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I am an extremely passionate reader & writer. One day , much like my favourite tv heroine (Elena Gilbert), I would love to be a writer. Although reality is quickly catching up on me in that regard, as I am soon to be a Freshman in University. Maybe I'll just save my love for writing to fanfic's instead :)
My all time favourite books include The Harry Potter Series(let's face it, J.K Rowling is a genius) , The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy & Nicholas Sparks novels are held close to my heart too. (I try to dabble outside of the world of fantasy now and then , but who am I kidding, I am a sucker for the supernatural!)
Television is one of the greatest forms of story telling ever, they captivate an audience with twists and turns, or joys and tragedies, and they keep us glued to our seats. The best kind of hero are the people who are strong in their own way , may not be physically or mentally but if they have that one strength inside them , it can give the audience something to root for. Villians are easier to love as they are the people you are supposed to hate. However, personally, I have always been a sucker for the villanous characters. Although I am also a sucker for the redeemed villians too. Buffy The Vampire Slayer , Smallville, The Vampire Diaries & Charmed are among some of the greatest series of televison I have watched. They make you laugh , they make you cry, they make you so angry that you throw a cushion at the television very nearly smashing it (GUILTY!) or they can fill you with such joy and happiness that you feel that you yourself have just gotten married, or had your first kiss or been told you are loved my that special someone!
The power of television ladies & gentlemen.
As a young girl I am a hopeless romantic and love reading and watching anything to do with romance and love stories. There have been quite a few amazing stories that I have come across in which my heart has been both melted and broken through out the course of the relationships.
Ron and Hermione (Harry Potter) , Leo & Piper (Charmed) Tara and Willow (Buffy) Fred & Welsey (Angel) , Clarke & Lois (Smallville), and even outside of the supernatural world> Ross and Rachel (Friends) & Barney and Robin (How I Met Your Mother).
However these couples, although they were briliant and each story was beautiifully unique, none captured my heart quite like my OTP. In my opinion this love story is the best journey portrayed on a television series. Yes it surpasses the amazing Pacey/Joey (Dawson's Creek) or even the legendary Ross/Rachel (Friends) , it may also beat Cory/Topanga (Boy Meets World). Now don't hate me for saying that , I am extremely biased, of course. But there has never been a couple that has captured my interest quite like... (see above tab)
Unfortunately I am an extremely late comer to The Vampire Diaries fandom. I only began watching the series last February. However from The Pilot , I was hooked and completed the first four series in a month! (Yes it did wonders for my studies!) I was always an incredidle sap when it came to epic love stories, expecially the 'love at first sight' stories. Stefan & Elena did intrigue me and I was extremely curious as to how their relationship would develop...That lasted about 42 minutes, as after watching the second episode my heart was firmly won over by Damon/Elena. I mean honestly , what chemistry Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev truly have. There was never any competition for me after that , I was solely a Delena supporter. And of course, I am still a DElena fan to this day <3
You could say (and I know some do) that everyone is just a "sucker for a bad boy" but I belive there is a stronger force at work here. Damon spent 145 chasing answers on how to open the tomb in order to free Katherine. He spent nearly a century and a half loving someone who never truly loved him back. I do believe that Katherine/Stefan are each other's soul mates and I just hope one day, they will reunite. So , getting back to point, Damon has never been loved the way he deserved. That is of course before he met Elena Gilbert, who represented for him, humanity. Through loving Elena , Damon has slowly found a way to bring back his human side. But what amazes me most is despite the massive change to Damon's personality , has it changed really? No. Because Elena accepts him for who he is, she fell in love with him knowing exactly who he was & although she may be angered by his impusive decision making from time to time, at the end of the day she loves him just the way he is. This unconditional love , of course, works both ways, even though Damon fell in love with Elena long before she turned, and he still loved her after she did. Their love has grown from understanding-hate-trust-friendship-sexual tension- true love <3 It has been a roller coaster of emotions watching Damon & Elena fall in love and I cannot explain to you , how much I simply adore these two together.
