As simple as could be, the squad 11 hopeful, Akihiko Hideo, was taking a simple stroll though Karakura Forest. To what purpose? The mind, just as the body, needed time to relax after a vigorous work out. Taking in the simple sights and sounds of the forest was a sure-enough way to calm down Akihiko than anything else. It worked better than aroma-therapy and even massage therapy, which was a serious compliment considering his physical training was quite intense, and his muscles seriously knotted over time.
Regardless, the scene was incredibly soothing. A calm sky with only a few white, puffy clouds glued onto the blue canvas stretched down until meeting the treeline. Row upon row of deciduous pine stretched as far as the eye could see. The sun made no appearance, it was that time just before sunset when the world was still lit but there was no sun shining in the sky. Winds were calm, and Akihiko walked just above the ground on platforms of reishi to avoid breaking any sticks and alerting any creatures. His footsteps made not a sound.
Suddenly, he noticed heavy movement coming from his left. Turning, he spotted what appeared to be a female heading the direction he had just come from. Turning to look at her for a few minutes, he shrugged and called over to her. "Hey! What are you doing out here?" Taking a few steps toward her, he shunpo'd to a tree close to her and smiled. Crossing his arms, he still floated just above the ground as to not disturb any living creatures too much.