/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.
*He felt the knot in his chest loosen some, and slowly took a breath in as he rested his head onto hers. He raised his arms around her and held her snugly to him, letting his eyes shut and mind relax.*
… Mhm. Er… yeah. Same with me.
*He let a shaky breath out, trying to ignore the fact that the only other person she could turn too was trying to destroy the only other person he could turn to. Ironic, wasn’t it? But he did his best not to let it get to him.*
/Chastity gently rubbed at his back when she felt him give a shaky exhale, allowing her eyes to slide shut. She still felt as though it would have been better had she not mentioned… that, but the dark-type felt a tad better now that he’d relaxed a bit./
… Mmf. Aside from that, how have you been?
/Her ears twitched, and she heaved a soft sigh against his collar./