I got here about five minutes early for the appointment. I didn't know if I should expect an early arrival, but it seemed that I was the first one here, anyway. I wasn't disappointed that nobody came early, but it was five till eleven, so I figured it wasn't too out of the ordinary to expect an early arrival. I took a seat on the edge of the fountain in the middle of the courtyard. I figured If nothing else, the water mist in the air felt nice on this sunny day as I was currently in my casual wear. My armor wasn't going to be getting in my way for what was to come. I obviously still had my spear form next to me, ready and willing to use it like always.
This was my second time coming to this courtyard near the center of the city. The first time had been yesterday to go over the plan for the today's course and today to conduct the one on one session. The boy was getting paid well for taking these higher prospects in a solo session for a couple hours. They get credit for themselves and Eishi gets a bonus from the city come payday. All it meant to me was that I was the one doing the actual 'teaching', though. My annoyance at that fact was giving me time to reflect on my brief life choices leading up to this point. The courtyard usually wasn't this quiet, but Eishi had been able to reserve it for an hour 'in the name of Kumo' if his notes for the session were to be believed. I didn't really care if they were or not, I lived and died with the little shit, so I was stuck to most of his whims, regardless of what was true. He could deal with these mortal matters. I was happy just being a weapon and focusing on fighting and growing.
I wouldn't actually need this place for the entire hour. It was just to give the appointee time to get here. I'd only start getting pissed if she showed up in the second half of the hour and in that case, I'd be sure to let her know her folly on today's course. Otherwise, I was pretty free to wait. The fun wasn't going to start until she got here.