Elena Gilbert had always had a deep rooted prejudice against the hybrid monster that was called Klaus. And when she learned about his interest in her friend, she was the first to protest. Despite all the things Caroline said to try and persuade her otherwise she was convinced that he was a monster.
Klaus simply did not know how to love. Perhaps he cares for his family, but even then that should be taken with a grain of salt. And if the way he treated his family was any indication, surely he was incapable of loving anybody else. It was just not possible.
So when he actually showed up when Caroline called, she was surprised.
Caroline pulled away from her embrace and she reluctantly let her. The blonde’s words were choked out, her voice raw from her sobbing. She watched as Caroline went to him, keeping her eyes trained on Klaus in case he tried anything, though she didn’t know what.
It was the expression on his face that struck her most. He had eyes only for Caroline and Elena had never seen him so gentle. His face softened for her like it would for no one else. And when Caroline pulled him into her embrace, he let her. He wrapped his arms around her waist and let her bury her face into the crook of his neck, stain his jacket with her tears.
“Don’t you know by now, love?”
Elena always thought Klaus’s little pet names to be obnoxious, but somehow with Caroline it sounded… well it sounded romantic. And not just romantic. It was epic. Like a promise of undying love and eternal worship and all that. She was stunned to say the least.
“I’ll always come when you call.”
Caroline broke into sobs again and held him closer. He brought his hand up to her hair and rocked her slowly, making soft shushing noises to soothe her. For all intents and purposes Elena did not exist for the two of them. They were in their own world.
And that’s the moment Elena realized that she was wrong.