Maybe it was too close, but Hugh had always been someone who wanted physical touch and closeness with the people he was around, and when Dietre crawled in, Hugh slid towards him, sliding an arm around him, as Heart shifted around at the end of the bed in a sort of circle, finally ending with her head resting on Hugh's leg. And Hugh listened, silently, without any interruptions even as there were small spikes of something that was definitely akin to anger, as he did.
The notion of someone telling Dietre they couldn't handle him was at the heart of those, because Hugh didn't feel that Dietre spread his problems on anyone. If anything, he felt as if the other man held everything in so closely, and while Hugh could sort of relate - it was difficult for him to get to a point where he trusted people enough to really open up easily- he also knew that you couldn't just hide things forever, or bury them up. And to be told that specifically by someone you had feelings for, had to have been so painful.
And even if he'd known it was coming Hugh's breath pulled in sharply at Dietre's revelation that this had been the last conversation he and Liam had had. He closed his eyes trying to figure out what on earth to even say to any of this. The details felt simple enough, but Hugh knew the emotional impact of it all was likely so much more intense than what Dietre was letting on to at the moment, and his heart ached at all of it.
"Dietre, I'm so sorry," he finally said softly, pulling the other man in so that they were shoulder to shoulder, his fingers seeking out Dietre. Hugh's eyes shifted to the large window. The lake had always been strange to him, and even if he'd tried valiantly and many times to put it out of his mind, he'd never entirely been able to. Atticus' warnings about it had taken stronger hold than he liked to admit to, and he couldn't help but wonder where, or if Dietre had ever seen Liam here. But not recently. So probably not. And maybe he had moved on. "I don't know, maybe you don't need to hear this, but it isn't your fault, any of it. He made his own choices, you know?"