Omg I think I made a terrible mistake?

I just cheered up a good female FRIEND that I know at school because she recieved a nasty comment about her weight.

But I may have overdone it.

I'm interested in someone else.

I dont want to hurt her if she thinks that I like her because of this and tries to start a relationship.

How can I make myself distant again but retain a strong friendship?
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In the messages I stated some of her amazing qualities and even mentioned that she is beautiful.
(Which is actually true)

She then refered to me as sweety a bunch of times along with kiss emotes
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Please help me. I dont want a friendship like this to be lost.
Omg I think I made a terrible mistake?
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