Hitomi Akimichi walked to the large gates of Kumogakure, letting out a large whistle, the rest of the Phantom Troupe behind him. After checking into the gates and getting everything approved, the rest of the Phantom Troupe spread out through the village, enjoying a much deserved day off. Hitomi had other things he had to attend to though, a much put off errand that he figured couldn't wait any longer. Moving just past the gates, Hitomi found a small cafe where he could sit down and enjoy a meal, as well as a surface to write on.
Hikaru had been on his mind lately and he wondered how his friend was doing. He figured what better time to at least check up on him than now? With a pen and paper in hand, he began to write.
It's been about a year now. I know I left pretty abruptly but it was something I had to do. Let me explain. I was constantly living in your shadow. In the shadow of every peer around me. I was a running joke that couldn't take it anymore. And part of that fell onto me too. I realized that I was feeding into it. I had no dreams, no aspirations, I just... I wanted people to like me. And I had that, but.. it didn't feel right, yanno? I felt like I was constantly being left behind. Like I didn't matter. After I watched you fight in the exams, I just couldn't shake the feeling that my best friend had become better than me at everything. And so I had to distance myself. From you, from Konoha, from everything...
I found a solace in Kiritensei. Here, I feel accepted, I feel strong, hell, I lead a team. But I miss my best friend. I'm currently staying in Kumogakure for a few days. If you wanted to, it'd be nice to see my best friend again. But if you never wanted to see my face again, I could understand.
He would fold the letter up neatly, putting it in an envelope, then put it in the courier box, then walk away.