No matter how many times they’re done, there are a few tropes I’ll read 100 times with the same ship, by 100 different authors.
Here are just a few of those tropes:
1. Fake Dating AU.
Whether it’s a short exchange with a stranger because there’s a creep who won’t stop hitting on them, or a fully planned out, year-long con to fool their family, I can never get enough of these.
2. Trapped in A Small Space Together
Freezing to death in an engine room. Hiding together in a closet to avoid being killed. Locked in a room, running out of air.
No matter the context, this one always makes my day, especially if one of the people trapped isn’t usually big on physical contact.
3. Taking Care of Children Together
Innocent little kids have a way of bringing out the soft side of even the fiercest characters.
4. Unnaturally Truthful
Truth serums, an excess of pain meds, and outside threats are just a few of the ways my beloved ships can be forced to admit things they never would under normal circumstances.
5. Amnesia/Forgetting The Other
Sometimes they hit their head. Sometimes they were brainwashed. Sometimes they died and came back to life.
Whatever the reason, one doesn’t know the other, and the other has to faithfully stick by them, and try to help them remember. (Or start from scratch, befriending them and falling in love all over again.)
6. Grumpy, Distant Characters Turning Into Human Puppies Around That Special Someone
This requires no explanation, I believe.
7. Everyone Knows One Loves The Other
Except, of course, the other.
8. First Kiss Forgotten
Maybe someone was under mind control when it happened, or maybe they just had a bit too much to drink, but Person A remembers Person B kissing them, and Person B has no idea it happened. (Or DO THEY?)
I really hate how I only see Phichit as the goofy side character/”Captain of the V*ctuuri ship”. Like the dude made literal history for his home country and has a dream and has worked so hard to reach the Grand Prix. He skated to two songs that changed his life+set him on the path to skating. He learned advanced jumps using videos and copying them frame by frame. He’s an amazing skater and I swear to god he better medal again next season.
> Phoenix devoted a life and a career to save Miles. > Miles says he feels “unnecessary feelings”. > Phoenix holds grudge and remorse against Miles during all AA2. > Phoenix says he feels betrayed for being abandoned by Miles. > Phoenix says words are not enough to express what he feels. > Miles charts a private jet when he heard from Larry that Phoenix was injured. > Miles defends Iris because he cares about Phoenix’s feelings. > Miles wears Phoenix’s badge. > Miles
deceives an entire court just to play defense attorney for Phoenix. > Miles spends all AAI2 thinking of “that certain defense attorney”. > Miles invites Phoenix to travel abroad since he needs help with legal work. > Miles manages to get Phoenix’s license and badge back. > Miles attends Trucy’s magic show, which implies he’s a regular figure at her life. > Miles and Phoenix talk about flowers and aesthetics during trials. > Miles and Phoenix keep insisting they couldn’t overcome the dark age of the law without each other. > Phoenix tells Miles he should smile more. > Miles replies he will think about it. > Phoenix trusts no one to tell he’s been blackmailed by Paul, except Edgeworth.
> The title of the chapter which they investigate together at the Turnabout Revolution is called “Phoenix and Edgeworth”. It’s the only title that shares two names during an investigation. > Phoenix says he would be lost without Edgeworth. > Miles is pleased to investigate along with Phoenix by the first time. > Phoenix mocks at Miles for missing him. > Trucy sleeps on Miles’ shoulder, which absolutely implies she has a deep bond with him. > Phoenix and Miles talk about marriage in such a weird way. > Phoenix defends Miles against Maya because he knows Miles was just doing his job as a prosecutor, but in the end, he helped them. > Phoenix invites Miles for a marriage. > Narumitsu is 16th for Capcom’s best couples. > Last Famitsu survey, Wright and Edgeworth got the first place for best invesgation duo, with 230 votes against 140 votes for classic duo Maya and Phoenix and 71 votes for Edgeworth and Franziska. And they only invesgated together once.
I don’t care if you don’t ship them, I really don’t. But don’t tell me there’s no background, don’t tell me it’s forced. Is Narumitsu forced or your freaking heteronormativity?