The two are introduced in Got Your Money (1) when Dave found out Tristan was cast as his "Juliet," for Eli's play Romeo and Jules. They have hungout in groups both during and after the play, and both boys entered a talent contest for a chance to win a guest spot on West Drive.
In Got Your Money (1), Dave is seen kissing Alli, when Eli approaches them and introduces Dave to Tristan. He says that they will be working closely on the musical. Eli explains that Tristan is his Juliet. Later, Dave is seen practising with Tristan. Eli asks if he is OK, and Dave says he's just warming up, to which Tristan replies, "Warming up? We've been doing this scene for an hour." He says he's not sure he can do it because he isn't gay (adding "no offence" to Tristan). Later, Tristan is seen performing. Eli tells him that he can do the balcony scene once Tristan is done. Dave goes on stage and acts overly flamboyent, after about 2 lines in, Eli shouts for him to stop. He asks how it was, and Eli angrily says it was horrible. He says he can't do that, and Tristan agrees, saying, "Yeah, that was totally offensive." Dave says that wasn't trying to be offensive, but he was trying to be gay. Tristan says that wasn't "gay", and that it was a stereotype. Eli says he doesn't have to be over the top, just himself...a person in love. Later, Dave and Tristan are seen doing the play. Eli said he nailed it, Dave said he followed Eli's advice.
In Scream (1), Tristan and Dave are rehearsing for the play, but Tristan holds back before each kiss scene. It isn't because he's uncomfortable kissing Dave, however, it's because he doesn't want his first kiss to be part of a play.
In Scream (2), the play is successful and Dave and Tristan kiss for the first time.
In Zombie (1), Tristan sees Dave at Drew's party and goes over to say hi, leaving Maya alone.
- Both are friends with Tori Santamaria and Eli Goldsworthy.
- They played the title roles in the play Romeo and Jules: Dave played Romeo while Tristan played Jules.
- Both were nicknamed "gay" by Luke.
- Both had crushes on teachers but only Tristan's turned into a relationship.
- Dave is two years older than Tristan: Dave was born in 1996 while Tristan was born in 1998.