Making the decision to leave Konoha behind and follow the path Orochimaru has offered, Sasuke packs and turns his Team 7 photo face down. However, as he tries to vanish at nightfall, Sakura blocks his path, only to get her heart broken by his cruelty. Shikamaru is assigned the leadership of the gennin squad that will go to retrieve Sasuke and draws a plan. Meanwhile, Sasuke is informed that death is a possibly after consuming the pill that enhances the Curse Seal but he doesn’t hold back. Konoha’s gennins team prepares to fight with the four sound ninjas who accompany Sasuke as he is unconscious. Kiba, Chouji and Shikamaru engage into battles, but the Sound ninjas aren’t easy opponents.