For Your Eyes Only
Prompt: “I absolutely love ships where one character is usually serious and distant, but when they talk to that one person, their voice turns soft and gentle and is suddenly filled with fondness that they don’t show to anyone else.”
Klaus was always one to enjoy his own company. Living in a house with six siblings meant that any kind of ‘alone time’ was was scarce.
If it wasn’t Bekah knocking incessantly on his door begging him to play with her it was Kol pulling some sort of antics to get his and everyone else’s attention.
So every opportunity Klaus got to lock himself away in his room with his sketch pad and his pencil’s, he took. Even as a child his favourite pastime served as an escape from the rest of the world.
His drawings always made for better company than other people.
At school he adopted the same practice. Avoiding contact with the other children at all costs. Well-meaning teachers would attempt to coax him into to being more sociable but as the stubborn nine year old he was, he dug his heels in and never saw any reason to comply.
After all he’d had no say in the decision to move to this strange country, with it’s unbearably hot weather and it’s annoying natives and their funny accents.
He didn’t wish to fit in; he wanted to be left alone. So he did his level best to be as perfectly unsociable as possible.
His plan to disassociate himself from the rest of the human race had been working perfectly.