3x11 our town

Klaroline Appreciation Week: Day 1

The moment you started to ship them: 3x11 “Our Town”

I will never forget the moment I started shipping Klaroline.

I had fallen behind on a few episodes at the beginning of Season 3 since I was busy at school, so by the time I was watching 3x11 for the first time, 3x14 had already aired. 

And I had seen all these pictures and gifs popping up on Tumblr from 3x13 (although I didn’t know it was 3x14, I just knew Caroline was looking at a drawing) and so my curiosity was piqued.

I was a fan that was not able to get over Jenna’s death to the point that every time Klaus was on screen, all I could hear in my head was, “I hate you, you killed Aunt Jenna. I hate you, you killed Aunt Jenna,” and that’s what was going on even up until the point that Klaus was walking through the doorway and past Matt and Liz. I thought, “I hate you, you killed Aunt Jenna. I hate you, you killed Aunt Jenna. I hate you, you killed—”

And then suddenly Caroline, weak and vulnerable and dying, croaked out half in fear and half upset, “Are you going to kill me?” And Klaus, in a shockingly (for me at the time) surprised and hurt voice replied, “On your birthday? Do you really think that low of me?”

From that moment on, I was a goner. I seriously have never been more quiet in my whole life (and I am a very loud, very talkative person). I was so enraptured, I don’t even know if I was breathing.

And then there were tears in Klaus’s eyes. And then he was leaning down to whisper the wonders of the world to Caroline. And then he gave Caroline a choice, something that no one up until that point had ever given Caroline. And then Klaus was gently cradling her in his arms.

And a shipper was born.