Franz never touches Albert. [Franz/Albert]
Not even during his wildest dreams. Not even when Albert touches him first, with tentative, clumsy hands. He is afraid of letting his best friend know about his feelings and destroy everything with it.
That's why it's surprising when, this time around, Albert asks him to tie him to the bed.
"I told you already, I won't break," Albert assures, but Franz knows better than that.
At first, Franz refuses Albert's proposal, but he knows he will do it in the end. He is angry at himself, angry at Albert. He knows that Luna's lifestyle is affecting his best friend (maybe more than best friends, but Franz is sure that Albert sees them only as close friends who sometimes have sex); he should have known better than to bring him again to this place. But if having sex with him will distract Albert from thinking about the Count, he will do it. It doesn't matter if Albert doesn't acknowledge his feelings.
Franz can live with that.
Being only friends isn't bad at all.