People being purposely obtuse.she barely even simped for ash in the first place I don't really get this perception that Serena's entire personality in xy revolved around ash
In the episode “In Master Class is in Session!” Serena says to her mother that she decided to go on a journey to not be a ryhorn racer.
She wanted to have a goal of her own and she took her time figuring that out by trying different things such as battling in EP842, the sky battling episode EP839, showcases and leaving to try contests in hoenn at the end of the saga.
As for the being “dependent” part, she relied on Ash as much as any other pokegirl. It’s natural that friends help each other so I don’t see why people are trying to add negative connotations to their friendship that where never there.
Loving someone ≠ Your life revolving around them.
It’s not like her crush was the only thing worth noting about her? She had goals, likes and dislikes like any other character. The crush wasn’t addressed in most episodes.