A/N: this is a story of one shots between this awesome couple. I do not own Vampire Diaries, unfortunately, but I hope you enjoy this just the same XP

"I love you," I said, the words merely louder than a whisper. He looked down at me with his intense brown eyes while a grin played at his lips.

"I love you too." Tyler's deep voice was music to my ears. I gave a small laugh that he felt the same, I didn't know why I was so worried that he wouldn't return my feelings. "But—but it's more than that," he said caressing my face. His hand was like a warm flame against the chill of my skin. His eyes twinkled and I saw myself reflecting off them like a portrait of Juliet for her Romeo. I loved the way he made me feel. "Caroline, I'm in love with you."

"Wha-" I managed to say. "Tyler." This should have been good news. Why did my smile falter?

"No, hear me out," he pleaded. "I don't—I don't care that you're a vampire. It doesn't matter that I'm a werewolf. You and me, together, we can do this." He rested his forehead against mine like an artist to his canvas and took calming breaths.

I pulled away, slightly. There was a difference between loving someone, and being in love. He saw the trouble on my face and his eyes shimmered, wondering what I was thinking.

This wasn't supposed to happen. I was only supposed to keep an eye on him. And yet, he became my friend, someone I shared my secrets with. He didn't care about Elena like everyone else. His world wasn't wrapped around her. Even Bonnie was more concerned about Elena instead of trying to help me. It took her days before she even considered making a ring for me not to burn in the sun.

Tyler loved me, he was IN love with me, Caroline, the girl with the worst relationship problems. For once I wasn't into someone who abused and mistreated me. For once, I didn't fall for a guy, like Matt, who only had eyes for Elena. For once, I was genuinely happy. It didn't matter that he was a Werewolf, I knew we'd make it through. That is, unless I screwed it up as usual.

I bit my lip, knowing this couldn't last. "Caroline." My eyes fluttered back to him by the simple way he said my name. "Please, don't leave me hanging. I said I was in love with you. I'm not expecting you to feel the same way, but you kinda just shut down for a sec there."

"Tyler, what are we doing," I said, pulling away. "Do you know who I am? My first boy friend was a psychopath and my second was in love with my best friend."

"This isn't like that. I'm in love with you. The way you look away when you're thinking. The way your eyebrows scrunch together when something is bothering you." He took a step towards me with his head tilted down to my face and laced my fingers through his. "You could have died the first night I turned, but you stayed. It was your voice I heard in my wolf state. No one else would have done that."

"Tyler, of course I stayed," I said looking up at him. "You were alone and needed support. I knew you weren't going to do anything to me. I just wish…" my voice trailed off. I just wish that Damon hadn't killed his Uncle, that I could tell him I wasn't the only vampire. But I couldn't. Instead, I smiled, happy with the moment we were in, and leaned up for a deep kiss.

His lips were soft, but firm, gentle, yet passionate. It took everything I had to pull away. "Tyler, I think I'm in love with you too."

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