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Elena and Damon
General Information
Nickname(s)

Delena, DE, Dex

Intimacy Levels

Elena saw Damon as her Soulmate, They wanted a future together, Love each other, Passionate feelings, Made love, Dated, Protective of each other, Can't live without each other.

First Met

May 23, 2009 (before Pilot)

Started Dating

November 29, 2010 (My Brother's Keeper)
Relationship Confirmed: May 2011 (Graduation)

Status

Best Friends, Lovers, Dated, Elena lost her memories of loving him.


You erased him. You had Alaric compel you to forget every good thing that Damon ever did. You made him a monster in your own mind because you couldn’t handle the grief of losing him. You were in love with him and he was in love with you. And when Damon died, a part of you died too. Eventually, I saw it. Damon inspired you. He pushed you to own the darkest parts of yourself. And when you died, he was the only one that could make you feel alive again and you made him feel human. You loved Damon for the same reasons that I love Damon. Because in spite of every single thing that he did, we couldn’t live without him.


The relationship between vampires, Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore is a greatly complicated, but popular powerful romantic pairing, and a significant relationship in the series.

Damon came back to Mystic Falls with the sole purpose of bringing back Katherine Pierce, the vampire with whom he had fallen in love as a human in 1864. However, after realizing that Katherine had secretly escaped the tomb but hadn't cared enough about him to find him, he resented her. He begins to fall for his younger brother Stefan's girlfriend, also Katherine's doppelgänger, Elena. His love for Elena makes him want to protect his birthtown instead of destroying it, as was his original purpose when he arrived. They form a rocky friendship.

Elena constantly forgives Damon from doing horrible things to her, such as killing her younger brother Jeremy (although he came back to life) or feeding her vampire blood (essentially ending her human life). Elena has admitted she sees the good in Damon and believes he's worth saving. Elena begins to reciprocate Damon's feelings for her, though continues to love Stefan.

Their friendship deepens, leading to them becoming best friends. Elena cares whether Damon lives or dies, and even when she chooses Stefan over him, Damon continues to still be there for her when she needs somebody and feels she can't turn to Stefan about it. Damon has never lied to her and would always tell her the truth, although has admitted that he will lie to her if it saves her life.

After becoming a vampire, Elena breaks up with Stefan as her feelings for Damon had become too strong for her to ignore. Elena and Damon sleep together after she admits to her feelings. It's discovered that because Elena had feelings for Damon when she was human and it was his blood which turned her, a sire bond has been created between them. Damon begins to doubt her feelings for him and believes they are solely built on the sire bond. After being compelled by Rebekah to tell the truth, Elena reveals that she is no longer in love with Stefan and is instead in love with Damon. She later confesses this to him, stating that it's the most real thing she's ever felt. After Jeremy dies, Damon uses the sire bond to get Elena to turn her emotions off, knowing that the pain would be too much for her. She loses all feelings she has for him as a result, but continues a relationship with him solely for manipulation, later telling him her feelings were all due to the sire bond. Damon's willing to do anything to get her emotions back, including torturing her and killing Matt (although he was brought back to life), which eventually proved successful.

Elena later chooses between Damon and Stefan for the second time, this time choosing Damon, since she had fallen out of love with Stefan. She confirms her love for Damon during a heartfelt confession from them both, and they kiss. Damon's later proud as he says to Alaric, "I got the girl."

Their relationship lasts the whole summer and briefly becomes long distance when she begins attending college. After realizing how he's changing her, he decides to break up with her, causing her great heartbreak. Stefan makes Damon realize how he was stupid and he decides to try and win her back. However, when he finally tells her, he's unaware that Katherine has taken over Elena's body when she rejects him. This sends him off the deep end and he becomes guilty when he finds out the truth. After he tells her the truth, they mutually decide to end their relationship as they realize they have too much control over each other. However they end up sleeping together. But after that, Elena tells Damon that he has to let her go until they can figure things out.

As Markos, the Travelers' leader finally makes his appearance, Elena and Stefan begin to have visions of a life that they would never have. Damon is hurt by this but Elena lets him know that the universe doesn't control anything and that her and Damon are real, not those visions. She tries to be friends with him but he refuses and they try to avoid one another which turns out to be impossible. After getting kidnapped by Markos, nearly dying and with a little encouragement from Stefan she tells Damon that she thought she would never see him again and couldn't think of a worse way to die and so they both rekindle their relationship. In the finale of Season Five, in order to bring Stefan back from the Other Side, Damon and Elena go on a suicide mission. However, when the resurrection spell starts, Damon is unable to come back from the Other Side. Knowing that the Other Side is disintegrating and there is no other way for Damon to return, Elena breaks down completely. A ghost Damon confesses to her that she is the greatest thing that ever happened to him and the fact that he will die knowing he was loved by Elena Gilbert is the epitome of a fulfilled life. Damon says I love you and leaves while Elena continues to cry and pleas with him to return to her.

Months after Damon's death, Elena desperately mourns him. During that time, Elena had been using a witch drug that allowed her to hallucinate Damon as she does not want to believe that he's dead. Unable to go on with the memory of Damon, Elena has Alaric erase every good memory she has of him and doesn't remember loving him until she finally learns the truth from Stefan.

They are known as "Delena" by fans.

Early History

"You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger...I want you to get everything you're looking for."
—Damon to Elena
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Elena meets Damon

Damon first met Elena the night her parents died. She met Damon in the middle of the road, and at first, he mistook her for Katherine. They started talking and even flirted a little. He told her that she wanted a love that consumed her, a love that was passionate, and a love that was a little dangerous. And then he told her that he wanted her to have everything she wanted. After their moonlit conversation, Elena's parents had arrived and Damon compelled her to forget it ever happened. They were later reunited in The Night of the Comet, but she didn't remember him. This also explains the reason how Damon knew who Elena was when they met in the Salvatore Boarding House. Elena admitted in The Departed, that if she had met Damon first, she would have been with him instead. This memory resurfaces after Elena has transitioned into a vampire in Growing Pains.

Throughout the Vampire Diaries Series






Describing their Relationship

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"This year, she's had a very traumatic roller coaster of life experience and it's changed her irrevocably—and at the center of it all was the die hard belief that she loved Damon, that she loved him more than she'd ever loved anyone."
Julie Plec
"That's the journey, I don't just want to throw them together tomorrow. I'd be sad. I want to see the kiss, I want to see the sweaty palms, I want to see it all go down."
Kevin Williamson
"Because of Damon's feelings for Elena, thinking that, for the very first time in his life that he has a home, Elena is the one who helped Damon find his home and his home is Elena."
Kevin Williamson
"I think that's what makes them as a couple so powerful. Even if the story line is them not dating, it's still a love story."
Caroline Dries

So many stories are about love at first sight, but we have to say that the most compelling ones are the ones that take their time with the build up, the thrill of the anticipation, until there’s so much unresolved sexual tension waiting to boil over the brim. That definitely fits Damon and Elena’s love story. He was the narcissistic evil vampire, who came to town to seek revenge on his younger brother, who Elena happened to develop an interest in. When everyone had written Damon off as a bad guy who couldn't be redeemed, Elena - who was unafraid of him and willing to call him on his crap- saw something in him that hinted he wasn't entirely evil. And so there marked the start of a tentative yet beautiful friendship. What’s so great about Damon and Elena is that they’re so true to life. Their relationship didn't happen overnight, it took some time. It wasn't perfect, and there were screw ups along the way. But that ‘way’ lead them to becoming friends and Damon falling for Elena. He’s always saving her from danger and she’s saving him from his dark self.

