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Why do you do these things to me Damon?

Confuse me… Frustrate me like no one else.

My attempts to stay angry at you never last long.

I enter your room.

Before you even give me a chance to apologize…

"Eh, look Klaus had to think she was dead. Your reaction had to be real."

I think about us dancing, me laughing, somehow feeling safe spinning in your arms, even with Klaus there.
You always manage to find a way to cheer me up.

You pulled me close and told me, 'I've got moves you've never seen.'
I had no idea then how right you were, what you'd be willing to do.

"I understand why you did what you did. Klaus was fooled and Bonnie's alive."

You raise your glass maybe in self congratulation.

"Here's to duplicity."

"Let's get one thing straight Damon. Bonnie will not die for me I will not let that happen."

I won't let you die for me either.

"We need to kill Klaus Elena, real Klaus. Who will probably be coming to pay you a visit soon now that he knows that Bonnie's dead."

"She's the only one who can do it."

You almost seem regretful at those words.

"We'll find another way." I respond already having one way in mind. You won't like it.

"I hope so."

You seem sincere enough but doubtful.

Let me say this, "Look, I shouldn't have hit you."

"Apology accepted."

I smile and turn to go. You start to say something more. I turn back to you. Somehow I knew you would have more. You always leave me with something to think about.

"Let me be clear about something, if it comes down to you and the witch again. I will gladly let Bonnie die. I will always choose you."

I should be offended for Bonnie's sake, but I'm not. I don't think she would take it personally, she proved that much tonight.
Shockingly you both agreed about something, choosing me.

Your conviction, your intensity stops me but doesn't surprise me. Of course you don't know I remember…. That night you came to my room the first time we thought
Elijah was dead. Yet another time you sacrificed for me; another time you saved my life, when you put it all… yourself on the line. Of course I believe you.

"Goodnight Damon."

"Goodnight."

You always have a plan Damon, now I have a plan. I will prove I'm not helpless, useless. I will show you that I can be a protector too.

I'm as serious as you are. I head to the dungeons to do what I swore to myself I wouldn't. I can't lose anyone I love. It would be the death of me.

We all have our choices to make, you made yours … I've made mine.

I have to do this to save Bonnie, I have to do this to save you, I have to do this to save myself.