((Sorry this is so late! I just got a new car, and that's been taking up a lot of my time.))
The man was pleasant to speak to, Nakago noted. "I'm Reo. Nice to meet you Nakago. I knew things were bad here, but like most who are able to reside elsewhere this is a section of the village I've avoided. i had no idea they were this bad. I could say I've been busy helping the village in other ways, but that is no excuse. Had I known I would have begun donating long ago. Have you been working here long?" He listened carefully to the man’s words, before formulating his response.
He waived his hand in a general direction of the interior of the room, “Growing up near here, I’ve been helping out most of my life. At least a decade. Things weren’t always this bad, but every few years as things get better, they also get worse. It’s not nearly as bad as it was after the war, though.” He adds with a chuckle, “In fact, especially with the influx of people, things have been improving even here. Of course, I do what I can, but I’m only one man. If civilians could heal like shinobi can…” He trails off pensively.
He gets back into focus and smile warmly again at the jounin. “Still, thank you so much for the help.” Just then, another person walks in. It’s a old lady with a small child. Nakago’s eye lights up at the sight of them. “Miss Tanaka and little Shizune! Here for your weekly checkup, I presume?”
The elderly woman nods, “Yes Master Healer. Shizune here has been waiting all week. She loves seeing your miracles in action.”
“Oh, they’re not miracles. Anyone can do this with training. Still come here.” He motions for the girl to come to him. As she walks up, his hands spin through a few seals. The mystical palm technique activates, and he places it on her head. “The swelling has gone down, good.” He notes, still smiling. He keeps running over different parts of her head and face as the child preens at the attention. She doesn’t say a word.
As he finishes she skips back to her grandmother. “She’s doing very well, ma’am.” Nakago notes to the woman.
“Thank you, sir. After the incident, I feared for her life. Do you know when she might speak again?”
“That’s her choice at this point,” He responds, a sad smile on his face. “After accidents like hers, some children just need time to find the confidence to reach out to others. Just be patient and loving towards her like always, and she’ll respond in no time. I know it.” He beseeches her, eye twinkling. He produces a small candy, and moments later, the even happier girl and old lady depart.
“Thank you for your patience,” he says, turning to the jounin. “Was there anything I could do to repay you for the resources for the clinic? I’m not as strong as you, but I am a chuunin.”
Name: Nakago Yaiba
Hand Seals- Average
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