okay hold up. this is gonna be a long post so you might as well get ready for it.
yes owen was being rude to her in the beginning of the film, but so was claire. when she went to go see him, that is probably the first time they’ve seen each other since their date, let alone talk. the date ended badly for both of them. so claire had to see him bc masrani wanted a dinosaur expert to see the paddock and he wanted owen. thats why she went and got him.
when she arrived at owens bungalow, they both expressed why it didn’t out for them on their date. for owen it was bc claire was too in control, hence why he said, “it’s all about control with you..”, he needed respect between the two. that’s what missing from the date. for claire, owen was too laid back for her liking. he probably didn’t have any interest on how she wanted the date to go. she had it all planned out and he didn’t take it seriously. but they did like each other enough to go on a date, i can tell you that.
now when she asked him to help her get her nephews back to safety, she knew he would help bc he didn’t want the kids to get hurt by the i-rex. even if he didn’t like her at that very moment bc of the situation that happened earlier that nearly killed him, he helped her bc he didn’t want the kids to get hurt, possibly even killed. it wasn’t until the followed the boys footsteps to the waterfall did he start respecting her. he told her to go back bc he thought she wasn’t capable of handling the real world, based on how she was dressed. to which she mentally said, “screw you,” and started unbuckling her belt, unbuttoned her shirt, rolled up her sleeves and rested her hands on her hips. she told him she was ready and he was taken back. he was impressed but he wasn’t going to show it. he blatantly told her to follow his orders, bc this was his world, and she agreed.
when they arrived at the old park, owen instinctively got ahead of claire, even if he was just starting to respect her, he wanted to make sure no harm got to her. to claire, she was thankful to have owen along. she too was starting to respect the man who she couldn’t stand just a couple of hours ago. when they got to the garage and the i-rex came across them, they quickly hid in front of the old jeep. the two quickly prayed that they both survived. and that’s when they knew they couldn’t lose each other. this is the part when i started shipping them bc i knew they wouldn’t be able to get rid of each other after an experience like this. they just wouldn’t be able to. they have gotten too close.
so now to the part when the pterodactyls, pteranodons, and other flying dinosaurs started to attack the main park, claire had gotten on top of a table looking for her nephews, while owen started shooting at the flying dinos. but he got distracted by something, causing him to forget his surroundings and not notice the dino behind him. he was pushed to the ground by the force of the pterodactyl, he grabbed a hold of its neck, pulling it away from biting his face, when here comes claire. the woman he thought only cared about was how many people come to visit the park. claire hit the dino on the head with the bottom of the gun, tossing it to the ground before she started shooting at it, making sure it was dead when she offered her hand. owen took it graciously, looking at her with awe, when he wrapped his arm around her waist, pulling her close to the point that their chests were touching, and kissed her. claire just saved his ass from being killed, again. she seemed surprised by the sudden action that she didn’t move until a couple of seconds when she closed her eyes and moved her hand to his shoulder, melting into the kiss. they quickly pulled away, gazing into each others eyes, softly panting. it was a small kiss but it meant so much from them. it meant that they weren’t going anywhere without each other, they were never going to leave each other’s side after all this.
so that’s why i ship them bc i see their chemistry, it started off rough bc they didn’t know each other when they went on their first date. all they knew was their names, their job, and that they were attracted to each other. that’s why they clashed bc they didn’t get to know each other, the date must of been awkward, with claires schedule and owens board shorts. but bc of what they experienced together in the woods and literally saving each others life, physically, mentally, or even emotionally, they got close. so close that they were never going to leave without the other. and no one is going to try and tell me they don’t feel love for the other bc i will defend these two with everything i got. just try me.