How Elena and Stefan could possibly be endgame in the finale, aka my “sired soul” theory...
Elena in 4x01 spent her last dying breaths as a human to tell
Stefan that she loves him and how he is the best choice she ever made.
does one go from saying all of that and simply fall out of love so quick?
(Without having to say it was due to bad writing or fan servicing, because if I
was a DE fan I would be pretty pissed off at the way they brought them
together.) Be warned this is kinda long!
Well what if when Elena was transitioning into a vampire (during
the first few episodes of season 4), her human soul was slowly being replaced
by a new vampire one created by the sire bond and this new soul is basically a
reflection of the desires of the soul to whom she was sired to aka Damon. She
still appeared to be in love with Stefan the first few episodes but it also
seemed like her old self was slowly fading away along with her feelings, (basically
all her good qualities which made her who she was). What if the sired soul made
her more like Damon and obviously made her do Damon-like things? Because let’s face it Elena from season 4 on wards was a completely new character/person.
The reason why
this could have happened was because firstly Elena never wanted to be a vampire and also maybe and probably more likely because when she died
at the end of season 2 John gave Elena his soul, a soul that replaced Elena’s
so that when she woke up it would be as a human and not a vampire (as that was
what John had wanted). So when she died at the end of season 3, her soul which
John gave her didn’t want to accept the transition into a vampire hence a new vampire
sired soul was born, giving her basically new and all the annoying qualities
that Damon had.
This could explain how her feelings for Stefan never got
heightened, because deep down in Damon’s soul he didn’t want Elena to be in
love with Stefan. He wanted Elena to love him instead. Elena said she still
loved Stefan, but she was not actually in love with him. Wouldn’t that be basically
just how Damon feels about his own brother, right?
Otherwise it just wouldn’t
make sense from a story pov, not a shipper’s but a story pov how Elena just
kinda forgot this strong built relationship she had with Stefan.
Now here is my opinion on the only way I see Stelena possibly as endgame based
on all of this because I wouldn’t want the vampire Elena to get back with
Stefan, especially after all the shit she put him through (that would be so selfish and
Stefan deserves much better).
When Elena took the cure, she didn’t appear
to have any significant changes to her character she was just a human again right (although she did kinda flirt with Stefan at the wedding)? However Elena was only a human for a few days/weeks (few episodes, just like in the
beginning of season 4) before Kai cast the Sleeping Beauty type spell on her.
So what if after all these years while Elena was in that coffin (cause we have no idea what happened in her mind during all this time), her human soul slowly came back, the same soul which was very much in love with Stefan even after testing the waters with Damon (who I personally saw as a metaphor for temptation/being greedy)?
And when she wakes up the last thing she remembers clearly is telling Stefan that she chose him (whilst she was transitioning) but her memories of them as a couple as they were slowly breaking up are fuzzy/blurred because that wasn’t actually her.
Then Stefan realises that Elena 2.0 was never the girl he fell in love with but just a walking reminder of her and that his Elena from seasons 1-3 would never hurt him/break his heart like new vampire Elena did.
After this Stelena then have one of their epic reunion hugs and just stare at each other like they can’t believe they are in each others arms again and they finally kiss and slowly slip back into their old feelings/lives. Oh and Stefan takes the cure and is human again too.
And basically Damon all along had never been with Elena but has been in a weirdly twisted relationship with a version of himself essentially in the vessel/meat suit (had to use the spn references) of old Elena. It’s kinda disturbing but that’s kinda the only explanation I have for ‘who the hell was Damon dating then if it weren’t Elena?’. Plus his reaction could be funny!?
As for SC to not be a thing anymore, I hope Klaus comes back for Caroline and reminds her of this moment and boom no more sc wedding or a divorce.
But yeah that’s mainly my opinion/theory for a human Stelena endgame if I could write it! :)
➤ DEFAW - day six - favorite heartbreaking moment - 5x22 - home “You are, by far, the greatest thing that ever happened to me in my 173 years on this earth. I get to die knowing I was loved—not just by anyone—by you, Elena Gilbert. It’s the epitome of a fulfilled life. It’s never gonna get any better than this. I peaked.”
