Elena: (voiceover, writing in her diary) Dear Diary, I know it's been a while. A long while. I haven't needed...I haven't wanted to write this stuff down. But I don't wanna say it out loud either. The thing is, I'm a vampire. And I hate it.
Stefan: (voiceover, writing about Elena in his journal) She's been spiraling since her transition. There are times I barely recognize her. But now, for the first time in a while, there's hope.
Elena: I feel hopeless. Depressed, angry, but most of all, I'm scared.
Stefan: Somewhere in the world there's a cure for vampires. If I can get it, Elena can be human again. I can give her back her life.
Elena: A part of me just wants to end it. But then I think of Jeremy. I'm all that he has left. So I need to find a way through this. No matter what it takes.
Stefan: So that's what I need to do. No matter what Klaus asks, no matter what lies I have to tell or secrets I have to keep, I'll do it. No matter what it takes.