I just gotta say.
I want you all to think about something really hard. I want you to think about the fact that Asami is probably taking care of Korra, for quite a significant part of the day. Korra probably has other people to help her. But when it’s Asami, she has to wheel Korra anywhere she wants to go, and may additionally help her bath, get dressed, eat, use the bathroom, put her to bed…. Korra is very physically hurt, so I don’t think she’s doing many of these things on her own. And she’s also suffering mentally. She is depressed.
Now imagine, this is hard for Korra. Do you think it will be any less harder for Asami? I don’t think Asami is all roses and daisies while she’s doing this. Watching a friend, a close friend, melt away because of sadness can be extremely saddening. It in itself can cause depression. Which is why, when you’re at your lowest point, you’ll find many “friends” will abandon you. Not good friends, them.
But Asami is probably going to try her hardest to make Korra smile. A real smile. Not something forced for the sake of putting on the facade of “I’m ok.” Something that really says she’s okay.
Not having sex with her. Yes, physical comfort is a great, great thing. But if you were Korra, would you, in that state she is in right now, want sex? When Asami says she’s there for her, she doesn’t mean "let’s jump in bed right here, right now". And I don’t think that’s how Korra would interpret it anyway.
I think, if I was Korra, I might not even want Asami there. I wouldn’t want anyone, anywhere with me. For a long, long time. I would just want to be alone, forever. Because I would get tired of smiling because that’s what they want, and be tired of looking up because everyone needs to see my eyes, needs to see I’m going to live, needs to see that I can still see. That I’m not just disappearing.
So props to Asami for, most likely, now having to face one of the hardest jobs in the world. And that is accompanying someone who is emotionally wrecked on their emotionally wrecked journey, and being there for them, and trying to make them laugh and smile and be happy again. And that is, trust me, a long, long journey.