Outside the arena, the weather was just the same as before.
"Well played." Maria said as she offered her hand in good sportsmanship.
"Thanks man." Lili shook her hand casually.
"Though I must say, I still do understand how you managed to hide your presence from me." Maria said with a monotone voice.
"Oh that, I used a silent step and invisibility shikigami." Lili said, as she took out two small rectangular pieces of paper with symbols marked on them.
"What are those?" Maria eyed them peculiarly.
"It's a type of jujitsu, I got them from the Hokage girl." Lili replied.
"You mean Iktomi." I commented from the side.
"Yeah man, she taught me how to use the basic ones. So yeah, I sticked one on each to my heel, and I active them by saying a specific command word. Once the effect is used up, it just falls off on its own."
"So the illusion I saw..." Maria stopped herself.
"Yep. That was from the illusion shikigami tied to the end of the kunai I threw."
"But I didn't hear you say a single command word." I commented from the side again.
"Ehhh...The explosion probably covered it up." Lili shrugged.
"Fair enough." I shrugged along.
"Still...You deserved that win. It was my lost for underestimating your range of abilites." Maria said humbly.
"Nah, beating a plat player in a solo? That's something I could brag about for a year! HA!" Lili ended her sentence with a laugh.
Maria stared at her for a moment, and realizing the awkward silence, Lili quickly quitted down, and then Maria finally spoke up again:
"Sorry for wasting your precious time. I will continue to train and further improve upon my skill. And next time except yourself to be tougher position."
"I will be looking forward to it man." Lili said with a grin.
"Very well. I shall leave you all to be." And with that sentence Maria turned and left.
"So what do you plan to do next?" I turned and asked Lili.
"Nah, probably gonna go for an afternoon nap."
"What about you Petunia?" I turned and looked to Petunia.
"I don't really have any plans."
"Oh ok. Wanna go grab a drink at the shop? We will be the customers today."
"Yes! It's been the whole morning since I had coffee! And I am dying without it!" Petuina said excitingly.