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"I'll take that you still can't get over my appearance." said the Fishman with tones of exasperation in his voice. “You know” said Allen, “I’m still not sure if you’re hiding your zippers under that robe of yours. At any rate, I’ve already been into town, seeing as I’m the most inconspicuous and all”. At this point, Allen’s clothing was caked with mud and blood, and his hair was a mess, his usually straight hair was going in more directions than could be counted. It was a lucky thing it had been dark enough that the postmaster hadn’t seen him clearly, otherwise, he surely would have been taken into custody at that very moment he had bought the paper. Keeping the comics section in hand, he gave the paper, as well as the bounties, to Yubi. “See”? said Allen “They’re on the lookout for us already, Especially Kiara and yourself. Speaking of which, it looks like our lady friend is up and awake".
EDIT: W00t, 3rd page already!
Last edited by Gas Pump (2007-03-17 09:54:06)
Kiara blinked a couple of times, her vision becoming clearer.
She yawned and sat up, stretching out silently.
She glanced at her three companions, Lingshou at the river, and the other two talking to a fish man.
Wait a sec............fish man?!
Her eyes widened and she backed in to the tree, but then thought that her only friends at the moment were in danger.
She scowled and pulled out a dagger,, sneaking up behind him.
She was about to stab him in the head bringing her hand up and it almost landing in his skull until she saw Allen look up at her and comment she was there.
((OOC: Spike is still sleepin btw. Only Allen and Yubi are up.))
"Hello Kiara" Said Allen waving at her. He didn't see her dagger.
Spike awoke to something moving silently beside him. It was...
"KIARA!" Said Spike as he kicked the dagger out of her hand, "Sorry, but he's a friend"
"Oh.." She said, "Uh.."
"We met him yestereday after you left the shed." Said SPike as he slowly pointed towards the small plate of fish by the burned out fire," Have some fish"
"Yes..." kiara said as she went over and picked up her dagger before she sat down and started eating the fish, still eyeing the fish man, she asked, "By any chance, are you...Yubi? I have seen your face on a wanted poster before"
"Yes, I am Yubi" He said walking over towards Kiara. By then Lingshou was up, and was fetching more water by the creek. WHen he came back he saw Yubi standing by Kiara.
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Ling picked up Kiara and walked up by a lake. The others had caught up to him now.
He stopped and set Kiara down. "Let's set camp here".
He went to gather water down by the stream, then sat by the still unconscious girl and started mixing the water with a clear liquid from a vile from his duffel bag. The others had set up a fire, and he went to boil the liquid.
Ling noticed Kiara's arm. Its condition was still horrid, but during the few minutes she wore the cloth the swelling had gone down. Ling looked in his bag, there was only one wrap left. He would have to make more later. He took the warm cloth into his hand and made his way to bandage the girl.
But Lingshou then collapsed, the sleepless nights during the past three days took its toll on him.
Ling awoke. The cloth in his hand was dry now, so he went to fetch some water. When he came back he saw Kiara talking to the fish-guy Yubi.
The freaks are getting along...
Ling smiled, his objective was complete. He stopped smiling when he realized there were no objectives left for him. What now...? What's left to do? Ling had no home, no family, no money... He might as well make some friends.
He stood up and walked over to the guys.
"Hey..." His voice was cut short when he saw the paper Allen held. Horrified, he violently snatched the front page and looked. Ling stood petrified, reading his description several times.
"Hey.." the doctor started but immediately grabbed Allen's newspaper, "Oh no! This is the one thing I'd never in my life have imagined recieving."
"Let me see that!" Yubi took away the papaer from Lingshou, "So what, you each have a bounty of 10 000 000 for aiding a dangerous criminal and combating marines. That's no big deal. If we all stick together and look out for each other, we can avoid capture."
"Yeah, but how do we get off the island? None of us have a ship nor are any of us shipwrights," Allen remarked, " We're sitting ducks on this island."
"That is true. But maybe we can get enough money to buy a ship? I can sell food and Lingshou can offer his services. I'm not sure what you two can do though. By the way, I never caught either of your names earlier."
Spike looked at him and stuck out his hand. "Spike Lancer" He said, "Good to meet you. Yubi"
"Good to meet you to" Replied Yubi as they shook hands.
"I am specialty in range, arrows, agility and hiding." He said as he went to making the fire.
