Damon Salvatore S4 Appreciation Week
Day 2 - Best Elena-related moment
Is there even any competition? This has got to be hands-down my all-time favorite Delena moment in the history of Delena moments. Everything about this scene was perfect. The setting, the dialogue, the acting, the character development, the making out. I just. Asdfghjkl.
Okay, I’m calm. So, not only do we get an unsired, real ‘I love you Damon’, we also get one of the best conversations in DE history. Damon lays it all out on the table and confesses that he’d rather die than not spend an eternity with Elena, despite fighting the hardest to get her humanity back, because that’s what she needs even though it’s not what he wants. He confesses that he’s selfish and he’s always been selfish when it comes to her, and that is something that has never changed, would never change. He confesses that he’s wrong for her by all the moral and righteous laws of the universe, that he is the worst choice for anyone to choose, and he knows that. But most importantly he confesses that he’s not sorry about any of it because that’s who he is and he isn’t going to change, not when it comes to the way that he loves her.
And Elena in turn confesses that she agrees with him, that he is the worst for her and choosing him is probably a bad idea. Yet she does it anyway. She does it because he makes her feel free and alive when everyone around her tells her there’s something wrong with her and she needs to be fixed. She chooses him because he challenges her and everything she thinks she stands for. She chooses him because he’s seen her at her best and her worst and loved her the same through it all. She chooses him because she met him first and he thought it didn’t make a difference but it did, oh how it did. She chooses him because she no longer cares about making the “right” choice, the one she always made before because it was expected of her. She chooses him because there is no other way, because she can no longer pretend that what she feels for him is anything but love, powerful and all-consuming and the most real thing she’s ever felt.
And the best part about all of it is that this is the version of themselves they only show to each other. This kind of conversation could only happen between Delena. No other couple could be this brutally honest with each other, could say the wrong things and at the same time say the right thing all along. No one else could be so wrong yet so right at the same time.
Delena will probably never be the happy, idyllic, perfect couple. They will have ugly fights and they will say things to hurt each other, because they have that perfected to an art form. Damon will be insecure, Elena will be exasperated, they will push and pull and it’s going to be a whirlwind of emotions. But you know what? Throughout it all, it will always be real. What they have will always be real and tangible and all-encompassing, and they will never regret any of it.
Plus the sex is like, super hot.