I've been working on this rough draft since the beginning of the year.
It's mainly a fantasy/political intrigue/action novel, but with a strong theme of loyalty to friends running through it.
But here's the thing about these friends: one of them's a guy. The other one's a girl. This entire time I've been writing these characters thinking that there's nothing romantic in this relationship. Totally platonic. Almost sibling-like. Lots of funny dialogue as they tease and insult each other.
Now, with the end in sight (approximately 10,00 words left), what do these characters suddenly pop out with?
"I love you!"
"I love you, too!"
(This isn't a romance novel! Do you hear me, main characters? Not a romance novel!)