I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that Natasha gets to have genuine character development before she even gets near a romantic relationship. Don’t get me wrong; I read the shippy fics too, but I think it says something very positive that they know that not all of their female characters need to be in a relationship right off the bat (or at all, for that matter) and that oftentimes personal growth has to be put first. They’re paying attention to the character’s headspace and where she is in her personal journey, and that has me dancing for joy.
bless this post, I hope it’s true and that they give her the time to evolve properly.
Same for me, I ship it, I read the fics, it’s all great, but I’m also aware that I want to see that development in the canon of the movie and that’s super mega important. Can’t wait :D