Mr. Tanaka frowned. "<Come with me,>" he said, and led Hito Yon out of the airport. They got into a car, and Mr. Tanaka drove in silence for a moment before continuing.
"<I’ve looked at your record,>" Mr. Tanaka said. "<You have an amazing array of high level certifications, but…>" He frowned. "
Hito Yon shook his head. "<This will be my first operation in the field,>" he said. "<Official or otherwise. And I can’t wait to do my part in protecting humanity from this alien threat.>"
"<So,>" Mr. Tanaka muttered, "<What you’re saying is that you’re a highly trained, over-enthusiastic rookie? Wonderful.>"
"<Uh…really?>" Hito asked. Tanaka had not said ‘wonderful’ like he’d meant it.
"<No,>" Mr. Tanaka said – and took an abrupt left. "<But I do know exactly where you can start ‘doing your part.’>"