|“|| And then the swelling thing burst. There was to Damon, a palpable if not audible crack as the stone encasing his soul burst open and a great piece fell away. With something inside him singing, he clutched Bonnie to him, feeling the wet towel through his raw silk shirt, and feeling Bonnie's slight body under the towel. Definitely a maiden, and not a child, he thought dizzily, whatever the writing on that infamous scrap of pink nylon had claimed.
He clutched at her as if he needed her for blood, as if they were in hurricane-tossed seas and to let go of her would be to lose her.
About Damon Salvatore and Bonnie McCullough
Damon was born October 30/31, 1487 in Florence, Italy to Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore and Contessa Marie Antonietta Salvatore. Damon is over 500 years old, his history dating back to the fifteenth century Italian Renaissance. He is sexy, sleek and dangerous, and is the complete opposite of his compassionate, sweet and empathetic younger brother Stefan. Damon is the former flame of Katherine Von Swartszchild, his ex-vampire girlfriend, and the woman who turned him. Damon was born into a wealthy, rich and noble family in Florence, Italy, where he met Katherine. Damon's mother died sometime after Stefan's birth. He generally doesn't care about Stefan, but there are some times in the series that prove that he does in fact love and care about the younger Salvatore deep down, despite constantly saying he loathes and hates him. He usually is uncaring, ruthless, unkind, cruel and extremely selfish, however, he is capable of loving (although only a very small and select group of people). He has shown that he is capable of feeling when he loved Katherine back in the fifteenth century, also revealing his desire to protect Elena and especially Bonnie, whom he displays very over protective behaviour towards, from all harm. Damon is obsessed with possessing Elena and making her his own, but Elena repeatedly rejects his wishes and advances and stays loyal to Stefan and her strong, undying love for him.
When the series first starts, Damon is determined to torment and hurt Stefan and wreak havoc on the peaceful town of Fell's Church, in revenge against his younger brother out of anger and jealousy towards him. His jealousy, anger and revenge against his brother is also the reason he deeply craves for Elena to be his Princess of Darkness, but Elena refuses his offers, preferring to live amongst the light with her family, her friends and with Stefan. Even back in the fifteenth century, Damon lacked responsibility and had a very tension-filled and strained relationship with his father because of that. Guiseppe strongly favoured Stefan and saw him as the dutiful, responsible, noble and upstanding son who was going to be successful, even saying that he did not want to tell his friends that he, Guiseppe Conte di Salvatore, had a son who was a ne'er do well coward in Damon. Damon's former flame Katherine transformed him into a vampire, along with his younger brother Stefan. The two brothers rivalry only intensified and they fought, and Damon managed to pierce Stefan's heart, but, using the little strength he still had, Stefan used the opportunity to pierce his brother's heart, triggering Damon's vampiricness. Damon has made it his life's mission to torture Stefan and wreak havoc in his younger brother's life. However, deep down, it is shown that Damon can genuinely love, but this is concealed by evilness, arrogance, selfishness and ruthlessness and because of this, Damon can come off as very sadistic, cold-hearted, and cruel. Despite this, he cares for Elena and she has feelings for him, however, she feels significantly more passionate, deeper, stronger about Stefan. Damon has also shown that he deeply and strongly cares for Bonnie and that he has a very deep and strong connection with her. He is shown to be very affectionate, gentle, loving and tender towards her and he is very overly protective of her. Bonnie is Damon's established weak spot and berserk button.
Damon is first seen in a flashback to the fifteen-century Italian Renaissance. He was a twenty-two year old young man who was human and was a nobleman. He and his younger brother Stefan both fell in love with the beautiful young vampire Katherine Von Swartszchild. She loved Stefan and had even made plans on marrying him, but she eventually fell for Damon's dark and seductive charm and she loved Damon too, and refused to choose between them when they tried to force her. She ran away in tears, heartbroken that they both refused to agree to her choice of living together forever. The next morning, they found Katherine's dress, her lapis lazuli ring and a pile of ash under her favourite lemon tree, along with a suicide note, claiming that her death would bring them closer together. Blaming each other for Katherine's death, the two brothers fought to the death and killed each other with swords. Damon wounded Stefan fatally, but Stefan used his last little bit of strength to piece his brother's heart, and Damon died too. The two woke up the next morning in their family crypt as vampires. Damon has more history apart from being turned by Katherine. When Damon's father was drunk and in a temper, he would physically beat Damon, scarring Damon emotionally, spiritually and mentally. Damon resented Stefan because their mother, whom he was close to as a very young child, had grown seriously ill and weak after Stefan's birth and she died. Damon grew to be a handsome, charming aristocrat, and he was tutored in his education, but was living dangerously with a life of adventure. Damon was not very academic andscholarlyy and he did not take school seriously. He seemed to show more interest in his favourite pasttimes such as hunting and hawking, drinking, womanizing and sword fighting. When Damon announced that he was quitting university, his father was extremely angered and infuriated.
