THE VAMPIRE DIARIES BOOK SERIES :: KLAUS
"I was tearing pretty white throats when your ancestors were building the Colosseum. I killed with Alexander’s army. I fought in the Trojan War. I’m old, Salvatore. I’m one of the Originals. In my earliest memories I carried a bronze ax.
I helped bring the Roman Empire down,” the blond man continued dreamly. “They called us barbarians, they just didn’t understand! War, Salvatore! There’s nothing like it. Europe was exciting then. I decided to stick around the countryside and enjoy myself. Strange, you know, people never really seemed comfortable around me. They used to run or hold crosses.” He shook his head. “But one woman came and asked my help. She was a maid in a baron’s household, and her little mistress was sick. Dying, she said. She wanted me to do something about it. And so…” The smile returned and broadened, getting wider and impossibly wider, “I did. She was a pretty little thing.”
"Katherine," he [
Stefan] said, litfting his head to look at the man. “You’re the vampire who changed Katherine.”
"To save her life," the blond man said, as if Stefan were stupid at learning a lesson. "Which your little sweetheart here took."
- Dark Reunion [LJ Smith]