Thank you for writing me such a beautiful, kind email. Yes, I think epic is the word for the love Elena and Damon have for each other in Midnight. I mean, she completely destroys a moon for his sake. I wrote a lot about Damon and Elena—and Bonnie and Damon, too—to show that Damon is finally discovering his deepest feelings. In the case of Elena, they amount to three simple words that makes Stefan think that Elena no longer loves him. He thinks that she simply wants to be with Damon now—and after all she does, it’s hard to blame him.
1, Elena Gilbert is the reason why Damon and Stefan are at odds.
Ehm, Damon and Stefan were at odds for 145 years, prior to meeting Elena. So, there goes that nonsense,
2, Elena always needs to be saved,
Oh, you mean that time when Stefan got abducted and tortured by the tomb vampires? Or when Damon almost burned in the season 1 finale? Or when Stefan got locked up in a vault? Or when Bonnie used so much magic she died in season 4? Or when Damon wanted to kill Caroline in the beginning of season 2? Or when Caroline was tortured by her dad in order to cure her? Or when Damon was taken by Rebekah...