Okay, so I’ve been putting this off for too long now. I can blame that I haven’t written this on the fact that I have been quite busy. And I guess, yeah, that’s partly true. But the real truth is the fact that this is probably going to be the last episode post I ever write. And the thought of that makes me slightly depressed. So, I have been putting it off so I could be able to tell myself “I still have to write my episode post.” which honestly is kind of silly. So, I’m here now. And I’m going to finish this episode post series that I started back when 4x08 aired. It’s kind of crazy how life works out. Look, guys, I have literally been unemployed since I graduated college back in December of 2013. And honestly, I was okay with that because I was literally consumed by Delena anyways. But let me tell you… only 8 days after the Season 6 finale aired, I got a job. And I think that’s a sign, you know? I think that its life helping me to move on from this show that has taken over my life the past 3 years. Forcing me to grow up a little and focus on other things. I mean, don’t get me wrong. Delena is very important to me. And they always will be. And what the writers did to Delena still hurts. But I don’t think its very good to dwell in the negative. Its not good for your health. So, I’m going to try and write this as a series send off. Sort of as a final goodbye to the show. Because like Nina Dobrev, Its time for me to turn the page and start the next chapter in my life. So, like Elena Gilbert, I’m going to say goodbye to everyone too. (Not you, the characters =P)
“Promise me something, both of you. (She grabs her journal and hands it to them.) Write it all down, everything that you accomplish in your life, every crush, when you fall in love, when you start a family, every time you fantasize about wanting to kill Damon… Write it down, so that one day when I wake up, I can read all about my best friends’ lives and feel like I was there.” - Elena to Caroline and Bonnie
This isn’t fair guys. This is fucked up to no end. Elena shouldn’t have to read about her best friends lives in a journal. She should have been able to there for them. The way she always has. But lets not be negative. This scene was so beautiful. This was the last moment the three of them will ever have all together. And Elena chose to have it in her childhood bedroom. Because the happiest moments they ever shared probably took place there. At a time before the supernatural took over their lives. When everything was okay and all their parents were still alive and well. Because I think that part of Elena’s evolution has a character was becoming to realize that grief cannot be overcome by trying to forget or ignoring the source of it. But rather by holding on to those precious memories and cherishing them and appreciating what time you did have with those loved ones you’ve lost. So, when Elena wakes up, rather than being depressed that she missed seeing her best friends’ lives unfold, she asked them to record everything for her, so she can live in those memories she missed out on. And with that I say goodbye to this beautiful crazy sisterhood they shared.
I’m so sorry, Elena. Really, I’m so sorry -Bonnie “ This isn’t your fault. Hey. We’ll both get everything that we want. We just can’t have it at the same time. Aw, hey. Bonnie Bennett. You have spent your entire life making sacrifices for me. Now it’s my turn to do it for you. I just have one more favor to ask.” -Elena
Anyone who hates on Elena should question the kind of person they are. Not only does she acknowledge and appreciate all the sacrifice that Bonnie has made for her sake. But she also ungrudgingly gives up a lifetime for her. Even I, who loves Bonnie, and believes that she deserves the right to live like any other character, still holds a slight resentment towards her. Because if it wasn’t for her inability to give Kai a chance, ALL of this could have been avoided. And I get that it wasn’t really her fault but still. So that just tells you the type of person Elena Gilbert is. Which kind of makes this entire situation just suck even more. And with that I say goodbye to Bonnie Bonnet. It sucks that it’s come to this but may you die sooner rather than later. I’m not even sorry.
“You know, there’s a good chance that I’ll never see you again.” -Matt “Matt. Look at everything that the two of us have survived…. I like our odds. -Elena
For some reason this gives me hope. Hope that Bonnie dies and at the very least relevantly young. So that Elena will be able so see everything else again. Matt, Jeremy, even Alaric. Because it would just suck even worst if these people just never see her again. And with that I say goodbye to Matt Donavan. Stay safe. Don’t be so resistant to the help from vampires. You have to outlive Bonnie so you will be able to see Elena again.
“You’re gonna think that the pain will never end, but it will. But first, you have to let it all in. You can’t fight it. It’s bigger than you. You have to let yourself drown in it. But then eventually you’ll start to swim, and every single breath that you fight for will make you stronger… And I promise that you will beat it.” - Elena to Alaric
If anyone has lost has much if not more than Elena has, its Alaric. And I think what Elena tells him is dead on perfect. (no pun intended). Because pain and grief can very much be described as an ocean. And at first, you may be so tired and exhausted that you just want it to end. So, you let go and let it drown you. But our humanly instinct is to live. Is to fight. Is to keep moving forward. So, it surprises you when you find that your head is above water again. But you accept it and keep going. And decide that fighting is the best way to beat the grief. Grief changes you. It can make or break you. And depending on the type of person you are… it will defined you. And I know some of you may think that what Elena said came from a place of experience. But it really isn’t. Elena dealt with her grief is a different way. What Elena said came from a place of how well she knows him. Alaric is a fighter. He is strong. Which is why Elena knows he can and will beat it. So, with that said, I bid farewell to Alaric Saltzman.
