The Only Hope for Me is You

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Title: The Only Hope for Me is You
Author(s): livingdeadblondegirl
Date(s): First published: Oct 25, 2012; completed: Jan 17, 2015
Length: 244,179 words
Genre: het
Fandom: Vampire Diaries
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The Only Hope for Me is You is a very popular Klaus/Caroline All Human AU fic by livingdeadblondegirl.

The author notes in the epilogue:

This fic has been such a big part of my life for the last almost two years that it's hard to imagine it's done. When I came up with this story, I thought a few people would like it but the response to this has blown my mind. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for every reader who took the time to read this, follow/favorite, or every person who also left a review, you have no idea how much it means to me. You guys helped me make this story more than I originally envisioned it, and I'm very grateful for that.
I've had some people ask me via reviews or PMs if I have any plans to write another story. I do, and it's pretty much all outlined and I hope that I'll be able to write it.


Official Summary:Niklaus Mikaelson is a single father but is also a business man who needs someone to take care of the kids for him. When their current nanny retires, he finds himself needing a replacement. When Stefan offers a solution, Klaus agrees to interview Caroline Forbes.

Fan Reaction

As of January 27, 2015, it's the most reviewed fic on It has 3,937 reviews, 1,530 favorites, and 2,016 follows.

Reviews and Comments

art for the fic with various fan reactions quoted on the image
I love this story so much !! If you haven’t read it yet, then you should definitely stop what you are doing and start because it’s amazing and it is one of my favs with TUIB !![1]
I’m sure you all are already reading this and I’m the last person to jump on the band wagon. But it’s seriously good. I binge read this one straight through 46 chapters (Does that seem overwhelming? Don’t worry, the first 20 odd chapters are pretty short). I admire Miranda’s ability to turn the kids in her fic (yes, kids, plural. More than one) into actual characters with thoughts and emotions instead of baby talking, cockblockers (was that harsh)? Not to mention, Miranda’s writing is fantastic. It’s the first story I’ve ever read of her’s and I think she is absolutely great and I’ll be checking out her other stuff.[2]
I, as every other KC fan on the planet, adore this fix :) I love the interactions from the very beginning, so much so that I planned on commenting back around chapter 18, but was so engrossed in NEEDING to know what was going to happen next that I couldn't stop to comment. I adore your Caroline, she is so alive, without straying from the core of her character as we know her, and your Klaus is just so rich! He still has his demons, otherwise he wouldn't be Klaus, but you have developed him so so thoroughly. As a reader, I can't get enough of it, even if as a writer, I am intimidated :)
I remember wanting to comment in chapter 18 or 19 about the trip to Barbados sounding so much like a summer trip I used to take with a bunch of families that I babysat/nannied for (though, I certainly didn't have a Klaus to ogle haha), so seeing that effectively shared was lovely. And then a couple chapters later you had the quote from Serenity and I about died!
This story is just a masterpiece. Thank you so much for sharing it with us![3]
This has been one of my favourite Klaroline fics and I'm so sad it's over, but I gotta say it was a pretty good ending. I loved every single word of it! This was an amazing fic and it will always be one of my favourites.[3]
Wow! I'm speechless.. It was indeed a wonderful & amazing journey worth travelling with you.. I can't believe that we are already in the end..
Firstly, I want to really thank you for giving us this extraordinary & heartfelt fanfic story. Personally this touched my heart, I can still remember the first time I stumbled upon your story & indeed it changed my life. I really patiently waited for your updates every week.
This story of yours is my most favorite among all Klaroline fanfics here.. I'm saddened that this story has reached its end, but I'm also happy that it ended zestfully & blissfully.. How I wish that this happy ending would happen in canon too.. I know that time will surely come ..[3]


The fic won Best Completed Fiction 2014 and Best Fluffy Fiction in 2013 and 2014 at Klaroline Awards[4]

Posters and Fanart


  1. rec post, accessed January 27, 2015.
  2. rec post, accessed January 27, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 review page, accessed January 27, 2015.
  4. Winner announcement, accessed January 27, 2015.