Pride month Sanji!
He would be a Hyperromanatic Heterosexual ally
Dinner with the straw hats was interesting, to say the least. Sanji was actually a really good cook. He still doesn't seem to like me though. Luffy keeps snatching food off my plate, Nami slapping his hand away as she was sitting right next to me. Eventually, he learns to ask for my food. I nod anyway, as this is still more food than I get on a daily basis. Nami still gets ticked off by the rubber hand reaching in front of her. She brings her fork down hard on his hand when It creeps over once again.
"Ouch!!" Luffy pulls his hand back in pain "What was that for?!"
"Don't reach over other peoples' plates!" Nami scowled.
"But (m/n) said I could!!"
"They said you could have their food. Not that you could reach over my plate to get it!" Nami sighs. Luffy thinks for a moment before stretching his arm behind Nami and snaking it between us to reach my food. Nami huffs before going back to eating.
I sneak glances around the table. Zoro is eating while he and Sanji are arguing about who saved me earlier, winning the bet. Franky, Ussop, and Chopper are joking and playing with their food while Luffy takes a break from taking my food to join them. Sanji stops yelling at Zoro to yell at them to get their chopsticks out of their noses. Robin was peacefully eating with her nose in a book. As soon as I looked over, she looked up and gave me a knowing look. I bristled and turned away.
"So, (m/n)," Ussop piped up, taking the chopsticks out of his face. "What is your story?"
I sweat dropped, not wanting to write all that down. I start making motions with my hands. The crew, other than Sanji, Zoro, Robin, and Nami give me weird looks. Zoro takes a long swig of sake before speaking.
"They are mute." He says, wiping his mouth. I nod my head.
"Whaaaaaaaatttt???"Luffy gasps through a mouth full of food. Nami smacks him on the back of his head.
"You already knew that!!!" She yells at the rubber man who is now rubbing the back of his head and blabbering.
"They had this device that allowed them to speak, but it was destroyed," Zoro said.
"Ohh, that isn't super," Franky piped up "I could make you a new one."
I frantically waved my hands in front of my face to say he didn't need to, but he reassured me that it would not be a problem. Although, it would be a problem. He would make a voice aid and not a voice modifier. I couldn't tell him that I needed a modifier because my cover would be blown, and I couldn't use the one he makes because I do not need a fully fabricated voice. I sighed. I was going to have to tell them sooner or later. Nami shot me a side smile to reassure me.
I jumped off the side of the ship and landed on the docks. Waving goodbye to a potential crew, I turned and walked back to my house.
It was a hot and noisy night, many were out partying and drinking. I decided to take my time and involve myself in my thoughts. I was slowly walking down the street looking up at the sky, and I ended up bumping into someone. I wasn't going fast enough to fall down or push the other person down, I just sort of face planted into their chest. Literally their chest cause they weren't wearing a freaking shirt. I stepped back and bowed to show my apologies without looking up at the person.
"Just watch where you are going next time, miss." A deep voice rumbled. I look up abruptly in shock. The man had tan skin with tattoos all over, short black hair with a sole patch. He was wearing jeans with a long coat that was unbuttoned to reveal his chest. Atop his head was a fluffy looking hat. He chuckled at my surprise.
"Yes, I know you are female. Doctors can usually tell. Also, Eustass-ya was yelling about a surprise female earlier so I just put two and two together." He smirked at me. I nervously shuffled my feet and twiddled my fingers. One day and now five people know my secret. And I barely know most of them!
A drunk man stumbled out of the bar we were standing next too and looked at us.
"Arree yoo don beinfg gay.>>/?" The man slurred to the both of us. "cause I needa takka shit wite there..." He drunkenly pointed to the spot I was standing on. We just looked at him.
"MOOOOVEEEER" he yelled and lunged at me. I whipped out a tendril of blood and choked him. Not to death, but enough to scare him. I flung him into the nearest dumpster and slammed the door shut.
A tingle ran down my spine as someone gently touched the tendril before I put it back. Spinning around, I saw the man from before holding hit in his tattooed hands. Hewas examining it like he was going to dissect it. Effectively spooked, I whipped it back into my arm.
"That's your blood," he said as he looked down at my face "what devil fruit is that?" He started walking towards me swiftly with the same dissecting look in his eyes. I got into my defensive stance out of instinct. He saw this and stopped.
"What is that fruit? What does it do?" He asks again. I realized he wouldn't leave me alone until I answered him, and he already knew my secret so I sighed.
"It is the chi chi-no fruit. The blood blood fruit." I said. He looked surprised.
"I thought that was just a myth." He replied. I just shrugged my shoulders and turned from him.
"What?" I turned back around.
"My name is Law, captain of the Heart Pirates." I knew he looked familiar...
