Gaara sits in his office going over the school records of the new genin test canidates. He looks over one of the student's records in particular, the records of a student who took all the required corses and classes from both the sand academy and the leaf academy. He also knows of the kid's origin, the kid having been born in the leaf but because of lack of knowledge as to who his family was at that time even though him being a hyuuga was apparent, the kid came to the sand village to live after the 4th kazakage, Gaara's father, fostered the kid after helping in the kid's delivery. The Hyuuga kid in question, Russel Hyuuga, is sitting atop the gate walls at the time, as he has grown accustomed too in the past year. He thinks about his biological family back in the leaf, as well as his foster family in the sand, Gaara's family. With the ninja graduation exams a couple of months away, Russel ponders about about a lot while sitting on the gate walls. He ponders of his battle abilities, having learned the battle techniques and battle styles of his foster siblings, knowing how to battle with sand like his older foster brother Gaara quite, how to battle puppets like his older foster brother Kankuro pretty well, and also knowing how to battle with wind abilities like his older foster sister Temari somewhat decently well. Then he thinks about the battle techniques and styles of his bilogical family, having found out that Neji was his biological older brother when he was 8 years old while watching him in the chunin exams and overhearing converstions about him. Russel knows how to use his byakugan very well, having gained it when he was 10 and trained in using it everyday up until the present day. He also studied and practiced fighting with his biological family's battle style sense learning about them at the chunin exams that day, feeling like doing it as an act of respect towards the family that he was born in. He however up to this point hasn't yet found another who could test his level in the Hyuuga battle style, no one in the sand having the knowledge of how to test battle him. After pondering that he also wonders what village he should become a ninja for, being elegible for the graduation exams in both the Sand and Leaf villages due to taking all the required classes for both academies, the Sand's Academy classes at the campus, and the Leaf's Academy classes online. He feels loyal to the Sand village, it being the village he grew up in, and him loving his foster siblings Gaara, Kankuro, and Temari very much. However he feels loyalties towards the Leaf as well, it being the village where he was born, and having his biological family as well as his family's clan and he respects them all greatly. All these thoughts and many others plague his mind while sitting on the walls of the gate.