"Don’t look so shocked, Caroline. I’ve always known."
Despite the string of brunettes the youngest Salvatore indulged in, trying to substitute the latest Petrova, Klaus knew that his heart had long moved on. It’s been too long and time change all things. Including affairs of the heart.
"But it never mattered because you chose me."
She catches her bottom lip between her teeth, averts her gaze from his. It’s a tell he has had decades to learn. He brings his finger to her chin, tips up her face so that her eyes meet his.
Time changes all things. It can make the heart fonder. It can also make it colder.
"Are you still mine, Caroline?"