In part one, Winston refers to Julia as the "girl with dark hair" and initially believes that she is a government spy. Winston fears Julia and completely misinterprets why she stares at him and sits directly behind him during the Two Minutes Hate. Winston is paranoid in the first part of the novel and believes that Julia is watching his every move in order to determine whether or not he is an enemy of the state. Winston continually fantasizes about brutally murdering the girl with dark hair but cannot help himself from being sexually attracted to her.
In Part Two, Julia slips Winston a note that says "I LOVE YOU," and the two characters meet in the Golden Country, which is outside of the city. Winston initially does not have feelings for Julia and simply views their intercourse as a political act against the Party. As the story progresses, Winston's feelings for Julia continue to develop and they become closer.
Winston ends up renting an apartment above Mr. Charrington's antique shop and the two characters continue to carry on their secret affair. Winston and Julia end up falling in love and vow to never betray each other in their hearts after they are arrested by the Party. When they visit O'Brien's apartment, Julia demonstrates her love for Winston by refusing to part from him. By the end of part one, the Thought Police arrest Julia and Winston and they are taken to the Ministry of Love.