|A Map to Remember Her By
Author: Lonely Wayfarer PM
Based on Animaniac Dude's The Will of D. The Strawhats have fallen. Luffy is the only left after the Marines attacked them in Raftel. But deep inside a cave, Luffy finds two devil fruits that not only hold incredible power but that can speak to him. Now with his new found abilities, the captain of the Strawhats will set out to save his friends and make powerful, new allies. LuNaRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Luffy & Nami - Chapters: 6 - Words: 31,602 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 05-10-13 - Published: 03-01-13 - id: 9060108
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A Map to Remember Her By
"Come on! Hurry!"
Tears fell from Nami's eyes as she helped her captain who was injured thanks to the attacks of Akainu and the two other Admirals. Luffy's left arm was frozen from the shoulder to his hand while his other arm had holes in them caused by the beams of light that went through him like bullets. Severe burns covered the rest of his body. He struggled to catch up with Nami as she slowed down often to make sure he was okay.
Just the day before, everyone was fine. They had a party in celebration of finally reaching Raftel, the island where the legendary One Piece laid. All of their hardships were finally rewarded; Zoro had defeated Mihawk when Wado cut straight through Mihawk's sword breaking it in two. Robin found the last Ponyglyph and had uncovered the mystery of the lost century. Sanji found the All-Blue, it was filled with fish from all the seas in the world along with its own species. Chopper was able to cure near all ailments in the world and lived his life under a pirate flag. Usopp had become a brave warrior who showed no fear in battle and would fight from either far away or up close and personal depending on the situation at hand. Franky built and was the shipwright of his dreamboat, one that could sail in the harshest of waters unharmed. Brook fulfilled his promise to Laboon as Raftel was surprisingly close to the Red Line and he was able to play loud enough for the whale to hear. And Nami had just finished a small part of her world map as she finished drawing the last island in the Grand Line.
Then disaster struck. The marines somehow knew that the Strawhats had reached Raftel and they sent a massive fleet, bigger than the ones sent by Buster Calls, to destroy the pirates. After a long and treacherous fight against the Admirals and a near endless horde of Vice-Admirals, Luffy and Nami could no longer fight and they were forced to run into a cave in the middle of the island but the Admirals followed them and were catching up to them. As the two nakama limped and ran for their lives, a beam of light passed through the small space in between both of their heads. "Monkey D. Luffy!" shouted the fleet admiral, "If you surrender now, we may let that friend of yours ago." Before Luffy could respond, Nami placed a hand in his mouth knowing full well that her captain is willing to sacrifice himself for his nakama. Luffy looked at her determined eyes and then at the other hand that wasn't preventing him from speaking and noticed she was carrying her unfinished map, he remembered that she told the crew that she was going to draw the last corner of the island which they haven't explored yet and then she returned running and telling them that the marines had come.
Even though he wasn't allowed to offer himself for the life of his nakama, he still needed to do something or else he and Nami would die at the hands of the approaching marines. He noticed an immense cluster or stalagmites above them. As soon as they passed the stalagmites, he broke free of his navigator's grasp and turned around. "Gomu Gomu no Pistol!" what little fighting strength he had left, he sent a fist right in the middle of the cluster with his now unfrozen arm as the Admirals passed below the falling rocks. One by one they fell causing a huge cloud of dust that finally disappeared after a full minute. Nami fell to the ground, tears still rolling down towards her chin. Luffy tried to maintain his composure as his eyes also began filling with water.
"The-They're gone… 'sniff' they're really gone…" Nami said to herself, remembering her fallen comrade. Each and everyone fell under the hands of the marines, some even sacrificed themselves to buy Luffy and Nami some time. "I'm sorry Nami," Luffy said with a sad tone in his words, "This is my fault. I trained for two years to become strong enough to defend all of you, to no longer lose anyone I cared for. But it wasn't enough!" His straw hat covered his eyes, he didn't want Nami to know he was crying, it would show a sign of total despair and it would make her feel even worse. Everything was just fine up until the morning, and then an hour later they were in this cave trying to stay alive.
