An old man, wearing a red and white hat-with the kanji for fire on it -lifted his head to look at the young girl that stood in front of him. She had long black hair and light brown eyes with her bang hanging over her headband leaving only the symbol of the village visible. She stood in front of him awaiting his decision as he pulled the pipe out of his mouth and blew out a small puff of smoke.
"Are you sure you want to do this?" The man asked.
"Yes, I am sure." The girl replied, a smile on her lips and a hope-filled expression in her eyes.. The man before exhaled another puff of smoke, his smile noticeably growing bigger. Taking out a piece of paper, he scribbled down some information his smile never leaving his face.
"Same determination as ever, here." He handed her the paper, "This paper will have the details of your new team."
"Thank you, Lord Hokage." The girl lowered her head and gave him a closed-eye smile.
"You better hurry up. You're already a bit late." She looked down at the paper.
"Nah, knowing him I think I might actually be too early." After bowing once again, she made her way out of the office.
Once the girl was no longer in sight he lifted his pipe to his lips and smiled. 'This should be interesting' he thought to himself.
"Alright then let's introduce ourselves" said a silver-haired jounin. In front of him were his possible genin's. Sensing a familiar chakra signature, he lifted his head towards the place it was coming from.
"Yo." Greeted the girl, she then moved her attention towards the man. "Hello, Kakashi-sensei." The three genins turned around staring at the girl with curious expressions.
"Sensei?" Kakashi's eyebrow rose slightly.
"Yep." The girl replied popping the 'p' at the end. She then handed him the same paper she had received from the Hokage.
"I am the newest member to team seven." She explained that same closed-eyed smile on his lips. Kakashi was momentarily distracted by the paper, while the other three genins watched the girl wondering who she was.
"Well then, take a seat. We were just about to introduce ourselves." The girl nodded and sat down beside a curious pink-haired girl.
"Now, introduce yourself."
"What do you mean Kakashi-sensei?" Asked the girl, she had bright pink hair, green eyes, and a rather large forehead.
"You know... your likes, dislikes, dreams for the future... things like that."
"Why don't you show us what you mean?" Suggested the pink haired girl.
Kakashi shrugged but complied in her request anyways,
"Okay. My name is Kakashi Hatake." He crossed his arm over the other and closed his eyes. "My likes and dislikes... I don't feel like telling you." His eyes opened and he placed a hand on his chin and gazed up at the sky with a thoughtful expression. "My hopes and dreams for the future... I don't feel like tell you, okay your turn." He then waved towards the gaping blonde boy.
"You didn't tell us anything about yourself!" The blonde exclaimed, throwing his arms up in the air. "We only learned your name!"
The black haired female sighed, "Same as ever." she muttered.
"Your turn." Kakashi repeated, ignoring the blonde boy's cries.
I watched Naruto perk up it was now his turn to introduce himself. He spoke of ramen and becoming Hokage. I glanced at Sasuke, from the look he gave me it was clear he did not remember me, it was not surprising, we were very young.
"Next" Kakashi-sensei replied, gesturing towards Sasuke.
"My name is Sasuke Uchiha. There are many things I dislike and I don't really like anything. What I have is not a 'dream' but an ambition. The resurrection of my clan and to kill a certain man."
It was a bit quite after his last statement. He must have been talking about Itachi.
Sasuke... you've really changed.
"My name is Sakura Haruno..." squealing, and glancing at Sasuke she continued stuttering out her answers that weren't really answers. I guessed she was one of those fan-girls I heard about that follow Sasuke around. I giggled a bit when she stated she disliked Naruto. A light bead of sweat dropped down my forehead, he is her teammate after-all so she will have to get over her dislike of the boy. Naruto practically fell over when she said this, it looked like he had a crush on her.
Kakashi sighed, "And finally..." The three Genin glanced at me with curious eyes. I wondered if the boys would remember me after hearing my name again.
"My name is Sara Hiroshi." They didn't recognize me. "I like a lot of things, I dislike people who hurt people I care about among other things, and I have a lot of hobbies. As for my dream, I have a couple, one is to keep a certain promise I made a long time ago."
The three Genin stared at their fourth teammate. Like their sensei, she didn't give out a lot of information about herself.
