The tree clone Yamato examines Sai’s corpse. Although it looked like Sai was killed by Orochimaru in order to stop the pursuit, the tree clone soon establishes that it is a fake and continues on its way. Team 7 also continues to follow, but is forced to stop due to Sakura’s injuries. Although Sakura does not want Naruto to know that he is the one who injured her, Yamato secretly tells him. He urges Naruto not to rely on the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox if he really wants to protect his friends. Taking a breath, Sakura flips through a book of Sai’s drawings.