The sun shined down on the massive crowd of Fire Dorm students that had gathered atop the volcano. Many muttered to each-other, some in relief, some confused, others saddened. Masao Noboru had taught the majority of them for several years, with a body that looks like he was ready to suplex a Battle-Ox, and the lung capacity to shout every minute of every day. He was straight to the point and kept everyone busy, always saying there's a way to step beyond the limits a duelist currently finds themself at. That was something a lot of students took to heart.
Such words were probably the reason Machi was on top now; Though his competition hadn't made it easy on him. Hell, Noboru-Sensei didn't, either! The guy was so persistent, but that was a trait they shared: While they shouted during class, they got along great during meal time. Though all those fun times were coming to an end, today... "Listen, all of you!"
Their teacher shouted, his voice making almost everyone stand straight. The large, muscular man crossed his arms that looked almost the size of tree trunks as he looked down at his students. "I've spent MANY years training and teaching the students of Fire Dorm to break past their limits and be the best they can be! To--"
"Push ourselves forward with our fiery, burning, passion!"
A great amount of students shouted back, enthusiastic. Many of the students pumped a fist into the sky, Machi included, though some of his fellow top students didn't share the moment. Kien was still half-asleep, simply staring at the scene in a blurry haze, and Kotone was honestly terrified by all of the noise, despite being a little used to it.
Otoishi offered a wave with a grin on his face, though stood out from the rest of the students. The only one who followed with Machi and the crowd was Sinata, who seemed to be energetic due to the atmosphere. "THAT'S RIGHT!"
Masao shouted back, a huge grin on his face. He slowly walked forward, eyes narrowing a bit and smile turning into a straight line as he stood over the official ranked top 5 of his dorm. They weren't the exact image he had for 'best of the best' but they still all had their own beliefs, and passions that they expressed while dueling; Their spirits were extremely strong. "I'm entrusting this dorm's future to all of you! It's time for me to move on, and find a way to break past -MY- limits! You all are the last students to learn my teachings, and I expect you to continue following them towards success!"
He spoke loudly, with a sense of pride. Regardless of the mistakes and idiocy over the years, it was clear he still cared about his students. "And YOU!"
He added, snatching Machi up by the shirt and pulling him up to eye level. Kotone quickly flickered over to hiding behind Sinata now that Machi was gone. "You're the top of this dorm now! You better continue using my teachings the most, because it's what got you there! I expect you to not disgrace the flaming hot teachings of dueling like an I d i o t!!"
"You're asking a bit much out of him, Noburu-Sensei!" Sinata commented, grinning.
Bushy eyebrows stroking downwards in anger, Machi glared down at Sinata. "What the hell does that mean?!""It MEANS you better not screw things up!"
Masao shouted, the sheer force from the shout causing the boy's hair to blow back.
"Y-Yes, sensei!" Machi responded, letting out a yelp as Masao dropped him to the ground. Machi stood back up, watching as his former teacher turned away, walking towards the edge. He looked down into the pit, giving everyone a moment of thought.
"So... Nobody is going to ask why Noboru-Sensei has a boat up here?" Kien spoke up, glancing at the others.
"He has to sail off the island, right?" Machi replied, blinking. Glancing over, he noticed now that their teacher had brought a sailboat. Only someone with his brute strength could carry something like that up the whole volcano...
"But like, why bring it all the way up here? It'd be a bummer to carry it all the way down..." Otoishi added, tired from just the idea.
Overhearing them, Masao turned; Staring at them with a firm expression.
"I'm not carrying it down."
To the surprise of everybody, the volcano began to rumble. Panic set in for the students as Masao picked up the sailboat with one arm, holding it over his shoulder. With his other hand, he saluted his students. "Continue your path to success! Prove that Fire Dorm truly is the strongest of all the dorms! I have faith in all of you!"
Without skipping a beat, Masao jumped into the volcano.
"WHAT THE HELL?!"
Everyone panicked at the sight, and as the volcano shook with more intensity. Machi fell backwards as the volcano erupted, shooting a stream of lava high into the sky. Laughter could be heard, and as the students looked up, their teacher was sailing atop the lava burst! They all stared in disbelief as they watched the boat fly far into the distance, a twinkle appearing in the sky as the man disappeared from sight.
While most students considered the speech boring, Fire Dorm was at full attention: They were getting a new teacher, and listened intently to every word... Or, at least most of them did.
"Wake up!" Sinata shouted, elbowing Kien. The chubby boy snorted, eyes shooting open. The new teacher was introducing herself; She was a bit young, and certainly a lot different than Noboru. He felt satisfied knowing that things could potentially be a bit calmer with her in charge, it'd make things less stressful on him.
Sinata personally couldn't be more glad; A strong female duelist as their teacher? That'd be awesome! A former student that came back as a teacher, too... Something Sinata personally thought would be a good idea for herself, which felt more fortified now that she was seeing such a reality in front of her for somebody else. If she tried hard, she could be introduced like that one day.
"She looks a bit softer than Noboru-Sensei..." Kotone commented quietly, finding some peace in the idea. She'd appreciate the lack of shouting everyday, at the very least. Though she did seem very nice.
"She's hot." Otoishi said bluntly, to which Sinata stood from her seat to punch Otoishi since he was sitting a row below her. A comical-sized knot appeared on the guitarist's head as she sat back down, trying to pay attention. Kien chuckled at the sight, simply shrugging as Otoishi glanced at him.
As the talk of the exhibition match came up, Machi was on the edge of his seat. He wished he was the one dueling; He watched Ryuji, almost wanting to jump down there and start a match, though the guy got interrupted by Fire Dorm's new teacher... Who wanted to duel against another teacher! Damn, if only she decided to choose a Fire Dorm student! But two teachers going head to head would be a good duel regardless! Especially since one was the former student of another!
The duel started off strong, too. Wataru proved to be a dangerous opponent right off the bat, which actually caught Kien's attention. "A monster with 2600 Attack Points on the first turn... It may prove difficult to get rid of." He commented, focusing on the match now.
Machi rose from his seat, raising one leg and placing his foot onto the back of a chair in the row below him. He brought a fist in front of him as he shouted down at his new teacher. "You've got this! Fire Dorm is behind ya, roast that fish!"
"Why do you have to make a fool of yourself...?" Sinata questioned, sighing.