6 months ago:
LOVE your article!! I was thinking of getting on here and bringing up the "sire" bond points myself, but you have taken it on beautifully. Another point to mention is that if she was sired to Damon, then wouldn't she have gone and fed on one of the Mystic Grill patrons when Damon suggested it to her when she went to him for help? If she was, then she would've. Instead, he fed her some of his blood in the bathroom becuase she refused to feed off anyone. Elena has had feelings for Damon since their road trip to Georgia and it had only been building since then. She kept fighting it and refusing to admit it.
I also found it beyond irritating watching Caroline and Stefan talking during the Delena love scene. The way I see it, isn't Caroline a bit of a hypocrite too? Yeah, she agreed to a date with Klaus, but I think she's drawn to him too and Klaus has done way more bad/worse things than Damon has ever done. The fact that she had to turn her back on Elena for having feelings for Damon shows that she's not a true friend. She's only a friend if Elena acts like the predictable little, mindless automaton and dates Stefan so she can be the "Queen" bee. I mean, christ, doesn't Caroline remember what she was like before her parents died? I think she does because she made a mention to it once about her being "fun" Elena again. I get why Caroline isn't happy with Damon for how he treated her, but she doesn't see what Elena sees in him. Damon never loved Caroline, but he genuinely loves and Elena and I feel that she loves him too, so I don't think any supposed "sire" bond either real or imagined will have any effect on how she truly feels about Damon.