What’s your name? (it’s gonna be the first one alwaaaays)
Call me Fel.
What scene that doesn’t have Klaroline interacting together in it is your favorite from season 3 or 4?
Actually come to think about it I have a lot of scenes that don’t have Klaroline interacting but are important for Klaroline that are extremely interesting to me.
And are actually equally important with many Klaroline canon scenes.
So bear with me.
Now the Originals turned into vampires because they wanted to survive the werewolves. This kind of mentality always followed them and especially Klaus.
Klaus was a werewolf also and he considered himself to be a abomination due to his particular nature. Henrik died by a werewolf (in front of Klaus’ eyes) and Mikael hated and was disgusted by werewolves. Esther gave to the vampire species strengths that would be an ammunition to the Originals in order to fight off and subdue the werewolves. Klaus was cursed in order to not be a werewolf.
In Klaus’s mind werewolves and vampires did not mix. That alone was a contradiction to his eyes. Being a Hybrid was a whole different thing from having a Vampire and a Werewolf being friends and lovers and helping each other and standing next to each ready to fight and die for each other.
When Klaus was preparing the ritual he had wired the places were he kept the prisoners he would kill in the sacrifice along Elena. He monitored those he had kidnapped and caged. He has shown to Damon Jules like that after Damon told him he had freed Caroline and Tyler.
So chances are that Klaus has seen Caroline and Tyler talking in 2x20.
And if he had that surely must have peeked his interest.
There you have a Vampire and a Werewolf talking to each other. But there is more to it. The Vampire (Caroline when she was talking to Tyler) simply states that Klaus is going to kill them and she is nonchalant about it. She seems fearless and as if she has surrendered to her destiny but her attention is diverted. She is not terrified by what is to come. Her focus is actually elsewhere. She wants answers from Tyler. Answers that are revealing her strength and weakness but most of all her…loneliness and her insecurities. Caroline wants to know why Tyler left her without saying goodbye. Klaus could certainly relate to that. People leaving him behind. Him being insecure. Him feeling all alone. People not bothering with him. Him not being the first choice.
And there you have a girl that she wants to connect with a werewolf while she is a vampire. Those two should be enemies but Caroline is reaching out and she is showing her heart. To a natural enemy of hers. If Klaus was monitoring that discussion (which he probably was since he was leaving nothing to luck when it came to the preparations for the ritual) that must have been a revelation to him.
A werewolf and a vampire being not just allies by necessity but actually friends. Even more than just friends. How interesting.
The girl’s attitude and bravery must have also been interesting too.
Caroline is calm. She is not panicking. And at the same moment she is building a connection with a werewolf. Klaus can see that this is not impossible after all no matter what 1000 years of feud and blood and his own very origins had taught him. Klaus wants to become a Hybrid in order to be accepted by others that would have the same nature with him and that way vampirism could finally meet lycanthrope without shame or barriers.
And yet here there was a vampire that wanted to be near a werewolf. That was communicating with a werewolf. That was at ease and accepting to be near a werewolf. No rituals needed. No new species demanded. No prejudice or hate evident.
And he can also see that this girl in the face or death is not wasting her last moments with fear and tears. She demands answers and she wants to know why she was left behind all alone.
Those are things that Klaus can relate to. And things he admires.
And then time passes by and maybe that intrigue is set deep inside him. But he let go of the memory until he sees Caroline once more in the gym when he is turning Tyler into a Hybrid.
And there you have it.
This is a semi interacting scene. Klaus is a very clever man. No doubt about that. At least he was a very clever man in S2 and S3 of TVD.
Klaus always pays attention to the details and he always checks out things that other people would not bother with. And even though what he wants more is to turn Tyler into a successful hybrid I am sure he noticed how Caroline has been fighting for the well being of a werewolf.
That girl…the vampire baby…was now Tyler’s…a werewolf’s girlfriend. A vampire and a werewolf have forged a bond of friendship, love and loyalty no matter what their nature was and no matter how magic and nature had deemed them to be opponents and enemies.
This is what Klaus always wanted. To be accepted. To see people love him despite his genetic nature even though those people (like his father, his mother and his siblings) had a nature that was meant to force them against him and to have them see him as an abomination. Klaus wanted people to see him for who he was and not what he was and this is what Caroline was doing with Tyler Lockwood.
And there he is in that lab right now watching the impossible becoming possible. His longings, his hopes, his dreams are becoming a reality but he is not the one that is the receiver of that impossibility.
