Sakura refutes Naruto’s claim that she is lying. Although Naruto points out that she wouldn’t have come to the Land of Iron just to tell him that she loves him, Sakura insists that this is true. She urges Naruto to give up trying to bring Sasuke back to Konoha for her, but he declares that this is no longer his main reason for finding Sasuke. Sakura leaves without saying another word. She then begins her own search for Sasuke, unaware that Sai is leaving behind an inky clone. Elsewhere, the battle between Kisame and Killer Bee begins to heat up. Bee tries to attack Kisame several times, but Kisame’s Samehada absorbs his chakra before any of the attacks can connect.