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Baz and Simon from ‘Carry On’ set our shipping hearts on fire! Here are our fave Baz/Simon moments


It doesn’t take much for us to fall in love with characters or a ship, but not all of them get a special corner of our heart reserved just for squeeing over how adorable they are. Baz and Simon from Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Carry On’ do.

a case of the feels

We’ve got a run down of our favourite Baz and Simon moments from ‘Carry On’ just for you! Grab a cuppa, put your feet up, and prepare to swoon (and for the desperate need to re-read)!

Baz’s angsty feelings for Simon are the actual best

“Sharing a room with the person you want most is like sharing a room with an open fire.
He’s constantly drawing you in. And you’re constantly stepping too close. And you know it’s not good–that there is no good–that there’s absolutely nothing that can ever come of it.
But you do it anyway.
And then…
Well. Then you burn.”

“You were the sun, and I was crashing into you.”

The First Kiss

“He shakes his head, and he’s saying something, and I think I might kiss him. Because I’ve never kissed anyone before. (I was afraid I might bite.) And I’ve never wanted to kiss anyone but him. (I won’t bite. I won’t hurt him.)                                                                                                            I just want to kiss him, then go.                                                                       “Simon…,” I say.                                                                                                                 And then he kisses me.”

“I am going to die kissing Simon Snow.                                                             Aleister Crowley, I’m living a charmed life.”

Ron swooning

The swoony, sneering ways  they declare their love

“He’s still looking in my eyes. Staring me down like he did that dragon, chin tilted and locked.                                                                                 “I’m not the Chosen One,” he says.                                                                             I meet his gaze and sneer. My arm is a steel band around his waist. “I choose you,” I say. “Simon Snow, I choose you.”

“He looks at my face and huffs, exasperated. “Baz, you’re actually, literally the only thing I have to lose. So as long as doing gay stuff in public doesn’t make you hate me, I don’t really care.”
“We’re just dancing,” I say. “That’s hardly gay stuff.”
“Dancing’s well gay,” he says. “Even when it isn’t two blokes.””

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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