((The pictures are not mine, I found them via bing. If any of these looks like your work, please let me know and I will credit appropriately))
For those who are freaked out/uncomfortable with the possibility of Annie and Corky together in the future, just bare in mind these other memorable characters (a few of which you might have even rooted for in their lives intersecting in such a way, romantically speaking) all began as Annie and Kevin are now.
Detective Hartigan: You don’t save a little girl’s life and then turn around and throw her to the dogs. Not by my books.
Skinny little Nancy Callahan. She grew up. She filled out.
Nancy Callahan: Let me stay close. Nothing can happen to me when I’m with you. Please? Let me stay close.
It’s always been you, Hartigan. All these years.
Memoirs of a Geisha:
The Chairman: I owe Nobu my life. So, when I saw he had a chance at happiness with you, I stood aside and… But I cannot any longer. I hope it is not too late.
Sayuri/Chiyo: Can’t you see? Every step I have taken, since I was that child on the bridge has been to bring myself closer to you.