There was this girl, Alex, at school that I am friends with, and I developed a crush on her a while ago. We were on the same bus and live two blocks apart, and about the time she graduated, I caught feelings for her. But ever since then, she’s been really distant, despite the closeness. The problem is that she is moving away soon for university, and I’m not sure what to do. I would like to get this off of my chest, but I’m scared it will drive us even further apart. Sometimes we catch up, and I have never felt a connection like that with anybody. We have a shared group of friends and sometimes we hang out; she is really nice in person, but it is extremely difficult to get to do anything with her alone. Do you reckon I should confess before she leaves or should I leave it at that?
— Close Is Far