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 meet. In Gaara's team are two rookies: Korobi and Yaoki, who are afraid of Gaara because of his ultimate defence. Although Gaara is sent to the mission, many hunter-nin are after Gaara to kill him. After disposing of the hunter ninja, the team completes 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. In the real time Gaara said they probably might succeed because they have Naruto Uzumaki.