There’s an undeniable chemistry between her and Damon. We see it in the way they look at each other and the way they dance. Even when they’re fighting, there’s heat there. Even Elena admitted herself that being with Damon consumes her and she feels free.

These guys are more than just a simple love story. For three and a half seasons we've been captivated by Damon and Elena. Despite this, they've managed to gather thousands of fans from around the world and have so many talking about them and wondering what’s going to happen next, which is a true testament to how popular they are and their strong chemistry. They say that true love comes to those who wait and this couldn't be more true for Damon and Elena. It finally happened when she chose him in Season Four.

As the series continued on, Elena and Damon's relationship grew even more stronger leading them to wanting to have a future together.

In Season Six, Damon and Elena will be facing the ultimate obstacle. As Damon was unable to return to the land of the living in Season Five Finale, Home, he would be stuck in an another world and would be physically separated from Elena. Julie Plec says about their journey in season six: "Damon and Elena are obviously not together at the moment because he’s not with us. But I think what’s beautiful is in the show they are together spiritually because she’s missing him so deeply and he is dying to get back to her so profoundly. Even though, they’re not physically with each other, that’s what each of them want so badly and so much of the first part of the season is trying to draw them back together and then all the things that get in their way, and its bad. It’s bad, but it’s beautiful. Happy tears. Sad tears….So, they’re longing for each other and longing is just as beautiful as being together in a lot of ways too." source

Quotes

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Bonnie: That was weird. When I touched you, I saw a crow.
Elena: What?
Bonnie: A crow. There was fog, a man.
-- Pilot

Damon: I'm Damon,Stefan's brother.
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Elena: He didn't tell me he had a brother.
Damon: Well, Stefan's not one to brag.
Damon: I see why my brother's so smitten.It's about time. For a while there I never thought he'd get over the last one. Nearly destroyed him.
Elena: You say it like every relationship is doomed to end.
Damon: I'm a fatalist.
Damon: (whistles) Great gal, she's got spunk.
-- The Night of the Comet

Damon: I like you. You know how to laugh. And you make Stefan smile, which is something I haven't seen in a very long time.
Elena: Earlier, did you mean... Katherine?
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Damon: Mm-hmm.
Elena: How did she die?
Damon: In a fire. Tragic fire.
Elena: Recently?
Damon: It seems like it was yesterday.
Elena: What was she like?
Damon: She was beautiful. A lot like you in that department. She was also very complicated and selfish and at times not very kind, but very sexy and seductive.
Elena: So which one of you dated her first?
Damon: Nicely deduced. Ask Stefan. I'm sure his answer differs from mine. I'd quit cheerleading if I were you.
Elena: Why do you say that?
Damon: Oh, I saw you at practice. You looked miserable.
Elena: You saw that?
Damon: Am I wrong?
Elena: I used to love it. It was fun. Things are different this year. Everything that used to matter doesn't anymore.
Damon: So don't let it. Quit, move on. Problem solved. Ta-da.
Elena: Some things could matter again.
Damon: Maybe. But... seems a little unrealistic to me.
Elena: I'm sorry. About Katherine. You lost her, too.
-- Friday Night Bites

Elena: Is that "Damon Salvatore" and "Stefan Salvatore"?
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Damon: The original Salvatore brothers. Our ancestors. Tragic story actually.
Damon: I want to apologize to you for being such a world class jerk the other night when I tried to kiss you. There's no excuse. My therapist says I'm acting out, trying to punish Stefan.
Damon: Let's just say that the men in the Salvatore family have been cursed with sibling rivalry.
Damon: The Salvatore name was practically Royalty in this town, until the war. There was a battle here.
Elena: The Battle of Willow Creek.
Damon: Right.
Damon: Stefan and Damon had someone they loved very much in that church.
Elena: Who was in the church that they wanted to save?
Damon: A woman, I guess. Doesn't it always come down to the love of a woman?
Elena: Look, I'm sorry you and Stefan have this thing between you. But I can't get in the middle of it, Damon. I just, I hope you two can work it out.
Damon: I hope so too.
-- Family Ties

Elena: Is Stefan here?
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Damon: Yep!
Elena: Where is he?
Damon: And good morning to you, little miss “ I'm on a mission”.
Elena: How can you be so arrogant and glib after everything that you've done?
Damon: And how can you be so brave and stupid to call a vampire arrogant and glib?
Elena: If you wanted me dead, I'd be dead.
Damon: Yes, you would.
Elena: But I'm not.
Damon: Yet.
-- Haunted

Elena: So, why did you bring me with you?
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Damon: Well, you're not the worst company in the world, Elena. You should give yourself more credit!
Elena: Seriously?
Damon: You were there in the road, all damsel-in-distress-like. And, I knew it would piss off Stefan. And... you're not the worst company in the world, Elena.
Elena: I used to be more fun.
Damon: You did okay.
Elena: I saved your life!
Damon: I know.
Elena: And don't you forget it!
-- Bloodlines

Damon: I'm gonna have to change the locks. Stage a jailbreak?
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Elena: Stefan.
Damon: Ahh, brother. Ever the white knight.
Elena: I convinced Bonnie to help you.
Damon: I doubt that.
Elena: I'm not gonna say that I'm sorry we got the Grimoire without you last night, because... I'm not, really.
Damon: Well, at least you're honest.
Elena: I was protecting the people I love, Damon. But so were you, in your own twisted way. And as hard as it is to figure, we're all on the same side, after the same thing.
Damon: Not interested.
Elena: Yes you are, because you were willing to work with us yesterday.
Damon: Fool me once, shame on you.
Elena: Okay, when we were in Atlanta, why didn't you use your compulsion on me?
Damon: Who's to say I didn't?
Elena: (pauses and stutters) You didn't. I know you didn't, but you could have. You and I, we have some something.
(Damon swallows nervously.)
Elena: An understanding. And I know that my betrayal hurt you, different from how it is with you and Stefan, but I'm promising you this now, I will help you get Katherine back.
Damon: I wish I could believe you.
Elena: Ask me if I'm lying now. (Takes off her necklace)
Damon: You know Anna won't stop by the way, no matter what I do.
Elena: Then we'll deal with it.
Damon: I didn't compel you in Atlanta because we were having fun. (Puts her necklace back on her) I wanted it to be real. I'm trusting you, don't make me regret it.
-- Fool Me Once

Elena: But you took a risk with Damon. How did you know that he was gonna give it to me?
Isobel: Because he's in love with you.
Damon: Oh and when you do tell Elena and she needs a friend to talk to about anything, I’m here for her.
-- Isobel

