It's the day of team assignments. Mariko scraped by, mostly on the strength of her perfect test scores. She's well aware that her disdain for attendance and doing homework has left her as firmly dead-last, though, behind even Shikamaru and Kiba.
But it's not like scores matter in the real world.
Iruka's been going through the team assignment list. Mariko doesn't pay any attention, until she hears her own name - "Team Seven will be Uzumaki Mariko, Uchiha Rian, and Dojone Taijin. Team Eight..."
(She... Doesn't know either of them, except by reputation.)