Sakura and Ino reminisce about their childhood together and how they stopped being friends. The girls decide to become enemies and show no affection for each other. Intent on staying true to their promise, the rivals put their protectors on their foreheads. They decide to fight without mercy, as ninjas of their village, not as old friends. They lunge at each other. With the help of shadow clones, Sakura launches an attack and punches Ino in the face.