do you understand #do you even understand the power of this quote #the power of this moment #he is dying #he is one step away from complete oblivion and he knows it #he can barely keep his eyes open or move his lips #but he still says it #he still makes sure she knows how important she is #how unique and special she is to him #he’s lived for over 150 years #he’s met so many people throughout his existence #but here’s the only person who’s truly made a change in him: elena #here’s damon saying that no matter how much pain has filled his heart for the last century and a half #he would go through it all over again if it still led him to meeting her #this man on his deathbed regrets so many things and feels so much#this man that is embracing death because he’s just so tired and so scarred #you can feel it in him; the acceptance #that quiet whisper saying ‘at last… the pain will cease’ #but right here in this tiny little moment he doesn’t mind it; it doesn’t hurt anymore #he’s not afraid of showing his wounds and admitting his flaws and confessing his sins #because it was all worth it and he would go through all this hell over and over again #he would make all the wrong decisions and suffer all the consequences #for her #and if given the choice he’d rather relive all those decades of misery and grief #than dying back in 1864 and never meeting her #how much more otp can this get
#I have to say that this scene get’s me every time. #There is nothing more heart wrenching than seeing the defeat and guilt in his eyes. #And when he crashes to the ground it’s not because he is tired #it’s because he thinks he’ll never have her forgiveness after the act he just committed #so he gives up and falls to the ground
1x18- Under Control
2x01- The Return
2x20- The Last Day
2x22- As I Lay Dying
Damon: 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.