Anonymous asked: Steroline - end of last episode, Caroline was jealous of Elena (Katherine) and Stefan. She leaves and stefan runs after her.
I took some liberties with this prompt because I just couldn’t justify the idea of Caroline running out of her own room when their feelings aren’t quite at that level yet. Hopefully you guys like it anyway.
When Caroline first tried to hint to Elena that rekindling her relationship with Stefan might be a bad idea, she chalked it up to friendly concern.
When she spotted them dancing at the Bitter Ball, she had told herself that the sudden tightening in her chest was simply a more exaggerated version of her earlier worry. Never mind that she had felt worse when Stefan had declined her offer to dance for like the first time ever.
But when she walked into their dorm room and found her two friends in the middle of a hug, she couldn’t deny it anymore: she was jealous. When she had shredded the remaining mementos of her previous relationships (if what she’d had with Klaus could even be called that), Caroline had said she wanted to open herself up to something new. But as she stares at Elena and Stefan’s faces, hers somehow smug and his almost guilty, Caroline knows what she really meant was that she wanted to open herself to taking an old relationship in a new direction.
"Hey," Stefan says awkwardly and shuffles his feet.