Something happened today. I realized something about you… about us. And you can say that it’s the sire bond and you know what? Maybe, maybe it is. But I am telling you, it’s the most real thing i have ever felt in my entire life. I love you, Damon. I love you.
"This is what they save each other from: their mutual existential crises. Neither of them has known who to be or what to want – in short, how to live in the world, since, well ever. They were both damaged young, in a way that arrested their development and left them floundering emotionally and psychologically, and it’s only now that either of them is starting to get a foothold…this is the way Damon and Elena have saved one another: slowly and suddenly, with grand gestures and tiny signs that are felt before they are ever understood. This is how they came to be in love." (x)