hello, little dhampir.

      Autumn leaves f a l l i n g down like p i e c e s into place,
                              And I can p i c t u r e it after all these d a y s .


People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. Their purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life…[x]

I really appreciate this scene for so many reasons. For months these two have only had each other. They’ve been at each others necks probably everyday. They constantly bicker and argue so they don’t get to this point. Being down and being depressed about where they are. 

You can just tell by Damon’s expression that he’s really feeling homesick (which is kind of ironic because he’s living in his own home still). He looks defeated and like he’s just trying to keep it together and be the strong one for Bonnie by giving her a small smile. If you look at Bonnie you can see she feels the same way and notices Damon’s mood. They’re both defeated by this. Notice that when she says she misses everyone back in the present mystic falls, he nods. It’s the first time they’ve come to agree on something. Finally an understanding between them. A connection between each other that they share.