Damon:
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Why is it such a surprise that I would try and kiss you?
Elena: That's... not a surprise.
(Damon looks at her questioningly.)
Elena: I'm surprised you thought I'd kiss you back.
Damon: ...Now I'm hurt. (Walks off)
Damon: You're surprised that I thought you'd kiss me back; you can't imagine that I'd believe that you'd want to.
Elena: Damon...
Damon: Yet, what we've been doing here--means something. You're the liar, Elena...There is something going on between the two of us and you know it. And you're lying to me, and you're lying to Stefan but worst of all you're lying to yourself. I can prove it.
(Damon kisses Elena.)
Elena: Damon don't! What is wrong with you?
Damon: Lie about this.
Elena: Stop it! You're better than this. Come on!
Damon: That's where you're wrong.
Elena: No, no, no, I care about you! Listen to me! I care about you! I do, but I love Stefan, it's always going to be Stefan.
-- The Return

Damon:
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You have every right to hate me, I understand but you hated me before and we became friends. It would suck if that was gone forever. So, is it? Have I lost you forever?
Elena: Thank you for the book, Damon.
Damon: Road trips work well for us.
Elena: This doesn’t mean that things are back to the way they used to be, Damon.
Damon: Oh come on! You know I chipped a little bit off of your wall of hatred.
Elena: I need to know the truth. When you broke Jeremy’s neck, did you know that he was wearing the ring?
Damon: No. No, I didn’t. Katherine really pissed me off and I snapped and… I got lucky with the ring. I don’t know what I would done of he wasn’t wearing it. Elena, I’m sorry.
Elena: Thank you for being honest with me and the answer to your question, about our friendship is yes. You have lost me forever.
Damon: But you knew that already, didn’t you? You used me today.
Elena: You had information about Katherine that I needed to know.
Damon: I thought friends don’t manipulate friends. You and Katherine have a lot more in common than just your looks.
-- Bad Moon Rising

Damon: Elena... I riled Katherine up, I... I wasn't thinking, I didn't think.
Elena: It doesn't matter Damon. She won... Katherine won.
-- Plan B

Damon:
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Elena: I'm tired Damon.
Damon: Brought you this. (holding Elena's necklace)
Elena: I thought that was gone. Thank you... (reaches for it, and Damon pulls it back) please give it back...
Damon: I just have to say something.
Elena: Why do you have to say it with my necklace?
Damon: Because what I'm about to say is...probably the most selfish thing I've ever said in my life.
Elena: Damon, don't go there.
Damon: No. I have to say it once, you just need to hear it...I love you, Elena. And it's because I love you that I can't be selfish with you, and why you can't know this. I don't deserve you, but my brother does. (Kisses Elena on the forehead) God, I wish you didn't have to forget this. But you do. (sheds a tear, compels Elena to forget his confession and leaves. Elena blinks, and when she opens her eyes, Damon is gone, and she's wearing her necklace).
-- Rose

Damon:
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You were supposed to leave.
Elena: I did but then I came back to make sure that you’re okay.
Damon: I appreciate the gesture. I’m just glad it’s over.
Elena: You know I don’t believe that.
Damon: Go home, Elena. Get some rest. It’s a whole new day tomorrow.
Elena: Damon, I’m your friend.
Damon: I’m well aware of that.
Elena: And a friend usually knows when their friend is hurting.
Damon: What do you want to hear? That I cared about Rose? That I’m upset? Well I didn't and I’m not.
Elena: There you go, pretending to turn it off, pretending not to feel. Damon, you’re so close, don’t give up.
Damon: I feel Elena, okay? And it sucks! What sucks even more is that it was supposed to be me. Jules was coming after me.
Elena: You feel guilty.
Damon: That would be human of me, wouldn't it Elena? And I’m not human. You want to talk about giving up? That's all you've done is given up! Go home. It’s been enough doom, gloom and personal growth for one night.
Elena: Okay, I will. (She embraces him) Good night Damon.
-- The Descent

Damon:
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See, that's why I didn't tell you. 'Cause you would have never been able to do it. Don't get me wrong, Stefan. I don't mind being the bad guy. I'll make all the life and death decisions while you're busy worrying about collateral damage. I'll even let her hate me for it. But at the end of the day, I'll be the one to keep her alive.
Damon: Ugh. Look. Klaus had to think she was dead. Your reaction had to be real.
Elena: I understand why you did what you did. Klaus was fooled, and Bonnie's alive.
Damon: Here's to duplicity.
Elena: But let's get one thing straight, Damon. Bonnie will not die for me, I will not let that happen.
Damon: We need to kill Klaus, Elena. Real Klaus. Who will probably be coming to pay you a visit soon now that he knows that Bonnie is dead. She's the only one who can do it.
Elena: We'll find another way.
Damon: I hope so.
Elena: Look, I shouldn't have hit you.
Damon: Apology accepted. Let me be clear about something. If it comes down to you and the witch again, I will gladly let Bonnie die. I will always... choose...you.
(She doesn’t say anything for a moment)
Elena: Goodnight, Damon.
Damon: Goodnight.
(She looks at him and leaves.)
-- The Last Dance

Damon: I can't lose you.
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Elena: You won't.
-- The Last Day

Damon:If you come back as a vampire, I'll stake you myself. Because I can't stand the idea of you hating me forever.
-- The Sun Also Rises

Damon: That'll get easier. But you knew that.
Elena: What do you want?
Damon: I want to apologize.
Elena: Damon…
Damon: Please. Elena, feeding you my blood, I was wrong.
Elena: Yes, you were.
Damon: And I know I don't deserve your forgiveness, but... I need it.
Elena: And I need some time, maybe a lot of time.
Damon: Sure. Of course, take all the time you need.
Damon:
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Elena.
Elena: It's okay, Damon. I'm right here.
Damon: Elena, get out of here. I could hurt you.
Elena: No. You won't. I'm here until the very end. I'm not leaving you.
Damon: Get out of here.
Elena: Hey, hey, hey, hey. Hang on. Shh. It's okay. It's okay. It's okay.
Damon: It's not okay. It's not okay. All those years, I've blamed Stefan. No one forced me to love her. It was my own choice.
Elena: Shh.
Damon: I made the wrong choice. You tell Stefan I'm sorry. Okay?
Elena: I will.
Damon:
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This is even more pitiful than I thought.
Elena: There’s still hope.
Damon: I have made a lot of choices that have gotten me here. I deserve this. I deserve to die.
Elena: No, (lays beside Damon) you don’t.
Damon: I do, Elena. It’s okay, ‘Cause if I had chosen differently, I couldn’t have met you. I’m so sorry. I have done so many things to hurt you.
Elena: It’s okay. I forgive you.
Damon: I know you love Stefan, and it will always be Stefan. But Elena, I love you. (Elena starts crying) You should know that.
Elena: I do.
Damon: You should have met me in 1864. Maybe you would have liked me...
Elena: I like you now… just the way you are. (Elena kisses Damon)
Damon: Thanks.
Elena: You’re welcome.
-- As I Lay Dying

