Hey there, it's Kuro. Today has been quite the whirlwind of emotions for me, and I felt like I needed to get everything off my chest by writing in this diary.

I've always considered Ash as one of my closest friends - someone who knows me inside out and has been there for me through thick and thin. We've grown up together, shared countless memories, laughed until our stomachs hurt, and supported each other through every challenge that came our way. But lately, things have started to feel different between us.

I can't pinpoint exactly when it happened or how these feelings crept up on me so suddenly. All I know is that whenever Ash smiles at me or reaches out a hand to brush away a stray strand of hair from my face, my heart skips a beat. It's as if seeing him happy brings an unexplainable joy to my own heart.

We spent the afternoon today just hanging out at our favorite spot in the park - reminiscing about old times and dreaming about the future. And that's when it hit me like a ton of bricks: maybe what I'm feeling towards Ash goes beyond friendship; maybe it's something more profound than mere camaraderie.

As we walked back home side by side with comfortable silence filling the air around us, I couldn't shake off this overwhelming urge to tell Ash how much he means to me - not just as a friend but as someone who holds a special place in my heart.

But then doubt crept in... What if confessing these feelings ruins everything we already have? What if Ash doesn't feel the same way? The fear of losing his friendship terrifies me more than anything else right now.

So here I am pouring all these thoughts into this diary entry because sometimes words are easier written down than spoken aloud. Maybe someday soon, I'll gather enough courage to share this secret with Ash... Or perhaps fate will pave its way for us without any need for confessions.