"Why do you care, what Fiona is doing with your old boyfriend?" Peter had coffee waiting for Riley at the new DOT. He was waiting for Zane. Peter took the opportunity to make plans with Riley for a roadtrip. Really, they needed to get away. He still wanted Riley even if it looked like he didn't.
That was one of the rules, never tell anyone their true feelings for each other. Yes, he had it bad for Riley. It was just he couldn't exactly have any fun with him around here where everyone knew them. And besides, he loved keeping this a secret. It just made things hotter between them when they did get away.
Zane might have Riley's boyfriend, but Peter was his lover.
"Ex." Riley gave Peter a serious glare. "EX."
"Whatever." He went to get Riley a danish. "You have to get past it."
"Kind of the way you get past Zane?" Riley wouldn't stop being serious.
"Yeah, I know there is nothing really going on between you too. Its just for looks. He's like the Gay Pride Poster Boy." Peter winced.
"Look, I really don't want to hurt him. I-I like our relationship. Me and Zane." Riley put more cream in his coffee.
"You expect me to believe that when-when its just you and me?" Peter pressed his lips tight.
Zane passed by then and Riley sucked in a breath. Peter turned away from Riley and acted as if he wasn't there. It was as if they'd never even had this conversation.