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"we were left alone" said Din after evryonr runned off to somewhere "well now we can buy our navigation equipment, hmm but were are we going to find it" he asked
"kets just ask someone" said Mat "hay you" he said tapping of some random man's shoulder, "were can we find some navigation equipment?" he asked. "well, you just need to go that way" the man said and pointed to a direction. "thank you" said Din and he started to walk twords the diretion.
"wow look at this place" said Mat when he got to the place were the navigation goods were sold.
"its like a navigators heaven" said Din. and he went to the first little store run by a wired looking old man.
"how can i help you" he asked. "well" said Mat "me and my brother are looking for information on navigation"
"you and your brother?" aksed the old man
"yeah" said Mat "im Mat and his name's Din", "hi" said Din.
"ok..." said the old man a smlie on his face "what kind of information o you need?"
"well" said Mat "we need information on~" "the Grand Line" said Din.
"HAY YOU STOLE MY PUNCH LINE" yelled Mat "it sounded better when i said it" said Din.
"WHO CARES IT WAS MY LINE" shouted Mat "WHO MADE IT YOUR LINE" shouted Din back.
while the man infront of him was shouting at himself the old man shouted:
"WHY DO YOU WANT TO GOT TO THE GRAND LINE"
Maat and Din stoped fighting with each other and looked at the ld man "thy do we want to go to the grand line?" asked Din
a smlile on his face "where else can a true navigator find that kind of chalenge?"
"wher else can a pairate find that kind of adventure" said Mat, smlimg as well.
"but you can die there" said the old man "no, you will die there"
"so what," said Mat "if ill die at the grand line as a great pairat i will die happily"
"ever since we were kids we dreamed on going to the gran line" said Din "and we need to find a cetain man"
"and his crew" said Mat
the old man was smiling at the man infront of him "you are truly insane, but i admire you spirit, i can't remember when i saw somone with this kind of spirit, here take this" he said and took a books, an old map and a dirty wooden box
"these books are about the grand line, this map is a map to the gran line's entance and this box contains the most
important thing, its called a 'Log Pose', youll have to have noe if you want to survave in the grand line"
"thanx old man" said Mat and took out his wallet, "NO" he yelled sudenly, "tHERES NO MONEY LEFT"
'YOU GOTTA BE KIDING" said Din "IM NOT" said Mat "WE SPENT IT ALL AN BOOZ LEST NIGHT"
"dont worry" said the old man "ill give you it for free"
"thank you so very much" said Mat tears showing on his face "well never forget it" said Din.
"just dont die too soon" sid the old man
At the end of the announcement, the thief burst out laughing, wiping a tear from her eye and mumbling something about that crazy musician guy. He'd be a joy to have on this trip, someone to bring back the light when the dark moved in heavily.
She looked in the window of the men's clothing store and frowned a bit, "What size are you in clothes? Some of this might be a bit too big ya know." A few things in the women's shop caught her attention but she only took a quick glance, Kato needed clothes more than she did right now.
The anouncement over the PA system gave Meijin some vital information. Over the loudspeakers, he had heard “White bandana crew,” “Sakurai Oh-Nagi,” and “Stage 8.” Opening up his journal, he wrote down “Sakurai Oh-Nagi” in one of the blank headings. Three names left. That guy had to be the merman. He was definitely the loudest guy in town, as was shown at least twice today.
Trivalu figured that Sakurai would be waiting at stage 8 for the rest of the day, so he started heading over there. The rhythm of the Triviamster’s sandals on the cobblestone streets kept a constant beat as he wondered if the merman had found the missing piece to the puzzle.
Yin just sat on a rooftop near the center of the town, looking out, watching all the idiots messing around below. hehe he laughed at the fools with the music instruments, “ they suck” he said, laughing to himself. He looked down at the arrow he had just stolen; I wonder what is so special about this one arrow. Uh I’ll just have to look at it more later when this noise (from the crowd) calms down. He started to walk towards the stage.
"U-vaa.. size? um.. just take something small. if its too long, il just cut and sew it. okay?" he said and gazed the mens store
Sakurai returned to the stage, and started writing his songs as notes for the various instruments. He had to write at least eight songs by sunset, so he had his work cut out for him. "Hmm... gotta ask that cute girl if she can wear something daring. And that hairy dude just have to get a pair of round sunglasses. The sax-guy is kinda cool already, but he needs to do something with his hair. Hmm... doo-do-doo... no... dee-du-dao! Sounds better. That manager should be popping up soon. Perhaps he wants to see us play first, so he can avoid being associated with us if we blow *snicker* like that would ever happen. Sneaky bastard. How accentuated do I want the sax in this song?" Sakurai kept talking to himself as he wrote.
