Untitled on We Heart It
I felt like that last look Damon gave to Elena, he might have known that it was going to be her that he would try so hard for. I know that deep down Damon will never change how he is; but the affection he never hid from her (more exhibited in season 5), his dedication to be a better person for her- even though he will never be the right choice- that doesn’t matter! All his flaws are entwined with his passion and care that he has for her, and I think that’s what Elena saw at the end of season 4. That’s why it should be Damon. Not because Stefan’s the heroic, “epic” love, but the connection Elena and Damon have, that’s something they want to fight for.