Meanwhile at Ichiraku Ramen shop Sakura, Sai, and Naruto were all enjoying a bowl of ramen. "Jeeze when is Kakashi-sensei going to return from that mission?" asked Sakura to her team mates. "I don't know" said Naruto with his mouth full of ramen. "It has been along time since he left the village." added Sai, “Maybe something has happened to him.". "I sure hope not, he was going to teach me a new technique when he got back. And if I am going to bring back Sasuke I need to get stronger." said Naruto after he gulped down his 4th bowl of ramen. While Sai and Naruto were talking Sakura noticed the time, it was almost twelve o'clock. "Hey guys we have to go it's almost twelve, and maybe Kakashi-sensei is back from his mission and then we can get our next mission, from Lady Tsunade."explained Sakura. "Alright, I'm ready." announced Sai as he got up from his stool. They both were about to leave when they looked behind them and saw Naruto scarfing down his 6th bowl of ramen. "Let's go Naruto! We are going to be late!" yelled Sakura. "Ok Sakura." said Naruto in a monotone voice.