packing well son


Fandom often likes to put him in ANBU but please also consider: jounin-sensei Shino.

Kids are calling him “sensei” and uphold him as some sort of fearless adult figure, but Shino does not lie to them nor does he instinctively try to assuage their worry. He’s scared. He’s human, like anyone else. But later in a manner very characteristic of him, Shino also says “there is no need to fear battle”. Because he truly believes good friends will always have your back. He’s teaching them they don’t need to run from fear and emphasises the importance of bonds. 

He’s not even a jounin yet, but tell me he wouldn’t make an excellent teacher.