Physically, Damon is abnormally gorgeous, beautiful, masculine and sexy. His features are almost Godlike. Damon has a very high sex appeal, which, combined with his appearance, has attracted many women to him over the centuries, and still does. Because of Damon's immortality and vampirism, he does not physically age or evolve, despite being over 500 years old. This means that Damon is physically twenty-two forever. Damon has a dark romantic and seductive look. Elena has described him as being physically gorgeous. Bonnie has also said the same thing about Damon, although for Bonnie, she could be referring to something alott deeper than just his physical appearance (Bonnie is strongly drawn to Damon's soul, his aura and his presence). Damon is hauntingly beautiful and drop dead gorgeous. Damon has a smooth, flawless complexion and perfect, refined facial features. He is extremely pale-skinned, and has a shock of dark, jet black straight hair. Damon's hair is thick, but not as thick as his brother Stefan's hair texture, which is wavy in texture. Damon's eyes are described as being pitch black, as black as a crow, or as black as the midnight sky. Bonnie has said that Damon is "inhumanely beautiful." Damon has a slim, lean body type. He has hard, lithe muscles and a well-built physique or body. Damon often wears all black or dark clothing, with a black leather jacket, a black shirt or black vest, black jeans and black rider boots. However, there are some occasions where he will wear a white shirt. Damon also seems to have a preferncee for wearing black silk shirts. Damon, like Stefan, wears a lapis lazuli ring on his middle finger in order for him to be able to walk around during the daylight, given to him by Katherine. Damon is not very tall at all and he is rather stocky, short and compact, only being about 5'4" or 5'5"; his brother Stefan has a significant height advantage over him, being about 5'10". Because he's not at all tall, Damon has said that he prefers short, small, and petite girls (like Bonnie) rather than average height or overly tall girls. He has a masculine, dominant, strong, commanding appearance, and a very powerful and compelling aura.
Damon is the bad, immoral and malevolent brother of the series. He is the complete and total opposite of his good, moral and benevolent younger brother Stefan. Damon is described as being dangerous, unkind, sadistic, cruel, unsympathetic, cold hearted, uncaring and ruthless. He is also sadistic, unmerciful, remorseless, careless, arrogant and impulsive. Damon has a very dark, compelling personality. Damon uses whoever he wants to get what he wants, not caring who he hurts in the process. He constantly plays word games, especially when it comes to dancing around an issue. Damon is highly appealing to women, is a womanizer and he attracts them like a moth to a flame. Damon's dancing-around-an-issue attitude becomes clear when it involves his true feelings on a subject (like his deep feelings for Bonnie). Damon has an elegant, aristocratic demeanor and he has a very pragmatic outlook on life. He also has no problem with threatening or intimidating small children (it is unknown if he would have gone through with his threat to hurt Elena's little sister Margaret). Damon believes that it is vampire nature to kill and that they are natural hunters and predators, therefore believing that Stefan's attempt to only hunt animals is unnatural. Even though Damon claims to passionately loathe Stefan, it's shown throughout the series that deep down, he does in fact love and care about the younger Salvatore. Damon has absolutely no problem with killing innocent humans and doesn't care if he ever hurts them. He kills Mr. Tanner, but claims he only did so because Tanner pulled a knife on him, and thus, it was self-defense. Aside from caring about his younger brother Stefan, Damon has strong feelings for both Elena and Bonnie, though very different in nature. Damon gives Elena more attention because he sees her as a prize to be won, but he still happens to also love Bonnie. He refuses to hurt or feed on her under any circumstances and is always there for her whenever she needs him. Damon is extremely over protective of Bonnie and it has been shown that Bonnie is both a weakness and a berserk button for Damon. However, Damon's main focus throughout the series is possessing Bonnie's best friend Elena, body and soul. Despite his over-zealous obsession with Elena, Damon feels a "weak spot" for Bonnie. He refused to let Bonnie go underwater when he bathed her, and would rather take a punch from Stefan than let Bonnie fly underwater. Damon has a significantly very violent history due to his early vampire life, when he started his own mercenary company. While we aren't given any glimpses into his mercenary life, it is implied that he did very bad, terrible, awful things with absolutely no regrets about it.
Bonnie was born March 10, 1992 in Fells Church, Virginia, United States. Bonnie is best friends with Elena Gilbert, Meredith Sulez, Matt Honeycutt and Stefan Salvatore. She also shares a strong bond and deep relationship with Damon Salvatore (in the Evensong trilogy written by LJ Smith, it is strongly implied that Bonnie is Damon's soulmate, although no silver cord has been seen yet as they have not experienced astral projection). Bonnie used to be close friends with Caroline Forbes since the first grade along with Elena and Meredith, but Bonnie's opinion towards Caroline stated to change when Caroline turned into a rival for Elena and became ultra competitive and catty. Bonnie originally starts off as a human psychic. She is able to make predictions and premontions early on in the series. Bonnie is of Scottish-American descent and her maternal and paternal grandparents are immigrants from Scotland. She is descended from Celtic Druids and it is through them that she possesses special powers, making her a witch. Because of Bonnie being a witch, it is uncertain if Bonnie could be considered an established Wiccan but she does practice witchcraft and has even mastered in it, becoming a more powerful witch as the series progresses. Bonnie has shown that she is extremely powerful and that she is so powerful that sometimes, her own power and her own abilities overtake her and overwhelm her to the point where she passes out of faints frequently.
In the very beginning of the series, Bonnie started off a very kind-hearted and caring individual, but was not seen to be very sensible, especially when compared to her friends. She could be flirtatious and contradictory, as demonstrated by her numerous infatuations with those who were already either in a committed relationship or devoted to another (such as Matt, Stefan, and Damon), and the fact she is deeply fascinated with and drawn to darkness and unconventionality, especially death (which dramatically contrasts with her sweet and light-hearted exterior). However, as the series progressed, Bonnie gradually matured, and learned how to focus on the truly important problems at hand rather than about the opposite sex. She grew to even surprise herself with her insight and her helpfulness in the fight against the forces of evil. Her most notable contribution was her supernatural powers: Bonnie had inherited gifts of witchcraft and psychic powers from her Druid ancestors, and while they frequently overwhelmed her with their intensity at first, she learned to control and use them effectively. Milestones in her magical career include performing a summoning ritual to call Stefan and Damon back to Fell's Church, helping Stefan communicate with Elena's spirit, and even possibly resurrecting Elena, establishing herself as a powerful witch whom none should ever understimate, as well as a special individual who is not as stupid as she had believed herself to be.
