Aisha/Nex Story: You’re NOT the Center of My World
Posted On July 24, 2019
One thing I didn’t like about Nabu is he was treated like the solution to all of Aisha’s problems. “Oh, Aisha, you had a rough childhood? Your first friend moved away? Your parents are too strict? You have trust issues and loner tendencies?
Now that he’s dead, the Winx fandom acts like she can only be happy again if he’s resurrected. Until that mythical day, she’s supposed to pine for him endlessly because Nabu was her life. It’s like her story became about him. He became the purpose of everything Rainbow built up about her.
(And Roy was just…there afterwards. Why did he like her in the first place? Even his biggest fan doesn’t know.)
Anyway, depending on your significant other for your happiness — especially to the point where you can’t be happy without them — is unhealthy. That’s not love. It’s obsession. The fandom’s ideal present-day Aisha needs therapy.
In my Aisha/Nex story, Nex will not be the center of her world or the sole source of her happiness. He won’t solve all her problems, and he won’t fix her flaws. The same is true for him. Aisha won’t be the only important thing in his life, and she won’t make everything better for him.
They’ll support and advise each other and help each other mature, but they’ll each have to make their own decisions and figure some things out for themselves. Becoming a couple is my goal for them, but it won’t be their goal for their lives. It’ll happen gradually as they’re trying to accomplish other things.
Their relationship will be similar to how it is in Winx Club right now: two independent people who don’t need each other to be happy, but who still love being together and don’t wanna be apart. It’ll be more romantic, of course. Unlike Rainbow, I’m not writing this story for four-year-olds. Aisha and Nex will show standard displays of affection like kissing.
I wanna portray them in a better light: not just as a couple, but also as individuals. Their personal development will be just as important as their relationship development. That means Aisha won’t act like a bargain-bin romance novel heroine whose only purpose is to be loved by the hero. She’ll still be the complex and determined character she’s meant to be (and Nex will be as well).