After Lukas’ first experience in a gay bar, Philip hasn’t so much as mentioned going back. While he might have found it comical to see the look on Lukas’ face when he realized where they were, Philip isn’t cruel; he had made a mistake, one that made Lukas uncomfortable, and he had no interest in making Lukas panic like that again.
It was Lukas that brought it up. It was a few months after the death of Ryan Kane, and the boys were sprawled on the grass in front of Helen and Gabe’s house, listening to some music that Lukas and Philip were considering as additions to their ever-growing playlist. Lukas mentioned it, mentioned that he’d like to go back, mentioned that he thought it’d be fun.
Now, here they are, getting their ID’s checked at the door, both much better dressed than last time they were here. The bouncer lets them in without so much as a second glance, and then Philip is getting drinks, and they’re drinking much more than they should, until the world is tipping at it’s edges and they’re lighter than when they come in.
Lukas drags Philip out onto the dance floor just as some 2000s era song fills the air. It’s Mariah Carey in the worst way, but it fits, and it works, and Philip and Lukas don’t hesitate to grab onto each other and dance.