"My apologies Tategami-sensai, I should have been paying closer attention to the road."
Tategami beamed "It is of no inconvenience!" he patted Dai's head. "I was just on my way to the hospital to check on Karela. I hear you just there a minute ago..."
"After this mission I'll be able to take the Jonin exams, what about you? I've seen your skills and you could take the exams too. We'd make excellent jonin and you'd be the same rank as Tategami."
"Yeah, well... I haven't given it much thought really... I always thought of myself as "artsy-fartst" than a real ninja. But the rank sure would be nice..."
"There are people like that Jiraiya sage-guy. He was one of the Sannin, yet was mainly known for writing literature... especially for those perveted "Make-Out" series..."