You reach into the hat and feel something unfamiliar. You grasp it and pull it out of the hat. Once in the light you can see it's a flower, you don't know what type though. "I love flowers, but, I don't ever think I've seen this one before."
"It's a lotus, very popular where I'm from." Hong Kong took the flower from your hands and fixed it into your hair. "There, it brings your eyes out."
"You two are so sweet, but you're dragging your feet. Let's go." America shoved you both in the closet and slammed the door shut behind you.
Hong Kong immediately wrapped his arms around you. "It's dark in here... Is there a light somewhere?" It was more than obvious he wasn't a fan of dark places.
"Hang on I'll check." You felt around for a light switch, when you finally found it, it didn't work. "Sorry, looks like it's busted. America doesn't seem to take very good care of his house, or anything for that matter." You helped him find a place to sit. Before you could find your own, he pulled you to his lap.
"Stay close. That way I can still see your face." He brushed a stray hair from your face and smiled at you. "As long as I can see you I won't worry." He snuggled you closer and placed his chin on your head. You could hear his heart beating, even feel it in your fingertips, he was scared. You didn't know how you could comfort him, you'd never been great at that kind of thing. So you gently cuddled your face in his neck and kissed him.
"We'll only be in here seven minutes. It'll be okay you know." You nuzzled him with your nose, hoping you were doing some good. Unfortunately, you might have been making matters worse. He squeezed you closer and pressed his face in your chest, mumbling something incoherent. "I can't understand you when your face is in my boobs you know."
He lifted his head, face flushed and spoke. "You shouldn't have to comfort me, I'm the man. I should comfort you. I feel like a failure." He hung his head again.
"Everyone's afraid of something, that's why we do better in pares. Where one person is weak the other is strong." You gave him a sweet smile.
"I never thought of it like that." He leaped toward you knocking you on the ground and hugged you. "Thank you '____'. That makes me feel much better." He kissed you over and over, all over your face. Eventually he stopped, bringing your hands into his. "Would you please be my other half? I think we would work very well together."
You didn't even need to think, you knew the answer. "Yes, I'd love to."
"Thank you." He kissed you again, this time on your mouth. The kiss took your breath away.
America opened the door to see you two still on the floor, kissing. "Whoo hoo, get it you two." You both abruptly stopped, embarrassed from being caught. "Oh come on, really, you guys were only kissing, it's not that bad."
Hong Kong quickly helped you up and led you out of the closet. "That was a bit embarrassing. But you know what? I don't think I'll ever be afraid of the dark again." He took your hand in his and kissed you for all to see.