The plot twist you all never expected.
Omg so I've been grappling with the idea that Noelle could be a tiny bit taller than Ira but I decided to make it the other way around so that the fact they are brilliant pair skaters is a bit more plausible. Their case is really unusual because in pair skating, guys are usually a good amount taller than the girls in order to have the strength to lift them up, etc.
In fact, I've only found one skating pair in the Olympics that were nearly the same height.
Ira's face in the last panel tho
he's so happy
Don't think this would deter Noelle in the slightest- Ira is still short, after all. She's going to keep torturing him with nicknames.
(she's about 5'5", he's about 5'6")