Originally Posted by Wind Sage 00
See, that's the only thing though. Why would Kishi place Gai and his team out there if not for a real reason. I'm not satisfied with an explanation that it just shows the sudden nature of the attack and all, or that he's protecting those characters...Even though I've previously said this, its still not enough for me.
Gai and his team will come across something important on their way back to Konoha. It may not be Nagato, but it could be something to help advance the story or help out Naruto.
i bet they actually find nagatos hideout by accident!
really nice story special one !! ;-)