Soulmates, Schmoulmates (Mini-Essay)
Prompt: ( ysu73 ) Hi, I ask you because I truly admire your metas and thoughts and I also know that you love Rumbelle. I wrote a meta about the soulmate-True Love thing, in which I said OQ are soulmates and almost (but not yet) TL, SN are canonically TL and they seem to be soulmates (obvious parallels with OQ), Rumbelle are canonically TL and CS are almost TL. Some Rumbelle fans did not like that I told they were not soulmates. What do you think? Are they soulmates in OUAT’s term the way OQ are?
Well, Outlaw Queen are soulmates because the pixie dust SAYS they are, which is a time-tested dramatic device called “cheating.” I would have liked to see their compatibility first instead of having it stated as a fait accompli, but I digress.
No, I don’t think rumbelle are soulmates— and that’s okay!
*dons asbestos underoos*
PUT THE ENCHANTED DAGGERS DOWN, RUMBELLE FANS and hear me out. I’m defining “soulmates” here as people who have what the Victorians termed a “perfect understanding.” I don’t think Rumbelle understand each other all the time because they’re constantly surprised by each other: he’s surprised each time she forgives his sneakiness, and she’s surprised that he continues to go on murder sprees when he’s got a blue-eyed True-Love-verified minx waiting in his bed back home.
I know you’ve been sneaky for 300 years but I’m in lingerie— HELLO?