Hashirama continues to tell his story about their friendship with Madara Uchiha, when at their younger years they meet at a river and a frustrated Madara tries to skip his stone to the other side. Hashirama surprises Madara by skipping his stone as well and reaches the other side of the river. As Madara vents out his frustration, a feeling humiliated Hashirama apologises to Madara and they started their unique friendship despite not disclosing their surnames. Back in the Senju clan, a funeral for the fallen ninjas including Hashirama's younger brother, Kawarama, has been held. Hashirama vents out his disapproval to his father about children being put to war but his father punches Hashirama. Hashirama talked to his brothers Tobirama and Itama about the ongoing war with the Uchiha clan and the utilisation of children to fight its adversary. Another fight erupts with the Senjus against the Uchihas and Itama has been killed by Uchiha shinobi. Hashirama arrives late and saw his brother dead. At the river, Madara notices a depressed Hashirama and Madara had the same feeling as well where he reveals that he had also brothers who are fallen to the ongoing war. Despite their depression, they continue their training and their friendship blooms as well. After their training, Tobirama arrives to Hashirama telling that their father has something to tell very important. At the Senju clan, Hashirama's father, Butsuma tells them that he asked Tobirama to tail Hashirama and the boy, Madara, being acquainted to Hashirama hails from the Uchiha clan noting that Madara killed adult ninjas from their clan. Butsuma warns Hashirama that this could lead to treason and in order from being punished, Butsuma asks Hashirama to follow Madara after their training and if Madara becomes suspicious, Butsuma recommends Hashirama to kill Madara.