Turning the Tides [Pluto/Scarlette] Nov 26, 2016 18:16:46 GMT -5
Post by BlacKitten on Nov 26, 2016 18:16:46 GMT -5
The two cursed combatants were Pluto and Scarlette, previous participants of the Battle Royale tournament. During the final round, they fought against their foes with their bodies swapped due to the power of the Hara Hara no Mi. After overcoming their opponents, the two approached the man known as Octavier and obtained their original bodies back right before engaging the charismatic man in a battle. Whether or not it could be called their victory was in the grey area, but that man, who plotted behind the scenes, had been taken down in the very end. Scarlette was the one who received all of the credit as Pluto remained unknown once again.
Five days had passed since their departure from The Crescent Moon Empire. Aboard this ship were two Devil Fruit users and one little girl. The first two days on their voyage were painfully quiet as they were needed for him to rest up from the accumulated damage from his past battles. Over the next two days, he spent much of his time in the skies, training himself within the clouds where no one could see him. Rewinding and playing through his mistakes in his past battles, he punished himself with a persistent urge to grow stronger. The air was quite thin at the elevation he dwelled at, demanding greater functionality from his body. His techniques were too dangerous to be performed on the ship, and more importantly, he did not wish for anyone to spy on him.
If there was anything that demanded his attention, he could be summoned upon the shout of his name, and through the vast distance between them, his ears were sharp enough to pick it up. Surprisingly, his little sister, Rebecca, never abused this privilege. The only time she summoned him was now.
It was a cloudy day, but while it didn’t appear a storm would arise, no one could really forecast the weather in the Grand Line with one-hundred certainty. Descending from the grey clouds was a small little bat that dived down headfirst towards the deck of his ship.
Shapeshifting into his humanly state, he asked calmly before landing on his feet at the last few meters, “What is the matter?”
“Look!” The younger sister held out the Eternal Pose that they’ve been using to navigate their way to the next island. However, the needle in the orb-shaped glass was acting a little odd. It kept on pointing downwards.
“What?” His eyes widened. Upon his descent, he didn’t catch sight of anything that resembled land. If there was an island nearby, he surely didn’t saw one. This was bad news. Worst case scenario, they would rely on their Log Pose to head for a different island.
And so, their five-day voyage came to an end due to a broken compass. Whatever island Blue Lagoon was, it didn’t seem to exist. They’d have to find a different island and move on, hoping that they would have enough supplies to last for that long.
Or so it seemed…
A few hundred meters below the water's surface, a certain creature lurked beneath the shadow of the ship.