Byron was going to break up with Kira.
I had them set up a date at the Brewhouse. That way if things got loud, nobody would notice.
BYRON: This is going to be a disaster.
ME: I'll be right here at the other table if you need me.
BYRON: How many drinks should I have her order before I tell her I like guys?
ME: I'd order rubbing alcohol and go from there.
Kira showed up looking lovely.
Maybe she can leave here with a new boyfriend.
From my vantage point, I could overhear their conversation and still enjoy my burger.
Hey, a professor has to eat.
Everything was going along fine until Byron revealed the reason for the dinner.
KIRA: You're gay?
KIRA: Oh my God.
BYRON: Look, I know this must be a--
KIRA: I can't believe you finally figured it out.
BYRON: You mean you knew?
KIRA: Of course I knew.
BYRON: But we were dating.
KIRA: And it was fun. I guess this means you want to break up?
Okay, time for me to step in.
ME: Hi. Sorry to interrupt.
KIRA: Aren't you that guy from the party?
ME: Why yes, I am.
KIRA: Are you new Byron's new boyfriend? Because I think he can do better.
ME: I'm not--HEY!
BYRON: Kira, if you knew I was gay, why did you keep seeing me?
KIRA: Because you're cute, you're sweet, and straight men suck.
ME: So you took advantage of him?
KIRA: Or he took advantage of me depending on how you look at it. You have to admit, Byron, I was a pretty damn good beard.
ME: Who says beard anymore?
BYRON: She has a point, Kev.
Somehow at the end of this, we all ended up sitting around, drinking beer and eating burgers.
I would say Byron's first step out of the closet was a huge success.
Let's hope his luck doesn't run out.