"Oooh! I'm Allen!" yelled Allen, with half of a fish sticking out of his mouth. "My specialties are Music, stealth combat, hunting, and being annoying." as he counted off each one on his fingers. "I suppose I'm glad to meet you, too". said Yubi in return.
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Ling stood there petrified. He had a bounty.
No! He couldn\'t accept this. He had become exactly what he had striven to hate.
What now? he thought.
He knew he couldn\'t stay here, he had to run away now.
Ling shot a nasty look at Kiara. A look that said, This is ALL YOUR FAULT
At least there was only a vague description and no picture... Ling chose to not think about it now.
He stood up and handed a glass of boiling liquid to Kiara.
\"Drink this, your almost healthy\" he stated coldly.
Kiara looked at him suspiciously.
\"If you don\'t wanna live it\'s up to you.\"
Kiara reluctantly drank the bitter murky liquid.
Ling stood petrified, again.
The thought of the bounty had permeated his thoughts. He imagined his future life, full of chaos, violence, death... He had a bounty now... People were after him....
Ling shook the thoughts out of his head again and silently decided to take a walk.
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Kiaras face scrunched up as she drank the vile liquid.
Staring up at him, she watched him walk off.
She got a concentrating look on her face as she knew why he was upset and understood that look moments ago.
Walking off silently, she jumped up in a tree and kept following him until she had enough of it and jumped down silently.
She glared at his back and started to speak.
"It's not my fault you know.
I told you guys not to help me and you did anyway.
If it's anyones fault its yours and Im sorry, but know this.
I will not let the marines harm you in anyway.
I will protect you guys no matter what, Ling.
Whether you hate me or not, we are stuck together and I meant the apology."
She stood there a couple seconds more, and seeing his unmoving back, she turned around and ran silently away, letting tears slip from her eyes, trailing behind her.
“Err…. Are you guys sure we should just let her run off like that?” said Allen. “I mean, she was crying and everything. You sure are a sensitive one, dumbass doctor, making girls cry their eyes out like that.” Lingshou was lost in thought. Or something. Allen couldn’t really tell, he was too busy poking fun at Lingshou. “It could be hormones… or it could be you being a JERK!” Having amused himself for the time being, Allen decided that maybe he should go and look for the Fox-Lady. Jogging off in the general direction that she had taken, Allen found her in a small clearing several hundred feet away. Announcing his presence with a quick “Yo!”, Allen trotted into the clearing. It seemed as though the Fox-Lady was sitting down and crying her eyes out. Allen strode over to her, and put a hand on her shoulder. Kiara pulled around quickly, with tars still in her eyes. With a great grin, Allen said: Come on, no use crying, all of us are waiting back at camp. ‘cept maybe lingshou. He’s still probably sulking because he got a bounty. The others are waiting, come on”. With this, he pulled Kiara to her feet, and gave her a friendly push in the direction of their encampment.
Several miles out to sea, there waited a battleship. It was equipped with the latest designs in cannons, and even had an iron hull. Inside of this monstrosity of a ship, Captain Folsmar waited. He waited for noon, which is when he would strike, and with this strike, he would crush the small group that had decimated the marine group. His presence was probably not necessary, but it would be an example, to all of those who would oppose the world government, and himself.
((OOC: Got a bit of inspiration but still had some writer's block. Sorry it's so short))
Yubi watched as Kiara and the doctor quarelled a bit before the fox-lady and Lingshou headed in opposite directions. From what he gathered, it was pretty fair. Lingshou had helped a criminal and so he got a bounty. Kiara was willing to take responsibillity for it and so that was fair too. Even though, he knew they had to stick together. Allen headed to the fox-lady and so he had to head to the doctor, "Spike, stay here please. We have to stick together. I'm going after Lingshou. When Allen and Kiara comeback, tell them I've gone after him. I'll make a trail of snapped branches along the way so that you can follow us."
Yubi headed after him, snapping every fifth branch or so until he caught up to Lingshou, when he started to snap every twig. "Doctor!" Yubi called as he came near, "Look, it doesn't matter that you have a bounty. Bounties get respect out of some people. Carrying your daggers, you were going to get one sooner or later. Maybe it can help you realize that just because someone has a bounty doesn't mean that they're bad..." Yubi trailed off. The poison-user and him had started off on the wrong foot, just because Lingshou had found out he had a bounty right away.
