Music: Arthur and Melanie

Music is such a huge part of my working process that I just have to share with everyone what I listen to in order to get in the right frame of mind for each set of characters! For Arthur and Melanie, it was a very different relationship than that of the other Soulmates. There is a more loving and nurturing base to their love, not as much trust and passion as that of Marciella and Damon.

Their music is softer and full of love, instead of sudden and moving music like the others. It was almost hard, actually, to find music that could reflect how I see the relationship between Arthur and Melanie. Here they are:

  • Bleeding Out — Imagine Dragons
  • Breathe Me — Sia
  • Falling In Love At a Coffee Shop — Landon Pigg
  • Friend, Please — Twenty One Pilots
  • Say Something — A Great Big World
  • Stay With Me — Sam Smith
  • Somewhere Only We Know — Lily Allen
  • All We Do — Oh Wonder
  • Sinking Ship — Seafret
  • Unsteady — X Ambassadors

Friendship: Marciella and Arthur

Arthur and Marciella have been friends ever since they were little. Before getting their Soulmates, they had never had a fight. They truly balance each other out in almost every way.

Marciella is the dreamer of the two, with a more emotional and thoughtful disposition. She’s clever and good at putting things together while Arthur is the more logical and quiet of the pair.

Arthur is quiet and always thinks two moves ahead, while Marciella solves problems and can figure things out quickly. Marciella is probably the braver of them but Arthur has the bigger heart and is more loving and caring. They balance each other out because they find a way to complete each other, making up for what the other can’t do.

It’s nice to see how their relationship grows and changes through Soulmates. They actually end up fighting over some things and that puts a definite strain on their friendship, but Arthur and Marciella are still there for each other. They mean everything to each other and it’s one of my favorite relationships in the series.

The Dynamics Between Soulmates

The relationship between two Soulmates is a sacred and treasured thing. It is pure love and being with one another completely. There are fights and disagreements, of course, but overall your relationship with your Soulmate is usually one of the most important things in your life.

In Soulmates, the main couple is Marciella Hart and Damon Axel. They are complete opposites in almost every way, which was fun to pair together. Despite their differences, they compliment each other. I love their relationship so much because it truly grows throughout Soulmates. It gets stronger and more passionate with each page.

The relationship between Arthur and Melanie is a bit more loving instead of passionate. Arthur and Melanie find peace within each other and use the other to stay grounded. Instead of being driven mad by passion and anger and fighting, they are warm and soft to each other, accepting and understanding.

Every relationship between Soulmates is different, as is every couple. There are no two that are the same. Writing the different couples and how they interacted was a bit different for me because they are so complex. I hope you like them!

Writing Arthur

Arthur Hame is the best friend to Marciella Hart in Soulmates. They have one of the best friendships in the entire book. Arthur and Marciella have been friends since they were both really little, in primary school. They are inseparable and just so great for each other. They balance each other out and help each other through everything they go through.

Throughout the book, Arthur keeps showing his strength and resolve. I really like his character because even though he has the most complicated Soulmate relationship ever with Melanie Jenkins, he finds a way to make it work and to keep everyone he cares about close to him. He fights for what he believes in and that makes him one of my favorite characters in Soulmates.

Who am I kidding? All the characters are my favorite characters!

I believe Arthur is one of the strongest characters in the entire series. He is also one of the most mature for his age. He is able to make difficult decisions in the blink of an eye to make sure his friends are alright. I mean, he’s only seventeen and he’s able to juggle so many dilemmas and problems he has to deal with.

Even when his relationship with Marciella is strained at times, he is ready to fight for her if he needs to. He would do anything for Marciella and Melanie and I love Arthur for that.

Maybe I’ll write a novella for Arthur and Melanie, focusing on their relationship. You see some of the progress of their Soulmateship in Soulmates but not as much as I would like. Leave a comment if you have any cool ideas about it or just want the novella itself!