"....(y/n)" I replied before I made wings from my blood and took to the sky, heading home.
I lay in my bed, staring up at the ceiling. What a hectic day. Stopped some baddies, got invited to a pirate crew, got kidnapped, got invited to ANOTHER crew... I sighed and turned on my side. On my bedside table sat my goggles, as well as the two bandanas. One that was mine and the other from the Kid Pirates. Next to the goggles sat a portable chalkboard I had bought on my way home. It was unconventional, but it would have to do until I found something to replace my voice modifier.
Luffy had invited me to meet the rest of his crew and join them for a meal at the ship. I had a little time before I had to go. He said he would grab me when they were ready.
I should probably get ready so I am not caught with my face uncovered. Placing the goggles over my eyes I gingerly wipe the thin layer of dust that accumulated on them. I picked up the two bandanas and tied them in their respective places. I also grabbed a shoulder back I had made from materials given to me for saving a fabric store, but that is another story. I placed the chalkboard and a small container of chalk into it and head outside.
Right outside my house, there was a bench. It was wooden and intricately designed. Swirls weaved in and out over the surface of the wood and delicately carved weavings were made into the backrest. My house was at the top of a grassy hill by the edge of the woods. The bench faced the tall hill. I sat down and watched the wind ripple the long blades of grass and make them wave gently.
I closed my eyes for just a second.
"(M/N!!!)" A childish voice yelled as a pair of arms somehow wrapped three times around my waist before propelling me into the air as I let out a startled scream.
"KYAAAAAAAA!!!" I yelled as I face planted into the chest of my potential captain.
"Huh? I thought you couldn't talk?" Luffy looked at me strangely before I quickly whipped out the chalkboard.
"I can't speak words, but I can make noises." I wrote. Luffy gave an 'ooooohhhh' as he nodded his head.
"Well come on, the crew is excited to meet you!" He grins and grabs my arm, pulling me towards the ship. "Sanji is a great cook! You'll love his food!" He looked back at me, smile growing even wider as he daydreamed about food, drooling slightly. I Laughed lightly and followed behind the eager captain.
We arrived at the ship when the sun had just gone down. The ship was very large, with a big lion figurehead. The ship mast and deck were decorated with fairy lights and lanterns, effectively illuminating it. Luffy propelled himself, along with me, onto the deck.
I could see seven other crewmembers on the deck at the time. I didn't see Sanji though, he was probably in the kitchen cooking or something. Luffy started pulling me along to different parts of the deck to meet the crew.
He pulled me first to a group of three. It consisted of a small boy, who now that I look at him better, he is a reindeer of some sorts. There was also a very large cyborg with electric blue hair and a man with a very long nose.
"CHOPPER USSOP FRANKY!!!!" Luffy yelled. The long-nosed man covered his ears.
"We are right here, Luffy! No need to yell!" He complained.
"Shishishi, sorry Ussop!" Luffy chuckled, rubbing the back of his neck. "Oh! This is (m/n)! He is going to join us!"
"SUUUPPPPPEERRRR!" The cyborg yelled asI winced. I wasn't used to all this noise.
"(M/n), this is Chopper, Ussop, and Franky!" Luffy said as he pointed to the reindeer, the long-nosed man, and the cyborg respectively. I grabbed my chalkboard and quickly scribbled a note.
"Nice to meet you all. But I am unsure of my position in joining your crew just yet." I showed them the note. Ussop laughed and smacked me on the back.
"You will join us, Luffy will never let you not." He laughed and I sweatdropped.
"YOSH! Let's go meet more people!" Luffy exclaimed and dragged me off to the next crew member.
The next person I met was an extremely tall skeleton with a big bushy afro. I looked up at the hollow eyes in awe.
"Brook this is (m/n)! He is joining our crew!" Luffy said to the skeleton, Brook.
"YOHOHO Nice to meet you!" The skeleton cried as he held out a long bony hand for a shake. I gave a quick, firm shake. "Oh you have a strong handshake, I felt it in my bones! YOHOHOHOHOHO SKULL JOKE!" Brook laughed at his own bad pun and I couldn't help but smile slightly. Though he couldn't see it. I brought out my chalkboard and showed him the same message.
"Oh, you can't talk?" Brook questioned. "Don't worry, I don't have a voice box either! " Brook laughed. I was going to correct him and tell him I have one, It just doesn't work, but I decided against it. Luffy seemed eager to get me to meet more people so we moved on.
"Oh, that is Zoro, you already met him." Luffy stopped, pointing to the mosshead on the deck, sleeping against a barrel.
We walked up to the last two people I had to meet. One was a red-head with jeans and a bikini top while the other was tall with a jean jacket and a wrap-around skirt.
