Are Stefan and Caroline taking their friendship to the next level on The Vampire Diaries? Steroline fans, you may want to sit down for this one. 

According to the synopsis for Season 5, Episode 12 ("The Devil Inside"), "Caroline makes a stunning confession to Elena, then has to face the consequence of her actions with Stefan and Tyler." Now, there are two possibilities here. Either Caroline kisses Klaus upon his return to Mystic Falls (we don't want to get our Klaroline hopes up!), or Caroline and Stefan finally kiss. (It should also be noted that Stefan and Caroline are still one of four couples who are possibly destined for an unexpected kiss, per E! Online.)

Stefan and Caroline's budding friendship has been one of the best parts of The Vampire Diaries since Season 2, and over the last few seasons, we've really started to see how these two could work as a couple. She's his rock when he needs her most, and he's always there to put a smile back on her face. Plus, they have insane chemistry! 

Back in November, Paul Wesley told eager fans at EyeCon 2013"They grow you know closer as [Season 5] goes on. I take it that a lot of you guys like Klaus and Caroline together… Yeah, I know, but I like that Steroline business. They have a nice little thing going on.” Hm, that sounds like romantic development to us! We wonder how Klaus will take the news... 

What do you think, TVD fans: will Stefan and Caroline finally kiss, or do we have this all wrong? Sound off in the comments! 

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new episode of Reign.

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things The Vampire Diaries. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!