Over the years I have found myself supporting A/H more and more, to my suprise considering how much I appreciated their strictly platonic relationship in the beggining. Realizing that the series is about action and not romance I honestly have no idea why I find myself wanting to see A/H happen in the 8th so badly. Despite all the logical reasons A/H would not work, all the taboo that would no doubt arise in fairy culture, and the fact that Colfer himself tends to shy away from angst and drama in AF, something I am grateful for by the way, it is because of those reasons that A/H really, truly works in my eyes. Any relationship between them would require an extreme amount of commitment which would give it more depth than say A/M, that reason is why I find A/H so facinating.
All of my favorite AF stories, TOD, TTP, rely on the chemistry between Artemis and Holly. While I admit that there is no romance to be seen in TOD, it does showcase the dynamic the two have that makes them work together so well and how they cover each others weaknesses. TTP on the other hand showed their differences and how that often comes between them. After All what makes Holly who she is, is that she makes decisions based on her emotions. She always does what she feels is right and she has a strong sense of good, she is simply a very guarded person. All TTP had to do was make her more vulnerable to completely change how she considered her relationship with artemis and it was his own lie that caused her to harden herself towards him. It has been really enjoyable to see how her decision making process has rubbed off on Artemis. While he isn't as noble as Holly he has consistently done more and more good only because he knows it is the right thing to do.
Honestly if they don't get together I can live with it as long as their friendship remains intact. I just think there is so much depth to their relationship, with how they trust and care about each other, that a romantic relationship has so much potential because of all the difficulties it would bring. That is also why I don't think it will happen as I can't see how it would be done justice unless it was the plot of an entire book and I highly doubt The Last Guardian will have very much, if any romance. As far as H/T goes I don't really have an opinion on it just because Trouble has been such a peripheral character in the series that I would feel blindsided by the sudden relationship but I could at least understand the attraction. The same can be said for A/M, it is an easy relationship to write yet with minerva gone for so long it would feel out of place. Artemis and Holly simply have the most development.
I hope this post isn't to long but I could talk about A/H all day,
"There will be consequences for this, he thought. You can't alter time and be unaffected. But whatever the consequences are, I will bear them, because the alternative is too terible."- TLC