Okay so. I’m on the track team and there’s this girl who’s a yr older and she’s!!!! So beautiful and nice and wow I was rlly nervous before a race and she calmed me down and at the finish line she put her hands on my shoulders from behind me and I got the ‘oh shit’ feel when you get a new crush and I just???? Ahhhhhhhh
I ship them because I love everything they represent & everything they are.
Because at first it was just this adorable crazy crush a sweet naive girl had on the cute new boy but over time not only did that develop into real feelings but it evolved into mutual respect and admiration. Because Riley knows things about Lucas without him even having to tell her. Because Lucas opens up to this girl he hardly knew and tells her something he’s never told anyone before. Because Riley believes in him and tells him things like ‘be the hero I know you are’. Because Lucas tells her to her face that he’d recognize her anywhere. Because when their relationship seemed to be ending due to a sudden move, they’re still so sweet and wish the best for each other. Because he wants her to continue to be herself wherever she is and she wants him to follows his dreams. Because Lucas’ favorite thing in the entire world is talking to her. Because Riley has hope for them and really that’s all he’s ever wanted. Because he knows her better than she ever knew. Because she would jump into a literal bull pit to make sure he’s okay. Because Lucas would break a counter and burst through her window when he finds out someone is hurting her. Because Riley wasn’t afraid to ask him if he was worth it and Lucas wasn’t afraid to answer ‘yes’. Because he literally became speechless at the sight of her on their first date. Because she was bold and pulled his face into hers for their first kiss. Because they knew better than to rush into a relationship before they were ready. Because they didn’t allow anyone to tell them who they should be. Because her eyes light up whenever he looks at her and his voice cracks when he tells her that she’s the one he wants. Because he reaches out for her hand and gently caresses his thumb across her skin. Because for Lucas it’s always been Riley. Because:
“I choose you and I really want you to choose me.” “I do. I always did.”
and guys, all that stuff about lefou being bad representation? its wrong. throughout the movie, he gets more and more uncomfortable with what gaston is doing, and then, at the end, in the final dance member, they show him dancing with another guy. also, despite the name, hes not at all as foolish as his animated counterpart. hes shown to be more intelligent than a lot of the villagers who follow gaston around, and even switches sides in the big battle, saving the life of a beloved member of the castle servants. hes a good guy, and, honestly, sure, the representation isnt perfect, but i went into that movie expecting him to be the comic relief character bumbling after gaston, and mooning after him. he wasnt. there was definitely something unrequited there, yes, and he did do some things that were questionable, but hes not portrayed as foolish, or evil. hes one of the most developed characters among the villagers, and he even gets at least a hint of a happy ending when he dances in the final dance number. he makes up for all of his ‘evil’ actions, recognizes them as wrong, and gets his happy ending. please, dont boycott this film. its really good.
also, a bonus: the relationship between belle and the beast is actually really well developed and realistic. theyre both very well developed characters, with touching stories and realistic emotions.
tl:dr: lefou isnt portrayed as an idiot and he gets a happy ending with a random background dude, and also the romance between beast and belle is good