Natsuru gave Ryuko's concerns thought. Truthfully, she was donning simple iron mail. Although she felt well-protected, and was not wrong to assume that, the armor was only capable of stopping primary combat methods. There was a lot to consider when thinking about the dangers of a Shinobi world. Ryuko was right to constantly provide the latest grade of protection she could offer. "I'll keep that in mind, then." She said responding to Ryuko's suggestion about higher grade armor. Natsuru felt like she lacked contribution. She remembered Shimiko being capable of crafting weaponry. Although she did not know how well due to her somewhat distant behavior with the group, weaponry was always useful. What Natsuru knew was nothing more than basic civil engineering and gadgets. It was hard for her to think of anything she could craft that would be combat-useful. For now, the fancy jewelry would suffice.
"Feel free to bring anything you wish. It'll be close friends only." To be honest, the party was not out of concern for Shimiko. She felt it was appropriate to celebrate and let loose every so often. The blonde's family issues were none of her concerns, though if it made her look better, she might as well claim it was. "I don't feel that would be necessary. This is a good opportunity for Shimiko to wise up and develop a callous soul. She needs to process this event herself, and not be slathered in honeyed words and sympathy. Only then will she not be ruled by her emotions.
Though, not everything needs to be so grim. This gathering will help her steer her mind away from the abyss and let her realize not all is lost." Natsuru finished with her eyes closed, nodding in agreement with her own statement. There was no flaw within her method, as she felt. In fact she was somewhat glad Seigi did pass. Losing that connection would humble Shimiko out greatly, and be less of a burden. Natsuru felt as if a band-aide was finally removed.
"Mmm...third Raikage? Have they elected one already?
I haven't been paying much attention to politics the past few days." Natsuru had dedicated herself to researching crafting methods and design for their necklaces. Essentially she had been locked up in her room only leaving to use the bathroom or kitchen. It was part of her recovery to live such a porcine lifestyle. But as a result she was back in full health. She minor wounds healed up proper and she was feeling stronger than before. The newfound health and strength motivating her confidence to even throw such a party. It was amazing how such a subtle change in lifestyle could affect ones actions. "I reckon the Raikage would be in the office or administration somewhere.
As for Hahashi...unfortunately I didn't get much information out of her. I'd say checking out the local taverns would be your best bet."
Hahashi was fairly young, and all young adults loved alcohol. Natsuru was one of them. At least a fan of red wines. She was well-controlled over her desire to drink heavily. Certain she would not end up like a miserable sod. No, drinking was only for special occasions and treats. And it should be done in moderation. "I'd love to train, but I have to track down Shimiko to give her present and invite. Plus I have a lot of planning to do afterwards. Maybe some other time, though." Natsuru would put her shirt back on and take the green wrapped present off the workbench. "It was nice to stop by and see you again, Ryuko. I guess I'll see you next week, then?" With her final departure notice she would see herself out the door following the path leading off Ryuko's family property and back into the streets. It was now her task to find Shimiko, hopefully in a stable mental state. Sometimes she wondered about that girl...
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