Deidara informs Team 7 that they are too late; Gaara is dead. An enraged Naruto rushes at them, but Deidara merely flies away with Gaara’s body. Naruto chases after him to retrieve Gaara’s body. Kakashi joins the chase, instructing Chiyo and Sakura to keep Sasori occupied until Team Gaya returns. Team Gaya, however, is concerned about fighting his own replicas. Sakura is worried that they will have to face Sasori themselves, noticing this Chiyo calms her down by telling her not to worry. Sasori destroys his Akatsuki cloak, exposing his scorpion-like body, and declares his intention to kill them both.