#every decade or so sometimes damon just swoops in and saves stefan’s life #(stefan has a bad habit of attracting vampire stalkers and all) #and stefan is surprised #and damon reminds him frankly that stefan’s death belongs to him alone #and stefan gets squishy feels he writes about in his diaries #then he promptly burns them#becuase he really doesn’t want damon to read them #once lexi asked him gently if maybe he should rethink what gives him squishy feels #and stefan stared blankly at her - what could be better than damon being posessive? #lexi then sighed and patted his head before dragging him out to dance
Bonnie setting Damon on fire will forever be my favorite scene in the show.
#the salvabros are psychotically irrationally erotically codependent on each other #no seriously that isn’t just a play on the winchesters #they define themselves as the other half of the other #stefan is not simply stefan#damon is not simply damon #they’re brothers; one good one bad #they take turns sometimes but usually they let other dictate which is which #their father or lexi or elena #(sometimes i’m so convinced that the reason they keep chasing after the same women is because they are so wrapped up in each other) #(and if they’d just explore that then maybe they would save a lot of women a lot of grief. and death) #(but nooooo. that will never happen. salvatores and self awareness is like oil and water) #what i am trying to say here is how alike and unalike they are is forever blurred with whether their actions are intentional or not #whether they carry out their actions and their lives simply to be the opposite of the other… #(because really they are both really terrible people) #(stefan dissociates from his awfulness and tries and tries and tries to be ‘good’) #(the good that lexi elena caro AND damon want him to be) #(and damon embraces his awfulness because what else can he be? he’s a vampire and hell he conspired in murders while still human) #(so damon continues on the way he is/was. no one ever expected anything but bad from him and he can sure as hell deliver)
#let me preface this by saying YES I SHIP IT #but this is not a romantic moment#this is damon smirking like the asshole he is because he knows DAMN WELL what he’s doing here: #confronting bonnie in broad daylight in front of e v e r y o n e and she can’t run away or scream if she doesn’t want to make a scene #(and little does she know-at this point at least-that he could kill everybody present in 10 seconds flat if it came to that) #she’s just so *itty bitty* here and he’s physically imposing and looming over her and trapping her against a car #being careful to only *ghost* over her cheek lest she feel the death in his fingertips; sense all the blood on his hands#completely violating her personal space and getting all up in her face and savoring her terror #…and only after he’s threatened and terrorized her does he smile and open her car door for her. (tags from x)