Damon: I was wrong.
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Elena: ...Are you drunk?
Damon: No. I thought Stefan was gone but I was wrong.
Elena: You saw him out there? Damon, is he okay?
Damon: No, he's not okay, Elena. He's an insufferable martyr who needs his ass kicked. But he can be saved.
Elena: What happened out there? What changed your mind?
Damon: I changed my mind because even in his darkest place, my brother still can't let me die. So I figure I owe him the same in return. I'll help you bring him back.
Elena: Thank you.
Damon: But before I do, I need you to answer one question. What made you change your mind?
Elena: What do you mean?
Damon: You were so hellbent on staying on that mountain, then you just gave up. So what changed your mind?
Elena: We were under attack, Damon.
Damon: You had a bag full of weapons and a teacher with an eternity ring. You could have kept going.
Elena: It was too dangerous.
Damon: It was too dangerous going out there to begin with, so what was it?
Elena: Why are you being like this?
Damon: What changed your mind, Elena?
Elena: I didn't want to see you get hurt, okay? I was...I was worried about you.
Damon: Thanks.
(He begins to leave.)
Elena: Yes, I worry about you. Why do you even have to hear me say it?
(Turns around, walks to her, and touches her face)
Damon: Because when I drag my brother from the edge and deliver him back to you, I want you to remember the things you felt while he was gone. Goodnight, Elena.
-- The Hybrid

Elena: He's really gone this time. I watched it happen. After everything we went through to get...to help him now he's just...gone. Where were you, Damon?
Damon: I shouldn't of left, I promise you I will never leave you again.
-- The Reckoning

Elena: You played your part of the plan really well tonight.
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Damon: Oh, yeah?
Elena: You had Rebekah drooling all over you and your marshmallows.
Damon: Yeah, before she skewered me. I thought you were too drunk to notice.
Elena: I was faking most of it.
Damon: So was I.
-- Smells Like Teen Spirit

Damon: Do you trust me?
Elena: Yes.
Damon: Then you have nothing to worry about.
Elena: How did this happen?
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Damon: We thought of everything, Elena! Klaus having hybrids. Mikael turning on us. We brought in Katherine so you weren`t in danger. Anything that could have gone wrong we were prepared!
Elena: I don`t understand. Stefan wanted Klaus dead. More than anything. That`s what we were counting on.
Damon: We blew it.
Elena: Where`s Katherine?
Damon: She ran for the hills like usual, the minute things got bad! And who blames her?! Klaus would`ve crushed her. I had him, Elena. I had Klaus! This could have all been over!!!
Elena: Hey. Damon... Hey! Hey, listen to me! We`ll survive this. We always survive. Trust me.
Damon: We`re never getting Stefan back. You know that, don`t you?
Elena: Then we`ll let him go. Okay? We`ll have to let him go.
-- Homecoming

Elena: I feel like a horrible person.
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Damon: You just saved his life, Elena. Take it from me, strange is bad, dead is worse.
Elena: I just can't stop thinking about what happened the last time I asked you to compel him.
Damon: He found out. And he got over it. Again: not dead, Elena! He's so lucky to have you for his sister.
Elena: Thank you.
Damon: No problem.
Elena: Not just for this, Damon. For everything...I don't know what I would do if you weren't here.
Damon: You should know this, Elena. Stefan didn't screw us over. He screwed us over but he had a good reason.
Elena: What?
Damon: He saved Klaus to save me. Then he stole the coffins to get even.
Elena: What? Damon, if he did it to protect you then...Why would he even do that? What is it even mean?
Damon: What's it even mean?.....Means I'm an idiot. 'Cause I thought for one second that I wouldn't have to feel guilty anymore.
Elena: What? What are you talking about? Guilty for what?
Damon: For wanting what I want.
Elena: Damon...
Damon: I know. Believe me, I get it...Brother's girl and all.No,no, you know what? If I'm gonna feel guilty about something, I'm gonna feel guilty about this. (walks up to and kisses Elena)
-- The New Deal

Elena: You can't kiss me again.
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Damon: I know.
Elena: I can't. It's not right.
Damon: It's right. Just not right now.
-- Our Town

Damon: No, I'm mad at you because I love you!
-- Dangerous Liaisons

Elena: Damon just sort of snuck up on me. He got under my skin and no matter what I do I just – I can’t shake him.
Matt: Once you fall in love with someone, I don’t know if – I don’t know if you can ever shake them.
-- 1912

Elena: Why don't you let people see the good in you?
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Damon: Because when people see good, they expect good. And I don't want to have to live up to someone's expectations.
Rose: It’s not just that she makes him a better person, she does, but he changes her too. Damon challenges her, surprises her, he makes her question her life, beliefs. Stefan is different, his love is pure, he’ll always be good for her. Damon is either the best thing for her or the worst.
-- Heart of Darkness

Elena: When I’m with him (Damon), he just consumes me.
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Damon: Katherine.
Elena: No – um – I I’m Elena.
Damon: Oh, you – you just look… I’m sorry, you just really remind me of someone. I’m Damon.
Elena: Not to be rude or anything, Damon, but it’s kind of creepy that you’re out here in the middle of nowhere.
Damon: You’re one to talk. You’re out here all by yourself.
Elena: It’s Mystic Falls. Nothing bad ever happens here. Got into a fight with my boyfriend.
Damon: About what? May I ask.
Elena: Life, future, he’s got it all mapped out.
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Damon: And you don’t want it?
Elena: I don’t know what I want.
Damon: Well, that’s not true. You want what everybody wants.
Elena: What? Mysterious stranger who has all the answers?
Damon: Hmm, well, let’s just say I’ve been around a long time. I’ve learned a few things.
Elena: So, Damon, tell me. What is it that I want?
Damon: You want a love that consumes you. You want passion, an adventure, and even a little danger.
Elena: So, what do you want? It’s my parents.
Damon: I want you to get everything that you’re looking for, but right now I want you to forget that this happened. Can’t have people knowing that I’m in town yet. Goodnight, Elena. (Compels her to forget)
-- The Departed

Elena: I remember everything. One of the highlights of my transition, remembering everything you compelled me to forget. Like how you and I met first. You were a stranger that told me you wanted me to get everything I wanted from life. Damon, why didn’t you tell me?
Damon: Would it have made a difference? … I didn’t think so.
Elena: If it were you at the bridge last night and not Stefan, and I begged you to save Matt...
Damon: I would have saved you, in a heartbeat. No question!
Elena: So I thought. And Matt would be dead, cause you couldn't let go. Matt would be dead!
Damon: But you wouldn't be! And you would have gotten to grow up and had the life that you wanted, the life that you deserved. And I know I didn't used to get that but I do now. And I wanted that for you, Elena, and I would have gladly given it to you and let Matt die because I AM that selfish. But you knew that already. The first night we met is not all that you remember.
--- Growing Pains

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Elena: Why am I thinking about you?
Damon: Because you're a vampire now. And part of you knows that you're more like me than you are like him.
--- The Rager

Elena: So he didn't tell you why?
Damon: Nope. But I'm sure it has something to do with you acting weird so... why don't you tell me?
Elena: You.
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Elena: Jeremy can't live with me, Stefan wants to fix me and Caroline flat out admitted that she doesn't like me this way. I think it's safe to say that I'm not so great at this vampire thing.
Damon: Wanna know what I think? I don't think I've ever seen you more alive.
Elena: That dance that they did today, kind of reminded me of..
Damon: When we danced together.
Elena: I wanted to dance with you today.
--- My Brother's Keeper

