The hill overlooking the crossroads between Iwatodai and Inaba. The fools found themselves frequenting it whenever they wanted to reflect, or even if they just happened to be in the area.
Nearby the base of the hill lay the door into the ‘White Space’ that housed the simultaneous cause of all their troubles and the Awakening of their abilities to begin with.
"It’s been a while hasn’t it?"
"Yeah, it has…makes me wonder what all of our friends in the other stages are up to…"
Looking down, the grass began rustling under their feet as the wind picked up. Bringing their attention to the sky, the fools saw a helicopter flying above them low to the ground. It hovered in place for a few seconds before rising it’s altitude and going away.
"…Huh…what do you suppose that was about?"
"Not a clue, partner."
"So what’s the point of this again, Togami?" innocently asked a hooded boy, curiously peering out of the window of a helicopter. He’d swore he caught a glimpse of two others who looked to be about his age in passing but shrugged it off.
"Just scouting out viable places to expand my influence…" His companion, a taller well-dressed teenager answered. "Keep this location in mind little Naegi, we might just come back for a proper visit…"
And Somewhere Else…
"Achoo!" An abrupt audible sneeze flew forth out of one Ragna the Bloodedge. Sniffling and brushing a gloved finger under his nose, he grumbled.
"What the hell? I don’t get sick…is someone talkin’ about me somewhere?"
"Mmm…probably." answered the accompanying siphon of snark that was Hazama.
"I mean you are the Grim Reaper…you’re always being mentioned somewhere in town whether it’s among the NOL officers filing reports on your whereabouts or vigilantes scheming to collect the bounty on your head…”
"You’re just so popular Raggy-boy, I’m jealous! Kyehehehe!” And in true trolling fashion, his rambling ended with one of his signature laughs.
"…Shut the hell up, Terumi." Why the SS-Class Criminal wasn’t swinging Bloodscythe over at his mortal enemy’s head right there and then, he never knew. But he knew he’d end things with him eventually. It was all a matter of time…