Elena Gilbert: You think that you brought all of this bad stuff into my life... but my life already had it. I was buried in it.
Stefan Salvatore: This is different.
Elena Gilbert: It doesn't make it any less painful.
Stefan Salvatore: I know that it's hard to understand... but I'm doing this for you.
Elena Gilbert: No. You don't get to make that decision for me. If you walk away, it's for you. Because I know what I want. Stefan, I love you.
Damon Salvatore: Stefan smiles. Alert the media.
Elena Gilbert: You haven't given him a lot of reasons to be happy lately.
Damon Salvatore: No, you're right. Poor Stefan. Persecuted throughout eternity by his depraved brother. Does it get tiring, being so righteous?
Elena Gilbert: It flares up in the presence of psychopaths.
Damon Salvatore: Ouch. Well, consider this psychopath's feelings hurt.
Elena Gilbert: Part of me wishes that I could forget too. Forget meeting you... finding out what you are, and everything that's happened since.
Stefan Salvatore: If that's what you want.
Elena Gilbert: Yes. It is. Because I don't want it to be like this. I don't wanna feel like this. But I can't. With everything that's happened... I can't lose the way I feel about you.
Damon Salvatore: Good morning to you, Little Miss I'm-on-a-Mission.
Elena Gilbert: How can you be so arrogant and glib after everything that you've done?
Damon Salvatore: And how can you be so brave and stupid to call a vampire arrogant and glib?
Elena Gilbert: If you wanted me dead, I'd be dead.
Damon Salvatore: Yes, you would.
Elena Gilbert: But I'm not.
Damon Salvatore: Yet.
Stefan Salvatore: I wanna show you something.
Elena Gilbert: In the middle of nowhere?
Stefan Salvatore: This didn't used to be nowhere. Used to be my home.
Elena Gilbert: It looks so...
Stefan Salvatore: Old? It's because they are.
Elena Gilbert: Wait. How long have you?
Stefan Salvatore: I've been 17 years old... since 1864.
Elena Gilbert: Oh, my God.
Elena Gilbert: You Google "vampire," you get a world of fiction. What's reality?
Stefan Salvatore: I can tell you whatever you want.
Elena Gilbert: I know you eat garlic.
Stefan Salvatore: Yes.
Elena Gilbert: And, somehow, sunlight's not an issue?
Stefan Salvatore: We have rings that protect us.
Elena Gilbert: Crucifixes?
Stefan Salvatore: Decorative.
Elena Gilbert: Holy water?
Stefan Salvatore: Drinkable.
Elena Gilbert: Mirrors?
Stefan Salvatore: Myth.
Elena Gilbert: You said you don't kill to survive.
Stefan Salvatore: Animal blood keeps me alive. I'm not as strong as Damon.
Stefan Salvatore: Elena. I would never hurt you. You're safe with me.
Elena Gilbert: All those animal attacks, those people who died?
Stefan Salvatore: No. That was Damon.
Elena Gilbert: Damon?
Stefan Salvatore: Yes. I don't drink human blood. That's not how I choose to survive, but Damon does. I'll explain everything to you, but I beg you, Elena... do not tell anybody.
Elena Gilbert: How can you ask me that?
Stefan Salvatore: Because you knowing this is dangerous for so many reasons. You can hate me, but I need you to trust me.