For Shi Long, free food tasted best. He would have to make it a point to thank whoever ordered this meal, assuming that they did so out of kindness and not some sort of treachery. The bugs were strange, but what Shi Long was more curious about was these sort of... Meat buns. Meat and vegetables betwixt slices of bread. Very curious. As Shi Long was enjoying the food however, one of their members stood up and began to poetically berate someone. He didn't know the initial context so the small spirit stood up to try and quell the redhead's strange fury, when the ruffians drew knives! Now things were getting out of hand.
Everyone at the table jumped in at the girl's defense, moving into attack the hooded folks. Shi Long was uncertain and honestly wanted nothing to do with this, but also understood that regardless of what would happen here, he was already implicated. He ate their food, and thus would be forced to share their burdens, guilt by association. And so Shi Long moved to get around the main bulk of the conflict, subtly grabbing his tools from his belt. "I don't rightly know what's going on, but why don't we all settle down? Surely this is just one big understanding! No need for anymore violence today, yeah?"
Though he says this, Shi Long was ready for a fight. Should any of the hooded folks continue hostilities by attacking the group, he would immediately lash out with a Thorn Whip, hopefully pulling them away and preventing them from hurting anyone. But if any of them simply runs or drops their weapons to flee, then Shi Long won't harm them.