It’s a known fact that The Vampire DiariesIan Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) and Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) are the hottest vamps currently on TV. And yes, sometimes we drool over photos of them on Instagram — who doesn’t? But now we are completely in awe over a photo of the two hunky actors cuddling up. Brace yourselves.

Making everyone’s fanfiction dreams come true, Ian and Paul are definitely working the whole “brotherly love” thing here. Come on, they’re basically cheek-to-cheek! And let’s not even mention the fact that Ian is basically groping Paul’s chest. His hand is gripping his side and we can barely breathe over here.

We know the brothers have been at odds for the last century or so, but maybe they’ll reconcile things and drive off into the sunset. We can dream, right?

There is one thing fishy about this photo. It definitely reminds us of a promo photo of Paul and Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) from a few years back, but who knows, maybe the Salvatore bros are going to end up together. Move over, Elena!

Hit the comments and let us know what you think about this intimate pic of Ian and Paul. That is, if you haven’t passed out from the beauty of this photo.

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!