Salzem was resting atop a tree branch, trying to keep his lungs clear. Dammit.... Where was his doctor when he needed him....? Salzem sighed, trying to enjoy the light breezes and warm sunlight that coursed through the leaves. However, as he closed his eyes, he noticed some slight movement below him. He noticed that someone he didn't know had taken up a meditative position underneath his branch. How had he not noticed this person before? She got up, tying her raven hair back before beginning on a walk away. She looked much older than he, however he had not seen her before, either in the forest or in town. Perhaps she was new here, or maybe she had just started her ninja training? Whichever it was, Salzem's curiosity commanded him and he dropped down from his tree branch and approached her. He tried to look as non-threatening as possible, or at least as much as a kid in a breathing mask can. Salzem would wave shyly, still a bit uncertain on how to interact with others of his village. He would walk up beside her, trying to look natural.
"H-hey there." Salzem said. "My name is Salzem."