The interrogation of the Hidden Rain prisoner that Jiraiya captured was entrusted to Ibiki, while the examination of Paine’s body was assigned to Shizuna. Shikamaru visits Leaf’s Cryptanalysis Team to try to decipher Jiraiya’s dying message, but they conclude that it cannot be done without first establishing the key, something that only someone close to Jiraiya can understand. Shikamaru asks around and it becomes apparent that Naruto is the only one who can help. Naruto, still wearing mourning for Jiraiya, found it difficult to concentrate. Thanks to a visit to the pregnant Kurenai, Shikamaru encouraged Naruto by telling him that he had also lost his teacher, and that nevertheless they could not waste time sobbing because they must eventually become as cool as their deceased mentors.