This just wouldn't do. She was back in Shu Jing -two days now- and she'd yet to see her old friend at all.
Since they'd left, Shu Jing had seemed to find some peace within itself. Things were far less hectic, and luckily, it seemed the need for medics was dwindling. The trip to Kyoshi did enough to bring about some sense of optimism for the hurting world, for most people at the event at least. It was a pretty exciting thing to see, people dancing and drinking together, making new acquaintances and reuniting with old ones. Kyoshi was great for many.
Kyana would've enjoyed it just as much, if she weren't so downcast lately.
Holding a single wooden beast -the Unagi, the town's most famous resident, third to the war couple and it's Avatar- Kyana walked toward one of the last locations she'd seen Tao before she left: a small park, in it's center a single fountain. It seemed to be more like a sight-see than anything else, it was far too small to house too many children.
"Tao?" Walking toward the man, letting a faint smile present itself to the man, if it were him. For the most part, the tall, older man had those same features as Tao, that long mustache and goatee, the bright, energetic eyes. She was sure of it upon second glance. "Tao! It's good to see you!" A brighter tone eventually pulled through. "I brought you something back, like I said I would!"
Holding the serpent out for him to see, "He's an Unagi! You should've seen the real one, it must've been fifty feet tall!"
Naturally, Ming Tao had missed Kyana just as much. Shu Jing and Jang Hui had been quite a bit more peaceful in the last few days. Indeed, he had not even found anyone to play Pai Sho with him in Jang Hui. However, it now came the time to change all that. After all, how peaceful had Ming Tao ever been? Despite the fact that he was a bastion of quiet meditation, he was still the so-called 'Manboy' and was constantly a ball of energy that never seemed to give out.
Ming Tao was a bit down about not being able to attend to the festivities, but he figured that meant that he was not worthy enough to go. Such an event like that on Kyoshi Island required a great amount of spiritual cleanliness, and he apparently believed that he was not sufficiently pure to attend, despite the fact that he had constantly been a 'good boy'. Then again, the need for a doctor in trying times was constantly clear to him, so it was best that he had stayed here.
"A...Unagi? You mean, there is one that you do not eat there?" To his credit, 'Unagi' often did refer to eel meat served off of a grill, fried up or made fresh into sushi. Therefore, his confusion could have initially been overlooked.
Looking down to the small statute after he took it into his own hands, things may have seemed like they were taking too long to develop. It was like Ming Tao's learned eyes were spending all too much time admiring it from behind his small eyeglasses. Finally looking down, he opened his mouth as though he were going to try and give it a taste before he finally figured out what it was really for.
"Oh, you mean the Kyoshi Island Unagi beast! It's wonderful! Thank so much for the statue and, umm, I'm sorry I tried to eat it!" He leaned down his to try and hug her. Of course, they were covered in large sleeves that hung down across the length of his body in an incredibly elaborate fashion.
"How was everything? I want to thank you again and say it's nice to have you back after all. Though it has been pressing here, I cannot say that after a while, things get dull. No one wants to play Hide and Explode here either - it's rather depressing when you think about it."