And wasn’t that part of what being in love with someone meant? Doing things because you wanted them to be happy? Because you wanted them to have the life you thought they desperately deserved? She couldn’t fault him for that even if she would have liked it if he extended that to his family as well. But then again, she also understood that he truly believed his actions with each of his siblings would be helping them gain happiness in the long run. Or keep them from making awful mistakes. To stop them from abandoning him.
But then he had gone and actually said please, something Caroline was certain she had never heard him say before except maybe in a sarcastic comment. This was a plea though, and she felt horrible, not having meant for him to think she was walking away from them. She had just been frustrated, angry at everything and needed to get out of the hotel room for a bit. Of course, he wouldn’t have understood that since Klaus and relationships like they had were pretty nonexistent.
Caroline stood up and walked over to him, taking his hands in hers. “I am never going to walk away from us, Klaus,” she promised, still very annoyed with the world, but she couldn’t let him go on worrying even if he was involved in her frustration. “But there are so gonna be times when I do need to get out of our hotel room or our house or whatever because I’m annoyed. Where I’ll want to do this whole walk my frustrations off thing, but I will always come back to you.”
Releasing his hands, she stepped forward, wrapping her arms around him in a tight hug as she pressed herself against him. “I’m not leaving you. I love you. Forever. But I sure as hell am going to get pissed off at you at times or with myself and need to go out. Blame increased vampire emotions that make my neuroticness even worse.”
She paused, unsure how much of the next bit she wanted to say. “They’re all gone now. Jenna, Matt, Vicki, Jeremy. And I know you guys didn’t care about them but they were the last ties to my humanity. The last people who really knew me as one. Stefan sort of did, but he’s actually known me longer as a vampire. He never knew the me who won at hopscotch or skinned her knee climbing up trees or any of it. And I just...I feel like I’m going to lose part of who I am now. But I think that’s just part of growing up but it frightens me so much, Klaus.”