Top 20 Damon and Elena Book Moments: #12 - The Struggle (The Name is Salvatore. As in Savior.)
“The name is Salvatore. As in savior,” he said. There was a brief flash of white teeth in the darkness.
… ”I may just have to make you my Queen of Shadows,” he said, and, speaking almost to himself, he continued: “I’ve had many companions, girls as young as you and women who were the beauties of Europe. But you’re the one I want at my side. Ruling, taking what we want when we want it. Feared and worshipped by all the weaker souls. Would that be so bad?”
“I am one of the weaker souls,” Elena said. “And you and I are enemies, Damon. We can never be anything else.”
“Are you sure?” He looked at her, and she could feel the power of his mind as it touched hers, like the brush of those long fingers.
… “I’m going to have you in the end, you know,” he said softly. It was the voice he’d used at the party, when he’d said, “Easy, easy.” There was no mockery or malice now; he was simply stating a fact. “By hook or by crook, as you people say—that’s a nice phrase —you’ll be mine before the next snow flies.”
Elena tried to conceal the chill she felt, but she knew he saw anyway.
“Good,” he said. “You do have some sense. You’re right to be afraid of me; I’m the most dangerous thing you’re ever likely to encounter in your life.”