Kensei had found his time within the moon village peaceful and filled with tranquility since the moment he had arrived a few days earlier. Spending most of his time perched up high on roof and treetops he spent time observing the village from a distance, enjoying his time gathering structural intel and information on routines of the prestigious residents presiding within. Although task with cooperating and fulfilling certain missions and co-village assignments he had largely kept to himself, taking on single shinobi assignments and task that required solo scouting or mapping of the areas. He had nothing against the Moon Village or their Shinobi but had one tagged along on the trip solely for the purpose of spending some alone time outside of his own village. He was surprised however, when he had received a personal message by hawk mail, instructing him two join Sojiro on a hunt earlier in the day. Although he had enjoyed his time alone here he looked forward to seeing his friend Sojiro, an intriguing fellow was social enough to have gathered some interesting stories on those he had met, Kensei looked forward to it.
They had met before noon assigned to hunting down a sounder of pesky Boars that had alluded hunters, traps while damaging the agricultural lands. Kensei didn’t mind hunting, but often preferred not to, finding the slaughter of animals to be mundane and unnecessary but he understood the pest these wild ones could pose. He was satisfied in learning Sojiro, had already planned their hunt which in turn ended rather quickly, with Kensei dropping a large rock on top of an unexpected boar while Sojiro played dead. In the aftermath Kensei had been convinced by Sojiro to stick around for a late lunch, not one to deny a free meal he had found himself a comfortable spot against the hard cold floor within the clearing in the forest.
While Sojiro hunted for their meal, Kensei had found himself gathering goods throughout the forest, picking up berries, radishes, onions, basil, cumin, and other seasoning herbs. He had began patting himself on the back for his successful seasoning hunt on his return to their meeting grounds gathering tinder and sticks along the way, before stopping suddenly, his eyes widening, mouth dropping. His eyes were fixed on a mossy large tree near the clearing, under which a number of blue capped Mushrooms clusters their caps sprinkled with gold dots sprouted forth from. Suspiciously looking around the forest for any distant watchers or for signs of a trap he hesitantly dropped to a knee besides them, a smile crawling across his face. Digging around the cluster he determined by their faint red stem that these mushrooms would not be poisonous but rather a strong hallucinogenic. He had hit the jackpot. And seeing as he had completed his task for the day he found this the most opportune time to enjoy what the moon and the nature surround it were all about. His eyes glossed as he clapped his hands together a devilish glare resting on his face. Grabbing what he could he took off to meet with Sojiro expecting him to be done with his side of the chores, biting off a cap from a mushroom along his way.
Kensei arrived at the clearing with a large smile plastered on his face, wide eyed, with dilated pupils. He moved sluggishly to the center dropping the goods he carried unto the floor without care before beginning a joyful whistling tune. He worked on the campfire, pausing in-between his eyes catching even the slightest movement and being distracted by it. Every so often he let out outburst of random giggles as he separated his spices, herbs, and the vegetables he had gathered and built the campfire from scratch. Once finished he got up spinning in a circle before running up along a tree, laying on a branch and hugging it. “HEY there little animals, you guys hungry? I think sojiro has a little pig he can share with you all” He began petting the invisible animal in front of him, stroking its fur and scratching underneath its chin. Kensei had been completely possessed by his inner child, hallucinating as he hung form the tree. He saw the colors surrounding the forest clearing, the rays of lights reflecting against the droplets of rain drops from the morning rain. The air felt rich and sweet to his lungs, everything he touched sent a sensation of euphoria throughout his body. His face was pale, his eyes white he began to call out as he heard birds chirping around, squirrels moving about and the sound of approaching steps and snorts. Looking up from where he laid he spotted Sojiro return with a pack of beast on his trail. He waved gingerly and uncharacteristically. “HEY! SOJIRO IM UP HERE. YOU MADE SOME NEW FRIENDS! ”
As he waved he lost his balance and focus sliding right off the branch and landing on his head, rolling over and pretending to be asleep.
“The moon is a pretty beautiful place from down here Sojiro take a look”
He called out from his fake slumber, his face still flat against the ground. The effects of the hallucinogens taking control of his actions, Kensei began laughing randomly once more.