Niklaus Mikaelson is a liability , he’s been floating around Caroline like a lost pup for quite some time, and even more so since he came back from his trip to the motherland.But she recognizes a darkness in him he’s not even trying to hide, and Caroline is intrigued. More than that, she can feel her cheeks blossom with red and warmth when she sees him, like a little girl. This infatuation is enough for her to smile back, inviting him to take the few steps separating them. She dismisses Damon with a jerk of her hand, and for once, he agrees, leaving her with a nod.
“Lady Saltzman.” Klaus greets, as Caroline flinches at the words.
“Please, call me Caroline.”
His eyes widen before he looks at the floor, licking his lips. “That would be improper,” he adds, teasing.
Something about the waySalem talks about himself seems off. His soul knew it the moment playful mirth dies down to a somber fire. And when his companion( his other half, made from the same blood and metal as him ) claims Genji is far above him..his own fire ignites. Like ashes to flames. “You forget I am not as good as I seem.” All the blood he has spilt. All the spit directed at those who tried to help him and care for him..that was not something someone intended for the heavens did. “I have slaughtered countless, Salem.“ They deserved it ( at least most of them. ) But to shed filial piety and dishonor a clan once great with his mere existence… lowered and strengthened the soul.
The latter something he wanted for Salem. Lovingly does a metal hand rise to caress his lover’s face slowly. Steady. Gentle like flowing water. “I have felt what you do now and while it feels like demons consume you I must remind you: you are only human. That is why we reside on earth, where balance and humility struggle to exist. You.. are neither good or bad. You are nothing, but you are everything. As am I. That is what it means to be human.” A slight chuckle, lighthearted in nature with hidden seriousness as LOVE for the other emerges. “And if my gods and heaven don’t accept you.. they are a fool..and I want nothing to do with them.”