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29 September 2007 @ 10:05 am
[thread][A Study in Observation][open]  
While he was not quite "on duty" as a member of ANBU, Sai had been informed that a heavy ANBU presence would be preferred after what had happened the last time the Daimyo made an appearance. At the moment though, he was off shift, and left to his own devices. There was a new way to how the villagers moved, more energetic, almost enthusiastic, that hadn't quite been present since the first invasion. It seemed that people were finally beginning to "move on" in a sense? Sai wasn't sure.

Temari was now in the village, he knew, which meant Suna would be making at least some display at the festival. Miss Ino was already loosening up and 'having a good time', if that drunken shouting match she'd had with Shikamaru had been any indication. Sai frowned, he still wasn't sure how he felt about Ino anymore. It was confusing in the first place, and her behavior patterns did not make sense to him. Maybe Sakura could explain, since Naruto was now indisposed. There was another problem there however, as Sakura had not been acting normally since her return from Suna. If anything else, she seemed cagier, but at least with the help of Chouji her weight was slowly returning to normal. Which pleased Sai in a way that almost surprised him. It seemed that he had been worried about Sakura as soon as he noticed her weight dropping significantly, and the new improvements to her health were reassuring.

But now there was a festival to deal with, and Sai watched as people scurried to and fro with various articles that were intended for the celebration. It seemed like this would be an excellent chance to observe human behavior. Arms folded across his chest, he leaned against a gate, which afforded an excellent view of the entire square, while still protecting his back.
Sai: Prepare for smackdownkonoha_penis on October 5th, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
"She wasn't. Unfortunately Sakura-san's health has deteriorated drastically since the second invasion, and it had already been on a decline since the first one. But recently she has been recovering." Sai offered to refill Gaara's sake dish. "Last I saw she was finally beginning to regain some weight, and seems to be in better spirits than usual."
Sabaku no Gaara: glimpsesunakazekage on October 5th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
"Hmm...that's good to hear. Very good." Gaara accepted Sai's offer, taking another swallow after toasting with him. "I'm glad she's getting better. I only hope Konoha knows how important she is and makes sure she takes better care of herself. Such skilled medics are rare."
Sai: Dissatisfiedkonoha_penis on October 5th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
"She is rather elusive when she wishes to be." Sai ran his finger along the rim of his dish, then drank its contents slowly. "She seemed to get rather nervous when she heard you were coming."