My Top Three Scenes :
Saftety Measures & Guilty Pleasures
Boy oh boy.. That moment when Elena came to the heartbreaking decision of having compel Jeremy to leave Mystic Falls was truly devastating. The poor girl loves her brother so much, and is desperately trying to cling onto her remaining family, but when things get too dangerous, she puts his needs above her own. So she allows him a chance at a normal life, without her. Then of course, she feels guilty for taking his choice away- but it was a safety measure. Better to keep him alive , away from her than constantly under threat by her side. A she steps out onto the porch, she expresses her guilt to Damon, whom she has come to rely on heavily. Damon, of course, reassures her that everything will be fine and praises her for being such an amazing sister. Touched by his words, Elena feels better already , you can see that her love for Damon is shining in her eyes as she gazes up at him. Although now Damon knows that Stefan saved him by protecting Klaus, my poor boy just can't catch a break.
But it seems like Damon isn't going to wait for the moment to come to him- no instead he backs down and states that he knows Elena will always be his brother's girl. I was yelling at him at this point, calling him every name in the book, god how can he not see the change in her. I yelled at " Get back up them steps boy. Right now" and to my astonishment and happiness , he did. Damon just marched right up to her and initiated their first real kiss. By this point I was squealing so loud, I thought my neighbours would fear I was being strangled. But I didn't care. Because THEY KISSED! and no one was dying, no one was drunk. They both were aware of the situation. This kiss spoke volumes in terms of where Elena and Damon were both at regarding their relationship. It's my favourite kiss from s3 (and I loved 3x19, don't get me wrong gang! but I loved the simplicity of this kiss more than the obvious overwhelming passion that 3x19 consisted of)
Elena even grasped his hands that were around her neck and leaned into the kiss. Of course when she did this, my heart exploded. Alas all good things must come to an end, and with a small smile and an infuriating "Goodnight" , Damon walked away.
Elena was stunned, dazed, transfixed to her spot on the porch. We can see the wheels turning in her mind. In my opinion we kind of see her going "Aww crap! Why did I have to enjoy that as much as I did?" because the internal battle she is now faced with, is now not as easily won , as it once was. Stefan may have been the man whom she thought would always be the one for her, but Damon snuck his way into her heart and it seems, she likes having him there.
Hesitations & Declarations
This scene is by far my most treasured, most loved Damon & Elena moment of The Vampire Diaries series. As a die hard Delena shipper I waited four seasons, three Stelena season finales and 88 episodes (that's 61.6hrs of television) to finally get a Delena Moment and man was it so worth the wait. The most loyal and long suffering fandom and cheered for my OTP. Elena made a choice based on what her heart told her, she loves Damon despite who he is (and was). Elena fell in love with Stefan and as her love for him grew, she accepted everything that came along with it, because she loved him from first glance. However with Damon , Elena knew exactly who he was, what he had done to people that she cares about, but she also saw him change. She was by his side through out his existential crisis and is the reason why he changed. He did it because he loves her so much. Elena fell in love with a man whom she has seen become a man that she can envisage spending the rest of her life with. She had the cure for vampirism in the her hands and she decided not to take it, despite her earlier feelings of repulsion towards being a vampire, Damon has helped her accept who she is.
Everything about this scene was perfect. The music started off slow and calm, and melancholy as Damon addmitted to Elena that he was wrong for her. Can I just say how I hate that Damon feels the need to remind Elena that he is 'selfish' Will my boy every learn?! But he spreaks the truth , as he always does. He doesn't want to be human while Elena is a vampire, becuase it would mean that he would eventually end up losing her. This came as no surprise as everyone knew that Damon would never want to be in a position where he might lose Elena. Even if it mean't that he never had her, he needs to know that she will be his forever. This is where there is another ginormous difference between Stefan and Damon. Stefan would have been quite happy and content to remain with Elena for the rest of her natural life, but Damon can't do that. He won't do that, of course now we know, he will never have to. Then as he admits defeat , he seems to have surrendered to the fact that Elena and him will never be right. This is when I was yelling at the screen "You idiot, you're perfect for her! " But Elena decided to spare me the need to scream some more and began to speak.
