|Reviews for Funny Facts and Not So Silly Stories|
| krstnforth chapter 1 . 4/18/2017
This is written in a really fine and well, intricate manner. Team Gai deserves this so so much
| Molto Alesato chapter 1 . 10/11/2016
I love this so much. Team Gai needs more love and I adore how fleshed out you've made them all. You didn't make Tenten just an anti-girl and go on how great she is since she's different. You really dived into Lee and made him more than a gai-clone and a guy that just screams out "youth", you gave him some incredible depth. You also showed Neji as more than a brooding genius.
| Koutei's Empress chapter 1 . 8/13/2016
It's funny, sad, chilling, and amazing. Best naruto writer ever. Thank you so much for giving me this beautiful piece of art I never thought I needed but now crave.
| NikeScaret chapter 1 . 5/2/2016
Best. Thing. In. This. Fandom. Well done!
| InsaneIsBestSane chapter 1 . 4/15/2016
Yeeee, headcannon is best cannon. Great writing!
| 372259 chapter 1 . 4/9/2015
| ShirouHokuto chapter 1 . 8/9/2014
This is FANTASTIC.
| Tartarun chapter 1 . 6/18/2014
| Guest chapter 1 . 7/15/2013
This was fascinating. There aren't many Team Gai-centric stories out there, and you provided wonderful possible background. This story will probably be my basis for their origins, even though it's fanon. Thanks very much! Favorite quotes:
While Neji's Kaiten would have successfully blown the cognitive daylights out of any unsuspecting enemy it also had the affect of tearing every stitch of clothing right off the shocked Hyuuga prodigy.
It was difficult to tell who was more horrified; Neji or his kunoichi partner.
To date Tenten is the only girl who's ever seen that much of Hyuuga Neji ever and because a humiliated Neji is an angry Neji she pretends discretely that nothing happened and they go on in mutual silence about the whole awkward affair. Since then, he's taken to packing extra clothes before training and developed a funny tic at the corner of his mouth that only becomes apparent when she asks him (with ritualistic habit) 'Kaiten practice?' If she says it just right, she can get him to flinch and pretend to re-tie his headband so he can look at the ground instead of her.
Secretly she's rather proud of that.
No one knows this but Tsunade, but Neji at the age of ten was in possession of Chuunin level subterfuge, infiltration, and reconnaissance skills. Most people won't believe that, but it takes some level of real ability to spy on people who were known for literally having eyes in the back of their head. She knows. She's taken to utilizing his experience every time rival villages start getting snarky with her. Nothing makes her happier than smoothly scaring the living shit out of the other Kages and Shinobi Masters, presenting them with their own battle strategies and 'speculative' political upheavals that might be in the making. She lies shamelessly about the mission rank most of the time. She knows it won't make a difference to the young Chuunin. He's just happy to be doing something useful.
It's almost upsetting how desperately he wants to be useful.
Guy was naturally ecstatic about his student's unparalleled success, seizing her up after her first explosive rain of kunai sent enemy-nin scattering. He ignored the screams of pain around the battle field, hugging her, roaring his pride for all baffled Rain-nin to hear. Neji took this time to dispatch them and muttered jealous sounding things while Lee gaped, starry-eyed at his teammate.
The thing about Scroll Sealing though: there is a very delicate art to the meshing of metal and ink, paper and chakra. If done incorrectly one of two things will happen, one being nothing at all, two being a small calamity on par with the graduation of Uzumaki Naruto.
Yeah, that bad.
Rock Lee, when drunk, is in fact capable of mildly worrying almost every one of the Elite Jounin and startling Tsunade into defensive action if he comes at her hard enough. The nature of Lee's ability to go beyond his normal facilities when intoxicated is a source of great amusement to all the older ninja. It was a topic brought up over sake and warm dango one night among the Jounin when Guy mentioned it had taken both him and Neji's combined strength to subdue the drunken boy without hurting him. Asuma joked that one day Lee would be stronger than all of them while completely shit-faced and the others looked at him funny.