'Her name sounds familiar.' thought Naruto.
'I feel like I've seen her before.' thought Sasuke.
'I don't really care who she is, as long as she stays away from my Sasuke-kun.' Sakura thought.
'So she's actually doing this by choice.' Thought Kakashi.
Kakashi clapped his hands together, grabbing everyone's attention.
"Okay, tomorrow morning we will meet at the training field for some training."
"Didn't we do enough training at the academy." Said Sakura, Naruto nodded in agreement.
"This isn't your normal academy training." He began to chuckle.
"Of all the graduates only nine or ten will become Genins. The rest will be send back to the academy."
The Genin looked shocked. Sara however, just smiled keeping a calm expression.
"THEN WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THE GRADUATION EXAM?!" Naruto shouted.
"That was to pick candidates who had the possibility to become Genins. Anyway, tomorrow bring all your shinobi tools. The details are on this paper." He said handing each of them a sheet of paper
"Oh and skip breakfast or you will puke" And with that he disappeared leaving three very freaked out Genin's and one calm one.
I woke up the next day at five, the meeting with Kakashi was supposed to be at five-thirty, but knowing him he would probably be late, so I took my time getting ready.
After taking a shower and putting on my ninja outfit, I headed downstairs and ate breakfast ignoring Kakashi's warning.
"YOU'RE LATE!" Naruto and Sakura yelled simultaneously.
"Calm down, I think you broke an eardrum." I replied, my usual smile on my face. Leaving them their with gaping mouths, I sat down at the foot of a tree and gazed up at the clouds.
About half an hour later Kakashi finally arrived.
"Hi guys!" He greeted cheerfully, a hand up to greet them.
"You're late sensei!" Sakura shouted
"Yeah! You were 'spose to be here two hours ago!" Naruto cried angrily. Sasuke just keep on watching, while I chuckled quietly to myself.
Kakashi raisesed his hands in defense.
"Well, a black cat crossed my path, so I had to take the long way here" he explained with a smile. The glares directed at him did not waver.
'Same as always, that's pretty much a classic excuse by now.' I thought to myself.
"What a lame excuse" Naruto scoffed, crossing his arms over his chest.
Kakashi put an alarm clock on a tree stump.
"This alarm is set for 12:00" he explained. Sakura and Naruto watched him curiously, Sasuke let out a bored sigh, and I covered my emotions with a small smile.
Pulling out three bells from his pocket he continued, "I have here three bells. Your task is simple, all you have to do is take them from me. For those who don't have the bell by twelve, you will be tied to a tree stump with no lunch. I will then eat mine in front of you." His expression was cheerful. Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke groan. Luckily, I ate a light smirk appeared on my face which I quickly covered with my regular smile.
I think Kakashi noticed anyways.
"You only need to get one bell each. As you can see there are only three bells, meaning that one of you will not get one. That person will be tied to a stump and will fail the test which results in you being sent back to the academy."
Sakura gasped, Naruto clenched his fists, Sasuke looked indifferent, and I continued smiling.
"You may use any weapon you'd like to for this test, as long as you come at me with the intent to kill. If you do not, you will not pass."
"But won't you be in danger sensei?" Sakura inquired, worry filled her eyes and I shook my head. She should be worried for herself. He is a Jounin after all, but I figured he wouldn't go too hard on them.
Kakashi smiled at her, "I will be fi-"
"Yeah!" Naruto yelled, interrupting him. "I mean, when we first met you, you couldn't even dodge a black-bored eraser Kakashi-sensei! We're going to kill you!"
"Class clowns are usually the weakest links. You can safely ignore them, dead last." He taunted. "So! Ignore Mr. dead last, and begin when I say-"
Naruto launched himself towards Kakashi, a kunai in hand. Before he could even move, Kakashi grabbed his wrist and flipped him around so Naruto's own kunai was now in line with Naruto's head.
"Don't be in such a hurry Naruto." He rolled his eyes. "I didn't even say start yet." Both Sakura and Sasuke looked impressed, they really have no idea what he can do.
"Although," Kakashi said coolly, "It seems as if you're ready to come at me with the intent to kill." He smiled one of those closed-eyed smiles, "I beginning to like you guys. Alright then! Let's get this started."