Confusing and different, Of course it was. Klaus could see it, oh he'd lived through the centuries and loved every second of it, bar...50 years or so. But Henrik, he'd been taken from his time, from everything he knew. He didn't see the world change, he just woke up to it already changed.
He knew about trying to be happy for their sister though. Rebekah was leaving them, not far and likely not forever given Stefan's ability to mess up spectacularly now and again. But she was not going to be there all the time anymore.
"She was the constant you know, over all the years we have lived. It was Rebekah that stayed when the others left. And I wasn't the best company all the time. I was cruel to them sometimes, no...not like Mikael, before you ask, but just...I had a hard time seeing that they loved me. I didn't think anyone could and so I made sure no one could. I know how stupid it sounds but yes. You're the only one I'll tell this to Henrik, but I thought if I kept them at arms length they wouldn't be able to hurt me, betray me. But Rebekah, for so long, she never did. And now she's married and its going to be hard to accept. No it won't be like it was but is that such a bad thing. Like she said, she's never going to stop being your sister, she's never going to stop being there for you, and she loves you, we all do."
It was rare that the hybrid was this honest, really with anyone beyond Caroline, but his brother deserved it from him.
"You're doing well, today I mean. Even if it's hillariously obvious how much you hate that tux she made you wear"