Painwheel isn't going to force him to tell her anything, but she's obbbbvviously not buying what Cain feeds her—on the outside, she seems to accept it. she regards him for a moment, nods, then tilts her head towards the direction they were walking to indicate that Cain may lead again.
once he does, she hesitates, but eventually goes through with matching his pace once she takes his hand. her thumb brushes the inside of his palm and she squeezes it into a proper hold, but doesn't look at him.
they don't have to talk about it, and that's okay.
but she wants him to know she's there, for whatever that's worth. normally, she'd be way too shy to do this kind of thing (well, maybe not with girls), but she's not sure how else to reach out.]