i've had a few conversations of this style, where it's clear a partner savours your presence, but because of how different it is to what is socially expected, feels the need to clarify their deal.
maybe you don't like or experience physical/romantic/whatever intimacy. if you like hanging around me and we're a thing, then we're a thing. if you love me in a way that makes sense to you, then you love me.
finished 'accept my fist of love.' it's nice to see a story told by someone who can depict asexuality (perhaps a grey aromantic aspect too) as the normal thing it is. Especially without pretending the partner who has intimate interests is feeling or being 'let down,' or whatever bullshit you wanna pluck out of cis-het-dom
when i preface something with 'you may not know this,' i'm not saying 'you might not know this' i literally mean 'you may not know this' as in you're not allowed to know this and should not.
so for instance if i say 'you may not know this, but i am very sleepy,' you must expel this knowledge from you mind immediately