Teuchi's surprised when Naruto visits Ramen Ichiraku, and Iruka arrives, stating it is his treat. In Sunagakure, Gaara manages to protect the village from Deidara's C3 using his sand, though it costs him a large amount of chakra. Deidara reveals that when Gaara crushed his arm, he managed to mix some of his explosive clays with sand. Deidara activates the clay bomb ants and blows up the shell of protective sand around Gaara. When their Kazekage become vulnerable due to the loss of the sand protection, the Sunagakure shinobi try to attack Deidara, still riding his clay bird, to no avail. Already weak, with his last bit of power, Gaara manages to move the sand he used to protect the village from C3 out of the village. Deidara succeeds in capturing Gaara.