Sakura comes across Sai working on an abstract painting. He tells her that he's unable to give it a title. Bothered by his manner, Sakura finds an unusual picture book among Sai's things. As the group later hurries toward Tenchikyo they are on guard against a possible ambush by the Akatsuki. Yamato is aware of the difficulty of the goal of this mission, which is to take Sasori’s spy into custody, so he pairs everyone up in the event that a battle begins.