Omigosh I’m so sorry sweetie! I don’t know how I only just now saw this request! But I gotchu fam, SemiGata is my lifeblood and I adore writing for this pair.
Hope you enjoy this!
Semi felt his eye physically twitch at the whine from across the room. Hayato had been trying his patience all night when he knew that Eita had an exam he really needed to be studying for, but the libero refused to give up on getting his boyfriend’s attention.
“Hayato,” he groaned before throwing his head across his shoulder to find the brunette curled up with one of Semi’s pillows. “You know I really need to do better on this lit exam than I did on the last one, just give me a few more minutes.”
Hayato’s lower lip stuck out in a pout before he grumbled something under his breath and Eita rolled his eyes. He had been like this all night, ever since he barged into Semi’s dorm room earlier and demanded his boyfriend spend time with him.
Eita took a deep breath and once more turned his attention to the material in front of him, all the while unaware of what Hayato was up to. It wasn’t until he felt arms suddenly wrap themselves around him that he realized Hayato had snuck up on him.
“Gotcha!” His grin was triumphant and proud, as though he actually believed that Eita would somehow find this act endearing.
“AHHHHH!” He flailed and quickly shoved Hayato off him, turning around with eyes blazing. “Damn it, Hayato! Stop distracting me! It’s getting annoying!”
The room became eerily quiet, and Hayato’s eyes widened before his face scrunched up into a frown and he stormed out of Eita’s room. The ash-blond groaned and his face hit his desk, studying soon forgotten.
It wasn’t until the next day that Eita saw Hayato with several of their teammates, and it appeared that the brunette wasn’t too thrilled to see Semi at all when he caught sight of him. He gently tugged on the other’s school blazer, clearing his throat as he asked to speak to him privately.
“Thought I was too annoying,” Hayato snorted, turning around to ignore his boyfriend when he was suddenly jerked right back around.
“You really are annoying,” Semi muttered before yanking Hayato’s face to his own and pressing his lips to the libero’s. Hayato appeared too stunned to do anything, and when Eita pulled back with a grin, Hayato was still silent as he observed Eita with wide eyes.
“You annoy me so much sometimes, especially when I ask you to stop distracting me from doing important things.” Hayato gave a sheepish grin and rubbed the back of his neck at that. “But you’re my annoying boyfriend that I love more than anything else.” Eita pressed another kiss to the corner of Hayato’s mouth. “We both just need to remember this.”
“Yeah,” Hayato murmured. “I know, I really shouldn’t complain. After all,” his grin split across his face. “Who else can say they’re dating the prettiest setter and pinch server in Miyagi? I know I’ve got it good.”
Eita’s face warmed at the compliment and he gently swatted at his boyfriend’s head. “Shut up,” he halfheartedly grumbled, not at all meaning it if the the small smile on his face was anything to go by.
re: relative Sannin power levels: I always saw them as having one or two big advantage *each* over the others; Tsunade's the most naturally powerful and has perfect control; Jiraiya's more creative and has more endurance; but Orochimaru's the better planner (usually) and faster. So together: deadlock and a team so perfect they're better together than apart. That's not saying that the other two weren't powerful; Nagato flat-out says that Jiraiya would have beaten him solo if he'd 1/4
known about all six of the Paths. Orochimaru was able to send four-tails!Naruto flying and it was stated multiple times by numerous people that he *always* knew more than he ever acted upon, so if he ever decided to act he could finish things off fast in his own way. The Sannin really should be been a power marker; kind of the flat limit for power, experience and skill because they were just. that. good. Anyone above that would be God of Shinobi or something, but instead Kishi ended up
having every. other. person. be above and beyond the Sannin by an order of magnitude of something. Exceeding the Sannin should have been something significant and their dedication, but even then, raw talent and skill shouldn’t have been able to so easily defeat experience. Even with Orochimaru’s weaknesses from body hopping and such, it was far to easy for Sasuke and Sasuke and Itachi to trap him those times. Sakura, at least, seemed realistic as far as skill progress goes. She clearly
had the potential and skill to surpass Tsunade and was *very close/her equal* by the end, but she didn’t have the experience and wider skills Tsunade did. Kabuto was really focussed in one or two areas making it understandable how he could outskill the Sannin in some places*. Sasuke and Naruto just got Destiny Says So power ups that didn’t ‘fit’ if you know what I mean. They did their own levelling up, certainly, but not enough; just 'boom! best shinobi ever. lol Sakura’s a girl wot power?’
YES. I always feel that out of all the incarnations of Team 7, Team Hiruzen was definitely the most balanced, and they managed to stay that way. Tema Kakashi had that potential, but it was definitely trashed by the power-ups at the end. Which is…disappointing, even if it is a shounen manga.