Welcome to another installment of your favourite My Fangirl Life series: I Ship That. Here we will discuss our ships, your ships, or just any ships we want to talk about. Ron and Hermione? Sure. Dany and Jon? Yes!! Outlaw Queen? Absolutely. Kris and cheese? Why not! Tune in to this series for discussions on all of our favourite ships (Today Revenge’s Emily & PLL’s A) – maybe some of them are yours too! If you’re not sure what a “ship” is you can find the definition in our Fangirl Glossary!
In honour of Halloween I would like to nominate a couple for the superlative of Spookiest OTP: Revenge’s Emily & Pretty Little Liars’ A. Not a couple you’ve ever considered? Perhaps it because they are from different, totally unrelated TV shows? Or because they both live in the shadows and wouldn’t be seeking relationships? Or maybe you are being so judgemental that you don’t think a “monster” like A deserves to find love? No matter what your reasoning is, I am here to change your mind with some well-thought-out answers as to why these two schemers would be together forever!
The Couple that schemes together stays together.
Experts say that quality time is important in any relationship. Both Emily & A would have trouble fitting time with their significant other in around all of their plotting. A has creepy dolls to dress and texts to send. Emily has red X’s to draw through faces and houses to burn down. It’s hard work being a revenge artist. But when your bf/gf is as into revenge plots as you, well then your scheming becomes your quality time. I see steamy stake-out dates. Romantic nights by the fire, burning confidential documentation. And long walks on the beach, while finding the perfect place to dispose of the body.
Two Heads are better than One!
You think A has created some elaborate plots… imagine if Emily was helping think them up? She would be the ultimate addition to the A-Team. Her skills in flattery and impersonation would create so many more potential interactions with the Liars. Her unique ideas for ruining people would create new blackmail opportunities. And her inheritance would explain A’s financing (much better than the brief holo-screen view of CeCe’s investments did in the PLL mid-season finale).
Understanding of the importance of Revenge
And then there’s Emily’s crew, always questioning why she is so determined to be so revenge-y. She would be much more confident in her betrayals if she had Uber A whispering assurances in her ear. Sometimes all you need is someone to believe in you. Plus A seems to be the master of making people feel good about doing bad things; take CeCe as an example. We all know that she isn’t actually the Big Bad, just a troubled girl being manipulated by the ultimate puppet-master that is Uber A.
Open to an “Open Relationship”
Sometimes revenge plots require deep cover. You have to worm your way into the lives of your victim, and maybe even into their beds. This can be a point of contention with a regular lover, but not when your better half is doing the same. Emily & A would know that no matter who the other is sleeping with they will always be each others’ #2 (because Revenge will always be #1 in both of their hearts).
Matching Black Hoodies!
Who doesn’t find couples in matching clothes adorable!? Both Emily & A have been known to sport black hoodies while on mission, but now they could be the cutest pair of “villains” ever in coordinated stealth fashion. Plus, if I’m wrong & CeCe is the Biggest of the Big A’s then they could even share!
Cost Reduction Strategies
On the topic of sharing hoodies, they could also save money by buying red sharpies in bulk!
Do you have a spookier pairing than Emily & A? Let me know in the comments!
Love & Luck,