Shougo sounded out those words.

"I-shi-mar-u Mo-ro-e..."

That name sure had a nice ring to it...And for a moment, Shougo was lost in forgotten memories. Ishimaru Moroe. Why did that sound so...

He shook his head, clearing his thoughts.

"If I have, I do not remember, Ishida-san. I suppose I shall have to meet her...Again, if needs be. And I will be glad to teach you Nimori-Ryu ninjutsu...If you would have me as a teacher. As you said, it is the very least that I could do. Ah...What about coming over to my house after school? Mother wants me home, but she said nothing about friends."

Inwardly, he mulled over what Tobio had said. Did he owe this 'Ishimaru Moroe' a great debt? If he did, even if he did not remember it, it was his duty to repay her in full. He would have to find her, then. Ishimaru Moroe...

The bell rang then, announcing the beginning of the school day. Reflexively, Shougo turned towards the building and began walking, raising a hand towards Tobio in the process.

"We'll meet at this gate at three thirty, then, Ishida-san?"

Ishimaru Moroe...