I Can't Lose You

A/N: I came up with this after watching the preview for Thursday's episode. I hope you enjoy!

EPOV

I was in the parlor of the Boarding House thinking about what might happen tonight. I knew that there was a strong possibility that I might die, I would die for the ones I loved, but I was still scared inside…

"Elena…" Damon's voice pulled me out of my thoughts. I turned to him and was floored by what I saw. The unshed tears in his eyes made my heart break.

"Are you ok, Damon?"

"No I'm not Elena. I'm not ok at all." He said pouring himself a drink. I couldn't help but cringe as I heard his voice break. "And if you were smart, which I know you are, you'll know why." He downed his drink. I knew what he meant. He, along with everyone I loved, didn't want me to die.

"Damon…" he cut me off.

"Don't…" he held his hand up and took a deep breath. I could tell he was about to break. "Elena, you're not doing this. I can't...I can't lose you." His voice broke as a single tear slid down his cheek.

"It's my life Damon." I said walking up to him. I had done a lot of thinking and I knew that before tonight I had to let him know the truth. "Look Damon…I need you to know something before tonight. You were right…we do have something and I have been lying to myself. I-"

"Don't Elena. I know what you want to say and any other time I would die again to hear it, but if it's as a goodbye…I can't take it."

"We don't know what will happen Damon. Whether I make it through this or not, I need you to know. I love you Damon." I said looking into his eyes.

"I-"I cut him off by crashing my lips on his. I needed him to know that I meant every word. He hesitated at first, but then wrapped his arms around my waist pulling me closer as I deepened the kiss.

He pulled away and looked into my eyes. "I love you too, Elena. I will do all I can to protect you." I could see and feel the emotion in his words. I may not know what will happen tonight, but I finally let Damon know I loved him. And if I didn't make it through the night, I would die happy knowing the man I loved knew how I felt.

Well that's it. I cried writing this, a first for me. Please review! :)