Gaara is consulting with Temari and Kankurō, about helping to restore Konohagakure, thus wondering will they make it. Meanwhile he remembers a joint mission with Team 7. On the rendezvous point the two teams met. In Gaara's team were two rookies: Korobi and Yaoki, who were afraid of Gaara because of his ultimate defence. Although Gaara was sent to the mission, many hunter-nin were after Gaara to kill him. After disposing of the hunter ninja, the team completed their primary mission of eliminating the bandits. In the end, Yaoki and Korobi became Gaara's first friends, thus creating one of his very first bonds with people. Gaara knows that Konoha's reconstruction would succeed because they have Naruto Uzumaki.