"Nami! Robin! This is (m/n)! He is going to join our crew!" Luffy said. The two females whispered something to each other before greeting me. I showed them my chalkboard and they whispered again. I raised my eyebrow at them.
"Nice to meet you." Robin finally said.
"Likewise!" Nami grinned, knowingly. I am getting slightly worried.
"YOSh!" Luffy cried. "That is everyone! I am gonna go get meat!" He ran off, leaving me with the two girls.
When the new crew-member walked over I knew that they were using a facade. Nami seemed to sense this as well. I leaned over and whispered to her.
"That is a girl, isn't it..." I whispered to Nami.
"I think so... there are many giveaways..." she whispered back.
The new member gave us an odd look.
After a few minutes of greeting Luffy left to satisfy his never-ending hunger.
"So, (m/n)..." Nami starts, leaning down slightly to their height "You can talk, can't you."
(m/n) shifted uncomfortably from foot to foot as Nami interrogated them. You could practically see the gears turning in their head, trying to debate whether or not to give themselves away. They finally sighed and nodded.
"Is your name actually (m/n)?" I quietly asked as not to draw attention from the other crew members. Everyone else was off galavanting or in Zoro's case, sleeping. (M/N) Shook their head.
"(y/n)" they mumbled.
"You know, you really should tell the others your gender..." Nami started. (Y/n) vigorously shook their head. "Why not?"
"People treat me different when they find out I am a girl... they treat me like I am scum and can't do anything for myself..." She said.
"Well, we are girls, and we still get along fine. If anyone treats us different, we beat them!" Nami grins.
"If you join our crew will you reveal your gender?" I ask (y/n). She thinks for a moment, then nods her head apprehensively.
"Good!" Nami straightens up and pats (y/n's) back. "I can't wait for your big reveal!" She walks towards the kitchen.
"Why is everyone so confident I am gonna join this crew...." she mumbles. I smile at her.
"I am sure you heard this before, but once Luffy wants someone on their crew..."
"He gets them." She finishes with a small chuckle.
After a long while of trying to find my way out of the cabin area of the ship (I swear there is some magic shit changing around the ship layout), I run into swirly brows.
"Ero cook, I already found them. They are handcuffed in the captain's cabin. Kid has the key." I tell him as I run past. He turns around and follows me, but not after a string of protest and insults left his mouth.
We both exit out into the deck were Kid is still fighting Luffy. Killer is nowhere to be found. Coming to the side of or captain we tell him the situation.
"Oh, you mean this thing?" Luffy holds up a small silver key. "I thought it might be the key to the meat pantry so I was going to go later after I found (m/n). " Both Sanji and I deadpanned.
"WHEN DID YOU GET THAT!" Kid yelled, furiously checking his cloak pocket.
"I grabbed it while we fought." Luffy grinned.
"ATTRACT!" Kid yelled as he extended his arm out to get the key back. Luffy's grip on the small silver key tightened as he braced himself for being dragged towards the angry pepper.
"Gumgum..." Luffy started "PISTOL!" Kid dodged just in time, grabbing Luffy's arm, flipping him down. Then, both were on the ground wrestling for the key out of Luffy's enclosed fist. Luffy hardened his forehead and abruptly head-butted Kid off him. While Kid stepped back, staggering, Luffy stood up and ran off, slamming the door to the cabin section of the ship.
I sat listening to the yelling and the crashing of the fight taking place on the deck of the ship. The door opens and Killer returns and sits on the stool. I stare at him. He stares back.
"So..." I start "What is happening?"
"Luffy and two of his crew have come to get you." Killer replies nonchalantly. I knew that because Zoro ran in earlier. I wasn't gonna let him know that.
"One come in earlier?" he says, motioning to the pad with my transaction between Zoro. Shit.
"Ya I guess," I mumble, embarrassed at my negligence and carelessness. Killer just chuckles, knowing my embarrassment. I just blush even more. Thank god my get up hides it.
The door suddenly slams open and both Killer and I jumped and looked towards the intruder. It was Luffy, holding a silver key up triumphantly. He gaze turns to Killer.
"Oh, hey Killer." He smiles.
"Luffy." Killer nods in acknowledgment as he gets up to fight. But Luffy was already over to me somehow.
The cuffs fall to the ground and I get up and stretch. I pat Luffy on the shoulder and give a thumbs up before lashing out and restraining Killer with my power.
"WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAHHHHH" Luffy sparkles as he sees my powers. I lean down to Killer so only he would hear me.
"Your captain's a dick, but you are pretty cool. No hard feelings?" I whisper. He just chuckles.
"No promises." He replies. I smirk from behind the bandana.