Another unique point to note about Bonnie would her connection to the seemingly antagonistic Damon, and how she is the only person to develop a positive genuine relationship with him. She deeply and strongly cares about him (unconditionally) and is indescribably and undeniably drawn to him. Damon has frequently saved her life on various occasions throughout the course of the series and because of it, Damon is seen as Bonnie's hero and protector. Damon has shown to be fiercely protective (sometimes overly protective) of Bonnie even though he won't and can't admit it to himself (for whatever unexplained reasons) and he is always there for her whenever she is in trouble of any kind. Bonnie is Damon's "weak spot" although Damon constantly and repeatedly tries to deny it throughout the series.
Physically, Bonnie is described to be very feminine, fragile and dainty looking. In fact, Bonnie could be considered to be the arch feminine type. She is seen to be very pretty, feminine, and she has the appearance of a delicate damsel in distress. Bonnie is described to have a very dreamy, ethereal, and unconventional beauty with an otherworldly aura. She is not the standard blond haired and blue eyed beauty that Elena is and her beauty is something that could be considered different. In fact, it could be argued that Bonnie is actually "prettier" than Elena. Facially, Bonnie has a small heart shaped face with full cheeks, and a rounded forehead with very fair (just as fair as Elena), soft and translucent skin. Bonnie's skin is also lightly freckled due to her Scottish or Celtic heritage and she also has softly rose tinted cheeks. Bonnie's skin is so fair that her blue veins and fjords are visible to the naked eye (Damon mentions this when he first meets Bonnie unexpectedly). Bonnie has very large, wide and beautiful almond-shaped hazel-brown eyes which are very expressive, limpid and soulful. She also has noticeably long and thick black lashes which frame her soft eyes. Bonnie has femininely arched eyebrows which frame her soulful, soft and limpid eyes. She has a small, straight, slender and delicate nose. Bonnie has well shaped and full lips and she has a very warm, soulful and enchanting smile as noted by Damon. Bonnie also has noticeable and large dimples in both of her cheeks. As for her hair, Bonnie has very thick, soft, softly curled (slightly frizzy) reddish-gold hair that looks like it is on fire, which trails down her back to the middle of her waist. Bonnie's hair is actually thick and straight but she permed her hair curly because she believes it will give her some height. Bonnie has an exceptionally long and delicate neck, similar to that of a ballerina from Swan Lake. Damon has taken notice of Bonnie's long and delicate neck and has noticed that she has very visible blue veins which show on her neck. Damon described Bonnie's neck as very tempting for a vampire because it is very long, delicate and has visible veins along it, making it easier for a vampire to feed. As for her body and her physique, Bonnie is very slim and slender. She has a very slight body and her figure is somewhere between that of a girl and a woman. She has small breasts (she is an A Cup) and Bonnie often complains about her small breasts, saying that it makes her feel less of a young woman and more like a child. She has a slim torso, very small waist, wide hips and slim, short legs with small hands and small, delicate and dainty feet. Bonnie is very short and petite in regards to her height and she is between 4'5" and 4'10", which only makes her physical appearance all the more delicate, fragile and childlike. According to Damon, Bonnie has a very charming, pleasant and melodious voice and Damon is strongly drawn to it, hence why he has given her the nickname Redbird and Songbird. As for her fashion sense and style, Bonnie dresses in very feminine and casual clothing. She often wears jeans and a variety of colored nice tops with either sneakers, heels, or boots. Bonnie also has a tendency to accesorize and she wears necklaces, pendants, rings, bracelets, earrings and belts.
