Layers of purple under orange and white petals with a red sun and dark blue silhouette of surfers, all surrounded by curved leaves of a million different shades of green that made me want to be sick.
I was instantly pulled away from that by Torri.
“That wasn’t what I was talking about when I said look at the view.” Torri growled at me, pulling me out from behind Killer.
I blinked and looked from her to the God awful Hawaiian shirt Killer was warring.
“Ohh!” I blinked again, “This is much better!”
I felt the brunette on my one side twitch, and blonde on my other side shift uncomfortably.
The actual view, not just the forced one I made up, was a clear blue sky over top of a bright orange sea.
“It’s so pretty!” I beamed, “But I hate the water so much.”
“It’s orange juice.” Torri told me, “We’ve just entered the Totto land archipelago.”
“Orange juice?!” I asked, “Oh, hell yeah! Let’s go for a swim!”
“You’re a devil fruit eater.” Killer cut in.
“Doesn’t that only count for water?” I asked him, “This is orange juice we’re talking about here.”
“Devil fruit users are weakened by any form of liquid, sea water, fresh water, juice, milk, anything. If a devil fruit user is submerged up to a certain point in any liquid, sea water or otherwise they will lose power and drown.” Torri explained, “Aside from that, that’s a sticky mess waiting to happen.”
I sighed, “Fine! No swimming.”
“You don’t even like swimming” Torri accused.
“That’s true. I really don’t.” I shrugged, “Scratch that off the bucket list.”
“Since when the hell am I in charge of your bucket list?” She demanded.
“To be honest, I’m pretty sure I don’t even have one.”
“Then why bring it up?” Killer asked.
“It’s an expression.” I dead panned.
“With you I never know.” He shrugged.
“And I heard you were a lady-killer, and now I know why.” I retorted.
Killer just stared at me for a moment before turning and leaving Torri and I alone.
I shook my head for the millionth time to try to stop my vision from blurring again.
Everyone was feeling bad, and I was under orders from the doctor to make something easy on the stomach to help them all out. It didn’t help though that I was feeling like shit.
I felt really bad though, they all seemed to be feeling ill after eating that soup I made the other day. I guess some of the ingredients I used were bad.
“Damn.” I cursed as I clutched the edge of the counter. My head was spinning and I wasn’t sure if I could keep myself up right any longer.
I was nearly thrown off my feet when the ship lurched violently. I clutched the counter in an attempt to keep myself up.
“What the fuck?” I mumbled to myself as I stumbled out of the kitchen and towards the door leading out to the deck.
The ship lurched again, causing me to fly face first into the wall.
When I get my hands on whoever is responsible for this. I growled in my head.
I managed to throw the door opened and stepped out onto the deck. A war zone was occurring before me.
Kidd was trying his best to fend off underlings, Killer was haphazardly slashing at anything that got too close, Heat was trying to set the enemies on fire, yet about a dozen of our crew men were nothing more than charred bodies on the deck, Wire was doing his best. The only thing I was thankful for was the fact that Mykhayla wasn’t on deck in all this carnage.
I winced and pulled out my scythe spinning around to keep enemies around me at bay. I had about fifteen seconds to take in the situation in its entirety before I started to slow down.
People dressed in chess piece costumes? They were fighting. There were other people who were dressed, I wanted to say strangely but seeing as who my captain was I couldn’t really say anything about it. Then there was this giant guy clad in what looked to be biscuits? He was really wrecking shit.
I dropped my scythe from above my head and brought it to my waist, spinning myself in the process to get the chess pieces heads off. They were taken care of.
The rest of my crew was in danger though. I sprinted forward and took out the three at Killer’s back. I then turned and used the handle of my scythe to knock out the guy that was about to take my captain from his unguarded side.
I flicked the blade of my scythe to deflect a couple of bullets that were aimed at me. With that done I took out a throwing knife and sent it at an enemy that was aiming at Wire. He went down in a crumpled heap.
I then turned my attention to the giant biscuit armor guy. I figured, even in my hazy mind, he was the leader. If I could take care of him then the rest should be a breeze.
I took out another throwing knife and sent it flying at the guy’s eye. At the same time I charged for his leg to bring him down a size.
He deflected the knife easily enough, but was caught slightly by surprise when his leg gave out under him. I readied my scythe to cut upwards to take him out, but was stopped dead in my tracks.
Something flashed just before my eyes, pictures, places, names. I couldn’t quite place it.
The next thing I knew pain was coursing through my left eye and I was screaming in pain, backing away from the sword covered in blood that was before me.
I heard an annoying laugh come from before me, but I couldn’t open up my right eye to look.
“You almost had me there, girl!” It squeaked, “Why did you stop, I wonder?”
I fell to a knee and forced my right eye open, still clutching the bleeding wound that was the left side of my face.
I growled up at the cracker warrior. Something else in my mind flashed, but I couldn’t place it either.
Suddenly his face dropped as he stared down at me.
“Let’s go!” He called to his subordinates.
“But, Cracker-sama-” One of his underlings called out only to be cut off.
“I said we’re going now!” He barked again, “These pitiful rookies wont last long in their condition. You too, Zane. Mama will be proud of you.”
Zane! I looked over to where the little rat strode forward towards the Sweet Commander.
“You!” I managed out.
He paused and smirked at me, “Me!” He sang.
“I bet you didn’t see this one coming, witch!” He laughed as he made his way to the railing, “I can’t believe Eustass was even stupid enough to think you would be in any way useful. That’s all just a bunch of bullshit.”
He hopped up onto the railing as the Yonko’s crew prepared to sail off.
“It’s good to see you all groveling to me for once! You are all pathetic! Thinking you’re better than everyone! Thinking you can run the world all because you got a dream! You damn idiots! Do you have any idea what Mama has-”
He was cut off by a drowning gurgle. He looked down only to see a throwing knife, buried up to its hilt in his throat.
He looked back up and stared at me. My right arm still outstretched following through with my throw.
“Has anyone ever told you,” I panted, “You talk too much.”
Without another sound he fell backwards, off the ship. The splash of his body hitting the water was the only thing that followed.
Cracker looked at the ocean and then back at me.
“Move out!” He called to his crew just before his ship set sail away from us.
“Get the hell out of our territory or die already!” He called back.
I waited until they were a safe distance away before I allowed myself the luxury of falling over, unconscious.