Kimimaro takes Sasuke’s coffin away from Shikamaru and Naruto. While Tayuya is stunned to see him, the former, dying leader of the Sound Four, Kimimaro tells her that he won’t kill her if she takes care of Shikamaru and Naruto. He leaves to take Sasuke to Orochimaru. Naruto and Shikamaru team up against Tayuya, but Naruto only pretends to involve her in the fight, instead following Kimimaro and finding him in the field. Orochimaru laments elsewhere for not being able to get Kimimaro’s body, his improved genome was most coveted by Orochimaru.