Hi a while ago u did a thing where u described SEs life as humans + obvs on the show we got to see SE and DEs lives if they were both human How do u think SEs life wouldve been if they were endgame as vampires?
Adventurous. Like truly adventurous.
There’s this line in The Great Gatsby (the movie not the book) where Daisy says to Gatsby, “I wish I had done everything on earth with you” and I think that theme would be SE.
I could see them traveling the world together, literally every country and I could even see them having an amazing race sort of competition with some countries, where the first one who gets to Berlin from Japan has to buy dinner for the next month or something ridiculous and cute like that and I could see Stefan winning and Elena accusing him of cheating or saying something like, “You swore you’ve never been to this country!”
Considering that Elena was supposed to be an author since that’s what the show introduced us to and never shows us when she switches from an interest in literature to an interest in medicine, she has to have literary heroes and I could see Stefan tracking them down and getting Elena to meet them.
I could see a proposal happening and a wedding and marriage anyway and Elena would be the one to propose because Stefan has always been there, has always made sure she’s OK, has done everything he could to make sure she can be as comfortable as possible so I can see her wanting to commit to him in every way she possibly could, which includes marriage. Plus Elena is the one who seems to have the most vow-like speeches about and/to Stefan? Like “You’ve been so strong for me, fighting for me, for the girl who chose you” (even though it’s a break-up speech, it’s a pretty simplistically poetic speech) or “After the accident, I kind of felt like I didn’t know how to live anymore, like I didn’t want to, but being with Stefan, somehow I figured it out” or “Do you even know why I was on the bridge that night? I picked you. I had to choose and I chose you because I love you. No matter what happens it’s the best choice I ever made” like she seems consistently vow to him or about him so I can see her proposing.
I could even see them doing something like “human” days, where one day out of the month or every two months they get by without using any of their vampiric tricks so as to keep them humble.
There would of course be “dark” days, not everything is going to be rainbows and unicorns especially when they’re immortal. I can see Elena getting sad because she can’t have kids and I can see Stefan feeling guilty because he saved Matt first, I can see there being arguments about that choice initiated by Stefan, like admit it, you resent me because if I didn’t save you and now you’re stuck in this life and Elena be like, if you saved me Matt would be dead and Stefan being like stop dodging, stop covering up how you feel, just admit it, Elena and then Elena exploding and telling him everything he fears hearing, that she resents him, that she never wanted to be a vampire, she wanted roots, she wanted a family and that’s all lost to her. Then I can see Stefan yelling back that she made him choose Matt first and she knew he would do it because he respects her choices and he resents her for being a martyr and for putting that guilt on him and then I could see him leaving for maybe a couple of days and then he comes back and takes her to a neighbourhood and stands her in front of a house and says, “This could be ours, we could build a life here, I will compel everyone in this town to think that it’s normal that we never age, we could adopt children and explain to them that we aren’t like regular parents, I would do this for you, Elena.” And Elena turns to him, puts her hands on his face and say something like, “I love you, I always loved you, I always will love you and I will never stop loving you and there will be days and have been days where I wonder what it would be like if I were human but don’t ever think I hate you because I’m not, don’t ever think that I wish I was living a different life because I love this life with you, so much, I love that you make everyday an adventure, I love that I get to see parts of the world that I would never be able to see if it weren’t for being a vampire and I love that I get to do all of these things with you, this may not have been the dream life I thought that I wanted but it’s a dream life all the same, so let’s live it” which sort of harks back to 2x02 when Stefan says he came back to MF to start a life with her and they can’t forget to live it.
I don’t know if I would make them adopt children and explain to them that they aren’t like regular parents, I’m still debating that one because doing so would mean having to compel a neighbourhood to accept their agelessness or it would be mean raising kids to be on the road all the time so I’m still debating that but an alternative I would have is Stefan and Elena getting a big house and becoming foster parents for a few years.
So yes, that’s what their life would be like to me :)