"I have already met the love of my life... and his name is Hernando." - Lito Rodriguez
Lito Rodriguez and Hernando Fuentes are from the Netflix series Sense8. A couple when the series began, their main source of conflict was that they were forced to keep their relationship hidden due to Lito's career as a action movie star in Mexico. Lito stepped out into the spotlight at premieres and events with various random women on his arm, but always came back to Hernando at the end of the day. Hernando was justifiably jealous that he couldn't be the one seen at Lito's side, but knew that coming out would be career suicide for the man he loved. For his part, Hernando was a lover of art and taught art studies to unmotivated college students. Lito fell in love with Hernando after hearing him talk about his passions for hours, and that love blossomed into a beautiful and well balanced relationship.
The main premise of the show is that Lito is one of eight individuals (Sensates) who are connected to each other's minds and souls. They can visit each other through their minds and even assist each other with their own individual talents and skills when necessary. Lito may have been linked to these other people, but he was arguably more connected and in tune with Hernando than anyone else in the world. The two shared an incredibly deep bond and their personalities balanced each other out so well. Lito was a drama queen, and Hernando's steady presence calmed him down. The two faced the world together as a team, and it was only when Lito's morals came into question that Hernando had to back away from their relationship for awhile. Their love for each other was never in question, but love alone couldn't make Hernando justify his lover's ethical behavior. Once Lito made right and helped their friend Daniella out of a bad situation, he was able to face Hernando again, and the two were able to talk out their issues like adults and quickly make amends with each other.
When Lito was forced out of the closet, instead of retreating back in, he decided to own up to who he was, even if it meant throwing away the career that he loved. Hernando was willing to stay at his side no matter what he decided to do, but seeing Lito give up everything to be true to himself made his love grow even stronger. There is no telling what is in store for the Sensates as the series progresses, but one thing that will always remain true is that Lito and Hernando are an amazing couple who's devotion to each other is something to be aspired to.
1x02: I Am Also A We
Hernando: "I'm sorry. You know I'm just jealous. I just want to be your armpiece."
Lito: "Why to be jealous of the arm, when you already have my heart?"
Hernando: "What movie is that from?"
Lito: "I forgot."
Hernando: "It's quite good."
1x08: We Will All Be Judged by the Courage of Our Hearts
Hernando: "I love you, Lito. I love you more than I have ever loved anyone in my life."
Lito: "I love you, too."
Hernando: "But I can't be with someone who allows someone else to be hurt in order to protect their career. I wish it didn't end this way."
Lito: "It doesn't end this way. What are you talking about? This isn't my fault. Hernando, she did this to herself. She admitted it. You cannot leave me for that. This is not fair."
Hernando: "I know it's not fair."
Lito: "So what do you want me to do? You want me to throw my whole life down the toilet because of a woman I barely know?"
Hernando: "I don't know what you should do, Lito. All I know is what I have to do."
Lito: "Are you going to break up with me because of her?"
Hernando: "No, it's not her."
Lito: "Then what?"
Hernando: "In the end, we will all be judged by the courage of our hearts."
Lito: "It's a stupid line from a stupid movie. Hernando, please."
Hernando: "I'm sorry, Lito. Goodbye."
Lito: "No, please, no. Please don't leave me. Hernando. Hernando. Hernando!"
1x09: Death Doesn't Let You Say Goodbye
Lito: "I was here listening to him for hours, and... and I couldn't take it anymore. Our first kiss was over there... in the bathroom. It was for me a religious experience."
1x10: What Is Human?
Lito: "My career is important to me, but it will never be as important as you. I love you."
2x01: Happy F*cking New Year
Hernando: "Since you were both taken from my life... I have not felt so loved by another person as I do by this man. You would love him too."
2x03: Obligate Mutualisms
Hernando: "Two years ago, the Orozco museum offered me the job of curator for three times, three times what I made as a teacher."
Lito: "But you're doing what you love."
Hernando: "I wanted to teach, I wanted to 'shape young minds.'"
Lito: "But you're doing what you love, and that's important, right? And I'm doing what I love. And we love this apartment. Some- somehow, it's got to add up."
2x06: Isolated Above, Connected Below
Lito: "For years, I was living inside the fake world of a movie set, never daring to imagine that one day...I might be brave enough to do something like this. [to Hernando] Come with me."
Hernando: [to the crowd] "Hi."
Lito: "This is Hernando. He is the love of my life. I am a better and braver person because of him, and whatever it costs for me to be able to do this...I know in my heart that it is worth it." [they kiss]
2x09: What Family Actually Means
Hernando: "I understand what you're going through. And I'm not judging, or trying to fix it, or tell you what to do. I just wanted you to know that I love you. And that you aren't alone."
2x10: If All the World's a Stage, Identity Is Nothing But a Costume
Lito: "What if I do this movie and everyone finds out?"
Lito: "That I'm a fraud. That I'm not a good actor."
Hernando: "No, no, no, no, no. Baby, baby, baby, baby, look at me. You are a great actor. And you're scared right now because art, like life, is...is full of risk, and that's beautiful. But I will remind you what you said to me when we were watching From Here to Eternity. That this wasn't a career you were chasing. It was a dream. So tell me, my love...if your dream isn't worth the risk, what is?"