Okay so this may be a bit SPOILER-y so proceed no further, close your eyes and hit the spacebar if you have not read it completely. I will tag this with spoiler, spoilers, sla spoilers, and snow like ashes spoilers so blacklist that. If you do proceed to read this I will bold and all caps SPOILER before I say anything in the least bit spoiler-y because I am one of those people who needs more reminders when I do not blacklist certain things and I hate spoilers myself so I don’t like to contribute to spoiling anyone else. I will try to make it as non-spoiler-y as I can, but I might slip up so I’m taking precautions.
Also, the topic is not that serious, but anyways, I am seriously conflicted about ships in SLA. Mather and Theron are both some seriously good bachelors so, I want a little bit of input on this from others and how you guys feel about it.
In the beginning of the book I was all for Mather and I thought he was the best, not perfect, but pretty great. Like when he did that really nice thing for Meira that Sir didn’t want her to do, but you know what happened. That was where I was mostly sold on Mather. Like I totally ship it, it’s going to happen. I know it. I know it.
PARTS FROM HERE ON HAVE SOME SPOILER-Y CONTENT! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
And when he gave her that kiss before they left the Rania Planes I honestly flailed.
But then we get to Cordell and all of that crazy, super crazy deal making goes on where Meira has to you know what Theron because King Noam is a jerky jerk. And Meira is pretty ticked off at Mather and Sir for making the arrangement without her consent and she’s pretty pissed off at both of them so it kind of affected my original perception of Mather and I was mad at him too, so there I was obviously like NO YOU JERK HOW COULD YOU
Then we meet and get to know Theron, the prince who doesn’t necessarily want to become a king and has this passion for art and literature (I was sold when we found out he wrote the poem) and he’s just this really great, really awesome guy. (My dream guy tbh) and everything from there on out I was just getting more and more enamored by his character. AND WHEN THEY KISS and the way that Meira describes it I was just like THIS IS IT.
But after everything happens and Meira and Mather at the end are talking, my Mather love came back. I mean I love Theron, but Mather was in my heart first after he faked being hurt, so nevertheless I am very, very conflicted about how I feel and who I ship.
ALSO, I need to talk about you know what the ship names are going to be bc we just have to have those.
SO Meira + Theron = Meiron or Theira
and Meira + Mather = Meirer or Mathra
I don’t know what I’m doing I have never thought up ship names myself, so help a sister out please.
Last thing, I do not mean to be all team this or team that as far as shipping goes, I just really want to know what people think. AND I think it would be cool if Meira didn’t end up with anyone and everyone was just friends in the end bc that’s okay too, Meira is strong and badass and awesome and she could rule Winter all by herself if she wanted to. I’m not trying to make it all a love story either, because SLA is about a lot more than that, it’s about a war that’s happening between the kingdoms of Primoria and how one of the Seasons is trying to stay alive and keep their culture alive while being oppressed by an evil king. It’s so much deeper than love between a person and another person, it’s about the love that someone has for their home, their kingdom, where they come from and wanting to get it back, wanting to preserve what is left and help save their people.
This was longer than I expected it to be, but yes, let me know what you think, I would enjoy hearing it.