/She furrowed her brows slightly, turning his head towards her with the same hand she used to tap his arm./
I’m fine, but are you alright? You seem… off. Did something happen?
*He gulped lightly and tried to smile, only making it worse when he found he couldn’t do so.*
M’fine. Just uh…. *He chuckled weakly, holding back a sigh.* Lonesome, I s’ppose… n’tired.
/Pursing her lips, she outstretched her arms and gave a slight tilt of her head, as though offering him a hug./
You don’t have to be. I’m right here. Unless I don’t count.
*The man returned the head tilt and raised a brow wondering if she was offering what she was. A hug? When was the last time he had one of those..? When he found Rosa again? Even if it was after that, it was always Rosa. It’d been so long since he hugged anyone else.*
No, no, y’count. I just- haha. *He scratched the back of his neck.* Not use t’havin’ someone there. *He smiled softly, meaning it this time.* But- uh-.. *He bit his lip and held out his arms awkwardly, wondering how to do. Hopefully she’d understand.*
/The Zoroark had a split moment of wondering whether or not offering him a hug would be a good idea. She relaxed, however, when he returned the gesture, and carefully stepped forward to meet him. Chastity’s arms hooked around his torso, head bumping against the Haxorus’s shoulder./
Mmh. I know how that feels, I suppose. I only have… erm, one other person to turn to. And he’s… busy, a majority of the time.
/She shifts awkwardly against him. Because maybe she shouldn’t have mentioned that, whoops.