DAMMIT Lingshou thought to himself angrily.
He had a bounty now, that could not be changed. He might as well accept this fact on move on. Move on to what? The marines were probably headed towards him right now. He'd have to run away. Off the island, never staying in one place. He'd have to become a pirate.
Dammit he cursed to himself again. He hated pirates as much as bounties. Ling stood there not knowing what to do. He had made the fox-girl cry, and now the fish-guy was behind him lecturing something about bounties getting respect... Ling disagreed, but was silent. Yubi soon realized communicating with Ling was impossible now, and walked away shaking his head.
Ling must now become a pirate. All the evil stories about pirates, all the friends lost because pirates, all the hatred he had built up for pirates and bounties... He was now one of them. He slowly began to accept this, but that took more time for pondering. Ling stood there. A soft gust of wind grazed his brown hair which pushed up against his cold empty eyes. The sun was in the middle of the sky now.
Ling turned and watched Yubi go towards Kiara. Kiara, Allen and Spike would be the ones who will travel with him into the dark future. He slowly approached Kiara. Her moist eyes look up at him. Ling stared into her eyes. Her tears glistened against the sun and her rubicund eyes told the woeful story of tragedy, loss, and death.
"I... I'm sor... I'm sorry." Ling pitifully stammered. The words made him feel weak and stung him like a hot bullet through the heart. Lingshou shamefully stared off into the distance.
Suddenly, his eyes widened and fell on a small white object in the far distance. He immediately recognized the blue design on the double sail before his eyes saw the words "Marine" painted neatly below it.
The others followed his eyes and too realized the upcoming peril.
"It's a..." Allen started.
"MARINES!" finished Spike.
Ling had known this would happen. His first step in acceptance was now. "Everyone grab your stuff!" Ling ran towards their camp and grabbed his duffel bag. Who was the idiot that started the campfire? Ling thought this to himself, but didn't really care.
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Spike looked over towards the ocean.
"Damn..." He said. "I'm gonna take a chance and do this!" He said as he shot an arrow at the marine ship.
"YOU IDIOT!" Shouted Lingshou, and started running.
"What's the big-" Interupted by a large explosion, Spike started running. "I THINK I HIT ONE OF THEM!" He said as eh ran after them.
((ooc: Sorry i was gone, i had to go out for a while))
The large explosion was that of a cannon reporting, for the arrow had fallen short of its mark by a quarter of a mile.. The cannonball, being merely a shot to check the angle at which the wind was blowing, crashed into the beach several hundred feet away from the fleeing group. As soon as the head cannoneer had gauged the distance, and wind, the entire ship opened fire. Cannonballs whizzed into the air landing on the beach, none of them finding their marks. Folsmar barked an order to cease fire. “They’ve already retreated back into the woods. No point in wasting ammunition. We follow them inland, and we trap them there. They have no hope of defeating us, for we are the fighting 1st!” cried the captain. The ship soon pulled up close to shore, and longboats were dropped. The marines then rowed to shore, armed to the teeth, preparing for a battle that would surely end in victory.
Allen was running. “I’m running, running, running~ running for my life~” Said Allen in a much too cheerful voice. “Idiot!” said Spike, breathing loudly. “Don’t make it worse for us than it already is! Just shut up, and concentrate on getting away!” Allen proceeded to shut up. He wondered, though, just how everyone was doing. He bet the fox lady wasn’t having much fun with that broken arm of hers, but the dumbass doctor seemed to be taking the whole bounty thing a bit better. Spike was yelling at him, so he knew HE was fine. That left only the fish-cook (Allen had decided that he would from now on refer to him as Foobi, a combination of Fishman and Yubi. Allen believed he was quite clever for this) Allen decided that someone with a 20,000,000 bounty could take care of themselves, and kept running.
The Marines began move through the woods, with Captain Folsmar at their head. He knew that the criminals would be captured, and that justice would be served. It was of course, merely a matter of time before this happened. He decided that biding his time was not in the best of his interests, so he sent the marines into a fast jog through the woods in the general direction the criminals had gone. He himself took up the pace, and was soon in pursuit of the group.