Nami got up and walked up to Luffy and embraced him in a caring hug hoping to make him feel better but he just stood there, he didn't react at all. He felt like a complete failure that can't even defend the people he loves. After a minute or so, Nami broke the hug, "Come on captain, we have to go before others arrive." Luffy looked at her with sad, red eyes and gave a nod. He slowly began walking forward, trying to ignore the pain of his injuries, Nami followed closely behind but then she heard a weird sizzling sound behind them. She turned around and saw that one of the fallen stalagmites had a glowing red spot, her eyes widened at the realization.
"LUFFY LOOK OUT!" Nami pushed her captain away as a stream of magma shot out and it went straight through Nami. Luffy fell to the ground on his stomach and then turned around to see her on the floor with a hole on her chest near to where her heart is and a rock that was melting because of the lava. "NAAAAAMIIIIIIII!" He stood up and ran towards her, then Luffy fell on his knees and held Nami by her neck and lower back. "NAMI! WAKE UP! DON'T DIE! PLEASE!" Luffy began shaking the body of the orange-haired girl in a vain attempt to get her up. He shut his eyes in an attempt to stop the tears but water still escaped from them as he held his last nakama in his arms.
"luffy…" He opened his eyes and saw Nami give him a small smile with a stream of blood leaking from her mouth, "Nami! You're alive! Come on we have to get out of here and find someone to-" She placed a finger on his lips, "I think it's too late for that captain." Luffy grabbed her hand from his mouth and held it tightly "Don't say that Nami! You're going to be fine! You have to finish your dream! You have to finish your map! You still have to live!" "And you have to go… captain," she moved her head a bit towards the fallen stalagmites. Luffy looked at where she was pointing and saw that magma was leaking out slowly and began forming a pair of feet.
"Thank you for everything, Luffy. I know it hasn't been very long, but these past few years with you guys have been the best of my life. You still have your dream, Luffy. Go find One Piece. Go become king of the pirates. Go and be free…" Nami's body went limp on his arms, her smile disappeared and her eyes closed. Luffy just looked at her in disbelief. His navigator, his last friend, his last nakama… had died.
Luffy looked back at the stalagmites and saw that Akainu's feet were now done and that his legs were forming. He gently set Nami on the ground and moved his hands over her soft, long hair before standing up and walking away. He turned around to see her one more time but noticed that her hand was still holding on tightly onto her map. Luffy walked towards her again and took the map as her hand seemingly opened by itself. "Good-bye… Nami," Luffy turned and began running deeper into the cave while setting the map in his hat and putting it back on.
He ran for what seemed like an eternity, the adrenaline that was pumping through his body had dissipated as the pain came back at full force but he didn't care, he wanted to respect Nami's last wish by finding the One Piece. All of a sudden, he felt something weird. It felt as if water had filled the cave although there was none of it and that time had stopped around him. He felt weird shockwaves of sorts move through out the cave, it felt as if something was calling the rubber man. He once again began running to where the shockwaves were coming from but the closer he got, the more they became frequent and powerful. Luffy's strength began to disappear. At first, it didn't feel like much but reached a point in which he could no longer walk but he couldn't give up. The Admiral may still be chasing after him.
The Strawhat captain fell on the ground and began to crawled to find where this mysterious energy was coming from as the shockwaves kept hitting him harder and harder. He turned a corner and there he found. No it wasn't the legendary One Piece that was before him, it was something more… majestic. It was a tree with weird marking on it similar to the ones on devil fruits, it had leaves of a weird color, one that few know how to describe. Luffy couldn't move, it was unclear to him whether or not it was because of sheer awe or that he had no more strength left in him. Footsteps were heard echoing through out the cave which snapped Luffy back into reality. There was no time left. He tried to stretch out and grab onto the tree but his powers no longer worked. The footsteps grew louder, Luffy once again began to crawl towards the tree. As he did, little seeds of either the color blue or gray came into view. He noted that they also had the same markings as the devil fruits.
Luffy was less than a meter away from the tree. The shockwaves were now blasting into his face with full force, he stretched his arm as much as he could towards it. The footsteps no longer echoed because they were insanely close. Finally, his fingertips touched the tree before he passed out, and the shockwaves stopped. A bright light came from above. Luffy looked up, his eyes widened, the leaves of the tree glowed either blue or gray and the seeds began merging together with their same colored brethren. After watching the spectacle for a few seconds, only two seeds remained, only that they weren't seeds. They were devil fruits. One was as blue as the sea and the other one was onyx colored like his eyes. Luffy felt his energy return to him. He stood up just as the devil fruits fell.
