Finally caught up on all the paperwork that she'd received for the moment, Nariko thumbed through her schedule to see what she'd got planned for later in the day. It was a very convenient thing for her, having her scheduled meetings all written out and pre-planned, even if they were only tentative. It gave her the option to turn them down if she wanted, or just go and do something fun. A lot of them were just basic sorts of meetings that could be pushed back to the next day, budgeting things or random little issues that she didn't even need to personally oversee.
There were a couple of promising little tentative things though, but nothing she really felt like doing. There were some proposals to scout and increase land available, using some of the minor countries as outposts, providing them with protection while acting as a first line of defense against other villages. Of course, it would mainly be used as a show of might, to show that Kumogakure's military alliances and might wasn't something to mess with, but that didn't mean she intended on using it for anything.
Nariko figured that a good deterrent for war was to create alliances and have a show of force. She was fairly certain that Kumo's spending in military forces was probably the highest, so expansion was the next obvious thing to do.
It was while she was musing that one of her receptionists knocked on the door. "It's me Lady Raikage." she heard the voice of the receptionist call out.
"C'mon in." she replied back, putting down the schedule as the door opened up. The door opened up to reveal a somewhat overweight middle aged man she'd employed who'd practically begged her for the job.
"A chuunin named Simon Kageyama has requested a spar with you at the training grounds. He understands you might be too busy to meet with him, so no worries if you can't." Having delivered the message, he took his leave to go back to the reception hall of the administration building.
Nariko thought about the request for a little bit, before deciding it sounded like just the thing she needed right now. She didn't have any pressing matters to deal with just now, so a spar with one of her chuunin sounded wonderful. Besides, Simon's name kept popping up in reports on up and coming shinobi. She expected him to make Jounin soon enough, although his intake of missions was rather low. Still, this would be a good way to evaluate his skill level without a bunch of missions to go off of.
Picking up her Raikage hat and placing it on her head, Nariko stood up, dressed in the standard Jounin outfit of Kumogakure with only the addition of the hat to distinguish herself as anything other than a Jounin, and headed out towards the training grounds.
It didn't take her long to make it there while she jogged at a brisk pace. Rather, what she considered a brisk jog was basically a full sprint for her, as her stamina reserves were large enough to sustain a full sprint indefinitely. Upon reaching the grounds, she located Simon rather quickly, making her way towards him.
Her jog had actually served as a decent warm up for her anyhow, so she was ready and raring to go for a fight, but she figured he might need to stretch or something, so she made pleasant small talk as she stretched a bit herself. "So, Simon. What makes you want to spar with me particularly? There's bunches of Jounin around that I'm sure could give you the thrashing you want." She joked around a little. "Or was it that you were mad that I paid for half of Shimiko's medical expenses and ruined some sort of plans you had with her?" Another small little jab, but this one was to see why he'd even been paying her bills in the first place. It wasn't often someone picked up someone's medical expenses for no reason.