I've been interviewing at two companies. One was moving much faster, so I made the decision to tell the other that I had a final interview coming up and we would need to proceed quickly (which was true).
This may have been a mistake, but it's done now. It wasn't done in a game playing fashion - I honestly thought I might have to accept an offer before I've progressed very far with the other company. Unfortunately, the fast-moving company chose not to offer me a role after the final interview. This leaves me in an awkward position.
I'm reluctant to share I was rejected, as it may influence their judgement of me. I'm pretty sure I told them it was a similar role, so knowing I was rejected somewhere else may hurt my chances.
Yet at the same time, I like to live my life honestly, and I feel bad that they are accelerating their processes for me. If the truth comes out in the future (prior to any offer), it may jeopardise the relationship. They are aware my other final interview has happened, so I cannot avoid either lying or telling the truth rather soon. Meanwhile, their final interviews will not be until next week.
How might I handle this situation?