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Even though The Vampire Diaries series is long over, news about the show continues to leak out. This week, the show’s stars and its fans are celebrating the 10 year anniversary, but let us not forget that the epic show was originally supposed to end completely differently! Although this may seem like a fever dream, we’re here to assure you that it’s very much true.

The creators of The Vampire Diaries, Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, told Entertainment Weekly that they had an ending in mind back around season two. The show was just gaining a following at the time. The two writers mulled over a fitting series ending at a food court. And you won’t believe what they came up with…


As a quick refresher…

The real series finale showed Stefan sacrificing himself to save the lives of everyone on the show. Damon and Elena enjoy a life together as humans. After they die, Elena is reunited with her family, and Damon finally hugs Stefan.

Obviously, this ending is a tearjerker. But it turns out that the episode was originally supposed to end completely differently. According to Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson:

Both of the brothers die?! No one gets to be with Elena?

But what about Delena and all of the people who ship them together?!

Well, there you have it! While the show is now history, fan fiction is just a click away. You can even write your own ending.