one of my favorite things about the rivals-to-lovers trope is when one of them, at the beginning of their relationship, grumbles about how much they hate the other person’s awful face and i sort of cackle to myself like, oh man. you’re going to have it so bad. it’s going to be so great. you are going to love the CRAP out of that awful face. you’ll be composing delicious, pining, sappy sonnets about it. i love it.
Favorite trope is my FAVORITE! Especially that moment when the attraction and interest first strikes them, like “Wait…why am I looking at them like this? I don’t like them. I don’t! I DON’T! OH GOD I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT THEIR HAIR!”