The casual conversation was cut short by the last thing Kai ever expected to hear was an explosion, and to be bathed beneath the light of a red sky. His head turning up to gawk at the pillars of smoke rising into the sky before him as he visibly tensed, gritting his teeth a bit. "...Well well, this just got a hell of a lot more interesting. Didn't the teacher just make a point of not damaging any of the historical sites up here?"
His question was answered with that dominating, powerful roar that echoed throughout the forest. The deep bellow of what sounded like a giant monster straight out of the movies. A cold drop of sweat rolling down the teen's neck as he starred at the forest for an extra few moments after Yasu called him over. Nodding slowly, Kai's hand shot down to his pocket at he heard the text tone go off, pulling out his phone and scanning his narrowed eyes over the messages. "I'll be...right there."
There's a hidden objective? What the hell is this, a video game?...If the texts are hints, when it says 'beat the blaze'...Wait, what if this is all just a red herring? What are we really supposed to do?
The bespectacled teen stuck close to his two teammates, crossing his arms with his phone still in hand as each of them said their piece. His attention being stolen for a few moments as he heard the scream from the bat-like girl, perking up as he heard a semi-familiar name called to the aid of the fire by the lake. Suguro...She was the girl that got scared off earlier. That bat-girl told her to go near the lake fire by herself, so she must have some sort of Quirk that uses water really effectively...That's our ticket. We gotta support her.
His brown eyes going back and forth between Yasu and Mari after they had both finished, his hand slipping back into his jeans to pocket his phone as he loosened the backpack from his shoulders and let it drop behind him, adopting a rather serious expression as his brows furrowed, and he frowned. "The way I see it, they're expecting us to think fast, act fast, and work together with everyone so we pick up each others slack. Yeah, they sprung this on us out of nowhere, and haven't taught us anything yet, but right now, we shouldn't care about that. The teachers aren't going to magically make us into heroes, the only people who can do that for us is ourselves."
Pointing off to what looked like the closest pillar of smoke in the sky, Kai turned to face it as his dark red tentacles suddenly shot out from his back, and settled into something resembling a thin cape made of liquid with a split down the middle. "I'm with you guys on fighting the fires. What else could 'beat the blaze' mean? But I also think it's important to pay attention to the dummies. We should stick to the path we chose, bring back any dummies we find along the way, and try to meet up with somebody who has a Quirk more suited to handling giant balls of flaming death. My arms can probably stamp out some of the flames, but if it gets bigger, I'm a bit less useful on that front."
Looking over to Mari specifically, Kai shot a thumb back into the crowd of other students near them. "Mari, Surguro's Qurik must be really great with water, right? We should support her on her way to the lake. If she's that timid around strangers, I think she'll need the help getting there safely."
Kai reacts to the sudden, extreme change of pace, not knowing what to think at first, before pushing the thought out of his mind to focus on what to do. After overhearing Yakkaimori's call for action, he comes up with a plan to support Umi on her way to the lake. He convenes with his other two teammates, and offers his thoughts and plan. Also he made a cool cape out of his freaky liquid tentacles.