"Hold your head up!" Nozomi shouted in a demanding manner. Her eyes showed that she meant what she said and that she wouldn't take any flak about it. It was her lack of confidence that got her twin sister killed and she would not tolerate the same lack of confidence from her students. Just simply seeing the lack of self-confidence was enough to sour her mood. "Whether you succeed or fail at this exercise is irrelevant. It is what you take away from this is what is important. The general knowledge on how to control your chakra is more important that succeeding this task. You can care about success once you have become a shinobi. For now, as a student, your job is to learn," she said bluntly.
She turned her head towards the other students. "There shouldn't be anyone making fun of someone failing this task. You will all be on the same team, so it will be your job to help each other out. Failure to help your team will result in death when you become a ninja; remember this," she said as she warned the other children before focusing her attention back on Ren. The boy had a strange way to start his ascent up the wall and, almost like magic, the boy seemed to cling to the wall. She crossed her arms over her chest and gave an approving nod. Whether he passed or failed was irrelevant; what mattered was that he had the knowledge of how to perform this rather complex technique. An obvious look of pain shot through the child's face before he fell onto the ground with a loud thud.
Nozomi walked over to Ren and knelt down with a bright smile upon her face. She was pleased at the boy's work and ruffled his hair as she sat up. "See? Nothing to worry about. Should've used the pool to break your fall though," she said hooking her thumb behind her to the tall pool. She turned to look at the hole in the wall and then to the child, something strange about this one; a very powerful chakra hold. This wasn't something a normal student was capable of doing. The source of this power was unknown to her but it was something she'd like to explore. The sniper stood up and held out a hand for Ren to take, to assist him getting up. After helping the boy up, she pat his clothes down to bat away the dust.
"Very good. Most children your age, myself included, would have just smacked their faces into the wall. The fact that you were able to do it on your first try means you have promise," she said loudly and confidently so the whole class could hear. She closed the gap between the two of them and whispered into Ren's ear. "You need to practice your chakra control if it's causing you great pain. I'll teach you how to control that if you need to," she said before moving back and turned to look towards the rest of the class. Not wanting to be outdone, the rest of the faceless students walked up and took their turn at climbing the wall, Nozomi instructing each of the students with custom critiques. Of all the students, more than half was just unable to perform this quite yet. She addressed the class, ensuring them that it wasn't succeeding that was important and that this is a skill that could be developed over time -- even quicker now that they had the knowledge on how to do it.
"Now for the second part of the lesson," she said as she walked over to the tall pool and stepped up onto it, using the same wall-walking ability until she took a step into the water. She remained still even if the water seemed to ripple and wave due to her disturbing the placidity of the standing pool. She stood upon the water for a moment before stepping down onto the ground with the soles of her feet remaining dry.
"Much like walking on the walls or the ceiling, you need to channel your chakra down into the soles of your feet. However, due to the shift movements of the water, your chakra will have to adjust for the movement of the water, which can be a little frustrating to work out at first, but apply the same principles as you did with the wall and ceiling and you all should be fine.
Besides, if you fail, you'll just get wet," she said with a bit of a shrug. A finger was pointed towards Ren as Nozomi volunteered him to go first.
Total: 914 + 779 = 1693 / 1500