"It was the Miss Mystic Falls Pageant. Stefan was supposed to be my escort, but he bailed on me. Damon stepped in. He saved me from being embarrassed in front of everyone. He took my arm and led me out with the rest of the girls and all their dates, and we danced. I remember that was the first time that I felt it, how sexy he was. I’d never let myself notice until then. I mean, obviously, I knew that he was attractive, but I didn’t want to see him that way."
"It was my birthday. Damon and I spent the entire summer looking for Stefan. And I was trying put on a good face because Caroline was throwing this party for me but I was just so sad. I was two seconds from deciding that I wasn’t gonna go, I wasn’t gonna leave the room, until Damon walked in to give my birthday gift. It was the necklace the Stefan had given me. I’d lost it, but Damon knew what that necklace meant to me. What it meant about my feelings for Stefan even though he loved me, he gave me the one thing that represented hope for me and his brother. I knew how much it hurt him. But he did it. It was the most selfless moment he was ever been. And in that moment I loved him. I didn’t want to. It terrified me. But for that moment I loved him."
"I never got to say thank you. For saving Stefan, and bringing back Alaric, and Tyler. Thank you. And I want to thank you for giving me everything I always wanted. A love that consumed me. And passion. Adventure. There’s nothing more I could ever want other than for it to last forever but it can’t."