|Pairing:||Elijah Mikaelson/Damon Salvatore|
|Alternative name(s):||Dalijah, Eamon|
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The pairing of Damon/Elijah is a rarepair in The Vampire Diaries fandom. Their canon relationship is rather antagonistic, though they've been portrayed on occassion to work together towards a common goal (usually death/destruction/neutralizing Elijah's brother, Klaus Mikaelson. During season 2, after Elijah made a deal with Elena, he saved Damon on a number of occassions.
In season 3, episode 13, Damon refers to Elijah as his "favorite original" in the following exchange:
Damon: Elijah, my favorite original, back from the dead. Clean up nice.
Elijah: You left something in my jacket pocket.Elijah: I`m here so let's talk
Damon: Oh yeah. ‘Dear Elijah. Let’s get together, plot the destruction of your brother. XO, XO.
Damon: We are not gonna have a problem are we?
Due to their limited screen time together (and canonical one night stand between Damon and Rebekah in season 3), Damon and Elijah aren't a common pairing. Fans rarely ship them as their OTP. When portrayed in fanworks, they are often working together towards a common goal. In their interactions Elijah is usually portrayed as the more dominant one and their dynamic is rarely that of equals.
Damon/Elijah is also sometimes used as a side pairing in Klaus/Stefan fics.
- Love is a dance by FarInTheValley, Esther wants to kill all her children, Damon feels he needs to inform someone.
- I've lost myself again by nemo_r, Damon doesn't want to be the strongest person in the room. Damon wants the strongest person in the room.
- History Repeating by Ark, “Damon,” says Elijah calmly, in a low, library voice. “I'm afraid we have a problem.”