It’s been a while since we’ve seen Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) in the arms of Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Recently, The Vampire Diaries triangle has been heavily tipped in the Delena direction. But that’s about to change in Thursday’s episode — at least superficially — as Stefan and Elena start experiencing shared visions of their could-be life together. Just Jared Jr. has a sneak peek at what that charmed life will look like. Check it out!

Season 5, Episode 18 (“Resident Evil”) will bring viewers inside of the intensely intimate visions Stelena shares in the wake of Markos return from the Other Side. As you can see in these promo photos, the two are totally in love. In the first, Stefan makes dinner in the Gilbert kitchen as Elena looks lovingly on. The second has them locked in a loving embrace. And the third shows pouring coffee for a tie-wearing Stefan, presumably as the two get ready for the busy day ahead. Basically, Vision Stelena make a great team — and they spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s pretty adorable.

How will this affect Delena? Well, things are already hella awkward between these two post-breakup, as evidenced by this sneak peek for Thursday’s episode. In it, we see Caroline and Elena show up at the Salvatore mansion presumably to talk supernatural shenanigans, only for Elena and Damon to immediately start emoting relationship vibes. Needless to say, Caroline and Enzo quickly make themselves scarce. If this is what Delena looks like before Stelena starts have shared amazing dreams together, we can only imagine how awkward this relationship and episode is going to get...

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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