[it's been a couple of weeks since Kazu was inexplicably kicked out of that perverted city; he's spent the first week wrestling between the deep sense of relief he'd felt when he saw Ikki and the rest of Kogarasumaru still preparing for the tournament, and something like sadness. He'd had friends back in that place, after all. This was definitely home, but...]
[anyway, it'd been weird getting used to his old routine. Life was finally beginning to feel familiar again--]
[until he saw Dino randomly walking down his street. Dino with a different haircut, yeah but the tats proved it. he caught a lightpost, swinging around and hauling ass straight for him, calling out:] Dino!