If there’s one couple on The Originals that we’re totally rooting for, it would definitely be Elijah Mikaelson (Daniel Gillies) and Hayley Marshall (Phoebe Tonkin). Sure, their potential romance is a little complicated — she’s carrying his brother’s baby and he’s always at odds with said brother — so we’re not quite sure how Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) would react if this became a full-on ship instead their current innocent connection. But can we expect these two to share their first kiss sooner rather than later?

According to E! News, Elijah and Hayley’s budding romance is one of ten long-shipped couples that could be experiencing a first kiss “which will happen pretty soon in the new year.” The odds aren’t exactly in the Originals couple’s favor — since they are one of ten options — but we are crossing our fingers for them. Ever since Elijah held Hayley in the pool when she almost died in Episode 6 (“Fruit of the Poisoned Tree”), our hearts have been aching for these two.

Even though we’re throwing our vote for Hayley and Elijah’s first kiss, there are other clues that lead us to believe they aren’t the destined couple. E! News also teases that the kiss will “alter the course of these two characters for the rest of the series.” And it doesn’t sound good.

“They kiss,” the tease continues. “One of them freaks out. And then one of them gets a new love interest.” That doesn’t really sound like the outcome of Hayley and Elijah finally locking lips. These two seem like an endgame couple, in our opinion, and while Klaus might be ticked off at this pairing, we don’t think the vamp or the preggers werewolf would get freaked and then rebound with the next-closest supernatural creature. Then again, we could be wrong!

Thank goodness E! News is promising to narrow the list down to two after getting a few hundred retweets. We’ll keep you updated!

Do you think Elijah and Hayley will be the couple to finally kiss? Hit the comments and speculate!

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!