Bonnie is described to be a good-hearted, sweet, bubbly, cheerful, likeable, charismatic, kind, caring, empathetic, sensitive, romantic and charming individual, but she is not considered to be overly bright or intelligent at the very beginning of the series. She is not an academic, scholarly person by any means and she does not take school very seriously at all. In fact, in most instances, Bonnie finds school to be too serious and disciplinary. Bonnie starts off highly unsure about her identity and her future; who she is and what she really stands for. She is basically immature, naive, ditzy, childish, shallow, boy-obsessed, and insecure during the very beginning of the series. However, as the series progresses over a period of time, Bonnie begins to deeply develop, mature, deepen and evolve in many different ways, and she begins to get a much deeper and clearer understanding of who she really is. She becomes a more mature, stable, grounded, and strong-willed person as the series progresses. As well as developing as an individual, she also begins to develop very powerful, strong psychic powers and abilities (which are hereditary). She eventually dabbles and masters the art of witchcraft. Bonnie is a Wiccan and it has been hinted in the novels that Bonnie is not only a powerful psychic but that she has witch ancestry (according to Bonnie, her Scottish grandmother was a witch). Bonnie is stoically loyal, loving, kind, caring and fiercely protective and she will do absolutely anything for her friends, her family and the people she loves. She's a generous individual and she is always trying to lend a helping hand when it is most needed. Bonnie comes off as rather eccentric and "offbeat" and because of it, she is often highly misunderstood, even by her own friends. Bonnie is drawn to and attracted to the unusual and the bizarre and she appears to be the most unconventional out of everyone else. She is a highly adventurous, explorative and curious individual. In many ways, she is rather opposite of her best friend, Elena Gilbert. While Elena has a tendency to be more vain and selfish, Bonnie is more of a humble, generous, giving and selfless person. For the vast majority of Bonnie's life, Bonnie has always seemed to live in the shadows of Elena, her own best friend, and therefore, she has always felt like she is second best because of it. Bonnie feels deep down that Elena and Meredith are more of a woman than her and that she will forever be seen as the "child" of the group due to being the least emotionally and mentally mature, despite her being the same age as them. Despite this, Bonnie never seems to complain despite feeling second best to both Elena and Meredith. Although, Bonnie is not the overly competitive type in the way that Elena is and therefore, has felt absolutely no desire to try to compete with Elena in any way, due to the fact that Bonnie has always felt like she has lived in Elena's shadow. Bonnie is not the intense academic or scholarly type whatsoever but she has a habit of engaging her brain before her mouth. However, despite the fact that she is not an academic individual by nature, she is rather intelligent, intuitive, sharp, quick and intellectual. She has a sixth sense and she can read the emotions and the thoughts of other people with ease. She also possesses a rather off-beat sense of humour and she is known to provide much comic relief, especially in times of tense situations. Bonnie is extremely friendly, light-hearted, cheerful and charming, and therefore, all of her friends adore her because of it. Although, it has been seen throughout the series, that many of Bonnie's friends happen to treat Bonnie like she is a child and also, refuse to see her true and full potential as an individual. Her friends often feel the need to protect Bonnie because they see her as the damsel in distress who needs constant saving and protecting, despite being the same age as everyone else. Because of this, Bonnie is highly misunderstood, even amongst her own inner circle of friends. She is best friends with Elena Gilbert, Meredith Sulez, Matt Honeycutt and Stefan Salvatore. She has been childhood friends with Elena, Meredith and Matt since kindergarten and was close friends with former friend-turned-rival Caroline Forbes since the first grade. Bonnie gradually becomes very good friends with Stefan after Matt befriends him. Bonnie is extremely close to Elena (Elena considers Bonnie to be her very best friend and Bonnie refers to Elena as her best friend), and she also has a very strong bond and friendship with Meredith as well (who also considers Bonnie to be her very best friend). Bonnie used to be friends with Caroline until she turned against Elena at the very beginning of their Senior year and until Caroline became ultra competitive, especially with Elena. Bonnie develops a strong dislike for Tyler Smallwood and although she initially finds him attractive because of shallow purposes, Bonnie has said that Tyler possesses an unbearable, unlikeable, and intolerable personality. Bonnie develops a good, solid, platonic friendship with Stefan Salvatore. She initially finds Stefan very handsome, attractive, romantic, very polite and cultured, and she thinks that Stefan is a good-hearted individual with the best of intentions. Stefan has described Bonnie as the "fiery little pixie", giving the nickname to Bonnie with the implication that Bonnie is a passionate, spunky, and fiery individual when she wants to be. Damon has said that Bonnie can be stubborn, impractical and naive at times. Bonnie starts off as very emotionally dependent on other people, but as the series progresses, she becomes a much more independent, confident, and self-assured person. She also matures and grows up rather fast in the original trilogy, showing much spiritual and emotional growth.
Bonnie has a positive and optimistic attitude and she has a happy disposition. She has shown that she is a bit of a dreamer and that she is also highly idealistic. She seems to like to live in a dreamworld and escape from realism. She is also highly spiritual and has a very gentle and healing nature. Bonnie seems to have a tendency to put a great deal of emphasis in fantasy or at the unseen in her life, whether it be her emotions or her own intuition. Bonnie has a habit of absorbing the thoughts and emotions of everyone around her and she is highly sensitive, emotional and empathetic in nature. Bonnie is also seen to be rather enchanting in personality. Bonnie is very kind to her friends and there is nothing that she would not do for any of them. She is very emotionally dependent on her loved ones and she hates to see those she loves and cares for suffer in any form. It could be argued that Bonnie is too overly selfless and giving and that she never really pays enough attention to her own happiness and wellbeing. She has shown that she is also too emotionally involved in the lives of her friends to the point where she seems to lose her own identity in the process. Bonnie seems to dislike discord and violence of any kind and it upsets her sensitive nature.
