On the one hand, I’m really totally not in the Valentine’s Day mood this year.
But on the other, this tag has been floating around the blogging world for a while now and today’s pretty much the perfect day to answer it. So here goes…
Ivanhoe and Rebecca: Name a couple that should have been together
Cath and Jest (Heartless). I’m still reeling from the emotional pain of this relationship. Jest was perfect and Cath would have been perfect had Things Gone According To Plan and then he was MARTYRED and Cath became a stupid monarch and it was all kinds of awful.
Jo and Laurie: Name a couple that should have stayed friends…or did stay friends…
Any girl in Robin’s life besides Marian (BBC Robin Hood, you know). Kate and Isabella were huge mistakes. In fact, I can’t decide who was a bigger mistake for Robin – and that’s saying something not great about Kate because, I mean, Isabella ending up killing Robin and all.
Jane and Mr. Rochester: Name a couple that looked like the chances of a happily ever after were next to none!
Katniss and Peeta (The Hunger Games). *bawls* They both could’ve died a hundred times over and Peeta gets brainwashed in the worst possible way and for most of the series it’s like there’s not even a thought of a happy ending for them. And it’s incredibly heartbreaking.
Jane and Mr. Bingley: Name a couple that is just sooo happy!
Barney and Valancy Snaith (The Blue Castle). Now I want to live in a tiny cabin and be outrageously happy every day… ❤
Kit and Ella: Name your favorite fairytale couple
That would be Flynn/Eugene and Rapunzel (‘Tangled’). Unless we’re talking fairytale retellings, in which case I sooooo ship all the couples from the Lunar Chronicles. (Except Kai and Levana. Because that’s just gross.) But, yes, Eugene and Rapunzel are golden.
Molly Gibson and Roger Hamley: Name a couple where the woman is basically ignored by the suitor until the end of the story
Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot (Persuasion). Captain Wentworth is kind of jerky and I don’t much care for him, but he and Anne are a good couple. Except for the whole ignoring thing.
Sarah and Jacob Witting: Name a couple that found love later in life
Konrad and Lisette (Songs in the Night series). They weren’t too old when they finally got married (late forties, at most) but it took so long for them to find each other after the events of the second book in the series. One of my favorite ships ever.
Don Lockwood and Kathy Seldon: Name a couple from a musical
Don and Kathy (‘Singin’ in the Rain’). Because I couldn’t think of any other musical couple that I shipped as much as them. From their highly unorthodox first meeting to ‘You Are My Lucky Star’, I’m entranced by their love story.
Anne and Gilbert: Name a couple that didn’t start out on the right foot
Belle and the Beast/Adam (‘Beauty and the Beast’). Definitely didn’t start out on the right foot. 😀
Faramir and Eowyn: Name a couple with the sweetest love story
Lucy and Jack (‘While You Were Sleeping’). THEY ARE THE MOST ADORABLE COUPLE EVER. It’s so cool how they gradually fall in love without even realizing it and, sure, it’s a little clichéd, but also incredibly sweet. Plus, the movie itself is one of the coziest, loveliest films I’ve ever seen.
How many of these couples do you ship, too?