This scene turned me into a Stelena shipper.
This is by far my favourite Elena “crying” moment. Not only because Nina acted it out so well but because the moment is so genuine and real. This is Elena; the girl who usually keeps all of her emotions bottled inside and says “I’m fine”, spilling out all of her inner demons to the one she loves. He doesn’t lie and tell her that everything is going to be okay. He stands there with so much pain in his eyes as he watches the love of his life crumble. He listens, he lets her pour it all out before pulling her into his arms just as she crashes against him. Then he just holds her, kisses her hair and tries to soothe her and she immediately calms down. They both know things aren’t going to be easy but he shows that he’s there for her. Stefan will always be there for her. Together they will fight through it all. It’s a real relationship.
One of my favorite Stelena moments. They both acted this superbly and it just further proves how much Delena is a joke. When has Elena ever opened up to Damon about how she was feelings? When have they ever had a real conversation about not their actual relationship (and the problems with it) what was bothering her in her life? Like normal boyfriends and girlfriends do? I guess they don’t have time in between all the sex sessions.
Like he has absolutely no conscious control over them, his hands immediately go to her waist. Immediately. Before she’s even crashed into him, he sees her coming and he reaches for her waist. Stefan’s brain might not remember who Elena is but his body certainly does.