Erik Makes Popcorn
I’m trying to spell out, in no uncertain terms, the at least moderately antagonistic relationship between these three. They are not, to any extent, ‘friends’, however they aren’t really enemies either. Instead, they’re more like… unwilling comrades.
Like if a trio of girls who were best friends since elementry school all brought their boyfriends – who had never met one another – to a party and then went off to form a supercell of girlish glee, leaving the boys to shuffle around uncomfortably and try and strike up a conversation with one another.