"I know what that's like," she said sympathetically. In Elena's lifetime she had lost a lot of people, including her parents both biological and adoptive. She had lost Damon and Alaric and her aunt Jenna. She had lost more people than she cared to talk about and she knew how that could eat a person up inside, how it could leave a hole that could never be filled. No wonder Clint was wallowing.
It was even worse as a vampire, they were destined to outlive everyone they cared about. That was what made that switch, the one you could flip to feel nothing so very tempting.
"It's nice to meet you, Clint. If you ever need anything... "
She had already put out the invitation for him to join their camp so the ball was in his court now. She knew the prudent thing to do would be to leave. She just hated leaving him in such a state.