Shizune informs Sakura that Sarada has left town to meet Sasuke with Naruto after seeing the picture with team Taka. Sakura explains to Shizune that she is worried Sarada might end up getting into conflicts if she is near Sasuke. At the tower, Sasuke pierces his sword into a pillar behind Sarada, and tries to grab her, but recognizes her after she calls him "dad". Naruto shows up with Chocho, and Sasuke angrily asks him the reason for bringing kids along, but Sarada tells him that she purposely follows Naruto to meet him, as she wants to know whether or not Sakura is her real mother. Meanwhile, Shizune gets to know from Sakura that Sarada has awakened her Sharingan a long time ago. Sakura tells Shizune that she doesn't want Sarada to find out her father was an enemy of Konoha in the past. Sarada complaints to Sasuke that he's never been around, and that her mother never tells her anything. Sarada asks Sasuke about the woman in the picture (Karin) and his reason for abandoning his family for mission, but he replies simply that she has nothing to do it. After hearing his answer, she cries out and leaves the tower, and Naruto asks Sasuke if it wouldn't be better to let her know. Both reminisce about the time when Sasuke leaves Konoha in order to stay vigilant lest threat like Kaguya comes, as such a menace would bring global harm. Sasuke's mission is kept a secret, even at the cost of his daughter's possible, future resentment. Naruto then leaves the tower and tries to comfort Sarada. Later, a mysterious person talks to Shin about his plan to revive "Akatsuki", and prepares to attack everyone at the tower along with several persons who look like Shin. That person uses blades to attack Naruto, who foils the attack using Kurama's chakra. Then Sasuke joins the fight, and tries to defeat the enemy using Fire style. The enemy uses Shin as a shield. He then introduces himself as Shin Uchiha, and tells all present about his plan to revive Akatsuki using Sasuke's Sharingan. Sasuke asks Naruto to protect Sarada, and decides to fight Shin alone. As Sasuke is about to attack him, Sasuke's sword suddenly pierces Naruto, as Shin explains that such is his Dōjutsu (Visual Prowess). Accordingly, Sasuke realizes that Shin had marked his sword in their fight earlier. Because of Naruto's injury, Kurama's chakra fades, and Shin attacks Sarada with his blades, but Sasuke comes in their way to protect her, injuring himself in the process. Shin stops Sasuke's movements through the blades piercing Sasuke's body. Shin moves to take Sasuke's Sharingan, but Sakura suddenly appears and defeats the enemy with a single punch. Sarada stands surprised at the former Team 7's resilience and power, even as Naruto's injury has already started healing. Sakura hugs Sarada and apologizes to Sasuke for not explaining things to their daughter. Naruto grabs both older and younger Shin, and drags them towards himself. As they are about to get near Naruto, Shin's mysterious creatures begins teleporting Shin himself and Sarada to his place, but Sakura pushes her daughter out of the way. Sakura then ends up in Shin's hideout, and finds herself surrounded by more of his sons.