There it was again: Lord Kazekage. Kanbe quickly put his hands up in front of his chest, crossing them back and forth to ward off the statement."W-wait, I'm not--" an exasperated sigh left Kanbe's lips as he made the decision to give up. "Ahh, forget it." Despite his protests, a grin pulled up across his face, enough to show that he didn't mind Arid's joke. The man allowed himself to be pulled in close to the other two original members of Team 420, placing one hand against each of their backs as he leaned in. He allowed a silence to overtake the moment, the warmth of their embrace conveying all that needed to be said. As Arid pulled away, Kanbe spoke to her one more time. "Stay safe, Arid." No one could say what might await her as she made the voyage into the Land of Fire.
With her departure, the crowd had been knocked down to a pair. Kanbe and Ty Lee were what remained, with the latter questioning what their role would be in the aftermath of the attacks. The Hokori hesitated in answering immediately, caught off-guard by the question. To be honest, he hadn't planned to designate Ty Lee a task. When he had drafted a list of ideas in his head, he had presumed that Ty Lee would still be torn up about the day's events. It was unclear what Arid had said to spur the immortal on, but whatever it was had done the trick for the time being.
"Ty Lee, are you ... How are you doing?" Kanbe asked, his voice showing more concern than it normally did when it came to the Jashinist. "You've been through a lot today. I wasn't sure whether you were okay to continue or if you needed a break." Out in the open, with so much to do, the man wasn't expecting his teammate to spill her heart out right then and there, but he still wanted to check in with her.