He caught both of them, one on each hand. A strong forced surged through his body just by touching the fruits, a power that seemed to show unlimited potential. But then he felt a bright red light coming from behind as the cave suddenly felt a lot hotter. Luffy turned around and saw a jet of lava come towards him. Before he could react, the onyx colored devil fruit glowed as everything came to a near halt. The lava stream was still moving towards Luffy but at a much slower pace. In fact everything was moving slow, even the marine Admiral was moving slow as a smile was slowly coming to his face as if he has won. Luffy moved away from the trajectory of the elemental ballistic and the devil fruit stopped glowing. Everything went back to normal speed and the magma hit the tree leaving a tiny burn mark.
"Wha-WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!" Akainu had a face that seemed both surprised and angry, "Stand still Strawhat, and I promise you that you will die a less painful death than your brother." Luffy's confused look suddenly turned into one of anger, the sea colored devil fruit began glowing as if powered by the boy's emotions. The shockwave from before started again. The source of the power was coming from the now glowing devil fruit. Only this time it was no longer affecting Luffy. Akainu on the other hand began screaming, "AAAAHHHH! WHAT FOUL TRICKERY ARE YOU PLAYING WITH ME YOU DAMN PIRATE!" Luffy just stared at him with hateful eyes, the shockwaves became stronger and stronger as Luffy moved closer and closer to the Admiral. Then Akainu's legs were slowly turning to stone as dark as obsidian, "What's going on?! Why can't I use my powers anymore?! What's happening?!" His limbs kept turning into stone in the same rhythm as the shockwaves. The Admiral's head was the only body part left that was still moving and uncovered, "No I can't die! I can't die at the hands of a filthy pir-" The stone crept into his mouth and shut him up. The shockwaves stopped as Luffy set both fruits on the ground. He stretched his arms backwards as much as he could, "This is for Ace and my nakama. GOMU GOMU NO BAZOOKA!"
Luffy hit Akainu's body with an immense amount of force that he created a shockwave of his own. The place fell silent as if nothing had happened until the Admiral's body began cracking from the torso and then the cracks began to spread all over his body. Then the stoned body broke into tiny little fragments. Akainu was no more. Luffy felt a great amount of joy and sadness, he didn't like killing people but this man caused so much suffering to him that it felt… good in a sinister way. But he also regretted not having the power to stop this man before he killed everyone he loved. Luffy pulled his hat down onto his eyes, he had a weird feeling of peace, telling him it was all over.
"hey kid…" a faint whisper came from behind. Luffy lifter his head up and turned around but nobody was behind him. "down here rubber boy" it was another voice different from the one he heard before yet he obliged. He looked down and saw both devil fruits glowing. "Hello there Strawhat," both fruits said in unison. Luffy, surprised by the talking fruits, fell to the ground, "You, you, you 'gulp' YOU CAN TALK?!" "Yes, we are both the strongest of all the devil fruits, I am Mizu," said the sea colored fruit. "And I am Jikan," said the onyx colored devil fruit. Luffy just stared at them not knowing what to do. Jikan took initiative, "We present to you a choice for reaching this far into the Grand Line." "Your reward can either be regaining your ability to swim and great power," said Mizu. "Or the power to go back in time and receive the One Piece." "But careful with your decision for if you chose me you won't be able to save your friends." "But if you choose me instead, you won't have the strength necessary to save them or reach the One Piece." Then they said in unison, "So choose wisely."
"But wait," said Luffy, "I already have eaten a devil fruit, won't I die if I eat another?" "That is true," said Jikan, "but we are not ordinary devil fruit for the demons inside of us seek to aid the one worthy of acquiring our power." Luffy's brow stood up while he smirked at the sudden realization. "So if I eat you guys, you can't hurt me right?" Luffy said just to verify that his suspicions are correct, "That's right, we only seek to aid you on your quest but be careful on who you choose for it may cost you your friends, or your own liIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFE!"
