For the purposes of this post I’m just going to assume everyone is familiar with the source material.
Esteban and Acacia are the protagonists. Whether you support the pairing or not, the central conflict is the intense slow blossoming passion between them. That makes this couple the driving force in the story. If you disagree, stop reading this now.
No Happy Endings: My reasons for shipping Acacia & Esteban’s impossible love
It has been a long time since I’ve been able to sit down and watch a Mexican novela but I’m glad I tuned into La Malquerida. In summary, La Malquerida is an original adaptation of Jacinto Benavente’s nobel prize winning work La Malquerida (1913). Essentially, it’s about the passionate relationship that ensues between a man & his stepdaughter. In the novel, Esteban’s jealousy drives him to kill every man who dares to pursue her. That’s how she ends up with the moniker La Malquerida (loosely translated it means “unloved” or “badly loved”).
True to the essence of the novel, Acacia is still very much La Malquerida. Everyone she touches seems to endure a terrible twist of fate. The first man to befall a tragic end was her beloved father, who was murdered (or so the novela leads us to believe). Ulises, her first love, vanishes after his name is sullied. Manolo is the childhood friend whose misguided love for her drives him to manipulate and use others. Even her darling horse, Palomino(sic) has to be shot & killed after escaping his stable. The man forced to sacrifice her horse is none other than Esteban Dominguez…the driving force behind Acacia’s great misfortune in love.
Easily, one of my favorite novela couples of all time. Forgive me for FOREVER reblogging.
Lawd this kiss. No lo supero.
-Yo no te besé. Tú me besaste a mi.
-Y tú me correspondiste. Por que Acacia?
-Por idiota, porque estoy sola, porque estoy triste, porque estoy confundida y no se lo que estoy sintiendo.
I ship this to infinity & beyond. Love forbidden love.
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Agreed. Very well done. A part of me feels like the window sill is going to play an important part in the future development of Acacia and Esteban’s relationship.