This was partly inspired by an amazing video I saw on YouTube yesterday entitled 'Soulmates', and an earlier article SpuffyDelena posted about all the references in the music about DE being each other's 'home'. I looked through episodes in Season One and Two, to see if there were any more hidden messages or parallels in their scenes and in the music, and this is what I found...

The Pilot Episode
When Bonnie touches Elena, she sees an image of Damon, not Stefan, even though Elena's encounter with Stefan is a much bigger deal.

Bonnie: When I touched you, I saw a crow.
Elena: What?
Bonnie: A crow. There was fog, and a man...

1x07 Elena: (speaking to Damon after Vicki is killed), You did this. This is your fault.

1x13 (In an 1864 flashback after Katherine is taken away) Damon said to Stefan: You did this. This is your fault.

1x11 Damon: That's a little melodramatic, don't you think?
Elena: You're not funny!

Damon (speaking to Stefan in 2x02): You're not funny!

2x02 Elena: Damon's right, isn't he? It won't end well for her.
Stefan: No, I'm going to make sure he's wrong.

1x18: Damon: It is what it is Elena.

2x02 Elena (speaking to Stefan): It's no-one's fault, it is what it is.

Song playing in background of The Grill in 1x22 during DE scene, 'It Is What It Is' by Lifehouse:
'Nothing to relive, it's water under the bridge
You said it, I get it, I guess it is what it is.'

Damon said to Elena in 1x17 about her wanting to put her life on the line to save Stefan:
'I know. I get it. I understand.'

1x14 Damon: I'm trusting you. Don't make me regret it.

1x22 Elena: Don't make me regret being your friend.

1x14 Damon: I didn't compell you in Atlanta because we were having fun. I wanted it to be real.

1x08: Lexi: When it's real, you can't walk away.

1x09 Stefan: Goodbye Elena.
Elena: You're just gonna walk away? Don't walk away Stefan!
(Stefan keeps walking.)

1x14 Elena: We have something. An understanding.

2x01 Damon: There is something going on between the two of us and you know it.

2x01 Katherine: You hate me, huh? That sounds like the beginning of a love story Stefan not the end of one.

Elena: I hate him Stefan.

2x08 Damon: I don't deserve you. But my brother does. (Song heard in background 'I Was Wrong' by Sleeperstar.)

The song played during SE's love scene in 1x10, 'Cut' is about finding relief through pain. In other words, self-harm:

'The only anaesthetic that makes me feel anything kills inside.
I do not wanna be afraid
I do not wanna die inside just to breathe in,
I'm tired of feeling so numb
Relief exists I find it when I am cut.'

In comparison, the song 'All I Need' played during the Delena dance scene in 1x19 is about the redeeming power of love, and believing that love can heal you:

'All my agony fades away when you hold me in your embrace,
Don't tear me down for all I need
Make my heart a better place
Give me something I can believe.'

Song played during SE scene at the lakehouse in 2x14, 'You Wait For Rain'
'You wait for rain and I chase the storm
We just don't see it the same way.'

Song heard in DE scene in the Grill (2x13) 'Stay'
'You say goodbye in the pouring rain
And I break down as you walk away,
Stay, stay.'

Damon after he tells Elena he loves her in 2x08 'I wish you didn't have to forget this. But you do.'

Damon to Andie in 2x13 'I'm in love with a woman I can never have.'
Song heard in background 'Losing Your Memory' by Darren Star: 'Wake up it's time, little girl, wake up
All the best of what we've done is yet to come
Wake up, its time little girl, wake up
Just remember who I am in the morning.'

In SE's break-up scene in 2x06, Elena said: I've been so selfish with you because I love you so much...

In 2x08 Damon said: I love you Elena. And it's because I love you that I can't be selfish you.

Last year, Julie called SE 'The true, epic love story of the show.' Kevin said SE were 'Soulmates.' But are SE really the TRUE soulmates in 'The Vampire Diaries'?? I know what I think. How about you?
Submitted by Lovein