This is from the first draft of Uncommon Bonds. In that one, Jonah, Liam and Greg’s bisexual friend, was not yet a part of the characters until Liam moved to London, so there need to be modifications, including mentions of Jonah.
Also *Spoilers ahead but important* Greg would learn the error of his ways and he and Liam would be back to friendship after a while. My goal is trying to make Greg more sympathetic, in that his biphobia comes from a place of not understanding things as opposed of being mean and biphobic for the heck of it. Also, bear in mind that this was taking place in the mid 90’s (I will include the decriminalization of same-gender relationships in Ireland in later drafts of this conversation).
So here, Greg has returned to Dublin to have brunch with Liam and discuss helping him to transition to London. But the conversation, as it is obvious in this snippet, won’t go as pleasant as planned.
–Again, this is not a desire to conform. I love her. -Liam insisted.
-You are unbelievable, Liam McGarrigle.- Greg shook his head -I used to think you were better than this.
-I don’t like the words you are using here. Much less the tone and gestures. Just try to understand.
-Understand? Liam, there is not such thing as bisexual. I thought you were clear with your sexuality. If I knew you were going to be this confused, I would not have invited you to sleep with women.
-I was going to figure it out some other way if you didn’t. This is a part of who I am. I am able to love men and women. And I love this woman.
-Stop! No more!- Greg stood up. – I can’t believe you, who I admired for sticking to being yourself, decided to be with a woman and conform. You have betrayed yourself, me and our kind.