|Sitting on a bench near the outskirts of the old-growth forest never held good memories for Shige, but it also happened to be one of the best places to host this little class he'd been handling for the last several years. And it was a good class, something that students needed to know, something that he felt students strongly benefitted from. The world is an ever-changing place, and if the next generation doesn't change with it, doesn't keep up with it, they're destined for failure, for death, in the brutal life that shinobi and kunoichi lead. This was simply unacceptable. As a medical ninja, Shige vowed to save as many lives as he possibly could. Be it through surgery, medical jutsu, or even something as simple as a lesson. If he could better prepare upcoming genin for the harsh reality they'll be facing in their coming years, and perhaps save even one person that way, everything will have been worth it.|
He spun his beanie around on his finger as a nervous sort of a habit for a few minutes. Funny, how after two years of teaching this class he still wasn't sure that he had the ability to do so. Anyone could teach this course, really, so why him? Why did he deserve the pay? There were plenty of other people who needed the money more than he did, and yet he had been requested. And so he taught. How long would it be before someone realized he wasn't needed? How long would it be before Maru, that weird old fox, would hire a new teacher, one who didn't have any other prior commitments to any other branches? Shige sometimes expected it to happen any day.
And yet he was still here.
He pulled his beanie over his mess of brown hair, leaning against the back of the bench and taking a breath. Calming himself down. Closing his eyes and reassuring himself that this was his job, that he belonged, that he was exactly where he needed to be. White eyes opened, instinctively scanning the area for anyone who was walking towards him, particularly anyone who looked liked an academy student. His conscience drifted towards the paper he had with the name of the student who had signed up for this independent tutoring session, Nanami Hideaki. They had been given instruction to meet Shige just outside the forest, near the public areas, so it shouldn't be too hard to find at all... but maybe Shige could have been a little more specific. This was the first time teaching it outside of a classroom setting, but he figured that this would be more conducive to the actual lesson.
What kind of student was this person like? Shige honestly couldn't wait to find out.