Elena: Hey.
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Damon: Hey back.
Elena: How was your night?
Damon: Awful. Yours?
Elena: Same.
Damon: Elena, um... we need to talk.
Elena: I know that I'm sired to you, Damon.Caroline told me. That's what you and Stefan were doing, isn't it? Is there a way to break it?
Damon: Not exactly. Which is why we need to talk.
Elena: Tyler told me the bond doesn't affect how I feel, just the way I act. My feelings for you haven't changed, Damon. Nothing has changed.
Damon: Everything has changed, Elena.
Elena: Okay, fine, yeah, I mean, I've changed. So have you, Damon. And I'm happy. Just like you were yesterday morning before we knew about any of this.
Damon: You know what would make me happy? To know that this entire time that I've been completely in love with you; that what you actually felt for me; was real.
Elena: It is real. I know that it is. Damon, I know what you're about to do. Please, don't do this to me.
Damon: I don't want to do this, Elena. I'm not the good guy, remember? I'm the selfish one. I take what I want. I do what I want. I lie to my brother, I fall in love with his girl, I don't do the right thing.But I have to do the right thing by you.
(Elena takes Damon's hand and places it against her heart.)
Elena: Does this feel wrong?
(Elena places one of her hands against Damon's cheek.)
Elena: Does this feel wrong?
--- We'll Always Have Bourbon Street

Damon: I told him I would set you free. Right after I didn't tell him that we slept together
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Elena: So what do you wanna do?
Damon: I wanna throw you back in my bed and never let you leave.
Elena: So do it.
(Elena's phone is ringing)
Damon: Saved by the cell phone.
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Elena: Last time I was here I was so completely in love with Stefan. Now that's barely a memory. Is that the sire bond or just that I'm so happy to be here with you?
Damon: I was supposed to do the right thing by you and the right thing by my brother. Which is what I'm gonna do right now. You're gonna go home.
Elena: What? No, Damon...
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Damon: I'm gonna stay here with Jeremy. I'm gonna help him complete the mark. I'll teach him how to hunt. I'll protect him. And we'll kill vampires without you.
Elena: Damon, please...
Damon: I'm setting you free, Elena. This is what I want. This is what will make me happy.
--- O Come, All Ye Faithful


Elena: I didn't sleep with Damon because of the sire bond. I slept with Damon because I'm in love with him.
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Elena: Being with Damon makes me happy.When I'm with him... it feels unpredictable, like... like I'm free.
Elena: I realized something today....about you......about us....And you can say that it's the sire bond. You know what?....Maybe it is. BUT I'm telling you it's the most real thing..that I've ever felt in my entire life...I love you... Damon....... I love you.
Damon: Look...I'm gonna get this cure for you.........And I'm gonna have to do things that you are not going to like.
Elena: Damon.....
Damon: Listen carefully,....Get in your car, right now and COME TO ME.
Elena: I'll be there soon.
---- After School Special

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Elena: Because I love you. Because you love me. You'd do anything for me.
Damon: I'm sorry, Elena.
--- Catch Me If You Can

Elena: I'm just happy to see you.
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--- A View To A Kill

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Elena: That’s what you do Damon, you think you don’t deserve something so you ruin it. I’m not gonna let you pull that this time! Take the cure with me! That’s how much I know this is real, that’s how certain I am that I’m gonna love you even after all this is over. Take the cure. Be human with me. We can be together, grow old together… this doesn’t have to be hard anymore.
Damon: You know, I used to miss being human. Now I can’t think of anything more miserable on earth.
--- Into the Wild

Elena: Be honest; you like me better like this.
--- Bring It On

Stefan: You, my friend, will be right by her side, ready to help her through it.
Elena: Damon, help me!
Damon: I got you.
--- Pictures of You

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Damon: I wanted to apologize.
Elena: Good.
Damon: Let me finish. I said I wanted to. And then I realized, I'm not sorry.
Elena: You would rather die than be human, and you expect me to be okay with that?
Damon: I didn't say you were supposed to be okay with it, I just said I'm not sorry. But you know what I really am? Selfish, because I make bad choices that hurt you. Yes, I would rather have died than be human. I'd rather die right now than spend a handful of years with you, only to lose you when I'm too old and sick and miserable and you're still you. I'd rather die right now than spend my last final years remembering how good I had it and how happy I was, because that's who I am, Elena, and I'm not gonna change. And there's no apology in the world that encompasses all the reasons that I'm wrong for you.
Elena: Fine, then I'm not sorry either. I'm not sorry that I met you. I'm not sorry that knowing you has made me question everything, that in death you're the one that made me feel most alive. You've been a terrible person, you've made all the wrong choices, and of all the choices that I've made this will prove to be the worst one. But I am not sorry that I'm in love with you. I love you, Damon. I love you.
Alaric: You got the girl, man.
--- Graduation (Episode)

Damon: You okay?
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Elena: Yeah, I've just got this feeling like something bad's about to happen.
Damon: Well, it is. You're leaving tomorrow. You're trading all this for communal showers and a meal plan.
Elena: Can't you just be a normal boyfriend and support me as I attempt to have a normal college experience?
Damon: I'd rather ply you with champagne, and spend the night convincing you to stay.
Elena: I love you.
Damon: I love you.
---I Know What You Did Last Summer

Damon:
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And, for the record, I am secure enough in our relationship that you having psychic dreams about your ex-boyfriend does not bother me (They kiss)...but it still sucks. (They kiss)
Elena: I love you. We're gonna save Stefan, and... I'm still gonna love you, okay? (They kiss)
---True Lies

Elena
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: Look. I know I spent the last couple days focusing on trying to find Stefan, but that has nothing to do with how I feel about you, and I'm not gonna let Silas' 2,000-year-old ex-girlfriend screw things up between us.
Damon: What, you think I am? I mean, no one tells me how I live my life, no one tells me who I love, especially not some vindictive prehistoric witch, and definitely not the universe. And I'm not gonna let someone else's idea of destiny stop me from loving you or being with you or building a future with you, because... You are my life.
---Original Sin

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Damon: People are full of surprises. (Elena buries her head between her arms, laying face down on the floor.) Oh, hey. (He approaches the bars that separate them.) I am so, so sorry I got you caught up in this. (He reaches for her hand.) Hey. Look at me. Hey. (She looks up.) But I promise you I will get you out of here, okay? Okay? (She holds his hand with both of hers.) I'll get you out of here.
Elena: Wes is gonna come back down here, and we'll both be the newest Augustine experiment. You have to tell me how you got out of here, Damon.
Damon: You don't want to know, Elena.
Elena: Why? You think I'm gonna judge you? Damon, I love you. I love you, and these people tortured you for 5 years. Whatever you had to do, I don't care.
---The Cell

Damon:
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A hundred pages of horrific torture, and you find the one happy passage.
Elena: My dad used his research to save people, Damon, children, families.
Damon: Yeah. And dissected vampires along the way. News flash, Elena. You are a vampire. I mean, do you honestly think that he would sit here and see you as anything more?
Elena: I don't know. He was my dad. I can't not defend him.
Damon: No. I know you can't because you do it for me all the time.
Elena: I'm not defending you. I'm not defending your decision to kill Aaron's entire family, to go out of town and kill the aunt while we were still together.
Damon: So why are you still here? I’m bad, Elena, I am bad for you, so why wouldn't you have run away from me as far as humanly possible?
Elena: Because I love you, Damon. Because I chose you, and because I stand by my choice.
Damon: Well, now I’m choosing, and I’m choosing to let you go.
Elena: What? No, Damon.
Damon: I am choosing to not have to think about how you must feel every time some ghost from my past comes into our life. I’m choosing to relieve you of having to defend me for every awful thing I have ever done.
Elena: Stop acting like I’m perfect. Damon, I've done horrible things, too. You think I’m gonna stand here and judge you after I find out that you have been tortured for 5 years?
Damon: Stop defending me! I won’t change who I am. I can’t. But I refuse to change you.
---Fifty Shades of Grayson

