- A large part of the fic's humor comes from Shikako's running commentary on numerous situations. One such point is when the squad first encounters Zabuza as he scares them by... talking to them while hiding in the mist. While the effect is actually scary, Shikako can't help but remark on this and wonder why he's still talking.
Shikako (in her head): Hello, my name is Zabuza Momochi and I'll be your assassin this evening.
- The entirety of the water fight scene. Especially when Haku pushed Zabuza into the water.
Come to the dark side, we have cookies.
- The "fight" between Kiba and Shikako in chapter 32.
- And this little exchange in chapter 36 when Gaara lets the Ichibi, Shukaku out:
Temari: Only the Kazekage can deal with him when he's like this.Shikako: Hmm. We're fresh out of Kazekages.Kiba: Yeah, I can imagine that. 'Ahem. Excuse me, Kazekage sir, could you please abandon the battle and come restrain your Jinchuriki? It seems to be getting out of hand. Much appreciated'.Kiba: Well, y'know. Foreign Kage. Got to be on your best behaviour, right?Temari: You're all mad.
- Chapter 61: "Everyone is making such dramatic entrances today."
- The Land of Tea arc, where Aoi pulls out the Sword of the Thunder God and the first thought Shikako thinks is 'Thatů is a lightsaber'
"With hair like that, you look like a girl from the right angle."
- During the same fight, she uses his own Trash Talk tactic against him. Seeing normally-civil Shikako annoyed enough by an opponent to go all out with the trash talk is hilarious enough, but she does it... by accusing him of sleeping his way into his rank.
- Chapter 63:
Jiraiya: You kids do seem to land yourselves right in the middle of some serious messes.Kakashi: You don't know half of it. I've been gone for a week and come back to find they've done an A-rank without me.Sasuke: (smirking) Three. Technically, we did three A-ranks without you.(Kakashi stares)Sasuke: One of them started aboutů half an hour after you left.Kakashi: Stop talking. Just... stop.
- Chapter 91's three nation fist bump, in which the Chunin exam students from Konoha, Suna, and Kiri set up an alliance in a way their superiors could never understand.
- When Shikako has her first fight of the second Chunin exam tournament, she defeats her opponent way too easily for her tastes. So she tries to monologue her way into a more interesting fight, to no avail. The best part is the reaction from the Kage's box.
Tsunade: Who the hell taught her to monologue in the middle of a fight like that?Kakashi: (immediately) Zabuza.Zabuza: The hell are you talking about?Kakashi: Well, she had to have learnt it somewhere. (shakes his head) You were such a bad influence on my Genin.
- Most of the chapter of Sunshine Sidestories could count as a CMOF.
- In her third round match against Gaara there are several. Some are Shikako's internal commentary due to the adrenaline, such as singing "I felt like I could fly. Red Bull gives you wings~" to herself. Some are Gaara's reactions, as there are several points where his eyes go very wide in reaction to Shikako's actions, including her opening gambit of changing the entire field, but the crowning moment of the fight has to be after Shikako has lashed out with several strikes from the Sword of the Thunder God. She points it at him like a gun, braces herself, and lights up ten little lights wrapped around her arm.
"Lightning Style," I shouted, because volume meant something, "Super Beam Cannon."I flicked the sword on, blade pointing straight at him.By this point, there was no disbelief. Gaara didn't have the momentary pause of 'does she mean it'. Didn't stop to consider.Which was good. Because I was so full of shit.
- Then she uses a scroll to seal away his Shukaku Shield.
- Filling out their promotion paperwork is an amusing mix of the kids both being professional and acting their age. When Tusme takes Shikako with her Kiba sing-songs, "You're in trouble," which earned him a cuff around the ears. Then Shikako comes back and Kiba asks about the additional papers she's working on, which are for her promotion to Special Jonin:
"Promotion paperwork?" Kiba asked, reading the header upside down. "What, you didn't do it already? I am disappointed."I tapped the second line with my pen, directing his eyes."No," he said. "You didn't."There was a brief flurry around the table as we proved just how easily sensory specialist ninja could cheat on paperwork."Uh, surprise?" I said, shrugging awkwardly.There was a resounding silence.Then Sasuke flat out rolled his eyes at me "No one is actually surprised," he said, tone implying 'you idiot' in the exact same fond intonation he would have used on Naruto.
"Come on, you can't be that surprised," Kiba said. "You were there. That thing where you fought a Jinchuriki? Ring any bells?""Gaara is the Kazekage now," I blurted out, unthinkingly, because Tsunade had just told me and the fact was right at the tip of my tongue.It was a mistake.Sasuke very calmly put his head down on the table.Kiba started laughing so hard he wheezed.
- Followed by Shikako being surprised that no one else is surprised, people explaining their reasons, and thenů