Things and Stuff
Conor grinned at Ryan's enthusiastic confirmation that he was there to bring him the spare keys. The blonde's face dropped as his old friend continued on about him trying to keep his mistake quiet. After a pause, Ryan agree to keep things to himself in return for Conor paying for his meal. Conor reached out and placed his hand over the keys, keeping his hand in the same place for effect. "I believe we have ourselves a deal," he confirmed, following up with a single nod of his head. He then picked the keys up and stuffed them securely into the front pocket of his jeans, confident they wouldn't be lost there.
A soft smile took over Conor's lips as Sinead's intervention was confirmed. To know she had made such an effort despite her own troubles reassured him that she hadn't let her own unhappiness consume all of her thoughts. Also reassuring was to hear that Ryan would have come to him at some point even if the redhead hadn't stepped in to nudge him along. With his old friend talking the way he was, Conor couldn't help but feel like they were about to make progress with repairing their tattered friendship. After some thought, Ryan spoke up and confirmed that he realised he'd been in the wrong to hold things against Conor the way he had. The blonde silently nodded as he processed Ryan's words, then looked to the man to see he was waiting for a response. The relationship with Alex was over, but it seemed like Ryan would have come to the same realisation even if it was still going on. "I appreciate you telling me this, mate," he seriously told him. "I had a lot of time to think about myself, and to remember how my family first took the news. Were it the other way around, I think I would've reacted how you did too," he admitted. He'd long since acknowledged himself as a hypocrite for how he'd initially reacted to finding out about Sinead and Angel. It had taken him some time to come to terms with it, just as it had taken time for Ryan to accept the former relationship between Conor and Alex.
Conor ate a couple more chips as he allowed himself a little time to get his thoughts into check. He then looked back to Ryan and quirked an eyebrow. "I'd quite like to put it behind us and give it a go being friends again... if you're up for that too?" He felt the fight they'd had that day in the garage didn't need to be specifically mentioned, hoping that was something that could be pushed aside to clear the path for their reconciliation.