I need help in how I can slowly pace a transition from a character crushing on another character to falling in love with them.
For example: Alice starts off of as a kid who has a big brtoher admiration of Sam (not really related) she then begins to start crushing on him after a time-skip. Alice proceeds to fall in love with Sam. How can I balance out with the story while not making the transition seems to fast-paced?
Side note: the story is an Adventure/Action Genre focusing on the two characters although their real names are Ai and Sato.