The friendship between Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) and Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) is one of our favorite relationships on The Vampire Diaries — but will it turn romantic? We’ve long speculated that these two might fall for one another, but a recent tease from E! News has us wondering if it might happen sooner rather than later!

The entertainment news outlet has television gossip concerning a first kiss between two long-shipped characters. There are ten possible couples on the list — and Stefan/Caroline is one of them! Odds are not necessarily in their favor, but the rest of the tease fits in with their dynamic. Apparently, following the kiss (which will happen soon into the new year), “one of them freaks out, and then one of them gets a new love interest.” We could totally see one of them — probably Caroline — flipping out about a change in this long-time friendship. We also know that she is supposed to get a new love interest sometime soon!

The other tidbit E! News shared is that the kiss “will alter the course of these two characters for the rest of the series.” This tease actually makes us think Stefan and Caroline might not be the duo in question — unless TVD is serious about committing to a Stefan/Caroline romance, which seems somewhat unlikely given the fact that Stefan is part of the all-important love triangle and Caroline still has unresolved romantic business with Klaus (or, at least, we hope so). But, hey, stranger things have happened! And tensions are going to be running high after Katherine’s maybe-death!

Do you think Stefan and Caroline will lock lips? Do you want them to? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!