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Ellie stared up at the ship, still indecisive. She had things in her own little boat that she needed, so she always had the option of turning her back to the crew... but something was calling to her to just come aboard the ship and find her way to wherever L.T.-sama was going to take them. And besides, everyone looked nice enough... for strange pirates. Taking a deep breath, Ellie slowly walked forward before climbing up the side of the ship, vaulting over the edge of the deck before landing and looking around. It wasn't a large ship, that was for sure, but it was much better than her little dingy.
"I'll join you L.T-sama," she said, voice wavering slightly as she spoke. "It would be dangerous to proceed without a doctor... so I'll stay and make sure everything is all right," she chanced a small smile, still trying to will the steel slowly creeping along her skin to go away. She could feel the skin on the sides of her legs shifting as well, almost bonding to the thin strips of metal strapped to the inside of her pants. She tilted her head to the side, thinking back on her new captain's words as well as what she knew of the Davy Back Fights she had witnessed over her years of travelling. Giving what she knew of the fights, it was a three coin game with a captain versus captain fight and a Groggy Ring battle prefered as two of the three. While she didn't really like fighting pointlessly, she knew that her Devil Fruit ability would be useful in defense in the Groggy Ring. "I-I would be willing to participate in a Davy Back fight, Boss-san," she said, unconsciously holding her herbs closer to her body. "I-It would probably be best, since we could both win a ship a-and become known in the pirate world," she didn't mean to stutter, but it just came out. She hadn't said so much to one person in a very long time.
L.T. opened one eye and looked at Ellie, and smiled and said, "Yosh, welcome to the crew, and I thank you." He sat up and said, "So, you want to go the Davy Back fight route, and you wish to help, well, that's good, my plan is to do a two round fight, and I guess your devil fruit ability would be really helpful in such a battle, we just need to pick the other two now." L.T. put a hand on her shoulder and said softly, "If you want to pull out before the actually battle, then that's fine, welcome to the crew, hopefully it'll help you relax and become more open." Walking past her, L.T. looked at the other crew members and asked, 'Have you thought of the course we'll take?"
Looking from Ellie to LT El said "I'm fine about either course we take but there is no way I'll be able to compeate in a Davy Back Fight. Something like that is just out of my league. And if everything goes wrong in this Davy Back Fight I'll be off to find my next commision. I suppose thats fair"
Relaxing now that she said her peice El looked around at the rest of the 'crew' and began to wonder what the rest would say
Daniel nervously joined the rest of the”crew”, after nodding to the captain, who seemed to be the man he first encountered. No surprise, the man really held some authority.
The people gathered, were not few, and being in the same room as many others always gave Daniel a terrible itch. ‘What did I sign up for…?’
Then a discussion about a Davy Back Fight began. Daniel had heard about those fights, and even caught sight of a few. In quite a few, the outcome had been bitter tears and fear for one of the crews. Still, the winners would receive both honour and a member, or even a ship.
One of the people shyly stated that her Devil’s Fruit skill would be of help. ‘Oh my Lord…Devil’s fruit users…two of them!’ Daniel thought, as he tried to hide behind the others.
There really wasn’t much to say for Daniel. His skills in rifle may be above average, but in most of the other sports, he simply ended up being the loser. ‘I’ll just keep out of the conversation, I think…’ Daniel thought and looked towards the others, waiting for someone to speak.
Mariella sat, watching the others, listening to the conversation, it was a while before she spoke. "While I am unlikely to be much help in any direct physical competition, I believe the Davy Back is best way to go about this, in fact I believe we are well suited to this. If all goes well, we get a ship for free, that the previous owners can't try and reclaim outside of a Davy Back without losing face." Mariella paused briefly before continuing. "Now if the worst were to happen, well, this is the least painful point for any one to leave a crew. We haven't had any grand adventures together, we don't yet have fond memories, we have no treasure to divide, I at least don't have a bounty, though I can't say the same off the top of my head about any of you, and we are not anywhere particularly dangerous." Stretching a little, she covered her mouth with one hand as she yawned, before saying "If you will all excuse me, I am in need of rest." Bowing her head slightly to the others, before wandering off to find a sleeping place.
''I'll be in the davy back fight,'' said Hayato. ''anyone else?'' he asked.
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"Damn boy, thinking he can just order us around... after this Davy Back Fight, I think that fan wielding boy will have an accedent, one that will cost him his life." The captain then headed inside to his room, but when he was neer the door he was pulled from behind by his first mate "WAIT" he yelled at the captian "Think about his clearly".
"ABOUT WHAT!" shouted the captian in anger
"ABOUT WHAT WE CAN GAIN" shouted the first mate back "you'v seen this guy fight, he'll win us this Davy fight"
"I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE FIGHT I'M GOING TO KILL THAT FAN WILDING WIND-BAG!" shputed the captain
"We can get new crew members" said the first mate, holding the enraged captain "then we could finish him"
"Now i see what you mean!" said the captain happly an evil grin crossing his mouth "a strong pirate gotta have a good crew! that's why you'r my first mate always thinking things through"
"Alright, we have two people for the Black Davy Fight, and we need one more, who will be the one who steps up?" L.T. asked, sitting forward and looking at the crew. L.T. sighed and said, "I would, but I can't do two things when I already have to do the captain battle."
