Somebody once told me it was because I’m a masochist lmao! It’s true tho shhhhh. I do revel in ship angst tbh. I love the pain and tears. I just hate myself!
No fr, that scene between them when he said “You look perfect” was so so good. Even though I didn’t agree with everything Hayley said (or tbh I wished she didn’t feel that way) but I can’t deny it was so beautifully tragic. The way they feel about each other, this point in their relationship where they can no longer act on their feelings, how Elijah was desperately trying to tell her he loves her just once before he’s stripped of that opportunity, I don’t think he was ever going to say it to her if not for that wedding tbh (that’s why I’m not that mad at Jackson or that storyline lol!), when she said “I have felt everything for you” DEAR GOD HELP ME! I knew I was in trouble. The tears kept rolling through. Elijah’s single tear was like a dagger right through the heart. I don’t know what hit me, but it was like the first time I truly realized how much Elijah really loves Hayley. I cried so hard. I got hit by a truckfull of FEEEEELS! It was glorious. I really came to appreciate their relationship in that moment. I kinda shipped them casually before, but it was never that deep. After that episode, I knew I’m in deep.
When I rewatch old scenes I can clearly see their appeal and get them feels. They do have something special. And it’s entertaining to watch. The chemistry is great. Maybe I’ll feel differently tomorrow, but as for now, I’m really looking forward to more Haylijah in the future.
It’s so weird to actually ship them hard at the one point a lot of shippers stopped shipping them or other people gave up on them completely but the heart wants what it wants idc lmao! It’s the beauty of TV, watching the same scene and having completely different opinion/emotions/interpretation.