I grew up watching Disney movies. While I never really got the whole ‘Wait in your tower for rescue’ heroines, I loved the knights in shining armor.
As I grew older and became a teenager, romance novels became my inspiration for love. Slowly, heroines changed from the helpless princess to the woman who kicks butt in her own right. And still, both the hero and heroine just knew when they’d found their person in the world to love.
Recently I’ve seen discussions about how some romance authors write their stories, chalking up this one-person-in-the-world-I-can-love to Fate. Some people love the idea, some don’t.
Personally, I don’t see the difference, whether an author comes right out and calls it Fate, or not. All romance novels, all love stories, are about two people finding each other. These two people are right for one another, and no one else in the world.
And personally, I write love stories saying straight out its Fate.
Because in the real world, one can never be sure if their relationship is going to last or not. It takes both people and a lot of hard work. I love slipping into my fictional worlds and knowing, to the bottom of my heart, that the two characters I just lived with through their struggle now have their Happily Ever After.
Guess there’s some things those Disney movies showed me that just won’t let go.
Q4U: What’s your opinion on Fated mates?