Back at the dojo, Tala stopped his conversation with Bryan to smile briefly to himself. He had a swift, fleeting feeling that something had just gone right. He grabbed Bryan's hand and quickly drew him in for a kiss as his smile remained.

"Hey, Bryan, is there anything you want? Anything at all?"

"Why? Tala what did you do?" He asked warily, and Tala laughed loudly and fully before answering.

"Oh, no reason. Just that I think I'd be able to get it for you if you did. See, I have this friend, he kind of owes me a favor…"