The next day's movie night went well. I started getting a little worried, because he kept laughing at the things I said in a way that really made me think he was interested in dating me. I was still very clear that I didn't want to date him.
After the movie was over, he walked me to my bus stop. As we were standing around waiting for the bus to come, he asked me out. I told him no, to which he responded that it was okay, as long as I'd still be his best friend. To which I said yes.
I then went home, where he proceeded to send me mp3s of several awesome industrial bands.
A couple days later, we went out to see a movie together. Just as friends with similar tastes in entertainment. We had a wonderful time - afterwards we went out for ice cream and couldn't stop laughing for about 10 minutes straight.
That evening I realized that I'd begone to develop feelings for him. I think I wandered around my apartment saying "Fuck! No! Why?" for about half an hour, since dating someone wasn't at all in my plans at the time.
I resolved to make my choice by the end of the next time I saw him. Later that week, he came to visit me at work, and then took me out to see a movie with him and his roommate. Only we couldn't get in in time, so the three of us went out for dinner instead. Afterwards we all went back to his apartment where we played Rock Band for hours and hours.
Eventually his roommate went to bed, and he and I sat on the couch talking. He had his arm on the back of the couch, and I leaned my head against it. Then I scooted over and leaned against his chest. I wasn't even really thinking at the time; it just felt like the right thing to do. We sat like that for a while; he said something about how glad he was he'd met me, and kissed me on the back of the head.
Nothing more happened that night - I decided to go home at that point, because I didn't want anything more to happen at the moment. I was just glad for the human contact and the feeling of having someone care about me again. I knew that I wanted to go out with him eventually, but wanted to take things slowly.
(Continued later after I've gotten some sleep. Upcoming attractions include ice skating, lots more cuddling, and incredibly dorky behavior.)
(Also - my last post isn't showing up on the thread page. Is it working okay for the rest of you?)