Saya’s clone tells Naruto about Konoha’s decision to personally eliminate Sasuke. Although Sakura agrees, she couldn’t bring herself to tell Naruto about it and has forbidden her attendants to bring it up. Sai suggests that because of Sakura’s feelings for Sasuke, she plans to kill him herself, not only to repent for relying on Naruto for so long, but also to make sure that Sasuke does not stoop even lower in the path of darkness. Naruto ponders all of this, but is interrupted by the arrival of Gaara, who tells them about what happened at the Kage meeting, including Sasuke’s actions. Gaara urges Naruto to abandon Sasuke if he really wants to be the Hokage. Elsewhere, Tobi confronts Danzo as he returns to Konoha.