Completely oblivious, he didn't notice Meijin approaching the stage. Afro did, however, and tilted slightly, lifting a tentacle in greeting, going "Phu~" Sakurai shook his head. "No, the drums there needs to be sharp..."
Approaching stage 8, Meijin saw the merman he was looking for. He was deep in though about something; however, his hair noticed that Trivalu was coming and gave a friendly “Phu~.” With a flick of his wrist, the Triviamaster threw his invitation card to the octopus that grabbed it and thrust it in front of Sakurai’s eyes. “Hey! I can’t write if I can’t see!” exclaimed the merman. He took a second look at the item blocking his vision and quickly turned his head to where Meijin was standing.
"A band of 8 or 9 who all have extrordinary powers, huh? It seems that I remember a band from the West part of South Blue like that called The Aquabats," said Meijin as he shook Sakurai's hand. Trivalu got a light little shock from Sakurai's hand and laughed, "Whoa! That's pretty cool, you're just like one of those novelty buzzers! I'm Meijin "Triviamaster" Trivalu, and I believe you go by Sakurai Oh-Nagi, right?"
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"Fine, fine," she waved a hand and entered the men's store which was devoid of people, except the man behind the counter. "G'afternoon, miss," he said with a grin. "you wander into the wrong store or looking for somethin'?" Kuro did not reply very fast, scanning the racks and shelves, picking out the smallest size in a pair of pants and a hooded top, just as Kato had requested.
"I'm looking for something, but I've already found it."
She set the clothes on the counter and gave him a weak smile, "I don't think I have enough... could I maybe... pay you back tomorrow?"
The man raised an eyebrow at this request and was about to speak but was cut off by the woman's hand, held up to stop him, "I live here, I'll pay you double tomorrow." Double? How could he pass that up? So, he let the woman slide. "Kato?" She stepped outside and held out the bag, smiling to him.
"Oh, that was fast!" he said and looked at kuro and the bag she was carrying.
"You found something? good! now hand them over there and il go change my clothes behind the store" Kato took the bag of clothes from kuro and walked behind the store..
"hm.. let´s see what we got here.." kato said and opened the bag
"Oh! well this is nice. i bet these cost much.. i wonder if i gave her enough beli?" he thought while changing clothes..
Kato took a little look at himself
"Mm... black pants.. and a dark blue hooded shirt! this is great!" kato said and pulled the hood on his head, and went to Kuro who was waiting infront of the store
"U-vaa.. thanks for this kuro. hope it wasnt any trouble" he said and smiled at kuro
"now do you need something? il help you find whatever you want. later il go and buy some herbs and stuff.." he said
Im back this is just kind of an info post but i think it should be on both threads since i'v been gone a couple of days. I like waht is going on just remember we have till this day ends. Then i meet with trivalu and then on sunset the NEXT DAY at sunset we will be setting out.
She told him it was no trouble and he was welcome, but kept the information about the price to herself, she would explain it at a later date or never tell at all. "I need a few clothes, I saw some things in the shop next door I liked," without a pause she opened the door and stepped inside, holding it open for a moment so Kato would go in as well.
Unlike the last store, this one was rather crowded, women of every kinda bustled around in search of the lastest fashion of the Grand Line. This bothered the thief a tad, clothing is clothing, they should be lucky they could even buy it with their own money. But what did she care? She had gotten money and hardly had to work for it. She pulled Kato through the crowd and to an area of the store that wasn't as populated, "You can be my advisor," she said, picking clothes off the racks. "tell me what looks good."
"everything looks good on you!" kato said and blushed with a smile
"anyway, it just kinda depends what you do. but i have to say.. miniskirt would look damn good on you" *nosebleed*
"and.. because im so small.. maybe i could see under that.. skirt.." he whispered to himself
"Uvahahah.." he laughted
Sakurai grinned and nodded "You are gonna be in the band too? Cool! What kinda instrument do you play? I would guess something complex! Like the piano! Or are you gonna be the agent? With a name like Triviamaster, I bet you'd make a great songwriter too! MAN! I am so psyched about this! We've just met, and we're already gonna play tonight! The manager is showing us some REAL confidence here!"
Sakurai was snapping his fingers to an imagined beat and nodded. "Oh, we need to impress the vocalist! She has an AMAZING voice, but seems a bit emo." Sakurai suddenly stopped and pointed at Meijin. "Hey, since you're apparently making notes about stuff, have you met the manager?"
“Well, I guess I could play piano or write songs but . . .” Something in Sakurai’s energetic speech caught Meijin’s attention. “Wait, you said that there was a vocalist, right? What do you know about that person? Where can I find her?” The missing link! He found the missing link!
