I did it. I asked. He said no. And I'm okay with that. He said some of the nicest things anyone's ever said to me, and I have the feeling that what he told me means more to me than a "yes" ever would have.
So now that this little mini-drama is over, I think I need to get some sleep, concentrate on schoolwork, go to the party on Friday (Froydstravaganza! Yarr!), and generally get back to life as usual. If I can figure out what "usual" is. :)