There she is. A blonde vampire. A beautiful young girl that knows nothing about what life and vampirism in the long run means fighting against the hold of an Original as hell for… a werewolf. Caroline has not only accepted Tyler but is willing to fight for him. She is showing her loyalty and her devotion both being things that Klaus appreciates and starves for like a madman.
When Klaus entered the lab Caroline momentarily froze. He could see that she was afraid of him (and for good reason) but that didn’t stop her from struggling against Rebekah’s hold and wanting to protect Tyler. That kind of devotion is a spectacular exception in Klaus’s eyes. Especially since it is coming from a Vampire and it targets a werewolf.
Why is this happening? What made Tyler so special? Why is this girl willing to risk her life and being around a werewolf? How can this be even possible?
These are seeds that are slowly taking root inside Klaus’s mind.
Caroline had gained his attention. He can remember her being in chains and holding on to Tyler and now once more he can see her fighting for Tyler.
And then Tyler becomes his first successful Hybrid and anything related to Tyler has now Klaus’s undivided attention.
Klaus has noticed Caroline. And like a poison her image is taking over his mind. Because she is a peculiar thing. She is obviously strong. She is young. She is stubborn. She is capable for devotion.
She is the doppelganger’s friend. She is Stefan’s friend. She is the Bennett witch’s friend. She is his Hybrid’s pretty little girlfriend.
This is how he refers to her now. Everyone else is forgettable and everyone else has a name but Klaus sees her now as Tyler’s pretty little girlfriend.
She is pretty all right. And in the outside and in the inside and Klaus has gotten glimpses of it again and again and again and this is stirring things inside him along with his curiosity. And curiosity can be a very dangerous thing for someone like Klaus because it can turn into an obsession. And after a thousand years of existence being curious about something or someone is not something that happens often to him.
And the fact is that he is indeed curious. He must be. Now Caroline is in his radar. Pretty little girlfriend he said and this is bugging him. Caroline is still with Tyler even though Tyler can kill her with a single bite and even though she knows it she is not letting Tyler go and that doesn’t escape Klaus’ attention either.
Those are the first seeds of obsession.
Those thoughts are coming again and again in his mind because Klaus is obsessed with the fact that he has been alone for far too long and that his Hybrid has what he has been dreaming of having for far to long. Caroline’s attention and love towards Tyler has been a dream of his. Not with Caroline of course since he has only met her but in general he wanted to be accepted like this. Love is a Vampire’s greatest weakness he had said but that doesn’t stop him from being tempted when he sees such a thing in front of him. Something that was denied to him. Something he exiled from his life because he thought he didn’t deserve it for many reasons including his nature. It was an ideal he never thought possible of happening in real life.
And there he is now witnessing the impossible. Or what he thought impossible. And for a man that has lived a thousand years that says something. He is reevaluating. And for a man so set in his ways that is really surprising. And when was the last time he was actually surprised by others and himself?
But what has Tyler has done to earn this? He is too young, too naive, too unimportant. A small town boy. Not even a man. He knows nothing of life. He has not done anything to deserve this. It is not earned. He hasn’t bled or struggled. It was simply given to him out of nowhere and that must have been grating for Klaus.
Tyler has not suffered. He has not seen everything Klaus has seen. He has not felt everything Klaus has felt. He was not being hunted for what he was. He was not denied of love because of what he was. Why does an insignificant person like Tyler get to have what should belong to Klaus?
And in Klaus’s mind the bond Caroline and Tyler have at some point needs to be tested. He wants more proof. He wants to see if it is actually real.
He also wants to witness it first hand. He wants to also get closer to the enigma Caroline Forbes is. The fearless baby vampire that stands next to werewolves -and now Hybrids- and gives away her loyalty and love. Even to those undeserving of those gifts.
Klaus has been craving for everything Caroline freely gives away. He is intrigued. He is intrigued by her relationship with Tyler but also admittedly by her.
She is the one that risks her life next to a Hybrid that could end her life so easily even by accident with a poisonous bite and yet there she is… still fighting and holding on to Tyler.
And honestly he has done his search over the doppelganger and her friends. Caroline is meant to be shallow. To be frivolous. To be superficial. And Caroline Forbes is actually a revelation. She is intelligent, loyal, trustworthy, radiant and beautiful and she shines like a rare gem in his eyes.
He should put Caroline’s worth and her bond with Tyler to the test. He should meet her. He should see with his own eyes what is it exactly that makes Caroline so special. Is it that she is naive or it is something else? Something deep? Something even he can’t explain?