The music begins to build and the intensity of Elena's words are backed up my the instruments. This speech is exactly what I was expecting from Elena too. The writers were really on point with how much the words spoken by both Damon & Elena were really in character. Elena's speech was flawless and I can't find any faults in her words. Each time she un-apologised for the impact that Damon had on her life, my heart beat faster and faster. By the end I was just yelling at her to say she wasn't sorry she loved him, which she did. "I'm not sorry that I met you" This was a huge thing for Elena to admit, seeing as she met him the day her parents died, to me it seemed that she was saying that their meeting helps to make that awful day a happy one. Well of course it was, she met her soul-mate for the first time! and then she said that she wasn't sorry that knowing him has made her question everything. Which brings us back to her beliefs about vampirism , as before she didn't want to become a vampire and declined Stefan's offer of transitioning. But now as her love for Damon has blossomed, he made her realise that she could be a vampire, if it meant loving him forever. Yes she acknowledges that he has made some terrible choices in the past and has been a downright terrible person but that doesn't matter anymore. Elena loves Damon for everything he is and for everything that he has become. She is not sorry for falling in love with him despite the consequences that it has had on her life and those around her, because that's just the way she feels.
Then that incredible look of pure disbelief on Damon's face and then he initiated the most epic (sorry to use a Stelena term!) and romantic kiss that has been on the show (The motel one was more passionate and sexy!) Oh how I love this moment. The true start of Delena, and the scene which I waited so long for, it exceeded my expectations and blew my mind. Bow down to the superiority of Damon & Elena and their unconditional, undiluted true love.
Promising Forever & Facing Bad Weather
Nothing prepared me for this. The right words, I'm hoping, will come to me as I continue to type. I will try and convey to you how much this moment means to me. *Takes a deep breath* Okay here goes nothing..
Let me get this out here right now, I have only began watching TVD since March and so I am a newly obsessed fan. That being said, I feel like I have been waiting and obsessing over the prospect of a Delena rain kiss, for as long as the original fans, that have been pleading with the writers for years! But the waiting is over, for they gave us the scene on November 13, 2014 and boy did they deliver. They gave us everything we ever wanted from that scene. There is nothing more that we could have asked for , except for it to last forever <3
I'll tell you something about this scene that stunned me, and it is a big deal for me to say this because I though I had reached my limit a looong time ago, but I have never loved Ian Somerhalder more than I do during this scene. From the very beginning , when Elena was gazing up at the sky, observing the meteor shower above, Damon's eyes were transfixed on the spectacle before him, her. He was looking not only at the obvious gorgeous-ness of Nina Dobrev, but at the happy smile that is plastered on her face. Then whilst they share that happy little smile that comes from being passionately in love, the heavens open up and rain begins to fall...lots of rain. However as Damon advises them to find shelter and; "abandon ship Elena tells him assuredly that it will clear up soon. The subtlety in this exchange did not go un-noticed. In the present day, Damon has decided to let Elena be happy with her new life, and of course, much the horror of DE fans, he walks away from her. Have no fear , for Elena has told us not to give up on them, their may be obstacles
(metaphor: rain) but things will clear up. So from that moment I knew that everything would be okay. Hats off to the writers for getting that in there, without stating it outright.
if that wasn't enough, Damon's biting of his lip before their first kiss was downright adorable. Which is not usually an adjective I would use to describe him, but dammit it was so freakin' cute that my heart exploded. Then in a final attempt to once and for all, assure I would die from this show, they promised each other that they would be together forever. This is what Elena was talking about when she said Damon helped her discover the benefits of vampirism, the promise that love could be eternal.
