HOW DIFFERENTLY BONNIE AND ELENA SEE DAMON
These two scenes show us how differently Bonnie and Elena see Damon and how differently they impact him.
BONNIE INSPIRES DAMON
When Damon had to turn Abby to save Elena and Bonnie, Bonnie wasn’t angry with him, she was disappointed in him. The reason she was disappointed was because she expected him to save THE THREE OF THEM.
Bonnie knows that Damon is in love with Elena and yet she didn’t expect him to save only the one he loves, she expected him to SAVE EVERYONE.
After all the bad things Damon did, why did Bonnie believe that Damon could have saved them all?
Because BONNIE BELIEVES IN DAMON. Bonnie believes and sees THE BEST IN DAMON. Bonnie believes and sees that deep down inside Damon there is a TRUE HERO.
Bonnie has never and will NEVER accept Damon to CHOOSE ONE PERSON OVER THE OTHER.
Bonnie will NEVER accept Damon to CHOOSE TO SAVE HER OVER SOMEONE ELSE.
Bonnie will ALWAYS expect him to find the best way to SAVE EVERYBODY.
Bonnie will ALWAYS believe and see in Damon a TRUE HERO.
Bonnie will ALWAYS BRING OUT DAMON’S TRUEST SELF.
BONNIE WILL ALWAYS BRING OUT THE TRUE HERO IN DAMON.
ELENA HOLDS DAMON BACK
When Elena was trapped in Tessa’s house and threatened to death in exchange of Silas’ death, she believed Damon would choose her and ONLY HER in a heartbeat. She believed Damon would kill Silas to save her and ONLY HER. She believed Damon would give up Bonnie’s resurrection to SAVE HER without thinking twice.
Elena has and will ALWAYS expect Damon to choose HER and ONLY HER TO SAVE.
Elena will ALWAYS expect Damon to sacrifice anyone to save her ass.
Elena will NEVER expect Damon to SAVE ANYONE ELSE.
Elena will NEVER challenge Damon to SAVE ANYONE BUT HER.
Elena will NEVER see in Damon a TRUE HERO.
Elena will NEVER EVER bring out DAMON’S TRUEST SELF.
ELENA WILL NEVER BRING OUT THE TRUE HERO IN DAMON.
After Damon turned Abby, he reminded Elena that he saved her life. That’s because Damon has always saved Elena’s life in order to have Elena’s love in return. With Elena, Damon is not a true hero.
But with Bonnie, Damon didn’t rub in her face that he saved her and that she should be happy about it. Every time he has saved Bonnie or protected her, he’s never mentioned it and never expected a “thank you.” This is what a true hero does: saving people without expecting anything in return. With Bonnie, Damon is a true hero.
DAMON’S TRUEST SELF IS TO BE A TRUE HERO."