I shook my head.
“Damon, I think this is something I need to do, for me AND Katherine. I don’t know how to explain it really, it’s just that being around Katherine’s made me feel as though there has been a part of me missing. I never noticed it before. And part of me knows that I wont lose myself. I can do this, Damon,” I replied.
“Please, Elena,” he pleaded. “I can’t risk losing you! It’s too dangerous. You could be lost forever and just become a part of Katherine.” He looked close to tears. I stroked his face.
“Damon. Humanity over-rules any other part of the soul. I’ve seen that in you and in Stefan. You’ve proved that love conquers all. And I’ll be with you again as one with Katherine. It’s what she wants. I can’t bear to see her like that. I feel her pain. I LITERALLY feel her pain. It hurts me, Damon.” I looked at the floor. He placed his hand on my shoulder.
“Elena…If this is what you want…Then you’re on your own. I can’t bear the thought of losing you. But if it’s your choice to leave me…then I guess I have to accept that.” A solemn tear rolled down his cheek.
“Damon…please…I don’t want to leave you, I want what’s right. A soul shouldn’t be split apart, it’s not natural!” I reasoned desperately, but he shook his head and stepped away.
“I can’t bear the thought of you destroying yourself Elena, no matter what you think about humanity being dominant of the soul. You’ll be a part of Katherine, you won’t be completely Elena. And it’s the complete Elena that I love.” And with that, he disappeared. Stefan raised himself from Katherine’s side as she sat up. Alaric walked over to me and put his arm over my shoulder.
“He’ll see that you’re right in the end, Elena. I think you’re right. So what do we do?” he asked Katherine and Stefan.
“We need a witch,” said Katherine, with a smile spread across her face. She threw her arms around me and hugged me.
“Thank you. Thank you so much,” she whispered in my ear. “I owe everything to you, Elena.” She pulled herself away and smiled at me even more.