Shalimar: "Why does it feel like we are always on the edge of something and never quite there?" - "The Assault"
Perhaps the most popular and controversial canon relationship in the Mutant X fandom, the romantic potential between Brennan and Shalimar remains inconsistent until the last season's twilight. Viewers are kept wondering whether their sporadic flirtations will become anything substantial until the very end of the third season.
When asked about their relationship, Shalimar labels Brennan a teammate in "Dark Star Rising," and 'more like a brother' in "Lit Fuse." The first season ends with two scenes of almost-kisses between the two in "A Breed Apart." In Season 2, subtle hints of jealousy crop up as Shalimar and Brennan have other romances. Flirtations throughout Season 3 culminate in a last-minute sexual encounter in the final episode, as the two characters feared death might be close for them both. Many fans felt that this last scene felt too rushed and unromantic to symbolize true love.
Essays and Links
Arguments for a romance between Shalimar and Brennan: Slidershal's The B/S Thing and Slidershal's The B/S Fiasco.
Arguments against a romance between Shalimar and Brennan: Shalgal's The B/S Unthing.
Links: Addicted to Writing, Brennan/Shalimar Fanforum, Donna Lynn's Dark Angels, Love Conquers, Sanctuary's Lost Database, Brennan and Shalimar: Sanctuary of Fics, Instincts: Brennan/Shalimar, ShadowShock: Brennan/Shalimar Webring, Shadows Fused, Shalimar and Brennan, Shalimar et Brennan, Brennan & Shalimar, Brennon (sic) and Shalimar Shipper Site, Brennan-Shalimar-Love, Feral Electric, Feral Fire Eyes, Feral Shock, Mutant ~X~ Forever
For the scoop on other romances in Mutant X, check out The Shipper's Guide to Mutant X.
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