Being alerted by the sound of the footsteps approaching he could tell the Kyori was already present, it troubled him that she was asked to share this burden with him. As he became her sensei with such a short age gap the two often acted more like siblings rather than master and student. Closing his eyes for a moment to embrace the moment meanwhile his thoughts would travel elsewhere finding a way to discard his emotions briefly, he never thought the day would come when Kyori and himself would be burdened with such a great responsibility. With so much power being entrusted to them Mako was certain this was a sign of an ill omen and not him being paranoid, without a doubt he knew their come a battle where both him and his sworn sibling and student would have to use the power stored within them as a weapon for what the cause was he could only hope it was just. For now he would play it cool and refrain from showing too much concern.
"Hmph, are you kidding me, didn't you hear while you were skulking around in the shadows? I was born ready, becoming Shukaku's jinchuriki is practically in my blood might as well even say that i'm practically a tailed beast myself ya know."
Crossing his arms with a comical smirk on his face his display of confidence definitely was a sham to cover up any signs of weakness, however not of all that was true when it came to keeping Kyori and the village safe he was willing to do whatever it takes. If turning his body into Suna's greatest weapon was the only way to make sure the village had a fighting chance he was willing to risk his own life. Alone Makoto was like a one man army but with Kyori's wits the duo seemed nearly unstoppable as if they could take down an entire fortress in a single night. Despite his grattidue not being expressed Mako, was very much obliged. He felt there was no one else he would have had at his side Kyori was someone who was trust worthy despite being an outsider of the village she has proven time and time and again that it is her duty to protect all that belongs to Sunagakure. Now it was time for both to receive a gift that most see as a curse and share one half of the biju known as Shukaku.
Like his great grandfather Makoto was destined to become a jinchuriki to protect the hidden sand and become one of the land's most valuable assets, he only hope he could live up to expectations when the time came. Mako was chosen due to his unwavering loyalty and selfless acts around the village, despite being a loud mouth and a trouble maker he was always one to protect the innocent. It had been eight long years since he rescued Kyori from slavers and now she was standing beside him as his equal; no longer a damsel in distress Makoto was proud of what she became. Not letting her past define who she is he couldn't help but do the same and keep pushing forward. Looking around the room there was tons of space to train without worrying causing too much devastation to the Earth's surface. Knowing Makoto and Kyori the two would push each beyond their logical limits as if they were in a real battle, so it wasn't a surprise when Yuichiro had a place for them both to train without the need to hold back. The two often would have to find an open space to train how relentless their training session can be.