“Sam… come on now. You know who’s the best choice. Come over here, and everything will be fine. You’ll be forgiven for any sins you may have committed with him.” Joseph’s smile is calm, but Sam knows it’s only a mask.
It’s all just a lie, Joseph wants his attention and affections. His charm won’t win Sam over though, he knows it’s all just a game for those two now. But his heart still has a familiar ache as he looks between the two men who have gained spots in his heart. He thought he loved them until he learned of the ruse.
The growl that breaks through Joseph’s calm voice when he says “him” tells Sam that he’s feeling jealous of Robert standing at his side. Robert’s arm is wrapped around Sam’s shoulders and his grip tightens when he hears Joseph’s voice from behind them. They were on a date, just drinking and having a grand old time.