I'm going to type this here because I just need to get the words out. Maybe saying it to someone else first will give me the courage to say it to him. Idk. I just have to get it off my chest. Hey, um... I need to talk to you. No, don't worry, it's not anything terrible. I just... I need to ask you something. Just please let me say everything I need to before you respond, okay? ...The thing is, I really like you. A lot. And I wasn't gonna say anything, cause I know that there's no way we could date while you're my boss. And I was willing to wait until one of us just quits or gets moved to a different area, cause for a little while, I was starting to think that maybe you might actually like me back. But... I heard a rumor that you actually have a girlfriend, and that it's kind of a secret. Which I mean, if that's true, then that's great! I'm really happy for you. I just... Well, if you do have a girlfriend- or even if you don't and you're just not interested- I'd like to know. If I don't have a chance, then please just tell me, cause I don't wanna disrespect your relationship, or our friendship. I've been so scared to tell you how I feel because I didn't want to risk losing you as a friend... but I didn't want to waste my time waiting and wondering, either, so... here I am. So... tell me. Do I have any chance at all with you?