Naruto looks around the area and becomes confused by the damage, unaware that he is responsible for it all. They stumble upon the place where Sai met with Orochimaru and find Sai’s things there, including his picture book, scattered nearby. Yamato, whose tree clone saw everything with his own eyes, informs them that Sai has joined Orochimaru, and that his tree clone has followed them to the base. They assume that Sai is cooperating with Orochimaru on Danzo’s orders, and intend to find him to find out why, but first wait for Naruto to rest after the negative effects on his body of the Nine-Tail. Meanwhile, the tree clone Yamato stumbles upon Sai hanging from a tree.