Is it because they didn’t like each other at the start? Is it because Bristle liked Stem first? Is it because Bristle is better off single? Is it because they hate the characters?
In my opinion this ship is the best. Because it actually takes time unlike most ships where they are mates and Ты never realize it until they have their kits. Root and Bristle are still processing because they want to remain loyal to their clans.
This ship takes time and I have no idea why people hate the ship so much.