Colin overheard this and intervened, saying nobly that he would take special care to avoid surfacing too late and hitting the slab.’Against the director’s better instincts filming commenced, but ‘all too predictably the momentum of Colin’s initial dive took him further than he’d calculated, so he rose to the surface beneath the slab, hitting the metal support crossbar with a sickening thud – right on the bridge of his nose. ‘A series of scenarios flashed through my head – the producer Sue Birtwistle would give me the sack, shut down filming, recast Darcy and reshoot while Colin had his nose reconstructed.’ In fact, by some miracle, the collision wasn’t as bad as was feared.
‘The swelling on Colin’s nose wasn’t conspicuous enough to merit rescheduling.
Ship Teasing and Unresolved Sexual Tension do not count, nor does your favorite Fan Fic or Doujinshi.
If this trope breaks up a Fan-Preferred Couple, expect Ship-to-Ship Combat to ensue.
Side-Story Bonus Art often has the couple getting married. If the plot tortures the official couple, then that's Official Couple Ordeal Syndrome.
(Thus, in heroic stories The Hero and The Chick are the usual couple, though it isn't always them.) The important thing to know about this trope is that the characters are overtly paired off, so even if they never kiss on screen or even flirt with other characters, it's understood by the cast (and hopefully the audience) that the two are an item.
Why should I let my rotten luck with the ladies rain on your parade. I'm declaring your ship to be officially canon."This is when the main characters in any given story are undeniably a couple.