Akira would stare at the beautiful ship as Neo spoke to her about her assured safety. Although she trusted him wholeheartedly, she couldn't help but feel that anything could happen. Besides, she had never been at such heights before. However as long as Neo was holding her hand, Akira would slowly make her way onto the airship. The woman would try to keep her breathing slow and steady, until they had reached the top of the stairs. At this point, the stairs would fold and Akira would grip Neo's hand tighter. Purple eyes would dart all around, until she remembered she needed to stay calm. She needed not to stress. If she were pregnant, it would be highly unhealthy for the baby and herself. So, Akira would remain close to Neo the whole time the couple was in the air, which would keep her calmer than it would if she were alone.
Neo would give the woman his jacket making her smile at how sweet he was, since the air was relatively colder. Every once in a while, Akira would glance over the side of the ship only to back away and simply look out over the horizon. This would continue all the up until the duo made it to her home village. The ship would land outside of the village walls and Akira woukd hurriedly remove herself from the vessel, after kicking off her shoes. As Neo spoke to her, Akira would smile back with the excitement of a child. "Well, Mr. Stigma," Akira would say with a giggle, "Let me formally introduce you. I am Akira the Mother of this wonderful, sand kingdom. Let me tell you, honored guest, you are in for quite a treat." The demon would gesture for Neo to follow her through the gates of the village she held so dear.
As soon as the duo would enter, a group if curious children would run up to the woman. "Welcome Back, Momma!" A loud, little girl would shout. "Yeah! Welcome Back! Hey, did you come in the thing we saw?! Was it cool?!" An energetic boy would quickly ask the demon. However, what would catch the attention of the woman was a small girl tugging her dress. Akira would bend down next to her and the girl would stand on her toes to whisper to the woman, "Who's that man right there?" Akira would giggle at all of the children. She lived them all so and couldn't help but feel such amazing joy in speaking with them.
"Well, let's see if I can get it right. Thank you all for being here for my return. I appreciate it. That thing you saw.. I did come in it. It was very cool. I'm sure you'd love it,"Akira would smile at the boy before feeling another tug at her dress from the same shy girl, "Oh right. Sorry. This man here.. this is my fiance. His name is Neo." The children would look from Akira to Neo before asking, "What's a fiance?" Akira would giggle and say quite simply, "It means we're planning to get married but aren't yet. Today... I'm going shopping for my pretty, wedding dress!" With those words, all the girls eyes would light up before the shy child would speak in a whisper,"But.. you already have a pretty dress. This one." Akira would smile before petting the girl's head, "Thank You but it has to be a very, very pretty one." Soon, all of the children were bouncing around and being excited. Soon enough, they would all run up to Neo to introduce themselves.
After a while of the children talking, Akira would grab Neo's hand and drag him along, "Time for us to go, kids. I'll try to play with you later, ok?" With a collective "aw", the children would run into the village yelling and screaming about the two. Eventually, their voices would fade and Akira would sigh sadly, "Those would be the children from our orphanage. I try to visit them as much as possible. They're amazing kids with great potential. Not all of them will get to become Ninja but they'll definitely get to do other beautiful things." The woman would smile as she thought about it. Then she would shake her head, "I am so sorry. I didn't even ask you if you were ok with that. I should have.. uhm.. is there anything you'd like to do before dress shopping? We have amazing food. I can show you my office.. or we can just walk and I can be like your tour guide.. Uhm.. I'm sorry. I've never actually brought anyone here. You're honestly the first. I've never had friends or.. anyone.."