Rez climbed aboard the ship behind everyone else and stayed quiet for a moment. At the mention of Ellie's devil fruit ability Rez says, "Ahh who would have guessed? Too good to be true, pretty and smart, but then the devil fruit ability.... perfect! What next? Can you read minds and turn lead into gold too? Just kidding, just kidding! I have to admit though, you are one of a kind, to put it one way."
"LT, I'm gonna have to agree with everyone on this, the fights will probably be best in this situation. It provideds publicity as Ellie said, and the ship wouldn't be contested after that, it would without a doubt be under your command. And it gives another opportunity..." He flips his hair out of his eyes, so he can make a moment of eye contact with LT before his eyes are veiled again.
"I volunteer for the fight, assuming you have no objections. I'll use this to determine if I join your crew for sure or not. Not merely based on the win, but on the fight itself. I want to see how exactly this crew fights its battles. I apologize if I'm sounding high and mighty, I don't mean to, but it's just what I do."
L.T. smiled and stod up and said, "Good, very good. I am happy that you wish to help in this situation, so now it's our time to start." L.T. jumped backwards, his shell shield on his back as he landed on the roof of a close by building. "Go to the Golden Jolly Rodger hotel, and I'll meet you there. It's towards the back of the town, it's the large hotel with a stadium next to it." He said, and once more jumped away, towards where he was sure the windmill Pirates where.
He landed on the dock a few feet away from the ship, and with another jump, he jumped up and landed on the bow of the ship, the entire ship dipping into the water slightly, making sure people knew he was there. "I've come here to challenge your captain to a Davy Back Fight, two challenges." L.T. said, smiling as he looked at the people. "Go get the "Captain" first mate, and quickly." The "ex-captain" said, and the first mate ran off down below deck.
All spots in the Davy Back Fight seemed to be filled. But who were they up against? There was a rumour about the Windmill pirates being in the town. ‘Hopefully not…’ Daniel thought as he silently started making his way towards the “Golden Jolly Roger” hotel.
Though the whole affair seemed interesting, there was no doubt that Daniel had never done this under normal circumstances.
At the hotel, Daniel nervously ordered a juice without looking at the bartender. He hated alcohol and especially the effects of it so a juice would be the natural choice.
Daniel wasn’t sure when the others were coming, so he decided to order another juice. Today, the juice had a special taste, it was perfect.
After the fifth juice, Daniel was feeling strange. He actually had the courage to ask the bartender: “What kind of juice is this…?” The bartender answered that it was sake mixed with juice. “WHAT?!” Daniel screamed out.
After arguing with the bartender, he swiftly seated himself in the sofa near the bar. Alcohol and he was no good combination. From what he had heard, on his early days, he became a talkative idiot when drinking alcohol.
"No need to" said Kaze to the first mate while standing at the entrence to the ship.
"oh your the captian?" asked L.T and moves towards Kaze.
"I came to challenge you to a Davy back fight" he said "a two coin mach"
Kaze looked at L.T. exmening his opponent "I exept" he said slightly grinning.
"Great" replied L.T. returining a grin, Kaze and L.T. shook hands and L.T. jumped off the ship and as he walked away he waved and said "Then tomorow at the stadium". "sure thing ossan" said Kaze and went back inside "this will be interesting" he said to himself.
Heading into the hotel El saw the marksman sitting by himself. Looking around noone else from the 'crew' had arrived yet so what money would be left from paying this tab with Rez off wouldn't leave her with much, 'maybe I can get the marksman to get me a couple'. Walking up to the bar El ordered a pint and headed over to the marksman.
Asking the marksman "Hi I'm Elena, you must be the marksman who also joined with LT who may you be and what reason you join for." she sat down on the sofa opposite him.
L.T. walked down the streets slowly, his head hanging slightly. "Ossan... Ossan... I mean... sure, I'm over 80, but I look 20ish... without this gray and white beard..." He said quietly. L.T. stopped in the middle of the street, the moon directly over head, and he raised his fist about chest high and he said, "If it takes another year, I'll prove that I am just as energetic as any 20 year old!"
L.T. then continued walking, thinking about what the time was. "It should be about 2 am, I have about 5 hours till I need to make sure my group is ready to play." L.T. looked around, and then stopped and looked around. "... I got lost again... I really need to stick to roof jumping..." He said, walking forward, trying to figure out a good way to get to the hotel. "It was either a left or a right at this corner... or was it the other corner... great..." L.T. said, deciding not to jump from roof to roof because of his heavy shield. "Which way is coldest... that's a good way to figure out which way to go..." He said, rubbing his chin.
Rez strolled down the street in his usual lackadaisical manner. He smiled at the thought of the upcoming challenges. It would be a good way to loosen himself up after months of work. The sky was still dark in the night and few people were still moving about on the streets. He patted down his chest pocket, checking for his knife. 'I know it's always there. I would never get so careless as to lose that particular piece of cutlery. Although if I did, I'm sure I'd go ballistic.' He laughed quietly to himself. He adjusted his vest so it fit tighter to keep the night chill away.
