Number Two is Francesca Spinelli and Will Trombal from Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
One of my favourite books of all time. I adore Saving Francesca, there is so much going here I could write reams and reams. But we're talking about couples.
Francesca and Will are so great together and if they're not still together in The Piper's Son I shall be devastated.
I loved everything about them. I love their initial sarky interactions, when Francesca corrects Will on who wrote Anna Karina, Tolstoy not Trotsky!
Their banter is perfect. As are their kissing scenes. As is the fact that Will goes off to "shake his foundations" at the end. I love when falling in love frees you to be who you want to be. When the other person doesn't stifle you or hold you back, but allows you to fly. It's such a great message, that loving someone shouldn't diminish who you are.
This is Francesca and Will's first kiss, which I love, it's so real. Not at all perfect or romantic but the start of something wonderful.
Will Trombal sees me from the other side of the room and he grins and he makes a beeline for me and my mind is buzzing with the best opening. Hi. Hey. How's it going? Great party. Love your shirt. Great music. Crap music. And he's coming closer and closer and the way he's looking at me makes me think that I'm going to have the most romantic night in the history of my life. I open my mouth to say something and he sticks his tongue down my throat. We're in a corner, pashing, and I don't even know what's got me to this point. A look in a corridor? A flirt outside my nonna's house? All I know is that no one exists around us. I don't know whether we're kissing for five minutes or five hours and my mouth feels bruised, but I can't let go. Because it feels so good to be held...Will's arms tremble as they hold me and his heart beats hard against me and I know that whatever I'm feeling is mutual. For a moment I taste the alcohol on his breath, and it brings me back to reality. "Do that sober and I'll be impressed," I say before walking away.
My favourite Francesca and Will scene is right at the end though. When Will tells her how he feels about her, but you'll have to buy the book to read that.
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