Before I leave the room, my tendrils whip out and grab the pencil and a few sheets of blank paper, tucking them neatly in my breast pocket.
Turning towards Luffy, I motion for him to follow. He turns to me excited and we head back on deck.
On deck is hectic. Zoro, Sanji, and Kid were fighting in a three-way triangle. Why on earth the two crewmates are fighting EACH OTHER I have no clue. Kid doesn't seem to understand either.
"ZORO! SANJI! WE GOT(M/N)! LET'S GO!" Luffy called to the two.
"UGH finally." Sanji stopped fighting as he walked over to his captain, completely ignoring the fact that he was just in a battle. Zoro looked up as well and headed over.
"HEY, WE AREN'T DONE HERE!!!" Kid yelled at the two. Grumbling when he doesn't get a response. Kid turns towards me with anger in his eyes.
"HEY SMALLFRY!"he yells from across the deck "HOW ABOUT YOU JOIN MY CREW!" Luffy, Sanji, Zoro and I stop in our tracks.
"HE IS ALREADY IN MY CREW!!!" Luffy yells back in protest. I roll my eyes and scribble down on the piece of paper I brought. Grabbing the paper with a blood tendril, I snake it over to Kid, who snatches it up and reads it. Then smiles. I wrote another note and gave it to Luffy.
"It is a 'maybe I will think about it' for both of you." He reads. "NO." I chuckle slightly at his childish behavior.
"That is a girly chuckle you got there," Sanji comments as we walk off the ship, smirking at me. I freeze before making sure he knows I am glaring at him.
What mess have I got into?
REMINDER: only Kid and Killer knows about you being a girl
Gulping down the meat on my plate, I lean back in my chair, satisfied. (Male/name) just left the bar. I wanted to go to their home and talk with them some more.
"Hok-ayyyyy" I breath, getting up and stretching. Zoro raises a brow. "I am going to talk with (m/n) some more," I tell him.
"Are you sure he wants to talk?" Sanji says, sipping his wine. I think he is still sore from whatever happened between (m/n) and him.
I walk to the door, but before I can exit, I spot (m/n) in the middle of the street when they are suddenly lurched forward. Pressing my cheek against the window I look to the source. Kid and Killer are standing at the other end of the street and Kid has his arm held straight out.
(M/n) spins in mid-air and a red scythe of blood protrudes from his arm as he plows into Kid.
I get really into watching my nakama fight someone who I know is strong, but as soon as the fight starts, it is over. Killer's seastone blade is prohibiting (m/n)'s use of their powers and his their weapon splashes to the ground. Killer handcuffs a passed out (m/n) and they carry him off to their ship.
"SANJI! ZORO!" Luffy yelled, turning away from the door and rushing back to his crew. Said males look up from their drinks.
"Kid just took (M/n)!" He slams his hands on the table.
Sanji puffs his cigarette. "So I assume we are going to go get them?" He looks to his captain.
"Yosh! So let's go!"
"Luffy, we don't even know if they are joining yet." Sanji reasons. Zoro slams his glass down.
"When Luffy wants someone to join the crew, they are joining," Zoro sighs "It doesn't matter if they want to or not." He then gets up and stands with his captain. "You coming, ero cook?" He smirks, hand resting on the hilt of his three swords.
Sanji abruptly stands. "I bet I could get (m/n) back before you," He challenges. Zoro's aura darkens.
"Wanna bet?"He asks dangerously.
"Oh, I bet.." Sanji growls. They are practically clashing heads.
"Yosh! Let's go!" Luffy says as the three head out and towards the shipyard.
"God, what does straw hat want now," Kid growled lowly "Killer, stay here and watch hi- her." Kid hoists himself up and grabs his fluffy captain's coat, throwing it back over his shoulders, stomping out the door.
Killer and you are both left in awkward silence.
"So...." Killer starts.
"So?" You ask, turning your head his way.
"I'm, uh, Killer."
"Yeah, I got that."
"So... you are....?"
"(y/n). But others know me as (m/n)"
"That is your male name?"
"Yeah so please call me that and not give me away."
"You know you are in no position to make demands."
You turned your head and looked down, thinking. Killer awkwardly shuffled and then sat down on the same stool Kid sat on previously. Silence falls once more. You just blink, still looking down, while Killer rubs the back of his neck.
"Can I have a bandana or something and my goggles back?" You ask Killer, not looking up. Killer lets out a breath.
"I suppose so..." He gets up and grabs the bandana and goggles and brings them over to you.
"uh... I am kinda handcuffed so could you maybe..." You ask and raise your head to look at the masked first mate. Killer understands. He crouches down in front of you, slipping the goggles over your eyes and tying the bandana around your hair and head. He grabs another one and carefully ties it behind your head. His fingers graze the back of your neck and ears as they tie the bandana in place. When Killer pulls back, a slight blush dusts his cheeks but you can't see that.
