Hi all! Since we’ve talked on the subject of DE in recent days, I wanted to share this meta that I read yesterday. I’ve asked the author for permission to share it here. Now you all know how I feel about Damon, Elena, and what this ship would do to Elena’s character, writing-wise, so if I’m sharing this you know it was good. The great thing about it is that the author looks at Elena in a way I feel the show isn’t willing to. She doesn’t sugar-coat the ship or the characters that make it up. It’s not positioned as a relationship that is going to “save” either one of them.