“You have been a better friend to me than any I have known, a better brother than Viserys ever was. You are the first of my Queensguard, the commander of my army, my most valued counselor, my good right hand. I honor and respect and cherish you.”
I found this as I was scrolling on my dash and thought it was wonderful. Disney romance is quite realistic. The problem with most people is that they don’t understand that many of the characters go on a JOURNEY to reach their happy endings. It’s not like they immediately find true love. If that was the case, there would be no movie.
And sometimes they’re not even fully happy. Take Pocahontas. Pocahontas makes the love of her life go back to England, in order to save him. Imagine how hard that must be, to watch the person you love sail away, possibly forever. And then consider how hard it was for her to choose between her people and him. Thinking about the choice she had to make brings tears to my eyes and stirs all sorts of emotions inside of me.
Hercules is a little different, too. He gives up his godhood to be with Meg- something he’s been trying to get the whole damn movie. But I think it works out, because Meg’s become his new dream. Through all of his heroic conquests, he’s realized that the most important thing to him isn’t the fame, but instead the people he loves. He sacrifices his place on Mount Olympus to be with Meg, because she loves him for him, something he’s struggled with all of his life. Through Megara, he’s found the place where he belongs, and he doesn’t want to give it up so quickly.
Disney love isn’t automatic. That’s why we love it so much. As viewers, nothing pleases us more than when characters overcome challenging obstacles and are rewarded with an ending they deserve. We all crave our own happy ending- we just forget that we have to go on our own adventure first.