Stefan Hey, can I take you home? And, and we can talk about all this. Is that okay?
Elena: Wait, what was that?
Stefan: I, I dunno. Nothing.
Elena: Right. Nothing. Okay, I gotta go, Stefan.
—  Stefan Salvatore and Elena Gilbert - 01x05 You’re Undead To Me
Complete Trust

Everyone always talks about the scene that happens right after this one, ‘cause it’s hottt ;) but I really like this one. Because to me it represents perfectly Elena and Damon’s relationship right now.

He will push her and she will fight back, because that’s what she does.

But she trusts him completely. So when she can’t take it anymore, she just lets go, knowing that he would never let anything happen to her.

Damon: “What changed your mind, Elena?”
Elena: “I didn’t want to see you get hurt! Ok? I was…. I was worried about you.”
Damon: “Thanks.”
Elena: “Yes, I worry about you. Why do you have to hear me say it?”
Damon: “Because when I drag my brother from the edge and deliver him back to you I want you to remember the things you felt while he was gone.”

“The bottom line is that Elena and Stefan are the true epic love story of the show. Damon is the third point of the triangle.” - Julie Plec

“Damon is nothing but a distraction from the true romance.” - Paul Wesley

“This show is always going to be about Stefan and Elena. It has to be. They’re soulmates.” - Kevin Williamson

"she loves Stefan unbelievably—I mean, it’s an epic love that’s never going to change.” - Kevin Williamson

“His obsession with Katherine was something that was finally broken by this human. And not for a 160 years, no one could break this obsession. And that’s why he would die and breathe for Elena for the rest of his life.” - Paul Wesley

“This is a story about Stefan and Elena’s love story. I think it’s fun to watch the twists and turns that we take.” - Kevin Williamson

“That love she has for Damon it isn’t the love she has with Stefan.” - Nina Dobrev

Damon: They’re floating lanterns in the sky. Can you believe that? Japanese lanterns as a symbol of letting go of the past. Well here’s a news flash - we’re not Japanese! You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle is gonna make everything okay or even saying a prayer or pretending Elena is not gonna end up just like the rest of us murderous vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. I know what you’re gonna say. “Makes them feel better, Damon.” So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody every candle, every prayer is not gonna make up for the fact that the only thing that you have left is a hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock…with a birthdate carved into it that I’m pretty sure is wrong. So, thanks friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn’t get the girl, remember? I’m just stuck here fighting with my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.
—  The Vampire Diaries.