I don't need to try and draw conclusions. I just need to observe.
But consider this excerpt from a conversation.
I'd been talking about love, or dating, or something like that, and been thinking about Adam.
"And who would this be?" Darkside wanted to know.
"Who do you think?" I said.
"At least you didn't say 'look in the mirror,' " Darkside said.
...it took me a while to get my mind around that one.
"Huh?" I finally said.
"You with your whole running after lost causes," Darkside said.
"Oh. I'd actually been thinking about Adam..."
He's been making references to my (increasingly obsolete) obsessive liking of him a lot lately. Maybe it's because I'm calming down about it? Maybe because it's finally out in the open?