- Obsessive thoughts
- Trying not to think of the object
- Finding ways to be near the object
- Loss of appetite
- A nervous hitch in the voice
- Shedding bad habits that stand in the way
- A physical ache at the need to have or be with the desire
- Creative wooing (poetry, sentimentality, meaningful gifts)
- Striving to prove one’s worth
- A fluttering stomach
- Rapid heartbeat
- A touch that lingers
- A deep gaze, communicating need with the eyes…
Turn up the heat on your protagonist by adding conditions that will alter his mood and make him more emotionally reactive.
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