There is a loud bang followed by shouts and Killer turns his back to you, looking out the window on the door of the cabin.
"I am going to go see what is happening, you stay here." Killer informs before going out the door.
"Haha I am handcuffed to a post. Sure I am going somewhere. " You snarl. You can practically hear Killer smirking from behind his mask right before he shuts the door.
On the deck, Kid was dodging hits from Luffy while Zoro and Sanji were off looking for you, in a competitive spirit, of course.
"WHERE IS MY NAKAMA!" Luffy was continuously yelling at Kid who was continuously responding; "WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!"
"Where is (m/n)?!" Luffy shouted.
"You mean that small fry?" Kid stopped. Luffy stopped as well. He started motioning around his face.
"Goggles, mask," he said.
"Oh, that twerp. They attacked me so I am just figuring out how to make them pay." Kid laughed.
Luffy glared. He didn't want anything to happen to his nakama, even the ones that were not in his crew yet.
Killer came out of the cabin area and went over to Kid.
"Weren't you supposed to be watching them?!" Kid growls quietly to him.
"I heard loud noises...." Killer defended as Kid just groaned.
"Well go back, there are two more straw-hats on the ship and they might find her. "
"HEYYYY! Are you going to tell me where (m/n) is or am I going to have to kick your butt?" Luffy called from across the ship.
"Go," Kid told Killer "I can handle myself." Killer nods and heads back to the cabin.
Zoro walked down the hallway with all the cabins in it. He meant to checks the crows nest, but I guess he just got lost. He hears a soft banging from one of the rooms. Opening the door, he finds he is in the captain's cabin, and near the center of the room, you are on the floor, voice aider gone, and handcuffed to the support pole behind you.
As soon as the door opens, you snap your head up to the green-haired male that just came in.
"What happened?" He asked. You sigh and nudge the fallen remains of your mask that now lay on the ground. "Oh right... you can't talk..." He says. "Are those seastone cuffs?"
You nod your head and then start tilting it towards a pad and pencil on the workbench, the one Kid used to sketch out designs. He would most likely get mad at you if you used it but you didn't give a damn.
Zoro noticed and grabbed the pencil and pad. He placed it down in front of you.
"How are you supposed to write if your hands a- " Zoro was cut off when your feet started fiddling. You kicked off your shoes and grabbed the pencil in between your toes and held the pad in place and started writing with your feet.
"That is both awesome and disgusting." He commented. You scrawled on the paper for a few more seconds then showed him.
"Kid has the key in jacket"
"It is in his fur coat?" Zoro asked for confirmation and you nodded.
"I saw it peeking out when he took it off"
"I'll go tell Luffy. You'll be alright here?" He asked you. You nodded and he took off.
Next update: tomorow: May 23, Wednesday
REMINDER: READER IS MASQUERADING AS A BOY
Y/n walked out of the bar sipping on a juice with a straw poking through her mask.
"HEY!!" She heard from behind her. Turning around, she sees a tall, red-haired male with a metal arm a couple of shops away. It was Captain Eustass Kid. She recognized him from his wanted poster. Almost everyone knew who the supernovas were. Next to him was the masked first mate, Killer.
I was walking towards the local bar; the Emotional Whale, when the figure from earlier walked out. They had their hood down, revealing goggles and a voice mask covering their face. I remembered what had transpired this morning and I called out.
They turned around to face me.
"What are you?" I yelled. They just shrugged. My eye twitched. When I ask a question I expect an answer. I wanted so badly to rip that facade on their face off to see what they really were. I had never seen a devil fruit like the one they appeared to possess if that was a devil fruit.
"Attract," I growl as the figure starts to be dragged in by the metal on their mask as partly from the iron in their blood.
They struggled a bit, grabbing at the mask as it was pulled towards me, before seemingly giving up. When they were about a shop away, they suddenly turned and something practically exploded from their wrist, taking the form of a scythe. My eyes widened in shock as they flew at me, smashing their feet into my chest, knocking me to the ground, scythe at my neck. The air around them smelled heavy of iron.
"REPEL!" I shouted as they where knocked back. They landed on their feet and launched again towards me.
As soon as it started though, it stopped. The scythe liquified and splashed to the ground. It was made of blood. Killer had his blade against their neck, seastone blade, effectively nullifying their powers. That must have caused the weapon to collapse. Killer hadn't cut them, but the contact of seastone was enough to obstruct their powers. The person fell back, fainting, most likely from the loss of the blood extension that was their weapon.
I got up as looked at Killer who had put his blades away and was just watching the figure on the ground.
