Author: Aurea Candel PM
Luffy and Co set out to find and free the lonely 'girl in the sky'from the legend, Air. Mostly a Luffy-centric story.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Luffy & Straw Hats P. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,204 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 09-02-12 - Published: 02-13-12 - id: 7830133
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Aurea: this is chapter two of Air, if you've watched the anime you'll notice that the second half is every similar to Misuzu's meeting with Yukito. Also, if you haven't watched it, i really recommend that you do, its really good!
Docking on the far side of Kasumi, hidden by the deep green forest that lined the edge of the town, the strawhats stood in a single line as Nami did a head count. Zoro. Usopp. Sanji. Chopper. Robin. Franky and… nothing. Nami scowled and the empty spot on the floor where Luffy was meant to be standing.
"Guess he got away." Zoro said in a bored monotone voice. Just as Nami was about to shout out him he waved a hand in dismissal. "Oh come on Nami, this island is way too quiet; he'll get bored and come back soon." Nami couldn't help but agree. This island was perfect. It was quiet enough for them to relax and too quiet for Luffy to cause trouble.
"Ok then, I guess we should get going." She said, heading towards the narrow stone path that winded through the forest. "Kasumi should be on the other side of this forest, and knowing Luffy he's probably followed the smell of food all the way into the town so I'm sure we'll find him there already."
As the crew gathered their belongings from the ship a gentle breeze blew through Nami's ginger locks as she walked down the stony path in the forest, bringing with it the fresh smell of the sea. she smiled and stretched her arms in anticipation, the beach was only a few kilometers away.
"You seem to be rather excited" A gentle voice asked from behind. Robin stood smiling, eyes shining mysteriously as she looked over the horizon. In her hand was the small book, the same one she had read to them back on the ship.
"Of course, I've been waiting for a break like this! What about you Robin? You seem to be enjoying this too. Or are you still thinking about that story?" Nami replied, gesturing to the book in Robin's hand. Robin half nodded then shook her head. Still gazing into the sky, Robin said, almost solemnly, "I don't know about that, but I have the feeling that something unforgettable is waiting for us here"
"Ahhh I'm hungrryy" Luffy whined weakly, his stomach growled hungrily in reply as he rolled around on the sandy beach.
Earlier he had wondered into town (as Nami predicted) after following the smell of fresh food, but once he'd arrived the shop owner refused to serve him because he had no money. The wind blew some sand into his mouth as he lay with his tongue out, making he cough and belch loudly, scaring away the sea gulls that had gathered nearby. As the seagulls rushed away Luffy heard a childish giggle from behind.
Sitting on the rock wall a few meters away, a young golden haired girl watched him with her hand covering her giggling mouth.
"Are you thirsty? Do you want me to buy you a drink?" she asked innocently as she jumped off the wall and ran to his side, her short black dress floating above her knees as she bounced around. While Luffy was indeed hungry, her question had him realize that he was actually thirstier and so he happily accepted her offer. He waited for her at the top of the rock wall as she made her way to the vending machine, tripped over her own feet, twice, then ran back to him holding to small, muddied cartons of juice.
"Ah, sorry" she said as she wiped the juice with the cloth of her dress. "Here, peach paradise, my favorite drink."
She passed him the carton that was a little less squashed than hers and Luffy, being Luffy, took it without hesitation and gulped it down as quickly as he could. However as he drank his face contorted into one of disgust and he immediately spat out the drink and threw away the carton.
"Eww that was disgusting!" he said as he wiped his tongue with the back his hand. The young girl ran after the carton and wiped it clean again before drinking it herself, making Luffy stare at her with a grimace.
"Why would you do that, don't you like it?" she asked sadly.
"No! Who would like something like that?" he shouted shaking his fist at her.
"Gao" She said sadly as she cringed back. Luffy lowered his arm as she retreated. He felt kind of bad after he realized that she had given him the drink with good intentions. He was about to apologize when a rumble in his stomach reminded him of his dilemma. He was too hungry to begin his adventure and he had no money to eat.
"Are you hungry?" the girl asked, seemingly forgetting the fact that she was momentarily scared of him. She offered to take him to her house for lunch, and though Luffy was doubtful as to what she was planning to feed him this time. But after another rumble of his stomach he decided that anything would do and so he agreed to go.
"By the way, I'm Luffy, who are you?" he asked as they walked down the road that led from the beach to her house. Taking his hand in hers she started running towards her house with childish happiness that was similar to Luffy's own nature.
"Luffy-san! Luffy-san" She said eagerly. "My name is Misuzu. Kamio Misuzu, Nice to meet you!"
The end. I hope you enjoyed it!