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"She was just a lost little girl who didn't matter and didn't think she ever would."
Title: The Pulse That I've Always Needed[Klaroline] Author:… 
Dec 24 2012

Title: The Pulse That I've Always Needed[Klaroline]
Author: fleurdesparks
Klaus, Caroline; Klaroline
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries
Spoilers: 4x07 spoilers, be ware
Summary: Introspective on Klaus and his humanity
Author's Note: Practicing with characterization, fyi.  This is more of a drabble.
Disclaimer: Don't own.

The Pulse That I’ve Always Needed

     “I never answered your question," he says.  To the puzzled and slightly off-put look on her face, he adds, “about a time I’d ever thought of being human.” 

nbsp;   He tells her about the hummingbird in the Andes, the way the creature’s heart pounded a million times a minute, the way it fought to stay alive day after day.He watches her expression as she listens to him, and he notes the frown, the furrowed brows.  He thinks it’s because she doesn’t believe he’d ever stop and think, honestly think, about something like that hummingbird.

nbsp;   “And that was the one time I ever thought of being human," he finishes.  Caroline’s frown morphs into a small smile.  He smiles too, and for once, there isn’t a glimmer of resentment in her gaze when she looks at him.  All he sees is her smile, the way it reflects in her eyes.

nbsp;   For a moment, Klaus wishes they could always be like this.  He knows he can uphold his end of the bargain; he’s been doing it for the past year.  He’s been himself—the part of him that the world doesn’t see, the part that Kol, Rebekah, Elijah and Finn remember.  He knows she isn’t buying it; his heart sinks a little at the thought of it.  She doesn’t realize what he’s given her, so he thinks.  This humanity of his—the hurt he feels when she rejects him, the feeling he gets when her façade slips and she lets him inside, the love he has—he likes to think she is the only other person besides his family, of course, who’s ever experienced that from him. 

nbsp;   It’ll take a while, Klaus knows that.  But he can wait. Whether it be a day, a month, a year, or a thousand years.  He can wait. 

Title borrowed from “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Philip Phillips.  “You’re my headstart, you’re my rugged heart; you’re the pulse that I’ve always needed”  Reviews are love!

Dec 26 2012 (UTC)
I loved that moment of the episode and this piece goes along with it very well. This has been a very good season for Klaus' characterization.
Dec 26 2012 (UTC)
I do too. It's one of my favorites with this pairing. Thank you so much; that means a lot to me! I know what you mean. Here and there we get glimpses of his true character, and it flings the door wide open for us to work with that.

btw, I don't know why it has the html think there...

Edited at 2012-12-26 11:33 pm (UTC)
Dec 26 2012 (UTC)
LJ can be silly about coding sometimes.

I need to write some Klaus POV sometime, I think. I keep getting inspired for Caroline fic though, I've had two pop out of my head directly after watching recent episodes.
Dec 26 2012 (UTC)
No kidding.

You should! He has such a deep, dark character, it's quite interesting. It's funny, I actually want to write more Caroline-centric fics, but I'm afraid I don't know her well enough. Well, work with them. See where they take you. =)
Dec 26 2012 (UTC)
While I've been working on some Delena stuff along the way, all my VD fics atm are Caroline-centric. I'm beginning to think she may actually challenge Damon for my favourite character award (it's a very shiny trophy!). I have another Caroline/Klaus one in the works that may work to have two POVs though so we'll see ^_^
Dec 27 2012 (UTC)
I have some old Delena stuff I'm considering putting up, once I polish them up of course. Hmm I think I'll go and read the Caroline ones you've written; I'm studying how to accurately characterize her. Ooooh a favourite character award! I want one!! :p That sounds like fun :)
Dec 27 2012 (UTC)
I've got everything up on AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/users/i_paint_the_sky Hope you enjoy!
Dec 27 2012 (UTC)
I can't access that site =/ My parents blocked AO3 and Fanfiction.Net..
Dec 27 2012 (UTC)

Here is an LJ link that will also get you to all of them then! http://fandomfic.livejournal.com/tag/the%20vampire%20diaries
Dec 31 2012 (UTC)
Ooh thank you! I'll check it out :D
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