Damien looked up from his bowl of cereal then, sort of surprised that someone else was now in the kitchen. Though not too much a surprise, of course. There were a lot of residents so he was bound to run into at least a few at this time now. He spoke the same in greeting, but came out muffled.. really, talking while eating? His tutors would have had a fit. Thankfully they weren't here. So he swallowed the bite and took a drink of juice from the cup he had nearby. He briefly entertained the thought of cooking some toast to go along with it. Perhaps after he finished with the bowl.
"Good morning," he spoke again, this time more clearly. He didn't recall meeting him before, perhaps this one was new to the complex. Or maybe he was mistaken and the man had actually been around for much longer. Damien did have a busy schedule at times so there were occasions that he did not keep track of things like that. Might be a good idea to start, just to keep on top of things. He tended to pride himself on being thorough in most situations anyway. "Figured I'd come down here earlier since today's going to be busy," he said with a shrug. There were still a few classes, plus he had some gym practice to get in at separate times. Though he might just relax in his room a bit before his work shift had started. "I'm Damien. Damien Thorn. Have you been here long? Here as in general, not the kitchen."