...n her usual helpful demeanor. "Unless of course, you wish for us to land…"
"Oh…no, no, we'll be fine," Kim quickly dismissed, rising from her seat. "We'd better gear up."
"As you wish," Ms. Kyoko consented as Kim and Ron got their parachutes and helmets ready. "Again, on behalf of the Nakasumi Corporation, we thank you greatly for your assistance."
A quick parting followed as Kim and Ron exchanged a respectful bow with Ms. Kyoko and then, towards, Nakasumi. Max quickly followed suit, but after bowing low to Nakasumi, he quickly surprised everyone as he dropped to one knee, leaning in and tenderly kissing Ms. Kyoko's hand.
"It was truly an honor to meet you, Ms. Kyoko," he remarked quietly, looking up at her with a gentle smile as he softly held her hand.
Kim and Ron didn't know what to think, looking at each other, perplexed, as Ms. Kyoko responded with a shy giggle. But moments later, they were leaping out of the plane and plummeting to earth. Max, with no parachute, was simply falling backward out of the plane, his arms spread with a howl of wild laughter. Ms. Kyoko meanwhile, found herself staring out the window in the direction they had just leapt, a warm smile coming to her lips.
"Yes," Nakasumi replied simply, joining her gaze out the window to the earth below. "I like him, too."
Meanwhile, Kim and Ron had already p...