Naruto is still unable to summon the toad, much to Jiraiya’s annoyance. Meanwhile, Kakashi climbs up the steep cliff, contemplating the last Leaf Council, where words about Orochimaru’s possible attack on the village were heard. Sasuke is waiting for him at the top, ready to begin his training for the upcoming Chuunin Exam fights. Sakura and Ino are in the Konoha hospital, looking for Uchiha but unaware that he is already busy training. Their attention is drawn to the nurse screaming forbidding Rock Lee to train, as his injuries are still pending. However, he doesn’t listen to her, which soon causes him to faint. Sakura, impressed by Lee’s determination, leaves him flowers that she had originally prepared for Sasuke.