I really like the idea that the reason Dylan only ever talks about Tyler’s hotness in interviews (as opposed to Tyler talking about Dylan’s everything) is because he wants to keep everything else he loves about Tyler private. Also, I wanted to write something for Hobrien week, and why not have that be my first RPF ever. Enjoy!
He’s never noticed it before until Colton points it out to him.
"Dylan sure does talk about how hot you are a lot," Colton tells him over the phone while they are discussing when they can hang out.
"What? What are you talking about?" Tyler asks, completely thrown for a loop with the change in subject.
"Holland just emailed me the interview Posey, Crystal, and Dylan did. Even she’s getting tired of it."
"I don’t—she’s tired of it? What do you mean?"
Colton sighs. “Really Hoechlin? How have you not noticed?”
"Noticed what?!" Tyler is tired of being confused and Colton really needs to start explaining himself.
"No interview with Dylan is complete unless he mentions how sexy you are or your hot abs."
"He does not," Tyler says, thanking that he’s on the phone with Colton, so he can’t see how red his cheeks are.
Colton snorts, “Uh yeah he does. If you don’t believe me go look for yourself.” Tyler can hear someone else’s muffled voice on the other line before Colton comes back on, “Hey I gotta go. We good for next weekend?”
"Yeah, of course. See you."
"See ya," Colton says and then hangs up.
Tyler slowly lowers his own phone, dumbfounded at what Colton’s just told him. He knows that in interviews he and Dylan often get asked about each other and their characters. When he’s answered, he’s always talked about how talented and funny Dylan is, how much he admires Dylan and getting to work with him. He’s been told it is a bit much, that his crush is so obvious, but it’s all true and he can’t help it.
But he’ll admit, he’s never paid attention to what Dylan’s said about him in interviews, especially when he’s not present. He goes for his laptop and searches YouTube for “Dylan O’Brien interview.” When the results pull up, he thinks briefly that it might be a bad idea to sit here and watch interviews of his co-worker he sort of likes more than as a friend, but Colton’s words and his curiosity win out and he plays the first video at the top.
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