But the deal breaker for me was just watching Damon's face light up when she asked him to promise her, as if he wouldn't! All I could see from his smile was the relief and joy on his face that he wouldn't have to feel guilty about taking away her human life, because she has chosen to be with him forever, it's real and it's her choice! Then they resume kissing , this time far more passionately and as they were consumed love, the rain continued to soak them, but it went unnoticed. This was the most romantic moment on TVD, and it surely made the list of the most iconic and romantic moments in tv history! .. Now if only they would show us what happened after.. ;)
1. Damon Salvatore
The vampire who stole my heart from The Pilot. My love for this character has been unconditional since "Hello brother". From that moment on he has continuously held the key to my heart and I honestly can't see another character replacing him. Ever. Ian is a tremendous actor and he has portrayed Damon fantastically over the last six seasons and continues to do so. Damon has been on a rollercoaster of a journey and through the various bumps in the road he has changed drastically. I love his undying loyalty and his sarcastic and sharp-witted commentary, I love how he never ceases to look hot no matter what he is doing! Seriously, sometimes I have to sit my the air conditioner when I'm watching the show!Damon is incredibly stubborn and he won't give up on anyone or anything which I find makes me love him more, no matter how many times he has been rejected or hurt, Damon won't top just because their obstacles.
Yeah safe to say that my future husband has some seriously big boots to fill, because Damon has set the bar so high on the love and devotion scale. Which of course tags along with my number one reason for loving Damon as much as I do and you may not like it, but you better believe it, is Elena Gilbert. I mean Damon is the person that made me love Elena as a character, I love how his bad boy façade crumbles whenever he is around her. That playful glint that he gets in his eye when they are teasing one another, or the look of passion he gives when they are involved in a more heated discussion. I love that we have seen every part of Damon's character and yet we are still discovering new thing about him and I my love for him is increasing with each new episode. Despte my anger at Elena and Damon ONCE AGAIN being separated, I know that in 60 years or so TVD's very own Sleeping Beauty will rise from her slumber and be reunited with her Prince Charming (Aka this guy!)
2. Stefan Salvatore
The other half of Team Salvatore! How can you not love Stefan and his hair! Although I knew from 1x02 that I would always be Delena shipeer, I have a soft spot for the baby Salvatore, I feel sometimes, that he's my younger brother too. Stefan's humble and collected nature is the perfect compliment to Damon's impulsive arrogance. So it really isn't at all unexpected to think that the brotherly relationship between these two are when I love Stefan the most. I have heard it said that Damon is his humanity and I couldn't agree more. My favorite Season 6 Stefan moment has got to be when Damon returns home. The look of pure joy on his face and disbelief during their embrace makes me swoon. My boys <3 Stefan's journey is all about self belief and acceptance, I think through various people in his life, he has begun to fully embrace his vampirism for the first time in his existence. This story has been beautiful to watch as we see him transform from the mysterious brooding loner guy to a Stefan that I now love.
The Vampire Diaries very own Barbie doll. Can I just say how much I love Kevin Williamson for turning Caroline into a vampire. I was so sure that she was going to die at the end of season 1, well she did, but you know what I mean! I love her control-freakiness and her never wavering bubbly personality. I love how strong and confident she has become with who she is, and how she has remained a loyal friend no matter what. She always tries to keep everyone happy, and right now she just needs to make herself happy.Now despite being a massive Klaroline shipper, I do love Stefan & Caroline's budding romantic relationship. I really hope that Season 7 is Sterolines time, it' never been right before, but it is right now!! (see what I did there?)
5. Elena Gilbert
Alright I'm going to be completely honest with you, during the first season of TVD (with the exception of a few episodes) I really disliked Elena's character. However sometime during the second season when we saw her begin to develop into a stronger, more independent character, she became one of my favorites. Okay you caught me red handed, a lot of my sudden tolerance and love for her did come from her interactions and growing love for a certain blue-eyed vampire, so sue me, I'm a sucker for a growing love story During Season 3, although she drove me insane with her denial of her feelings for Damon, I loved how different this Elena was. She had to grow up after Stefan left and she did just that. So becoming a vampire heightened her strength and as a result heightened my love for her. Presently she may be infuriating me, as her stupid compelled state has her separated from the love of her life- but I know that she can't hide from her true feelings forever.