Everyone in the group heard it, the tramp of marine boots on turf. The chase was on, and the odds of escape were slim. They either had to surrender, or fight. Now or never, they had to act. With the marines closing in, the situation became more desperate. “I don’t think now would be a good time to say that we’re pretty well screwed.” said Allen to the rest of his new friends. “Look, I have a plan, go on ahead, I’ll catch right up, just have to do something first”. Nobody said anything and they all kept on running. Allen let out a great sigh. “I can’t believe I’m sticking my neck out for these guys. Oh well, here goes nothing”. And with this, Allen focused his mind on his power, and laid out a great wall of high frequency sound to travel in the direction the marines were coming from. As soon as the first marine hit the wall, he was overcome by the tremendous buzzing noise, and he fell to the ground, holding his ears. Same happened with the second, and the third, and so on, until more than 40 marines had been affected by Allen’s ability.
Unfortunately for Allen, that’s when his luck ran out. Captain Folsmar and his personal brigade came crashing through the barrier, and Folsmar, seeing Allen, let out a roar. He rushed Allen and swung with his saber at the musician. Allen tried a quick dodge, but only half succeeded, getting cut slightly on his back in the process. Allen drew his own saber, and the two charged each other. Allen parried the captain’s slash, but was unprepared for a kick to the stomach. As soon as the kick landed, it felt like his body was being compressed rapidly, and as soon as the feeling had stopped, Allen was thrown 10 feet, and rolled on the ground. “A stubborn one, that. Would have killed a normal man” said the captain. “But I suppose you’ll have to settle with your 5 cracked ribs. Take the criminal away; we keep them in the town jail until we catch ALL of them.” And Allen’s barely conscious body was dragged in the direction of town. “Now...” said the captain, “Only 3 more to go and we’ll have this wrapped up neatly.”
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The group was running through the woods into town, fleeing from the marines.
Where are we running to? Ling asked himself. The marines already knew what they all look like, so pretending to be a civilian would not help.
Ling spoke out loud. "Guys, where are we going?"
"Wheres Allen?" He heard Spike saying. The group stopped running and looked amongst themselves for the lost musician. Just then, Lingshou heard a faint buzzing noise from behind him. He turned around to see a large group of marines falling at Allen's feet. What the... Ling started. Alas Ling concluded that Allen must have also a devil fruit ability. Jeez... While Ling was pondering, Allen had been thrown into air and was now being dragged in their direction.
The marines who have fallen began to rise up and and advance towards the group. Many more marines appeared out from the beach. Lingshou hesitated. They couldn't win against so many marines. An arrow soared by Ling's ear and plunged into the neck of the marine holding Allen. Spike than rushed forward. "C'mon guys! We can't leave without him!" Ling hesitated again, but rushed forward along with Spike and Yubi. Kiara began to move, but stopped when Ling ordered, "Stay."
The fighting began. Ling pulled out his his green-bladed athame and jammed it into a man's chest. He immediately ran for Allen's body. He grabbed Allen's legs and began to run towards the center of the island, towards the town, but Allen was heavy. The weight of the body suddenly lifted as Ling turned to see Yubi helping him. "Thank you..." Ling muttered shamefully.
The marine captain then rushed towards them. "Run to the docks!" Ling cried out. They may be lucky enough to find a boat there they can use to escape. The group; Kiara, Spike, and Yubi and Lingshou carrying Allen's body, scurried to the docks. An angry mob of marines formed behind them.
((OOC: Sorry if you feel I incorrectly RPed any of your characters.))
"What the hell?! They are shooting an island? That isn't what cannons are useful for. Stupid marines" Yubi silently thought to himself as the cannons fired, missing luckily. They scurried into the forest. There was no where else to go. They hadn't gotten far before the marines had reached the beach and started their land pursiut. " 100+ against five? That isn't fair! Then again, the marines are never fair, the bastards."
The pursuit went on and they got into denser forest. Yubi cleared the way at the front so that the others may have a clear path and so the marines don't realize he is there. It wasn't long before Allen volunteered to stall for them. "How nice of him to risk his neck." They had some time to get ahead. Allen's stalling however was short lived as they soon met a few marines carrying Allen.
