Naoki does not pass the test.
After my bath and a walk to think, I returned to the courtyard to see how they were doing. It was close to sunset, and I'd hoped to see it empty, but Zane stood out there with his wolf, while Naoki struggled to transmute. Over and over.
To no avail.
The rest of our squad mates sat and watched in stunned silence.
No one scoffed or mocked