"So what should we do with them?" He asked me.
"Get some seastone cuffs. We'll keep them in my cabin. I'll decide what to with them. " I said. Killer complied and soon we were walking towards the ship with our handcuffed "prisoner" tossed over Killer's shoulder. I was planning on getting to the bottom of this new character. See who and what they were.
I woke up with a killer headache. I didn't even drink. Groaning, I tried to move around and adjust my eyes to the area around me. It was all too blurry. I frowned. I had lost too much blood. Confused, I tried to coax my cells to multiply like I usually would if I had lost too much blood. But I couldn't control my blood, this is odd... what the hell? I try to move my hands but they are trapped behind me.
Gradually, my vision returns and I see I am in a ship cabin. There is a workbench to one side of me, covered in scraps of metal. On the other side of me was a large bed. I frowned trying to think who would need a bed THAT big when my questions were answered by the opening of the cabin door.
The man who I had had a fight with walked in. Now I remember what happened.
He walked in with this giant smirk on his face and I desperately wanted to wipe it off. His large metal hand grabbed the chair at the workbench and pulled it in front of me sitting down. With his elbows resting on his knees, he leaned forward.
"Have a nice nap?" Man, I wanted to kill him. I glared at him from behind my mask.
"So are you going to answer my question from before?" He grinned. I blanked. What did he ask me? He sensed my confusion and rolled his eyes.
"What are you?" He sharpened.
"None of your goddamn business." I snarled, my voice getting scrambled into a boy's.
"LISTEN, small fry, you attacked me, so I have every right to know everything about you." I mentally facepalmed.
"YOU attacked ME. I was just DEFENDING myself." I spat. His smirk grew. He laughed.
"Do you even know who you are talking to?"
"Yes I I don't give two shits." His smile fell. His metallic hand came up to my face and clasped around the mask. My eyes widened in fear as he slowly clenched it shut, effectively ripping it from my face and destroying it. Bits and pieces got in my mouth and I spit them out, sputtering. He laughed a deep laugh.
Looking down at his hand, he examined the remains. Then his expression changed.
"This isn't a voice aid..." He mumbled, turning pieces over. His eyes widened. "This is a voice fabricator!" He looked at me and grabbed my face his natural hand, squishing it. "YOU'RE A GIRL?!" He yelled, getting some flecks of spit on my goggles. I grimaced. Then he ripped those off too as well as y bandana. My h/c hair fell out and my face was exposed. I probably had a scared look on my face. NOBODY knew my secret and know this angry pepper just exposed it in one day.
Another figure walked in the door. It was the first mate, Killer.
"What is going on Everything alright?" I heard him question.
"Yeah except that this little shit is A FUCKING GIRL!" He yelled, turning around to face his mate. I see Killer sorta tilt to the side to see around his captain. I couldn't see his expression behind the mask but I could tell from his aura that he was surprised.
"Does this change anything?" Killer asks as Kid just groans. He was probably humiliated to be bested by a girl. He sighed.
"I don't know. Let me think about it..." He rumbled.
"KIDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!" Yelled a childish male voice.
"Oh god, not Luffy." Kid groaned.
Net update: Tomorow, May 22, Tuesday.
ANOTHER REMINDER: YOU ARE ONLY REFERRED TO AS A "BOY" RIGHT NOW BECAUSE YOU ARE PRETENDING TO BE ONE FOR THE MOMENT
"SHITSHITSHIT," You say hurridly as you readjust everything that was undone about your ensemble. Mask one. Goggles down. Bandana tied. Chest, check. Just as you fixed everything and checked to see in the mirror a sharp know was heard at the door.
Goddamnit. Where is the bar?! I have been walking for hours. Taking a beaten path I trudge on, desperately in need of some sake. I spot a building on the edge of the woods and head towards it. It is a rust red color and has a metal roof. It is dark inside yet I see some movement from the window. Curious, I walk up to the door as I hear scuffling inside. Hastily, I sharply knock on the battered door.
I wait for a few seconds and the door swings inwards. A person about a head smaller than me is standing there. They have on a voice fabricator as well as goggles and a bandana, completely obscuring their face. They were a black cloak and loose clothing.
"Can I help you?" A mechanical male voice resonates out of the mask. I blink and clear my throat.
"Uh, yeah... where is the bar?" The boy sighs a mechanical sigh and motions e to follow him to the town. I follow reluctantly behind the figure as he takes me back down the beaten path.
My mind travels back to the old man. In his story, he talked about a fortress by the forest. Could this boy be the "Red Soldier" the Marines are after? I am taken out of my thoughts by the mechanical voice.
"We are here." He says nonchalantly motioning to the bar.
"The Emotional Whale?" I ask, staring at the sign swinging gently in the breeze, then looked down again at my guide.
