Back when Diana Ross had a “Love Hangover,” she was adamant: “Ah, if there's a cure for this 
I don't want it.” But who knows how Elena (Nina Dobrev) will feel when she realizes she may have lost her vamp-ginity because of her sire bond to Damon (Ian Somerhalder)?

First of all, the sire bond has clearly divided a lot of fans. Let us say, welcome to The Vampire Diaries. While trying to stay neutral, we’ll only point out that Damon didn’t ask Elena to sleep with him, and their steamy sex may have resulted from the feelings she had for the elder Salvatore before the sire bond kicked in.

On the other hand, Stefan (Paul Wesley) seems to think this sire bond is bad for Elena. In a sneak peek clip for Season 4, Episode 8, “We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street,” he tells Damon, “You said she had to drink warm, human blood, straight from the vein. She almost died trying to make you happy.” If that’s the case, then he might have a point. Yet Elena has exhibited some free will up to this point: She clearly didn’t drain that blond Damon picked out for her at Whitmore College.

We’re not 100% sure this sire thing is the real deal yet, but if it is, is there any way to break it? Tyler (Michael Trevino) and his hybrid friends have to turn hundreds of times before they can resist Klaus’s (Joseph Morgan) allure. As Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) said, the OV freed them from the pain of having to transform into werewolves each month; to break the bond, they have to make the transition until it doesn’t hurt anymore.

Damon’s blood saved Elena’s life. Does that mean he has to try and kill her to break the sire bond? We have no idea, but the Salvatores go to New Orleans looking for answers. Specifically, they’re looking for Charlotte (Madeline Zima), one of Damon’s ex-flames. He has so many! But this one seems to be special — perhaps she, too, was once sired to him? When you turn as many vamps as Damon has, it’s bound to happen more than once.

Considering she has followed him to Mystic Falls like a puppy in the past year or so, perhaps she broke the bond. Could it be that easy? Doubtful.


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