I've seen some people say that lapis shouldn't be in a relationship because her character arc is her getting her freedom. And I guess people think peridot would weigh her down. I don't agree with this mindset and I wanted to hear your thoughts.
I strongly disagree with that argument too.
Ok, so let’s just look at something for a second - a quote from Peridot in Earthlings…
“[Earth]’s not a shell, there’s so much life. Living here, that’s what I’m doing! I’m living here! I’ve been learning new things about myself all the time! Like how I can make metal do my bidding! The point being Earth can set you free”
Do you see the key part of that quote there?
“Earth can set you free”!
That’s exactly what it’s already done for Lapis - it’s become her home now. She’s got the freedom that was previously taken away from her time and time again.
And do you wanna know something? Being in a relationship doesn’t take your freedom away or “weigh you down” or any of the rest of it. Au contraire. From my own experience of being married, there are things I’ve done and places I’ve visited that I never would’ve even considered without my husband! If anything, sometimes relationships can enhance your freedom - and give you someone else to enjoy it all with :) There’s no reason whatsoever why this logic can’t be applied to Lapis and Peridot - I mean, we’ve already seen how much happier they are when they’re together, for a start.