Anna’s Prompt: What if their first meeting wasn’t the only time Damon compelled Elena to forget? Damon stumbles upon Elena in the cemetery crying two months after her parents’ death. He doesn’t know why or how but he finds himself comforting her.
Note: This is season 1 Damon; his form of comfort is limited, but he does his best :)
He told himself that he wouldn’t watch her after that night, that he’d keep searching for Katherine…but she looked so much like his former lover that he tended to find himself lurking in the shadows more often than he liked. He didn’t care about this girl; Katherine would always be the only woman for him. That is what he told himself anyway.
The one thing he’d noticed about Elena above all was that she was strong, and although she was passionate she never let those around her see her emotional weaknesses. Not even her family; what was left of it anyway.
Today, he was lurking in the shadows of the old cemetery watching her as she sat, yet again, in front of her parents’ graves. He was leaning against one of the many giant trees that surrounded the graves, and offered him sufficient shadows so that he would not be spotted by her if she were to glance up.