Fine, then I'm not sorry either. I'm not sorry that I met you. I'm not sorry that knowing you has made me question everything, that in death you're the one that made me feel most alive. You've been a terrible person, you've made all the wrong choices, and of all the choices that I've made this will prove to be the worst one. But I am not sorry that I'm in love with you. I love you, Damon. I love you.
— Elena Gilbert 4x23
Not yet. Something happened today. I realized something about you... about us. And you can say that it's the sire bond, and you know what, maybe—maybe, it is. But I'm telling you, it's the most real thing that I have ever felt in my entire life. I love you, Damon. I love you.
— Elena Gilbert 4x10
I want to thank you for giving me everything I always wanted. A love that consumed me. And passion. Adventure. There's nothing more I could ever want other than for it to last forever, but... It can't. This is the last time I'm gonna see you. This is good-bye, Damon. I love you. I have to let go."
— Elena Gilbert 6x01
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 that I wasn't going to go, I wasn't going to leave the room. Until Damon walked in to give me my...birthday gift. It was the necklace that Stefan had given me, I'd lost it. And Damon knew what the 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 that he's ever been, and in that moment...I loved him. I didn't want to, I mean, I--It terrified me but, for that moment I loved him
— Elena Gilbert 6x02
Now that I have your attention, listen up. You do not come into my town; threaten the people I care about. Going after Elena? Bad move. You leave her alone or I will rip you to bits because I do believe in killing the messenger. You know why? Because it sends a message. Katherine wants something from me? You tell that little bitch to come get it herself.
— Damon Salvatore 1x21
No, I just have to say it once. You just need to hear it. I love you, Elena and it’s because I love you that… I can’t be selfish with you. Why you can’t know this. I don’t deserve you but my brother does. God, I wish you didn't have to forget this but you do
— Damon Salvatore 2x08
Let me be clear about something. If it comes down to you and the witch again, I will gladly let Bonnie die. I will always choose you."
— Damon Salvatore 2x18
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. Good night, Elena
— Damon Salvatore 3x02
They're floating lanterns in the sky, can you believe that? A Japanese lantern is the symbol of letting go of the past. Well, here's a news flash, we're not Japanese! Do you know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle is going to make everything okay or even saying a prayer or pretending Elena is not going to end up just like the rest of us murderous vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating, little children. I know what you're going to say; "It makes them feel better, Damon." So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What differences does it make? 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 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 birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So, thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit, because I should have been 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.
— Damon Salvatore 4x02
I didn't say you were supposed to be okay with it, I just said I'm not sorry. But you know what I really am? Selfish, because I make bad choices that hurt you. Yes, I would rather have died than be human. I'd rather die right now than spend a handful of years with you, only to lose you when I'm too old and sick and miserable and you're still you. I'd rather die right now than spend my last final years remembering how good I had it and how happy I was, because that's who I am, Elena, and I'm not gonna change. And there's no apology in the world that encompasses all the reasons that I'm wrong for you.
— Damon Salvatore 4x23
What, you think I am? I mean, no one tells me how I live my life, no one tells me who I love, especially not some vindictive prehistoric witch, and definitely not the universe. And I'm not gonna let someone else's idea of destiny stop me from loving you or being with you or building a future with you, because you are my life
— Damon Salvatore 5x03
I don't have a choice, baby. You are by far the greatest thing that has ever happened to me in my 173 years on this Earth. The fact that I get to die knowing that I was loved not just by anyone but by you, Elena Gilbert, is the epitome of a fulfilled life. It’s never gonna get any better than this...I peaked. I love you, Elena. Bye.