Hiashi told Neji that he had left the village despite what was going on because both Hinata and Neji were precious to him. Team Ebisu is surprised to hear the story, unaware that such a crisis had happened during the Konoha Crush. Neji divulges that sometime after, the two Kumo-nin were apprehended and the situation was dealt internally with Kumogakure to avoid a conflict. The three genin pester Neji to explain what Naruto had to do with the story, and Neji tells them that if Naruto hadn't changed his perspective on life and destiny during their fight, then he may not have agreed to go save Hinata. However, they are unsatisfied with the story and Neji tells them to go ask somebody else for a story about Naruto.