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Up for grabs. Maintained by X Fllo.
Aw, a character considers taking the hand of a crush, sometimes reaching out, but decides not to. Standard way to show there is some attraction between the characters, at least one way, and usually it's a case of Unresolved Sexual Tension.
There are many ways this trope can come about. Perhaps the characters were interrupted by a ringing phone, a knock on the door or a thunderstorm. Perhaps the character is unsure how the other will react, and perhaps they are confused and unsure of their own feelings. Perhaps they remembered their deceased beloved one whom they had promised never to forget, or the thought of a Relationship Upgrade became just too frightening.
A Body Language trope.
- An element of WALLE-E's crush on a sexy female robot EVE in WALL•E. He considers grabbing her hand, but doesn't.
- In an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Riker and Troi almost hold hands when it looks like the Enterprise is about to be fired upon.
- The Nostalgia Critic: The Nostalgia Critic tries to hold The Nostalgia Chick's hand in their awkward date, but chickens out and looks he's about to cry.
- The Dragon Prince: Callum arranges his hand, watching the shadows, so that he appears to be holding that of his crush, Claudia. She looks at him, and he quickly moves his hand away.
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