Is it just me but I hate how this fandom is crazy about Soo-won. The dude murdered Yona's father in front of her and I still see all this fanfiction/theories about Yona/Hak/Soo-won running the kingdom together or still being friendly with each other and I'm just in shock. Like, yeah he's a great king, cares for them to an extent, but I mean, c'mon, how can people think like that? I genuinely want to know if anyone has actually put themselves in Yona's shoes and thought if they could do it.
I feel there are two parts I can comment on in your ask anon~
To start with the first, that some people want Yona, Hak and Soo-Won to reconcile and rule Kouka together (or just end the story together and having made up) I agree that I’m not into that at all. I’ve always held that I’d been fine with Yona accepting what Soo-Won did and putting it aside for her own benefit and to remain unbiased in situations where they have to work together, but acceptance is not forgiveness and I don’t think Yona should have to forgive Soo-Won at all if that’s what she chooses to do. I think what Soo-Won did to Yona and Hak was awful, and I personally don’t want the story to end with them all buddy-buddy again - I think too much has happened for that to occur. It’s for this reason that I also don’t like the SooYona pairing outside of AU. I think it’d be a step backwards in Yona’s journey if she just ends up where she started with everyone forgiven.
As for your other comment, that of the fandom being crazy about Soo-Won, that I can personally understand 100%. I like Soo-Won a lot as a character and I can see why people would be drawn to him: he’s always come across as being quite complex, there’s a very conflicting nature to him where he’s done good but also bad and it’s kind of refreshing to have a main “villain” (if one considers him that) that isn’t obviously evil. I think liking Soo-Won though comes with a small fear that something bad will happen to him - Yona as the protagonist seems almost destined to win and at this stage and it’s hard to predict Soo-Won’s fate. Due to this, I could see why people who like his character would want him to have a happy ending (with Yona and Hak if be) even if I don’t agree with the idea myself. To each their own though. If Soo-Won making up with Yona and Hak is what you like, then go for it :)