"Well, I would say if you WERE still scared, I’d do my best to comfort you again."
He smiled, leaning against the counter.
"But that would mean it’s a pretty serious case of anxiety. I’d have to be a bit more distracting this time."
…He drove a hard bargain. “Y’know.. Even manly men guys can.. Use a hug or.. Somethin’ now and then. Not that I’m still havin’ nightmares o-or that I ever had ‘em.”