Dating someone 20 years older than me
During this time period, I was experiencing a change of heart and my feelings were evolving into something deeper.
I never thought he returned my feelings but I was content with my crush.
I'm a dancer and during one of my team's performances, I landed badly. I felt my knee pop and felt an insane amount of pain.
My feelings were purely platonic but I grew more respectful of him as my knee began to listen to me again.
I grew even more emotionally attached when he would soothe me, telling me I was doing great, while tears streamed down my face or when I would laugh hysterically from the pain.
I'll tell you, our first few sessions I hated him because he would scold me for limping and bend my knee in pretty painful ways.
I knew he was just trying to help, but damn, I was not about him.