Prologue

Gai-sensei believed that to be a successful ninja, you needed to excel in every subject.

Why?

Well, simply because he was Gai-sensei. Math, grammar, science, physical fitness, and home economics.

But mostly home economics.

So, he decided that Kakashi, Kurenai, and Asuma would all join him in this little experiment. Perhaps he should have asked them first? No, of course not.

Reveal the plan

Kakashi sighed as he heard his "arch-nemesis" Gai come bounding up, 'causing dust to fly everywhere. He shut the adult rated book he was reading and brushed himself off. Probably here to challenge him to another fight or something ridiculous like that time they did that one thing with the pumpkin….

"Kakshi! You'll never guess what I decided!" Gai said happily and continued to jump up and down looking like he had to use the bathroom.

"What?" Kakashi deadpanned.

"We're going to teach our students Home Economics!" He did his pose.

"Have you asked your students if they are even willing to do this yet?" Kakashi arched an eyebrow.

"Well, No! I haven't! But I will! And I bet I can beat you to it!" Kakashi exhaled noisily. Talk about predictable. At least there wasn't a pumpkin involved in this one.

"I'm sort of busy right now Gai," He sighed when he found that Gai had already left and gone off to inform his unlucky students about the class he was teaching.

Now, how was he going to tell Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke? They wouldn't be too pleased with this idea. But it didn't look like anything could stop Gai now. "Well, off to get yelled at by my students," He pocketed his book and strolled off.

Convince

"That's a great idea Gai-sensai!" Lee said excitedly after what his teacher had told him. He shot a glance at Neji. I will definitely succeed in this and beat Neji!

"You have got to be kidding me," was Neji's only reply. What did learning about how to make a muffin have to do with being a ninja? Nothing. Nothing at all.

"Ooh! This will be so much fun!" Tenten yelled excitedly and joined Lee.

"That's the spirit Tenten!" Gai said and looked at Neji, "Neji! It will be so much fun! It will help you become a Chunnin!"

Neji's head snapped towards the three. Maybe this is a good project. After all, that's what he wanted wasn't it? To surpass the main house. "Fine."

"Alright!" Gai held up his trademark pose and grinned. "Time to go tell my rival that I have gotten all my students to agree! I have definitely wont his time!" he ran off.

Kakashi

Kakashi was having a bit of trouble rounding up the team since they had finished their mission early and had parted ways a few hours ago. Well, he knew if he found Sasuke Sakura wouldn't be too far behind, so he proceeded to look for them first. At last, he spotted them. Sasuke didn't look too happy, but Sakura was persistent and had taken him out to lunch. He decided he would drop in.

"Yo!" He said from the window the two were sitting next to. Sakura almost fell off her chair.

"Kakashi-senei! You just took 10 years off my life!" she grasped her chair and regained balance.

"Uh, sorry about that," He continued, "after your little "date" you guys will meet me at our usual spot okay?"

Sakura turned to protest, "But you said we had the rest of the day off, we couldn't have possibly gotten another mission from Tsunade-sama right?"

"No, no it's nothing like that," he waved it off and went to look for Naruto.

Sasuke who was silent all this time stood up and slid his chair in. "I'm leaving," he said and was about to walk off when he felt something grab onto his arm.

"But Sasuke-kun! We're not even done eating our meal yet!" Sakura pointed to all the food that was sitting on the table.

Sasuke glanced down at the food. It did look inviting. Fine. He would stay, but just until he finished his plate. He grasped the chair again and sat down. 'I can't believe I'm doing this,' he mentally sighed.

"One more please old man!" Naruto held his bowl out and grinned as he wiped the soup off his face. That was his third bowl of ramen. He wasn't even beginning to feel full yet though. Good thing he had so many tickets. He quickly grabbed the bowl that was set in front of him and wolfed it down.

"Oiy! Naruto!" Naruto looked up and glanced around until he spotted his teacher.

"Kakashi-sensei! What brings you here? Another mission?!" he jumped up and sprinted up to Kakashi.

"Uh….no sorry, just meet me at our usually spot after your done eating and I'll explain everything," with that Kakashi jumped off somewhere once again.

Kurenai

Kurenai-sensai had been on her way to Hinata's house when all of a sudden Gai appeared out of no where with a big beam on his face. This couldn't possibly be good.

"Kurenai! May I ask you a favor of you?" Gai said as he approached her.

"Yes? I suppose so," she said cautiously. She was afraid of what he would say after that. She had gotten use to Gai's queer little schemes. She didn't exactly want to participate in them either. Not after that pumpkin thing…She visibly shuddered and waited for him to answer.

"I want you to round all of your students up and tell them we're having a home economic class!" he smiled.

Kurenai let out a sigh of relief. "No problem Gai." She waved bye to him as he jumped off. And then it hit her.

"Home economics?" she said out-loud.

Asuma

Asuma exhaled and let out a puff of smoke. He was sitting at the all you can eat barbeque place treating his students to lunch when Gai appeared out of no where.

"Asuma-sensei!" he greeted Asuma cheerfully, "I'd like you go round up your…" he stopped in mid sentence as he saw the whole team there.

"Egads! Well done, Asuma! You've rounded up your whole team already!" he gasped in surprise. "Even I was not as prepared as this!"

Gai cleared his throat; "I have decided to start a home economics class for all 4 of our students. So tomorrow, I will expect you all to be in the community center at 7:00 sharp! No slacking!" He barked sharply.

"Yes, yes, what.." Ino stopped in mid sentence.

"Did you just say home economics?!" but it was too late, Gai had already sprinted off.