Bonnie has extremely strong and powerful psychic abilities. Her powers seem to become most vibrant, active, or heightened whenever she is in Damon's presence. She is able to feel Damon's Power clearly on a frequent basis and she is also able to sense what he is feeling and thinking (this is seen in Dark Reunion). Most of the time, Bonnie seems to act as an unwitting medium for helpful spirits, most notably the spirit of a witch named Honoria Fell, who several times attempts to aid the girls (Elena and Meredith) through Bonnie. Bonnie does not remember anything she says or does while she is in this condition because she basically goes into a catatonic state or a hypnotic trance. She also has occasional prophetic flashes, such as when she jokingly (but coincidentally) reads Elena's palm on the first day of school and comes up with a genuine prophecy or prediction that she would meet a dark, handsome but not imposingly tall stranger (the same day that Elena met Stefan Salvatore). Bonnie uses her powers in times of significant purpose and she has shown to be very useful, helpful and beneficial during plans and missions. Because of her powers and abilities, Bonnie is seen to be the most purposeful, useful and highly resourceful individual in the entire series. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie begins to dabble in practicing the art of witchcraft (due to her witch ancestry), and successfully pulls off a summoning ritual to call Stefan (and later on, Damon) back to Fell's Church, then successfully manages to help Stefan communicate with a ghostly Elena by various means through a dream sequence. At the end of Dark Reunion, Bonnie is the one who screams about the unfairness of their tragic fate, which triggers Elena's unexpected return from the afterlife. It is unknown if Bonnie's powers played any significant role in making this occur, or if it was just a matter of lucky timing (it was the night of the summer solstice, when ghosts were said to be prone to returning to Earth anyway). As the series progressed, she slowly realizes that she is not as unintelligent as she believes herself to be (and, as a result, as she's convinced everyone else she is), and that she's actually capable of being intelligent. She also comes to realize that many of her friends are strongly dependent on her and that they need Bonnie during times of need. Even though Bonnie is known to be timid, fragile, delicate and vulnerable, she is significantly stronger and tougher (physically, mentally and emotionally) then she appears to be on the outside. Despite the fact that she can be rather naive, gullible, and trusting at times, Bonnie is also rather sharp and challenging when she wants to be and she does possess a highly passionate, emotional nature, possibly more passionate than Elena. Bonnie is highly idealistic and she is a hopeless romantic. Although Bonnie's character generally appears to be light-hearted, Bonnie has an inherently dark streak within her personality. She is strongly drawn to adventure and the dangerous, unusual and unpredictable side of things. She is deeply fascinated and intrigued with darkness, especially death and morbidity. Bonnie frequently talks about as well as romanticizes death, especially her own, and she constantly talks about her Scottish grandmother's prophecy that she would be young and beautiful in her grave. She also consistently talks about how romantically she might die. In the beginning, she is fickle in chasing after Stefan, and then Matt throughout most of the original series. By the end of the original series, however, Bonnie has become significantly more deep, mature, stable, and grounded, focusing on the important problems at hand rather than about love, romance, flirting, and the opposite sex. She even surprises herself a few times with her own insightful contributions to the fight against a powerful, original vampire named Klaus. Bonnie, who is a highly strong psychic witch, is overwhelmed by the strength of her powers at times, and she attempts to repress the true extent of them without very much success. She is sometimes very afraid of what she can and might do and is scared of her strong powers using her, instead of the other way around. As a psychic, Bonnie also has intense dreams, prophetic flashes, visions and predictions, which has sometimes caused her to pass out, faint and become unconscious, due to its severe intensity at times.
Bonnie is highly romantic and she seems to have a desire to belong to someone. She is very naive and idealistic when it comes to love and romance. She seems to thrive on the idea of having a prince charming or a knight in shining armour constantly saving her and swooping her off her feet whenever she needs protecting. Bonnie is in love with the idea of love. Bonnie has consistently been fickle when it comes to the opposite sex throughout her life. She has a tendency to consistently chase after boys for the hell of it and she seems to chase the opposite sex simply because she wants or desires to belong to someone. Despite her constant chasing, Bonnie never seems to be satisfied with the boys that she does chase and date. Because of this, she has been seen to be boy-crazy and unable to settle down with one particular guy for too long. Bonnie has had various boyfriends and none of them she has managed to take seriously or stick with for a prolonged period of time. Because of Bonnie's immaturity regarding love and romance, she seems to be highly fickle, flirtatious, coy and flighty when it comes to the opposite sex. She is unsure of what kind of guy she is really looking for or interested in. Despite her immaturity in the love department, Bonnie is very idealistic, passionate and emotional when it comes to love and she is a hopeless romantic. Bonnie does seem to have a particular type of guy that she is looking for; she seems to be strongly attracted to strong, powerful men who will go out of their way to protect her and keep her safe. In the beginning, she thought Stefan was very romantic, attractive and polite, and she was very thankful to him when he saved her from an intense situation with the history teacher, Mr. Tanner. She also begins to develop some feelings for her friend Matt, although Matt was still very much in love with Elena at the time. However, Bonnie's relationship with Matt is highly platonic in nature. Matt has more of a brotherly relationship with Bonnie and he is quite protective of her (sometimes overly protective), especially when it comes to protecting her from Damon. Bonnie has a very deep, intense and complex connection and relationship with Damon. There is an indescribable, electrifying, and magnetic connection between Damon and Bonnie. Bonnie is described to be Damon's weak spot and Damon has a lot of indescribable inner tenderness for her. Their connection and relationship is known to be one of the most intriguing, unusual and interesting dynamics of the entire series (according to many readers), and their connection seems to be an intriguing combination of platonic, romantic, and sexual in nature; crossing a fine line between genuinely innocent or pure and intensely, dangerously passionate and erotic. Despite the fact that Damon and Bonnie have had many moments of deep tenderness and affection (Damon has kissed her many times throughout the course of the series), Damon and Bonnie have also had somewhat of a chaotic, tumultuous relationship sparingly throughout the series. Bonnie was the very first person whom Damon met immediately after arriving in Fells Church. She has frequently talked about how gorgeous and inhumanely beautiful Damon is (beyond his physical appearance). She has even admitted to herself that he is almost more gorgeous than Damon's younger brother, Stefan. She seems to be strongly, magnetically drawn to Damon for indescribable reasons but part of the reason is because he is mysterious and edgy with a bad boy image. She is also deeply, strongly fascinated by his dark, compelling and powerful aura, which often causes her psychic powers to react, heighten and intensify immensely.
