I was very proud of her little act of defiance here. It can be hard to express emotions without words, but I think she drove it home (even WITH Vachel’s willful obliviousness)
I always envision this stuff in my head. I think, well, in an arc going mostly straight up, there must be a point where you’re barely going up or down, and so you’d land perfectly softly.
In reality it hurts more though.