She coped with all this, with all the awful things that happened by not thinking about them. Klaus generally let his emotions do what they would, reacted, sometimes with anger, sometimes in bitterness and just occasionally in compassion. Burying them without flipping the switch lead to...well, it tended to be messy, and now Caroline had the power of an Original. "I heard it happened Elena. Back home I mean. I heard everything caught up to her, loss and grief and everything and she snapped. And flipped the switch. Because it all got too much. And I expect you know how wrong that went. But sometimes Caroline, you don't do it consciously. What if everything gets too much for you one day and you decide...it couldn't hurt more than this? Would I need to go begging to Alexia Branson to fix you too? This family is starting to run up a tab with that woman." he added with a wry grin.
"You need to deal with some of the things on your mind. Things you have been pushing down for who knows how long. Things you have decided just not to think about and hide with an activity. And you need to do it a little at a time or you'll snap. If you hadn't made that wish, I'd have compelled you into it, there are others who could hold it in your mind but that would frankly involve me trusting someone with you that implicitly."
Gods if he'd known he'd taken all that away from her with a simple comment about her taking some time to relax, going off with Damon to hunt, he'd thought he was doing her a favour.
"Do you even know what you are to me? There is no one, not even my siblings that could have me make some of the concessions I have here. And its not out of the weakness I thought it was. I do it because I want nothing more than to see you happy. Content. At peace. You want that and I want to show you the world, be there with you as you explore your new life. I was willing to wait back home but here, things are different here. And if getting to that point means helping you through all of this then that is what I will do."
He took one of her hands, moving it out from under the blanket.
"Come on love. I got a very very overdramatic witch to teleport me across continents to you. Because you needed me. Turn around, just talk to me. We can figure all this out. Whatever it takes."