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: 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.
Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be.