It wouldn’t be “The Vampire Diaries” if the love stories weren’t complicated. In Season 7, Stefan (Paul Wesley) will be trying to win over Caroline (Candice King). The younger vampire knows that she and Stefan share the same feelings, but she isn’t quite ready for a relationship after the death of her mother and her subsequent killing spree. It’ll be up to Stefan to prove that they could be in a healthy relationship, but don’t expect too many over-the-top romantic gestures. Elena’s ex is taking the simple approach: he’ll be himself.

“He’s going to be sort of the same loving guy he’s been for the past six seasons,” Wesley told TV Line. He’ll be the supportive friend and a shoulder for Caroline to lean on until she is ready for a relationship.

In fact, it seems like Caroline will be the one who has trouble with their lack of a romantic relationship. “Caroline wants to be with Stefan, but she’s also trying to do the right thing by herself, taking the time to mourn her mother’s death so she can enter into this relationship with a clean state and a free mind,” Wesley added. “The heart wants what it wants when it wants it, so we’ll see moments where’s she’s struggling, wanting to say something but not knowing what to say.”

King previously revealed that the state of their relationship might not be exactly what Steroline shippers want. “Fans of the couple shouldn't expect this perfect romance, but what the characters feel for each other is very perfect,” King told TV Guide. “So, if the situations aren't perfect, the intentions are still really good, so that's what they're fighting for through the chaos and the demise of Mystic Falls.”

Caroline and Stefan’s relationship might be fast-tracked if “The Vampire Diaries” decides to write in King’s real life pregnancy. No announcements have been made about possible vampire babies, but King revealed that she thinks they’d be efficient caregivers. “They'd be very quick parents,” the actress told E! Online. “I think with vamp speed, that would definitely help with diaper changes. I don't know if they'd compel a baby not to cry? I don't know if that's cool for vampire parents to do.”

Watch the trailer for “The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 below:

“The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 premieres Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. EDT on The CW.