We're going to miss this crinkly, cute nose Elena face, too. As well as about a million more faces.
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We're going to miss this funny little face Elena Gilbert makes when she hears something silly and slightly unbelievable. It's the face we made when we learned Nina Dobrev was leaving The Vampire Diaries.
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Human high-schooler Elena didn't need food for breakfast. A quickie with her hot vampire boyfriend was enough to keep her going all day long.
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Before she loved Damon, Elena loved Stefan. Two epic loves in one short, 18 year existence? That's pretty fantastic.
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Sire bond be damned! Elena Gilbert loves Damon Salvatore. We mostly just love the way she rips his shirt off here.
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In addition to having the best ballgowns around, Mystic Falls also had one of the best period costume shops. Elena and Co. loved to dress up for Caro's crazy dances.
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Aside from her 18th birthday party and that time she took a shot and then almost DIED, Elena was a pretty good party girl.
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Many fans loved Nina Dobrev as Katherine Pierce more than they loved Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert. Take a look at these doppelgangers and decide for yourself.
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Remember when Elena first began to discover that the supernatural existed? We have Bon-bon and her floating feathers to thank for that.
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Elena is totally good at being a shoulder to cry on when her friends need it.
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How could we forget Elena's existential crisis? She learned this "lay in the middle of the road and play dead so I can eat whoever stops to help" trick from Damon.
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We haven't seen it much this season, but Elena's vamp face is pretty epic.
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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.

Damon