And at the same time she is still a great pawn. She is part of the MF gang and a convenient collateral damage that he can’t stop thinking about.
So when the time came Klaus ordered Tyler to bite her. He wanted to have leverage against Stefan. He wanted to sent a message to Elena and the rest of their insolent group. He wanted to get the sheriff and the council at his side. He wanted to test Tyler’s sirebond. He wanted to test Tyler’s bond with Caroline. But most of all it was the right time to finally meet the girl that has gained his attention.
And he would meet her in a situation where he would hold all the cards and he would have power over her.
That would be fairly harmless for him. Quite amusing also. And he could finally get all the answers he wanted concerning the conundrum Caroline Forbes was.
Of course that was still a game. A fairly harmless one.
He never expected to enter her room and fall for her. He never expected to be enchanted by Caroline Forbes and to be rendered weak by her light, her fire and strength. By her acceptance of her nature and her thirst for life.
And he finally sees it. More so. He finally feels it. He gets it. He understands it. She is different. She is special.
Now he knows. Now he cannot pretend otherwise. He took a taste of what Caroline is. Of who she is. Of how she embraces her nature and how she has set her prejudices for those she loves aside. He has tasted her blood but most of all he has tasted her passion for life, her strength and her untamed potential.
She is beautiful, strong, full of light. She can be ageless as she is already fearless even in the precipice of death. Genuine beauty indeed. And if anything Klaus always appreciates beauty because he knows how rate it is to be found. Especially in people.
Caroline Forbes is all he inspired to be a long time ago. She is all he wanted to have a long time ago and deep down still wants.
Caroline is his opposite and she is still also made out of the same material as he is. They are the same and she is his opposite pole that attracts him like a magnet. He is death she is life. He is knowledge she is the sponge that craves it. He is the shadows that can rise higher by her light and he can illuminate her darkness that she can’t hide and she is ready to embrace as much as she embraces life. In her eyes he can see all the art he appreciates and everything he wants to create and cherish.
His manipulation is rendered useless now. The trap he set proved to be lethal. But not for her. He is now trapped and mesmerized and he can understand that the early signs of Caroline Forbes have not been a facade. She is the real thing. She is unique. And he is selfish. He wants her by his side. He wants her to be his. He want to sink in more into her beauty and her mind. He wants to learn more about her and he wants her to fall for his charms.
So his intrigue over her becomes an infatuation.
But the infatuation does not stop there does it?
He starts falling for her. Not just because of everything she represents but also because of everything she is as a person. The idea of Caroline Forbes becomes something tangible. He can see the girl and the woman she can be and he wants her even more. Harder and harder he falls for her to the point where he cannot hide it anymore.
And everyone can see it.
“Why do I always have to be Klaus bait?… Because he’s obsessed with you.”
He has fallen for her to the point where he…Klaus Mikealson…the most feared of the Originals wears his heart on his sleeve. He draws horses and he is ready to give her the world. Champagne and dresses. Dates and hummingbirds. Anything and everything she desires.
“You know you have him (Klaus) wrapped around your little finger, right?“
Klaus attempts to even to understand human nature because he wants to understand her. Because Caroline is meant to be a vampire but she still connects with humans and that will always be a part of her and the key to win her heart over. Because love and hope are still human emotions and now he feels them all together at once for that girl. That girl that shouldn’t mean anything to him but somehow has managed to invade his heart and mind.
All it takes is for someone to simply mention her name to him for him to show his vulnerability. All it takes if for someone to remind him that Caroline is not his and she is with Tyler and she is rejecting him. Then everyone can see how the mighty can fall from love and how hurt Klaus actually is. He is on his knees for her.
And it was actually that obvious for everyone.
In the decade dance when his mother has trapped him into the school and he was ready to choke the life out of Bonnie’s boyfriend in order to make Bonnie follow his orders all it took was for Stefan to mention Caroline’s name for him blink as if lightning struck him and to back off.
“Don’t be stupid Klaus. Bonnie doesn’t give a damn about us. The only reason she’s helping right now is to save… Caroline… and Tyler.”
When Caroline was trapped into the highschool with Alaric and Elena all it took was Damon mentioning Caroline’s name for him to get all riled up and to be convinced to actually help.
“Caroline’s in there. Don’t you have a thing for her, or did she just reject you too many times?“
Every time someone mentions her name it is as if a bullet is finding its target straight to the heart he never thought he had.
