Lee reminds Naruto that he promised Sakura to bring Sasuke back to Konoha. Naruto leaves Kimimaro for Lee and follows Sasuke. After returning to Konoha from his mission, Gai rushes to Tsunade to find out how Lee’s operation went. She informs him that Lee’s surgery went well, and they both learn that Lee has left the hospital. Tsunade notices that Lee forgot his medicine, accidentally taking sake instead. Gai is horrified by this news. Lee and Kimimaro begin to fight, but Kimimaro has no trouble predicting and blocking Lee’s blows. After Lee takes a short break to take his “medicine,” he becomes drunk and assumes the Drunken Fist pose, preparing to fight Kimimaro.