Before Star Wars: The Last Jedi gave fans Force Skype and hand holding, Kylo Ren and Rey shared a special bond in The Force Awakens. It might not have inspired a wave of Reylo shippers, but there are plenty of Kylo and Rey relationship clues from The Force Awakens that only add to their relationship in the recently released sequel. Whether you're a Reylo shipper or a staunch believer that Rey and Kylo are siblings, you can't deny that The Force Awakens hints heavily at a relationship far deeper than the simplistic villain vs. hero dynamic.
The Force connection between Rey and Kylo explored in The Last Jedi certainly sets a path for a potential romantic relationship, but looking back at The Force Awakens, it's clear that the foundation for Reylo was already there. From their very first meeting face to face on Takodana, it's been made obvious that Rey and Kylo have a unique connection. The nature of that connection — be it romantic or familial — has yet to be determined, but anyone insisting that Rey and Kylo don't have something extra going on beyond the hero vs. villain relationship are in some serious denial. Either that, or they missed these key Rey and Kylo relationship clues from The Force Awakens.