#CAN WE JUST TAKE A MINUTE TO APPRECIATE WHAT THE FACT THAT THIS PHOTO STRIP EXISTS MEANS? #IT MEANS THAT AT ONE POINT THEY WENT TO THE MALL TOGETHER #CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE DAMON HOLDING ELENA’S BAGS AND BEING A GRUMP ABOUT HER TAKING SO LONG #BUT SECRETLY LOVING IT AND BUYING HER EVERYTHING SHE WANTS BECAUSE SHE’S HIS GIRL #DAMON TOOK HIS WIFEY TO THE MALL AND THEY TOOK ADORABLE PHOTO BOOTH COUPLE SELFIES
#IT’S THE LITTLE HIDDEN THINGS LIKE THIS THAT BREAK ME
It was my birthday. Damon and I spent the entire summer looking for Stefan. And I was trying to put on a good face because Caroline was throwing this party for me, but I was just so sad. I was two seconds from deciding I wasn’t gonna go, I was gonna leave the room, until Damon walked in to give my birthday gift. It was the necklace that Stefan had given me. I’d lost it, but Damon knew what that necklace meant to me… what it meant about my feelings for Stefan. Even though he loved me, he gave me the one thing that represented hope for me and his brother. I knew how much it hurt him. But he did it. It was the most selfless he’d ever been. And in that moment, I loved him. I didn’t want to. It terrified me. But for that moment… I loved him.