As Shouko gave her greetings to her friends and peers, Kyo noticed the other Jounin making his way over, and subtly shifted his own body language to be more welcoming of the quiet conversation. "Troubling..." he mused aloud, considering the question. Was something troubling him? Did he have some reservation, some morose thought about what was going on? Perhaps his slight downshift in mood from the rejection had colored something in the way he had presented himself - or perhaps 11 was simply more observant than the average. He hoped it was the latter, because he'd hate to have displayed such petty emotion to everyone present - especially to Shouko, who had enough to worry about without his shallow feelings. Well, it does sort of hurt, but I guess I'll get over it. Combined with the stress of the situation at hand, however... I couldn't blame someone for asking, he thought to himself, but his half-smile reappeared on his face once the self-reflection was done. "I don't think so," he replied softly, "There is just a lot to think about. We were a little sloppy in this last battle, and while I'm confident in Kirigakure's strength..." the man continued, bringing a hand up to his chin to rub it slightly.
In that moment, however, before he could continue with his thoughts, the Mizukage herself appeared. She had never been one for the formality of kneeling, but he did incline his head in respect, quieting for a moment while he studied her in her battle-ready outfit. Did she already engage with the enemy as well? Just what happened at the Chuunin Exams? he wondered, ready to give his report, but surprisingly the Sumi began instead, gushing over the performance of everyone else present, even causing his heart to jump when she turned to smile at him. He did notice, however, a lack of mention for herself. Self-deprecation, or...? he wondered, and the Lyuun decided that perhaps he'd simply wait to give his own statement until it was asked of him.
You speak like someone
Who has never been
Smacked in the fucking mouth
We have the remedy