Can we please take a moment to realize Pepa and Félix are without question THE most affectionate Disney couple?
Let’s think about this for a second. The main romances are never together until the last scene, and their touches are limited to one or two kisses, and a short happily ever after montage where maybe he has his arm around her waist as they ride off into the sunset (every single Disney princess sans Nala and Belle). They’ll talk and laugh but they won’t ever actually touch or if they do it’s limited to maybe brushing hair back or touching them only when necessary to save them but that’s it. Every physical touch is all big grand romantic gestures that stand out and help move the plot along.
Belle and Beast, she ‘didn’t shudder as she touched his paw’ and then they have one romantic dance where her resting her head on his chest was the most physicality any Disney couple had in a while but again, it was a big romantic gesture designed to be noticed and move the plot along. They don’t touch just to touch. And even Nala almost every touch she had with Simba was deliberate and meant to be noticed and to move the romantic plot along (I don’t know about you but I think Pepa and Félix might have take the spot away from Nala and Simba for best Disney sex eyes)
The rare times there’s more than once romance in a movie it’s limited to what Augustin and Julieta have. A gentle simmering of sweet romance and that’s it. We hear they’re married, they may hold one another close at the end of the movie but again, very little actual physical affection.
Now let’s look at Pepa and Félix. There very first intro she’s literally grabbing him, yanking him close and lifting him up off his feet to kiss him
Then his hand is around her waist and stays that way the entire time they walk up the stairs after their first scene. No big grand gesture, no plot development, just a background note you might not even catch. Then with Antonio’s gift ceremony he takes her by the shoulders and doesn’t let go, and when they’re waiting at the door they’re completely wrapped around one another and when he gets his gift again, just a background moment, but he misses her hand and she looks at him with sheer relief and adoration
And let’s not forget the ‘fuck me’ eyes she gives him at breakfast when he gets her to calm down about the chair
During the Bruno song I can’t even count how many times his hand is around her waist and the calling card to all Pepa/Félix shippers that is ‘I’m sorry Mi Vida go onnnn!’ Where he’s singing right into her ear and neck and she’s got *that* kind of smile on her face as she dies which is as close as Disney will ever get to a couple necking
While I mentioned Disney romances only touching eachother to save the other I think theirs should count bc again, it’s just a background moment, not plot development, but when the house shakes and she falls he’s right there to catch her and help her. No plot, no big gesture, it’s not the focus of the scene… it’s just there
And then during the end song…. My god. When Bruno whips her around his hand is right there to catch her and then he pulls her close where once again , she gives him bedroom eyes, his hand is on her waist and hers is on his chest.
Also what’s even more miraculous and remarkable about it is this isn’t the star, this isn’t some 18 year old Disney princess, this is a 50 year old woman with three kids whose oldest is an adult herself, and Félix is a dark skinned Black man who is affectionate and loving and adoring, something you very rarely see in mainstream media. And what’s more is none of these moments are played for laughs. It’s straight and serious and romantic and physical and so amazing. Disney really broke the mold with them and I’m so grateful to them for it
Bruno as a child headcanons
As a child Bruno played pranks on his sisters…and he used his gift to know when the best time to do prank them
His pranks never hurt anyone
The reason he cares for rats as an adult is because Julieta found one in the kitchen and gave it to Bruno as a pet
He used to tell Pepa stories to help her calm down. Soon falling in love with the arts
The reason he likes green is not because of his gift or his family, it’s cause his first friend outside his sisters told him he looked good in green
He grow up hearing how his father loved them so, and how he gave his life for the family. Bruno wanted to be just like his father and protect his family no matter what.
He always won at hide and seek
Mamá Can’t Know
dolores x reader
request: can reader and dolores have a secret relationship, but then pepa walking in on them making out?
a/n: this is short because i literally cba
“stop calling me that.”
“loooori.” you dragged out, making her turn to you with a glare. “hi.” you said cutely, making her tough facade drop into a smile.
