Ken: H… Hey….
Tsukune: What? Only a simple „Hey”! Why are you avoiding us? Have you ever consider us as friends? The least you could have done is think about us since we were teammates.
Mibuna: Tsukune.. just relax!
Tsukune: After the incident, you left Team 7 without giving us an explanation. You even left the village. For the last two years you’ve been hiding from us. Why did you do this?!
Mibuna: Tsukune, I said relax. We’re not here to fight with Ken-kun!
Tsukune: I expected from you to say sorry even though you didn’t do anything wrong. Damn it. I know how much you tried to protect us that day… Because of the guilt about that time, you left the team and avoided us, right?
Mibuna: Ken-kun, we never thought it was your fault at all!
Ken: It’s not just that … I can’t be the team leader. I can’t see you guys get hurt, don’t you know?
Tsukune: I understand! I don’t want you to be my leader because I know that you always pressure yourself. I don’t want you to be like that!
Mibuna: We just don’t want you to hide from us like this… That’s all, Ken-kun.
Tsukune: Even if we are not on the same team and not doing missions together, that’s fine. I just want to be friends again. Can you not hide from us again?
Mibuna: We… including Taishiro and Sansho, everyone misses you so much, Ken-kun.
Ken: Really… I see…. So…
I’m sorry for… everything…
Tsukune: Stop apologizing, you idiot. Come here, we have a lot to talk about. We need to see Sansho and Taishiro first.
Mibuna: Hey, when did you come back?
Ken: I came back before Naruto-sensei became Hokage. My dad wanted me to stay in the village to help him out with a couple of missions.
Mibuna: Eh? A solo mission? What kind? Oh, you are taller than before!
Ken: Well, there were so many! I had to catch thieves or spies and also gather some information. You know my dad. He is bossy.
Tsukune: Wow, I’m so jealous! I haven’t done any missions since you left. Plus, Naruto-sensei is always so busy ever since he became Hokage. We rarely meet with him.