They sit together on a couch, watching a movie, relaxing together as they always have. They both know there are feelings had by each other, but the true extent from each are not truly defined. An odd tension has existed between the two of them as of late. He knows he has feelings for her, and knows she has feelings for him. But to what extent her feelings are for him is still unknown. And suddenly as they sit together, she bluntly asks him a question he had not expected.
Her: Do you love me?
Him: I'm afraid that I do.
A response that she did not expect, and so she speaks again.
Her: Why would you say you're afraid?
Him: Because I don't think you feel the same about me as I do for you...and I'm afraid that you never will.
She does not know how to really feel at that moment. He has always affirmed to her that he cannot help but be truthful and honest when speaking with her. She sits quiet and confused, not knowing how or in what way to absorb what he has just said to her.
Tired of the silence, and remaining silent in how he feels, he removes himself from the couch kneeling in front of her and places his hands in hers. He stares her straight in the eyes, the same eyes which every time he looks into them he becomes oblivious of the rest of the world. They look at each other, and he decides to speak again with honesty.
"I do have strong feelings for you. Whether it be love itself, or something even stronger than that I do not know for certain. But in all honesty these feelings are that of which I have never felt for anybody else.
Since the first time we began hanging out as nothing more than acquaintances or new found friends, I have enjoyed every second I have been in your company, no matter what the experience. I admit that something physical has been desired at some point, but that alone has not been my goal when in your company. Simply being around you, speaking with you, hearing your voice when you sing whatever song is playing, hearing your laugh even when I make corny jokes, looking into your eyes when we meet in stare, no matter what we do it has all made me happy."
These things he has said before to some extent, but never altogether at once.
"Yes I do want to be friends no matter what, but in all honesty I do want more from this relationship that we have. I do not seek physical pleasure at all, that is honestly the last thing on my mind in what I really want. I do not want someone who I can simply call "babe", I don't want a "Facebook" official relationship, I don't want to share everything we do together at any second of the day. I want to be with someone who I can trust, and who can trust me. I want someone who accepts me as I am, but will still support me in trying to better myself. I am not perfect in any way, but I am determined to be the best man that I can be."
After all has been said, after staring into her eyes never breaking away from her gaze, he remained kneeling in front of her. There he remained, waiting for her response...