"Yup don't blame me for the name." He says. I look into his goggles, trying to see something, anything. He just stared back. "You gonna go in?" I blink and nod. He turns on his heel swiftly and walks back down the street.
"Hey, wait!" I call after him. He bristles and stops, turning back around slowly. "Wanna join me for a drink?"
He stops and thinks.
"Sure... I guess."
I purchased more food to accommodate for what was lost and head back to the ship. Nami-swan is going to be mad I spent more bellies than I should have... It was all that masked freaks fault!
Dropping off the food, I decide to head out myself for a drink or two. I needed it. After a quick stop by the men's cabin to change my fruit-soiled shirt, I head back into town.
The sun was gradually going down and dusted the sky with pink hues. I walked down the street at a leisurely pace, hands in the pockets of my pants. Kids were still running amok as their mother's tried to contain them while shop owners were busy selling the last of their goods for the day.
I find the local bar, "the Emotional Whale" and head in. The bar was just starting to get busy as the day was coming to an end. I search the bar and find a familiar patch of moss green hair.
As much as I hate the guy, we are crew. So I head over and sit down. Luffy is with Zoro as well, scarfing down plate after plate of meat. Another person is there too. Looking up at him, I see it is the guy who caused me to drop all my stuff.
"YOU!" I yell, slamming my hands on the table. All three of the occupants jump slightly.
"Oh yeah." The mechanical voice speaks. "Sorry about earlier... I couldn't help it. I was being chased by the Marines." He rubs the back of his neck.
I feel the signature radiation of interest flowing off from my childish captain.
"YOU WERE BEING CHASED?!" He yells.
"SHHHH!" The boy shushes. "I am tired right now and don't feel like another chase!"
Luffy blinks than hunches down over the table. "You were being chased?"
Mossball looks up too, listening for an answer.
"Yeah... the Marines don't like me... I kinda have a bounty on my head..." The boy replies. Luffy's eyes sparkle. I look over at the bulletin board at the abundance of wanted posters. There are many posters, including the ones for me and my fellow crewmates, as well as one of the boy sitting at our table. Reaching over, I rip it off and sit back down.
"Red Soldier?" I question.
"Yeah, I guess that is the name they gave me." He replies, nodding his head. Luffy leans over to look at the poster.
"Chi Chi no fruit?" He asks with a mouthful of food. He swallows. "Blood man?"
"Right, sorta...." The boy replies. "The fruit gives me the ability to control my own blood. How it flows, it's properties, I can make it come out of me and use it as a weapon or as wings."
"Can you control others?" Zoro asks, taking a swig of sake.
"To some extent." He replies. "It is much easier if the target is hurt and already bleeding."
Luffy is starry-eyed.
"Luffy..." I warn. He turns to me with a goofy smile on his face.
"Luffy no..." I warn again. His grin gets bigger.
"Don't do it..."
"JOIN MY CREW!!!!" He yells grabbing the boy's hands from across the table, knocking condiments all over the place.
"Uh..." The boy nervously states.
"He isn't going to let you say no, you know." Zoro downs another bottle.
"Can I think about it?" He asks.
"Sure! We have a few more days on this island, you can decide then!" Luffy grins. "Hey, we never got your name!"
"Um, just (male name that sounds like your name or m/n) I guess."
"You guess?" I quirk a spiral eyebrow. He nods.
"Well welcome to the crew, (m/n!)" Luffy yells.
"I haven't joined yet..." (m/n) mumbles.
Next update: Between May 18 (today) and May 21 (Monday)
Just an fyi for people who don't know, you will be the character referred to as "red soldier" who is masquerading as a boy.
The three ships pulled into the port of a small island, much to two of the captain's disdains.
"TRAFFY! KIDD!" Yelled the childish captain of the Strawhat pirates.
All three crews had been dragged to the same island by their log posts and the two former mentioned Pirates were not too happy about seeing the others. There was a long rivalry between the three, yet Luffy was still the type to think of the other supernova's as his comrades.
"We will be here for about... 3 days." The orange haired navigator of the Thousand Sunny stated to her hyperactive captain.
Luffy wasn't listening though.
"MEEEAAAAAAAATTTTTT!!!!!" He yelled. The Strawhats' had run out of food the day before and the poor captain was suffering.
"OI! LUFFY WAI---- he's gone..." Sanji sweat-dropped. "I should go... I will go get food." The blond hopped off the ship and headed towards the town. The other members started to disperse. Robin heading towards a bookstore, Chopper towards a pharmacy, Nami towards the shops, Zoro sauntering off to what he wished was a bar, but let us be real... he probably will not find it until the night falls. Brook and Franky were to stay on the ship.
