"Why not?" Himiko tugged irritably at the too-short skirt she had been forced to borrow, hoping she would not encounter another fight before she could go home and change. The matching hat had already been removed and stuck in her waistband.
Akabane smiled languidly. "We had a disagreement of sorts over the unpleasant characters who happened upon us earlier. A territorial argument, you might say. He took offense to the fact that I disposed of them before he had an opportunity to. He seemed to regard it as his perogative to defend the honor of the children. You, I believe, had already escorted them to saftey by then, so you would not have heard." He tilted his head, as if suddenly remebering something. "Also, I stole his trenchcoat."