“I know who you are. Number 13. And I know what they did to you. I’ve seen the tapes. I watched them over and over.. it’s a miracle you survived. A fucking miracle. And you, whoever you are, you know that too. [Lumen moves and Deb shoots] I said don’t fucking move! Maybe it’s true some people deserve to die. But I’m a cop, and I don’t make that fucking decision! So I’m gonna call this in. In an hour this place will be swarming with police. If I were you I’d be gone by then.”
What i’m about to say is probably the most selfish thing I’ve ever said in my life. I’m only going to say it once - you just need to hear it. I love you, Elena, and it’s because I love you that I can’t be selfish with you. Why you can’t know this … I don’t deserve you, but my brother does. God, I wish you didn’t have to forget this, but you do. - Damon Salvatore to Elena Gilbert.