Kankuro has been defeated and his puppets destroyed. He makes one last attempt to hurt Sasori, but the latter easily stops him being the creator of these puppets. Having managed to hit Kankuro with poison during the battle, Sasori leaves him and leaves with Deidara, keeping in mind that his victim will die three days later. Kankuro loses consciousness and is later picked up by Hidden Sand troops sent to provide support. Sand’s ninja medics are unable to heal him, but it becomes clear to them that the wounds were caused by Sasori’s hands. Meanwhile, in the Leaf, Team 7 prepares to move out. Jiraiya speaks to Naruto before he leaves and reminds him not to use that technique. On their way to the Sand, they meet Temari, who is also eager to get into the village.