I like how the "...but..." bubble has the little thought dots going both ways to show that they are in sync.
I don't understand the tone of the last panel. "We are suitably far apart from each other?"
I took that to mean that there was enough distance to keep things from getting messy. They can be professional; they respect each other's boundaries; they're near one another but not tied to each other. A "Goldilocks" sort of nearness/distance that might be more comfortable to them than the relationship the main couple has.