Favourite Fictional Couples
Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a romantic relationship or not, you can still celebrate the day. Today is the day of love. Celebrate by sending a kind message to a family member or friend. Brighten someone’s day. If you are in a relationship, you don’t have to go out to enjoy the time with your significant other. Stay in. Cook a nice meal. Spend the night together. It doesn’t matter.
Today is a day about showing people you love them , just like you should every day. Celebrate love. It’s the best thing we have! In honour of the day of love, I’ve decided to talk about my favourite fictional romances.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark
With The Hunger Games being one of my all-time favourite fandoms, I definitely need to weigh in the long standing debate of whether Katniss should be with Gale or Peeta. Before the movies even released, I always wanted Katniss to be with Peeta. Despite what people say about Katniss, I really empathize with her. She doesn’t live in a society where getting married and having children leads to happy endings. Quite the opposite really. But when the only way to save her and Peeta’s life was pretend to be in love, she did so. But out of that grew a real bond. A friendship forged in the horror of the games. A love grown from a deep understanding of the horror of the games. Both Peeta and Katniss have PTSD, so they can easily empathize with each other. While Gale doesn’t understand what it was like and often made assumptions far from the reality of Katniss’s feelings. She made the right choice to spend the rest of her life with the person who has taken care of her before they had even said hello.
Marshall Ericksen and Lily Aldrin
One of my favourite television series is How I Met Your Mother. One of the reasons I love this show so much is because of the bond between Marshall and Lily. They’re the best of friends. They bring out the best in each other and support the other unconditionally. Their love is true and has stood the test of time. They both have changed a lot over the course of their relationship but they have grown together. They know each other inside and out and accept the other one for who they are. And even after having kids and going through financial troubles, they’re still a strong couple.
Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe
I’ve always loved Anne and Gilbert together. They’re relationship is built on years of friendship and intellectual competition. I love their relationship so much that it’s become one of the things that I’m most looking forward to with CBC’s Anne with an E series.
Carl and Ellie Fredricksen
One of the best love stories was told in the beginning of Pixar’s Up. I love this relationship because they met as dorky wacky children and grew up together and matured. I especially love the scenes of them sitting together in their living room, holding hands and reading their books. It was a simple tale with minimal talking but it still pulled one my heart strings. And who’s heart didn’t break when Ellie passed away.
Tell me who your favourite fictional couples are in the comments below!