Somewhere else in the market, Shizuka had been strolling along, takoyaki in hand. He didn't have any work today, and didn't feel like sleeping, so getting some grub was the next best option. Maybe he'd bump into some fun?
And then he did it.
Shizuka, being the graceful teen that he was, accidentally bumped head-on into a short blonde girl. Reflexively, he stopped in his tracks, looking down to assess the damage. "--Ah shit, sorry! I was, uh.... well, to be frank I just wasn't paying attention. Whoops." The silver-haired genin admitted, shrugging in his usual nonchalant manner. Just as he was about to move on, however, it finally occurred to Shizuka just who he had run into. "Oh! You're that, uh... Senju gal. Ayano, was it? I dunno, I stopped paying attention once they started rambling about terraforming, or whatever. If you ask me, titles and feats don't mean anything if we're just gonna die in the end, anyway."
He outstretched his hand, which still held a box of hot, fresh takoyaki. "Want some? It's uhh, the least I can do after bumping into you like that."