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"Aiyaa! ______, did you hear about the immunizations we have to have before the fall, aru?" your best friend Yao whined into the phone.

"I know!" you replied, your voice choked with tears. "I hate shots! It's not fair! My mom's dragging me to get them done tomorrow!"

"No way, mine too! It's a conspiracy, aru!"

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

And so the next day, the two of you found yourselves standing in front of the looming building of your local doctor's office.

"I don't wanna, aru," Yao whimpered, clutching your arm. "Mama made me leave Shinatty-chan at home, aru!"

You had to smile, despite your matching anxiety, at the thought of of your friend's fluffy cat plushie (complete with a shiny red bow). At least he had worn his snuggly Pikachu sweatshirt instead, so he could burrow deep into the hood and not lose an ounce of comfort. You had followed his example, and worn your own plushy Hamtaro sweater.

"Come on, Yao," you said, gently tugging on his hand. "We have to go in sometime..."

But as the two of you took a step forward, you imagined the glinting of foot-long syringes and found yourselves rooted to the spot.

Your knees shook uncontrollably. "On second thought..."

"I'd gladly skip school next year if I didn't have to get this shot, aru!" Yao wailed, his face a mask of horror underneath the adorable red cheeks and pointy ears of his Pokemon hood.

You clung to each other- in a completely non-romantic way, of course- as the dreaded building loomed terrifyingly above you. You were thinking it couldn't get any worse, when...

...The equally terrifying face of your mother peeked out of the door.

"Get the heck in here, you two!" she growled, flames burning in her eyes. "You're going to miss your appointment!"

"...Coming," you whimpered, silent tears streaming down your face.

You were sure Yao was going to have a panic attack while sitting in the waiting room, but luckily, they had Wi-Fi and you were able to access Crunchyroll on your e-reader. The two of you spent the time watching the adventures of Poyopoyo, the adorably spherical kitty; the giggles you shared successfully keeping your minds off of the imminent pain that was soon to come.

When they finally called Yao back, you still expected him to be a whimpering mess. Your fears were indeed justified.

"_____, I don't wanna go, aru!" he sniffles dramatically. "Don't let them take me and torture me, aru! School isn't important aru! Shots are so sharp and pointy and shiny aru, and it makes your arm hurt practically forever aru!"

"Yao, calm down!" you cried, sweatdropping slightly at his unconscious (but adorable) overuse of his verbal tic. "If you take this like the brave manly guy that you are, I'll give you a cute surprise~!"

There was a pause.

"...Cute?" Yao's ears perked up. "How cute, aru?"

You whispered confidentially into his ear, and his golden-brown eyes immediately brightened with gleeful sparkles.

"You've got a deal, aru!"

The two of you followed the nurse back into a tiny room, where Yao took a seat on the examination bench.

"Cute sweatshirt," the nurse commented in disinterested monotone, as she rolled up the sleeve on his left arm in order to disinfect the injection area.

"Thank you, aru," he replied pridefully, his manly dignity clearly showing through his voice. You bit back a snicker at how simply adorable your best friend was.

"Now, just relax your arm and hold still, okay?" As the nurse unwrapped the sterilized syringe, Yao began to panic again.

"I'm scared, aru," he whimpered, his breath quickening and tears forming in his eyes. You reached out and held his hand tightly.

"Ready?" the nurse asked, holding the needle at the ready. Yao screwed his eyes shut and cowered away, his unoccupied arm wrapped around yours.

"AIYAA!" he yelped as the needle pierced his skin. His grip on you tightened, but he refused to let any tears escape.

"All done," the nurse said robotically. She reached for a box of plain band-aids for one to place over the injection site, as a bead of dark red blood began to form. You and Yao shivered in unison. But as the nurse started to apply the plain, beige bandage, Yao stopped her.

"Wait! May I have... that one please, aru?" he asked sweetly, pointing to a different box on a shelf across the cubicle. The nurse obligingly took the box and applied a Hello Kitty band-aid.

"How cute! That's much better, aru," he said with a happy sigh. Then he held his arm out to you. "Kiss it better, aru~?"

