The rain was a nuisance.
Ando was never a big fan of the water from the sky, as it was something he was definitely not used to, being from the desert village of Suna. The rain always made the dirt on the ground slippery and sloppy, and everything was just... gloomy. Kumo was at it's best when the sun was shining and the sky was blue, because at least then you could see it in all its glory. Not this foggy, gray and rather unpleasant little village it seemed like.
Most people seemed to not mind the rain too much; they were probably much more used to it than he was. They were going about their business, some with umbrellas and some without, most not paying much heed to the pathetically gloomy day sky. As he walked out of the Medical Department, still wearing his medic's coat, he cracked his neck, sighed, placed his right hand on the back of his neck and top of his shoulder, then tilted his head up to start at the sky. The rain falling made his eyes close out of reaction, but... although the rain itself wasn't appealing to Kumo or Ando, the feeling of it falling on his face was actually kind of nice.
After a few moments of relative peace, he returned his attention to the laminated form in his hand. The patients who'd passed away in the past month were lower than the month before, but he felt it was still too high. There had to be something he could do to make even less pass on from their hospital... there just had to be. Placing it back inside his modified medic's coat
, with the sleeves cut off and the entire coat itself designed with blue and black, with the Kumo village clouds on the left breast and the back of it. He took off down the street, walking casually towards his home.
Then, from nowhere, she appeared.
Her hair and eyes were the same color his own were, though a bit more vivid. Her rain coat was as silver as her umbrella, with frill around the edges, and her bag strewn across her shoulder and chest, to the left hip where her hand was pocketed. Her hair was braieded on both sides with a purple ribbon in it, and two clips holding it up and off to one side out of her eyes. She was... ack, what was the word.
Ack, he was blushing.