Love stories can sometimes overshadow stories featuring platonic relationships. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about does-the-guy-get-the-girl-in-the-end stories. I want a good love story amid all that adventure and peril. But there is something beautiful about friendship. So today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite speculative friends.
Samwise and Frodo. Yeah, these two go without saying. “Come, Mr. Frodo!’ he cried. ‘I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you.” And definitely loved the camaraderie between Legolas and Gimli.
Harry, Ron, Hermione. You know. Before the hormones got involved and all. But still. Don’t they make a great team?
Elsa and Anna. Sisters, but such love and sacrifice.
Captain Kirk and Spock, but they were more of team. How can you have Spock and Kirk without Bones or Scotty, Uhura, Checkov, and Sulu?
Carda and gang from the Spacetime Legacy by K. M. Carroll. Spliced-werewolf-dude, time and space magic, cat-girl, regular ol’ humans, and the author keeps adding more awesome characters.
Maurin and Aric. Cousins yet close friends. Ripped away from their world and sold into slavery, Bid the Gods Arise might not have ended with them on the same page, but you cannot deny the commitment they have for each other. Here’s hoping it will stand the trials to come!
Kim and Sophie from The Hidden Series by Clare Davidson. When someone stands by your side through danger and death and crazy stuff, that person is indeed someone special.
So what say you? Who would you add to the list?