Title: How to Hold a Chunin Exam
Summary: Ibiki made it clear that it was his first time proctoring the chunin exam. His predecessor... was Hatake Kakashi.
Disclaimer: Merely borrowing a few characters from the Naruto series.
Edit: Changed references to "Genin Exam". Thanks iFrix, for pointing that out.
*Four hours after the test was supposed to have started.*
A certain masked Konoha jonin finally finally appears in the Chunin Exam's First Exam room. "Yo!"
"Heh, heh. Funny story, I was on my way here when I... hey, wait, where is everyone? I thought there were thirty teams this year."
"You're four hours late!"
"Oh." Kakashi paused, scratching his head, "Well, I was only told to thin the teams down to 15 teams. And there's... 12 of you here... so... I guess you all pass the first phase. Congratulations. Ja ne." The Konoha jonin vanished back out the window.
"Are you sure he's really in the bingo book?"
"Shit, if that's a Konoha jonin, we could so take this village, easy!"
A bright green... something... jumped through the window, drawing their attention. "YOSH! IT IS I! THE MOST YOUTHFUL MAITO GAI! I CHALLENGE YOU, KAKASHI! I BET THAT MY PHASE OF THE EXAM WILL HAVE A LOWER PASS RATE THAN YOUR PHASE! THE LOSER WILL RUN 50 LAPS AROUND KONOHA!"
"He left a minute ago."
"ALAS MY RIVAL! WHAT MISFORTUNATE TIMING! NE'ER FEAR, I SHALL FIND YOU BEFORE THE END OF THE SECOND PHASE OF THE EXAM TO ISSUE MY CHALLENGE OR I WILL RUN 100 LAPS AROUND KONOHA! COME MY YOUTHFUL GENIN! THE SECOND PHASE STARTS NOW!"
"Forget conquering Konoha. There's clearly something in the water."
"... you don't think it's contagious, do you?"
"Kami-sama, I hope not."
Purpose of test:
- Confidence in the mission details (location of test despite the instructor not showing up). A ninja can't wonder if you have the right bridge for a mission just because the target's late.
Inspiration for story:
It's For a Good Cause, I Swear! (Chapter 9)
"I don't know," Obito said thoughtfully. "While I would agree that Ibiki is far more intimidating than Kakashi, Kakashi would probably manage to piss them off and get them to lose their composure more easily, thus narrowing the candidates down. After all, all it takes is one idiot with an 'I'll never give up!' speech to get through Ibiki's final test and that wouldn't really work with the 'deal with Kakashi's eccentricities' final test."
"True…" Anko agreed. "It's a little late now, though, and Team 7 is in the exam. We should recommend that for the next time this is held in Konoha."
"You guys are the worst friends ever," Kakashi said flatly.