"Oh, is Tomo-chan sick? How are the children, anyway?" The concern in his voice was unavoidable. "Daichi is good, and the kids are as well. Nothing too out of normal is happening, unfortunately."
"Yeah… you can say that. I just hope he can get better soon." How he wished to have something ‘nothing out of normal’ for his own family, but how things were lately, was a chaos. A sigh escaped, accommodating the phone more close to his ear. "They’re fine. I can’t talk much with them because of work, but I try to spend some time with the two when I’m not too busy. Besides, Ki-chan is in home most of the time so."
"It’s alright! I haven’t really been calling either… I’ve been fine, mostly. And you? I really missed you." He lowers his voice at the end of the sentence, with a smile as well.
"Fine, just… a bit concerned about Tomo-chan." But this was not the moment for that, he called his friend to have a nice chat, not to get depressed. "It’s so nice to hear about you again! How is Kuribayashi-san? And what about the kids?"