About Damon and Bonnie's Relationship
Damon's Relationship with Bonnie
Damon has repeatedly shown to have very deep, strong, and tender feelings for Bonnie McCullough, who is Elena's best friend. Damon cares for Bonnie. Their relationship throughout the course of the series has been very under the radar for the most part, but there have been many hints suggesting a secret, strong and undeniable bond between the two of them. Damon and Bonnie have a magnetic, electrifying, intense but also tender connection. Damon has seen Bonnie as somewhat childlike and immature. He believes that Bonnie is childish, immature and does not fit his "ideal" of what his type of woman is or should be. Damon has frequently mentioned that Bonnie is physically, emotionally and mentally too immature for him, even though Bonnie is the same age as Elena. Because of Bonnie's outer personality and physical appearance, he often refers to Bonnie as a "woman-child". However, despite the many differences and opposite qualities between Damon and Bonnie in terms of outside personalities, Damon still feels an indescribable, deep, strong bond/connection to Bonnie. Despite Damon's over-zealous obsession with Elena, Damon shows to have a weak spot for Bonnie regardless. Bonnie was the very first person to reveal Damon's deeply buried, hidden humanity without absolutely any effort while he was still a vampire; long before Elena ever managed to do so. Bonnie tempers Damon's deep inner darkness and she has effortlessly brought out the softer, gentle, more tender, compassionate side of him; revealing the true inner Damon which has been locked inside and surrounded by thick walls for over five centuries. A direct quote from Nightfall displays Damon's deep, strong and tender feelings for Bonnie: "Contemplating his bedraggled little bird [Bonnie], who was clutching the towel to her instinctively, with her fiery hair plastered to her head and her big brown eyes blinking between strands, something swelled in Damon. Stefan had run to the door to tell the others the good news. For a moment, it was just the two of them: Damon and Bonnie." The quote from Nightfall continues: "The new thing he was feeling had swollen inside his soul until the pressure was almost too much to stand. When Bonnie said "But I'm alive!" with an abrupt 180-degree turn in mood, her heart-shaped face flushing with joy, the fierce pride Damon felt in response was intoxicating. A quote in The Return: Nightfall displays Bonnie's strong effect on Damon without any effort: "And then the swelling thing burst. There was to Damon, a palpable if not audible crack as the stone encasing his soul burst open and a great piece fell away. With something inside him singing, he clutched Bonnie to him, feeling the wet towel through his raw silk shirt, and feeling Bonnie's slight body under the towel. Definitely a maiden, and not a child, he thought dizzily, whatever the writing on that infamous scrap of pink nylon had claimed." The quote continues: "He clutched at her as if he needed her for blood, as if they were in hurricane-tossed seas and to let go of her would be to lose her."
Another quote from The Return: Nightfall goes on to show Bonnie affecting Damon's soul strongly and Damon revealing his deeply buried inner humanity (his "real" self) during a deeply intense moment between them: "His neck hurt fiercely, but more cracks were spreading all over the stone; it was going to explode completely, letting the Damon it held inside out—and he was too drunk on pride and joy, yes, joy, to care. Cracks were spreading in every direction, pieces of stone flying off....Bonnie pushed him away." Damon has frequently saved Bonnie's life on many occasions throughout the series and he is always there for her whenever she needs his help. Damon is also very protective of her and he has refused to harm her, bite her or drink her blood under any circumstances, although he has bitten Elena several times, and not always with her consent. The real and main reason for this is not explained or identified. Damon has also been seen to be extremely affectionate, gentle, loving, generous and selfless towards Bonnie and appears to have an unconditional bond with her. Damon is always saving Bonnie and can't seem to stop himself from doing so. He has done this repeatedly throughout the course of the series. Damon had saved Bonnie's life long before the original series started, from a pack of dangerous werewolves, who had come to torment her and then attack her afterwards (After Hours). It was then when Damon and Bonnie inevitably first met unexpectedly and unusually for the very first time. After Damon had saved Bonnie's life, they shared their very first kiss (which was described as incredibly intense by Bonnie herself). After Damon had saved Bonnie and kissed her, he immediately decided to influence her to forget the event as well as their very first meeting. Therefore, to this day, Bonnie is still absolutely clueless about their unexpected (and highly unusual meeting) and she still doesn't remember her very first meeting with Damon alongside the fact that he had saved her life unexpectedly. Damon has been seen to be subconsciously very tender, gentle, nurturing, caring and loving towards Bonnie (he has played the role of 'caretaker' with her, especially in The Return: Nightfall, when Bonnie is deathly poisoned by an unknown toxin from a tree and he uses his own vampire blood as a medicine to help cure her and save her life). On the outside, Damon seems to look at Bonnie as somewhat of an innocent child who is immature physically, mentally and emotionally, even though she is exactly the same age as Elena. For some unknown reason, Damon seems to be ultimately fascinated and drawn to Bonnie's softness, fragility, purity, innocence and maidenly persona. There is a definite indescribable, magnetic, undeniable and strong connection between the two of them, although Elena happens to receive more attention from him. In some ways, Damon has consistently taken his feelings towards Bonnie for granted, although Bonnie tends to not understand this due to her lack of maturity throughout the course of the series. Despite the fact that Bonnie naturally brings out the human side in Damon without absolutely any effort and Damon brings out a stronger, significantly more stable, serious, mature side of Bonnie, they have had a chaotic, up/down, and tumultuous relationship throughout the series. Damon does have a frequent tendency to try to ignore and avoid Bonnie at times. He often tends to be in huge denial when it comes to admitting that he deeply cares for Bonnie, most likely due to his indescribable feelings for her (Bonnie). Bonnie brings out the 'true Damon' and his humanity much more than Elena has or ever does. In terms of outer personalities, Damon is the complete opposite of Bonnie in many ways. Whereas Damon is an individual who possesses more of a dark personality, Bonnie has a much lighter personality. While Damon is significantly more selfish, vain, and proud, Bonnie is seen to be more selfless, humble, and modest. Damon is strong, powerful, and dominant while Bonnie is more weak, fragile and vulnerable. Damon is more of an immoral individual, whereas Bonnie is more moral. Damon is more emotionally strong/tough; Bonnie is more emotionally weak/fragile. Damon is more overly confident; Bonnie is more insecure/unsure. Damon is boastful/arrogant; Bonnie is modest/humble. Damon is infamously known to have many various nicknames and pet names for Bonnie, which mostly refer to Bonnie's hair color (which is red-gold in color) but his most notable and favourite pet name to call Bonnie is "Little Redbird".
