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It sounds to me like he is under a lot of pressure and is being pulled in many directions. I truly understand how you want to see him but I worry that if you push the issue or try to force hi to open up then he could pull away and for good. He does sound quick to anger and has a temper...if you desire to be with him the best thing you can do is to play things lightly and not push....that is not a great way to live, but I think it may work until his stress level comes down a bit. But, I do think you should ask yourself if this is what you want for yourself moving forward. We all get in sore moods and we want the comfort of our partners and not anger in return. So play this out for now and don't push things and keep the texts light without pushing for you to see one another. At the same time evaluate for yourself if this is what you want and deserve in a relationship long-term.
It seems like things are getting back on track based on the texts and photos. All people can become more short tempered while under stress and if he feels pushed or asked to do something that he isn't capable of doing or giving the anger can increase. And if he has that nickname at work, clearly that is how he is seen by others and how he handles stress. Rest easy as it seems like things will get back on track.
I think if you can just sit through this tough space things will be okay. Being reactive and accepting another date, I don't hear that is what you truly want and could backfire. If he wanted to end things he would not be texting. Let it play out and if things don't go well you can always accept another date at such time, but for now, be chill, respond playfully and easily to his texts and if he makes no attempt in a few weeks to see you then you have your answer.
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