I sit beside this girl in class and we've gotten to know each other pretty well over the past few months. We have three classes a week and two of those three days we usually spend twenty minutes chatting before class starts or while we do our work. One of those days of the week though at random, she will listen to music before and after the class lecture. When she listens to music, I don't bother her, I usually just end up putting on my headphones too.
On the days that we do talk though we have both initiated the conversation before, so it's not like this is a one sided thing.
But we've been getting to know each other and I've been thinking about asking her out. I just haven't built up the courage to do it yet. I'm pretty awful at interpreting signals but everything about our interactions suggests we have an amicable relationship. Like, I don't think I'm bothering her or anything and I thought she might say yes if I asked her.
Something happened Monday though that has kind of fucked me up. I don't know what to make of it and could just be overreacting.
Monday we chatted like normal, she asked if I wanted to borrow her textbook to take pictures of the problems we needed for homework, but I said no thanks, that I had already took pictures of the pages from the library's textbook. We chatted for a bit more about one of her classes. She finished her work before I did so she got up to leave and told me to have a good day.
About fifteen minutes after she left I finished my classwork and left. While walking to my car I saw her sitting on a bench on campus. I had to pass by the bench where she was sitting as it was on my route to my car.
So trying not to freak, trying to figure out what to say, I just kept walking on my way to my car, intending to say something casual and idle as I passed by her.
But, when I got closer to the bench she was sitting on, she looked up and saw me. Then she got up from the bench and walked away. I was still a good distance away, so it's not like I could have said anything to her, and I obviously didn't like, chase after her or anything. I just kept walking on my route to my car.
I could just be overreacting or misinterpreting what happened but it has kind of fucked me up.
We had class again today and she listened to music, so I did too. I was going to mention what happened with her somehow to see if she wanted to talk about it, but I decided not to bother her.
Is there any way I can just be misunderstanding what's going on? Should I just take this at face value and not ask her out?