subject line: I like you. June 16, 2015 by Hannah Brencher chicago, illinois There are so many little things I like about you that I don’t know where to begin. I like how you giggle when you are watching TV and look back at me every time something funny happens to see if I think it’s funny too. I like (actually love) hearing you speak french. I know that is when you are the happiest. And while I love it, I know that is the place you might be leaving me for soon. And that breaks my heart into pieces.I like that you are a hard worker. More than anyone I know my age. I like that you are interested in the world around you, and people, and things that aren’t related to your career. It is always an interesting conversation with you.I like that you treat me like a human being, a friend. You don’t ignore me or hide the fact that we spend time together. I like how you love your family. How you always talk about them and tell me that you miss them. I can’t believe this isn’t normal among guys my age but it’s something I really like about you.But there is something holding me back from telling you. Maybe fear that it will ruin what we have, maybe a fear of rejection. I am two months away from entering my twenties and I have never even held anyone’s hand. I’m willing to risk all my anxiety of intimacy and giving my heart to someone because I want to be by you. I like being out in the world with you. I’m scared of what to do and what to say but, I’m thinking that I might just have to get my heart broken by you.