Ooh I really love that idea! Iruka definitely has the potential to make present unwrapping very difficult with all his seals knowledge! And ooh, you just gave me another idea. What if at the end of the year, he teaches a special seals class at the academy, and as a reward for completing the course, he gives his students presents that they have to use seals to get to.
Or even a class secret santa (maybe he provides a small gift, himself, in case there’s students who can’t afford to participate in a secret santa), and all the students have to use seals in their wrapping, for practice. The seals course is non-compulsory, but everyone goes, because it’s one of the best parts of the year. Or maybe it is a compulsory course, but going back to the first idea, maybe the exam is just unwrapping their present?
I never considered a present wrapping competition before, but that’s an interesting idea! They would have to make some rules though, like even number of presents or something, because I could totally picture Kakashi saying “you do the ones you bought, I’ll do mine”, and Gai would have probably bought significantly more presents than Kakashi XD Ooh, what if they did the competition for the Konoha Santa Service?
Like, imagine there’s a volunteer group that’s been collecting presents throughout the year for children in the orphanage, and the ones who are living alone; and they host a present wrapping event in the street (like those food eating competitions).
The volunteers used to just do it themselves where their base is, because someone has to wrap the presents; but now it’s a full-blown competition between Kakashi & Gai, and they do it down town because everyone wants to see them since they’ve never seen someone wrap presents so fast before. Bonus points for them dressing up as elves or something, too XD
Thanks, Rika - guess who wants to write these even though she’s already got a lot of stuff she’s gotta do right now