You fought to control a blush from spreading across your face (and failed), but did as he said, gently pressing your lips to the pink bandage.

The nurse raised an eyebrow as she disposed of the trash and prepared the next syringe. "Are you two dating or something? Seriously..."

Your blush grew even darker, but Yao just laughed it off, squeezing your hand. "Not yet, aru~!" he replied cheerily.

Before you could react to that in any way, the nurse held up the shot threateningly. The light glinted menacingly off the pointy needle.

"Your turn..."

You whimpered softly. Yao patted your back soothingly.

"Okay, we're finally done! Time for my reward, aru!"

Sighing and shaking your head, you pulled out your phone while ignoring the throbbing in your own arm. "Just a minute, Yao. Geez," you replied.

After a moment or two, Yao's own phone buzzed. He pounced on it immediately, reading the recieved message gleefully.

-You were very brave! Here is your reward~ \(^w^)/ <3

He held his hand up to his face to stifle an oncoming nosebleed upon seeing the attachments.

"______ wearing a Hello Kitty nightgown?! Jackpot, aru~!!" he squealed, glomping you. (It was a very manly squeal, of course.)

You patted his head. "And you are very kawaii aru too.~"
I just thought this up at the doctor's office a while ago while waiting for my shots XD I had really wished there was someone there who was even more scared than me! Besides my little sisters, of course.

(...I hope I didn't make China too much of a pansy. I love him to bits, I really do.) >,< aiyaah, aru!

(Also, I don't usually use so many "aru"s, but it's supposed to show that he's really upset...)

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Firelove355 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student Writer

*clings onto Yao* We'll get through hell together.....
JuliaAbadeer-Uchiha Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm fine with shots, but blood work...*shudders* I have deeper vains than most people so when I had blood drawn before I had surgery it was a real annoyance and it hurt like hell! (Actually, it made hell seem like an actual Candy Mountain (not one where you lose your kidneys)).
Quintessence04 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was little, I wasn't afraid of shots. That was, until people thought I would be so they held me really tightly, so much that it hurt and caused me to cry. But they thought it was due to fear of the needle. So from now on, not only do I have a fear of needles, but I also don't like people touching me. 
Firelove355 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student Writer
TheRedPanda786 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am Deathly afraid of Getting Shots. Once, I locked myself in a Washroom Stall at the Hospital and Refused to go get my Shot...
Dinky0717 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Same but i also walked out of the building entirly once they tried to give me the shot in the bathroom.
(i never got the shot)😈
gamerchic286 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
How he know I have a hello kitty gown?!?! o-O
TiwiLuna Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I once punched a doctor in the face, for TRYING to give me a shot... I'm still not sure, but I think I broke his nose...
CheetahBoots Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
First shot i got, i kept on pushing the nurses hand away until my mum yelled
tipsy-and-twirling Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Writer
//screams I found it again I loved rereading this at Wattpad all the time hhh---

pffft shots actually never scared me much, sure it hurt but I knew it was mostly the medicine. Plus whenever I would get my shots I get excited for some reason, like my heart beats faster and I can't wait.

I am so weird.

