The Vampire Diaries has been teasing a Steroline reunion for a while now, and I'm ready to see it finally happen in the finale.
She and Stefan finally hashed out their emotions during tonight's episode.
"I love you, and the thought of you getting hurt is not an option I'm willing to entertain," Stefan told her.
"You hurt me more than anyone else has ever hurt me," Caroline reminded him. "I loved you, and you left me."
"I know," Stefan agreed. "All I can say is that I'm sorry and hope that you'll forgive me one day."
To which Caroline replied, "I just don't think I can do that."
But, let's be real — that is a relative statement because she then went on to tell Alaric — her fiancé — that she wasn't sure if she still loved Stefan or not.
"I don’t know. Can you love someone and leave them behind right when you need each other the most? … Ask me whatever you want about directions and travel plans and anything related to Bonnie. Those decisions I can make. Just please don’t ask me to make that choice right now," Caroline told him.
Poor Alaric... never getting the girl.
Because, for all of Caroline's grandeur that she hates Stefan, the point is that her emotion for him, whether it be hate or love, is still so deep that there are obvious feelings that need to be resolved — separate from her relationship with Alaric. And I can't help but feeling that, by resolving their relationship, the show is finally going to reunite these two lovebirds.
Of course, I always have to include a side note in my articles to remind y'all that I'm a total Klaroline Shipper. But, especially given what's happening on The Originals right now, let's just let that fact slide. Because even though Klaus claimed Caroline as his end game, he also conceded to Stefan in a sense and entrusted him to take care of their girl.
And I think if it's finally the right time for these two, Stefan will definitely follow Klaus' advice.
After all, this time, Stefan might finally be ready to step up as the man he needs to be in order to make things work with Caroline.
Things in the world of The Vampire Diaries are never going to be simple for our heroes, but there is definitely still the hope of love — and that's really all I need.
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