Sakura: (Crying) Don't do this, Sasuke, you don't have to be alone. You told me that day how painful solitude can be. I understand that pain now. I have a family, and friends, but, if you were gone, Sasuke, it would be the same thing for me. As being all alone.
Sasuke: (Imagines a picture of Team 7) This is a new beginning. Each of us has a new path lying before us.
Sakura: Sasuke! I'm so in love with you I can't even stand it! If you would only be with me, I promise, I'd never let you regret it. Every day would be a joy. I can give you happiness! I'd do anything for you, Sasuke, so please! I'm begging you, don't walk away! I'll even help you get your revenge! I'll do whatever it takes to make it happen, I swear! So stay here... with me... and if you can't... Take me with you, Sasuke.
Sasuke: (Turns around) You haven't changed. You're still annoying.
(Sasuke continues to leave)
Sakura: Don't leave me! (runs towards Sasuke) If you go, I'll scream and- (Sasuke disappears, and reappears behind Sakura)
Sasuke: Sakura... Thank you for everything. (Knocks out Sakura)
Sakon: We've been waiting for you, Sasuke.
Sasuke: So what's with the change of attitude?
Sakon: It had already been decided that the moment you abandoned the village, you would become our new leader. Please forgive the rudeness we displayed earlier.
Sasuke: Hmph, like I care. Let's go. This is the beginning.
Sakura: I know about your clan, Sasuke, I do. But seeking revenge, that won't bring anyone happiness. Nobody at all. Not you...and not me.
Sasuke: I knew it. I'm not the same as you. I'm traveling a path the rest of you can't follow. I know that the four of us have worked together, and, for a while, I thought I could take that road instead, but in the end, I've decided on revenge. That's always been my reason for living. I'll never be like you and Naruto.
Sasuke: Just keep your nose out of my business. It's none of your concern.
Sakon: You mustn't lose sight of your purpose. Life in this village is little more than bondage for you. Sever your ties to this pathetic place. If you can do that, there will be no limit to the power you can wield. Remember your purpose!
Sakon: One shouldn't use the curse mark so recklessly, kid. Although it doesn't like you have much of a handle on it, do you? If you unleash it for too long, the curse will start to eat away at your body. You're in the early stages of it, so it shouldn't sink its teeth into you too quickly, but once it spreads through your body, your former self will be gone, never again to return.
Sakon: Come on now, you didn't really think you Lord Orochimaru's only pet, did you?
Sasuke: (Thinking) Why? All my barrages were solid. This guy... It's like I never even hit him.
Jiraiya: Aren't you a fine one to talk, teaching the Chidori to someone like Sasuke? I knew he was a hothead, but I never imagined he'd be willing to use a jutsu that powerful against a comrade from his own village. Obviously there's bad blood between them, but where in the world does it come from?
Tayuya: In exchange for the curse's power, you will be tethered to Lord Orochimaru. All semblance of freedom will be lost to you. To gain one thing, another must be left behind. What is your purpose in this life? To stay here in this backwater village, hiding with your little friends? Surely you haven't forgotten Itachi Uchiha?
Sakura: I have family, and I have friends, but if you're gone...Sasuke...it'll be the same as being alone!
Sasuke: From here on...a new path will open for all of us.
Sakura: I know about your clan, but revenge... That won't make anyone happy. No one. Neither you...nor I.
Sasuke: Just as I thought. I walk a different path than you guys. I tried to think that it was my path to do the things we've done up until now. The four of us did things together, but my heart decided on revenge in the end. That's my purpose in life.
Sakura: If you leave, I'll scream!
(Sasuke appears behind Sakura)
Sasuke: Sakura...thank you.
(Sasuke knocks her out)
Sasuke: After all this time...you're still annoying!
YTV Airdate: October 19, 2007
Sasuke leaves the village at the end of this episode.
Original Airdate: November 17, 2004
Original Episode Title: Temptation of the Sound
Romaji Episode Title: Oto no Sasoi
Kanji Episode Title: 音の誘い
Sakura finally tells Sasuke that she loves him.