"Hmm..." Kougawa closed his eyes a moment and focused. All the bickering had managed to distract him from realizing it sooner. The other guy was correct. No sounds, other than the talking. No buzzing, no chirping, not even any leafs rustling. "I'll be damned." he finally said after a pause, "He's right, not a sound to be heard other than us." this also gave Kougawa the idea to get a closer look at their surroundings. Nothing looked particularly natural around here. If he didn't know any better, he'd swear they were on the set of some movie or TV show or something. The are just looked... artificial, or had some quality to that effect.
And then, well, Kougawa happened to look up. The expression on his face went from mildly intrigued to the first look of shock he'd shown to this group of strangers, "What the-? LOOK UP!" he quickly pointed straight up toward the sky, or at least what was supposed to be the sky. It looked, well, fake or artificial like the rest of the woods. But while the surrounding environment could have been written off as some kind of set somebody built. How in the world could anyone explain what the deal with the sky was?
"I was ready to right this off as someone's idea of a sick joke or kidnapping, but... what the hell is happening here?" for once the normally cool-headed Kougawa was caught completely off guard. And just for a fleeting moment, a glimpse of true personality peeked out from behind his mask. But it was only that, a peek, and only for a moment. He took a breath and recomposed himself, once again presenting himself as cool and level-headed, particularly when one of the others finally suggested they stick together.
"Finally, an idea that makes sense. I can agree to that." he took a step or two in the direction of Shan to solidify his agreement with him, "Oh, right... you'll be needing to know who I am, won't you?" he gave bow, though not a typical straight-armed bow, instead it looked a little more like a butler's bow, his right arm held across his torso as he bent forward. "My name is Ando. Kougawa... Ando."