One more little thing though tonight. I want to stop and adore this moment.
I love the whole comforting hug and the eyes and sadness and how you can see that Ravi cares so much for Liv and hurts because she is hurting.
But I want to talk about how Ravi touches the small of Liv’s back here. It’s not sexual. It’s not romantic. Ravi probably hasn’t even realized how he loves Liv yet, but even if he had, he would so not be taking advantage of Liv’s pain for an excuse to touch her. This moment is totally about comforting someone he cares about.
However touching the small of her back is so much more intimate than touching the upper back or shoulder. He didn’t plan it. He’s not thinking “I’m going to touch the small of her back rather than her shoulder.” or anything. It’s subconscious. And yes people touch the lower back of people they are not romantically interested in (so yes, those of you who only see brotp/bffs can still share in this). But it is markedly more personal than an upper back pat/rub. It’s not like they have been super touchy-feely friends so far. Yet when Ravi goes to physically comfort Liv, he just naturally defaults to this personal, intimate touch.
This just shows to me how close and deep Ravi and Liv’s relationship is. And I love it.