It's a series that I've read ages and ages and ages ago, back in the day when I didn't have to juggle through 3 thousand books (okay, I was exaggerating, there's really only 3 books) within a semester.
So, in my desperate bid to further my relationship with Procrastinator-kun, I thought about reading it. But..........no. Because I realised one major thing: I don't like the series.
It's not because it's of a genre that I dislike, nor is it because it was written so badly that it almost resembled vomit on a page. In fact, I could even go so far as to say that I really liked the plot, and the characters.
What I don't like, is how the relationship between my OTP turned out.
You see, I really really really shipped Max and Fang. Originally, with the way "Max" (I'm talking about a book here) ended, I thought that my OTP would actually come to be. But then out came the next book "Fang"....and that completely and utterly destroyed my lovely OTP world.
Now I know that I'm going to spoil it all for those who haven't read up to there yet, but just deal with me okay?
When I saw "Fang" in the bookstore, I immediately went to go buy it. Though, upon reading the blurb, I decided to commit the "reading last page first" crime right there in the bookstore. And............long story short, I was so upset and mad that I didn't even buy the book. That was how traumatised I was from the ending.
You see, first of all, seeing the "Fang will be the first to die" isn't what an avid fan would really like to see in large print on the blurb. What's worse however, was not the fact that he died (he didn't), but that HE LEFT MAX BECAUSE THERE WAS SOME STUPID RANDOM CLONE CALLED DYLAN WHOSE APPARENTLY 'MADE' TO BE MAX'S SOULMATE.
First and foremost, whilst I do believe that everyone has a soulmate, I don't believe that they can be 'made'. And really, even if Fang was not Max's soulmate, they've gone through so much together- it seems extremely unfair that he has to go ahead and decide to leave her because her 'soulmate' has arrived at the scene. Sure, a soulmate is one that is literally supposed to be your "match made in heaven", but you can't just expect that a soulmate who you've just met is going to beat a person who you've spent your ups and downs with!
No matter whether a person is supposed to be your soulmate or not, what's really the most important element is how you understand each other and the bond you share. If you've both gone through so much together, the bond between the both of you should be stronger than some random who pops out and is destined to be your soulmate. However, people will then say:
Then what about in the future? Just because you've gone through things now doesn't mean that you'll always be understanding of each other later! And besides, you can also reach the same level of understanding with your soulmate if you give him enough time...
Well, big deal. After you've spent so much time together, breaking things off to date your soulmate is going to hurt. You'll most likely never forget the experiences you shared with your 'not-soulmate'. And really, does everyone have to marry/date their soulmate to be happy? No!
I bet there are tons of people out there who haven't met their soulmate, but that doesn't mean that the relationship that they're in now isn't wonderful. Would it be more wonderful if you were with your soulmate? Maybe, maybe not. It really depends on how much effort you've invested in your other relationships, and whether or not you're the type of person to remember every incy wincy detail of your past relationships.
Even if you have met your soulmate, that doesn't mean that by choosing another person who isn't is going to make you regret things down the line either. It all goes back to the bonds that you share, which is predominantly built up from experiencing things together.
*huff* *huff* so anyway, kinda got a bit carried away there with my little rant. I guess what I was trying to say was how depressing it is when you realise that your OTP is never going to be, and that you have to then go and rely on trusty FanFiction to provide you with an alternate ending.
In a way, I guess you could say that I was pretty annoyed at how Fang acted, because hey, if I was Fang I wouldn't let Max go, ever. Though at the same time, I can understand where Fang is coming from: if Max is going to ultimately be happier and safer with Dylan by her side, wouldn't it seem right to let her go?
Because if you truly love someone, your greatest wish is for them to be happy, and if being together won't make them happiest, you wouldn't selfishly continue the relationship, but instead choose to let them go.
Well, at least I would.