caroline cried as she raced down the hall, throwing open the screen door and ignoring her mother’s yell to slow down. “Did you bring it?!”

Klaus gave her a devious grin keeping his hands behind his back.

“Klaaaaauuus,” she whined, stamping her foot in annoyance.

The blonde boy laughed, finally showing her his hands.

Caroline squealed in delight, grabbing for the bag of Maltesers and eagerly ripping it open. “Thank you!” she said belatedly, mouth full of the chocolate candy.

“You’re welcome, Caroline,” Klaus said shaking his head in amusement. He wasn’t sure why she was always so excited for the candy he would bring back from his summer trips to England, but he always enjoyed the way her face would light up when he gave her a bag. “Now come on, Bonnie was already threatening to hex Kol when I left to get you, we shouldn’t leave those two alone for too long.”

“You know she can’t really do magic, right?” Caroline questioned, digging in the bag for more candy as they walked down the street to Klaus’ house.

“I know, but she throws a mean rock.”

“Well, Kol is annoying, he probably deserves it if she does,” Caroline assured him, defending her friend.

“Probably,” Klaus agreed.

“What about your sister? Where is she?”

“Elena and Katherine wanted to play dressup and you know that’s Rebekah’s favorite,” he said with a grimace, clearly not a fan of the game.

“Yeah,” she agreed, not particularly interested in joining the girls that day. She much preferred to spend time playing with Klaus. “Can we play in the treehouse today?”

“Of course,” Klaus said, smiling over at her. “That’s where I left Bonnie and Kol.”

“Klaus! She’ll probably push him out of the tree house! Again!”

“Well, we should hurry then, come on!” he said, grabbing her hand in his and racing down the sidewalk.

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