On Naruto's destroyed face in the Hokage Rock, Boruto faces off against Kawaki. Overlooking a destroyed Konohagakure, Kawaki declares the age of shinobi over. Donning his damaged forehead protector and activating his Byakugan, Boruto points out he is still a shinobi, and charges towards Kawaki. Boruto thinks back on his history, from a time he himself resented shinobi, more specifically his father, who he believed did not pay enough attention to his family on account of being Hokage. Boruto recalls a mission his team was assigned, subduing a bear. Upon reporting to Naruto, Katasuke interrupts them, asking Naruto's permission to allow the use of the Kote in the upcoming Chūnin Exams, which Naruto denies. Later, Katasuke provides Boruto with cheat codes for his video-game, and suggests the Chūnin Exams would be a way to show Naruto how strong he is. Elsewhere, Moegi hands her team admission papers to the exam. Shikadai and Inojin are not very excited about the idea, prompting her to deliver them letters from their mothers, which promptly changes their minds. Shikadai and Inojin meet with Boruto to play video-games. Sarada and Mitsuki join them, asking Boruto to participate in the Chūnin Exams, as it requires three-man teams. Shikadai notices Boruto's game has cheat codes, and leaves, believing the fun of the game being grinding for experience. Sarada and Mitsuki believe they convince Boruto to take the exams, when in reality, he wants to prove himself to his father. They are interrupted by Hinata and Himawari, who have groceries for Himawari's birthday party. Naruto joins them for the party, but at the last moment, Naruto drops the cake on the floor when the shadow clone is dispersed, angering Boruto. Hinata tries to defend Naruto's situation. Later, when the door bell rings, Boruto believes it to be Naruto, but actually it is Sasuke, looking for Naruto. Hinata informs him Naruto is still at the office. Sasuke hands Naruto a scroll from Kaguya's castle, and the two discuss Boruto. Later, Boruto tries attacking Sasuke, who effortlessly avoids it. Impressed with Sasuke, Boruto asks to be his disciple.