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[[caption-width-right:259:[[{{Jerkass}} Graham]], [[CasanovaWannabe Ian]], [[ExtremeDoormat Edwina]], [[TheEveryman Mark]], [[{{Geek}} Penny]], [[TheFettered Alex]]]]

A visual novel game by [[http://obscurasoft.com/ Obscura]]. The protagonist is [[HelloInsertNameHere Mark Matthews]], an undergraduate student in Orlin, who is about to come out to his roommates and best friends. He pays his first visit to a gay bar, where he is approached by a handsome stranger named [[LoveInterest Alex]]. And that's where the complications begin...

!!It contains examples of:

* AboveTheInfluence: Alex distinctively less and less while falling for Mark.
* AllGaysArePromiscuous: Penny either thinks that, or projects her own way of thinking on Mark, trying to get him into various perversions.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Alex lets it slip out when he is upset, and dumps all his feelings on Mark in the park. And if not only words matter, there is the locker scene...
* AsYouKnow: Mark before his coming out, describing the close friendship between Ian, Penny and himself.
* BadassTeacher: A faint flash of it in Alex, when standing up to Graham.
* BatmanGambit: Penny suggests catching Edwina by going to the gym and letting her stalk Mark again.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: At least with Alex and Graham.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Graham.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: Most of Alex's RelationshipValues are about this.
* BowChickaWowWow: [[spoiler: TeacherStudentRomance]] moves Penny's fantasy.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Mark in the demo, whenever you are about to abort the story with a quick death bad ending.
** The '''about''' part having Mark, Penny and Ian talk to the player and each other about the game.
* BreakTheCutie: Alex by the hearing and the danger of not being allowed to teach anymore.
* BrokenPedestal: Edwina for Graham.
* ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt: Both Mark and Alex.
* CasanovaWannabe: Ian.
* CatchPhrase: ''Zoologists don't only clean cages!''
--> Mostly.
* ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject: Alex after saying [[SayingTooMuch ''more than I care to admit'']].
* TheCharmer: Alex is always charming and witty.
* ClearTheirName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Penny's cousins.
** Penny and Ian also have their fair share of quirks.
* ComingOutStory: Mark's.
* CondescendingCompassion: Averted. The friends immediately act naturally around Mark. They start coddling him only when they think he is unhealthily obsessed with his professor.
* CoolTeacher: [[spoiler: Alex]].
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Oh, yeah.
* DeadpanSnarker: although he is given the option, this trope is {{averted}} with the PlayerCharacter; trying to be funny [[GoodIsBoring ruins your relationship meters with your friends.]]
* DevotedToYou: Mark may say there are other boys to date, but he always returns to pining for Alex.
** And it's not like Alex couldn't find another mature, kind and cute boy.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Ian explaining how he means he didn't expect Mark being asked out so soon.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Poor Mark, [[spoiler: on his anatomy lessons]].
* DramaticIrony: Alex strugglingly resists Mark for the sake of his career. Guess what will be about to ruin his career. Double twist: the charges aren't far from his feelings and desires.
* DoubleEntendre: The title.
** "You can't imagine how ''hard'' it is to have you as my professor..."
** Penny is good at these, when kidding with Mark.
* DrivenByEnvy: Graham towards Alex.
* DugInDeeper: The head injury, thanks to Alex's scientific enthusiasm.
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EekAMouse: Penny.
* EmbarrassingFirstName / EmbarrassingMiddleName: If you introduce yourself as Philbert.
* EroticDream
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Graham's when he steps onto Mark's foot and berates him for standing in his way. Not to mention his raging in the phone, [[spoiler: probably to Edwina.]]
** Also Alex in the bar, as [[IncorruptiblePurePureness the ultimate good guy.]]
* EvilGloating: [[spoiler: Graham about the harassment meeting.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: Edwina to Graham.
* FagHag: Penny is very enthusiastic at helping Mark get a man. Though she always liked matchmaking for him.
* FailedASpotCheck: [[spoiler: Careful as Alex was, he didn't think of the possibility that anyone might get suspicious about him asking Mark for some private talk after almost every lesson.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: There are plenty of pics about hot shirtless guys here...
* TheFettered: Alex, mostly Mark. Alex is also an authority figure.
* ForbiddenFruit: The romance.
* FragileFlower: Mark has quite sensitive nerves.
* {{Frameup}}
* FreudianTrio: Can be with the conscientious Alex, the down-to-earth Ian, the dirty-minded Penny, and Mark struggling between them.
* {{Gayngst}}: Subverted. Homosexuality is not part of the drama at all.
** Though Mark is hinted to have had plenty of it in the past, making the in-game acceptance even more hearthwarming.
* GeekyTurnOn: ''Can you code in assembly language? Have a seat, mister.''
* TheGenericGuy: The brown-haired, StraightGay, average-named, BoyNextDoor personality Mark, with typical problems given his situation, also the OnlySaneMan in his crazy environment.
* GiftedlyBad: Penny is very enthusiastic at programming, but most of her experiments fail hilariously.
* GroupHug: Mark, Ian and Penny when celebrating their graduation.
* GymBunny: Working out is important to earn the crucial moments.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Alex.
* HelloSailor: Philbert.
* HiddenDepths: Ian and Penny act crazy and flippant, but they prove to be deeply trustworthy and caring friends for Mark, even acting as his therapists when necessary.
* HonorBeforeReason: Alex doesn't only refuse dating in secret, he doesn't want to act on the clearly mutual attraction even when he is already accused.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Edwina.
* HotTeacher: [[spoiler: Alex]].
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: Alex showing his bruise shirtless in the locker room.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Alex is a gentleman through thick and thin.
