My big goofy grin continues throughout volume two. Moving a bit farther away from the Netflix show (but making me want to rewatch it so badly), Nick and Charlie are so incredibly endearing.
I love that Charlie gives Nick the space he needs to come to terms with his sexuality and that Nick is so careful to ensure that he’s not treating Charlie the way that Ben did. Even though he’s not ready to come out, he doesn’t change how he interacts with Charlie in public, he’s still overly friendly and affectionate, and he checks in often to make sure that Charlie is still okay with the state of their relationship. He also doesn’t take shit from anyone and never forces Charlie into situations he doesn’t want to be in. It is a little sad how quickly Charlie jumps to assume the worst – that Nick doesn’t like him, that Nick would never want to actually date him, that he deserves to be treated poorly by Nick’s ‘friends’ – but Nick is always there to reassure him and set things right.
I find it hard to believe there could be a more perfect coming out series, and the fact that it takes less than half an hour to get through each volume makes me sad they aren’t longer. And that’s with lots of pausing to enjoy my goofy grin and appreciate so many of these small yet beautiful moments.