I personally just didn’t think there was enough interactions between the two of them. Maybe I would have shipped it then, maybe not. The idea of loud fun Lup and quiet introverted Lucretia is very cute, but we already get that dynamic with Blupjeans. I don’t hate it, but I’d give it a pass.
That being said, can you imagine how much worse the memory erasing would have been for Lucretia if she and Lup were in love? And how much more complicated the whole Taako hating Lucretia situation would be. Like damn this ship opens doors for so much angst and I don’t have this URL for nothing. Love me some emotional pain.
And after Lucretia grows and changes from her year alone, she and Lup don’t have as much of the opposites attract thing going, but after Lup spends so much time in the umbrella, they would understand each other’s loneliness so well.
As I typed out my feelings on this, I realized I liked the ship much more than I first thought.
Final verdict: If Blupjeans wasn’t an option this would be my OTP.