Resting one hand gently on the back of Fenrir's head, Isao willed himself to believe the boy. It at least eased his guilt - if only just a bit - to know that he didn't blame him. He pressed his forehead close to his hand, and tried to stop his shoulders from shaking. It had been so long since his emotions had escaped him like this, and he wasn't sure how to stop it, so he settled for letting the presence of the younger male comfort him. "It's not you either, Fen, you have no reason, none at all, to be sorry... You couldn't have known." Taking a shuddering breath, he murmured, "Neither of us could have."
He made a vague noise of acknowledgment. He couldn't quite agree with the man right now. Maybe some day in the future... but not yet. Tightening his grip, he pulled himself as close as he could manage, not willing to give up the comfort he provided just yet. He fought to try and keep the few sobs he had left at bay before speaking. "...The day turned to real shit, huh?"
Letting out a strangled laugh, Isao massaged the boys scalp with his fingers, feeling the smaller body press itself closer. To be honest, he didn't want to let go and let things get awkward either. He could tell they both still needed the comfort. "You could say that." He said, voice still trembling slightly. He leaned back on the bed, fishing around for the hospital blanket before doing his best to shake it out over Fenrir. Resting his chin on the boys head, he let his eyes fall closed. "You still need to rest. If you want me to leave just let me know." He didn't want to make the student uncomfortable, or make him feel like he was going to try something - that was the opposite of what he was trying to do here.
Those words got an immediate reaction from the kid. He curled closer, tightened his grip, and gave a small whine. He didn't want the man to leave. He was well aware that he needed the comfort, and out of everyone in this hospital, he trusted Isao the most to be able to provide it. The man was already doing a stand up job of it by just staying close. "Ah, n-no... I'd rather you stay..." 'At least until I'm too out of it to notice you leaving..'
Relief washed over Isao at his reaction. He hadn't wanted to leave, sit outside, and worry about Fenrir. It was better to be close, so he knew the boy was alright. After another minute or two his breathing had finally evened out, and his chest was rising and falling steadily again, moving both of them slightly with every breath. "I'll stay as long as you want me to, kid." He said quietly, tightening his arms momentarily in reassurance. Then, for clarity, he added, "As long as I'm allowed to leave to shower every now and then."
Fenrir let out a relieved sigh. Good, this was good. He could have a source of comfort that actually understood now. He then gave a small, shaky laugh at the next words. "'Course. Wouldn't want you stinking up the room."
Letting out a chuff, Isao gave the boy a gentle chop on the head. "I don't stink." He protested gruffly, before discreetly trying to sniff himself. He'd always been a hygienic person...
That got a bit of a stronger laugh from him, despite the soft hit on his head. The other really didn't smell, but he needed the more positive mood that the teasing brought. "Sure you don't. At least, not yet."
The older man scoffed. "Oh, sure. Just for that I'm not going to shower for a week. It's you who's going to have to smell me." He couldn't help but join in though, a rumbly laugh coming from his chest. He paused then, "Shit, I didn't even think to call the nurse. Your not in pain or anything, are you?"
"Ah, that's gross dude." He stuck out his tongue a bit while pushing himself slightly away, making a show of hiding his nose in his shoulder. He looked back up though at the question, taking a moment to think. Sure there was a slight ache in his... stump, along with the whole still feeling his arm thing, but nothing he thought required a nurse, so he just shrugged. "No, I think I'm fine for now."
Chuckling, Isao flicked the boys forehead, before tugging him closer again, not quite ready to let the kid go yet. He wondered if the student was lying about the pain - trying to be tough? - but nodded anyways. "If your sure. Just let me know if you need me to call someone. Elbow me in the ribs or something."
He wrinkled his nose a bit at the forehead flick, but quickly let it go in favor of being close again. The red head looked back up at Isao and nodded. "Okay. You'll have to stay on my right side for that, though. I seem to have suddenly become all right." Okay so maybe now wasn't the best time to make a joke like that, but he was still coming to terms with this. If terribly timed jokes was the way, then that's what he'd use.
Isao snorted, before laughing at the short boy's joke. "You deserve another flick for that one. That was just bad." He snickered, "To be fair though, your going to be able to pull of the best Halloween costumes."