In yesterday’s post about sappy endings a couple of people mentioned the believability associated with an HEA ‘coming out’ scene and its time frame.
As I was responding to the comments, I kept wondering about which HEA I would think was more ‘real’; one at five pages or one five hours into the relationship.
My answer: Actually, I could believe both.
You see, no matter how many times I take the piss (translation from Oz: make fun of) romantic tropes I am a reader who is pretty willing to be convinced by anything an author wants to dream up.
For example, if an author established a background story about a character in which he was on the cusp of telling everyone he was gay and just needed the impetus – in this case, stumbling across the man of his dreams – to do so why couldn’t there be a mushy, coming out scene five hours after the destined meet?
A skilled writer could pull that off, don’t you think? Or is it still too ridiculous a notion for some of you to even contemplate?