at first i was like
but now im just like
because did they just steal a story line from
But Alaric told Damon he’s his BEST FRIEND. Not just a friend but best friend. Damon’s never had any real friends and if he did, they died. But Alaric never left him. He’s been watching over him the whole time. And probably cheering very loudly when Elena told Damon she loved him. And now he came back only because his BEST FRIEND needed him.
All those times Damon saved him a seat. All those times he was there. We just couldn’t see him.