I think what I love most about Jaal’s final romance scene is just how respectful and open he is towards Sara. He literally lays out his feeling before her and says “I adore you and I want to make love to you. Do you want me to?” And it’s just so pure, honest and beautiful cause it’s not your typical “makeout session gets heavy and then they fuck” but it’s just so full of respect and realness and I love it. You can even refuse to sleep with him and just choose to stand by the lake and he accepts it and is totally cool with it and you can tell how much respect, honesty and understanding is in their relationship. I love it so much because it’s all based on things that are so fundamental to pretty much any relationship, not just romantic ones, but still I think they aren’t highlighted as much in other romances as they are with Jaal.
okay thank you SO MUCH for giving Anne and Wentworth the attention they deserve bc in the world of austen heroines/love interests it's always Elizabeth and Darcy and while I love them (and I do!!! a lot!!!!) Anne is an ANGEL and don't even get me started on Wentworth's fucking letter to her at the end of Persuasion that shit makes me emotional every time I read it - in my opinion, that's one of the most beautiful scenes Austen ever wrote. Persuasion deserved so much better.