The Reader Diaries is a discussion feature in which I rant, unleash my inner psycho fangirl, and discuss bookish topics. Todays topic was inspired by Snuggly Oranges fantastic post on Ship-Defining Quotes
Unlike OTP’s (my favorite word in the universe) BrOTP’s are those that you ship together as best friends and who are destined to remain that way forever and for the rest of eternity. In many cases they could be considered “frenemies”
Mary // Catherine from Reign
There is so much relationship development with these two. They’ve gone from Catherine trying to kill Mary multiple times to two queens on the same team who know what its like to rule in a world where men hold all the power. When they work together the result is often hilarious, compelling, and entertaining. Easily the best most complex dynamic on the show.
Juliette // Kenji from Shatter Me
This relationship gives me the feels just thinking about it. Kenji truly saved the Shatter Me books from being overtaken by the dramatic (yet entertaining) love triangle. He offered some much needed comedic relief and the friendship between him and Juliette is beautiful. He calls her out on her shit and gives it to her straight no matter how hard the truth might be.
“Kenji snorts.“That’s because you’re not fragile,” Kenji says. “If anything, everyone needs to protect themselves from you. You’re like a freaking beast,” he says. Then adds, “I mean, you know—like, a cute beast. A little beast that tears shit up and breaks the earth and sucks the life out of people.”
Rose // Christian from Vampire Academy
Rose and Christian from Vampire Academy are just so amusing to read about! They’re complete opposites and are the perfect example of a relationship that goes from clear hostility to respect and eventually friendship.
Mara // Jamie from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Another hilarious yet heartwarming friendship. These two make for one of the most humorous most witty pair of partners in crime I have ever read about.
I planted a kamikaze kiss on Jamie’s cheek.
“FUCK,” he shouted, wiping it off. “What if you killed me!” He threw a Skittle at my face. It hit my forehead.
“Taste the rainbow bitch.”
Meredith // Christina from Grey’s Anatomy
One of the many reasons why Grey’s Anatomy has kept me hooked for over ten seasons. This friendship is absolutely amazing. Their scenes together always made me crack up or sob quietly in the corner. Now that Christina left the show Grey’s is not the same, nor will it ever be.
Celaena // Rowan from Heir of Fire
THESE TWO. My babies. My orignally-hated-each-other-and-then-slowly-flourished-to-become-the-most-beautiful-relationship-I’ve-read-about babies. Their relationship is not romantic (YET!) but its more intimate than one between lovers. Rowan undeniably understands her, he accepts her, he listens, he calls her ‘fire heart,’ knows her entire story, and ugh they’re perfect for one another okay? I apologize for the fangirling.
Klaus // Rebekah from The Originals
Much like Mary and Catherine from Reign (CW am I seeing a trend here?) Klaus and Rebekah have an extremely complex relationship, a result of a thousand years together. They’ve killed each other, betrayed one another, hurt each other in the worst way possible, but its obvious that theres love between these two even though it might be a bit messy.
Who are some of your favorite BrOTP’s?