The fight was on. "Come and die you lowlives!!" Yubi plowed through two guys at a time. Rushing to Allen, he noticed Ling get there first. He took a lot of the wait and headed to the docks with Allen between them just as Lingshou had suggested. Kiara and Spike weren't far behind, Spike firing an arrow every so often. They were unlucky though as the island had ended. The docks were busy but everybody ran away when they saw the refugees. They all looked for a nice small boat but most of the boats were of a considerable size, spotted from a quarter of a mile away.
"How about this one?" Yubi suggested gesturing to one of the particularly small ones.
"Get in!" Lingshou yelled.
Yubi jumped into the boat followed by Ling and the rest of the group. The boat wasn't very big, but was able to contain the party of 5 with some elbow room. The marines were gaining fast. One approached the boat before an arrow swiftly set its place into his neck. Four more were now making there way to the boat.
"Push off!" Ling cried out. The boat slowly began to move towards the vast ocean. The marines then boarded the other boats on the dock and started to chase the group. 4 boats now approached the pirates. Ling saw a boat close in from the side, trying to cut off their path. Two marines stood up and attempted to jump onto Ling's boat. As they flew through the air, one was knocked back due to the force of an arrow pushing into his chest and the other was flung away by Ling.
"Be right back guys." A voice said from behind Ling. Ling turned to see a splash of water made when Yubi dove into he water.
He ditched us... that bastard... Ling thought to himself. He then heard screaming coming from behind him. Ling turned around once more to see 3 small boats, full of marines, flipped over. That guy... Ling smirked. But not for long, since that was interrupted by Spike's shouting something, which in turn was interrupted by a cannon ball that shattered the main body of the boat.
Lingshou, Kiara, Spike, the now conscious Allen, were all floating pathetically on the water now. Yubi was nowhere to be seen. DAMN! They were all defenseless now, sitting ducks waiting to be captured. It took a while for them to recover from the sudden shock, but by that time a marine battleship had pulled up next to the group. Ling had given up, they couldn't escape now. He would probably be put into jail, or executed. Ling started think about which one option was worse, but shook his head. A rope ladder flopped its way down the side of the battleship.
Yubi's smiling face peered from the side.
The marines came down one by one. And as much as spike, lingshou, kiara and allen would have fought, they didn't want to rock the boat, because Kiara and Allen would drown, while Spike and Lingshou would be pulled back by the marines. They were forced up the lader, and was taken to the captain of the ship. They entered a brightly lit room, with a large dining table and a feast set upon it. A man sat at the far end.
"i am Captain Folsmer, You are to be taken into custody, please sit down" Said the man, nopw Identefied as Folsmer.
The four of them sat down on two sides of the table.
"PLEASe feel free to eat" Said Folsmer. "Bring in thier food" He said as he snapped his finger for the waiter. Smilling and grinning greedily, as the plates were set upon the four.
"Please, you may be gein" he said as the waiters lifted the caps. Instead of seeing a beautiful meal infront of them, there was a pile of roting flash and bones.
Folsmer's face turned grim, "Taste the fear and pain of those you have slaughtered"
"This.." said Spike as he peered towards the plates, "This is my fault" He said.
Kiara, Lingshou and Allen looked at him in surprise.
"I was the one who had killed your precious leautenant" He said.
"But wait, we-" Started Allen but was interupted by Spike again, "No I killed them all! Please release these three" Said Spike.
Folsmer's face turned into a smile and laughed like a hyena.
"Sure, those to can go free" He said pointing at Allen And Lingshou. "but those two are to stay here" He said as he pointed at Kiara and Spike.
"But I-" Started Spike.
"sorry but this lady has a fair bounty on her head" Said Folsmer.
Allen and Lingshou stood and was pushed away by the marines. Lingshou struggling to not let them touch him.
"Get these two into a cell" Said Folsmer standing up.
In front and behind stood 3 marines, as Kiara and Spike was escorted down the narrow hallways to the cells. They were pushed into one, and were left.
"I reckon you'll get hung, at the GALLOWS" Said a marine as he laughed mercilessly down the narrow corridor.
As Lingshou and Allen climbed back onto the ship, and pushed off, Yubi jumped onto the boat again.
"Hey there" He said.
"Why'd you abandon us!?" Shouted Lingshou almost automatically and put his hand into his jacket.
Allen holding him back said, "Lingshou! Listen to his side first!" he said as he hit Yubi with a stare.
"Well...You'll see soon enough" He said, "Let's just say, they will be having a HOLE lot of fun with what i just did"
Kiara just lay there not moving an inch, letting no emotion on her face as her hair masked it.
