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ＳＡＬＶＡＴＯＲＥ， ＤＡＭＯＮ （21051） (
2017-07-09 02:09 pm (UTC)
he might have to find out. stefan made that very clear, as if damon hadn't considered the possibility himself — he doesn't think they'll ever become unhappy with each other, they've been through too much together for that, but the world has never been particularly kind to either of them. no matter their intentions, no matter how much they love each other, accidents happen all the time. people get sick, people get in cars drunk, people do terrible things to one another all the time, no supernatural influence required. one day damon may not recover from a cold he catches, one day elena may be hit by a car on her way to the hospital — even if they were back in mystic falls with caroline, vampire blood wouldn't help them anymore.
these things have occurred to damon. he has thought about them often, since he took the cure. it'd be easy to let them paralyze him, to let them make him mean. he gets mean when he's afraid, he knows this about himself. causing pain is easier than feeling it, and if he wanted to now, it'd be easy.
but he didn't take the cure for an easy life, or for a guarantee. he knew this might not end well when he chose it. he meant what he said —
the smallest chance of a mortal life with you is infinitely better than an immortal one without you
. no matter what life put them through, what it put
through — he'll never regret his choice. life might be cruel, he might one day have to find out what it's like to live as a human without elena, but these years with her, the smile on her face as she looks up at him?
he wouldn't trade that for anything.
she wants a tour. he kisses her forehead, ducks his head so he can nudge their noses together in an eskimo kiss, and then lets her go, smiling as he reaches for their bags — only as many as he can humanly carry. there's a couple left over for elena to grab.
Do you want to see the bar or the apartment first?
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