After much deliberation, I'm marking this fic closed. It ended largely because I endured a lengthy bout of writer's block after the season three hiatus, but also because canon diverted so far from anything I imagined for this fic. There was to be one final chapter, but every time I tried to write it, I realized I'd accomplished all I wanted for Caroline. Will Caroline/Klaus stay together forever? Maybe. I don't know, and didn't know even when I was writing the fic. But my version of Caroline was settled in the woman she was becoming, and accepting of a partner who could show her the world. So it's done. Thank you for the enormous outpouring of support while the fic was active, the years it languished in work in progess status. I appreciate all the responses, comments, and feedback for this fic. It was so much fun to write and I hope you all enjoyed. THANK YOU.