Who is your favorite literary couple and why?
I had to think about this one for a bit. I don't care so much about the sexual attraction between the two people as I do about the relationship between them -- are they a mental match for each other, do they complement each other's personality, can I see them as a married old couple, etc. I also wanted to pick a couple where both people involved were strong characters. Finally, I chose....
Alexia Tarabotti and her werewolf husband, Lord Maccon, from the Parasol Protectorate series (Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, and Heartless, which I've pre-ordered)
I chose Alexia and Maccon because they're both strong-willed people who are equally good in a battle of wits or the bedroom. (The sexual tension between them has to be strong if it makes me sit up and take notice!) Individually, they're capable of looking after themselves, but when they're together, they bring out each other's softer sides too. (Alexia literally turns her husband human, and he recognizes her beauty even if she has a large nose and is voluptuous.) I have a feeling that no matter how many strange adventures they go through, they'll still quarrel and make up with each other with equal passion as long as they live.
So, what pair would you pick?