Title: (Sorta Step-) Daddy's Girl
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries (TV-verse)
Characters: Alaric Saltzman, with mentions of Damon and Elena
Pairing: References to Damon/Elena
Summary: Damon is not the kind of guy men want for their daughters.
Spoilers: 3x01, just to be safe
Word Count: 212
Disclaimer: These characters are the property of L. J. Smith, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.
Author's Note: I actually wrote this way back after Season 2 ended but never posted it for some reason. Figured I might as well post it now.
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To tell the truth, Ric never had a problem with the idea of Elena dating Damon. Sure, he never said it out loud, but he thought more than once that they would be good for each other—she smoothed out his rough edges, he brought her to life—if she and Stefan ever broke up.
All those thoughts, though? They were made from the perspective of an objective, third party friend.
And now? Now he's practically the girl's father—he lives in their house, makes sure she and Jeremy eat balanced diets, and bullies them into doing homework—and all the new Daddy reactions are flashing lights in his brain and screaming at him that DAMON IS NOT THE KIND OF GUY MEN WANT FOR THEIR DAUGHTERS!
For God's sake, the man is an alcoholic, and makes no secret of his love for sex and women. All that would be bad enough, but no, he has to be a vampire too. A vampire with a well-documented tendency to fly off the handle and kill people. Like, say, Ric himself.
So he's trying to do the right thing by keeping an eye on the two of them and offer vaguely paternal advice.
It just figures that Damon's stubbornness is matched only by Elena's.