This is an Elena Gilbert character defense in response to all the angry commentary going around about our morally ambiguous protagonist. For the record, this is not meant to offend or discount anyone’s feelings or opinions. Other opinions are not on trial here, and you have the right to them. These are my interpretations alone. (Although I will lovingly quote/paraphrase a lot of other influential meta to my thought-processes.) Something else to make clear: this is not a post defending Elena’s actions and decisions, nor is it one praising them. This is not a post advocating either Salvatore brother or how they want to run her life, quite the contrary.
Let’s get to it:
Jeremy: You act like everything’s ok so no one worries about you. But you need help.
Elena: I said I’m fine, ok?
↳ The loving way in which Alaric looks at Damon (regardless of incarnation).
“I’m not a rolemodel you know. I drink too much, I say the wrong things, I encourage bad behaviour. I’m every parent`s worst nightmare. I’m the chaperone teacher from hell”.