“hiya, bebé.” she cooed, kissing you on the cheek. you giggled, burying yourself into her chest as you felt your cheeks burn up.
“stop.” you groaned as she kept peppering your face with kisses. “stop!” you squealed. “go back to reading your book, nerd!” you joked, making her gasp in offence.
“how dare you?” she asked, putting her book down with a smirk.
your eyes widened realising what was going to happen. “no! no, lori, i’m so-“ your pleas were cut short as she began tickling your sides. you squealed and kicked your legs out as you laughed.
your playing was cut short when camilo came into her room, informing the two of you about breakfast. you were flustered as you promised dolores that you’d get her back, and walked down to the dining hall. the two of you sat down next to each other, occasionally kicking each other under the table.
“so, Y/N,” doña alma’s voice rang, making you look up at with smile. you were practically part of the family, she said. you know, with you and dolores being oh, so close. “any potential suitors in your life?” she asked in a teasing tone, making your smile widen.
“just one.” you gave dolores a side glance, making her nudge you from under the table. “ow.” you mumbled.
“you okay, Y/N?” mirabel asked, making you nod.
“yeah, but camilo just kicked me.” you turned to the boy, who was glaring at you, with a smirk, before turning back to the rest of the family with a pout.
“i hate you so much.” camilo rolled his eyes, sitting back in his chair.
“love you too, ‘milo.”
after that eventful breakfast, the majority of the madrigals had left to do their morning chores. the only people in casita, were you and dolores. you hummed as your fingers trailed up her arm to her shoulder. “you’re so pretty.” you whispered, making her cheeks heat up.
“says you.” she rolled her eyes, leaning forward into your hold.
you hummed again and kissed her lips. dolores smiled and kissed you back. before you knew it, the two of you were making out on the lounge room ￼settee. dolores was so caught up in the moment that she didn’t even notice her mother and father making their way back into casita.
no. she only noticed when you were dragged off of her. “mamá!” she exclaimed, standing to her feet.
pepa held up her hand, cutting off whatever dolores was going to say next, and turned you to look at her. “Y/N.”
“pepa.” you nodded, rubbing the back of your arm. “hi.”
“don’t ‘hi’ me.” she scolded, making dolores groan. “what were you just doing to my daughter?”
“i was… kissing her?” you said unsurely, glancing at your girlfriend.
“pepa, mi vida-“ félix started, only to be cut off by pepa’s glare. he sighed, walking up to her. “it’s not that big of a deal, mi amor.”
“yes, it is.” pepa then scolded him. “Y/N just had their tongue down my baby’s throat.”
you cleared your throat awkwardly, but pepa didn’t acknowledge it, and walked backwards to dolores. “on the count of three, we run.” you whispered, making her nod. “one, two, three!” you grabbed dolores’ hand ran and sprinted to her room, shutting the door behind you. “well, that was-“
“terrifying? awful? so awkward that you wanted to rip your hair out?” dolores cut you off. a second went past and you locked eyes before bursting out laughing.
“i don’t ever want to leave.” you told her. “i’m like, 98% sure that pepa will strike me with lightning if i do.”
“i won’t let her.” dolores told you, making you rest your head on her shoulder.
“my knight in shining armour.”
Drinking trio (encanto maybe cannon)
Felix and Agustuin drinking: *spots Bruno* Aye Bruno! Come here!
Bruno with his awkward self: Uh y-yes?
Felix: Come have a drink with us!
Bruno: Oh no no! *nervous chuckle* I dont drink!
Agustuin: Come on! Your always so up tight! Its time to loosen up a bit!
Felix: Yeah come on! Just a few shots!
Literally 30 minutes later..
Pepa and Julieta wacking their husbands on the head: Why did you ask him to drink!
Bruno being held up by them, completely drunk: I aM oNe DrInK aWaY fRoM tElLiNg EvErYoNe HeRe WhAt I rEaLlY tHiNk!