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Elena Gilbert

" I keep telling myself it’s just that I’m all messed up from the time difference between France and here. But that doesn’t explain why I feel so scared. So lost. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 01, p.1
" And the most horrible I’ve ever felt in my life came over me. I’ve never felt so utterly and completely lost. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 01, p.2
" But right now everything looks strange to me, as if I don’t belong here. It’s me that’s out of place. And the worst thing is that I feel there’s somewhere I do belong, but I just can’t find it. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 01, p.2
" That was it; something was watching her. The sky overhead was not blue but milky and opaque, like a giant bowl turned upside down. The air was stifling, and Elena felt sure that there were eyes on her. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 01, p.4
" What’s the use of being queen of the school if you can’t pull a little rank sometimes? "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 02, p.16
" She’d have him, even if it killed her. If it killed both of them, she’d have him. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 02, p.22
" She was interested in the guy because he made her feel nervous? Not a very good reason, Elena, she told herself. In fact, a very bad reason. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 04, p.37
" Somewhere in the middle of it, Elena realised that she was going to be all right. She was herself again, not lost, not a stranger, but Elena Gilbert, the queen of Robert E. Lee. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 04, p.41
" Will you stop talking about being buried? "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 04, p.44
" Sure. It can`t follow us. But let`s go home anyway, all right? Unless you feel like spending the night out here. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 04, p.47
" If I am going to eat Continental, I prefer French to Italian every time. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 05, p.57
" Is that the royal we? "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 06, p.67
" Damn Stefan Salvatore. So cold and controlled even while saving her life. Damn him for his politeness, and for his gallantry, and for the walls around him that seemed thicker and higher than ever. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 08, p.88
" Careful, don`t touch me, or you might get a disease. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 08, p.90
" I know it`s not... not good manners to say it, but I don`t care. I know I should be grateful to you for saving me tonight, but I don`t care about that, either. I didn`t ask you to save me. I don`t know why you were even in the graveyard in the first plac "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 08, p.90
" Is that what it takes to get a word out of you? Does someone have to be nearly murdered? "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 08, p.91
" And then she saw it, the anguish shattering his gaze, as if he simply couldn`t fight any longer. The defeat as the walls finally crumbled and she saw what was underneath. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 08, p.93
" Elena felt Stefan`s lips meet hers. And... it was as simple as that. All questions answered, all fears put to rest, all doubts removed. What she felt was not merely passion, but a bruising tenderness and a love so strong it made her shake inside. It would "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 08, p.95
" It was odd, perhaps, but she didn`t want to share Stefan with her friends just yet. He was so new to her that he felt almost like a secret. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 09, p.112
" It doesn`t matter if you can`t say it right now. I`ll say it for both of us. And someday you`ll learn. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 09, p.115
" Uh-oh. Mr Tanner just walked by and I slammed my note pad over this diary just in time. Bonnie is sniggering behind her history book, I can see her shoulders shaking. And Stefan,who`s in front of me, looks as tense as if he`s going to leap out of his chai "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 10, p.118
" I want - oh, this is going to sound completely stupid, but I want to be worthy of Stefan. I know he wouldn`t let the guys on the team down just to suit his own convenience. I want him to be proud of me. I want him to love me as much as I love him. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 10, p.119
" But before she could grasp it, he did something extraordinary. He caught her reaching hand, not roughly but gently, and held it in his cool slender fingers. Then he turned her hand over, bent his dark head, and kissed her palm. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 11, p.137
" Elena waited until that confusion reached his eyes, shattering his gaze, becoming almost a look of pleading. She knew that her own face was fearless, soft yet intense, her lips slightly parted. They were both breathing quickly now, together, in rhythm. El "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 14, p.185
" She felt the change, the transformation in his mouth as he yielded, responding helplessly to her, meeting her soft kisses with equal softness. She felt the shudder go through Stefan`s body as the hard grip on her shoulders softened, too, becoming an embra "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 14, p.186
" All she knew was that she needed to see him, to hear his voice, to feel his arms around her. Being away from him was like being separated from her own flesh. "
