Back to the meeting with the Third. The Chunin exams are going to take place in a week and the Third asks all of us (The Jounin teachers) if we wish to enter any of our students into the selection exam.
Any Genin who has completed at least eight missions are eligible to enter.
Yuuhi Kurenai, the 8th squad leader, recommends her three students, Hyuuga Hinata, Inuzuka Kiba, and Aburame Shino. Sarutobi Asuma, the 10th squad leader, recommends his three students, Yamanaka Ino, Nara Shikamaru, and Akimichi Chouji. I as the 7th squad leader, recommended, Uchiha Sasuke, Uzumaki Naruto, and Haruno Sakura.
It’s been a few years since rookies have entered into the exam. But I feel that my students will do well, they are strong and I know they can do it. Iruka on the other hand is shocked at all of us for entering any of the new Genin. They used to be students of his and he feels it is too early for them to enter into the exam. Sometimes I think Ikura gets a little to protective of his former students. Especially Naruto. I remind Ikura-san that I became a Chuunin when I was six years younger than Naruto. I do understand where Iruka is coming from, but they are no longer his students, they are my subordinates and I feel otherwise. The Hokage however, thinks that Iruka has a valid point. He decides to put the rookie Genins through a special preliminary exam.
This morning I met with Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke at the bridge. I told them that I had recommended them all to the Chuunin Selection Exam and gave them applications for it. I also told them that the recommendation doesn’t force them to take the exam and they can decide weather they want to take it or not. If they do decide to take the exam, they have to sign the application and show up at the school in room 301 five days from today. And that was it, I left knowing that they would be "pre-tested" later today.
Earlier this evening, I waited for Ikura to come back with the news, he reports that all nine rookies have passed. I felt just a wee bit giddy seeing how Ikura had to eat his words about his earlier statement. Heh heh! Now its just all up to the the three to decide for themselves.
Well I'll know five days from now, in the meantime I am going to read the last chapter of Icha Icha Violence Volume 2. I wonder what's going to happen to Junko! hehehehe...