I’m not sure how I feel about your non-Xena/Gabrielle ship. I have things to think about. ;)
LOL of course!
When you think about it, Alti was Xena’s soulmate as much as Gabrielle, in every reincarnation, she was always there as well. They’re two extreme differences of the same kind, if that makes any sort of sense (it’s 2:30 AM, I’m exempt).