“You know, I came to this town wanting to destroy it. Tonight, I found myself wanting to protect it. How does that happen? I’m not a hero, Elena. I don’t do good. It’s not in me. It’s reserved for my brother, and you, and Bonnie who, even though she has every reason to hate me, still helped Stefan save me.
Because she did it for you. Which means that somewhere along the way, you decided that I was worth saving. And I wanted to thank you for that.”