Elena Gilbert, The Awakening, Chapter 16, p.196
" Elena fell silent. For the first time, she realised that the wind had died away. The day had gone deadly quiet around them, as if they stood motionless at the centre of some great circle of power. It seemed as if everything, the leaden sky, the oaks and p "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 01, p.205
" I`ve already found what I want. And who I want to be with for ever. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 01, p.207
" I am sure. And you can`t intimidate me, Damon, or haven`t you noticed? The moment Stefan told me what you were, what you`d done, you lost any power you might have had over me. I hate you. You disgust me. And there`s nothing you can do to me, not any more "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 01, p.207
" Elena shut her eyes and leaned her head against her drawn-up knees. She felt much warmer now. Her mind drifted and she saw Stefan, saw him smile at her. His arms around her were srong and secure, and she relaxed against him, glad to let go of fear and ten "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 02, p.210
" Well, hello, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 02, p.215
" You`re right; it`s not a game. And I believe you about how dangerous it can be. But it`s not a game for Stefan, either. Bonnie, I think he`s out there, somewhere, terribly hurt. And there`s nobody to help him; nobody`s even looking for him, except his en "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 02, p.217
" If you won`t cooperate I`ll cut someting else, like my wrist. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 04, p.240
" Her shoes and jeans were caked with red mud, which was also liberally smeared over the rest of her. Her jacket was torn and leaking its down stuffing. She had no doubt that her face was smudged and dirty, and she knew her hair was tangled and straggly. El "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 04, p.241
" This morning I woke up and felt so strange. I don`t know how to describe it. On the one hand, I was so weak that when I tried to stand up my muscles wouldn`t support me. But on the other hand I felt... pleasant. So comfortable, so relaxed. As if I were fl "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 05, p.246
" Don`t pretend you`re not up to something, because I know you are. People have been avoiding me all day as if I had the plague, and you look like you`ve just won the lottery. What have you done? "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 05, p.254
" Well, if you can read my mind, you don`t need to ask me questions, do you? "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 05, p.255
" OK. Should I be stocking up on garlic? "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 07, p.273
" It was lovely, like flying, and her body knew every move to make. They danced around and around that empty room, in perfect timing, together. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 08, p.292
" Stefan isn`t guilty. It`s his brother Damon who hates him and who knows how much Stefan hates even the thought of hurting and killing. And who followed Stefan around and attacked people to make Stefan think maybe Stefan had done it, to drive him mad. And "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 09, p.307
" It`s Tyler. He`s the one with the big plans. So much for men not being interested in diaries. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 10, p.309
" She`d known all along that nothing really terrible could happen to Stefan. Life couldn`t be that cruel, not to Elena Gilbert. They were all safe now. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 10, p.316
" I don`t faint. And why should I scream at you? We were playing a game. I was stupid that night and so I lost. You warned me in the graveyard about the consequences. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 11, p.323
" You and I are enemies, Damon. We can never be anything else. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 11, p.323
" You`re sickening. I`d die before I`d give in to you. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 11, p.325
" She could not move or look away. And this time she knew that it was no Power that he was using, but simply the wildfire attraction between them. It was useless to deny it; her body responded to his. She could feel his breath on her lips. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 11, p.326
" Hi, Matt. Yes, Aunt Judith likes to do a preview the Sunday before Thanksgiving, remember? If she practises, there`s less chance she`ll do something terrible. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 12, p.334
" Here, Margaret, let`s show your kitty to Robert`s friend.""[throws the cat at Damon] "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 12, p.337
" I guess you don`t have a way with animals. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 12, p.337
" As Aunt Judith arrived and the meal began, Elena looked up and down the table. A bright haze seemed to lie over everything, and she had a feeling of unreality, but the scene itself looked almost unbelievably wholesome, like something out of a commercial. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 12, p.338
" My room and the living room below are all that`s left of the old house. And, of course, that was a different dwelling place. One you were not invied into, and never will be. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 12, p.344
