I know, I know. OTP stands for One True Pairing. One. But come on. After reading all those books, watching those tv shows and movies, how could you ship only 1 couple?? It’s impossible. My heart is big enough for all of them, and I have enough tears to shed for all of them. I’m not a big romance person, but I can’t help shipping characters with each other. Shipping comes naturally, it’s like a bonus while you’re reading. I enjoy shipping with all my ice-cold heart, even when those ships broke my heart and just sink. They make me happy. They make me sad. All those things that make them my favorite OTPs. So let’s jump on the ship and sail with me!
Why: It’s unique. First, this is the first lgbt romance in a book that I ever read. Second, even in the Shadowhunter world, gay is unacceptable, let alone a shadowhunter that fell in love with a downworlder. Third, they’re so freaking adorable! They’re like polar opposite, Magnus is all out, and Alec is shy and more serious.
Typical date: Personally, I always imagined them chilling in the Institute or Magnus apartment, Magnus sharing his experience while Alec listen to him. Or at party, Magnus being Magnus and Alec just can’t stop looking at him, being shy and pay attention to all he does. Finish the day/night by cuddling and kissing, lots of kissing.
The story: We don’t know exactly when they meet, but it was absolutely during their Hogwarts years. They absolutely despise each other, but as Sirius says, as James become more modest, they eventually went on a date.
Why: I’m always fascinated with the Marauders Era. Imagine, young James, wicked Sirius, happy Remus, and little Peter wrecking havoc in Hogwarts. Plus they started out as enemies, imagine all the cheeky banter that happened!
Typical date: Hogsmeade, drinking butterbeer. Sitting by the lake, James lying on Lily’s lap. Or late night, sneaking kisses in the Common Room so other Gryffindors don’t know they’re dating because they’re just too ashamed to confess. (better stop now before my imagination runs wild)
The story: This is not canon. But I find something romantic in they way they hate each other, the way Draco silently protect and defend Hermione.
Why: They’re star-crossed lovers. Slytherin and Gryffindor. Mudblood and Pure-blood. A Golden Trio and a death eater. All the angst. All the sneaking around in Hogwarts years.
Typical date: Sneaking around late at night around Hogwarts. Meeting up secretly at the Astronomy Tower. Hogsmeade.
The story: The Darkling first met Alina when he saved Mal and her power is known. He made advances on her, and she responded. But when she knew his actual plan, she escaped from the Little Palace. And ever since then, it’s becoming a game of cat and mouse.
Why: They’re both similar. Their power is the exact opposite of each other. And as much the Darkling controls Alina, I believe he actually really loves her and wants her to rule beside him. Alina might be his saving grace, the one who could bring back his humanity. The Darkling has been lonely for so long, burdened with great power ever since his birth, so I think it makes perfect sense for him to want Alina. He actually opens himself to her, like telling her his real name. He must have seen something in her. And I’m sorry for all Malina shippers out there, but the fact that Mal realized she loved Alina after he lose her keeps bothering me.
Typical date: Wandering around little palace. Hot kisses by the lake. (That rhymes!)
The story: In the tv show, Damon arrives to looked for Stefan, and of course, also fall in love with Elena. They started as enemies, but they warmed up to each other and being the sexiest pair alive (or dead, because Damon is a vampire and such). I really like the season 2 finale, like damnnnn! I cried for them.
Why: Damon is a complex characters. He’s both good and bad. And he’s protective with Elena, but not that protective. Sometimes he lets her do reckless thing, and even defend herself. He could accept her dark side. And as much as Elena hates Damon for his morally ambiguos nature, we can see that she’s also intrigued with him. I think the moment I realize I ship them is at season 1, during the Miss Mystic Falls pageant where Damon replaces Stefan as Elena’s escort. IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL.
And also when Elena became a vampire and just got sick and hides in the bathroom, Damon is the one that is ready for her, always there, bringing her clothes and blood.
Typical date: Drinking at the Mystic Grill, getting drunk, sucking people’s blood, and have a hot make out session afterwards.
The story: Dean sold his soul to save Sammy at the end of S02, and he’s dragged to hell at S03 finale. At the beginning of S04, he was raised by an Angel named Castiel, who claimed God has plan for him. Castiel is a bit flat and completely know nothing about the human world. He’s like typical angel, mostly can’t feel compassion for human. But his time with the Winchesters make him more human, he questions his orders and even tries to become God. He and the Winchesters got each other’s back.
Why: Umm it’s super adorable watching Dean and Castiel’s interaction, like Dean would make reference and Castiel won’t get it, and how Castiel naive-ness could make Dean smile even in his darkest moment. Plus can’t you see the tension??
Typical date: Going into a diner, Dean orders pie and Cas is kind of confused what to order, so he keeps staring at Dean dumbfounded, and Dean has to explain each menus to Cas that the waiter got pissed. Or they could just watch tv, since Cas is just discovering the amazing world of Netflix.
The Story: John just came back from war, and he needed a place to stay. He met Sherlock, who needed a roomate, so John moved in with him. Turns out Sherlock is a detective and so began John misadventures with Sherlock.
Why: WATCH THE TV SHOW GUYS. I’m sorry, but it’s not something I could explain. Actually I’m torn between Sheriarty and Johnlock. But S02?? Guys??
Typical date: Sherlock running around investigating cases, putting himself in danger, while John running around catching up with Sherlock and being his cranky himself.