Sometimes I like to imagine Elena before all this supernatural drama entered her life. Obviously she was very family orientated, very loving, so nothing has changed there, but sometimes when she says stuff like “I used to be more fun” I picture the nights where she got to be an actual teenager, like sneaking out of her house to go to parties she was forbidden to go to. I picture her drinking so much she throws up, or drinking so much she goes from being a happy drunk to an emotional drunk in a short space of time, crying about how she has the perfect life. I even picture her having a house party and ending up in this state, Jeremy coming home and rolling his eyes before making sure his sister gets to bed, and when she says drunkenly that he’s the best brother in the world, he cockily replies ‘I know’ and makes sure she has a glass of water by her bed to wake up to.
I have all these pre-series Elena feels and I don’t know what to do with them!