" Death was in the house, Bonnie had said. And now Elena had gone to meet Death of her own free will. She bowed her head to conceal the helpless tears that came to her eyes. It was over. Damon had won. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 12, p.346
" He has no morals and no conscience, she reminded herself. So it certainly wasn`t mercy that stopped him. He probably just wants to draw the game out, make you suffer more before he kills you. Or maybe he wants you to be like Vickie, with one foot in the s "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 13, p.348
" Aunt Judith will have a fit is she knows I`m engaged before I graduate. But I`ll be eighteen next summer, and then she can`t stop us. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 13, p.356
" As long as you love me, I`ll never change my mind. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 13, p.356
" She had to get out of here or something awful was going to happen right now. She was going o start screaming - or knock Caroline down - or explode. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 14, p.362
" Well, that`s too bad because you`re going to have to tolerate it. I am never going to give Stefan up, not for anyone. Certainly not for you! "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 15, p.372
" He`s not `that boy`, he`s Stefan and he`s all I care about. And I happen to be engaged to him. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 15, p.372
" She couldn`t see it, but she could feel it, like some great shape rearing up to stand over her, blotting out the sky. She felt the evil, the hatred, the animal fury. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 15, p.376
" The stronger your Powers are, the more the rules of the dark bind you. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 15, p.377
" It was dark, and very cold, and someone was hurt. Someone needed help. "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 16, p.387
" His face appeared out of the mists in her mind. She considered it lovingly. All right, then. For him she would get up and walk through this ridiculous sleet until she found the proper clearing. Until she could join him. Then they`d be together. [about Dam "
Elena Gilbert, The Struggle, Chapter 16, p.388
" He`s. . . . Something inside him. Growing inside him. Like. . . .cold fire, dark light. . .But hidden. Fire that burns from inside out. "
" I`m human again, Stefan. I`m human again. No more, no less. I guess it just took me a few days to get fully back on track."" "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 14, p.179
" No Stefan, this is me. I know you. Even if I can`t read your mind I can read your face. All the old fears - they`re back, aren`t they? "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 14, p.180
" Don’t you see? This is my Awakening, Bonnie predicted that it would be sharp and sudden and I would need both of you. And Matt. "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 17, p.227
" When Stefan and I were first together-before I became a vampire- I always knew, that it would come a time when he would try to leave me for my own good. I knew, but I thought I would be there to talk him out of it! He’s so noble-so self-sacrificing! And "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 17, p.228
" You’re right-I don’t care! I don’t care about anything as long as I can be with him. When I was still a spirit, I knew that nothing could Change me. Now I’m human and as susceptible as any other human to the Change but it doesn’t matter. "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 17, p.228
" A long time ago I swore I’d have him even If it killed us both. If he thinks he can just walk away from me, for my own good or for any other reason…he’s wrong. I’ll go to Damon first, since Stefan seems to want it so much. And then I’m going after him. S "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 17, p.229
" Do you know, you never told me your story from that first night. Or at least, not when I could understand words, spoken words. "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 19, p.267
" So all we really know is that we don’t know anything. "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 19, p.268
" Well, I’m not just letting him leave me, for my own good, or for any other reason. I’m going to follow him-but first I need to know where he might have gone. "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 21, p.297
" Damon, if Stefan appointed you as my bodyguard, then he hardly ‘treacherously abandoned’ me, did he? You can’t have it both- "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 21, p.304
" If you had seen Stefan off and you promised him to take care of me none of this would have happened. Oh, you might be messing with Matt, but not in front of me. You’re not-Damon’s not stupid. He knows what a bodyguard is. He knows that watching Matt in p "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 25, p.345
" Oh no! Please Damon! Please! Please not now! Besides, you asked me if I’d like a drink, and then suddenly it’s not a drink. I wouldn’t mind being a drink if you’d like but first I’m so thirsty – as thirsty as you are, maybe? "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 31, p.452
" I know they’re controlling you. But they can’t control all of you. You’re stronger than they are. You’re the strongest… "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 34, p.492
" I release you from every promise you made while in the possession of that malach. "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 34, p.503
" Believe. Believe. Bonnie, believe in me. I’ll save you. I remember how to fly. "
Elena Gilbert, The Return: Nightfall, Chapter 37, p.544