I’ve been reblogging and fangirling on my FB all day about this but…
THIS IS WHY I STILL SHIP SO HARDCORE AFTER TWENTY YEARS.
They are OTP. Sarah attests to it, David has given interviews for eons about how he knows they end up together and now even Joss admits it’s the greatest love story he’s ever written.
THEY ARE OT-MOTHERFREAKIN’-P.
ARGUMENT IS INVALID. I CAN NOW DIE A HAPPY SHIPPER.
Also, it should be noted that David has maintained for years that he doesn’t do reunions – OF ANY KIND. He hates them - he prefers to move forward to new projects. He’s been maintaining this mantra since at least 2003 – FOURTEEN YEARS AGO.
That’s also another concept that makes this so interesting – you could tell DB was a bit uncomfortable/anxious – yet when it comes to SMG, there’s this camaraderie and closeness that they have…it’s unlike any other. I think he went back on his anti-reunions mantra because of SMG and their mutual adoration for one another, not to mention this ship. He still goes on record to this day and thanks her for a lot of the great successes in his career, and that RL friendship and their fictional pairing is still the ONE thing that he looks back on when he refers to the Whedonverse.