Also that moment when juls is leading val away after lupita catches them. Ugh that angry walk of hers is hot lol
I was thinking about how many moments there are when one grabs the other by the hand and leads her around (spoiler alert: a LOT) and how natural it was for them, despite it being a kind of intimate thing, no? But Val started it immediately, the first time they met, and coming from her, it really could just be friendly, she’s so naturally tactile and open, she feel she does that to everyone.
But Juls returning it is definitely not such a normal thing. @dealanexmachina pointed out how careful Juls is when she touches Val, how aware and watchful she is around her, and that’s not just a Val thing, she’s as guarded with people as Val is open. But somehow she’s been able to take Val’s cue on at least this, deciding it’s just something friends, becoming second nature.
Sure, in the hospital and away from Lupe, it’s more a protective thing, wanting to get away from a situation and taking Val with her. She didn’t need to do it, Val was going to come with her anyway, it was just an additional reassurance to have Val’s hand in hers, a way she could feel better about being so helpless otherwise.
Even in this moment, when they’re about to have an enormously significant conversation about their feelings for each other, and so this might have been the moment to put a bit of distance between them or maybe it’d be too awkward? Nope, Val’s feeling down, so let’s take her to a place to do what she wants.
And here she kind of needed to actually physically pull Val along, even if it was all in front of her overbearing strict sister.
But very early on, it was a natural instinct.
So natural she does it when she’s taking Val literally three feet away. 😀
Now, the chasing is totally different and adorable. It’s kind of the opposite of the above, Juls is too focused on something to grab Val’s hand.
Ah, this one, when Val’s happily chattering about the chocolate she’s prepared and Juls is angry and preparing for their Talk (which, Val handled so maturely! All babe, no, I would have but you said not to, remember? So cute).
And this shot that they included right after just made it so extra cute, with her duster billowing behind her, lol. One of the things I loved about the hospital era was that when things were happening to Juls, the show included Val, a lot, her thoughts and feelings, but let the focus be on Juls.
And here we see a Valentinius Carvajalas chase her not-girlfriend in the direction of literal gunshots.
Bonus: Val chasing Juls
And catching her.