1: Their hands are close to each other’s as they sit on the blanket.

2: They brush together slightly, Julia yelps a little.

Julia: Ah!

3: Melissa watches fearfully as Julia holds her hand, recoiling as if touching something hot.

Melissa: Sorry! Sorry!

4: Julia rubs her hand cautiously.

Julia: It’s fine, I just…

5: Melissa has outstretched her hand, offering it to her. Julia lifts her hand in hesitation.

6: Laying her hand in Melissa’s, the cat closes her hand around it.

7: The two, side by side, hold hands properly. They exchange worried, but happy, smiles, Julia’s eyes watering slightly.