Akahoshi has found Natsuhi. He drains the chakra from Shisou and Yotaka and combines it with his own. Natsuhi gets the upper hand in the battle when Sumaru and the other young trainees show up. Akahoshi attacks Sumaru, to everyone's surprise. They question why he would do such a thing until Naruto tells them that Natsuhi is Sumaru's mom. Natsuhi gives in to Akahoshi to save her son's life and gives the star to him. Akahoshi tells the trainee's to return to the village and leave Sumaru since he is a son of a traitor. Hokuto says that she will not leave Sumaru and Akahoshi brands her a rogue ninja. Naruto, Neji, Lee, Tenten, and Hokuto take Natsuhi and Sumaru to Natsuhi's hideout for them to rest and recuperate.
As Naruto, Lee, Tenten, and Hokuto wait outside and look at the stars, Neji comes with grave news about Natsuhi. It seems that the battle with Akahoshi has left her extremely weakened. Neji tells them if she tries to use her jutsu again, it could very well kill her. They argue and decide the best thing to do would be to take Natsuhi and Sumaru back to the village for treatment. Sumaru and Natsuhi awaken and talk. Sumaru is angry with her at first because she had to leave him behind. Sumaru realizes how much his mother was hurting for having to leave him behind and they both hug and cry as she sings him the song from his childhood using her chakra to put him to sleep.
Naruto and the others come in to find Sumaru asleep at the desk. Naruto tells him that his mother is gone. Neji and Sumaru realize where she has gone. She has gone to take the star back. She reaches the building and finds the star. She begins to destroy it when Akahoshi, Yatoka, and Shisou attack her from behind with kunai knives striking her in the back. She tries to use her jutsu, but it winds up mortally weakening her. She stars to write something and she dies. Sumaru feels her death and vows that he will seek vengence against Akahoshi.