Confronting Deidara, Gaara wastes no time in attacking the Akatsuki member sent to capture in an aerial battle above Sunagakure. Meanwhile, Kankuro is alerted to the Akatsuki’s presence and begins mobilizing the troops. Back in Konoha, despite having the advantage, Naruto and Sakura cannot get close enough to Kakashi to get the bells. However, realizing that Kakashi had not read Make-Up Tactics completely, Naruto devises a scheme with Sakura to force Kakashi to cover his ears and eyes by threatening to reveal the book’s ending. This creates an opening for the younger ninja to each take a bell.