THE feeling of dread increased, as Tobikuma's mind began to compound the fear that was bubbling to the surface, as his imagination ran away with him, and he saw the blood devouring pretty lady for the monster she was. Eyes of bright blue, with a ring of red at the pupil, and words spoken to confuse and ensnare the unprepared. And at this point the Genin was definitely unprepared, as he began to feel beads of sweat on his forehead, his legs starting to become wobbly beneath him, which all culminated into a panicked, shaky inhale at the creature's words...
I have urges that I am unable to contain? Oh, Hokage's hat, this is bad, bad, bad... look at the eyes! Dead eyes!
And then, just as suddenly, there was laughter, and the lady's demeanor changed completely. Tobikuma smiled awkwardly, trying his best to mimic the levity of the turn of events, hoping that by associating with the blood fiend, he might be able to elude being eaten and begin a campaign to hunt down--
--the Genin's eyes shifted, looking to the bush and the berries, as realization kicked him like a boot to the face. Of course, she was just sampling fruit, how could a pretty lady like her be anything like a monster? It all made sense, and with a relieved sigh, Tobikuma relaxed a little. His posture returned to normal, and his cheeks flushed red with some embarrassment, but at least he wasn't going to be made into some gross dinner. In fact, to avoid making a worse impression, he decided to introduce himself and apologize, but before he could open his mouth, Tobikuma was hit from behind, which knocked him into a stumble and caused several items to tumble from his belt onto the grass.
"Ouch," Tobikuma muttered, as he rubbed his arm, before bending down to pick up his ninja items. He looked back to the young girl who had done the bumping, hearing her apology. "Oh, hey, no problem. Happens. Are you okay?"
The girl mentioned something about fair game, which made the boy bristle again, his eyes alert. Was he being bamboozled by a pair of monsters? Were they working in cahoots? Was this a ploy to lower his guard, while one attacked from the flank? Was he actually dealing with a whole nest of blood creatur-- ooh, dango!!!
"Oh, yes please!" Tobikuma grinned and rushed forward, grabbing eagerly for one of the stick treats. "Dango is so good. So, so good. And I haven't eaten in ages, not since breakfast a few hours ago. I'm Senju Tobikuma, by the way, Genin and one of the best pet chasers in the village!"
Dango were offered. These were good people. Not monsters at all. And truth be told, Tobikuma enjoyed watching the enjoyment of combining the dango and berries by the pretty lady, who's name was still unknown to the boy at the moment. And around that same time, the sweet partaking was interrupted by the arrival of a mysteriously masked individual, a member of the ANBU no less. Tobikuma's mouth gaped open as he watched the ANBU walk over, greet the pretty lady as Misaka-sama, before turning to introduce herself. She also removed her mask, revealing her Sharingan, which Tobikuma observed with a tilt of the head...
"An honor to meet you, Soku-sama," Tobikuma said as he gave a small bow. "I'm Senju Tobikuma, a Genin and one of the best pet chasers in the village! I graduated last year, and I'm ready to be put in a squad and perform missions to help Konoha."
Tobikuma nodded to himself, as he crossed his arms over his armored chest, and adopted a serious and confident stance. He was speaking with a member of the elite of Konoha, and he had to make sure Soku-sama knew that he meant business and was ready to do whatever it took to help... and only realized then that the dango stick was still in his mouth, which the boy quickly reached up to snatch away, before resuming his arms crossed stance. The Genin looked to Misaka-sama and the young girl.
"What do you both do?"
Getting to know people was fun!