Samantha Highfill
September 27, 2013 AT 11:19 PM EDT

Alright Delena shippers, it’s officially less than a week until you finally get what you’ve been waiting for… a happy couple! (At least for now.)

So to tide you over until The Vampire Diaries returns, The CW has released a (half-naked) first glimpse at the loving couple. As Elena prepares to head off to college, she spends her last night reveling in everything a relationship with Damon has to offer, including his rather incredible bathtub. While Elena sits amongst the bubbles and asks Damon to support her attempt at normalcy, he has something else on his mind: “I’d rather ply you with champagne and spend the night convincing you to stay.”

If we hadn’t seen pictures, we’d never believe Elena was stupid strong enough to actually leave that tub and go to college.

Watch the sexy sneak peek below:

The Vampire Diaries season 5 premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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