Stefan and Caroline fans, The Vampire Diaries is granting your wish.

Although Caroline (Candice Accola) will be doing her best to avoid Stefan (Paul Wesley) when Season 7 picks up, executive producer Caroline Dries tells us it's only a matter of time before his charm, good looks and hero hair, work his way into Caroline's heart.

"As much as there's chaos around her, every time she looks at Stefan she gets butterflies," Dries says in the video above. "So, it's only a matter of time before it's like... 'You make me happy.' So, we'll see them get together soon."

The Vampire Diaries' Candice Accola gives us a glimmer of hope for Stefan and Caroline's future

OK, but how soon? (We have waited six seasons after all!) "Their relationship is coming in stages," Dries says. "Just because two people kiss doesn't mean they're going steady or whatever the term is now. So, they'll have their starts and stops a bit, but we'll explore each of those chapters of the relationship."

Are you excited that Stefan and Caroline - humanity and all - are finally going to be together?

The Vampire Diaries returns on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8/7c on The CW.

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