“What is it that you say to her”
He had asked Damon. He had actually lowered his head and asked a question like this as if he was a shy school boy. Because Damon has managed to achieve the impossible. He had managed to make a girl that still believes in morality and compassion fall for him by averting her eyes to all the terrible things he had done. What is it that Damon has and can tempt Elena that he doesn’t have when it comes to Caroline? Why does Damon (that obviously is not worth it) get to allure a woman that still believes in the good fall for him while he can’t manage to get Caroline to send even a smile to his direction.
Klaus has lived for a thousand years. He has used all the tricks he knows. He has tried wooing Caroline. He has even opened his heart. And it is not enough. It is not enough because he wants the real thing. He doesn’t want a compelled fake love story. He wants Caroline to show him her true devotion. Her love. Everything she shares with all those people that never put her first.
And there he is. Klaus Mikaelson. Admiring Caroline Forbes even when she is not there to see it. Having his eyes shining when he hears her name. Putting her first even when she is not next to him or anywhere near him. He is ready to show to his enemies his weakness if it means that he would gain Caroline’s favor or if he would simply contribute to her well being.
And more so he is ready to change himself because Caroline has not managed to simply infatuate him. She has gotten deep under his skin.
For her he can be the best version of himself. And maybe that doesn’t say much because he is not a good or nice person to begin with but even so he is ready to take a step back from his evil ways for her. It won’t change him completely or that much but truth is that he has changed in his core for her even if it is an infinitesimal change. Because it is still a change that he wouldn’t allow for anyone else to happen. Because for a man that has lived for a thousand years inside twisted emotions of rage and psychosis this change is actually monumental and doesn’t happen often…or at all. And this is why it matters. Because Klaus is the unmovable object and Caroline has been the unstoppable force that managed to create a slight thin crack to that object. Enough to let the light pour in.
“Was it worth it to see her smile? To make her dream night come true?”
Here he is. The monster that sends his enemies running away for centuries in fear and terror. Here he is allowing Tyler to come back to town and to leave in peace all for giving to Caroline Forbes the prom dance of her dreams. Something so silly and insignificant and yet important to him because it is important for Caroline.
And all that while Caroline does not know what he has done for her. How much he has changed for her. How much he is willing to lay his arms down only for her smile even if that smile is not directed to him.
He is not selfish for her anymore. He simply wants her to be happy. Because that makes him happy.
And he finally sees it for what it is. He is in love. And anyone capable of love is capable of being saved. It might never happen but as long as Caroline Forbes is out there and smiles and is happy there is always hope.
However long it takes. And for an immortal like him that is plagued by feelings of emptiness and loneliness hope is the one and only emotion he can truly appreciate and for that he can truly wait. He can wait for a day, a month, maybe a century or even an eternity.
Because that hope now has a name.
What do you envision was going through Caroline’s head during the famous ‘however long it takes’ speech?
I think that for a moment her mind went blank.
And then realization hit. The magnitude of it all. I mean here is the scariest dude of them all professing not only his love but also his eternal devotion and dedication. And he is honest. Brutally so. But most of all that promise made her realize what actually means to be a vampire. Klaus is a creature that is immortal and so is she.
I think that in that particular moment Caroline Forbes realized that she will live a very very long life and that her future was just beginning and that Klaus actually knows what he is talking about. He is one thousand years old and she is just beginning.
Forever get a whole new meaning. It finally became a realization for her and Klaus infatuation with her became suddenly something more. It was scary and huge and made the butterflies in her stomach rage and it was opening her eyes and her horizons to what a vampire has to face ahead. The promise of forever. And somehow that must have felt both liberating and suffocating and incredible and terrifying all at once. That scary feeling but the good kind of scary.
Just imagine all the possibilities and all the paths that lead to one inivitable destination that inside it holds eternity.
Is there a scene you would change from either season? Why would you change it?
The prom dress.
Too much fluff.
Too . much . fluff.
TOO MUCH FLUFF!
Worst of all too much out of the blue unnecessary fluff that didn’t belong to the progress of their relationship especially considering the previous episode.
Is there a scene you’d want to add in for either season? Something that was implied or talked about but we weren’t actually shown?
Yes actually. I wanted to see the gap between the first Klaroline scene in 3x11 and the bracelet scene in the end of 3x11.
How did Klaus deliver his gift? How did he even chose it? Did he linger in Caroline’s room? Even for a moment? Watching her sleep? Was he on his stalker mode or in his “wow I am having a revelation kind of mode” as he watched his sleeping beauty? lol
Any fic recs set in Season 3 or 4?
Check my KC recommendation page in my blog. Too many too count. lol