There have been some posts flying around, mostly from Klamille shippers which state that Klayley shippers don’t care about Cami as a character, by shipping her with Elijah. So in order to care about her, I should be shipping her with Klaus? I decided to explain why I ship Klayley and Camlijah and why I do care about Cami as a character.
This rant contains Pro Klayley & Camlijah and Anti Haylijah and Klamille. If you do not wish to read, don’t.
I love Klayley and Camlijah because in both relationships, the characters are who they are and they don’t tend to change for others. Cami and Elijah had fun at that safe house with Hope until Finn arrived and in a very short time, they have made a real breakthrough. Elijah and Cami both challenge one another. They are each other’s mirrors. Also, Cami stated that she needs some good in her life in 1x02. She is tired of bad boys. Elijah is the noble brother, the good brother is he not? He has his own issues but he is very cooperative to resolve them. I like Cami and that is why I ship Camlijah. I ship her with a man who can grow her as a character, raise her self-esteem just as Klaus raises Hayley’s and vice versa.
Now the deal with Klayley vs haylijah would be longer for me to explain but basically, I see in Klayley the same sort of development in their relationship due to communication. When have Hayley and Elijah just sat down and communicated like Camlijah or Klayley???????? Never. All they did from the very beginning was waste their time staring at one another. The truth is, they don’t have subjects on which they could really communicate. They never talked about one another and their possible future together, nothing.
Klayley and Camlijah both bring out the best of each character. Klaus, as opposed to Elijah, raises Hayley’s self-esteem, making her feel like the Queen she is. All Elijah has done in that relationship was try to make Hayley something she is not and make her believe that she is not good, just the way she is, which is very bad for their relationship. She is not a good girl and Elijah can’t tame her into one. Klaus respects who she is and brings out the best of her as a Queen. Also, Hayley has never had to pretend with Klaus and what is canon is that Hayley always felt more comfortable around Klaus and she jokes and laughs with him because she feels liberated. She doesn’t have to pretend like she does with Elijah.
The klamille relationship will never work for me because it just doesn’t work for the characters. Aside from the fact that Cami is not pushed away from Klaus, the way he would normally do to a person he could see himself falling in love with, Cami is never using the best approach on Klaus. Klaus is not just like any other of Cami’s patients and she never seems to realize that. More and more I feel like she is trying to change him, therefore making Klaus uncomfortable in their relationship. Another point would be that Klaus brought more danger in Cami’s life than she deserves. This proves that me a KLAYLEY shipper cares about her and don’t want to see her go through anymore pain. Klaus has the impression he can take care of her but he makes it worse for her. Hayley, as a supernatural can handle Klaus’ lifestyle, his ego, his irrational thinking and his temperamental attitude, while Cami can’t. In my opinion, if these two would ever be in a relationship together, Klaus would break Cami. She knows what she needs and she clearly stated,”I need good in my life.” When she talked to Klaus about bad boys in 1x02. Cami won’t be able to take it. As a human, she can’t catch up like Hayley can. And Klaus needs someone who can actually take it. He needs someone who is more his league. Just one day, I can see him become enraged with Cami because she doesn’t understand. So no klamille for me. I don’t see any potential in that kind of relationship.
Now we move on to Camlijah for a quick summary of why they would be good for each other. Sure Elijah is an Original just like Klaus, but he also represents the good Cami needs. He understands her rational views and vice versa. Also, just like Klayley, Camlijah are each other’s mirrors. They both have this obsession with fixing people like Klaus and Hayley, but only through each other can they find the true meaning of being themselves. They shouldn’t spend their lives picking up the scraps of their lovers. They should be building their own lives, taking care of each other for a change. Cami can offer Elijah that while Hayley can’t. Hayley knows she can never live up to Elijah’s expectations and Elijah should stop trying to make her. If he doesn’t find Hayley good enough as she is now, with all her flaws, then he should leave her alone. If he cannot accept her as who she is without trying to change her, that means the relationship can’t work. Cami is not a kind of girl who needs to be fixed and that is why Elijah finds that challenge in her. All the women in his life were ones who needed fixing and he has always acted like a good boy, trying to make them grow as people but he only turned them into people they are not. Camlijah would be perfect because Elijah can find some growth in his character by being with a woman whom he doesn’t need to change or fix. He can learn a lesson from this and Cami can too.
So yes, I care about the future of all four characters: Klaus, Hayley, Elijah and Camille and I want them to find happiness. Through this rant, I have finally explained all there was needed to explain why Klayley and Camlijah are the ships with a better growth of character for all four.