Relationships were complicated concepts. They involved an elusive range of emotion that Sai still struggled to grasp. He was grateful, then, to find such a good teacher unlikely though she was.
The young shinobi had watched the cheerful pink-haired child as she road effortlessly on her companion's massive shoulder masses of bell-tipped spiked hair not bothering her in the least. With the unlikely duo walked an aggressive bald man and a significantly more effeminate man with strange feather-like ornaments trailing gracefully off one corner his eyebrow and eye lashes. Quite the strange group. Intrigued, he'd followed the unlikely quartet along the street near the center of Konoha.
To his mild surprise, the three men didn't seem to mind when she ran off, seemingly at random. Perhaps the lack of ire at her disappearance had something with how the shiny-headed one turned quite a vivid shade of red and growled with irritation when she'd used his skull as a launching pad. It wou