|The Huge Pitter-Patter Attack Plan of Love!|
|Romaji||Ai no Kyodai na Patapata Kougeki Sakusen!|
|← The Ninja Rock Lee||Rock Lee vs. Neji Hyuga →|
The Huge Pitter-Patter Attack Plan of Love! (愛の巨大なパタパタ攻撃作戦！ Ai no Kyodai na Patapata Kougeki Sakusen!) is Chapter 2 of the manga.
Rock Lee asks Sakura Haruno to be his girlfriend, and once again, she turns him down. Devastated, Lee walks around and finds an Icha Icha book, belonging to Kakashi Hatake, on the ground. Reading the x-rated book, Lee reveals to his teammates, Neji Hyuga and Tenten that he has discovered the secret to impressing women. With this, he leaves to make Sakura his girlfriend.
Later, Lee offers to clean the bench that Sakura and Hinata Hyuga are about to sit on, according to the first tactic of the Icha Icha book, which tells him to "appeal to girls with casual tenderness". As he is cleaning, he is resolved on the thought that if he cleans harder, he will be able to train his arms as well, and ends up being perceived as a clean freak to Sakura.
Following the second tactic that states that girls are weak to flowers, Lee presents flowers to Sakura as a gift, but they are infested by bees. He attempts to hit every bee, but ends up punching Sakura instead. Quickly obeying the third tactic that tells him to honestly express his feelings, he attempts to, but gets sting by a bee. This causes him to cry out in pain, and Sakura mistakes that for him calling her a "pig" and becomes enraged.
Convinced that things were not turning out well for him, Lee resorts to the fourth tactic which is to forcefully kiss her and attract her attention. However, his face is utterly devastated by bee stings and bruises, to the point where it frightens Sakura, and she runs away.
Depressed, Lee isolates himself, and Tenten attempts to console him. Kakashi then arrives and warns them of a lone ninja group from another country lurking around the village. Lee asks for advice from him on how to be cool, and Kakashi replies that "cool guys are guys that protect their precious friends".
Having seen the Kiri ninja, Sakura is about to be killed by them. However, Lee arrives and defeats them with a bee inspired attack, earning an apology from Sakura. As he extends his hand to walk her home, he accidentally grabs her breasts which results to a typical Sakura beat down.
Defeated once again, Lee returns to Tenten as he cry away his pain. However, Tenten reminds them that he has still defended his precious friend, thus completing his mission. Happy, he tries to hug her but notices another Icha Icha on the ground, and Tenten realizes he has not learned a thing from his exploits.