Apart from her bangs that were currently masking her face, her hair was sprawled out behind her, her shirt was wrinkled and slightly up revealing her stomach, and her head was too the side as if staring at the wall opposite to the cell door.
The broken arm of hers was poised towards the corner while her other was almost in an _| shape above her head.
Her breathing was almost invisible, but not because she was dying in any way, like how unfortunatly Spike thought.
Before realising her, Spike crawled and sat in a corner, sighing as he went along.
He propped his elbow upon his raised knee, and tucked the other leg beneath him, letting the other arm hang loosely to his side.
Now that he was semi - comfy, he glanced at Kiara, now noticing she was not moving.
His smooth voice echoed across the empty cell as he tested to see if she was alive.
"Kiara? You alive?"
When she did not reply, he sighed and a slightly panicked look flashed across his face.
((OOC: Sorry for the wait. IRC can eat up so much time))
Yubi got on the ship like everyone else. The marines were gaining and Yubi knew there was only a matter of time before A real marine ship came up. Too late. Some soldiers were already boarding one on the dock. Yubi dove into the water. He swam around and fipped some wooden ships. He pushed the fugitives' ship farther ahead too but it wasn't long before he knew that it was futile. Taking a chance he went to pound at the marine ship as it was closing in. After about 3 dozen punches and kicks probably more he burst through the bottom of the ship.
He got in and rushed on deck. He informed the captain that trying to capture him would do nothing as he would easily escape, being a fishman. He decided to let down a rope ladder and appear at the side of the boat. Unfourtunately, a kick made him decide against it. He dove into the water and got back on the fugitives' former boat. "Oh crap. I hope you can forgive me, friends Yubi thought silently. He decided to go for a bit of a swim.
When he returned, Ling Shou and Allen were on the boat. Lingshou immediately upset at him leaving the boat. Allen restrained the doctor asking to hear Yubi's side. "Well, short version, they'll be having a hole lot of fun. Long version, I put a hole in the bottom of the ship, was then forced off, came here, went for a swim and now I'm back. I'm sorry and you have every right to be upset at me as I expect Kiara and Spike are probably about to die," Yubi explained solemnly.
Spike realised what was wrong when she whispered one single sentance. "The ship is going down, we are going to die," He realised she was listening to the things going on, above, and below. That is why she wasn't answering him before, why she wasnt moving, and now the reason he was frantic to get out. A look of utter horror flew across his face as he jumped up and started banging against the bars. Sweat gleamed down his face as his gritted teeth screamed through the bars at the guards who were running to the deck in a faint hope to escape. "Help! Get us out of here! Kiara, get over here and help!"
Kiara smiled a sad smile, her face still masked by her bangs, as tears began to stream down her face. "There is a reason a top ranking spy is in this cell. If I was in a normal one we would be out of here no problem. But the bars, they are sea stone. I cant touch them, or go near them," She frowned as her tears continued to silently flow, and spoke softly again sounding guilty. "I'm truly sorry. I broke my promise to you. I promised to protect you guys no matter what. And now, you will die too young. You will drown, and suffer while drowning," She jumped a bit as the water began to slowly come into the cell on the floor. "Im so sorry," And she wept, no hope left what so ever.
Lings face twisted up in anger, his hair making his face as his teeth gritted. He looked up after a moment of silence, his eyes looked like that of a murderer. They showed anger and pain, and a bit of sorrow. "You careless idiot! You stupid fishbrained fool! You just had to sink the boat! The boat with Kiara and the little dope inside? All for what? A bit of swimming? The pleaser of killing the marines? To save yourself? WAS IT-" He stopped as he was interupted by a hand on his shoulder. He looked back and swung his fist at whomever had stopped him. Punching the figure fairly hard, he stopped as he realised who it was.
Allen didnt block the punch, nor did he yell at Ling for hitting him. He just stood there and glanced at the small man before him, before looking towardsthe fishman. He tryed to mask any pain on his face, trying to be the tough one, and began to speak looking directly at Yubi. "Why did you? Did you think to fix it? You could have tryed to get on deck and saved them," Allen stopped his soft lecture and headed to steer the ship towards the marine one, which was already 1/5 of the way down. He prayed he wasnt to late as they sailed towards the ship. Once they arived, He looked towards Yubi, as if for some help up. "I could use a boost. Its the least you can do," He knew Yubi was the only one strong enough to, but he was stil unhappy with him, so he didnt try to mask the slight hatred evident in his voice.
