Basil punches Tsuna into a wall, the latter stating that it really hurt. Reborn, however, states that if he hadn't passed the first stage, he would have passed out. Reborn then shoots Tsuna, sending him into Dying Will Mode.
Tsuna unleashes a barrage of punches, but Basil catches his last one, stating that he was willing to die too much, and that he need only to be willing to die for a short moment. Tsuna gathers rocks and throws them at Basil, but he dodges them all, catches one, and throws it into the cliff behind Tsuna, loosening a boulder onto Tsuna, squashing him.
At Ryohei's training, Colonnello tells him to smash a rock with his bare hands, prompting Ryohei to reply that it was impossible. Colonnello, however, shoots Ryohei to give him an example. Ryohei then understands that you make the body into a gun, and compress your punch into the "bullet". Iemitsu, hiding in the bushes, comments on Colonnello's acceptance of Ryohei.