(Tao apologizes for accidently outing Charlie years ago...)
Charlie Spring: Tao, we've been friends since the first day of Year 7. I was so shy and scared of everyone, but I immediately thought how cool and funny and kind you were. You were the only person I met that day that I really wanted to be friends with.
Tao Xu: Are you guilt-tripping me into being nice about myself?
Charlie Spring: Even if things don't work out with you and Elle, even if you make mistakes sometimes, you're a good person who deserves love.
(He writes "Charlie ♥ Tao" on the love padlock he's been holding...)
Tao Xu: Wait, isn't that for you and Nick?
Charlie Spring: No. (Tao hugs Charlie) People might think you gave me this hickey if you keep this up.
Tao Xu: So? Might help to deflect the rumors.
(Nick accidently gives Charlie a hickey...)
Nick Nelson: I'm so sorry. I... I didn't mean to. I don't even know how to do that, to be honest. I...
Charlie Spring: Nick, it's fine. I... I really enjoyed it. A lot.
Tao Xu (walking in): What are you two doing in there? (to Charlie): How did you get that bruise on your neck? Oh my God! (to Nick): You! I cannot believe it! The actual... We will be having words.
Tao Xu (to Charlie and Isaac): I like Elle. Okay? I said it. And don't laugh! I bet you've all been laughing behind my back because I've been so oblivious. Honestly, Elle can do better, and she probably doesn't even like me back, and this is probably going to destroy our friendship, it's going to destroy our friendship group, and it's going to leave me devastated for years to come. So this is a really selfish and stupid thing to do, but I'm going to tell her. Help me.
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: 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.