“Hey…when you do wake up, I want you to know that I spent my life doing exactly what I felt I was born to do. I was happy.” -Jeremy
This is was lame. It hurts. But again it gives me this certain hope that this obviously isn’t the end for them. When Elena finally wakes… I think Jeremy will still be around. Because this couldn’t be the end for them. There wasn’t even a goodbye. That has to mean something right? I feel like this show is losing so much of what made it what it is. The sibling relationship between these two was just so important to me. And sadly, their relationship, hell, Jeremy’s character and storyline altogether was just dwindling in the background until it disappeared completely. But, I refuse to buy that they will never see each other again. That’s is just not happening. But for now… I’ll say goodbye to Jeremy Gilbert aka. Little Gilbert.
“You need to get out of here, Tyler. You need to figure out what it is you want to do, who you want to be, and then just really fight for it. You’re gonna be fine, Tyler. You’re a wolf now, embrace it. Don’t fight it. Let it be that thing that makes you extraordinary.” -Elena to Tyler
I don’t really know what to say about this. I never really cared for Tyler’s character. He was always very confused. He never had his proprieties straight. I hope the sacrifice that Liv made for him wasn’t in vain. That he truly does embrace his wolf side and finds himself. And with that I say goodbye to Tyler Lockwood.
“Thank you for bumping into me that day in the hallway. I thought I would never be happy again, and then– and then I met you. You changed everything for me. You– you quite literally saved my life. I love you so much, which is why I can’t wait to find out what new life you– you’ve chosen for yourself in sixty or seventy years when I see you again.” -Elena to Stefan
I’d never thought I say this but… I actually liked this scene. The shipping world made me spend so much time resisting everything that is Stefan and Elena. But with the show basically ending, and Damon and Elena clearly having the upper hand. I can finally appreciate the friendship between these two. I can finally accept their past relationship for what is was. A stepping stone to greater things. And a necessary one at that. I have never been sentimental over a scene with these two. But when Elena thanked him for deliberately inserting himself into her life… It made me realize he did make her happy to a certain extent…and it was her relationship with him that made her realize things about herself and ultimately led her to Damon. And the same could be said about Stefan. Hell Stefan said it himself:
”I don’t think Elena necessarily came into my life to be my soulmate. I mean, she was. We loved each other, but she was also the only person I’ve ever met who actually believed that my brother was worth loving, and she reminded me that I used to believe that about him, too. And her faith in him, it brought Damon and me back together. And yeah I–I loved her more than I could ever thought I could love somebody else. But I think, in the end, I needed him more then I needed her.”
This is something that I have also throught to be true. And I’m just so glad they actually made it canon. And I get that its leeway for season 7 but I think its where the writers have always been heading. So with that, I say goodbye to Stefan Salvatore. (God, that feels good to say.)
“Yesterday, you told me you made a list of all the ways that loving me has ruined your life, and I get it. I haven’t made it easy on you…But I made a list, too, of all the ways that loving you has changed mine. You were by my side when I needed a friend. You made me laugh. You made me dance. You told me that I would find love again… And, I understand if you need time to heal, and to live your life without me. And, I understand if I have to wait for you, and I will, I’ll wait. And when you’re ready for me, I will be ready for you.” - Stefan to Caroline
I don’t know how to organize this because the lines are so blurred between what Stefan is telling Caroline and what is actually being said about Damon and Elena. And I think they did a great job mixing it all together. But since I never really cared about Stefan and Caroline’s relationship… I’ll just bid them farewell right now and move on to the more important stuff. So, Goodbye Caroline Forbes.
“I believe you owe me a dance, Miss Gilbert…Dance with me, please.” - Damon
“Just dance with me. This was supposed to be our big night.” - Damon
“Now, how about that dance? - Elena”
It ended with a dance. The same way it started. On the road where they first met. That dance was a symbolic of their journey together. Their journey to each other. “I’m feeling symbolic.” The dance they shared was Damon and Elena experiencing that journey all over again. Remembering it. Dreaming it. Their minds connected. It was a whirlwind of a journey. With ups and downs. Dips and lifts. With tears and smiles. The further they got from each other, the closer they came. The longer the distance, the stronger the embrace. This dance isn’t the end of the road for them. It’s just another bump. This last kiss they shared in their minds, isn’t goodbye. It’s just another “I see you real soon.” They may be away from each other of a while. But their love for each other will remain. Infinite. Forever. Undying. Which I believe that Elena being in sleep spell rather then dead is at the very least symbolism in itself. She will wake. And he will be there. Like he always has been.
“And you will never know just how beautiful you are to me But maybe I’m just in love when you wake me up.”