Nine-tailed didn’t expect to see Sasuke inside Naruto’s subconscious, noting that Sasuke is very similar to Madaru Uchiha. In response, Sasuke suppresses the fox and as soon as he disappears he warns him not to kill Naruto. Sasuke and Naruto return to the real world, where Yamato declares he can no longer hold back and tries to grab Sasuke. Sasuke breaks free and prepares to end it all, but is stopped by Orochimaru. Orochimaru says that Team 7 should be left alive so that they can kill the other Akatsuki members, which will eventually make it easier to get close to Itachi. Sasuke agrees with his argument, and together they all disappear.