It does seem like Vane is paranoid, but when you first meet him you will totally understand why he is like this. I also believe that in some ways he believes he is a failure - this was due to his latest boyfriend especially. He is not a failure, but it seems like he more or less assumes this will be the case, just so he isn't so disappointed.
Now Doug - he is rather the conumdrum to me. I really wasn't sure what to make of him. He has heard about Vane, and rather than find out the whole story, he makes his decision to dislike him on rumours. When he actually meets him, but doesn't know it is him, he actually rather likes him!!
These two seem doomed from the start, they are so different to each other, and Dougs dislike comes across loud and clear even when he realises who he is. Somehow, they seem to keep meeting and the more they meet the more they seem to get on together.
Vane is rather accident prone, and then becomes convinced that someone is after him, but it seems like nobody believes him - but is he paranoid or is he right?? Doug seems to think he is wrong, but will he ever admit that he may be wrong?
You will have quite the adventure with Doug and Vane, it seems like their best way of communicating is through sex, but I think both of them need more, but both are afraid to say so. What will it take before they will both be totally honest with each other.....