Your canon material for study: 'That Naughty Flashback Scene'
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On April 6th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Ah. You make an interesting point. Actually, I'm tempted to think that Klaus already knew that Lucrezia didn't share the level of his feelings. It might be that while he had genuine love for her, also on the side he felt like he had to protect Bill and keep her away from him.
Knowledge of human nature suggests that Klaus probably didn't know--at that time-- exactly why he couldn't resist Lu. He probably was somewhat in love, especially attracted to the dark streak, somewhat (shamefacedly) triumphing over the Heterodynes (esp. if Bill and Lucrezia didn't get it on until AFTER marriage), and subconciously, to some extent trying to protect Bill by taking that grenade.
Real people are complicated like that.
Fortunately, I think Klaus got a better handle on his emotions later on.