“It’s not really my style” is easily one of the most ridiculous, bold faced lies Robert has ever told. Like boy who are you trying to fool?
19 days after their first kiss he was offering to invest thousands of dollars into Aaron’s business because Aaron didn’t want to be involved with him. NINETEEN DAYS.
All Aaron had to do was make a few mild comments about the barn and the next thing you know they’re staying overnight at a hotel instead. Aaron makes a comment about needing a bigger bed because Robert kicks in his sleep and that’s all it takes for Robert to book them a room at the best hotel in the county.
He spends two thousand dollars just to irritate Aaron into speaking to him. He manipulates Chrissie into leaving town without him so that he can bring Aaron to HF and be ‘normal’ with him. He did hard labor just so that he could be near Aaron. He constantly put his ideal life with Chrissie in jeopardy because he couldn’t stay away from Aaron. He paid Ryan to give a false statement to the police. Chas said they should take a day off to have fun together and Robert is like “Or! I could take Aaron to Spain for a weekend away.”.
And Aaron never asked him for any of it. That was all down to Robert. Plus that’s just some of the stuff he’s actively done for Aaron, there’s a ton a passive stuff too. Like not getting more pissed than he did about Aaron trashing his car, or telling Chas and Paddy about their affair, or Cain, or CHRISSIE which caused Robert’s entire life to implode. Not only that but Aaron set him up and tried to record Robert confessing to killing Katie. And he shrugged it all off eventually and moved past it because Aaron meant more to him than all of it.
(Ok granted that last one comes with the giant exception that it was immediately followed by the whole lodge thing but still - that seemed to be coming more from a place of devastation that Aaron knew the truth and hated him for it than from anger. But that’s beside the point.)
Robert has absolutely no chill when it comes to Aaron. He never has. On any given day Robert would give Aaron the world if he wanted it. And the fact that he’s trying to pretend like he doesn’t see the anniversary of the day that Aaron was born as the best day in the history of everything is totally adorable.