Stefan: You know, whatever's going on with you and Elena, you need to fix it. She's the best thing that ever happened to you.
Damon: You think I don't know that? I can't live without her, but when you think about it, I'm no better than Katherine. Elena will be happier without me.
---500 Years of Solitude

Damon: You are literally the best person I've ever known and for me to think I could change you gives me way too much credit; and you not nearly enough. You are the best influence on me. I need you. You are the good and I need a little good in my life. Because without it, there's an awful lot of darkness.
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Damon: Hey you.
Elena: Hey you.
Damon: So eaten anyone yet?
Elena: Nope! So far, I am symptom free, although Stefan still has me on the, uhh, Damon diet. Just in case.
Damon: Ahhh. Yeah. It sucks. You're going to be craving carbs constantly, but hey, you know what? There's a plus side. You get to keep your girlish figure.
Elena: Hey, I'm calling you on a payphone.
Damon: Well, how retro of you! Does that mean you memorized my phone number?
Elena: Maybe... Katherine put a password on my cell, so I can't use it.
Damon: Ahhhhh! That would explain all those crazy instagram pics you've been uploading lately.
Elena: What?
Damon: Kidding! Kidding!
Elena: Damon! That's not funny! I have no idea what I've been doing for the last three weeks.
Damon: I know, I'm sorry. Well, what'd you want to know? I'll tell you.
Elena: How did she do it?
Damon: How did she do what?
Elena: Break your heart.
Damon: Oh that I don't know. It's not like it has been playing on a loop in my head over and over again. So, I don't really remember.
Elena: I'm so sorry. I really am. I mean the last thing I remember, I was running into your arms and—and I felt so safe.
Damon: Well, it was all downhill from there.
Elena: I wanted to fight for you. I still do.
Damon: Oh, Elena, the second we’re cured of this and we don’t wanna rip each other’s heads off, I am gonna hunt you down and give you the most mind-blowing night of your life.
Elena: I think I could schedule you in.
Damon: I should come over there.
Elena: You can't. We would tear each other apart, remember? Besides, I look gross.
Damon: Oh yeah? Well... never mind. That would be awful.
Elena: Distract me.
Damon: Alright. What are you wearing?
Elena: Damon... Come on.
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Elena: You should've noticed.
Damon: What?
Elena: That I was Katherine, Katherine was me. You should've been the one that noticed.
Damon: You don't think I know that?
Elena: If only you'd seen through her, Damon. There would be no vampire virus, Aaron would still be alive.
Damon: Katherine didn't do this. I did! I thought you broke my heart, so I ripped open Aaron's neck: THAT is how much control you have over me.
Elena: And I'm still here! That's how much control you have over me!
Damon: Listen to us! This is toxic! We are in a toxic relationship, Elena! I just killed your friend and you find someone else to blame!
Elena: You want me to blame you? Easy! Done! You screwed up, Damon. Again!
Damon: Thank you!
Elena: You put me in a position where I have to defend you—again. Where I have to bend my morals—again. Where I have to go against every single thing that I believe in—again—because I love you!
Damon: Then stop loving me!
Elena: I can’t!
Damon: Well, that’s the problem. We don’t work!
Elena: I know.
Damon: Then we agree. This has to end.
Elena: It just did. It’s over. We’re over.
(They stand there and stare into each other's eyes for a second until Damon kisses her and they end up having break up sex)
---While You Were Sleeping

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Elena: Just because Jeremy's a bad student, it doesn't mean that he's cheating on Bonnie.
Damon: You're making excuses for someone you love. That's what you do. The worse the behavior, the more you try to defend it.
Elena: And you keep trying to make this about us.
Damon: Because you keep trying to make it about anything else!
Elena: You know what? Fine, but don't pretend you came here for Jeremy. If you wanna talk about last night, talk!
Damon: Here's the thing, Elena; I don't know what to say, or do, or think.. All I know is that right now... I want to rip your clothes off, right here in the middle of this hall and throw you into one of these classrooms and kiss every square inch of your body, while a bunch of people that drive mini-vans listen wishing they were us. That's probably a bad idea, right?
Elena (with quivering lips): Right.
Damon: Right. See you in class.
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Damon: Something tells me you're not packing for our honeymoon.
Elena: I'm going back to campus.
Damon: You realize that you leaving doesn't solve anything, right? I mean, especially now that Jeremy's free and clear of our horrible influence.
Elena: It's not about Jeremy. It's about us. It's not just that we're bad for each other. It's just that when we're together, we do bad things for each other. And I can't live like that.
Damon: I'll drive you to Whitmore.
Elena: If you do that, then I'm going to spend the whole car ride thinking about your hand next to mine and even though I'll try, I won't be able to stop myself from taking it. Or from letting you kiss me. And we're never going to get to where we need to go, we'll just end up back here, where we started. That's why I need you to let me go.
(Damon walks over to Elena and puts his hands on her face)
Elena: Damon...
(Instead of kissing her on the lips, he kisses her on the forehead and lets her go.)
Damon: Travel safe.
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Elena: What are you doing out here?
Damon: Ahh... you know. Looking at the stars, listening to the universe laugh at me.
Elena: Damon...
Damon: We were doomed from the beginning Elena. We were always gonna end up here.
Elena: Damon, they are just visions. As soon as we find Markos they will stop.
Damon: And then what? We are friends? Can't wait.
Elena: Look I know we are in a little bit of weird place right now. Hey look at me! The universe doesn't control anything. It's not real.
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Damon: I think we need some rules here because If I am not allowed to drive you home then I definitely don't think you are allowed to ambush me in my bedroom.
Elena: I just... I just wanted to say thank you. Whatever you did it worked.
Damon: Oh, I'm sorry to tear you away from paradise.
Elena: It was paradise actually.
Damon: I told you I don't want to know.
Elena: But you need to know. I saw a perfect life. Stefan and I were married with kids. It was everything that we wanted.
Damon: Well we can always ask Markos to put it back.
Elena: But its not real. You and I, we are messy and complicated but we are real.
Damon: And really bad for each other. Did you forget that part?
Elena: Yeah but I still need you in my life.
Damon: As friends right? No Elena I can't be your friend. It's too damn hard.
Elena: Damon...
Damon: No! I'm serious Elena. I can't see you anymore. I don't wanna hear your voice, I don't wanna talk to you, I don't even wanna look at you. And I'm sure as hell don't wanna be your friend.
Elena: If that's what you want...
Damon: That's what I want.
Elena: Okay... yeah... Okay.
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Elena: Hey.
Damon: Hey. We're leaving. Pack your stuff.
Elena: I will. I just came out to see how you're doing.
Damon: I'm in a hurry. You should be, too. The Travelers can find us.
Elena: So that's it? We're not gonna talk about this?
Damon: What's there to talk about?
Elena: I'm sorry that I lied to you.
Damon: I don't care that you lied. Really.
Elena: Okay, I'm confused. Why are you being like this?
Damon: Because you were right, Elena. You wanted to protect me so I wouldn't spiral because if I spiraled then it would prove that we shouldn't be together... But I didn't spiral! Despite every nerve in my body wanting to break something or hurt someone or do all the wrong things for all the right reasons, I'm holding it together the best I can—for you.
Elena: But you're still mad at me?
Damon: Of course I'm still mad at you. Because being around you drives me nuts—and not being around you drives me nuts.
Elena: Okay. Now I'm really confused.
(After a long moment, Damon moves toward Elena and kisses her passionately.)
Elena: What was that for?
Damon: Because I've had a really crappy day, and I needed it.
---What Lies Beneath

