Honestly just take me as I am for once. Don't think I have ulterior motives or some damn sinister scheme ahead of me. I'm genuinely interested in you and what you have going on. Don't punish me for things you think I might do. It's unfair and really annoying to be labeled a way based on hypothetical ideas.
I like you and really think the possibility of an actual connection is there. It scares me to even think like that after all these years, but I'm making an effort to go that extra mile for this. I don't want you to be another one of many in my life. Let's just explore what this might be. Take it for what it is, not for what it's not.