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Tal vez jamás leas lo que escribo o tal vez si lo lees ni sepas que este mensaje es para ti… Te extraño y disculpa si he cambiado, la verdad sólo necesito saber si me quieres de la misma forma que te quiero a ti, no como amigas, no como conocidas…

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They watched their evil counterpart saunter away, before turning to face their chosen one best friend with a raised eyebrow. “You might want to do something cool, because that was impressive and honestly I’m a bit persuaded and a lot turned on right now.” 

“You’re the worst.” 

“So it would seem. But look, you’ve got ample opportunity to seduce me to the light side!”

“You’re enjoying this far too much.”

“Let me have this, just for a minute. Otherwise it’s all far too depressing.”

4

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and Fitz and I discovered the new Avatar, an earthbender named Daisy. And although her earthbending skills are great, she has a lot to learn before she’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Daisy can save the world.

Honestly, the Bellarke separation and time jump, and a good portion of their dynamic overall, fall into such a blatantly obvious TV trope for slow burn couples I don’t know how some people still don’t think they’re endgame… I mean… IT’S. SO. FUCKING. OBVIOUS. 

Just look at them compared to (some of) the most mainstream/popular ships in the genre.

Bellamy and Clarke (The 100)

  • 4 condensed seasons (58 episodes) and not explicitly canon
  • partnership dynamic
  • “together”/”i can’t do this without you” moment
  • separation
  • thinks the other is, or could be, dead
  • no other slow burns on the show (besides kabby, but they don’t fit the ep rule)

Canon “Slow Burn” Ships (40 ep or more)

Mulder and Scully (The X-Files)

  • 7 full seasons to kiss, 10 to go “canon” (romance still denied by show runner)
  • partnership dynamic: check
  • “together”/”i can’t do this without you” moment: check (x20)
  • separation: check 
  • thought the other was dead: check
  • no other slow burns on the show

Rick and Michonne (The Walking Dead)

  • 4 condensed seasons to kiss and go canon
  • partner ship dynamic: check
  • “together”/”i can’t do this without you” moment: check
  • separation: check 
  • thought the other was dead: check (for a brief second but also probably assumed dead after the prison attack)
  • no other canon slow burns on the show

Fitz and Simmons (Agents of SHIELD)

  • 3 full seasons to kiss, then go canon
  • partnership dynamic: check 
  • “together”/”i can’t do this without you” moment: check
  • separation: check 
  • thought the other was dead: check
  • no other canon slow burns on the show

Stiles and Lydia (Teen Wolf)

  • 3 full seasons to kiss, 6 to go canon
  • partnership dynamic: check
  • “together”/”i can’t do this without you” moment: check
  • separation: check
  • thought the other was dead: she forgot he existed so… partial check?
  • no other canon slow burns on the show

Emma and Hook (Once Upon a Time)

  • 3 full seasons to kiss and then go canon 
  • partnership dynamic: kinda
  • “together”/”i can’t do this without you” moment: check
  • separation: check (multiple times)
  • thought the other was dead: check
  • no other canon slow burns on the show

I mean HELLO??? 

Just extended separations (especially combined with one thinking or assuming the other could be dead/one never giving up hope of finding them) is such a romantic trope linked with canon romantic couples. Desmond and Penny (Lost), Jamie and Claire (Outlander), Glenn and Maggie (The Walking Dead), again Mulder and Scully (The X-Files) thought the other had died at least once a season. Even books use it: Jane and Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre), Kell and Lila (Shades of Magic series), Kaz and Inej (SoC), Darrow and Mustang (Red Rising), Katniss and Peeta (The Hunger Games), Buttercup and Wesley (The Princess Bride)???, I mean Odysseus and Penelope for fUCKS SAKE (The Odyssey).

It’s almost as if long separations (where one half thinks the other could be dead) are almost always linked with romantic relationships… interesting… very interesting. It is not a platonic trope, my guys.

They wouldn’t go through the trouble of separating Bellamy and Clarke, and focusing on the specific reactions of Bellamy leaving Clarke (not his sister), and Clarke being without Bellamy (not her mother or other friends) if it wasn’t romantic as fuck and an endgame ship. Platonic my ass….


**Disclaimer, since this is Tumblr and some people like to get mad: this is not me directly comparing Bellarke to any of these ship (besides maybe Mulder and Scully, but I do that anyway). The only thing I’m comparing about these ships are the pace of their progression, and the aspects of their dynamic that are common with slow burn ships. I didn’t pick them for any other reason, other than they were the most popular and longest ships in the category I discussed.