Stating that the only reason he didn't give in to the madness of the Phoenix Stone was because of his love for Lily.
In Smells Like Teen SpiritElena has started training with Alaric so she can protect herself against Stefan should he try and attack her again.
He misses celebrating Christmas with Stefan, which used to be their favorite holiday when they were human.
Later at the Salvatore house, Damon finds Elena reading through her dad's journal.
Description: Elena begs him not to run away because she has done horrible things too and that she won't judge him after finding out that he was tortured for 5 years. Kai stumbles into the hospital injured.