God, the way Damon looks at Katherine after she says “because I’m the one who taught you how to love.”
He can’t deny it, all he can do is nod. Because it’s true. Everything he is,
monster, killer, lover, human,
is because of Katherine. Without her, he wouldn’t be the Damon Salvatore Elena fell in love with
Without Katherine, he wouldn’t be Damon Salvatore at all.