I was asked to w4ite a How-To on this by a vehicle good friend who I hope finds this beneficial (even if it is a year or two late!)
I was in sixth form when I fell for this boy. T, as he was known to my friends and I, that way we could talk about him even if he was sitting right next to me (as he was at one stage [heart in mouth moment!])
Another person who knew about the situation saw something that I had intended to write in his leavers book (I never got the chance in the end). It was some drivel about how he could never be wanting the same thing as me and this person stopped me in my tracks and said 'How do you know?'
That's the key question I ask myself when faced with a situation such as this. I do not know what is going on in another person's mind!
If you don't say anything the other person might be feeling the way you are, so as I always say, if you don't ask you don't get.
Don't be afraid to voice your feelings because hopefully the other person will be big enough to either say if they feel it too, or if they don't give you some space to move on.
People will always be around. So don't picture a silent room when you do your big reveal.
Sometimes it's hard t know the answer here, as you wouldn't know unless you tried, but try making a Pros and Cons list and if the Cons list reads: It's too hard and that is all, it really is worth a shot. You've got to have faith in yourself!
Again, if you don't ask you don't get and how do you know?