I've got the hots for this girl. I've gone to school with her since kindergarten (I'm a junior in high school now), and we kind of grew apart middle school. I haven't said anything to her in at least a year except for "Hey Madeleine" in the hallway when I pass her, and one or two short conversations I had with her at lunch about how things were going and such. She's a pretty well-reserved girl. She's a runner, and doesn't spend her time getting wasted/causing silly bullshit highschool drama. She sticks with her group of friends, she's pretty quiet and a shy girl. She's very smart (she's got common sense and does outstanding in school) which makes me even more attracted to her. Now, I'm more of a "slacker." School isn't my main priority, and I'll toke a few buds and drink some beers. I guess her stability and low-keyness is what makes me so attracted to her. It seems she displays the traits that deep down I wish I could have in myself. That's what turns me on. Her whole personality and aura attracts me in some indescribable way. Her best friend, who is also a runner and a good student dates one of my good friends who is also more of a slacker type. Most girls at school I just treat as a joke because they're so into silly shit that I can't stand it. She's like a refreshing break to this. I'm more impulsive, and silly, but her personality feels like it clicks better than any other girl that acts the way I do. I know she's shy and most likely wouldn't initiate anything, but I know she'd be comfortable once we started talking. I saw her in the hallway today with one of her friends, and they both ended up bringing me a valentine during the middle of class, which made my day. I know some of her friends think I'm probably a bit erratic, and I've said some things which I'm sure have made some of them uncomfortable, but I'm also on a balanced level with a few of the girls she's friends with. Not that they are too important in our relationship, you just know what influences girlfriends have on their friends. That being said, I just don't know how to approach her, and any advice or help would be appreciated.