A quest for love

So, to grow old with someone that I love.

That's really what this is about.

Now the problem with love is that it is a very fickle thing, and rare.

Mine is, unfortunately for me, a very picky heart. And it has many scars already.
So this quest for love, is. . . hard for me. As I don't deal with rejection well (I take it too personally and get to upset about it). However, there is currently someone that I do feel extremely strongly for, problem is, I'm afraid that it won't go the way I want. And that will hurt. A lot.

And so I am stuck.

Everyone I know, and everyone that see's the two of us together pretty much assumes that there is something more going on between the two of us than just being friends or even 'close friends' for that matter. I just don't know what to do about this. It sounds really obvious, just ask her out, right? Haha. Oh how I wish it was that simple.

What do I do, what do I do.
'tis a question I have been asking myself for a good few months now, and part of me thinks that the inaction has taken any chance that there was away from me. Ugh. How do I deal with this? :|