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[Rp Thread] Meeting with Asuka [Hinaji, Asuka]

Hinaji had dragged his feet long enough. Training with Sachiko was all well and good, but until he started working towards mastering his elemental jutsu he wasn't going to advance at all. He'd promised to see Asuka a long time ago; it was time he acted on that promise.

As close as she was to his sensei, he still didn't really know the other jounin, and just randomly appearing at her place or a place she frequented would be weird. The only way he could think to find her was to ask Kureno, and so he made his way to his sensei's house and ran through all the ways he could ask about Asuka without giving himself away. He didn't really want too many people knowing about his special training, even Kureno. Not until he could produce results, anyway.

Maybe he could casually mention her in conversation? How was your date with Asuka-sensei, or something? ...No. His face felt red at the thought of asking his teacher something that up front. Maybe Have you seen Asuka-sensei lately? That would work, probably.

He sighed as he reached Kureno's door. He knocked politely and waited, hands at his sides and body straight. Casual.

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He nodded along, his cheeks a little pink. "Alright. ...And if it comes up with an affinity you're not good with, what do I do then? Will I have to find a different teacher?" He really hoped not. Sachiko said Asuka was the person to talk to, after all.

And he was more than sure it wouldn't be with wind. How could he convince her to teach him without explaining why? Asuka wasn't thick; she'd know in a second if he gave a flimsy reason (she'd already proven that). His fingers started tapping against his knee as he sat there.
"Yeah. The best I can do with lightning jutsu is scuff my socks on the carpet and hope I can shock someone, you know?" Asuka gave him a little grin around her cigarette. "But if it's one of the other four, I can at least give you basics. My primary affinity is wind, with my secondary in fire, but I've also mastered earth if by chance you've got an affinity in that. Water's more iffy, but I can at least get you started."
Well, that was good news. He was confident he didn't have an affinity for lightning--or, well, not a main one, so she could at least teach him something. He gave a little grin and nodded.

"Alright. So then, if it's alright, could we meet up again for testing? I know you're a bit busy now..." Kureno could be returning at any time, and he didn't want to take up any of their alone time. He paused and then stood and scratched the back of his head. "I could stop by again some other day, maybe?"

They managed to decide on the next afternoon, and Hinaji bowed to her again as he thanked her. He left feeling a lot better than when he arrived.