Stefan: You know, you could’ve told me.
Damon: How do I know when you’re going to go blabbing things to your girlfriend?
Stefan: Do you understand what you put her through?
Damon: See that’s why I didn’t tell you, because you would’ve never been able to do it. Don’t get me wrong Stefan, I don’t mind being the bad guy. I’ll make all the life and death decisions, while you’re busy worrying about collateral damage. I’ll even let her hate me for it, but at the end of the day, I’ll be the one to keep her alive.