Jo is a complex creature. Still waters run deep as they say. Plus, who doesn’t like a nice makeup fuck? The power dynamic is very interesting in their relationship. It’s also shifted as Jessica has gotten more attached to Jo. I think the most real version of Jess is the one she lets Jo see now. The version where she still feels safe being vulnerable. Also Jo’s true strength shows through when she’s with Jess.
I asked the discord server if the previous page should have been the cutoff for the scene with these two. Mostly to see how my audience would write if they had the chance. I already had enough of an idea of what whould really cap off the interaction, but the page did have that air of closure to it. Except for me it didn’t feel done. Spending the weekend imagining the Slipshine encounter between these two makes for a better Friday anyway. In any case the server basically felt like the previous page was enough, and that’s a fair read, but doesn’t suit my particular idiom. I’m looking forward to seeing if they think I stuck the landing though.