Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Well, that's not a tough one for me. Will and Lyra from the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. Because they're so young, there's an innocence to their relationship. And they're not thinking about each other all the time in the romantic sense, they just grow to care about each other. And long before there are any signs of romance, they just work well together, as two individuals, both used to relying only on themselves, who find that they need each other's help. Plus, the end--will put this vague semi-spoiler in brackets in case anyone wants to just skip over it--[[is totally tragic but you know they both made the right decision and you just want to snuggle them and tell them it will be okay.]]
So yeah. For me, no other couple I've ever read shines quite so brightly.
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