"We want you to understand. To catch you up on recent circumstances that have arisen," Louis says to the men across the conference table. He feels Harry's hand brush against his. Sweaty. "Louis and I..." Harry begins, but trails off. The other man finishes. "We're in a relationship." Silence falls on the conference room. Only the buzzing of artificial light remains. Richard leans towards Simon and the two whisper to each other for too many seconds. When they reach some sort of agreement, they break apart and turn to the younger men. Simon says, "You will end whatever it is that exists between the two of you. I will not risk the public finding this out. If I need to, I will take matters into my own hands. Are we clear?"