Luffy grabbed both of the fruits as they screamed in confusion, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!" He then stuffed both Mizu and Jikan at into his mouth at the same time while they screamed at him, "YOU CAN'T EAT US BOTH! THAT'S NOT HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO WORK YOU RUBBER BRAINED IDIOT!" "Whhy nhot? Ywou ghuys sais ywou cwan't wurt 'GULP' me." Luffy swallowed them both at the same time as both devil fruits shouted at him in unison, "YOU FOOL! YOU HAVE MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE! NOW FACE THE CONSEQUENCES!" Luffy felt a sensation, a terrible sensation, one that he hasn't experience in many years only two times as worse. He began spitting onto the ground begging it to stop, soon enough he began gagging as the voice from the two fruits began laughing at him with an evil chuckle. "You have brought this upon yourself mortal," said Jikan. "Now DIE and join the rest of your friends!" shouted Mizu. Luffy started gasping for air, his face became greener than Zoro's hair until his body fell limp onto the ground, his tongue sticking out and his eyes completely blank.
"What a daring little boy, thinking that he could tame us both. He had guts but his selfishness was his undoIIIIIING!" Luffy all of a sudden sat up and gave a stretch, Mizu and Jikan just made a continuous 'aaaaaaa' sound surprised that the boy was still alive. "Wow," said Luffy, "You guys taste worse than the Gomu Gomu fruit, I was about to throw you guys up!" He gave a small chuckle, Mizu and Jikan finally stopped making the previously mentioned weird noise. "YOU SHOULD BE DEAD!" "No I shouldn't, you guys said that you can't hurt me so I just decided to eat you both," Luffy stood up and shot his arms into the air. "Now I have the strength and the abilities to go back and save my naka-" An onyx glow surrounded the boy with the straw hat and before he even realized it he disappeared to god knows where.
Luffy slowly and steadily began to open his eyes to an unfamiliar surrounding. Everything seemed to have a weird shade of transparent blue on it similar to the one Mizu had. He looked around and found fish moving around him with large pieces of grass that stood up by themselves that swayed back and forth. 'What are fish and seaweed doing on land' Luffy thought to himself. He then took a good look at his surroundings and noticed how he was floating in midair or, in this case, midsea.
At the realization that he was underwater, Luffy grasped his neck as tightly as possible as if he were trying to keep air inside of him, "YOU FOOL! DON'T DO THAT! IF YOU DIE WE DIE ALONG WITH YOU!" A voice shouted from inside of Luffy who he ignored as he was preoccupied in strangling himself without knowing. "I'll take care of this," currents of water wrapped around Luffy's arms and pried his hands out of his neck, "Now breathe you imbecile." He took a quick gulp of water and Luffy felt the drowning sensation disappear from him.
"I-I can breathe?" "Yes you idiot you ate both of us remember?" said a voice that Luffy immediately recognized as the voice of Jikan, "EEHHHH! You guys are still here?! I ate you!" "Of course we are still here," said Mizu, "While we are conscious devil fruits, we should've disappeared into your psyche once you ate us but thanks to the fact that you ate us both and that there isn't enough room in that tiny little mind of yours for the three of us, we remain conscious."
"You still haven't answered my question, why can I breathe underwater?" Luffy moved his arms around, "And swim for that matter? Also we where are we?"
"BAKA!" said Mizu, "If you would have realized that my name is 'water' then you'd know I'm a devil fruit that can control water and its properties so now you can breathe underwater and you can also swim." "Lets not forget that we told you this before you ate us," said Jikan, "So if you were paying any attention and if you would have realized that my name is 'Time' then you'd know that I can control time. Also you'd realize that I just made us time travel."
"You guys are starting to sound a lot like Nami and her insu- 'GASP'! HER MAP!" Luffy took his hat off his head and looked inside believing that the map may be all crumpled up and damaged thanks to the water. He let out a sigh of relief seeing that the map looks as good as the day she began drawing on it. "It's a good thing Nami made the map with that Mystery Paper she got a few years back!" 'Mystery… Paper…?' thought Jikan and Mizu.
"Hey whose this Nami girl and why does the map only have the Grand Line while it holds a scale for it to be of the entire world?" asked Mizu but before Luffy could respond, Jikan said, "One sec, I'll check." Luffy felt as if his brain was rewinding and then playing every single event on his life, "Okay done, apparently the map is unfinished because the girl named Nami died who is Luffy's navigator from a small crew consisting of-" "I don't wanna hear you go on for years talking about the kid's life story, I can do that too you know." "Then why did you ask him?" "Shut the fuck up Jikan," Luffy felt blood rushing to his head as his life flashed before him again, "AAAAHHH! Stop that! It's getting really annoying," "Don't worry that's the last time, I promise." Said Mizu.
