otp: i always dream of you

NO BUT THIS GIF IS LITERALLY EVERYTHING

FIRST OF ALL, HOLY MOTHER OF GOD ELIJAH’S LITTLE BABY FACE. HE’S JUST FOUND OUT HE KILLED HIS FIRST LOVE, AND NOW THERE’S HAYLEY, SO MUCH MORE FALLIBLE THAN HIM AND SO INFINITELY PRECIOUS. AND HE KNOWS THE DANGER THAT COMES WHEN PEOPLE FALL FOR HIM, AND HE’S SO SO SO SO TERRIFIED THAT HE’LL LOSE HER TOO, THAT ONE DAY SHE’LL PAY FOR THE CRIME OF BEING CARED FOR BY HIM. HE’ S JUST SO SCARED AND IT WOUNDS MY SOUL. 

SECOND OF ALL, HAYLEY IS QUEEN IN THIS SCENE. LIKE, THE FACT THAT SHE WANTS TO HAVE PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH ELIJAH, TO REASSURE HIM THAT IT’S OK, HE’S ALL RIGHT, EVERYTHING WILL BE OVER SOON AND HE’S SAFE. AND THAT LITTLE FACE TOUCH AS IF SHE WANTS TO PHYSICALLY REMOVE HIS TERROR FROM HIS FACE, AND THE WAY SHE STROKES HIS CHEEK, AND I JUST… I CANNOT

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, SHE TELLS HIM SHE ISN’T AFRAID. DO. YOU. KNOW. HOW. IMPORTANT. THAT. IS????????????? DO YOU! ELIJAH HAS JUST REALIZED THAT HE’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH FO HIS FIRST LOVE. THAT’S SOME HEAVY STUFF. HE’S SEEING HIMSELF AS A MONSTER, HE DOESN’T WANT TO FEED ON HAYLEY BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT TO HURT HER, THIS WOMAN HE CARES FOR TOO MUCH, THE BRINGER OF HIS BROTHER’S SALVATION, AND MAYBE HIS OWN. AND SHE TELLS HIM SHE ISN’T SCARED. SHE BRINGS HIM BACK TO HIS OWN HUMANITY, TELLS HIM SHE TRUSTS HIM, CARES ABOUT HIM, THAT SHE WON’T RUN FROM HIS DARKEST DEMONS. AND THAT IS SO SO SO SO IMPORTANT

everything about this scene, from the feeding to the desperate kiss to the way his voice cracks when he says i can’t to the fact that he dreams that she would be the one to save him, and that she’s just so flawless in this, is amazing. but this gif gives me ALL THE FEELINGS

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Beautiful, just beautiful! 

I am sobbing ~again~