Trivalu answered some more of Sakurai’s questions, “If by manager, you mean the person who gave us these cards, no I haven’t met him. In fact, I’m afraid that I have to pass on the performance tonight. I have a personal meeting with the “manager” tonight that I must attend.”
She just rolled her eyes and went into a dressing room with an armful of clothing. Men
Three shirts, three pants, and a pair of sandals you had to lace up your leg. One shirt was a light gray with those poofy sleeves, made by black string tied around a few sections of the sleeve, with a black vest. Another was the same as the first only this wasn't a low cut and was a white shirt with longer sleeves and a brown vest. The last shirt was a simple black tank top with a gray skull and crossbones stitched onto the front. All three pairs of pants were black, though one pair were full-length and another came with a belt with a skull bucklet.
That was all she needed and she switched them out with the same style shirt or pants that fit until everything fit as good as it could get, "We can leave now." she told Kato after stepping out of the dressing room in her usual clothes. "just lemme pay for this. I need to find a blacksmith soon, too."
"u-vaa.. okay. so where are we heading next?" he asked and started to search his own pockets..
kato took the buy list out of his pocket. he had just overlined the "clothes" word but there was still plenty of them:
Green, blue, yellow and white herbs
couple rolls of bandage
some doctor equipment
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Sakurai seemed bummed, and shrugged. "Can't tell ya about the girl. She sorta insinuated that I would be wise to not gab about her. As if I am afraid of her. Death through song and beauty is far better than getting shot, stabbed, hung, eaten, electrocuted, starved, diseased or even forgotten!" Sakurai struck a manly pose "Guess I am just too much of a good guy to break a promise to a girl!"
He broke the pose through giggling until he keeled over in laughter. "Oh well. Just make sure that the manager gets a good view!"
Meijin seemed disappointed with the information about the missing link. “Couldn’t you just describe her to me? Maybe just a name?” Perhaps since she was so inconspicuous, the Triviamaster would have never guessed that she was part of the crew.
Sakurai grinned. "She was amazing!"
Meijin gestured for him to elaborate.
"And cute!" Sakurai added
Meijin realized that the merman was determined to not let any details slip. "And her voice made my spine all tingly!" Sakurai giggled. "I made a song about her:" Sakurai strummed the guitaqr and started.
"Her name is... Ever Rare, Innocence Stained... Kings Abide, Illumination Darknened, Every Night..." Sakurai stopped. "I haven't gotten any further."
Well, this is going nowhere fast, Meijin thought while the energetic merman performed in front of him. Turning around and beginning to leave, Trivalu said, “I still have another person to find, so I’ve got to get going. If you see that singer that you’re so excited about, tell her that I’m looking forward to meeting her.”
Sakurai shrugged "sure..." Meijin walked off stage with a wave and faded into the crowd.
Sakurai scratched his head and thought Heh, I thought someone who called himself "Triviamaster" would get that one... ah well, on with the show!
Hands perfect for stealing pulled the map of the town from her pocket, but these hands belonged to the woman thief herself. The blacksmith was direction across the island from where they stood, as with the district for everything medical, but that was closer... though nearby the blacksmith. That walk would be longer though, it would be quicker if she went past the docks, "Oi, Kato," she spoke, tucking the map back into her pocket. "Think you could go alone for a while? You can get what you need and I really would like to visit the blacksmith."
If swords had emotions, her mind told her, yours would be crying.
Meijin had just taken his first step off the stage and stopped. Wait a minute! There was something there, right? Trivalu whipped out his journal and quicly wrote down the words to Sakurai's song.
"Her name is... Ever Rare, Innocence Stained... Kings Abide, Illumination Darknened, Every Night..."
There is a message here, but where is it? A sly smile crept across the Triviamaster's face as he circled the first letter of each word. Eris Kaiden
Glancing behind him to the stage, the merman was no longer there, Perhaps he's backstage. Meijin continued to smile as he continued into the crowd, out to find the 8th piece. So, that wolf-girl is the cook, huh?
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"U-vaa. yeah i think i can do it. besides no one can tell that im a lama now." he said and grinned
He really didint want to break up with her yet. "hm.. guess it´s allright. ive got some stuff to do anyway.." he thought
"Okay! thanks for everything Kuro. il see you later!" he waved as he runned towards the medical district
Eris creeps up to the back of the stage and watches Sakurai quietly while motioning to his hair to keep quiet. Normally the hair likely would not have listened but Eris compelled him to with a soft magical glance.
A few moments later she decided to speak, "You seem rather excited by this performance Lord Sakurai. Is there something special happening or are you always this way?"