Begging for One's Life…!!
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|Arc||Sasuke Retrieval Arc|
As their chakra is slowly consumed by Jirōbō, Shikamaru analyzes the damage that Kiba is doing to their rock prison in his attempts to break out. He offers to give up the others if Jirōbō will let him go, but Jirōbō refuses. Most of the Sasuke Retrieval Team concludes he is a traitor but Chōji, trusting Shikamaru, recognizes that he has a plan. Shikamaru informs them that, although their prison repairs itself, the process is slowed at the point furthest from Jirōbō. Ashamed for doubting him, the team focuses their attacks on that area and are able to escape.