Anyway, awesome story~ I still love it after all this time~
Iheartanimeforever Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Jackpot aru!
So freaking adorableness!
FiveNightsAtHarmonys Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute.......must not squeal...
numbers3 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Butt shots hurt the worst.....
DownShiftPlus Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Whenever I get a shot..I just look like this: Guu Smiley  Well? Where's the pain everyone cries about...
Everyone else:rainbow cry  OMG THE PAIN!!!!! GAWD!!! CALLISTO HOW DO YOU WITHSTAND THE PAIN!!!???
Me: Dudes, its a neede poking your arm or leg. At least you haven't gotten a shot on your butt before. Now that HURTS. 
Everyone else: Butt shots? France (Crying) [V3]  MOTHER OF GAWD
Thebbfofanime Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nope.I got worse.4 shots in my mouth and two blood shots in both arms...some reason it didn't hurt.Might hurt to other people.
DownShiftPlus Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, ouch! That's terrible! But, at least it keeps you safe from any sicknesses.
Thebbfofanime Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
They had to pull out 4 teeth.I got really dizzy.Like,A Lot!
DownShiftPlus Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oww. ouch 
Thebbfofanime Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
DownShiftPlus Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thebbfofanime Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It hurt like more than 15 knives were in my mouth.DUN DUN DUN!
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purplelink6 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My arm still hurts from my current shot... I literally almost screamed when i got it, IT HURT SO MUCH!!! But after my grandma took my to a hello Kitty shop!!! All was well, aru~...
IhavetoomanyOCs123 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student General Artist
PrussiasKitten Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You did well, and since China  was terrified(distressed) It made sense to use that many aru.... good work though
Poke-Melody Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm downright terrified of shots, and I know I'm going to need a couple at my next appointment and I'm scared to death. I wish Yao was real so he could comfort me!
WishingUponAStar27 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
"(It was a very manly squeal, of course.) " Every guy has that 'Manly' Squeal. xD I LOVE this!!!!!!!!
yoailove101 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute~!
MONKEYPOOOO Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
 :)   =/   :D
JadetheKidR9 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
I have over twenty articles of clothing that have Hello Kitty on them >:D 
IhavetoomanyOCs123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I tried to wear my favourite Hello Kitty jumper but my mum said it was too babyish :( it's my most comfortable one too :(
LifelessQ Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha.... Hello, love~!
JadetheKidR9 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   General Artist
Hello aru!~ -waves creepily-
LifelessQ Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are literally everywhere!! ><
IGame101 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont understand what make shots so scary xD
purple-puppet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I have shots I cry and its REALLY hard to make me cry but everyone else I know says its a "disco in your arm" so china's reaction is the same as mine :iconyaychinaplz: :iconcutechinaplz: :iconchinaderpplz: :iconderpychinaplz: :iconchinawtfplz: :iconchinasadplz:
Etsu-Artist-237 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah, this reminds me of 2 different events in my life with shots.

1) Mom surprised me with a flu shot and I was so scared and ran away so much that 4 nurses and my mom had o hold me down under a worker's desk to give me it, I laughed afterwards.

2) All in one day I got 2 booster shots, 1 flu shot, and a blood withdraw the day I went on vacation. I watched my blood flow out of me like I watch tv, bored.

Both were 'lovely' events.
nekokitty35 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I got shots I almost yelled
F*CK! And my mom was in the room..
SusanLucarioFan16 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shots are a bit scary not as scary as getting blood drawn :scared: 
duskowl1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
HimekoAyuzawa Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmanlychinaplz: :iconsaysplz: "______ wearing a Hello Kitty nightgown?! Jackpot, aru~!!" 
omfg! i died right there XD
Femdenmark92 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
try getting two shots on the same day XD
I nearly yelled out CHIGI! XD
HetaPocolypse Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I had 5 one day.  The next day both of my arms were swollen. But, when I got my shots I said "Chigi" under my breath. My sis laughed, but then she got hers and she said something like "Pasta" or something weird like that. 
Pyro-Pisces Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
When I went, I had to get two shots AND blood drawn twice to check my about painful! DX
Femdenmark92 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Damn :/
SilentGirl888 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
…Wut? I am the only person who gets happy when getting shots. It tickles, many sharp things tickle me. My friend jabbed a pencil into my shoulder blade, which happens to be my most ticklish spot, I started laughing hysterically in the middle of class when it was dead quiet.
PokemonTrainerFer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I am in fourth grade, and I SUPOSE  a normal ten-years old should stay calm and collected when they get shots. But when I got my shot no so long ago. I tried to escape, ran around crying, and screamed like a baby. I am SO not normal after that. Not that I was normal before, anyways. SHALL NOT NORMAL PEOPLE RULE THE WORLD ONE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pirate-kitty1220 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
OMG I love all your stories XD 
wulfypackzerz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to hate shots but after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes I kinda got over it (Mainly because I was forced to have more than 4 shots a day)
Narreta18 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm more of a man than Yao!!!Even though I'm a girl I got three shots without yelping in pain!!!
Kira-Jones Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Aw!!!!! That was a kawaii overload!!!! Omg!!! I wish China was there when I got my would've been so much fun!!!!!!
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