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"I ... I really shouldn't." You manage to stammer out. "I mean, it's ... I want to just wrap my arms around you and hold you ti- gaaaah!" You manage to hold the words back this time, but it's like trying to stop yourself in mid-leap, the effect on your mind is very much like the feeling of crashing to the ground at the wrong angle.
Koishi giggles. "It's not healthy to deny your desires." She says. "Come on!" She waves you toward her, waiting to be hugged.
"I ... erk." Words catch in your throat, but she's right, isn't she? There's nothing wrong, or bad, or dirty about this. You just really want a hug. Aw, fuck it, you can't resist this.
"I won't bite, promise." Koishi says, smiling to herself.
"O ... o-okay." You stammer, still blushing with embarrassment. Barely able to meet her eyes, shuffling your feet, you move forward.
"That's it, that's it, just let go!" Koishi says.
Her arms go around your middle, your arms go around her shoulders. She rests her head against your chest, closing her eyes.
She's so soft.
"There," she says. "Isn't that nice? Isn't that what you wanted?"
You can feel yourself starting to relax into the hug. Yeah, this is exactly what you wanted. You've been woken up early with no food, dropped into the bowels of the earth, kicked in the nuts, chased by balls of light, face-planted into a pillar, scratched by an insane cat-thing and sexually molested by ghosts.
Damn, you really needed this hug.
Nearly unable to speak, you just enjoy the comfort of the moment. It probably won't last for long, but that's why it's important to indulge your desires, right? So few chances, always so fleeting.
"Mmm." Koishi murmurs, rubbing your back in little circles. "Now, what's a human doing in the deep, dark, dank depths of Chireiden?"
"Hm?" You can barely bring yourself to think about it now, this hug is too nice. "Uh ... I think I'm a prisoner, or something. I'm not quite sure really. It's sort of scary when I think about it too much."
"Mmhmm." Koishi nods. "Well, I should take you back to your room, shouldn't I?" She says, mischievous grin on her lips as she looks up at you with those huge eyes. You should be worried at that, but it's hard not to implicitly trust this girl.
[ ] You should probably do what she says. Why resist?
[ ] "I'd rather not go back. In fact, I want to get out of here."
[ ] "Can't we go to your room instead? I don't want to be found yet."
[ ] "I'm sort of trying to find a cat. That's why I wandered up here, it took something of mine."