Caroline had struggled to stay balanced and even struggled with trying to handle the normal things of helping organize something. Anything really wasn't as easy for her as it should be. She was so overly tempted to switch off her humanity that she was working overtime to keep herself balanced. Completely and totally falsely balanced.
Ever since she came up to see Damon when Elena had vanished... Things were not okay with her, she snapped at Giles, managed to kind of get things under control but nearly to the level she would have normally... And it was eating at her. Every single little thing was eating at her. She was worried about Stefan because Elena AND Lexi were gone, she couldn't turn to him.
Hell she'd sent a text to Klaus telling him she needed help.
Caroline was not okay. She was far from it. She was freaking out at every little thing and she couldn't even let herself grieve Bonnie because that would mean too much emotion, that would mean too much and she just couldn't take it.
When she arrived back at the boarding house she sighed at the normal smell of the place even if it wasn't in Mystical Falls. She was still in the driveway when she heard Bonnie's voice. Her heart stopped and she started to cry as she sprinted at human speed forward, NOT vamp Speed. That would mean she was too hopeful.
"Bonnie?" She cried out even as she saw her best friend. "Oh My God! Bonnie!" Caroline said her voice breaking and tears falling down her face. She didn't really let Bonnie get anything out at all as she wrapped her in a tight hug, not tight enough to you know kill her or knock her out, but enough that it was tighter than it should be for a human.