Masaru would pour himself a glass of tea, despite his distaste for the tea earlier the man was a creature of habit and nothing soothed his soul after combat like a nice cup of tea. Taking a sniff and allowing the aroma to wash over him Masaru would smile, it seemed this man did know how to make tea after all. Masaru would sip on his tea as he listened to Oda, in truth the Tsuchikage offered little to the conversation preferring to listen to Oda speak and only making comments when appropriate during the man's pauses. Masaru's ears would twitch at the sound of crunching snow, it was the sound of snow beneath a few feet it was the sound of the snow crying in agony beneath the feet of many at least a dozen or more men. Based on the direction it came from Masaru knew it couldn't have been an enemy, so when Oda stood and exited the tent masaru would simply finish his tea. His suspicions would be confirmed when Oda would call into the tent about heading to the village soon, sitting his cup back down on the table Masaru would stand and look at Chen. "Well now I guess we shall see how the Shogun will entertain uninvited guests," Masaru's words would be calm as though he was not worried, truth was even if the Shogun was inhospitable Masaru felt no treat from him or the Samurai. Even if he had come alone, if his intentions were to destroy the Samurai he could do it. However this was a mission of peace, Masaru didn't want aggression towards them. He didn't want aggression towards the mountain men, but they left him with little choice on the matter. He had offered to hear them out, but they decided to take his gesture as an insult. They brought their death upon themselves, Masaru just had to believe that the Samurai weren't so foolish. As he exited the tent and saw the horses and the small battalion of Samurai, Masaru would smile, it had been a long time since he had rode a horse even in these circumstances the opportunity to ride on again was quite promising.
Taking the note given by Oda Masaru would open the note, he wasn't too surprised to see that the Shogun appreciated archery as much as he did. It was common practice among samurai, which was why his Sensei had taught him it. 'The Way of the Samurai is the way of Honor' his former sensei's words would echo in his mind, he had to believe what his Sensei had told him was true and that he did not bring Chen with him for them both to die. His doubt would not show on his face as he looked from Chen to Oda after reading the letter, "Well then it looks like we shall be off, Oda whenever you are ready we can depart." Knowing that Oda was to stay with him, made him feel a little easier as he had a small trust in the man not to lead them into a trap. Masaru did not wish to make the man think that he was trying to rush him, no Masaru had already waited this long, he could wait a little while longer.