With Lee unconscious, Sakura has to defend by herself. One of the Sound Genin, Kin Tsuchi, takes hold of her hair and insults her for spending so much time on her looks. This remark spurs her into cutting her hair to free herself from Kin's grasp. Freed, Sakura battles Zaku Abumi, though he quickly gains the advantage. Unknown to Sakura that Team 10 were watching from a distance while Ino remembers their childhood memories. Team 10 runs to Sakura's aid before it was too late.