Emily Vancamp as Sharon Carter in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Here’s an example of what we call a “soft no”. Sharon turns down Steve’s offer in a way that’s meant not to insult him but never actually uses the word “no”.
Steve clearly gets the message, though, and importantly offers to leave her alone. Sharon’s comment afterwards gives him an opportunity to try again later, but he doesn’t press and respects her rejection of his company even though it’s probably hurt his feelings a bit.
Just in case you ever wonder “What would Captain America do?”; there you go.
Finn shows up to tell Rae that Archie is going to be a no-show not knowing that it was supposed to be a date. Rae sees the boy who infuriates her like no one else, show up to tell her that her date isn’t going to make it. She feels humiliated not only because she is being stood up, but the person who tells her that her date isn’t going to show up, is the boy who gets under her skin. The very next day, Finn shows up on Rae’s doorstep to apologize for doing Archie’s dirty work because he felt bad. He saw the look on Rae’s face and even though she had her brave face on, I think he had done a lot of observing her to know that she was hurt. She thinks he’s there to take the piss when he’s there for the exact opposite. To tell her that he didn’t know it was a date and to tell her that he thinks Archie’s a “dick for what he did” and that he didn’t want her to add it to the long list of things she hates about him. He also managed to make her smile when he tells her to stick a fucking boot up Archie’s arse. Fast forward time, Finn takes Rae out to bowl on their first date and they both seemingly have a great time flirting and teasing. Rae beats Finn at bowling and calls it the, “best date in the history of dating.” I like to think Finn remembered how the whole ordeal with Archie went down and vowed to make sure that things with Rae and himself would be different. That he’d treat her right, make sure she’s okay and happy, and to never hurt her.
Mom, Bruce, you’re lucky. You’ve fallen in love with your best friend. The person who accepts you at your worst and laughs at your stupid jokes. The person who knows you better than you know yourself. I would kill to spend the rest of my life with that person.