I forgot to mention Kyon Kyon was in the room too, but he was as well. He was playing quietly in the corner, his face somewhat sad. It was apparent to Yui he was trying to ignore the adult conversation they were having right now. Yuuma was the first to arrive, asking if she had more information about the upcoming war. She nodded solemnly after giving him a bow of greeting, confirming his suspicions. “Yes, we are going to war,” she said quietly. “That is part of the reason I wanted to gather you all; I needed to make sure you were safe and ready first.” She wouldn’t continue with anymore information until they were all in there; it was a thing the whole group needed to hear. Rensu came in next, standing in front of Yui and hanging his head. The next words out of his mouth were gut wrenching, so much that it took the breath right out of her. He didn’t know. Of course he didn’t; she’d only just had it confirmed herself. She put one hand over her mouth, giving a glare to Atsushi for his insensitive words, and then her expression turning to one of sadness. She didn’t know what to say. She didn’t even feel like she could say anything. The very wind was knocked out of her, and she took deep, shuddering breaths. She put her other hand on the back of Rensu’s head, ruffling his hair gently. If her eyes met his, he’d find tears in them.
“Onii-chan,” Kyo said quite softly, the small boy moving to Rensu’s leg and pulling on his clothes. Yui looked down at the boy, and nearly felt her soul break. Her son’s face was one of pure sadness. “Chichi isn’t coming home.” And then the boy broke out into a wailing cry. Yui, moving quickly as a mother does, quickly swept him up in her arms and squeezed the crying boy tightly. She herself had tears forming in the corners of her eyes, but right now she realized she needed to be strong. For her sons and her students, she couldn’t mourn at the moment. There would be time for that later. She took a deep breath as Kyo’s wails became sniffles and turned to Rensu. “Something happened to Satoru during his last mission, Rensu-chan. I’m so sorry,” she said in barely a whisper, her voice calm and comforting. Kyo would wiggle in her arms, and she’d let him down. The boy would then move to hug his adoptive brother around the legs, still sniffling.
Yui turned her attention to the others in the room. “Ayane went with the Kazekage. Sunagakure is mobilizing as we speak, and many others have already started heading in that direction. I will be following suit, but may not spend much time on the front lines for… obvious personal reasons. You both performed very well in the exams, and I would be happy to see you serve your country further. I will be packing us up and heading out soon, if you want to join.” She turned her attention back to Rensu, worried how he would be taking all of this news.