Later, When Shikamaru saw the Sand Siblings off, Temari teased him about crying in front of her, while he referred to her as troublesome. Shikamaru and Temari arrived at the Hokage's office together, as Shikamaru was Temari's escort.
Later, as they walked through the village, Naruto asked if they were on a date, which the two denied.
Back in the Sand Village, Temari receives permission from Gaara to personally investigate Shikamaru's mission, as she suspects him to be in danger.
Later, while the team got caught in a Gatekeepers genjutsu that dredges up old memories, the red scarf (that Hinata made and gave to Naruto, but was later ripped)that was in the process of being repaired got loose from her bag and wrapped around Naruto, sharing her memories and feelings with him.When Shikamaru starts acting strangely, Temari confronts him about it.Shikamaru lies to Temari about his mission, not wanting to involve her in a dangerous matter.This caused Shikamaru to become embarrassed and look away.Shikamaru and Temari were assigned to the same division with Shikamaru as Gaara's proxy commander.