So here is the one-shot I promised I hope you guys like it.

Not Leaving You

I waited for Damon on the couch in the boarding house. He told me to leave but I didn't listen. I know he needs me right now. Speaking of Damon, here he comes.

"You were supposed to leave." He said.

"I did, but then I came back to make sure that you were ok." I said, handing him a drink.

"I appreciate the gesture. I'm just glad it's over."

"You know I don't believe that."

"Go home, Elena. Get some rest. It's a whole new day tomorrow."

"Damon, I'm your friend."

"I'm well aware of that."

"And a friend usually knows when their friend is hurting."

"What do you want to hear? That I cared about Rose. That I'm upset. Well I didn't and I'm not."

"There you go, pretending to turn it off, pretending not to feel. Damon you're so close, don't give up."

"I feel, Elena ok? And it sucks. What sucks even more is that it should have been me. Jules was coming after me."

"You feel guilty." I looked into his eyes and saw tears welling up.

"That would be human of me wouldn't it Elena? And I'm not human. You're one to talk about giving up. It's all you've done is give up. Go home Elena."

"Damon, I'm not leaving you. Not when you need me." I touched his arm and felt him tense up slightly.

"What makes you think that I need you?" he said stepping back. I could see his walls starting to break.

"You need a friend right now and I'm going to be here for you Damon."

He stepped closer to me. "Ok I'll be honest, I do need you. But not as a friend." He stared at me intensely. I tried to look away but I couldn't.

"Damon.." I started to say but was cut off when his lips crashed into mine. My first thought was to push him away but the strong part of me didn't want to. His arms tightened around my waist, pulling me closer, as his tongue licked my bottom lip asking for entrance and I granted it by parting my lips allowing his tongue to massage my own. I put my hands around his neck, deepening the kiss. After what felt like hours, he pulled away, pressing his forehead on mine.

He let me go, never taking his eyes off mine. "I cared about Rose, she was a good person, but most of all, she was a distraction."

"From what?" I asked, still reeling from his kiss.

"Not having you." He stayed silent for a while, looking at the ground. I didn't know what to say, I stared at him and saw longing in his eyes. I immediately thought of the night he confessed his love for me. The night he thought he compelled me.

"Damon look at me." I waited until he met my gaze. "I remember the night you gave me back my necklace."

"How?" he asked, stunned.

"I drank vervain because I didn't think I would ever get my necklace back." I said moving closer to him.

He didn't say anything, he just stared at me. I kissed him softly before pulling back. "I love you Damon."

He pulled me into an embrace and kissed me deeply. I felt like I was on a cloud. He pulled back and looked at me. "I love you too Elena." He kissed me again, using his inhuman speed to move us to the couch. He held me close to him like he was afraid it was all a dream, lightly rubbing my back. I felt happier now that Damon knew how I felt about him. I snuggled into him, not worrying about anything at the moment, except how happy I was.

Well that's it I enjoyed writing this. I may make it into a 2-3 part story if I get enough reviews and if you all want it. Please review it motivates me haha.