Several months after a car accident kills her parents, Elena Gilbert and her brother Jeremy Gilbert go and live with their Aunt Jenna in Mystic Falls. They attend Mystic Falls High School, and this is where Elena meets the handsome and very mysterious Stefan Salvatore. Despite finding out that Stefan is a vampire, Elena quickly falls desperately in love with Stefan, much to the discontent of Stefan’s malevolent and dangerous brother Damon. While Elena believes she is completely in love with Stefan, she comes to discover that she is also falling for Damon. As danger and death follow these two brothers, Elena struggles between feeling safe with Stefan, and the toxic relationship she has with Damon.