It is so surreal to think my OTP is getting married tomorrow. In one day. Less than a day, now, actually.
It’s not that I’ve never had married ships before, or never viewed one of my ships get married, it’s just never been quite like this. It’s never been so big a deal - both to me personally and in terms of focus within the show itself and promotion from the network and media. It’s just that it’s usually been a blip in an episode with very little build up (Danny and Lindsay in CSI NY), or in some weird, rushed, not-quite-real moment right before a shows cancellation (Richard and Kahlan from Legend of the Seeker), or happened long after I had fallen behind and stopped watching the show (Booth and Brennan).
And I’ve never waited so long for it. Most ships that I’ve shipped for as long or longer as CS never got married on screen. It happened in the ending of the book, or they were married at a point before a series-ending flash forward - things like that.
There’s also the fact that I’ve just never shipped something with quite the same intensity and joy and dedication as I have Emma and Killian. I don’t think anything in my time as a fangirl has ever felt as long awaited or earned or magical as this occurrence with this ship (okay, the moment Ron and Hermione finally got together might be comparable - that was a long wait and an epic moment of payoff and happiness). And I don’t know that I’ve ever had an OTP with such focus or love given to it by the writers, cast, and creators of their story. And any weddings have certainly not been so important, grand, or special an occasion as the writers and ABC have made Captain Swan’s.
This is pretty much something entirely new and special for me and I’m loving it. I cannot wait for tomorrow!