"So I think they know on some level that their love is still there but they made choices so they follow their choices." Ugh I know that's a part of why ppl love Stefan & Elena (their commitment to their choices) but sometimes I feel like fuck honor & loyalty you two are in love. Tell the truth & let the others go!!
LOL it’s why I actually really like 3x14 and 3x22 because it’s Stefan and Elena just being like, fuck it, I’m following how I feel.
Like in 3x14 Stefan watches Damon take Elena’s hand to dance:
and he’s visibly upset about it:
but like he’d been pushing Elena away for her own good:
so he could just let it go, like he could just stay on the sidelines and let it happen but he says fuck it, like he can’t help himself:
He is going to be petty tonight, he is going to dance with her:
and it’s the same thing with Elena at the end of the night. Like Damon confessed his love to her again:
and like things are complicated because they kissed earlier and Damon acted out because of what happened between them:
so at the end of the night, Elena could just let Stefan go, it would be the less complicated thing to do:
but she says fuck it, like no, I love him and I need him to come back, I will make him feel, I will pour out my guts:
And then in 3x22. Stefan is being such a good guy, right, like he’s not pressuring Elena for an answer, he won’t make her feel bad about whatever choice she makes, he’s just patiently waiting and when Elena calls him then changes her mind:
he’s initially just going to let it go, be stoic, be chivalrous:
but then he has this moment:
like fuck it,
he’s going to act on impulse, he’s going to act on desire, he’s going to
kiss her maybe for the last time so he can at least kiss her one more
time and he’s going to kiss her so she remembers, remembers him,
remembers them, and if it doesn’t work out then it doesn’t work out but
at least he did something to say he fought and to say he tried:
And then with Elena, she has to make her choice and it’s gotta be now and she’s on the phone with Damon and she’s doing her best to be diplomatic but Damon pushes her:
and you see Elena struggle with the truth but it’s a fuck it moment, like I can’t lie, it doesn’t matter if he’s possibly going to die, I can’t tell him what he wants to hear:
And these moments are all the more special because both of them are always looking at everything else, at all the other circumstances and that stops them from indulging in what they want with each other so when they have a “fuck it” moment, it’s like YASS. Damon and Elena were supposed to be this, supposed to be like I can’t take it anymore, I’m giving in but that doesn’t work when Damon was consistently ignoring boundaries and imposing himself on Elena anyway and when there isn’t any weight to Elena “giving in” because it was just a curiosity that needed to be satisfied.