The main problem with relationships are this I have some of it seems mandatory and trite follow a formula. I don't mind it when say it is part of the character and we see the relationship grow. Nautica and Skids the problem is the later misinterpret what the former sees in that relationship. Skids would love nothing more than romantic relationship but Nautica felt differently. I don't think it really ever occurred to Nautica about having a romance. (Personally I find Nautica believing that friendship is magic the less charming aspoects of her personality).