Naruto and Sakura are upset about another failure to bring Sasuke back. Sai cheers them up with the fact that they still have time before Orochimaru takes possession of Sasuke’s body, and adds that he will help them in the future. They return to the Hidden Leaf. Sai reports back to Danzo and, despite the fact that he didn’t follow orders, asks to remain as part of Team 7. Danzo agrees, but warns him about the bad influence of his emotions. Later, Sai begins work on a new painting, but decides to stop because he can spend time with his new friends instead.