I for one donâ€™t buy the romance at all. Even if this is what Nomura had planned for Kairi forcing her into the â€œlove interestâ€ category is far worse than having her not doing anything at all. That literally solidifies her as nothing more than Soraâ€™s motivation as Xehanort so directly put it in KH3. I found the moments where Sora was thinking about her, and getting flustered when she was mentioned in 2 to be quite cute. But in this game, to me it feels more like Sora now realizes what it means to sacrifice yourself for someone you love. I didnâ€™t really take any sort of romantic note from Kairi and Sora being together. But thatâ€™s just me.