Jo and Laurie in Little Women
Friendship Type: You Complete Me
Jo’s too outspoken and tomboyish for her family, and Laurie’s not manly enough for his grandfather—so naturally, they become great friends, finding genuine companionship while sticking it to society’s expectations for how they should behave.
When Laurie proposes, Jo senses a possible disruption in their comfortable platonic relationship, so she shoots him down, and he gets over the rejection by randomly throwing a love dart at Jo's sister Amy. Jo’s off the hook, Laurie lands a March woman, and Amy gets a husband with absolutely no awkwardness attached at all. Balance restored. Sort of. I don’t stay up at night plotting alternate weddings at all. I swear.