It is left to speculation exactly how Sabaku no Gaara became Kazekage. In a village that despised him, with a family that feared him, and in an environment so full of animosity the tension was nearly palpable, how did Shukaku's jinchuriki become the leader of Sunagakure? What was working wonders from the shadows, or to be more precise, whom? The story of a comrade that has done nothing but wander her entire life unfolds, and Gaara soon finds that Uzumaki Naruto is not the only one capable of compassion. Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto. No original part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems without written permission in writing from the author. The only exception is by a reviewer, who may quote short excerpts in a published review. This excludes content that originated from Naruto.