The fact of the matter was, Elena was small. Which means that she really shouldn't have had so much to drink. But with depressing life stories being exchanged, it had just happened. The brunette hadn't been paying attention, which she really should have. But she was fine. Albeit a bit tired from the alcohol, but that was irrelevant. Because right now, she was transfixed by Damon's eyes. It wasn't that he was compelling her because he couldn't, nor did she think he would. He just, had really blue eyes.
"You have pretty eyes."
The words were said as Elena straightened up, though her eyes were still locked on Damon's. If she were sober, she never would have said that, she'd be mortified. But she was far from sober. But alcohol was an amazing truth serum. It got Elphie to admit her feelings for Galinda. And it got Elena to admit that she was attracted to Damon in her random comment about his eyes. But it was true! They were really blue and really transfixing.