When the bunny vanished in a poof of smoke, granting her permission to learn how to communicate with the Usagi, Kannagi brightened. Her entire body straightened with excitement of learning something new, while also advantageous, in the field. And to learn something so rare from her friend personally, as that is what she assumed by 'leaving the rest to Hikari' meant, made Kannagi almost bloated with pride and glee. Despite her excitement and her heart speeding up, she kept a calm though happy expression on her face as Hikari approached her. She slid her palms together and breathed calmly through her nose, preparing.
"That sounds like a brilliant plan. I wouldn't want to go running about in the desert, cliffs or caves without preparation. How wonderful it would be if those children could be brought hope with our message!" Kannagi listened carefully to how Hikari explained the usefulness of the Code among the Usagi. "SwollenMan the great myth or whatever group of bandits decided to spread that rumor around; neither will be able to escape our pursuit! Our friendship makes for an unbreakable team!" She had never used the word friendship so often, but with Hikari, it just felt right. It meant to him the same that it had meant to her. Unconditional care and watching out for the other, beyond that of a mere team mate and the success of a mission. Of course, if the mission were at risk, she would hope the relationship never prevented Hikari from continuing on with his duty because she would continue without hesitation. That was the role of a shinobi.
Yet, just when friends were near friends, it seemed like nothing in the world was unfeasible. Hikari helped her to be more open and kind, even in situations where she was uncertain or misunderstanding another's culture or habits. Practicing patience and compassion in hefty doses with Genkumaru and Sojiro made her acknowledge that she should use the word with them also, so that they would know where they fit in her life. Kannagi did believe in him and so with blue eager eyes did witness him using his blood, his seals, and then a summoning jutsu. She tilted her head confused, having thought he was about to teach her how to communicate with him through the ground, or through sound in general, besides just talking that is.
She was silent about it, knowing that the tunneling summons would find just what they needed in no time. Kannagi clapped a hand on Hikari's shoulder and gave him a reassuring squeeze. She didn't know any of the missing children, and although she cared for them in general terms, the experience for Hikari was bound to be more intense than it was for her. He was keeping his spirits up and his emotions well controlled, a good shinobi trait. Not far from where the pair were was a series of unexplored caves near to the cliffs by the sea. Within them were the bodies of four human children and four Usagi children. It was slightly less than the number that had been missing, but still an important piece of information for the summons to relay to Hikari. "They certainly have," Kannagi agreed with a smile. Finally there was real hope in solving this mission. "And maybe you will show me a few phrases of your Code along the way. You know. To help the children. Or you. Of course." She looked away, embarrassed to ask again for access to this seemingly secret Usagi Code.