Nick Nelson: I was thinking... What if I came out?
Charlie Spring: Do you really want to?
Nick Nelson: I really want to. I know I've been pretty unsure of everything for a while, but, like, I'm definitely bisexual. And I don't want to have to sneak around pretending we're platonic BFFs. I'm not saying I want to have a public announcement or anything, but... I want to tell the people who matter. And I want you to be able to tell people too.
Nick Nelson: I know people have hurt you. And you feel like I'd be better off without you, but... I need you to know that my life is way better because I met you.
Charlie Spring: You don't have to say that.
Nick Nelson: I do. And I'll keep on saying it until you believe me. Look, I don't care about getting into fights or pissing off my mates or anything like that. It's all worth it to be with you. You are the kindest, most thoughtful and caring and amazing person in the whole world, and if you really want to break up, then I would respect your decision, but I want us to be together.
Charlie Spring: Nick...
Nick Nelson: You're my favorite person, I need you to believe me.
Charlie Spring: Nick. I believe you. I believe you.
Tao Xu: I've known Charlie since we were 11, and he's always had a tendency to believe that him just existing is annoying for other people.
Nick Nelson: Yeah. I sort of got that impression.
Tao Xu: He's not going to force you to come out. Which is good. He would literally never tell you this, but he probably wants to be something more than "secret guy you kiss sometimes on the down-low." And if you can't give him more than that then... I mean, that's fine, but it's always gonna make him feel a little bit crap about himself.
Nick Nelson: I kind of got into a fight. With Harry. After you left and I went back to the group, he... he started saying some... things about you. I just lost it. And punched him, and... yeah.
Charlie Spring: Nick. You didn't have to do that. I promise, I'm used to people saying stuff about me.
Nick Nelson: No, but you shouldn't have to be. People shouldn't be saying stuff about you in the first place. You shouldn't have to put up with anything like that.
(On the group chat...)
Darcy Olsson: Tao and Elle should come to our double date.
Nick Nelson: Wait, are they dating?
Darcy Olsson: Not YET they're not.
Charlie Spring: Do Tao and Elle like each other???
Tara Jones: Elle definitely likes Tao.
Darcy Olsson: And they'd make such a good couple!!!
Charlie Spring: Btw they don't know me and Nick are together.
Tara Jones: That's okay!! We won't say anything.
Nick Nelson: So now it's a triple date?
Charlie Spring: And Tao and Elle don't know it's a date at all...
Darcy Olsson: We are such meddling gays and I love it.
Nick Nelson: Do you ever feel like you're only doing things because everyone else is? And you're scared to change? Or do something that might confuse or surprise people? Your real personality has been, like... buried inside you for a really long time. I guess, um, that's how I've been feeling recently. Sorry, that probably makes no sense.
Imogen Heaney: No. I think I get it. Thanks. For being honest.
Nick Nelson: Just stop picking on people for no reason.
Harry Greene: Aw! Are you gay for them?
Tao Xu: Classic Harry. Resorting to homophobia when you can't think of a good comeback.
Harry Greene: Mate, are you in a mood today?
Tao Xu: Are you? Serious question. Life must be really hard when your only personality trait is rich bell-end.
Nick Nelson (to Charlie): I'm so sorry, I... I'm just so sorry I ran away last night. I was just freaking out because, uh... I was confused and surprised and, like, honestly... I'm having a proper, full-on gay crisis. And it's not that I didn't want to, you know... kiss you. I just... I was just so confused. I've just been so, so confused. I just think I need some time to... figure this out. (hugs Charlie)
(Later Nick is leaving...)
Nick Nelson: At school... is it okay if we, like...
Charlie Spring: Keep this a secret?
Nick Nelson: Yeah. I just don't really know if I can, uh... You know. Come out as anything.
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