In the first chapter of Sand and Blood, Rutejìmo attempts to steal Byodenóre’s ashes to prove his skills. He is caught by Hyonèku and ordered to report to Byodenóre’s and Rutejìmo’s grandmother, Tejíko.
When Tejíko found out, she beat Rutejìmo until Gemènyo interrupted her.
Rutejìmo’s grandmother let out an exasperated sigh. “This is none of your business, Gemènyo.”
“I just wanted to make sure the screams of a little child were for a good reason.”
“He tried to steal Byodenóre’s ashes.”
“Oh, did he succeed or fail?”
“Failed, of course.”
Gemènyo waved his pipe in the air. “Then I agree, a beating is appropriate here. Please, go right ahead, Great Shimusogo Tejíko.”