It is not long before everybody is appreciatively consuming Kai‘s cooking. Raiku Totoro in particular has an expression of severely repressed envy as he savors the delicious dumplings. Sayuri nudges Kai in the arm, “So where did you learn to cook anyway?” “Ah, I worked in a restaurant for awhile.” “Where?” “This place near the Holy Land…I was understandably retired for a bit there.” Lord Shinamori is utterly ecstatic, "Kai, you wouldn’t happen to be looking for a job, would you? We could use a cook like you around here!" In response, Kai activates his Mangyekyo Sharingan and gives Shinamori a shadow clone scroll to cook for them whenever they want.
At Yasei‘s side of the table, she asks Zig what the Hikari’‘s, and Shinamori’s, goals are. “Well, overall, the eradication of all evil, I suppose. Right now we’re concerned with eradicating the Court of Seven Shadows and then afterwards…” he shrugs, “There’s some debate over whether or not we are to consider the Shadow Nation as detrimental to the world.” “About the Court of Seven Shadows,” broaches Yasei, “I’ve heard Arashi talk about it, but not much else.” Zig looks over at Shinamori, who nods, “We’re not supposed to tell people about it, but we’ve discovered that its an organization centered in the Shadow Nation which is attempting to get together a bunch of jinchuriki for some reason.” Yasei asks him about the Hyuga woman and he seems to realize that Kai hasn’t told her yet. He awkwardly avoids Yasei’s questions and defers more detailed explanations to Soisne. Yasei looks over at the woman meticulously picking the meat out of the dumplings and decides to ask elsewhere.
Once dinner concludes, Lord Shinamori bids everyone a good evening until tomorrow morning and on the side tells Kai that he will have him summoned to his office later. Sayuri and Kai begin heading to the pool and Kai stops to invite Kyo to come with. When the reach the pool, Sayuri splashes around like a child and Kai attempts to push Kyo into the water. Kyo immediately activates his Sharingan and backflips across the water before stopping at the edge. He very slowly enters the pool by himself.
Meanwhile, in Yasei’s room, she hears a pecking on the door. She opens it up to find a cardinal sitting on the ground with a blue golden chain around its small neck. It clasps a red haori in its beak; without much pause, it hops into her room and lies the haori on the ground. Yasei looks at the bird questioningly, “Can I…help you?” Unexpectedly, the bird speaks up in an irritated tone, “Well, either take it or not. Kai refused our offer and said to give it to you.” Yasei considers the Hikari’s vast information [especially
regarding the Court of Seven Shadows] and seemingly noble goal and agrees to join. The bird makes a few odd-looking hand seals and hands her a golden cage necklace with a ball of red energy in it. “I suppose I’ll see you at the meeting tomorrow then,” the bird says, “be sure to bring your apparel.” With that, he flies off. Yasei, suddenly questioning her sanity, goes to the Hikari wing to talk to Zig.
She finds a Black-painted door and knocks; Zig calls for her to enter. The inside of his room looks like a freshly-renovated library with historical fiction books strewn about the floor. “What’s up?” he asks, shuffling through a few volumes. “So, a bird just came to my door and asked me to join the Hikari. I was just wondering if you could confirm whether or not that’s legitimate.” “Oh yeah, that’s Kevin, he’s blue. Only some member actually acknowledge his existence…I think they just like to troll new members about it.” “Oh, alright then. Just making sure I’m not losing it.” “Feel free to borrow any books here, by the way,” Zig offers. Yasei picks out an autobiographical account of Kira, Slayer of Fate, a swordsman she had admired in the past. She exits Zig’s room and sits by the pool to read while watching her friends in the pool.
Noticing Yasei’s presence, Kai leans against the edge of the pool, “So Yasei, I was sort of waiting to tell you until we weren’t in immediate danger so you wouldn’t freak out and die, buuut…that Hyuga we fought is your sister.” Yasei is dumbfounded, “…what?? How did you find out?!” “Zig told me.” Yasei begins to stare off into space, “Uhhhhhhh—” Noticing an imminent freak-out, Kai hastily continues, “So, if you’re going to freak out, you should get that out of your system now.” Yasei’s hands get lost in her hair “UHHHHHHHHHH—”
At this moment, Lord Shinamori’s assistant enters the pool area and catches Kai’s attention, “Lord Shinamori will meet you now.” “Aha!” Kai says triumphantly, “Almost as if on time!” He quickly follows the assistant out of the room as Yasei falls back into the pool chair staring up into the skylight, “…I need to talk to my father.”