Very much, to the point that they listen to and remember the things you tell them.
Especially the part where you said that you don’t want to be in a relationship if it wouldn’t last. So they kept their feelings to themselves even if they’ve fallen hard already because they know that sooner or later they might hurt you, intentionally or not.
And besides, they’re not even sure either how long your potential-but-probably-not-going-to-happ
Don’t get me wrong, they’re willing to take the risk, they’re just scared of hurting you, because despite of your tough shell, you’re just as fragile and vulnerable as everyone else. And that’s what makes you even more beautiful, they think.
The only thing for them to do to keep you in their life is to be your friend and just stay.
Keep them, and don’t let them go.
Because they are the kind of people you need to have with you.
Don’t be sorry you never had to have labels and be contented with the fact that they chose a real long-lasting relationship over what could be a fickle and fleeting one.
The love they give you then is true.
- Fatima Tarun.