Shari had been pacing the hallways for a long while, intending on seeing Rin, but not really feeling like showing her face after having failed yet again. It made her feel more than just a bad friend, it made her feel like a bad investment, regardless of what they were up against. She had suspected that Kai also wanted to have a word with her about his family, but it wasn't something she found easy to talk about.

Nothing was easy to talk about any more. She was even starting to miss the days when the ninja, Haru and Hei all thought she was just a brainless chained dog. Much easier to not feel guilty when nobody is expecting you to do any better... She considered, her hefty shoulders shrugging. If we had encountered a thing like that nightmare back then, would the others have just used me to escape?... Would I have cared?...

Finally, she built up the courage to knock on the door of Rin's room.