Yubi frowned even deeper, knowing all of their harsh words were true. He lightly jogged over to Allen and quickley lifted him up so he could grab onto the railing and pull himself up. Once giving Ling a boost as well so Allen could pull him up, he climbed up onto the deck as well.
They all started running towards the stairs leading to the captives quarters, praying they werent too late.
Kiara was now unconcious under the water, slowly drowning, letting dreams fill her head as her final moments. She dreamed of the life she could have had with her newly found nakama. And with those images of them and her, she finally let go with a smile on her face....
The legendary crimson fox, was dead.
Spike had swam to the top of the cell, not realising Kiara had sunk, and was now, pronounced dead. When he saw the others swiming down the hall. he screamed at the top of his lungs. "Help!"
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"HELP!" Yelled Spike. Yubi immideately started to swim towards them.
"These bars are strong, It will take a minite to undo them" He said, "Where is Kiara?"
"Shit!" He said relizing she had gone down, "I haveto get her!" said Spike as he dunked his head down, swimming down, he saw Kiara, floating elegantly, eyes closed hair spread in the water, acting before thinging he grabbed her arm and brought her up. When he reached the top, there was no longer room, and he saw Lingshou and Allen in the water with Yubi watching his progress. The bar broke, and Yubi gave a kick, he worked at th next one, broke and the next one, and broke. He swam in quickly, and took the now unconcious Spike by the hand, who has holding onto Kiara, out of the cell.
SPike awoke on the shore, wrapped in a blanket by a fire. Then he shot up, "Kiara!" He said, as he twisted and turned until he saw her lying on the ground. Yubi, Lingshou and Allen sitting by the fire, not talking. Blinking for a few seconds, Spike decided not to say anything, and edged off towards the water more. He was no longer wet, and he seemed to be fine, touching his Gauntlet, he decided that he needed a blunt weapon for it. He pulled out a small dagger and took the blade off, then he fashioned it into his Gauntlet, to make an aimer type, thing. This took over half an hour, and finally Lingshou spoke up.
"Thank you...Yubi" He said.
The room was almost half way under water now. Ling saw the cell which contained and Spike.
This is bad Ling thought. Yubi swam over to try to break the bars, but to no avail. Ling slowly swam over. He touched the cold bar, which ran from floor to ceiling, about 7 feet. Is this… steel? Ling reached for his duffel bag which floated lamely above the water. He pulled out a small plastic tube and took off its cap. Yubi had stopped to see what Ling was doing. Ling took the tube and squeezed a bit of the thick, clear gel onto the bar. Lingshou had developed this ‘fast-dissolving’ solution a month ago. This solution easily thinned metals like steel and could fully dissolve a piece of metal within a few minutes. He also made the gel thick, for underwater use. Usually a steel bar like this would dissolve fairly quickly, but now it seemed to make little progress…
“Seastone.” A weak voice from behind him said. Ling turned and saw Allen floating lazily on top of the water. “This cell is made of Seastone.”
Dammit! Ling looked at the bar he had gelled. The edges of the bar were slowly fizzing. But the bar showed little signs of dissolving. Seastone… Of course they’d put Kiara in a cell made of Seastone! It was still better than nothing… Ling moved on the next bar and applied some gel onto it. Then he moved onto the next bar and emptied the tube. The frustrated Lingshou chucked the tube across the room. Three bars were now fizzing slowly under water. They were dissolving, but not nearly fast enough. The water reached Ling’s neck.
“Yubi!” Ling cried out.
Yubi nodded. He dove under and began pounding on the first fizzing bar. The bar had become thinner now, but breaking it was still trouble. Ling felt the shock of Yubi’s punches on the bar. A sinking sound went off behind him. Shit! Ling grabbed his duffel bag and dove under for Allen. He swam towards the opening of the room, remembering that Devil Fruit users lose power under seawater. Ling turned to look back at Yubi. The first bar broke, and Yubi continued attack the second bar. Yubi’s blood appeared as a red mist slowly permeating the water from his torn knuckles…
Ling swam through the door, dragging Allen behind him. He reached the bow of the ship, which was dangerously close to the water. Lingshou, exhausted, dropped Allen’s body onto the deck. The marines had all abandoned ship, and the only ones aboard were the party of 5. Ling waited a few moments for Yubi, who never appeared from out the door to the cells. The bow of the ship was almost parallel with the water now. And Ling threw Allen onto a nearby rowboat. Ling jumped on himself, and then slowly rowed the boat to shore.
