Love Is All Around
There is a limit to any bromance, and I think this is somewhere past it. Even if you choose to abstain from Valentine’s celebration, and treat it like any other day, a trip to any restaurant will find you under a barrage of love songs, and that’s enough to make anyone uncomfortable. Valentine themed decorations are just the icing on the awkward cake. Hopefully that doesn’t involve flowers on the table, but there’s no guarantee. It’s safest to just stay home for one day.
Just so you know, this is not an introductory comic to a romance story arc. It would be weird to have it start on Valentine’s Day. And if you think this portends Ryan and Michelle love connection in the future, you haven’t been paying attention.