A (supposedly said): He apologised to me.
M (in a separate conversation): I did not apologise to him, regardless of his personal interpretation.
A (subsequently): I have never asked him to apologise. I have always been firm that I am satisfied with his demeanour and readiness to work with me. Forget the past and move on. It is you who are demanding forgiveness.
I have said that I have forgiven him, even N at a personal level. M has embraced me as a partner and in this process, I think that speaks volumes.
Poor A. He has to bend (stop any dirty thinking) because he knows any mistake or perceived aggression or 916-type demand on his part spells doom for him.
He is sucking on his current weakness but plans for the future, hopefully a future if things don't go awry on 13 October 2018 (luckily NOT a Friday as well, wakakaka).