Call them. When they say hello, respond with “Mulder, it’s me.”
If they get a minor scrape: cradle their head, play with their hair and tell them you are a medical doctor.
If something curious occurs, declare it “must be an x-file.”
Tell them they’re your one in seven billion.
Take them out to lunch, order iced tea and wink.
When asked if you are done with something, say “if I quit now, they win.”
Take them to the batting cages and teach them how to swing. Bonus if you call yourself Fox Mantle and say the bat is a “nice piece of ash.”
Tell them they’re the only one you trust.
Dance to Cher’s cover of Walking in Memphis.
When they tell you they don’t want that darkness in their home, and they will say this at some point, tell them, “I think the darkness finds you and me. But let it try.” Then kiss. Their heart is yours.