Naruto continues to train with Fukasaku. During the break Fukasaku informs him that it is almost impossible to use Sage Mode in combat on his own. Naruto begins to doubt the usefulness of his training, but Fukasaku adds that merging with each other is necessary to compensate for this shortcoming. Meanwhile, Paine’s attack on the Village of Hidden Leaf was underway. Iruka was found by the Way of the Devas asking about Naruto’s whereabouts. Iruka refuses to say anything. The Way of the Devas intends to kill him, but Kakashi intervenes and saves Iruku. While Iruka escapes, Kakashi begins to fight the Way of Deva and discovers that, for some reason, he can’t get close to Paine. Meanwhile, Shizune discovers that the rods in Paine’s body are actually chakra receivers. News of Payne’s invasion sweeps the village. Tsunade calls for Naruto to return.