you have the p e t r o v a fire.
"You deserve this pain and more."
Kalijah AU: While suffering the hallucinations brought on by Klaus’ bite, Elijah is tormented by the specter of Katherine and his guilty conscience.
#*forever sighing*#they make up another tragic love story for Elijah to angst over #one where he played a passive bystander role when a woman he loved died because of Klaus #instead of talking about this right here #a fundamental part of Elijah’s history where he actually got his hands dirty and was at fault #not to mention something that went painfully unaddressed in season 4 #i don’t even know what the point of the Celeste backstory was except to use the death of a woc to stall the inevitable Haylijah #because all it did was make Hayley idealize him more than ever #and it gives Elijah (and the writers) an excuse for him to hold back for a few episodes because of manpain #whereas bringing up Katherine might have actually led to genuine self-reflection and character development #and Hayley could finally start to see who Elijah really is #and how cold and unforgiving he becomes when the woman he loves doesn’t live up to his fantasy#blaahh i didn’t even mean to tag spiral it just happens sometimes #don’t mind me (via first-enchacter-vivienne)
"… each of which symbolizes both a separate stage in the female life cycle and a phase of the moon, and often rules one of the realms of earth, underworld, and the heavens.” [x]
Caroline and Katherine in 5x06.
#I wonder if he regrets throwing her out of his class now :DDDDD (via queensmaker)
a person who survives, esp. a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died : the sole survivor of the massacre.
the remainder of a group of people or things
#!!!! #i love how survivor means different things for both elena and katherine#but that it accurately describes both of them #for katherine; survivor is an identity#(‘i’m katherine pierce; i’m a survivor’)#it’s something she owns and becomes after losing everything and being ostracized and left alone#klaus killed her entire family but she’s still alive; running for 500 years#better you die than i#with elena being a survivor is something she eventually begrudgingly accepts happing to her#(‘i’ll survive; somehow i always do’) #but it’s not something she wants#people die around her and she’s the sole one who survives#the diffence is elena has always had an abundance of people who love her and she hasn’t lost everyone like katherine has#there are still people left to live for and protect and cling to and want to die for#she’s lost so much and feels guilty for living when others have died (and where she thinks she should have died)#but because the loss wasn’t total; elena can never embrace the survivor like katherine has#suriving means guilt and pain and clinging even harder to the people left; desperate not to lose anymore#katherine can embrace being alone and choosing herself in a way elena has never let herself#two sides of the same coin #the survivor by identity and survivor by circumstance
No, I think I haven’t talked about this on my blog :).
Damon does have a soft spot for Katherine. He can’t not — not because Katherine is his first love, but because she’s his role model, the person that shaped him the most. She made him, both literally and metaphorically.
But this doesn’t mean he wouldn’t kill her. Damon is goal-oriented and focused, and if he decides to do something, there are very few things he wouldn’t do to get shit done (there’s a lot of “do” in this sentence…). He wouldn’t set himself a goal to kill Katherine. He might even attempt to help Katherine in a tough situation, provided that it suits him, too. But if Damon has a goal, and achieving it requires killing Katherine, he’ll do it no problem — just like Katherine didn’t hesitate to send him to his death when she passed him the dagger through John.
I think it could be interesting to try to explain this through their age, actually. Older vampires on TVD kill much more easily — not just because they’ve done it for much longer, but also because the cultures they come from had a different attitude to life and death. Death was much more visible in the past: public executions, people dying at any age from diseases, in wars, in childbirth. (Btw, this is why it’s bullshit that people in the past spent all their lives with one partner. If you died young, sure. But if you lived to be 50-60, you most likely had 2-3 wives/husbands in a lifetime.) So one could argue that for the people in 15th-19th century, killing someone was less of a shock than it would be for us. Especially for Damon, who was a soldier, and for Katherine, who was an exile, and had to defend herself. Being detached from a community in 1490s was a very dangerous thing, and I’d be very surprised to hear that Kat didn’t stab a few people on her way from Bulgaria to England. Her “better you die than I” attitude wasn’t born when she met the Originals.