Damon Salvatore | 4x23 “Graduation”
"Love is like a d e l i c a t e flame,Once it’s gone, It’s gone f o r e v e r.”
Girls bit into sharp apples instead of birthday cake, choked on the ruby-and-white slivers, and collapsed into enchanted sleep. Unconscious beneath cobweb canopies, frozen in coffins of glass, they waited for their princes to come. Or they tricked ogres, traded their voices for love, danced until their glass slippers cracked.
People are gonna tell you who you are your whole life. You just gotta punch back and say, “No, this is who I am”. You want people to look at you differently? Make them! You want to change things, you’re gonna have to go out there and change them yourself, because there are no fairy godmothers in this world.
Emma swallowed. She was remembering Julian, two years ago, standing in the overlapping circles of fire where the parabatai ritual was performed. The look on his face as they each stepped into the central circle and the fire rose up around them, and he unbuttoned his shirt to let her touch the stele to his skin and carve the rune that would bind them together for their whole lives. She knew if she just reached out now, she could touch it, touch the rune cut into his shoulder, the rune she had put there …
You really sold it.
Day 2: Best Boyfriend!Damon MomentI just really, really enjoyed getting to see Damon in a relationship in which his love with requited. It was so refreshing to see him feeling confident and secure and happy and cherished. It was so nice to see him feeling comfortable doing simple things like cuddling with Elena on the couch or brushing her hair back… without feeling guilty about it or unsure of their relationship or if she would rebuff him. He was able to let himself love her, and accept her love in return. This was a side of Damon we had yet to see. Even though he still has his inner demons, they are certainly not gone, we got glimpses of what Damon looks like when he is happy and carefree, what he looks like when he is not weighed down by the doubts and crushing insecurities that often plague him. I can only imagine that this was one of the, if not the first, time in his life when Damon has felt utterly loved. And that makes me so incredibly happy.