Of what I can process it’s like
dudes we already knew the I love you would be shown as somewhat ambiguous, Danny Miller literally said that when we first found out the I love you was happening
Robert is not going to change as a human being entirely over night, he has started to show he cares about Aaron enough he would tell him something he really didn’t have to
Nope he didn’t say he pushed her literally but I’m pretty sure Aaron got the gist of what he was saying happened, that she fell because they were fighting and w/ the ~you know what she was like~ stuff (yeah Robert could not blame her at all if he was doing this all right, but how would he live with himself?)
It will always be on his mind how HE will survive and what is best for him. But right now he wants to get through it with Aaron, he needs Aaron and that’s not entirely selfless or thinking entirely about what Aaron wants or needs yet, nope.
I think this is all very mixed up in Robert’s mind from everything that’s happened. I don’t think it’s any time soon going to be as clear as only saying he loves Aaron from a clear, calculated move to get away with Katie’s manslaughter/whatever nor is it going to be as clear as altruistically loving Aaron and caring about him above himself. Because it’s not that clear cut for him what he feels either I don’t think?
I do think it was genuine that he loves him but it’s still developing love.
There’s a lot that’s open to interpretation (and hella interesting fandom meta!) which is a plus to the ambiguity at least???