hey I know you probably don't wanna talk about it...but I really only watched tvd for steroline-they're my fav brotp going otp, and yet... I read your post the other day in which you said something about Stefan suffering from PTSD and thus kinda suicidal. It makes me think of couples who struggle with mental illness, and then I rmb Virginia Woolf and her suicide note to her husband. Seeing how both Caroline and Woolf's husband must have brought so much happiness to their partners, it's so sad.
Hey there! I’ve never read Virginia Woolf, but I can imagine that Caroline was devastated to learn that Stefan chose to die on their wedding day. Especially knowing that Stefan struggled with his dark side. Stefan always had a low sense of self-worth, and he had a death wish since ssn 1. I’m sure that Stefan thought that he was doing everyone a a favor when he died - saving the day - making their lives better - unburdening them with his drama. But Stefan never understood that he was respected and loved because his presence brought light to other people’s lives.
Stefan: Why do you have a thing for me?
Caroline: I don’t.
Stefan: Ok. Um. Why did you have a thing for me?
Caroline: We said that we would never talk about this again, so just -
Stefan: Look Caroline, please just talk to me. Tell me how, tell me why. Please just make me understand how it is that I missed it.
Caroline: What kind of question is that? Why did I have a thing for you? I don’t know, Stefan. Maybe it’s because I thought you were worth having a thing for. Because when I woke up as a vampire you told me that I would get through it and I did. Because when I watched Elena move on with your brother I couldn’t imagine why she would let anyone like you go. Because you were practically my best friend. Because I trusted you.
And of course that moment before they kiss: “Because when you told me you hated me, that was pretty much the worst thing I had heard in a long time.”
Stefan never got it.
And Poor Caroline. She was widowed on her wedding day.