•Blake WILLINGLY opened up to Sun at the end of volume 1 about her past and her fears pertaining to the White Fang (Sun waited for two days until Blake was ready to open up to him)
•Sun has clearly demonstrated that he deeply cares for Blake as a person and that it’s not some superficial “wow you’re super pretty I wanna date you” bullshit
•Blake has shown that she keeps Sun in high regard as somebody who understands her better than anyone else. (when she initially turns down Sun for asking her to the dance, she says “I thought YOU of all people would understand that” meaning she expected Sun of all people to be able to sympathize with the situation she was in)
•Sun views Blake as a strong fighter who is on the same level as him and isn’t a “damsel in distress” who constantly needs saving (ending of volume one when Blake jumps down to confront Roman, Sun stood back and let her control the situation until it was clear she needed back up)
•Blake WILLINGLY decided to go to the dance with Sun (yes Yang’s chat with her did play a role in this, however it was still Blake’s personal decision to listen to Yang’s advice)
•Blake and Sun very clearly enjoyed their time together at the dance
•Their relationship is STILL developing and growing and isn’t officially canon (no pairing is canon as of now)
And people still think this is a “forced” or “one sided” ship?