Jiraiya is approached by the village's elders, who offer him the position of Fifth Hokage. He declines, saying that Tsunade would be a much better candidate for the title. He offers to find her for Konoha, though asks that he be allowed to take Naruto with him. Meanwhile, Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki enter Konoha - a guard stops them at an entrance, but is put to sleep by Itachi's genjutsu. Sasuke is seen thinking about the night of his parents' death and his inability to stop it - but throws a kunai knife at the place where he perceived his memory. Naruto completes his morning training and meets up with Konohamaru, who is gazing at the mountainside image of the Third. Konohamaru impresses Naruto with his commitment to rebuilding the village, and when he asks why Naruto was there, Naruto hands him a coupon for free ramen at Ichiraku.
Sasuke is called to a teashop by Kakashi, meeting Asuma and Kurenai who are already there. Within the teashop are Kisame and Itachi, which the three Jonin realize but don't convey; with a nod by Kakashi the two younger Jonin head to meet up with the duo, while Sasuke is whisked away by Kakashi. Asuma Sarutobi and Kurenai Yuhi engage in battle, though Itachi and Kisame quickly gain the advantage. As Asuma and Kurenai are about to be killed, Kakashi comes to their rescue.