Hmm... it looks like Dorian is holding alex's hand while he seems uncomfortable. Maybe Alex's problem is that Dorian is secretly molesting him!
"Her lips were red, her looks were free,
Her locks were yellow as gold:
Her skin was as white as leprosy,
The Night-mare Life-In-Death was she,
Who thicks man's blood with cold. "
~ Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge