It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of insta-love. It’s not realistic and it annoys me whenever I see it pop up in books. So who thought that I’d be such a HUGE advocate of one particular insta-love relationship?
Lincoln & Octavia in The 100
This is insta-love at its finest. Octavia and Lincoln meet and immediately have this incredibly strong connection. Practically 24 hours later they’re kissing, talking about running away together, and constantly put themselves on the line for each other.
Looking at their relationship objectively, it’s total insta-love and I should be rolling my eyes.
But I’m not.
BECAUSE IT’S SO DELICIOUS!!!!
What makes this insta-love okay?
- Is it because this is a TV show and not a book?
- Is it because I can SEE the characters?
- Is it because Lincoln is so mysterious and dangerous?
- Is it because Lincoln seems to have turned Octavia into a selfless person? (she was kind of a bitch at the beginning)
What is the appeal here? They barely even speak! Lincoln just stands there looking like a total badass, not saying anything and thus adding to his mysterious bad boy appeal. Then Octavia gets drawn into that and starts falling for him. They still don’t really speak much. Lincoln is clearly ready to sacrifice himself for Octavia if necessary… AND I LOVE IT!!!
I am so freaking obsessed with this relationship. It has quickly become my favourite part of The 100. I feel like I’m defying logic and breaking my own “rules” regarding insta-love, but I don’t care. There’s something about their incredible chemistry that has me rooting for them 100%.
I WANT THEM TO RUN AWAY TOGETHER AND HAVE GROUNDER BABIES!!