“Hi, I’m Ari. Would you like a free hug?” A girl, probably younger than him was standing there when he opened the door. One of her front teeth was missing but she was undeniably cute.
Jongin was nine when he first had the opportunity of meeting the ‘Free Hugs’ girl on his doorsteps. Of course, he being Jongin, the nicest kid around the locality, shut the door on her face.
“Who was that?” His mother asks as he stomped back into the kitchen where she was.
“Some lunatic girl giving away hugs.”
“Awhh…” She expressed as she washed a bowl which Jongin was having his lunch in. “Then why did you not invite her in? I would have given her a cookie. Besides you can do with a friend.”
Jongin says nothing, simply jutted his lips out.
“Go and get her Jongin.”
He reluctantly gets out of his chair and goes to the door but she is nowhere in sight.
* * *
“Hello again!” It was the girl again but before Jongin could even register that, she had rushed in, almost knocking him off his feet.
Closing the door behind him, he walks to the kitchen where her voice was shouting ‘Cookies!’.
He pauses a little bit before he enters though, because one- he was nervous. He never had a friend before and two- it was a girl!
Anyhow he gathered enough courage and goes in. But again before he could register anything, he is engulfed in a warm, warm hug and a very strong smell of strawberry s