Well, it was fun while it lasted. Reylos are 100% convinced again that their ship is totally canon and will just be ~unique~ and ~not like Han and Leia's~. I don't know if they're forcefully deluding themselves or what, but I don't know how they can walk away from anything Rian said in Vanity Fair or on Twitter and still expect the story to revolve around their ship. It's laughable.
tbh at this point all you can do is laugh at the absurdity of it all (and oh how much laughing i have done). he literally said there would not be a romantic arc at the center of the story. for reyIo to even begin to come close to working it would absolutely have to be at the center of the story. because there’s no way you can get those characters from where they left off in tfa to any kind of romance or whatever by the end of the trilogy. like they’ll be lucky if they even end up frenemies by that point.
the only way to work a romance into the sequel trilogy without making it a central plot point is to build on an already established POSITIVE relationship that blossoms into something more without it being a big deal. they could probably work finnrose in, if that’s the direction they want to go, because at least they’re on the same side and don’t completely hate each other.