Rating: PG-13 (nothing worse than you've seen on the TV show)
Genre/Themes: Angst (Damon), Redemption (Damon), Suicidal Thoughts (Damon), Character Study (Damon — are we seeing a pattern here?), Hurt/Comfort (Damon comforted by Stefan, non-slash), Brotherhood (Damon/Stefan, Damon/Jeremy), Unrequited Love (Damon for Elena, Damon for Katherine), episode tag/missing scenes. And a teensy bit of Elena/Stefan and Jeremy/Anna shippage.
Length: A little under 7500 words.
Spoilers: mostly for 1.22 ("Founder's Day") & 2.1 ("The Return"), the latter of which this contains missing scenes and a tag for.
Read the fic here.