As the infant was placed in his arms Klaus froze in place unable to move for an irrational fear of hurting her, which was ridiculous. He'd held Rebekah and Henrik. But that had been a long time ago. A thousand years, since he'd been changed, babies hadn't really been something he'd thought about. Unless obviously they were Petrova daughters. He hadn't looked away from Hope for but a moment since she'd been here and he didn't quite know if he could again. She was his. He knew that by an instinct he had been unaware he possessed up until this point. She was truly beautiful.
"I'm sorry I don't remember" he said with a softness to his voice that not many would ever have heard before. "But I can't deny her."
He wasn't sure what this meant other than he'd do what he had to so she was safe here. He'd explain it to Caroline. He'd be honest but very clear that he would need to protect Hope whatever it took. He hoped, he believed, that she'd stand by him. And Hayley, there was nothing there beyond this shared miracle. He hadn't been suprised he'd taken her to his bed but it would have been little more than a one night stand if anything. Still, she was the mother of his child, and while he knew in her altered state she could take care of herself. He would do what he could for her too.
"We'll need to find you somewhere safe. I'd suggest my home but things are very different here. I'm involved with Caroline Forbes. You know well how I feel for her, and she has returned that affection. So until she has the full story, until we've spoken I can't offer that. Would you be willing to stay with Marcel, and Davina." he asked her curious as to just how deep her hatred of the witches ran. He didn't trust the witch, but he did believe Marcel would keep them both safe until he could speak to Caroline. Until something could be worked out. He could buy them somewhere to stay, or fix it for them to get one of the apartments. And amulets, or whatever the equivilent was for children.
"And then Hayley, I'd like you to tell me what happened, how the witches came to attack you, how Marcel saved her. I need to know all of it."