This is because, they realize, one day that's going to be true.
Their taijutsu expert had suffered near fatal/crippling injuries to Garra of the Desert. After high risk surgery and months of recuperation, he'd barely come back from the ordeal whole. Contrary to most human logic this didn't deter him from immediately setting up a new challenge for himself, namely make Chuunin immediately. (He also instantaneously challenged Neji to a fight where the young Hyugga introduced him to the rough version of the Hakke Kuushyou and put him through a wall. They went out for lunch afterward and all was normal again.)
Similarly, Tenten had fallen in a spectacular defeat at the hands of Garra's older sister, a hard-edged tow-head wielding grace, power and a fan the size of a door. The kunoichi had never quite forgiven herself for the loss, despite going down against one of the strongest female ninja in the Five Hidden Villages. In short both of them had more axes to grind than Neji cared to contemplate. Actually, when it came to threatening teammates with bodily harm, just a month before the Exams Tenten cut him off at the pass. After a particularly grueling mission the kunoichi crawled onto the exhausted Hyuuga's sleeping bag during the night and, kunai in hand, told him he was going to lead their damn team into the finals this year or she was going to stab him liberally in the face.
Lee, not knowing of this dalliance, tried something similar the night after and got a Juuken to the gut. But either way they agreed to try again for Chuunin immediately and Guy had another reason to publicly humiliate his subordinates, bawling over their bravery and youthful exuberance. It was his way of giving his approval. A month later the rookies set out for the Kirikagure, the only Genin team under the age of twenty that year, and came back a ranking Chuunin team. The other rookies sometimes wondered what kind of show they missed.
"Do you want to fight?"
Neji didn't quite smile. "Yes, actually."
The resulting battle was hard to call without a ref or witnesses but passing civilians did begin to wonder where the hell some of those giant, even monstrous pot-holes had come from. A couple ninja noted what looked like a several human shaped imprints of varying size in various walls, but otherwise the battle was fought without collateral. The next day Guy mentioned it off hand Neji had a black eye, a fractured ankle and no chakra, but he wasn't saying why. Kurenai, passing, heard him and replied her Shino had unexplainable internal bleeding and couldn't get his bugs to do anything, as they were all so gorged on chakra they couldn't be bothered to move. He wasn't saying why either.
Coincidently the two boys were checked into the same hospital room and checked out the same day to get lunch. Everyone is still too frightened to ask anything more.
If anyone notices that Might Guy took in every fatherless bastard, orphan and charity case in the graduating class, no one mentions it to his face.
Tenten is ambidextrous. She can also throw kunai with her toes as well as she does with her fingers, a fact that has served her well in battle and served to boggle her teammates.
It's because of this early red flag that Neji didn't get assigned to another team and why the Hokage lets the team selection slide despite its obvious problems. He knows that if any Jounin can read into a slightly unstable prodigy it's Might Guy.
He reads Kakashi all the time after all.
| Sapphire Geminox chapter 1 . 5/16/2013
Yaaaay! That was awesome! I love Neji! I love Team Gai but i love Neji the most! That was an excellent story!
| Zin chapter 1 . 2/24/2013
I love you for writing this
| Athena's phoenix chapter 1 . 2/18/2013
This is brilliant: staggeringly funny at times, sad or disturbing at others. Very, very, well done. I've loved it. :D
| DarkestTruth chapter 1 . 11/21/2012
Loved that bit about true ninja.
The irony was delicious.
| flipflop386 chapter 1 . 7/6/2012
I LOVED THIS! Especially what you did with Neji! But you've gotta tell me what was on the psyche evaluation that showed that Neji was "unstable". haha. I absolutely loved everything about this fanfic, especially the parts that were made up. (Tenten's family, Neji's migraines, etc.)
I'm a bit of a Neji fanatic, can you tell? lol.
| Stina Whatever chapter 1 . 12/26/2011
Great story, and all the information about them is really good.