When it seemed like she didn’t understand the joke he had made, he got a little uncomfortable and scratched his head, letting out a soft chuckle from embarrassment, however then she seemed to understand it and he chimed in, “Yeah it was a little low brow, I apologize.”, a soft laugh followed his words as he continued on their patrol, observing the area vigilantly. He had spotted what he thought was a shady back alley deal for a brief moment, until he saw the men were selling bags of concrete to each other from the writing on it. This caused the tension in him to alleviate and he refocused on the situation at hand, as Shizuka stopped in front of him.
She spoke of admiration for people who used their bodies so efficiently, essentially mirroring his own compliment. This would cause him to smile as he did take pride in the fact that he had spent so long in solitude to train himself as far as he did and loved the gains he had received. His overall control level, and skill with Ninjutsu and Taijutsu had increased so far that he was actually proud of himself. He could fight toe to toe with others who had actually been a part of village life while he was in his self imposed exile.
He listened to her talk about the necessity for coordination with teammates and actually became nervous, “Yeah… I actually have had to consciously work on that. I don’t want to hurt anyone that is a comrade, so its more about having good aim, and or I charge in first.”, as she went to touch him he didn’t think of it at first, but with her frame coming closer he finally noticed her bosom and all of the curvatures of her body with it. He was a man and was not immune to such things, but he was quite uncomfortable with it and had little to no experience with the opposite sex.
As she caressed his abdominal muscles and pulled back only to blush and go again, she commented on his… Control. Absolutely embarrassed at this point, he stammered before looking off to the side with his response, “O-oh! Umm… uh… Yeah… I worked really hard for those Shizuka… Umm I am not so good with the non combat touching though. I am not as some would say experienced with the opposite sex.”, he would be full on crimson in the face now as he tried to move forward, purely out of embarrassment.