Axel sniffled loudly and hiccuped a few more times, biting back unexpected sobs as he finally let himself hug… no, cling onto Dustin tight.
After a few more minutes of sobbing and hiccups, he finally got to say, “I-I’m sorry…’ he croaked out softly, feeling incredibly spent as he let out a few stray hiccups.
Dustin rubbed his back, “It’s okay.”
Axel hiccuped and shook more as he cried quietly against Dustin’s chest.He couldn’t say any more, only quietly sobbing and trembling until he was left in a fit of coughs, drawing a shaky breath in as he cleared his throat with slight effort.
Dustin just kept rubbing his back, “Shh…you’re okay.”