She hadn't said she's try to stop him all the time, and he really did appreciate that from her. Caroline could ask a great deal of him and he found it so dammed hard to deny her. But he had before and he would again if the ends justified the rather messy means. And she'd once again said she'd always be there.
Which meant a lot because yes, he had thought that. "I did." he said simply, not wanting her to feel bad or anything but deciding he should probably stick with the whole honesty thing, she seemed fond of it. "Its not your fault, its probably me and just how badly I do at all this. I expected you'd had enough. Just like Rebekah and Kol."
It bothered him, losing them, of course it did, the daggers had always kept them loyal or kept them near him and without them he couldn't help but feel that he was losing the control he so prized. And his lovesick fool of a sister, married now. It was a mess and his only constant was the beautiful blonde worried about her own humanity.
"Why do you stay? I mean I understand you love me. You tell me enough, but why are you so willing to believe of me what they've long given up hope of."