MABASTIAN APPRECIATION WEEK:
- Day 1: Why do you love them
So, I really don’t know where to start, I mean, I don’t actually know why I ship them so hard as I do, but here I go
Some people say Mash is too forced, but I just can’t stand at them, I mean, Mary always knew she was going to marry Francis, at least, it was what she believed. She prepared her whole life to him, and that’s why I believe she wasn’t ready to love someone else, but the point is that, even knowing Bash was never an option to her, that he was just a bastard, when she meets him she start to have feelings for him. And we can see their development, of course not as Frary’s one because in the fist episodes, they focused in Francis and Mary, but her feelings start to grow since episode one, and they kiss after five episodes, and then they give another kiss four episodes after, so I love to rewatch reign and pay attention to their little moments that mean a lot, to me.
I also love how Mary is “Just Mary” When she is with Bash. I mean it’s not like she forget about her responsabilities as queen, but she just open her heart to him and he accepts her opinions and support her, and listen to her. All the times she was sad and he cheered her up. THE LOOKS THEY GIVE AT EACH OTHER, how they can communicate by looks, it’s really painful.
And just to lock this post, a quote from Johnny Depp that I ALWAYS relate with them: "If you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn’t have fallen for the second". - JD I believe that it fits with their relationship because Mary just wanted to love someone and be loved, she wanted to be happy, so she made an effort to love her future husband because she wanted him to put her above anything, even knowing that would be hard. And Bash gives that to her, He loves her more than ANYTHINGand he would do anything for her, but the time she spent with him was so short comparing to the time she spent with Francis, and she opened so much her heart to Francis, that she was afraid of loving someone else.
I feel like Frary is way more forced than Mash because I mean, if Bash was the prince, and Francis the bastard, she was going to fall in love with Bash first…So she fell in love with Francis simply because she did not want to suffer, we can say she loved “the crown” and not “the man”… (she fell in love with Francis because of the circumstances)… But she just start to have feelings for Bash even knowing he was never going to be an option to her (or think, bcs later he turns into her only option).
That’s why I ship Mash, because he is her perfect choice