First, romances in which neither is human is the topic for this thread, not a cause for dismissing a case. Second, the Beast is not, at the time of the story, human. He looks like and, more importantly, thinks of himself as something other. Similarly, Fiona is not half-ogre; she is a human who takes the appearance (but not the mind) of an ogre at certain times. She's still 100% human during the daylight hours, which is when the first romantic stirrings occur. It's only after love's first kiss turns each into the respective partner's species that these cease to be examples. The question thus raised: Can a writer start an interspecies romance on the promise that one partner or the other will be transformed by it? Would Jaina/Lowie be okay if he became human at the end (or if she became a Wookiee)?