I sketched this a loooong time ago and kept going back and forth on how I felt about it. Considering the title, I guess it can be considered a companion art to that “desperate hug” one I posted awhile back. Lol. Even though I drew this one first.
Not sure when or where this takes place but I’ll happily accept headcanons for it. My only thought is that Ash and Misty clearly look relieved and comfortable holding each other so it probably happens after the climactic event of their latest adventure, and maybe there’s already an established ~something~ between them, even if they’re not officially dating.