This is how you start shipping a pair:
So you’ve recently watched an interview of the band and you just know that they were being too touchy because they’re in love or you remember that a year ago today, they interacted on twitter or they went out together to shop. You literally know so many details about the two of them that it consumes you when you can’t even remember what you had for breakfast.
2. So you wake at ungodly hours to check if the author updated your favourite fan fiction;
What kind of fanfic reader are you? The one who is super conscious of what people would think when they catch you so you read when they’re away/asleep or the one who is such a pro at it and doesn’t mind reading a gay fic beside a relative. Either ways, some really does wake by midnight or at two in the morning to read or just to check if a story was updated because she can’t get enough of her ship. And that’s completely sane right?
The most affectionate and endearing face that’s crammed up on your otp’s face only seen when they’re staring at each other will always be priceless. You can’t even think if there’s anything more adorable than it that you start sounding poetic when you start saying something along, he’s looking at her like she’s his sun and moon and all of the galaxies, and you can’t help but scream and jump and hit the nearest person. Cue the real life heart-eyes.
4. And you just want to bang their heads together so they can kiss
But you remember that they’re just a ship and they’re not real but they’re so real; except they’re not real but you’re sure at one point they were real. This is probably the ultimate internal battle. And in the greater words of Mr Harry Styles, Why is no one kissing anybody?!? Spread the love!
I mean who doesn’t want a Monica Geller in his life who almost always gets her way or a Chuck Bass in her life who may be a dick to everybody but his princess. You don’t even notice how fond you are of your ship that you’ve saved certain photos more than once.
6. That you just want to watch the show for all the days of your life.
Binge-watching series proves to be one of the unhealthiest habits yet you still do it. And there’s no one else to blame but the adorable fictional couples or the beautiful fantasies they bring you in. And at the end of the day you’ve probably memorized their lines to each other after watching s04e013 for the tenth time.
Sail away captain!
- Mela Papio
Illustrations by Eliza Espino