Oh gosh, this was too cute not to write. I hope you like it, anon! I haven’t written fiction in… literally years, so hopefully this isn’t the piece of shit I feel like it is. Bertholdt’s experience with being gay is entirely based off my experience with being ace, so sorry if it doesn’t seem quite right! Also it ended up being 3.5k oops so I’ve also posted it on my AO3 here.
(internalized homophobia, excessive use of the word “gay”, mild cursing, painful awkwardness, some casual use of ableist slurs, and shameless references to yumikuri and eremin under the cut)