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The Vampire Diaries Ficlet: Left Me Blind
Damon/Elena BnW
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Title: Left Me Blind (1/1)
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries (tv show, not book)
Characters: Damon Salvatore, Elena Gilbert
Rating: PG
Words: 216
Spoilers: Through 2x08
Disclaimer:
The Vampire Diaries and its characters belong to the CW, not me. This story is purely meant to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.
Summary: Just a tiny morsel of a tag for the rescue scene in 2x08.
A/N: I'm new to TVD and to Damon/Elena, so forgive me if there are gaping holes in this. Con crit is always welcome.

To lurkers and commenters alike, thank you.

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Left Me Blind

A falling star fell from your heart and landed in my eyes.
I screamed aloud, as it tore through them, and now it's left me blind.

~ Florence and the Machine - Cosmic Love

The sadistic glee that floods Damon’s veins upon his staking Elijah, is quickly tempered by the awe that fills him as Elena descends the stairs, the bare light bulbs behind her haloing her dark hair.  She’s no less angelic for the bloodstains on her shirt or the sour scent of her fear and unwashed skin.  An angel tumbled down to earth...

It’s Miss Mystic Falls all over again, and the air he doesn’t need to breathe catches in his throat before plummeting through his chest and lodging into an aching knot in his stomach.  Except this time Stefan is there, waiting with open arms for the embrace that belongs to him. That beatific smile, the one that’s tearing through the vertical axis of his body, it’s for Stefan, not him.

Never for him.

And he can’t blame her for that; not when the fault is his. Despite the vervain, he could force her, take her against her will, until his will became her own. What a hollow victory that would be. She has to come to him of her own volition, and that, that will never happen.

So he will settle for her silent thanks -- and clutch it to his cold, dead heart every time he sees her delicate fingers entwined with his brother’s.
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I'd ask you to stop gutting me with the way you write Damon, but of course I wouldn't mean it.

And he can’t blame her for that; not when the fault is his. Despite the vervain, he could force her, take her against her will, until his will became her own. What a hollow victory that would be. She has to come to him of her own volition, and that, that will never happen.

That's such a beautiful, spot-on illustration of his character - and what makes him so damn appealing. (Also, Florence and the Machine? <3 them.)

Awww... Why are you sweet to me? ♥ I can't tell you how thrilled to have you along for all the TVD fangirling.

I really am happy that how I write Damon works for you; every fanfic writer has a slightly different take on a given character. I know my take won't work for everyone.

Damon definitely has violent impulses, but I genuinely believe he isn't interested in MAKING Elena be with him. I'm sure some would disagree, but that's how I see him at the moment.

Florence = love. ;)

Thank you for once again leaving me a lovely comment; I do appreciate it.

oh damon, you angst so pretty.

its funny cause when i watch the show i totally ship stefen/elena. hard. i actually prefer stefen to damon, but here, in your fics, i almost sway the other way. =)

I like Stefan, too, and I'm not anti-Stefan/Elena. Those two just don't grab me in the same way D/E do. (I could totally get behind Elena/Stefan/Damon, too. *g* )I love nearly all the characters on TVD; that's one reason why the show is so appealing to me right now. Even without a ship, I care about so many of the ppl/stories on the show.

In real life, I would never encourage any woman to be with a man like Damon, but this isn't real life. ;)

i actually prefer stefen to damon, but here, in your fics, i almost sway the other way. =)

That's a HUGE compliment, honey; I thank you for it. And thank you for taking a chance on reading this when you are not generally a Damon/Elena fan. :)

its surprising to me how much i like it, cause it is sort of a shallow show, you know? its not the classiest programming on tv, but something draws me in, and makes me want to watch episode after episode, so they're doing something very right.


=) you're very welcome! and thanks for the plethora of fic recently, its made a lovely distraction from real life work.

I'm floored. honestly, some fanfiction writers seem to understand so well as though its their own. Every time I come across this connection I feel humbled by the experience.

"So he will settle for her silent thanks" I think those words right here resemble Damon's life in every way that matters. He was always made to settle for less. I wonder if that will ever change.

Oh, I'm touched by your comments. I am humbled that you think I understand this character at all. ♥ Thank you.

I think those words right here resemble Damon's life in every way that matters. He was always made to settle for less. I wonder if that will ever change.

I agree, and I don't know if it will change. But I certainly hope it does. It would be good for him to be put first by someone, even once. To be the "chosen" one.

Poor boy! I'm fearful now for him more than ever. Nina said in an interview that there is more pain coming on the way for Damon more than Stefan. All i could think of at that moment was "how can anyone bear more pain?"

Oh, that doesn't sound good. :( Do you happen to remember where you read/saw that interview? No big deal if you don't.

I adored this!! The way you write Damon is just so... Damon <-- lol sorry, I know that was anti-climactic, but I really didn't know how else to put it lol :$ great stuff!!

p.s. I hope you don't mind me friending you?? I have so few TVD loving friends in real life (hard to believe isn't it) I use LJ to make up for it as best I can lol :(

Nope, your comment wasn't anti-climactic at all. :) It's a relief to know someone besides me thinks how I write Damon is OK.

I don't mind your friending me, and I'll add you back. I have zero offline-friends who watch TVD, and few LJ friends who do, either. I'd be thrilled to have more folks on here to squee with, etc. :)

Thanks for commenting!

UGH!!!! A little teary eye and some serious heart spasms happened at "So he will settle for her silent thanks -- and clutch it to his cold, dead heart every time he sees her delicate fingers entwined with his brother’s."</s> Killed me.

Thanks for letting me know how you felt about this! I am having so much fun watching this show and writing little bits about it. :) And Damon/Elena, well, I've fallen head-over-heels for those two crazy kids.

I can't pinpoint the exact moment I went from loving Damon to loving Damon/Elena. It was definitely very early on, and Damon was still on some of his worst behavior, but I can't help it. I ship them. Hard. LOL

Ignore my html mistake. LOL

Such a beautiful snapshot of the deep abiding ache in him.

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