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(Elena kisses Damon)
Damon: What was that for?
Elena: I've had a really crappy day, and I needed it. I thought I was never gonna see you again... and I couldn't think of a worse way to die.
Damon: Oh. Well, I guess today's your lucky day.
---Promised Land

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Damon: Listen... I wanted to spare you the gory details, and then I figured, well, I'll be lying, and then the whole point of the universe would be moot because you'd be pissed. So here it is, project kaboom needs someone to trigger the explosion, so-to-speak.
Elena: Okay... Wait... You? No. Damon, no! Absolutely not.
Damon: Go with your first instinct, Damon, lesson learned.
Elena: Look at me, Damon.
(She grabs him by the face and forces him to look into her eyes)
Elena: Do you see a future with me? Because that's all I see.
Damon: Elena, I've seen it since the second I laid my eyes on you.
Elena: Then don't go on a suicide mission!
Damon: Listen... technically, it's only half a suicide mission because we're going to be bringing people back from the other side and I'm going to be with them.
Elena: Well, what if something goes wrong?
Damon: Alright... not to relive old fights, but—this is my choice. I need you to respect it.
Elena: That was a low blow...
Damon: I will make it back to you, I promise.
(Elena looks at him for a moment and then kisses him passionately)
Damon: I promise you.
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Elena: You lied to me.
(Damon goes over and stroke's Elena's hair and face. She feels it, but can not see his hand)
Damon: Even if I wanted to apologize, you couldn't hear me... so I won't.
Elena: Please don't leave me.
Damon: I don't have a choice, baby. You are, by far, the greatest thing that has ever happened to me in my 173 years on this Earth. The fact that I get to die knowing I was loved—not just by anyone—but by you, Elena Gilbert. It's the epitome of a fulfilled life. It’s never gonna get any better than this. I peaked.
(Damon wipes the tears from her face)
Damon: I love you, Elena
Elena: Please... please... come back to me.
Damon: Bye.
---Home

Elena: I tried to grieve him, Caroline. Trust me, I know grief. I've got grieving down to a science at this point, and I tried. But every time I let it sink in that I'm never gonna see him again, I feel like I'm gonna die.
Elena: I don't think I can live forever without him.
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Elena: You can't be here.You're not even real. It's just my subconscious making me see what I want to see.
Damon: One call from my brother and you're gonna throw all this away?
Elena: You know I want to see you, Damon. But it makes me reckless. I hurt people.
Damon: So, why am I here? Do you want to move on? Move on.
Elena: I never got to say thank you.
Damon: For what?
Elena: For saving Stefan and... For bringing back Alaric and Tyler. Thank you.
Damon: Elena...
Elena: No, I'm not done yet. I want to thank you for giving me everything I always wanted.A love that consumed me. And passion.Adventure. There's nothing more I could ever want other than for it to last forever, but...It can't. This is the last time I'm gonna see you. This is good-bye, Damon. I love you. I have to let go.
(Elena kisses Damon and expects him to be gone but he is still there.)
Damon: You're still holding on.
Elena: I... no. I...I said good-bye, Damon.
Damon: I don't blame you.You know what's waiting for you. How long before you go running back to Luke?
Elena: No. I told you. That was the last time, Damon, I'm done.
Damon: An eternity of torment, agony, and grief. And you feel it all.
Elena: Stop it, Damon. Stop it, stop it. You're getting in my head. Don't do this. Please.
Damon: You'll feel it forever.
Elena: No!
Alaric: Honestly, Elena...I hate everything about being a vampire.
Elena: Me, too. At least I did. Then one day, I discovered the good part. You know, the promise that love could be eternal .And I had that with Damon. Which means for the rest of eternity, I'm gonna have a hole in my heart where he's supposed to be.
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Alaric: Are you afraid?
Elena: More sad than afraid.
Alaric: Why sad?
Elena: Because I don't want to stop loving him.
Alaric: Who is Damon Salvatore?
Elena: He was my boyfriend, I loved him and he died.
Alaric: And when did you first meet him?
Elena: I was in high school.
Alaric: And what was he like?
Elena: There was something different about him, dangerous. But not in a way that scared me. He was exciting.
Alaric: And how did he make you feel?
Elena: Like anything was possible.
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Elena: It was the Miss Mystic Falls pageant. Stefan was supposed to be my escort but he bailed on me. Damon stepped in. He saved me from being embarrassed, in front of everyone. He took my arm, and led me out with the rest of the girls and all their dates and we danced. I remember that was the first time, I felt it.
Alaric: Felt what?
Elena: How sexy he was. I'd never let myself notice until then, I mean obviously I knew he was attractive but...I didn't want to see him that way.
Elena: Maybe it was when we spent the night at the motel together, I wasn't back together with Stefan yet and all I could think about was kissing him. I wanted to kiss him so badly.
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Elena: It was my birthday. Damon and I spent the entire summer looking for Stefan. And I was trying to put on a good face because Caroline was throwing this party for me but I was just so sad. I was two seconds from deciding that I wasn't going to go, I wasn't going to leave the room. Until Damon walked in to give me my birthday gift. It was the necklace that Stefan had given me, I'd lost it. And Damon knew what the necklace meant to me. What it meant about my feelings for Stefan. Even though he loved me. He gave me the one thing that represented hope for me and his brother. I knew how much it hurt him. But he did it. It was the most selfless that he's ever been, and in that moment I loved him. I didn't want to, I mean, it terrified me but, for that moment I loved him.
---Yellow Ledbetter

Stefan: I'm sorry that I can't just forget him like you, Elena.
Elena: No one's forgetting him.
Stefan: You are. You erased him.
Elena: What are you talking about?
Stefan: You had Alaric compel you to forget every good thing that Damon ever did. You made him a monster in your own mind because you couldn't handle the grief of losing him.
Elena: I don't believe anything that you're saying. Why would I do that?
Stefan: Because you were in love with him and he was in love with you. And when Damon died, a part of you died too.
Elena: Wow. What? No. Stefan, how can I possibly love Damon?
Stefan: Believe me, I asked myself that for a very long time. And eventually I saw it. Damon inspired you. He pushed you to own the darkest parts of yourself. And when you died, he was the only one that could made you feel alive again. And you made him feel human. You loved Damon for the same reasons that I loved Damon. Because in spite of every single thing he did, we couldn't live without him. Now you don't have to - but I do. So, I do it my way. You do it yours.
Elena's diary: Dear me, if you're reading this than somebody spilled the beans about your selective memory loss. My mind is on Caroline. Yes, you loved Damon. You loved him with a passion that consumed you. And then when Damon died, the void you feeled was too deep, too dark. Facing an eternity without your soulmate you went of the deep end. You turned into someone that you weren't. A monster. Alaric will restore your last memories - all you have to do is ask. But I hope that you don't. I tried it the other way and I didn't see an end to the pain. I want you to rediscover yourself in absence of who defined you. If you feel any hope for the future at all, then you're already better off. You've been given a chance to start over. I want you to take it. I want you to be happy.
---Black Hole Sun

Dating Timeline

First Relationship

Post Break-Up Sex

  • Start Up: While You Were Sleeping (5x16)
  • Ended: Rescue Me (5x17)
    • Reason: Elena asks Damon to let her go because she believes that when they are together they do bad things for each other and that she can't control herself around him. Damon kisses her forehead and lets her go.

