Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I don’t know what it’s like where you all are from, but here in the states, the stores have exploded in reds and pinks and chocolates and stuffed animals, all trying to woo us into purchasing said merchandise to show our affection to our friends, families, and special someones in our lives.
Can you tell I’m thrilled?
So, I thought it would be fun to explore some of our favorite couples in speculative fiction in the upcoming weeks. But we couldn’t really dig in without sharing about our favorite almost couples. You know the ones, whether in movies or books, we are rooting for and it just doesn’t happen…or hasn’t happened yet…or they die!!! Oh, the heartache! Course, the swordfights, explosions, and possible-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it helps to balance that out. (Because there’s just no way you’re going to get me to read a story with all that heartache without something to ease the pain. Ha!)
So without further ado:
My favorite almost couples.
The first couple that jumps to my mind is:
Nym and Eogan.
Oh. My. Goodness. She can command elements of weather and create storms like you’ve never seen, and he can calm her. These two almost couple just might have a chance if what I am thinking is true, hoping is true in regards to THAT ending of Storm Siren. I shall defy logic until I’ve read book two.
If you’ve read any of the Tales of Goldstone Wood novels, you might have noticed a certain almost-couple that might be, could be if they could just get their act together, or quit acting altogether, ha! Yes, I am talking about Eanrin and Imraldera. At the moment, their non-couple-ish is in the background and that particular storyline has been left hanging thus, far. We shall see! (On a side note, I am currently reading Golden Daughter, so I am unaware any further development on their relationship…yet.)
Another almost-couple pair is Lore and Rowen in Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse. These two are strong characters that stand for honor, integrity, and loyalty. And they’re not too bad with a sword either. I mean she is a guard for a lady while he’s the captain of the guard, how cool is that? Makes the hint of romance just tastier, in my opinion. Of course, that also means they can’t just “get together” like “normal” people do, you know. If you’ve read the second book, Son of Truth, please don’t ruin it for me! Unless, of course, they do get together–no just kidding! I plan to read the sequel this year. Or maybe I’ll have to wait for the Heir of Hope to come out before I know. Gulp!
And then there’s Jude and Parvin in A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes. I…um…can’t say too much without spoiling the story. Let’s just say…I might be holding onto some false hope because of what a certain someone said. BUT if that’s not the case….perhaps another spark of hope instead? One can only hope right? Of course, not all stories have a bit of romance thrown into the mix, but it sure is nice. 🙂
So what say you? Who is your favorite almost-couple?