Banner By: Ziva21
Title: Knowing You
Fandom: Vampire Diaries
Word Count: 525
Prompt: “All I need” by Within Temptation
Can you still see the heart of me?
All my agony fades away
When you hold me in your embrace
Don't tear me down
For all I need
Make my heart a better place
Give me something I can believe
It was times like these that Elena questioned how well she really knew Damon. Their eyes met, his large hand caressing her back lightly as they swept gracefully across the dance floor, her breath catching in her throat at the intensity of his gaze.
Could this man in front of her right now truly be the killer that he appeared to be, or was there more hidden beneath the surface; maybe the heart of a man that had frozen solid over the years from heartache and was only now beginning to thaw.
She could see the question in his eyes as he gazed at her, but she ignored it letting a small barely there smile grace her features. It was just the two of them on the dance floor, gliding through the steps, and when she finally relinquished control to him, put her trust in Damon, let him guide her movements fully…she was entranced by his beauty.
Deep brown eyes met clear blue and when he saw her expression, he pulled her closer into the embrace of his arms; the tension in her body from earlier when everything had gone wrong faded away and became a distance memory. And in that moment Elena could see what Katherine must have seen in him all those years ago.
Damon couldn’t figure out the look that she was giving him, but he returned her small smile and continued moving them around the floor. It was times like these that Damon questioned who he really was. When he looked at Elena something inside him stirred…made him want to be a better man.
It made him reminiscent of the man he used to be before his brother forced him to become what he was…before the woman he had loved tore his heart apart leaving behind the angry shell of a man he had become.
But Elena…she brought out the humanity in him made him want to be good. He could feel the heat seeping into his suit from where her small hands gripped his body and he wondered what kind of person he would be if she were his.
It was a thought he knew was wrong, a thought that would only bring trouble his way…he’d been rejected for his brother before and the thought of Elena pushing him away tearing him down for the mistakes he had made, made his heart ache.
But as he spun her around the floor catching her back in his arms, their eyes met one again, warm brown searching the depths of crystal blue and he knew then and there that she could do it. Elena could could make his heart a better place…she could give him something to believe in again.
And so he’d wait for however long it took her to see what was right in front of her because she was worth the wait and Damon…well he wasn’t getting any older.