Information about Gaara’s safe rescue reaches Leaf. Shizune asks whether Tsunade’s decision to send Naruto to fight Akatsuki was reasonable, to which she replies that only Naruto, as a jinchuuriki, could understand Gaara. In Hidden Sand, Team 7 visits Chiyo’s grave and is about to head home with Team Gaia. They say goodbye to the Trinity of the Sand Relatives, and Naruto silently shakes Gaara’s hand. Since Kakashi couldn’t move due to the abuse of his Mangekyo Sharingan, Gai decides to carry him on his back to the Hidden Leaf, which worries the members of Team 7 and Gai. At this time, Toby finds Deidara’s ring still on his severed arm and assumes he is dead. Deidara shows up and tells him to give his hand back, and when Toby refuses, he attacks him. At the same time in the Hidden Leaf, a guy named Cy is told that he will soon join Team 7.