Solangelo will always have a special place in my heart, not because they were well developed or because they’re perfect together, but because they were literally the first gay couple I’d ever seen depicted in a ya novel. At that point I didn’t even really know there was queer media so I just read what everyone else read: Harry Potter, pjo, the hunger games trilogy, etc. but hoo and toa were the first time I’d read about a gay boy/relationship in ya fiction and I immediately clung onto it bc holy shit they’re gay!! They’re literally gay right there in front of my eyes in this series that I’ve loved since I was nine!! This series that I adore has someone, a happy couple, like me! It was groundbreaking and even though I barely had any connection to will solace and they’re relationship was sprung out of nothing, I clung onto it like it gave me oxygen, even when everyone shit on it for being rushed and underdeveloped (funny how they’re the main target for that particular criticism when it’s true of literally EVERY ship except percabeth in hoo) and idk I just couldn’t forget about solangelo or ever possibly hate it bc it’s a part of me now. A very very happy and giddy part.
Are we going to talk about that part in Episode 11 where Throk comes asking for Ruff to marry him and Hiccup has to literally keep Astrid from killing Throk and as he leads her away he yells “Watch it!” or something and then a huge crash because #MARRIED.