"Anyways you guys haven't answered my question, where are we?"
"I ALREADY FUCKING TOLD YOU WE TIME TRAVELED!"
"Oww! My head," he rubbed his temple for a bit, "I already knew that but when and where exactly?"
"We are in Raftel," Jikan said, "millions of years in the past, before the island has even surfaced and below you is the reward for your long journey." Luffy looked below him and saw the treasure which he was searching for since he began his journey from Foosha village. The One Piece lay before him, immense amounts of gold that make the city of gold look like a run down place, gems of many variations including ones that no one knew existed covered every square inch, and diamonds the size of cannonballs were found surrounding statues of ancient idols. The rubber boy never had much interest for treasure yet this staggered him. There was so much that it would give Nami a bigger nosebleed than Sanji if he were to go to Amazon Lily. Luffy tried to find words to describe the One Piece as much as he could but no words came to mind.
"Impressive isn't it?" Luffy just gave a nod in agreement as he finally had some words to say, "Wh-wha-wh-what is it doing down here and in a million years in the past?" "w, while Gol D. Roger did say that anyone who finds One Piece gets to keep it, he was still very stingy about his treasure. He made sure that only somebody daring or brave enough with strong enough willpower be able to get the treasure, too bad he didn't know there would be somebody as stupid as you," responded Mizu. "OI! Oh well anyways I have to go back so that I can rescue my nakama from the marines!"
"Hold on a second," said Jikan, "You can't go yet, you may have the power of the Mizu Mizu fruit and the Jikan Jikan fruit but you are still not ready. You already saw the amazing powers we hold but it was only because we were used to our bodies even though we were just fruits. Now we are infused as one, we no longer hold onto the same bodies we did for many years, not only that but you have three different devil fruits in your body which are all necessary for you to complete your quest while maintaining your nakama alive. Mastering all three will take you forever." "Then what am I supposed to do?"
"You will train here until you have mastered the basics of the Mizu Mizu fruit and Jikan Jikan fruit," said Mizu, "Yet that won't be enough to keep your friends alive in the final battle, but you've encountered powerful enemies in your travels. They may seem like horrible people but no one is born evil, they are forged that way. You will receive new nakama in your travels, people who you deemed unworthy of your respect. Now you will see a new side of them and you'll treat them like you treat the others. Together, you will make an unstoppable force that will make the Admirals tremble. Now get ready Monkey D. Luffy for your training begins now."
Hello everybody I am back and I bring you a new story, now before you ask the obvious question, yes, this is a story based off of Animaniac dude's The Will of D. Don't grab your pitchforks and torches yet because I didn't do this because I am trying to copy probably the best One Piece Fan Fiction ever but because it feels depressing of how it ended. Chapter 30 had a very sad LuNa moment and after that there are no more moments to tie things up between the two cause the guy probably abandoned it. He hasn't updated his story nor his profile so I think that he may have abandoned the story. But I felt that I couldn't leave the story at what it is now. So I decided to make this series which WILL be heavily based out of The Will of D. That includes the bad guys joining the crew and overthrowing the World Government though I will however leave out the entire ancient gods thing and also Gol D. Roger won't be alive here. Instead he is replaced by my own OC characters named after devil fruits, Mizu and Jikan. They will act as counselors to Luffy and help him make tough decisions as well as playing the good angel and the bad angel parts though I don't know which one should be which. Also I know the little rant that Animaniac did at the end of his 31st chapter who plagiarized his creation and Animaniac, if you read this I'm just doing this for complete love over your series and I hope that you update soon.
Now the second matter of business at hand is that I need a someone to help me Co-Write the stories. I wanna aim for one chapter a week but things are starting to get hectic with homework. What I need is someone who is good a writing fan scenes and that can also write the main plot if I, for whatever reason, can't do it myself that week. I want somebody who has experience writing fan fics like, for example, XFangHeartX. Also I would like to say I will not abandon this fic no matter what unless people want me to and if so is the case i'll set it for adoption. So now please review because then it makes me feel super motivated to keep writing and I may end up writing two chapters in a week if i get many reviews. Thank you for listening and I will see you next time (BTW despite the name of the fic, the romance will be more of a subplot than the main plot).