Being with Damon makes me happy.
Elena’s voice stops him twice.
If Stefan *truly* loved Elena the way that he has always claimed to, he would have never been willing to have those memories erased, regardless of how much he was hurting. Remember, in season 3, Damon offered to compel Elena so that she wouldn’t remember all the hurtful things Stefan had done, but she refused, insisting that she needed to remember it- all of it. That’s what love is. It’s taking the good with the bad. Sadly, Stefan’s character is far too selfish and emotionally immature to handle that.
Where Damon was able to step back and give his brother the spotlight time and time again, not just with Elena, but even with their own father… where he was able to gracefully bow out of the race at the end of season 3 when Elena chose Stefan, and yet still be there for her throughout her transition [[because at the end of the day, he just wants Elena to be happy regardless of who she chose…]] Stefan can’t do that. This is primarily because Stefan is self-serving. At the root of almost everything he does, there is an underlying self-serving motive. Most recently: he wants the cure because he’s desperate to believe that if Elena is no longer a vampire that she will go back to being the dutiful, doe-eyed girlfriend that she once was; like it will somehow rewind time and she will magically “un-feel” all of the things she feels for Damon. Sorry, not sorry… that’s not how love works; and everyone who has paid attention to the development of DE over the past 4 seasons knows that Elena’s feelings for Damon began long before her becoming a vampire. Stefan knows that, he’s just unwilling to accept the reality of the situation: Elena is in love with his brother. For once in his life, someone chose Damon over him.
One episode after being told that Elena isn’t in love with him even if she still loves him, Stefan says she’s done with her, Stefan says he’s not in love with her anymore
Let me show you something then:
Stefan : “You still love her”
Damon :”I do”
Also one episode after Elena told him that his love was a problem and had rejected him for the 238y495u4596th time
Just let me see Elena
Damon 4x11 “Catch Me If You Can” (via hardcoredelena)
“One of my favorite moments of that whole scene, weirdly, is after he kisses her. It’s very clear that her breath has been kinda taken away and that he’s knocked her socks off a little. — Julie Plec”
I’m fine with her either way.