As he walked along he walked by a corner, passing by what appeared to be a confused looking ossan carrying a shield on his back. Ignoring him, Rez followed his path toward the hotel. After turning a few more corners Rez thought to himself, 'You know, that guy looked a lot like LT. Naa couldn't be, no way he could simply have gotten lost going to a place that he himself told us to meet. Must be some other weirdo.' And with that he was already too far off to check back on the man.
Mariella had been about to sleep when she heard L.T. say "Go to the Golden Jolly Rodger hotel, and I'll meet you there. It's towards the back of the town, it's the large hotel with a stadium next to it.", this was followed by what sounded like some, possibly all of the others leaving the ship 'Oh well, so much for sleep' she thought, stretching. She took some of the money from her pack, putting it in a small pouch, may as well by the crew a few drinks if they were going to be up all night. Picking up her mandolin gently, and sliding the strap over her shoulder, she left the ship, heading to the hotel, she was tired and a little chilly, so she headed a slightly longer way, past a street where she knew there was a little all night coffee shop.
As she walked, the coffee warming her, she noticed someone who appeared to be the captain, he was walking in the wrong direction, she smiled "Lost captain?" she called out, shaking her head slightly 'I certainly hope we find a navigator.' "The hotel is this way, come on." Mariella said, heading off towards to the hotel.
L.T. turned around, saw the musician, and ran over and lifted her with both arms. "I'm glad I could find someone I know." He said, spinning her around in his arms. He put her down, coughed, and said, "Thanks... I guess I should appolgize for the entire thing... well, lead the way Mariella." L.T. said, waiting for her to lead the way.
Feeling a little odd, after being spun around, Mariella straightened her clothing, and laughed softly. "This way captain." she said sweetly, sliding her mandolin around a beginning to play softly. "I feel a bit awkward for not being able to help with the Davy Back fight. If it isn't too much trouble, I would like to learn to fight. If we are leaving town soon, I would like to know what kind of weapon if any I should purchase before we leave. I'm sorry to say I know very little about combat." She smiled as she spoke, fingers never stopping the tune.
L.T. looked at Mariella, and thought about what she said. "Don't worry about it, I wasn't always the most helpful person either." L.T. smiled and put a hand on her shoulder, listening to the music. "Don't worry, I can train you, it might be hard a times, and sometimes it might be a bit confusing, but by the time I'm done, you will be a great fighter." L.T. said, and then thought and added, "What weapon would you want?"
"Hard and confusing don't worry me too much, I have studied music for a long time, but it wasn't always simple." she paused, taking time to think. "Something with reach, that is fairly light would probably be for the best, but I really don't know much about them. I don't know how easy or hard they are to use, nor the names for any other than the most common." She said, finishing one tune and beginning another. "The hotel is just up ahead." she said.
''Hey!'' said Hayato walking next to the two. ''Let's do this.'' he said with a grin.
Daniel was starting to feel unwell as he coughed a little too loud from his sofa. One of the ladies, who had joined L.T’s crew, entered the door. Daniel made another loud cough and noticed that the room was moving. ‘Be calm now! It’s the alcohol’ he thought and entered the state of calmness. The whole try failed, and Daniel actually started feeling the urge to vomit.
The young lady, who seemed to be aged somewhere between 18 and 25, ordered a pint and sat down on the sofa opposite to his.
"Hi I'm Elena, you must be the marksman who also joined with LT who may you be and what reason you join for." she said.
Daniel wasn’t exactly feeling well, but the words kept coming out of his mouth: “Hey there young Lady! Correct, I’m the marksman of marksmen who decided to join L.T, aye,” he started and lifted his head up again after letting it fall down on the sofa. Daniel was drunk, but very able to speak; “Daniel Madera at your service!” he exclaimed towards her with a huge grin.
“I joined the crew to achieve….to do…to become…” Daniel tried to continue but his words and mind were not in coherence. “Guess I don’t really know, lady….What about you? What reasons does a beautiful young lady have to become a pirate?” Daniel continued.
The normally shy Daniel spoke as if he was some kind of spokesman and waited on Elenas response and hoped she had not notice him being nearly wasted…
L.T. jumped slightly as Hayato happened to appear from no where. "WHere did you come from?" He asked, looking at the swordsman. "I mean... I've been gone for about an hour, and you happen to just randomly walk into us... creepy." He said, shaking his head.
''I was here all this time.'' said Hayato.
"The marksman of marksman is one hell of a title to give yourself Daniel, and the shot you made ealier was impresve worthy of that title. But it is a good reason to join for." Taking a good draw on her pint and waching Daniel's eyes roll around the room El knew he was drunk but continued anyway. "I don't quite know why I joined but I suppose it's cause LT was the first to ask and I suppose because it's starting to get boring here reparing the same ships under new flags."
Finshing her pint El looked at Daniel and asked "Can I get you a coffie or do you want something else?"