Perceptive as ever. Klaus wasn't sure if it was a witch thing or if Henrik had always just been like that. He wanted to talk inside too and Klaus wouldn't deny him that, so followed back in, closing the balcony slide door behind them.
"Its about that yes. Its about why things were tense at the beach but better since I walked away from them." he said simply. "A thousand years is a long time Henrik and we were damaged from the start. Loosing you, Mikael's treatment of me, Mother offending nature with our creation. We never stood a chance at being anything other than toxic to each other. Oh we took to vampirism in our own ways, we lived our lives, Kol took off to the East. Finn turned a woman called Sage, Elijah stayed by my side for a while as did your sister. We all turned people, in our time. But we three, Elijah, Rebekah and I made a vow, to stay by each others sides Always and Forver. Mother was by that time dead you see, at my hand. In an anger I didn't know I possessed I lashed out at her for her hate, for the curse she placed on me...she took away half of what I was"
He paused, really not wanting to press on but knowing if he was to explain it all to Henrik he needed the truth from him.
"Mikael wanted us dead too. Myself especially, because, well I told you what it meant for me to be a Hybrid. What that proved? He was never my father and I was more of an abomination than any of our siblings even if mother had bound my powers. But he wanted to fix what he'd done and so he chased us, over the centuries and we had to run, so many times we would make lives for ourselves he would have to tear apart. And so I became what I needed to. And I won't deny I was cruel to them all. I put daggers in their chests which sent them into a deathlike state. I did it for any indiscretion against me. I destroyed men Rebekah claimed to love because I couldn't have her tied down to someone. They'd take her from me and they couldn't protect her as I could."
They were hard stories to tell. Especially to one who had always so looked up to him.
"Finn, I left daggered for 900 years. A fact none of our siblings disputed. I can imagine you too can understand why."
He sighed. "I can tell you more about all that but whats important is, when we came here, when we all came here, I believed it could be a start for us all as I had believed once at home. It turned out I was very wrong."