Okay so I am an emotional mess right now so please forgive me if I have failed to organize my thoughts in a cognizant manner! Ever since the day when Elena n Damon both lay on his bed awaiting for death to take him over, Elena giving a tender goodbye kiss and confessing that she likes him just way he is, have I waited for the three magic words. And today my heart attained content and peace.
Elena (4x10): ‘I didn’t sleep with Damon because of the sire bond. I slept with Damon because I am in love with him. Being with Damon makes me happy. Its unpredictable, I feel free.’
The very first episode of the Vampire Diaries that I saw was the second episode of the first season. I did not ship Delena the minute I saw them together. I shipped Stelena first. I was shipping Stelena first because I thought Stefan was a perfect fit. He was good for Elena. And Damon was the bad boy come to town to destroy his little brother's life and try to steal his girl. I kept that opinion of Damon until the episodes Blood Brothers and Isobel premired. Then in the season one finale I found myself cheering when I thought Damon kissed Elena.
We skip to S2, Stefan is fully aware that Damon is in love with Elena, so he saw it as an opportunity, Damon can be in Elena’s life and be her friend and save and protect her life as long as he doesn’t act on his feelings, and as long as Damon keeps his destines from Elena while saving/protecting her life then it was fine with him (we see this in 2x08 in the car scene Damon tells Stefan that he can get out as easily as he went in and Stefan respond “no you can’t that’s the BEAUITY of it”) he used and still uses Damon’s love for Elena instead of trying to make easier for him (selfish...