Aruko wasn't sure if Akierra understood what Irene meant by Army brat but he let it pass as Rani led the girl away to their room. He shrugged his shoulders and said, "Well, catch you in mess. Later Ray."
he then took off to look for the room that he would be sharing with the second year. He was still puzzled by that effect since the Academy tended to group first years together. The thought that they were giving him special treatment because he was his mother's son stole into his thoughts and it lingered. It was a possibility.