The awkward moment you realize you’re in love with your best friend, but don’t want anyone else to notice. So you try to play it cool.
And then it sets in. You really love this awkward wonderful dork. But also you realize he deserves somebody better than you. Way better. So you don’t tell him. And you don’t even have to worry about letting him down easy. Because he doesn’t expect anything else. He is used to unrequited love. He thinks he isn’t worth your time or love.
You stay friends, each secretly in love with the other, but you don’t say anything.
Then one day he’s gone. The only thing left his bloodied blue jacket.