Alaric & Jeremy
|Pairing:||Alaric Saltzman & Jeremy Gilbert|
|Alternative name(s):||Jalaric (also used for the romantic type)|
|Canonical?:||in a way yes|
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They first met when Alaric became a teacher at Mystic Falls High School, they immediately developed a friendly relationship with Alaric helping Jeremy focus more on school work. Later on Alaric started dating Jeremy's aunt, Jenna Sommers, and became even closer with the Gilbert family. After Jenna's death Alaric became the legal guardian of Jeremy and his sister Elena, moving in with the Gilberts. He later also became Jeremy's mentor in all things vampire-hunting.
Fandom portrays Alaric & Jeremy to have a close relationship, either mentor/student or father/son. Alaric often becomes Jeremy's guardian or adoptive father (either through marriage to Jenna or actual adoption).