Travel back about.... 5 months ago. A friend of mine and I would go out to eat on monday nights when I got out of work. This one restaurant (Let's call it... "TGI Fridays") that we went to, we had a waitress there a couple times in a row. One day we were having a conversation about computers and such, and we all ended up exchanging e-mail addresses. It was to the point that when we would go there on a monday night, we would basically just request to be seated in her section.
Fast-forward to September. I went by myself because my friend was at a gamestop waiting in line for halo 3. When I got to the restaurant, she was walking out and she saw me and we stood there and talked for a while. She was going home because it was too slow, but she asked for my cell number so that we could text eachother and so she could let me know if she would be at work or not before we went there. Sometimes i would just text her on random days and ask how she was doing and we would send a couple back and forth, etc. Well my cousin also started to come along on monday nights with us to her work. She kinda became friends with all of us.
Later that month, she was like "Hey we should all go out to eat sometime" and that we did. We all went to Outback the next week and it was pretty cool. This is still when I thought of her as a friend by the way. Well she was telling us one time that her sister has something wrong with her, and that she is in/out of the hospital a lot. She didn't really like talking about it, I could tell. Well, apparently her sister was on crutches for three months and went back to the doctor hoping to be able to come off of the crutches, but something went wrong and the doctor said she would have to be on crutches for another four months!
The next time we saw her at her work, she told us about it and she told us that she was crying (HER, not her sister) earlier that day. It made me feel really bad and i sent her an email that night that basically said "I am here for you" and "I understand" and all that kinda stuff, and she sent me one back that i made her happy by telling her that and that she really appreciated it and thanks for being a friend, etc. Then a couple minutes later she sent me a text that said something along the lines of: "Thanks! I mean it! :-)"
I was feeling nice so I bought her a present. It was just some candy, the day before was Halloween so all the candy was on sale everywhere and since it was Halloween, we were talking about candy and I figured out what her favorite kind was. I put it in a fancy little gift bag and got a card and stuff and gave it to her the next time I saw her at her work. She was really happy about it and she told me later that it made her day. I even got a hug out of the deal (score!). She sent me an email that night saying "thanks again" and things like that, and she just vented about her sister a little more (man, do girls like to vent...).
The next week, me and my brother had to take my dad to the hospital for something and I was in the ER waiting room for a while. I texted her about it because I was pretty upset and she told me basically the same stuff that I said to her the week before. That she is there for me and things like that. This is about the time that I started to develop more and more feelings for her. She sent me an e-mail making sure I was alright and she said that she thinks her and I should have a "venting dinner" one night because we have a lot in common with our family issues. I told her that it sounded like a good idea but she never really got back to me about it.
Because of what she was going through with her sister, she had to stay home and help out a lot. I texted her on monday asking if she was gonna be at work that night and she said she wasn't. I said that I understood and asked if everything was alright. She said that her car was broken down and that she hates not having a car. She also said that there was more behind that which was making her upset, but that she didn't feel like texting it all (oh, and don't worry, I offered to drive her somewhere if she wanted). I sent her an email that night asking her about it then I realized that it was probably something that she'd rather talk about in person, so I sent her another one asking when we could have that "venting dinner" that she promised me.
She told me that she will let me know as soon as her car gets fixed. That same day she had sent me a text message, it was one of those "chain" messages. It said like "Friends make you smile, send this message to all the people that you don't want to lose in 2008 even me". Naturally I sent it back to her, but didn't really bother to send it to anyone else because those things are stupid. One thing to note is that she has the cell numbers of my friend and cousin but she didn't send that to them. And this is where I am now. I wanna ask this girl out, and I plan on doing it whenever we have that supposed dinner that she suggested.
The reason I have doubts though, is because she doesn't really talk to me a whole lot. Other than when I talk to her first. This could just be because of all the stuff going on with her sister at home. Every once in a while, she will leave a comment on my myspace page or something for no real reason, which leads me to realize that she doesn't just contact me only in response to something else. (wow i feel like such a loser for that last sentence). This girl has been on my mind a lot, but just like every other guy out there, I'm hardcore afraid of rejection.
TL;DR version:I have a friend that I want to ask out, and it's pretty obvious that she really likes me as a good friend, but she doesn't really make a whole lot of effort to contact me so I don't know if she really likes me or if she's just really nice.
Also, I'm sorry for being the king of run-on sentences and the prince of not staying on topic.