take what is left of me
and make it a melody
#it gets even more painful when you think he was so close to giving up on his own life #he literally thought he had no more reason to fight#and then he thought of her #he remembered the first time they ever met and how that night changed him forever #and it gets so much worse if you compare it to 2x22 #because here you can see that he still wasn’t ready to die #there was nothing he could do to save himself back then #but this time he can do something; he can fight back #and then that memory… that only exists in his head #reminded him of how much he’d miss if he simply accepted death #he just wants to be with her no matter how much it hurts him to know his love will never be enough for her (at least in his mind) #so he gets up and fights #maybe not for him but for her #because he made her a promise to never leave her again #because loving her is the only thing that makes him feel alive and that would never change #he would protect her just like he said to katherine #analyzing it from another perspective his death would make no sense after all his arc throughout the show #so many moments wrapped up in a single scene #all his previous choices led him to decide he would not die that night #because if he had chosen differently he wouldn’t have met her #and his life would have been pure darkness and misery #nothing to turn around and look back to
She took my breath away, Elena…
You’re both acting like idiots.