A young Sasuke asks Itachi to spend time with him but Itachi declines and leaves for a mission. Their parents tell Sasuke they will be leaving the next day but Sasuke decides to stay home with Itachi, who spends their time alone training with Sasuke. After dinner, they sleep outside and Itachi tries to teach the meaning of their clan symbol to Sasuke, who simply says he will surpass him. By morning, Itachi has already left. A young Sakura spends her time in a makeshift hideout to avoid bullying and how to hide her forehead. She meets Ino, who helps her fix her bangs and offers her encouragement. Sakura later tells her parents she made a friend. She tells Ino about her crush on Sasuke, much to Ino's jealousy. When Sakura tries to confess, Sasuke asks who she is and she flees in frustration.