Why do you ship Klefan so much? I'm genuinely curious.
Oh nonnie, I am so glad you asked.
So! As you know, they met in 1922. At that time, Stefan’s emotions were off because of what happened in Monterey. It is my headcanon that his relationships with Rebekah and Klaus turned his emotions back on. Now, how does this happen? It’s cause by a deep emotional trigger of some kind, some incredibly strong emotion that can’t be shut out.
So, you could of course argue that it’s all due to his love for Rebekah (which is the biggest reason I ship Stebekah. Believe me, I ship Stefan with everyone), but it could also be argued that Klaus had a part in it.
Klaus and Stefan understand each other. They see themselves as monsters, but somehow they don’t seem to see it in one another. In the 20s, Stefan tells Klaus he is a king, and this is the first time Klaus has ever been called something more than a monster or a bastard - and a king? He couldn’t fathom it before. But Stefan believed it. He really saw that in him, saw him as being better than his siblings, than everyone. He laughed at the idea of anyone looking down on Klaus. And Klaus has held on to that name since then. He is obsessed with being King. That seems to be his whole purpose in life right now. And it started with Stefan.
The only time Stefan was really in control of his urges was when he was with the Mikaelsons in Chicago. He still loved killing but he wasn’t out of control as he had been before. He fed and let his victims walk away. For a ripper that should be impossible. But it wasn’t. Klaus was his best friend and there’s no way you can tell me it was all about Rebekah.
Stefan is also the only person Klaus forgives without punishing him. Anything he’s done to Stefan has more or less been trying to win him back, to get his only true friend back on his side. Stefan fought against his control, betrayed him, left him, hated him. Klaus didn’t kill him or maim him or do the equivalent to Stefan of putting him in a box for however long he felt like. He didn’t kill Damon, the person Stefan loves most. When things don’t go his way, he usually will attack the loved ones of the person he wants to persuade (look at Katherine’s family), but he left Stefan’s family alone.
When Mikael came to Chicago, he compelled Stefan to forget them until they met again and Klaus could lift the compulsion. I think he always had every intention of finding him again and picking up right where they left off, and did it to protect him from Mikael in the mean time. He didn’t know about Stefan’s guilt because he’d never seen it. It makes no sense to him, I don’t think. How could it? He sees the ripper as the real Stefan and the “humanity-on” version as a cheap imitation. All he wants is his best friend back.
Klaus is also one of the only people in the world who likes the darker side of Stefan. Everyone else tells him it’s wrong and needs to be done away with, to be stamped out. Klaus would probably still believe that that control Stefan once had is the norm. He’s never seen anything else. Now maybe I’m reaching on that, but honestly? Klaus is willing to accept and love the darkest parts of Stefan, the parts he hates about himself.
Stefan saw the good in Klaus, the strength in Klaus when all Klaus saw in himself was a lowly bastard. They trust each other (or did once, but that can be rebuilt). They became family in their darkest times.
I could seriously go on forever, but have I made my point yet?
Klefan belongs together and you can’t tell me otherwise.
(Untitled cyberpunk work in progress) - tbr i dont have a strict exact moral (yet) but, one moral theme of the story is the insidiousness of neoliberalism and lazy self congratulatory politics. the society superficially wishes to emulate socialist and equal, democratic values, yet it has left its citizens unfulfilled, breaking its own promise of equality and proper resource allocation, all while patting itself on the back for being so progressive and futuristic actual equality and activism requires constant thinking and rethinking and doing and redoing
i tag @strangeauthor , @whitesaviorcomplex , uhmm no pressure tho, and whoever else wants to do this consider urself tagged (bc idek who else is writing stories atm)
CAN THERE BE A MOVEMENT AGAINST SAM PEPPER PLEASE I AM CALLING FOR ONE. HE HAS BEEN PULLING THIS SHIT FOR AGES AND NO ONE DOES ANYTHING. I WANT EVERY YOUTUBER CALLING HIM OUT I WANT HIM DELETING THAT VIDEO AND NEVER DOING ANYTHING LIKE IT EVER AGAIN. I DON’T WANT YOUTUBERS IGNORING IT BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANNA GET IN THE MIDDLE OR START A FEUD. I WANT A FUCKING MOVEMENT
“I swear, Aris, if those high school bullies saw me now, oh man…” “Yeah, right. You’d still get stuffed in a locker. Only difference is you have a boyfriend who will free you before the janitor locks up.” “Fuck you.” “I love you too.” Those two nerds who spent high school as scrawny targets, so when they got hot over the summer, they didn’t really know what to do with it. Those two nerds who were conditioned for the Ivy Leagues since they were pre-school and have never done a single irresponsible thing in their lives until they meet each other. Those two nerds who disobeyed their study schedules for the first time because they had to go on their first date. Those nerds who look like pretentious assholes but are actually huge dorks with big hearts. (Those two nerds everyone hates anyway because, even in the grand scheme of things, those two nerds who still manage to top the class.)
“Come on you big lug,” Will says.Hannibal is clay-cold and pale as Will drags him up the shore, to his feet.
Will would never call Hannibal a big lug under any other circumstance, but it does make Hannibal smile – a mere twitch – as Will drapes Hannibal’s arm over his shoulders.
Half-drag, half-walk. Hannibal’s wine red blood splatters on the stones and dead sea sedge. Will thinks: he’s going to die like this.
For the Of Two Murder Husbands project, where, in a hypothetical season 4, different characters speculate on the nature of Will and Hannibal’s relationship, and whether or not they survived the fall. In the final episode, the murder husbands reveal what happened.