Kristanna: First Meeting to First Kiss
Love really is considered one of the greatest forces in the universe. It reveals itself in unexpected and unusual ways. Sometimes your true love can be a person you never expected to be, especially if your first meeting is anything but instant love. Love just does not happen so fast between two people; it has to blossom based on how the people develop their relationship.
And in Frozen, that is just what happens between Kristoff and Anna. Even though it is a fairy tale, the interactions between the princess and her love interest differ greatly from those of couples from past Disney films. The first scene in which Kristoff and Anna interact is stark contrast to the last time they are seen together in the film.
When Kristoff and Anna first meet at Oaken’s trading post, both are there to buy supplies. But Kristoff just wants to buy and continue his work, not wanting any help or to stop for chatter. Getting right up in her face, he rudely and not-so-subtly orders Anna to move away from the counter since she is in front of the carrots. At the same time, Anna acts somewhat disgusted upon seeing him all covered in snow, though she tries to remain polite and friendly towards him. She teases Kristoff slightly about him having trouble selling his ice, but then stops when he glares at her. Finally, when Anna asks him about the North Mountain, he loses patience with her and gruffly answers yes, then tells her to back off.
But by the end of the movie, things between them are very different, with Kristoff having changed in particular. He expresses his delight with his new sled by playfully grabbing Anna and twirling her around several times. When he stops, Kristoff admits that he could kiss Anna. Then he becomes awkward like she does, asking if he could kiss her, rambling and having trouble forming a coherent sentence. Anna just smiles and tenderly kisses his cheek and says that they may. Smiling widely, Kristoff approaches Anna and tenderly touches her cheek as they kiss, then they wrap their arms around each other for a hug. :)
So love definitely played out unexpectedly for both Kristoff and Anna, because Kristoff had never experienced love before and Anna had a different world view on what love was. When they first met, they probably never thought they would end up together. Their romance may not be a typical one right out of a fairy tale, but its difference makes it enjoyable.
I’ve said before that Anna and Kristoff’s relationship is beautiful to watch because it develops the way it should, from friendship to romance, making it so realistic and one to which we can relate. That gives me another great reason to love the movie and choose them as one of my new favorite OTPs. <3
Kristanna forever! :D