*clears throat* WHITE ROSE HASNT HAPPENED BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY NOT DOOMED ENOUGH
The most consistent thing about RWBY is that in order to be in a romantic relationship the relationship MUST be doomed explicitly
Jaune and Pyrrha only kiss after she knows she’s ABOUT TO DIE
Ren and Nora only get to kiss during an argument where ren slightly expresses his paranoia and reasons he refuses to be with her, then he immediately gets proven right and then Nora gets almost electrocuted to death
The only reason clover and qrow get to flirt for essentially EVERY scene they have together is that they’re EXPLICITLY doomed (it’s about how their individual relationships with luck have led them to be intensely loyal to authority. Qrow in a sense of gratitude, clover in a sense of privilege. they’re both the best huntsman of where they were and most trusted warriors of their leaders. however qrows life has had his team fall apart and has gotten the appropriate amount of disillusionment from ozpins lies. This is what saves him. But clover has been left to be doomed to death because he cannot believe a system he was built for could be anything but inherently correct. Qrows misfortune had saved him clovers luck killed him. And despite how hard anyone could’ve tried their was never anything that could have saved him from being gods most perfect soldier. Or idk something like that I don’t think about them enough)
Tai summer and raven. Raven was always going to leave to go back to her tribe. Summer was always going to be murdered by Salem. Tai was always going to be left. They all knew they all probably tried to deny it. They all walked backwards into their own narrative. Their ship name is apparently str crossed lovers. Which is genius.
Ruby and penny got their whole thing because penny died TWICE and now she’s permanently haunting ruby’s lil narrative so good for her
and that’s why chronic runaway and abandonment issues personified are CANNON SOULMATES (I could go on several rants I adore them)
So yeah if you want them to be cannon they just have to be more doomed but it’s kinda hard for that cause they had a little reversed doomed situation where they’re relationship was always going to get better because they were kinda enemies at first
Anyway good luck to whiterose shippers I wish you all a very happy only team partners that haven’t kissed yet
Jaune: I... I don't know. It felt like years, maybe even decades.
Weiss: Did you see anything connected to your past traumas?
Jaune: Actually, yeah. My whole childhood of neglect, my youth of wartime indoctrination, all leading me back to the source of my unfettered rage. After enough time, I was able to channel is and then replace it with something new.
Ruby: What did you replace it with? Peace? Tranquility?
Jaune: Nope! Righteous indignation! Now, let's break this fucking tree and whoever is keeping us here!
Blake: (yawning as she enters the bathroom) Good morning.
Weiss: (fixing her makeup) Good morning.
Ruby: (finger combing her hair) Morning, Blake!
Yang: (brushing her teeth) Morming, babe...
RWBY: (continue their morning routine)
Yang: (finishes brushing her teeth and places her toothbrush back in the holder)
Weiss: (glances at the toothbrush holder and her eyes widen) Yang?
Yang: Yeah, Weiss?
Weiss: Your toothbrush isn't electric?
Yang: Hm? (Glances at her totally normal, yellow toothbrush) Oh! No. Just a regular one.
Weiss: Then how?
Yang: (holds up robotic hand and turns on vibrations) *Brrrrrrrrrr!* Vibration function helps me get my teeth squeaky clean. Does wonders to combat the sand that gets stuck in my teeth. I'm gonna go get dressed now. (Leaves the bathroom)
Weiss & Blake: (jaws drop and blushes)
Ruby: (while brushing her own teeth) Wucky! I bish I had dat!