Wednesday, February 9, 2011

RTW: greatest literary couple

today is the 65th Road Trip Wednesday over on the YA Highway website.
(if you are a young adult writer and not already following YA Highway, you should really get over there right away!)

Road Trip Wednesday is a weekly blog carnival. every week, the highway folks post a reading or writing prompt and ask bloggers to write up a post to participate. i love reading what people come up with, but i've never participated ...until today.

the prompt for the 65th RTW is: "Who are your favorite literary couples?"
i couldn't resist. so here is my contribution:

valentine's day is near, so surely when asked about our favorite couples, we should think of the great loves of literature. Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy! Romeo & Juliet! Scarlett and Rhett!

or, in my case:


maybe it's because i'm revising my bromance, but this is the power couple that instantly came to mind when i saw the prompt.

Fred and George Weasley are my perfect pair. they finish each other's sentences; they can communicate without even speaking; they are less than whole without each other. few lovers can say the same.

this pair could have easily been swallowed up in such a huge family, but together - they stand out.

Mrs. Weasley: "You're a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That's everyone in the family!"
George: "What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors?"
and as much as they fiercely love everyone in that family, their first loyalty is to each other.

plus, of all the great couples in all the books in all the land, Fred and George lay claim, in my opinion, to the greatest "ride off into the sunset" of all time.

"STOP THEM!" shrieked Umbridge, but it was too late. As the Inquisitorial Squad closed in, Fred and George kicked off from the floor, shooting fifteen feet into the air, the iron peg swinging dangerously below. Fred looked across the hall at the poltergeist bobbing on his level above the crowd.
"Give her hell from us, Peeves."
And Peeves, whom Harry had never seen take an order from a student before, swept his belled hat from his head and sprang to a salute as Fred and George wheeled about to tumultuous applause from the students below and sped out of the open front doors into the glorious sunset.


Jennifer Hoffine said...

Great Bromance...I never would have thought of them, but it makes perfect sense.

Kaitlin Ward said...

I love Fred and George!! Especially Fred. (I don't know why especially Fred. I just do.)

Rebecca B said...

I love that you picked a bromance, and you are right: Fred and George make a lovely couple.

Tracey Neithercott said...

I love this! I didn't even think of other types of couples. But you're right, their bromance steals my heart every time.

Erinn said...

Excellent. They were my favorite characters. Welcome to the road trip. It's a great journey.

Holly Dodson said...

Oh, Fred and George FTW!! Excellent pick.

The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

I wanted to put a bromance!!! Cheers to you, excellent post. <3 Welcome to the Roadtrip!

Kate Hart said...

YEEEES. Excellent choice. I love you, brothers Weasley.

Alicia Gregoire said...

This is awesome! You win for best RTW post this week. Such a great, great, idea.

Abby Stevens said...



And yes.

<3 this post! (And I'd totally forgotten the line about nextdoor neighbors. That made me chuckle.)

KO: The Insect Collector said...

You so won this. I am feeling quite ashamed for leaving out the bromancers of literature. You couldn't have picked a better one!

Alison Miller said...

LOVE!!! I love, love, love the Weasleys. Oh, this was great. Awesome post!

Rachel Bateman said...

Wonderful pick. Fred and George FTW! I love this.

Jess said...

Fred and George are a brilliant choice!

Kristin Halbrook said...

LOL awesome choice! How often we go straight to the traditional couples. But Fred and George are the best!

erinjade said...

oh, wow. how awesome are all of you?! thanks, guys! :)
now i'm off to read the rest of the posts... :)

Aleeza said...

oh my GOD. fred and george were frickin' fantastic--my fave characters from the series! i cant believe i forgot to mention their bromance, but i was sticking to more romantic stuff, so oh well :D

Sarah Enni said...

OMG PERFECT! You are so right, they truly are a perfect pair. Bromance FTW.