I may have a new idea of how bmblb kiss should be in v8
Willful ignorance aside, you can tell that the people complaining about Yang not showing concern over Ruby’s opinion of her have never had an SO. Yang is showing classic “first argument panic” here. Anyone who has ever had a new relationship knows that feeling of panic and “did I just F this up” after the first real argument or disagreement. You don’t get that same concern when you have an argument with a sibling, who you have a strong lifetime bond with.
Will be interesting to see how this resolves, especially since Blake was trying to use Ruby as an excuse to call and check on Yang.
Does grimm eat people or just kill and leaves? What would going to happen with Yang, Jaune and Ren if they can’t fight the grimm that is about to show up? Would they lost and faint and just stand there on the ground waiting for someone to rescue them? Or the grimm would, you know…
Can we talk about how much sense it makes for Yang to be worried about Blake thinking less of her, though? Blake has always been a big picture person, focussed on important causes and overall goals. But Yang isn’t. Yang is the opposite; she tends to prioritise personal objectives and helping individuals instead. That’s why they’re in separate groups this Volume, with Blake wanting to reunite the world while Yang wants to help the people around them first.
And this has always been there! All the way back in Volume 2 we see them talk about this exact thing, with Yang admiring Blake’s drive and that she doesn’t back down from a challenge. But we also saw Yang’s concern over it.
Yang’s always considered herself directionless, and it’s clearly something that’s bothered her a lot. Combined with her abandonment issues, it makes perfect sense that she’d be afraid that Blake will eventually get bored of her because of this. Blake was an activist from when she was a kid, and left home to stay in the White Fang when she was only just a teenager. To Yang, it probably feels like Blake has achieved an awful lot in her life already while Yang still isn’t sure of her own path.
In Volume 7, Yang seemed concerned too when she realised that Blake didn’t agree with her about the best course of action. But they easily reached a compromise they were both happy with, which is what shows that Yang is wrong about this. Her and Blake’s different priorities are actually one of the reasons they make a fantastic couple. Together they form a complete picture, and bring out the best in each other by balancing each other out. Which Yang will eventually come to realise.
Blake was literally drawn to Yang mostly because Yang has such a big heart and values interpersonal connections over the big picture. The thing that Yang is worried will drive them apart is really what brought them together in the first place.