nothing they pull out at the end will change the fact that they were written as estranged friends. nothing about it seemed even a little romantic. The best you could argue is that romance BEGAN here.
but in real life, where shit isn't fucked up, friends can kiss and it's normal. they're 1000 years old, that's the same as european
I'm just never going to be able to participate in the fandom again. But hey, the creators did that with Zelda, so I might as well lose everything I like.