I touch him every time he comes in for his haircut, but this feels radically different. I risk another glance up at him, and I’ve never really thought about how much taller he is before, but now that I notice, I can’t not notice. He must have six inches on me. If we ever kissed, he’d have to bend down and I’d have to rise up to meet his lips. I have to shake the visual out of my head and pay attention to what Chris is saying, because unfortunately, there is no kissing happening today.

Olivia Russell is a little desperate. What’s a girl to do when the extremely hot, extremely shy swimmer she’s pined for forever finally appears to return her feelings? Right before he heads to Rio and the Olympic Games?

Tweet him, of course.

Chris Muller doesn’t know he ended up here. He’s been in love with Olivia for three years. But @ArieltheMermaid is funny and clever and makes more comic book references than he does. Swimming in Rio may turn out to be easy compared to figuring out his love life.