Similarly, the other crews were going to restock and wander around the land.
"SOMEBODY STOP HIM!" was the yell heard from inside the store as thief ran out, carrying bags full of berries.
Kidd looked up from his window-shopping to see the thief hurridly running around. He let out a low chuckle that was abruptly stopped as a cloaked figure fell abruptly from the sky, long ruby red tendrils pinning the thief to the ground while the figure grabbed the bells. Stepping down off of the thief's chest, the cloaked figure raises the choking man up into the air before abruptly tossing him into a wall. Kidd just stared as the cloaked figure entered the shop, promptly returning the money before a ripping noise is heard and wings sprout out the back, propelling them into the air.
"What the fuck was that," Kidd said to the masked man next to him, Killer, while his comrade just shrugs.
The town was peaceful, cherry blossoms flittering down to the ground. Zoro walked down the stone street watching the little children running around waving their sweets and toys in the air. Stores were open and bustling peacefully as the occasional customer would enter or leave. The smell of baked goods lingered as he passed by the open door to a bakery.
Zoro passed by an old man sitting on the ground while a multitude of children gathered around, listening intently to the story being told.
"Our town. Our town has been cursed by a great evil!" The old man exclaimed as the children gasped and squealed. Zoro paused a ways back, listening. "Our town is amok with thieves and murderers, evil sorcerers and villains!" He threw his hands up. "We lived each day in fear, not knowing when we would get food!" Some of the older kids nodded in remembrance while the younger kids looked intrigued. "BUT! BUt but but we have been SAVED!" He smiled. "A soldier, clad in red, has been sent to save us! He comes and protects us and smites the evil down!" The kids erupted in cheers along with the kids. "The soldier is said to live on the edge of the forest, in a fortress of justice!" Young eyes sparkled with joy. The young crowd dispersed as mothers came to take their children as they had finished with shopping. Zoro stared at the old man for a while. The old man turned and met his gaze, then smiled a toothy grin.
"It is all true you know." He said.
"What?" Zoro raised a brow.
"The red soldier. He is real." The old man gushed. Zoro just nodded. "He will save us."
All of a sudden, shouts were heard from down the road as marines showed up.
"Oh, shit" Zoro exclaimed as he dived into a shop. The marines ran up to where he was standing, yet didn't act as if he was there a moment before. They started conversing with the old man.
"We have gotten word you are a sympathizer of the pirate known around here as "the Red Soldier", a pirate with a 400,000,000 bellie bounty." One marine said.
"He will save us..." The old man murmured down at his lap.
"Sympathizing with a pirate is strictly forbidden and punishable by law." The Marine stated. Zoro raised a brow. He hadn't heard of that rule.
"He is our savior..." The old man murmured again.
"Take him away." The marine scowled as the old man was roughly grabbed and dragged off, all the while he was screaming and hollering.
As soon as the marines stepped out of sight, Zoro exited the shop and looked down the direction the man was dragged off. He shook his head and started off for the bar again.
The figure ran down the alleyways and streets, fleeing marines hot on their tail. The black hood of their cloak flew back, exposing a masked face. Goggles and a voice box was strapped to their face as well as a bandana covering their hair. They wore loose clothing and bore no weapons.
"Stop right there!" The marines yelled as both parties weaved in and out of shocked crowds.
Turning a sharp corner, the masked person slammed straight into a taller male who was carrying an armful of food. The figure fell backward as the blonde male dropped his food.
Sanji turned and scowled at the figure on the ground. "You could at least look where you are going!"
"Sorry, but I can't right now." The figure replied through the mask, causing a mechanical hinted male voice to resonate out as they ran off again.
"Hmph. Didn't even help pick up his own goddamn mess." Sanji grumbled as he picked up his fallen food. Running by, the marines didn't even spare the crouched male a glance as they trampled the fallen fruits, effectively splattering the male with juice. He just sat for awhile on the ground with a few food items in his arms, contemplating what just happened.
I watched as the marines ran by on the streets below, searching for me. I scoffed at their idiocy. Getting up I run across the rooftops and back towards my home. I had earned a couple berries and food from saving people today. I wouldn't accept it only if I wasn't so desperate for it. This town is sexist to the core. The only reason why I hide my gender is so that I can get more respect. If a girl had saved people, she would have been scorned and sent to therapy for unknown reasons. Girls are only supposed to cook, clean, and have babies. Cooking is sometimes fun but I hate cleaning and the thought of sex disgusts me. Coming up to my house I lift up my goggles and pull down my voice modifier. I had made the voice modifier look like a voice giver, which is something you give to people unable to talk. Taking an apple out of my pouch, I take a generous bite and look out the stained window. A figure with a head of green hair is walking towards my house.