Bonnie's Relationship with Damon
Bonnie has a deep, intense and complex connection and relationship with Damon. There is an indescribable, electrifying, and magnetic connection between Damon and Bonnie. Bonnie is described to be Damon's weak spot and Damon has a lot of indescribable inner tenderness for her. Their connection and relationship is known to be one of the most intriguing, unusual and interesting dynamics of the entire series (according to many readers), and their connection seems to be an intriguing combination of platonic, romantic, and sexual in nature; crossing a fine line between genuinely innocent or pure and intensely, dangerously passionate and erotic. Despite the fact that Damon and Bonnie have had many moments of deep tenderness and affection (Damon has kissed her many times throughout the course of the series), Damon and Bonnie have had a chaotic, tumultuous relationship sparingly throughout the series. Bonnie was the very first person whom Damon met immediately after arriving in Fells Church. She has frequently talked about how gorgeous and inhumanely beautiful Damon is (beyond his physical appearance). She has even admitted to herself that he is almost more gorgeous than Damon's younger brother, Stefan. She seems to be strongly, magnetically drawn to Damon for indescribable reasons but part of the reason is because he is mysterious and edgy with a bad boy image. She is also deeply, strongly fascinated by his dark, compelling and powerful aura, which often causes her psychic powers to react, heighten and intensify immensely. Bonnie deeply, strongly as well as unconditionally cares about Damon despite what anyone else thinks or says about him (including her own friends Elena, Meredith and Matt), and Damon has saved her life when she has been in trouble on many occasions throughout the course of the series, including unexpectedly before the original series began (After Hours). She frequently believes in Damon; believing that Damon is a good, kind-hearted, compassionate, affectionate and caring individual, despite him repeatedly trying to conceal it through committing incessant immoral acts. Bonnie strongly feels that underneath the cold, uncaring exterior that Damon puts up as a wall for self-preservation, that he is a kind, gentle, tender individual deep down within, who is simply highly misunderstood.
She strongly believes in Damon regardless of the circumstances, even if Damon has treated her badly, due to his ego or selfish gratification. Bonnie was the very first individual to see Damon's deeply buried, inner humanity. Damon naturally and effortlessly brings out a significantly much stronger, deeper, passionate and mature individual/side out of Bonnie. Damon has managed to have a strong, yet silent impact on Bonnie's involvement and personal development throughout the series. Because of Damon, Bonnie is able to see the world much differently then she did at the very beginning of the series (which was a highly idealistic, shallow view), and therefore, she has become much more mature, practical and much more aware of the world around her. Out of everyone in the series, Damon seems to be the one and only individual who sees Bonnie's true, ultimate and full potential as an individual and he sees her as a significantly strong, passionate and powerful young woman at the core of her being (though he still thinks of her as a woman-child at times), even though she appears to be very fragile and vulnerable on the outside. Damon and Bonnie have shared many deep, intense and meaningful moments together in the series, although many of these "special moments" in which they have shared together have not been revealed throughout the series and have been rather 'secretive' in nature (although the reason for this is not known). Damon is fiercely and strongly protective of Bonnie and he will do absolutely anything at all costs to protect her from harm and keep her safe. He is also very nurturing, tender and gentle with her, even though he won't admit his actions of affection towards her to himself. He seems to always be there for her whenever she's in trouble, or whenever she calls him for help. Bonnie seems to be the one person in the series who brings out the true human side in Damon naturally and effortlessly; the caring, affectionate, compassionate, tender side of him —the 'true Damon', which is deeply hidden within his soul. It is highly apparent that Damon has a strong, indescribable soft spot and tenderness for Bonnie, although the exact reason for this is highly unexplained and unknown. Yet, despite the many differences in their outer personalities, Damon and Bonnie share a special, deep, strong affinity and bond with each other. Bonnie is frequently referred to in the novels, especially in The Return: Nightfall, as a maiden. Damon often thinks of her as a maiden because of her innocence, although she is the same age as Elena. In the novels, Damon often refers to her as a "woman-child". She is somewhat of a child and she faints constantly, as she lacks any control or self-restraint over her very strong psychic powers. Bonnie is considered to be very fragile and she can be easily frightened and overwhelmed, although she does become a significantly stronger individual as the series progresses. She is highly expansive and visionary, but she can be quite damsel-in-distress like.
