ENTER KAI LAM'S POST
When Ghislain turned to walk to meet Kai, the latter started moving again. There was little to fear here out in the wilderness away from civilization. In fact, Kai didn't even bother looking around to assess whether his yell had aroused any hidden troubles or predators. If there were any creatures or enemies capable of drawing his attention, Kai didn't think he would have much trouble dispatching them. For this reason his gaze remained calmly trained on the Quincy walked toward him. This was the first time he'd met Ghislain Eberhart face to face so he certainly wanted to make a good impression. Appearing completely at home in the frozen arctic tundra in just a green suit and brown loafers, Kai definitely stuck out like a sore thumb against the white backdrop of snow stretching to the horizon. Despite this, a great big smile stretched almost from ear to ear on the human's face.
Once Ghislain reached the Warden, he might notice a calming unseasonable warmth radiating from the man. Despite no extra clothing or machinery of any kind, Kai's footprints behind him were entirely devoid of both snow and water. It seemed whatever his power, at the very least it was heat related. When Ghislain guessed at why Kai was there, the Warden spoke up in response in order to clear up any confusion about the situation. "Oh no, not at all. I'm here because because I've been wanting to meet you ever since you joined the Vanguard. I definitely don't expect you to spend every hour of every day in Karakura."
Kai ended his statement with a small chuckle at the idea of Ghislain being forced to stay in Karakura. While the Vanguard was a large organization with organized military aspects, members were still given some autonomy and free will to make their own decisions. At least, if it didn't go against the Vanguard's mission statement.
When Ghislain spoke and turned back to the mountain, Kai began walked too. After patting the Quincy's back with his right hand in a gesture of friendliness, Kai spoke again to his fellow Vanguard officer. "Listen, the real reason I'm here is because I wanted to talk to you about the future of the Vanguard. With Desmond Hayden retiring from his official duties, what we need right now is stability and leadership. I know you don't interact much with other commanders or Wardens, but I want you to know we need people like you now more than ever. In fact-"
As he spoke Kai pulled a folded document from his jacket's inner pocket and handed it to Ghislain. "- I was hoping you'd accept the position of Unknown. It comes with more freedom and makes it easier for you to live your own life and, in times of war, join the front lines. This would be your new job description and contract. Ok well, with that out of the way. Today I want to spend some time getting to know you and working with you, so I'll follow whatever you decide."
With official business done, Kai continued walking alongside Ghislain. Once they reached the mountain, he listened to Ghislain closely, hanging on to every word with growing interest. Kai watched him open the ancient Quincy door, enamoured by the magic and technology. As they stepped through the doorway, he spoke again except this time more quietly. "It's incredible ruins like this can still exist given all the chaos and war in the world. Here, I've got a light."
With his left hand lifted up, a bright green flame appeared above Kai's palm, washing the dusty walls and floor in a verdant glow. The next step of their adventure was just beginning.