Second Relationship

Trivia

  • Ironically, the actors who play Damon and Elena, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev began dating in 2010 and moved in together. However, they broke up in 2013 after three years of dating.
  • Elena and Damon & Klaus and Caroline are the most popular couples of the show, however, Klaus has now left the show.
  • They both know what its like to be the older sibling as they both have a younger brother (Jeremy and Stefan).
  • Damon taught Elena how to feed without losing control.
  • Their names are linked alphabetically, D and E.
  • Damon has compelled Elena twice:
  • Damon has never broken a promise to Elena, until Home when he promised to come back to her but died.
  • To deal with Damon's death in Home Elena has started using a witch drug to hallicunate him and has started feeding on humans again.
  • Elena asks Alaric, since he was made a vampire with the Original Vampire Spell by Esther, to compel her to forget that she ever loved Damon so she move on with her life and eventually fall in love again.
  • Elena first realized she loved Damon on her 18th birthday when he did the selfless act of giving her the necklace Stefan gave her even though he loved her, knowing that it represented hope for her and Stefan.
  • Some of Elena and Damon's most popular moments include:
  • There's been something between them since their first meeting: “Even before anything happened in our series, Elena had been touched in her soul by this man," Julie says of their clandestine meeting. [1]
  • Damon originally had his own room until Elena moved in and they began to share a room. She briefly moved in with Rebekah when she lost her humanity.
  • Many cast and crew members have shown their love for the couple.
  • Elena and Damon have been on a lot of road trips.
  • Elena chose Damon over Stefan at the end of Season Four.
  • AlaricRose, Matt, Enzo, Bonnie Bennett and Stefan ship them.
  • Damon became an Augustine Vampire in Total Eclipse of the Heart, and Elena became an Augustine Vampire in Gone Girl, making them the only Augustine Vampires in existence. Though they're cured in While You Were Sleeping and reverted back to Vampires.
  • In the series, Damon is the oldest vampire as Katherine died and The Originals left the show while Elena is the youngest vampire.
  • Delena is the nickname of singers, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez (Delena) who were best friends in real life.
  • Delena is the most trended TVD couple on Twitter.
  • Elena has talked about a future with Damon twice throughout the series.
    • First was in Into the Wild when she told him to take the cure with her, they can be together and grow old.
    • Second was in Home as she told him it was all she sees.
  • In episode 4X19 of The Good Wife, one of the characters reads a Delena fanfiction. [4]
  • Damon and Elena is endgame in the novel series.
  • Damon and Elena appear on the List of Wiki Super Couples of all time. [5]
  • They won the Vampire Diaries Wiki Award for Best Couple for seasons One, Two, Four and Five. They were nominated in season Three, but lost to Jeremy and Anna.
  • After getting to the Top 4 on the WetPaint.com contest and getting many votes, they became the number 1 t.v. couple. [6]
  • They came 1st in the top 10 couples of 2010-2011. [7]
  • They came 2nd in the top 10 couples of 2011-2012. [8]
  • They came 3rd in the top 10 couples of 2012-2013. [9]
  • They won the poll for the hottest relationship on The Vampire Diaries. [10]
  • They won the Hollywood life poll of Fall TV’s 25 Hottest Couples. [11]
  • They won the Hollywood life Thanksgiving poll. [12]
  • They were crowned Prom King & Queen in iVillage'S Pop Culture Awards.[13]
  • They won the poll for the hottest sexual tension in 2010. [14]
  • They won the Alloy entertainment poll for favorite magazine cover. [15]
  • They won the poll for the cutest tv couple of 2012. [16]
  • They won the poll for tv's sexiest hookup. [17]
  • 2 times winner of tubey's Best Almost Romantic But Not Quite Relationship-2010&2011. [18][19]
  • Damon and Elena's sex scene is one of the hottest sex scenes in vampire history according to Hollywood Life. [20]
  • They won the title of the best byte of season 4:best couple in an official poll. [21]
  • In 2013, they won the E! Online tournament of the best tv couple of all time. [22]
  • Their 5X02 ending kiss scene was declared the scene of the week. [23]
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Elena and Damon win PCA Best On Screen Chemistry 2014

  • Damon's epic "You are my life" confession to Elena in Original Sin was declared the scene of the week. [24]
  • Damon and Elena won Favorite On-Screen Chemistry at the People's Choice Awards 2014.
  • Winners of TV's best Teen couple poll. [25]
  • Their hug during Elena's last moments in 5X12 topped the scene of the week poll along with The Tomorrow People scene. [26]
  • They came 4th in the top 10 young ships of 2013-2014. [27]
  • Their 3X19 kiss was voted as the Steamiest Moment in E! Online's Golden Remote Awards 2012. [28]
  • In Zap2it's Crushworthy Polls, Elena and Damon has won Most Crushworthy Overall and Most Devastating Breakup. [29]
  • Elena and Damon's deathbed confession and kiss scene in As I Lay Dying won in EW's 2011 Season Finale Awards: Most Rewound Moment, Top Tissue Moment, Best Kiss, Best Romantic Cliff-hanger. [30]
  • Damon and Elena's break up and break up sex scene in While You Were Sleeping was declared the Scene of the Week. [31]
  • They won the poll for epic couple who epitomize true love. [32]
  • The scene in Rescue Me where Damon lets go Elena won the Scene of the Week poll. [33]
  • Elena and Damon's heartbreaking goodbye scene in Home won the Scene of the Week poll. [34]
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Damon and Elena win MTV Ship Of The Year 2014

  • Elena and Damon won these awards in the EW's T.V. Season Finale Awards:
    • Damon's goodbye to Elena.
    • Unforgettable Line.
    • Best Use of Music.
    • Most Rewound Moment. [35]
  • They were crowned Alloy Entertainment's Prom King & Prom Queen 2014. [36]
  • In E! Online's Best Ever TV Awards 2014, Delena won:
    • Best Couple.
    • Best Kiss (Delena's goodbye kiss in Home).
    • Biggest Tearjerker (Delena's goodbye in Home). [37]
  • They won the Best Ship Poll in Telefilm Addicted Awards 2012. [38]
  • They won the E! Online's Tournament of Young TV Edition 2013. [39]
  • They won the MTV's Ship of the Year Award 2014. [40]


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