The reason I find my ships so beautiful is because of the friendship that blooms; most of the time I don’t care how close to canon my OTPs are, because they already are so close, and I feel like inst-romances put me off, because I like connections over time, time to form trust, love, and an artful love story.
I’ll start small Take Percabeth for an example. They formed a strong friendship over two books, showed feelings over 2 more, and then learned to love each other.
Miraculous; my favourite of the love square is Ladynoir, because they seem so dependents on each other in the best ways; they trust each other to save the other.
Same goes for Bellarke and Stydia, in which they bring out the best in each other, and while they make mistakes like any other human being, they always find a way (BTW Stydia is practically ALMOST there)
My guilty pleasure;Lams (yeas, I ship John Laurens and Alexander Hamilton. In real life and in the musical)
And then there’s Destiel my top OTP, in which I don’t care if they kiss, f*ck, or whatever; I want them to hold hands, or just give hints on something (like they don’t already) or a confession or SOMETHING it doesn’t have to be smut; I actually prefer fluff but pLEASE
Many other minor ships of mine also form after friendships.. I DON’T KNOW IT’S LIKE MY THING I look for in all romances