"I'm hardly the most important person here," Elena disagreed, though the smile didn't fade from her features. He was just incredibly kind to say as much. "But I do appreciate you looking out for me, Damon. It means a lot." She knew that he would never let anything happen to her.
Elena smiled up at him a moment longer before deciding to take action. Leaning in, her lips gently brushed his cheek, right at the corner of his mouth. "Thank you," she murmured.