The Desert Rogue was first given a nod and even smile in greetings from Kara--before a response would come from Okane--the CEO addressing Azuma with a greeting and response to his 'rise' to glory, marked by his fancy new digs. Okane was also quick to bring up the 'challenge' Azuma had unknowingly set for him, having last time saying his Ryo may be better spent elsewhere if the weapon Okane crafted couldn't make butter out of his current Naginata. Honestly not too hard of a task, but surely not an easy one too, and not even the maximum scope of what Okane could do. This made Azuma smirk just a little, the thought of a weapon much better then his current roster would make him want it more. But, he couldn't afford such a thing...yet.
But for now that would have to wait, his attention was drawn back to Kara for only a moment as he caught the movements she made out the corner of his eye while focused on Okane. She simply was pulling out a cigarette, and lighting it, before addressing Azuma about the reason he was requested to be here. Azuma himself didn't smoke, but he had nothing against it. Azuma listened to what Karasu had to say, her briefly explaining why he was there. They seemed interested in having him join their security team? He tilted his head to the side if only by a couple degree, barely even noticeable if not directly watching him when he did it.
It was the last bit, maybe a bit of an unexpected way to put it. Shouldn't they be the ones with expectations? Although she did request what he has to offer. She'd gotten a taste for his ability the other night at the Tavern, but that was nothing more then a disagreement--hardly an actual fight. Understandable they wished to know what he could do if given the position. He'd go ahead and step closer to the chair, but instead of sitting, he'd remain standing. "I hope you don't mind if I stand" he'd say towards Okane, who was the one who'd offered the seat to begin with. Azuma wasn't the most formal person, he was a warrior from a farmer village near the border, intelligent? Sure. Polite? Yes. Even speaks fairly formally at times? That's Azuma...but still his warrior side showed, a man of the military for sure as he stood with decent posture, a full 6'2".
He'd turn back to Karasu, as she is who had addressed him, and by all intents and purposes had hired him for his protection skills personally herself, his 'Boss' to say. Although Azuma wasn't the 'follow the leader' type, a natural leader himself. "Well. I'd obviously like to know more information about what the position is and what is being offered...as for what I bring to the table, you seen a tiny bit of what I can do." he'd say in response to what Karasu had said, before a glance back to Okane. "Kara-san has already hired me as a personal bodyguard, so a position here would have me working triple duty when Missions are also considered. So...while I am interested in the job, I can't work for free. Looking around, I get the feeling you're a bit...better off then I am. Surely if its a job there is pay, and maybe other bonuses? If I am allowed to negotiate a bit...You say you can craft weapons that'd make paper of my current equipment, hmm? I assume that doesn't come cheap...but I'm a working class Shinobi, it'd take time to afford something if the price is too high. That all said...I wouldn't mind seeing what such a weapon is like. I already have a taste..."
He'd let a scroll fall with the most subtle of movements from his sleeve, caught in his hand and in a blur to the less perceptive Civilians, the scroll opened, and he had summoned a weapon from within. In a cloud of smoke a large Glaive had appeared, one that should be all to familiar to Okane...the same one he'd been forging when the two men met, that Okane sold to Kai. Azuma had done this in such a smooth movement, it may had been hard to even tell he had used a scroll to summon this weapon. He carefully set the non-bladed end of the Naginata/Glaive against the floor as he held it out in plain view for Okane, off to his side.
"I believe this was what you had been working on when we met, hmm? My new student Kai liked it, but ultimately didn't find it to feel right, weapons in general--not the weapon itself. He gave it to me...its nice, but I get the feeling its not the best you can do." he said. It'd probably come to a surprise Azuma had acquired this weapon to Okane, who'd originally made it for Kai. "...I'd be willing to put a down payment for a new weapon, if that is something we can talk some deal on...If I work for the company, I should have the best gear to do my job, right? Surely I can give up some paychecks to pay it off." he said with some confidence. This was surely not the injured and tired Shinobi Karasu had met the other night, he was confident, more talkative, and overall less gloomy then that...well, overall crappy night. The man was humble, but clearly knew his talents was worth something.
"Feel free to request a demonstration of my skills..." he said. It wasn't a second later the entire blade of the weapon he held lit up with the power of Lightning, Raiton chakra channeled into the blade, sparking it to life with a loud chirping sound, the echo of 1000 birds filling the entire floor with its energy. Azuma simply stood, no smirk, stone faced awaiting a response as the Chidori Katana running through the Naginata died down. Clearly...just a little bit of a show off, but one whom could back it all up.