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Nothing's too cool to take me from you.

New York is not just a tan you'll never lose.

Marry The Night by Lady Gaga


Epilogue

Four years later

"Damon! We're gonna be late!" Elena yelled quietly into one of the bedrooms as she rushed towards the bedroom, "Beppe will be here any minute."

Elena and Damon had finally tied the knot six months after the weekend they spent in Mystic Falls. He simply couldn't see putting it off any longer; he loved her too much to be without her, even for a second.


"You know I love you, right?" Damon asked, taking her hand in his as they stood on porch of the Salvatore Boarding House, "You know I would do anything for you?"

Elena laughed, "Of course I do, Damon. Where's all this coming from?"

Three months ago he had found out what was written forever on her skin and ever since then he had wanted to make her his wife. Giuseppe had been on board and Damon had even asked Jeremy for his permission, which he granted easily.

"Elena Marie Gilbert," he started, sinking down on one knee and keeping a hold of her hand, "I never thought that I'd settle down with anyone, but then you came along and changed everything. You've helped me realize the importance of family and you've stuck by me even though I'm a selfish bastard-"

A laugh coming from the other side of the door interrupted him for a minute, but he shook it off with a smile.

"The point is, I love you, baby. And I want to wake up next to you for the rest of my life," he said, reaching into his pocket and pulling out a black velvet box before popping it open, "Elena Gilbert, will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?"

The ring sparkled delicately in the box; it was simple silver band with a single flawless diamond adorning the center. It was the most beautiful thing that she had ever seen.

Tears formed in her eyes as she nodded furiously, "Of course I'll marry you, you idiot!"

He smiled at her term of endearment and slid the ring easily onto her finger before standing and scooping her into his arms. He kissed her like he would never stop and she couldn't believe that it was happening.

The door flung open and a pleased looking Giuseppe stood on the other side, practically yelling, "Finally!"


Elena shook herself from her thoughts with a smile as she pulled the last of her hair up and pinned it. She and Damon didn't get much time to themselves anymore, but they were okay with it. Some things were worth the lack of sleep.

Slipping on her heels, she walked back to the bedroom she passed earlier and a smile came across her face. Damon sat on the edge of the pink bed, guitar in hand as he sang to the small child in the bed.


Elena was so nervous. She and Damon had been trying for a baby, of course, but she still felt nervous to check to little stick currently sitting in the bathroom.

She didn't want to look at it until Damon got home and she knew he'd be walking through the front door at any second. Taking a deep breath, she smoothed her skirt and smiled. She could do this; it was what they've been waiting for after all.

"Hey, babe? You home?" Damon called as the front door opened and closed.

"In the bedroom!" She yelled back, trying to keep the shaking out of her voice.

He trekked down the hall and smiled as his eyes landed on her sitting on their bed. Walking over to her, he kissed her on the forehead, "How was your day, baby?"

She nodded, "It was good. I, uh, have some news."

"What?" His eyes widened slightly, noticing that she was acting strange.

"Go look in the bathroom," she said quietly, her voice barely above a whisper.

Damon gave her a strange look, but followed her request. Walking in to the ensuite, he noticed a little white stick looking up at him from the sink. His heart was beating a mile a minute as he walked over to it and picked it up, a little plus sign staring back at him.

His throat constricted in happiness as he dropped it back onto the counter and stumbled into the bedroom. His smile was blinding as he asked, "Baby?"

"I didn't look at it," she said quickly, "I wanted you to be the first to know…in case…"

She lost her train of thought as he knelt in front of her and wrapped his arms around her waist, "You're pregnant, babe. We're going to be parents. I'm going to be a dad."

The sobs that were threatening her finally broke free. She smiled through the tears and wrapped her arms around his shoulders, "I can't believe it."

"Believe it, baby," he smiled, pulling away from her and kissing her softly, "We going to be parents."


She smiled at the memory. Finding out she was pregnant after almost a year of trying was a dream come true. They had many false alarms, but when it finally happened, they were more than ready.

Damon's voice drifted through her thoughts and her eyes snapped up to her husband and their daughter, making a smile pull at her lips.

"When you close your eyes and go to sleep tonight,

I'll be right outside your door.

Dreams will come and take you away,

Let them bring you back to me."


A little girl with chocolate ringlets and ice blue eyes stared up at her mother with a smile on her face as she asked, "Where's daddy, mama? I miss him!"

Elena laughed and ruffled the girl's hair as she continued reading her book, "Daddy will be home soon, honey. Maybe he'll even play with your dollies with you when he gets here."

Sure enough, not even ten minutes later, Damon strode through the door with a huge smile on his face, "There's my girls!"

"Daddy!" The girl yelled, running as fast as her little legs could carry her and flung herself at Damon.

He caught her easily and spun her around, "How's my little Harlow today? Did you have fun with mommy?"

Harlow nodded eagerly, "Mama and I went to da zoo! I got to ride da elephantses!"

"The elephants?" He corrected with a chuckle.

"Yeah!"

He smiled and walked to the couch, ducking and kissing Elena softly, "Hi, baby. Did you have fun at the zoo, too?"

"Of course," she answered, smiling, "Beppe decided to join us. I don't know what I would do if he hadn't moved here."

He smiled, "Well, my mom didn't give him much of a choice. It was either leave Mystic Falls or go through a nasty divorce."

"Her loss," she shrugged, taking Harlow from his arms and sitting her in her lap, "He's coming over to watch Harlow while we go out to dinner, I hope you don't mind."

"He's always welcome and he's the only one I trust with her," he said easily.

Damon's relationship with his father had gotten remarkably better. They were closer and had developed an even better bond with Stefan moved back to Mystic Falls to be closer to Lily. Lily wasn't at their wedding, nor had she even laid eyes on Harlow and that's the way he intended to keep it.

"Nonno's coming?" Harlow asked excitedly, "Yay, Nonno!"


"Flowers for your hair, rainbows for your eyes to see,

Your dreams are everywhere; they'll carry you away from me.

Away from me someday."

Elena walked in behind him and set her hand on her husband's shoulder. She gazed down at Harlow fast asleep as Damon strummed the last few notes.

"Have I told you how much I love you lately?" He murmured as he set down the guitar and turned towards her with a wide smile on his face.

She bit her lip and shook her head, "Not too lately, but I'm always up for hearing it."

Laughing quietly, he stood and pulled her into his arms, "I love you so much that sometimes I'm certain that my heart is going to explode. You and Harlow are my life; I'd be lost without either of you."

"I love our little family," she whispered, wrapping her arms around his neck and smiling.

"You, me, Harlow, and my dad," he chuckled, "It sounds like a perfect little family indeed."

Elena pulled away and looked up at him, "I love you, Mr. Salvatore."

Damon pressed a soft, passionate kiss to her full lips before he gently said, "And I love you, Mrs. Salvatore."


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