There are certain pairings that come up again and again – often two guys from the same band that have a really strong, clear friendship. It apparently started with Muse – fans of the band would write stories about a romantic relationship between Matt Bellamy and Dominic Howard, which became known as 'BellDom'. Andy Biersack and Ashley Purdy from Black Veil Brides are known collectively as 'Andley' and are the subject of a surprising amount of stories where one of them dies in front of the other:
Walking over to
the bed, I can finally see Andy’s face. He looks so vulnerable: his skin is
sickly pale, his breaths are slow and laborious, and I can’t help noticing all
the machines and monitors that he’s attached to.
I hold Andy’s
hand tight, although I don’t think he’s conscious enough to notice.
“You’ll make it
through baby, I know it. You were always a fighter” I murmur, tucking a strand
of hair behind his ear.
Other popular pairings include Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy, and Frank Iero and Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance, collectively 'Frerard'. There is another, more extreme pairing involving MCR members, but it’s wholly unnecessary and we absolutely won’t go into that…