There can be a lot of awkwardness when a twosome moves from long-time friends to romantic coupling — especially when one of them used to date the other’s best friend. We’re talking, of course, about The Vampire DiariesStefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola), besties who may or may not be turning romantic. If the two do decide to take the leap, how will Elena (Nina Dobrev) react? Nina spoke to E! Online on the subject.

"I think she would think it was a little strange,” Nina admitted, of Elena’s reaction to a Steroline relationship. “It's always odd when your friends think about…it's the friend code, girlfriend code, but I guess maybe not? She'll deal with that when it comes, but we haven't gotten there. I don't think she's ever noticed anything."

So, Elena’s reaction is still very much in the hypothetical — very useful information. It implies that Steroline won’t be turning romantic anytime soon. Unless Nina is purposefully playing coy to keep from spoiling us, which we would kind of admire her for. Either way, we think she’s spot on in Elena’s possible reaction. First she wouldn’t notice, because she’d be too wrapped up in her own relationship drama. Then she’d be confused and probably a little freaked out. Finally she’d learn to accept it because, let’s face it, of the things that Elena has had to deal with in her life, her ex-boyfriend getting together with her best friend is not that big of a deal. Doesn’t hold a candle to getting possessed for weeks by one’s doppelganger or burning down one’s own house with the corpse of one’s dead brother inside or, you know, turning into a vampire.

How do you think Elena would react to a Steroline romantic development? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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