This whole thing about 'deserving one another'...I don't get it either. Life is about becoming a better version of yourself everyday, right? we will always make mistakes but then we get the chance to become better and correct them, I always say 'you are not your past', why are people condemning Hak and Yona for something they did 70 chapters ago? also why are people expecting them to be perfect from the beginning? them being so real is what makes them a lovable,healthy ship in the first place!:)
This is pretty much my take on the entire thing as well. I definitely would not say that Hak and Yona haven’t been without their problems both individually and as a pair, but they strive hard to improve and better themselves for themselves, others and each other as a potential partner, and as such I think judging them based solely on past actions is not necessarily the best way to go about viewing them as they are now. I think if we’re going to bring up any past flaws we have to see how those flaws have been addressed or changed as well. Having characters with flaws who strive to improve makes for great characters and ships imo, but I find that quite a few stories with characters that have flaws fall into two traps:
- The pairing has an issue that is never really addressed and the two end up together despite this because… well usually because they’re settled as endgame early on and just “are”. Or…
- The issue is addressed and seemingly fixed only to be brought back again later on for drama or because the story is dragged out for so long that the issue is needed again just so that something can happen.
I’d like to think that neither of these have occurred with Hakona (and hopefully won’t) so I have no issue with the way the pair has been written. The two are still working through things together, and that’s the important thing to me.