I forgot that I had these scribbles lying around, so I decided to finish up these.
Terrible ship headcanon goooo
As I mentioned before, Rioichi and Shiori are childhood friends. When Shiori was little, she had a playful nature and often hanged around with Rioichi and his buds. So there were some times where Shiori wanted to tag along with them on their “adventures”, much to Rio’s annoyance.
Upon their first meeting, Rio pretty much fell for her, but didn’t realize it until all the years of flying solo and running a double life as a ninja master and a master sushi chef, hahaha.
Shiori falling for him was a gradual thing and didn’t happen until they became older.