Scotty tightened his grip as soon as Gabriel accepted his hand. He felt weird, sitting between the two like this, but the seats weren't exactly movable. They couldn't sit in a neat little triangle.
Then again, maybe this conversation would be even more awkward. The two didn't like each other; what if all they did was glare at one another? Scotty wasn't sure he would be able to stick around to mediate.
"It would have been amazing to see you up there," Scotty said softly. "But, um, it's nice to watch them all too, isn't it?"