Chiyo lacks the chakra to complete her technique and may die in vain. Eager to help Gaara and unaware of the consequences of the technique for Chiyo, Naruto offers to bring Gaara back. Delighted that Naruto, the Leaf ninja, is so eager to help Gaara, the Sand ninja, Chiyo agrees. As the transfer nears its conclusion, Chiyo urges Naruto to continue to form bonds of friendship with the rival villages, doing things that her generation disapproved of. Before she dies, she also asks Sakura not to risk her life any longer for some old woman’s life in the future. Gaara awakens and sees himself surrounded by all the Hidden Sand ninja who have gone in search of him.