Aside from all of her usual nicknames, Damon Salvatore individually, has many nicknames he uses for Bonnie and he normally doesn't call her by her first name, although the reason for this is unknown. Damon's nicknames for Bonnie are notably highly affectionate and tender in nature and they also often refer to her hair-color. Damon's many nicknames for Bonnie include: Little Redbird (this is Damon's personal favourite nickname to call Bonnie), Redheaded Bird, Sweetsinging Redbird, Sweetsinging Songbird, Brown-Eyed Enchantress, Little Redhead, Little Witch, Redheaded Witch, Red-Haired Maiden, Red Songbird, Little Red-Haired Songbird, Little Bird, Baby Bird, Little Human, Human, Sleeping Maiden, Sweet Baby Bird, Sweet Red Bird, His Bird, His Bedraggled Little Bird, His Maiden, His Witch, The Redbird, Fiery Little Fury, Kitten, Sweet Songbird Bonnie.
Zodiac Compatibility Between Damon and Bonnie
Damon is a Scorpio (October 30) and Bonnie is a Pisces (March 10). Astrologically, they are considered to be an excellent match.
Even though both sun signs are more introverted, the Scorpio man (Damon) is most likely in the center of a crowd while the Pisces woman (Bonnie) is on the edge of it. He is dark and mysterious, and people always want to get to know him. He is intriguing, even to the quiet and subdued Pisces female, and he notices her because she is not in the middle of things. And once they start talking, the Scorpio male (Damon) realizes how bright and intuitive she is. Even though she can’t read him completely, for he always keeps secrets, she is able to see more under the surface than anyone else. And he senses an immediate emotional connection with her, for he understands the depths of her feelings. It’s this kind of mutual appreciation and respect for each other that strengthens the Pisces-Scorpio bond. And although he may be a bit impatient for her to make up her mind, they will eventually move the relationship into the bedroom. This is where they will take their love to a new level, for they both experience their sexual union on a spiritual level.
The Scorpio man (Damon) offers more of his personality and true intensity between the sheets, and she gets to see how truly emotional he can be. Normally, he hides his feelings to the world, but here, he unleashes all of his passion and torment and honesty. And the Pisces woman (Bonnie) takes it all in, diving deep into the stormy seas of his soul. Their different views of life can hinder their otherwise healthy Pisces woman-Scorpio man relationship, which is based on trust and love. They need to remember how much they complement each other. His need for control of their financial affairs is just fine with her, for she doesn’t care about those mundane details. And her easygoing attitude suits his sometimes domineering nature. Thus their love compatibility complements their different personalities. During sex, the Scorpio man (Damon) may be overbearing at times, and the Pisces woman (Bonnie) will need him to slow down occasionally so as not to overwhelm her. This is one of the few places where he will become annoyed with her more delicate sensibilities, for he doesn’t like to keep things too contained with his lover.
But he can easily upset his sensitive mate, especially if he brings out his stinger, and she will want to swim away from him. The Pisces and Scorpio match will have to find a balance between his fervor and her gentle nature if they want to continue in their satisfying union. And that is true outside the bedroom too, for he is more grounded in reality than she is. The Pisces female (Bonnie) has more grandiose ideas of what their love should be and how they should approach the world. And while the Scorpio male (Damon) agrees and makes some of those dreams come true, others he finds too frivolous. Scorpio men are much more ambitious and driven than Pisces women so his concern is with goals that are achievable. She finds that too boring and wants more out of life. The funny thing is, he sometimes finds her slow and steady attitude boring, and wants to spice things up.
The Pisces Woman (Bonnie) is a beautiful person with the same sentiments as the Scorpio Man (Damon). She will be able to understand the way in which he looks at the world because more than likely, it will be the same way she does. The Scorpio Man (Damon) possesses a deep level of emotions that sometimes can boil to the top when he can no longer contain his anger. Thankfully, she will have a good intuition towards her lover and will be able to react to his emotional side before any damage can be done. The Pisces female (Bonnie) doesn’t mind being dominated so the Scorpio male (Damon) will be able to be as possessive as he wants. She enjoys having the help in making decisions because she can sometimes have difficulties making up her mind. The Scorpio man (Damon) and Pisces woman (Bonnie) in love will be able to balance each other’s thought process because both are intuitive and creative. The Piscean sometimes is looking for a meaning in life and the Scorpion will be able to offer both stability and a purpose she will enjoy.
When the Scorpio Man (Damon) is dating a Pisces Woman (Bonnie), thanks to the deep understanding of the lady, the relationship is often filled with love and passion. They are able to communicate in a unique way that will excite both the zodiac signs. They will be able to create a strong happy partnership because they have finally found someone who understands each other’s emotional and sentimental ways. The Pisces female will fall in love with the Scorpio Man’s charm and in turn he will appreciate someone who can love and admire him in the way that he needs to be happy. The height of the their passion will be discovered in the bedroom. In bed, the Scorpio Man and Pisces Woman are very creative and sexually wild willing to try anything. She is capable of being flexible in new situations and adapts well to change even though she is a stable person. When she is able to relax, she can show her man a whole new side to love.
- Astrologically, Damon is a Scorpio and Bonnie is a Pisces.
- Damon was born in Florence, Italy and Bonnie was born in Fells Church, Virginia, United States.
- Damon is of Italian descent and Bonnie is of Scottish-American descent.
- Damon met Bonnie before he met Elena.
- Before Damon met Bonnie in person in After Hours, Damon could sense her aura and her presence, which is what drew Damon to Bonnie in the first place.
- As of the Evensong trilogy (which is the continuation of Midnight and written by LJ Smith herself), it is assumed that Damon and Bonnie have a soulmate connection. Although, it is not confirmed, as there has been no visible silver cord seen between them as Damon and Bonnie have not experienced astral projection.