Elena Gilbert: Hi Stefan! Damon says I can’t take care of myself!
Stefan Salvatore: Hi Elena! Damon’s completely wrong! Like remember that time I kidnapped you and force-fed you my blood and then threatened to murder you in the same way your parents died, in the same place your parents died? You totally got yourself out of that situation by screaming ineffectually until Klaus gave in to my demands!
Elena Gilbert: Exactly! And it’s that kind of trust and respect that makes us awesome together!