* IntimateHealing: Watch how fast Alex recovers from his crippling bruise after being touched by Mark.
* ItDoesntMeanAnything: Alex declares that on the day after their strange moment in the locker room.
* JailBait: The daughter of Ian's boss.
* {{Jerkass}}: Graham.
* KickTheDog: At the first time we see Graham, he steps onto Mark's foot and scolds him for standing in his way.
* LiteralMinded:
--> How can I be on two places at one time? How do you mean I should research cloning techniques? How do you mean calm down, it's only a joke?!
* LoverAndBeloved: Maybe a little too patronizing on Alex's part. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Penny: ''the One who wants the same as you but a little more experienced''. [[spoiler: Moreover, he is Mark's '''professor'''.]]
* LustObject: Alex for Mark, and if you play your cards well, mutually.
* MagicalQueer: Can be with Alex's perfection and unfair persecution.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Graham behind Edwina.]]
* ManlyGay: Alex, especially at sports. [[spoiler: And he doesn't like camp cocktails.]]
* TheMatchmaker: Penny loves forcing her cousins (or online dating sites) onto Mark.
* MeaningfulName: Alex '''Davies''' ('[[DevotedToYou beloved]]')
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Edwina to Graham.
* MultipleEndings: There are three main endings.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Edwina when Mark confronts her.
** Alex has a ''my god, what am I doing'' moment.
* NecktieLeash: Mark feels an urge to do this to Alex.
* NewGamePlus: after completing the main endings, you get an indicator of Alex relationship points.
* NoFairCheating: at least the game makes it complicated to derail the standard flow of the story.
* NonActionGuy: Alex doesn't even think of fighting back, he'd rather flee from the job of his dreams.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Mark is not a piece of meat. Until hearing about Philbert's body tempts him as much as his personality can't.
**
--> '''Edwina''': What have I become? Spying and taking picture of shirtless guys...
--> ''You shot a glance at Penny.''
* NotWhatItLooksLike: The photo, as a proof of student molestation. Though Graham's former attempt to accuse Alex was called off for insufficient evidence, this time a mere '''suggestion''' of the picture is treated as a proof.
* OfficialKiss: In the park between Mark and Alex in the best ending (''the first of many, many more to come''), though if you were playing well enough, [[spoiler: he has already kissed you in the locker room, and you could have kissed him in his office while comforting him]].
* OldMaid: Subverted. Alex is mentioned to be older than Mark several times, but it doesn't make him less attractive. You can [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential turn him down saying he is too old for you]], though.
* OnlySaneMan: Mark with his crazy roommates and enlightening Alex that teacher-student relation doesn't last forever.
* [[spoiler: PedoHunt]]: Graham uses this against Alex. Alex also tells Mark that Mark is safe even from a scandal, only he will be executed.
* PeerlessLoveInterest: Ian and Penny deem Alex to be this for Mark.
* RefusalOfTheCall: you HAVE to go to the bar. At least if you don't want to disappoint [[FagHag Penny]].
* RelationshipValues: displaying maturity, kindness, confidence, keeping fit, keeping up with him at raquetball, even ordering the right kind of drink at the bar visibly raises Alex' sympathy and interest in you. [[spoiler: He doesn't like if you order a [[CampGay girly cocktail]], he seems to be seeking a boyfriend [[ManlyGay as tough]] [[SpiritedCompetitor as himself]]]].
* RescueRomance: Save his career to have him.
* SecondPersonNarration
* SecretTestOfCharacter: You can do this to Alex by tempting him to a secret affair.
** If you want Alex to fall in love with you, '''don't''' try to seduce him throughout the semester. [[spoiler: Molest him after the first lesson, and you will lose all his interest.]]
* ShirtlessScene: Alex's injury must be examined carefully.
* ShrinkingViolet: Edwina.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Mark towards Alex after [[spoiler: the locker scene.]]
* SlidingScaleOfBeauty: Alex is on the world class level (''looks like an underwear model'').
* SmellsSexy: Alex's cologne gives Mark less than pure thoughts.
* SmugSnake: Graham. [[spoiler: He can't even comprehend that Mark is able to ruin his career.]]
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Alex has a hard time getting the deserved credit for his brains.
* SpiritedCompetitor: Alex loves challenging Mark at raquetball, and likes him more for returning the cockiness and being a worthy opponent.
* StalkerWithACrush: it feels a little uncomfortable to make Mark push Alex' boundaries, ignore his repeated, clearer than clear ''no, never, ever'' and still ask for some more closure, and sometimes being intrusively helpful to get a happy ending. Not to mention his pathetic obsession throughout the semester.
** Though Alex sneaking up behind Mark at the bar, while Mark was visibly avoiding eye contact with anyone, didn't come out well either.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Edwina.
** Ian and Penny have a hobby stalking device.
* TheStinger: Alex texting to Mark.
* StockKisses: The third is frequent: their hands often slip onto the waist under the shirt while kissing.
* [[spoiler: TeacherStudentRomance]]
* TooMuchInformation: Mark's dream for Ian.
* TrueCompanions: Penny and Ian, for Mark.
* TheTwink: Mark.
* UnequalPairing: would be, if they weren't gentlemen.
* UnresolvedSexualTension
* UnusualEuphemism: [[ADateWithRosiePalms Self-love]].
* UnwittingPawn: Edwina.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Penny, Ian and Mark, mutually.
* WideEyedIdealist: Alex admits he is naive and unfit for political stratagems.
* WineIsClassy: You get a few extra Alex relationship points for ordering wine in the bar. And Alex likes maturity. [[spoiler: Though he approves of whiskey more.]]
* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: Averted.
* WouldHurtAChild: Graham isn't above beating Mark and enslaving Edwina. Though twentysomething, they are just [[AgeIsRelative naive students]].
* YourMom: Mark's riposte to Ian's prying, corrected to [[IncompatibleOrientation "your dad"]].