He reached the shore, and saw a nearby campfire. Sitting there was Yubi. Beside him were the bodies of Kiara and Spike. Ling dragged Allen next to them.
Ling spoke, “You broke the bars, then took those two and swam through a hole you made in the ship?”
Yubi didn’t respond. A white cloth poorly bandaged Yubi’s hands. Red stains could be seen under the cloth.
Ling stood up. “Thank you…Yubi.” Ling then kicked sand into the flame. The flamed died as Ling spoke, “Remember what happened last time we had a fire?”
Yubi smirked. “So… what do we do now?”
Ling replied, “The ship that captured us, was the main battleship. After we were captured, the other marine ships assumed the mission was accomplished and set sail back to their HQ. However, the main ship sunk.” Ling pointed at the small triangle above the water, which used to be a ship. “And the marines on it abandoned ship. So until those marines reach their HQ and tell everyone the 5 fugitives escaped… We are safe. Meaning until then, we must find a boat and get the hell out of here.”
“And how much time do you suppose we have?”
Ling smirked. “At most… 1 hour.”
Yubi spoke, "1 hour? Good enough...
By the way, Kiara's dead."
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"Kiara is dead" Said Yubi.
Spike, frozen in his tracks by the beach, swirled around and ran over to Kiara, immediately checking her pulse. His eyes widened and he fell onto his back, tears welling up.
"What the hell..." He swallowed..."WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED!?" He bellowed into the glowing night sky.
Yubi turned and looked at him with sad eyes. "I....I'm sorry" He said under his breath.
"No..." Stuttered Spike, "It isn't your fault..." He continued..."It was mi-" "It was nobodys!" Inturupted Lingshou, as Allen, Yubi and Spike looked at him. "We did all that we could..." Allen coninued, "We did..everything that...we could have" He said as he skulked off into the wood nearby. Spike, breathing normall again, walked over back to the shore and slumped down.
"why.." He said
Yubi sat down by the fire, and said nothing.
Lingshou, holding in his sorrow, walked over to Kiara. He bent down to take Kiara's pule, in case Spike and Yubi didn't know how. His hand reached down with his index and middle fingers to take the pulse.
"Nothing" He breathed, "Nothing.." He repeated..."WHY NOTHING!" He shouted as he pulled away and wondered down the shore line.
Yubi thought as the others were harsh to him for his stupid mistake,"Why?! Why was i dumb enough to think I could overpower an entire warship? What a fool I was. ’Hey why not take over a sinking warship?’ I forgot that I needed the whole to get in and before I know it I’m responsible for the deaths of two people. Stupid marines ruin everything.”
They headed back and Yubi knew this was his chance to make a difference. ”If I save them that’ll make it fair. I put them in danger and get them out of it. Like with the fire. Only...I’m just putting them in danger and barely getting them out before more danger. As soon as this is done I’ll offer to leave”
Yubi had soon realized that it was no use. He had broken the first two bars but the opening was barely big enough. He decided to pound the floor swim under the bars and rescue them. He was soon met with success as he punched through the floor. The cell floor thank goodness, wasn't seastone. A little bit longer and he had them free. Swimming down he broke a second whole through the bottom of the ship. It made it sink faster but it was also the fastest way out.
He carried Spike and Kiara underwater, frantic. Swimming as fast as he could because he had no idea how long it took for a human to die underwater. He got on shore and started pumping water out of both the bodies. He had gotten all of the water he could and so he listened to them breathing. Spike was but...Kiara wasn’t. Noticing some wood Yubi made a fire and also tore some of his sahs for a little bandaid on his wound.
When Allen and Ling arrived Yubi told them, by that time Spike had awakened, “Kiara is dead.”
Yubi payed no attention to the conversation but he did catch that they had about an hour. He felt that all he could've done was accomplished and so asked them, "Do you think I should leave? All I've given you is grief."