i’ve seen some people complaining about how sana and yousef being soulmates doesn’t make sense and that they don’t really know each other compared to other couples on the show and like??? y’all realize sana and yousef have known each other long before s4 ever started, right? probably even before the series ever started (timeline wise)?
it’s been heavily implied that yousef and elias are closer to each other than the rest of the balloon squad. in 4x02, yousef and elias were hanging out at the bakkoush home sans the other balloon boys. in the may 17th hei briskeby video, elias tells mutta that the youtube channel is his and yousef’s. in 4x09, yousef and elias tell the other boys that it will always be the two of them.
throughout the season the strength and longevity of elias and yousef’s friendship has consistently been hinted at. so chances are, yousef and elias have known each other longer than the rest of the balloon squad. they are probably childhood friends, meaning yousef and sana are childhood friends.
yousana has probably been brewing for years (at least 3+ years). the smile sana gets when she comes home and hears his name is proof of this, and that was the first episode.
tldr: what we’re watching isn’t the start of a crush, it’s the culmination of one.