from this meme
As they pull up to the restaurant, the sinking feeling in Oliver’s stomach that he’s been trying to ignore all day, returns tenfold.
"I can’t believe you talked me into this."
Connor puts the car in park and turns off the engine. “It’s not a big deal. It’s just a double date.”
Oliver snorts out a bitter laugh. Yeah, because being the wingman to the guy you’re actually in love with sounds like such a great time.
Connor turns his head so that his side-eye glance turns into full on staring. “What?”
"I can’t do it," Oliver says. "I’m sorry. I thought I could. I really did. And I tried because I value our friendship. But I just… can’t. It’s too weird."
Connor’s mouth opens a little, but he doesn’t say anything. He blinks and though he’s still looking in Oliver’s face, his focus is anywhere but.
"I want to go home," Oliver says. He always gives Connor whatever he wants. He can’t help it. He likes Connor happy. But this…? He has to protect himself. It’d be too cruel.
For a moment, Connor doesn’t move. His expression holds somewhere between surprised and uncertain. But then he nods, and his face falls. Oliver only sees the hurt for a moment before Connor turns away.
"Okay," he says and restarts the car.
Oliver bites his lip. “We can still be friends, right?”