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We've been neighbors our whole life. And we were the only kids in our street that was around the same age. His family moved next to us when I was 7 and he was 8. I was shy at first but when our parents talked, he'd ask me to play. We'd play in the dirt alot and he was rough with me, meanly bc he probably didn't know how to handle girls. He became the brother I never had. He had a big brother that was way older and I had a little sister that was a newborn. We played different sports together, all in all, we had a good time. Fast forward to now I'm 16 and he's 17. We're still neighbors but things changed. Not to long ago he told me he liked me. I didn't know how to react so I said nothing. Is that bad? He started being a little more touchy. Like he'd always want us to hug goodbye and goodmorning, he'd play with my curls more often, and he'd rub my hand. He'd even put his head on my shoulders to sleep at break. I just thought those were his weird habits so I didn't say much. I'm a quiet person and don't voice my thoughts a lot so people don't necessarily know what I'm thinking. He keeps asking me for my response to his confession. I said idk yet. I mean I do know I think. I definitely don't hate him, I like him but not in that way. I want him to be with me forever. I want to tell him I like him to just so I don't lose him. Idk how our friendship will change for the better or worse. What should I do? What do you even say when someone says they like u?