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28 December 2010 @ 10:33 am
30 Day Love Meme, Day 08  
Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?

Damon and Elena (Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev), The Vampire Diaries

I really did have to think on this because a lot of my pairings have a LOT of baggage (I do watch soaps, after all, LOL!), but when it came down to it, yup, these two. It's not just outward baggage, it's not just crap that's happened since they've known each other, it's pre-known-each-other crap. Plus, there's also emotional, conflicted baggage.

There's a buttload of baggage, shall I list it all?

- He's a vampire; she's human.
- He's a vampire who likes being a vampire; likes killing people; likes drinking human blood.
- He slept with her mother (albeit before he knew Elena).
- That she didn't know was her mother because she didn't know that she was adopted.
- He killed and turned her mother into a vampire.
- His brother is her boyfriend.
- Who is also a vampire.
- But he's a "good" vampire.
- Katherine, the last girl he was in love with, was a vampire.
- She was a nasty, selfish bitch who was pretty much a nasty, selfish bitch even before she became a vampire. Now she's a nasty, selfish, evil bitch. Who is a vampire.
- Oh, did I mention that Katherine was sleeping with his brother while she was with Damon?
- His brother, who happens to be the only person that Katherine feels anything even remotely approximating love for, meaning that Damon was in love with a chick for 145 years that didn't feel squat for him leading to some SERIOUS self-esteem issues.
- Also, she looks just like Elena.
- He compelled/sexed-up/treated like utter dirt/used as a blood bag one of Elena's best friends.
- He almost killed another best friend. (She was saved only by vampire blood from his brother.)
- He pretty much cold-bloodedly killed a possible new friend (who happened to be his brother's best friend).
- Elena is the first person Damon decided to trust in over a century (literally). She lied to his face, went behind his back and betrayed him at his brother's behest.
- In response, he forced her to drink his blood, and threatened to turn her into a vampire, ie., he threatened to kill her.
- He kissed Katherine (the vampire bitch who looks just like Elena) thinking it was Elena, thus letting Elena know he'd totally betray his brother to get some face-time with his girl.
- She told him flat-out several times that she couldn't even understand why he would think for even a second that she, Elena, would EVER kiss him back. (SERIOUS self-esteem issues have now reached SUPER SERIOUS self-esteem issues levels).
- She flat-out told him she would always love his brother, thus never love him.
- He snapped her brother's neck. (Fortunately, said brother had a ring that brought him back to life.)
- Erm, let me repeat that: HE SNAPPED HER BROTHER'S NECK. Ahem.
- He almost killed one of her best friends who is now a vampire.
- She lied to him, and used his feelings for her to get information she needed, and then once she had it, told him that he'd lost her forever, so there! (Remember the whole snapping her brother's neck thing? Yeah, just cause on her part, I think.)
- Elena does have feelings for Damon, but she's deeply in denial about them.
- Damon is in love with Elena, told her so, but then compelled her to forget that he told her.
- Damon does love his brother, and therefore does want him to have happiness.
- Again, Damon IS in love with Elena, wants her to be happy and therefore has chosen to not fight for her, and get in the way of her happiness with his brother.
- Elena knows that the brothers' antagonistic relationship developed because her look-alike ancestor played games with their heads and hearts, so part of why she is in such deep denial about feeling anything for Damon is because she does not want to be like Katherine in any way. Especially in a way that would involve re-wrecking the brothers' relationship that has finally begun to repair itself.

So yeah, there is a LOT of baggage. I'm not even sure I listed it all.


Day 01 - What is your current favourite ship?
Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
Day 06 - Best kiss?
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?
Beccy: VD ~ Damon/Elena 41epic_love on December 28th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
Yep, that is a lot of baggage, geez! But then that's probably why I love them, hee.
Arabian: Damon & Elena06arabian on December 28th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
I crack myself up rereading this list. It's just ridiculous when looking at all the baggage that so many people ship the hell out of this pairing. But we sure as hell do!
Myramidnightblack07 on December 28th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
yup, that about sums it all up =|
these two would be Jerry Springer's dream guests lol!!
Arabian: Elena02arabian on December 28th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
They are so unbelievably dysfunctional.
Heather-Annlinsell_farm on December 29th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
You are such a good writer - your style and wit are awesome!!

I hadn't quite realized the amount of baggage they have, but we do love them anyways. It will just make it that much more wonderful when they finally get together :o)

Thanks for posting this and putting a smile on my face.
Arabian: Damon & Elena01arabian on December 29th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you.

Yeah, they're really, REALLY messed-up, but yup, when they finally get past all that and get together, it will be all the sweeter! :D
Jude: tvd; damon and elenadanceonstardust on December 30th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
I know, I'm late but O.O

Arabian: Damon & Elena06arabian on December 30th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
I know when you actually look at it all listed, LMAO!
Dulcedecorumest: Cabaretdulcedeusex on January 14th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
Great list of baggage. I think even Buffy and Angel or Buffy and Spike's issues don't top that.
Arabianarabian on January 15th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
I've had couples with way more issues than those two, and D/E just take the cake, LOL!