i think the thing with claire is
she’s spent her whole life in deluxe
it’s her comfort zone
it’s what she’s used to
she totally buys in to the whole “deluxe is the only safe place” propaganda that Kane’s got going on. Actually, she buys into all his propaganda, really.
She likes the sleek and the fashionable and the new, and Deluxe is all about sleek and fashionable and new.
And she doesn’t understand why Julie wants to just throw that all away and spend all (or…half) her time in the slums.
Claire’s also super upper class; her dad’s a kaneco exec I think?
so she’s just so used to luxury
she doesn’t understand why julie’s so willing to throw all that away and why julie insists on complicating everything with her double life
but at the same time, what makes her such a great friend and a strong character
is that despite all this
she supports julie
she has her back
even goes down to motorcity with her sometimes despite her stated dislike for it
she doesn’t agree with julie’s decisions and argues with her a little but she respects that it’s not her choice to make.
It’s Julie’s choice, and Julie is fully capable of making her own decisions.
And while she may not agree with them, Claire will stand by Julie no matter what she decides.
Because that is what BFFs are for.