In my most recent story two male characters (Cody, who is 18, homeless and in frequent trouble with other street denizens and Dan, a 32 year old accountant who is settled down with his partner Neil, who is 28) develop a romantic relationship. Now, I have never tried writing a romance story before and so I would like some advice on developing the relationship. The only concrete details I have are that Cody takes an interest in Dan, Dan is completely oblivious to his intentions, Neil picks up on Cody's interest and lets Dan know, Dan tries to convince Cody to find a partner cloer to his own age, Neil and Dan have a violent confrontation after which Dan drinks a little too much and winds up seeking comfort from Cody. Now, what I would like help with is showing that Cody is interested in Dan subtly, I'm not a very subtle person so I don't know how someone would go about dropping hints that he is interested in another person. Secondly I am actually stuck on where to go after Dan spends the night with Cody. I'd also appreciate general advice and help on this one as I'm struggling to get this story written.