Thread Shinobi Futures part three: Shikamaru Nara
As for my fourth future Shinobi i'll be talking about Rock Lee
Rock Lee's future starts with him being very dissapointed. After the war period all his friends got promoted to Jounin except for him. Not because he's not on the same level as the others, but because he can't use any Ninjutsu as told by the Konoha Council. His friends who thought that this decission would totally break down Lee's self esteem were all surprised when he claimed that he was dissapointed, but looked at it as a sign to work harder. And ofcourse everyone offered their help if needed which Rock Lee really appreciated. After a few months to his delight he gets summoned by the Konoha Council who pruposes a rather surprising offer. They offer him a possition as Tokubetsu Jounin (Special Jounin with extreme skill in a single area). The Council explains him that among the Konoha Shinobi there are alot of ninja who's Taijutsu skills are below average. And they ask him if he would like to pass on his excelent Taijutsu skills to the already excisting Shinobi as well as the new generation Genins. Ofcourse Rock Lee happily takes on this possition as he looks forward to teach other Shinobi about the power of youth!
Rock Lee while teaching his first class about the power of youth
As the results start to pay of and Konoha council is pleased about Rock Lee's hard work the Hokage asks him to come to his office. He explains Lee that the allied country the Hidden Sand who took over Konoha's trainingmethods asked if Lee wanted to give classes to the Sand Shinobi. At first he refused, telling the Hokage that the Hidden Leaf Shinobi still have a long way to go. But when the Hokage explained that it was a personal request from the Kazekage Gaara he quikly changes his mind. And so it happened that a few months later Lee was training the Hidden Sand Shinobi in the art of Taijutsu and ofcourse in the power of youth. The biggest surprise to him was that Gaara participated in those training classes as well and even asked for personal classes. Rock Lee who sees this as a great honour and as a big challenge accepts. And so Lee teaches Gaara who admitted that even tho he is Kazekage his taijutsu skills are far below average.
Rock Lee sparring with Kazekage Gaara
Rock Lee who dedicated his life to training also made some remarkable progress. As he underwent ridiculous training he mannaged to come to the level where he can go into the 5th gate while executing the reverse lotus without getting hit by the recoil afterwards. This took a lot of effort and needless to say a lot of healing from Sakura. Lee who's dream still didn't change trains himself from dawn till dusk on his free days just to make sure that he'll one day become a great Shinobi.
Rock Lee spending his free days training
He eventually masters the use of the 7th gate and even came up with a brandnew technique. While performing the 7th gate he starts to emit purple sweat which gets mixed with his chakra. As his speed increases to limitless proportions and his chakra levels fly skyhigh for a short amount of time he's able to do his strongest and original jutsu: the Blooming Lotus. This is a high speed punch powered with his purple chakra which is able to completally obliterate any enemy who gets hit. However, after using the 7th gate together with his Blooming Lotus he is not able to move for a few days.
Rock Lee in his 7th gate and Rock Lee doing is unique jutsu: Blooming Lotus
At one time in the Hidden Sand where he often stays for a few months to teach classes he notices a girl of his age who's always present at his teachings. Even when he's training in his free time he often sees her watching from a distance or hidden in the bushes. At first he didn't pay much attention to it, but after a few weeks he asked her what she wanted. It turned out that this Hidden Sand Kunoichi is attracted to Rock Lee of who she thinks as totally awesome. She's a Taijutsu user named Naoki. Altho she thinks a bit weird about his power of youth she sure does love him. Rock Lee who couldn't believe that he met a girl who's as passionate about Taijutsu as he is grows very fond of her. They can often be found training together and eventually dating as well. At one point during one of their dates she tells him that he is the greatest Shinobi she has ever met. Deep inside him he suddenly realises that even though he can't use Ninjutsu he has mannaged to become an admirable Shinobi. Something which he thanks Gai Sensei for with his whole youthful heart.
Rock Lee with his Girlfriend Naoki
That's it for my fourth ''Shinobi Future'' Idea ! I hope you enjoyed reading it. I'll ofcourse make more threads about other Characters!